Zambia, since 1964 (top); Northern Rhodesia, 1939-1953, 1964 (bottom)
Happy Independence Day, Zambia! The Zambian flag often strikes people as weird because of how everything is shifted off to the right. But when you compare it with the old colonial flag you can kind of see where that arrangement came from. Take out the Union Jack, switch some colours around, and turn the wavy lines into vertical stripes, and you’ve basically got the Zambian flag.
Oh, and I guess you also have to get rid of the dead fish.
(designer: Gabriel Ellison [Zambia])