Bolivia (1825-1826)
Bolivia declared independence on 6 August 1825 under this frankly bizarre flag. The five stars on the central stripe (each within its own wreath of olive and laurel branches) represented the five departments of the time. Bolivia adopted a more normal looking tricolour the following year, but its stripes were in the order of yellow-red-green instead of red-yellow-green.

Bolivia (1825-1826)

Bolivia declared independence on 6 August 1825 under this frankly bizarre flag. The five stars on the central stripe (each within its own wreath of olive and laurel branches) represented the five departments of the time. Bolivia adopted a more normal looking tricolour the following year, but its stripes were in the order of yellow-red-green instead of red-yellow-green.