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Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1959

United Nations
Afghanistan
Albania
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Austria (civil)
Austria (state)
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Ceylon
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Czechoslovakia
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
El Salvador (state)
El Salvador (national)
El Salvador (civil)
Ethiopia (state)
Ethiopia (civil)
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
East Germany
West Germany (civil)
West Germany (state)
Ghana
Greece (land)
Greece (sea)
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti (civil)
Haiti (state)
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland (civil)
Iceland (state)
India
Indonesia
Iran (state)
Iran (civil)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
North Korea
South Korea
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malaya
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Morocco
Muscat and Oman
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Philippines
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Republic
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay (national)
Uruguay (Artigas)
Uruguay (Treinta y Tres)
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
North Vietnam
South Vietnam
Western Samoa
Yemen
Yugoslavia

Other Peoples and Places

Abu Dhabi
Ajman
Åland
Alaska
Algeria
Andorra
Assyria
Bahrain
Basque Country
British Honduras
Brittany
Brunei
Buddhism
Cameroon
Catalonia
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo-Brazzaville
Congo-Léopoldville
Corsica
Dahomey
Druze
Dubai
East Turkestan
England
Eritrea
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Fujairah
Gabon
Garifuna
Guam
Guernsey
Hawaii
Isle of Man
Ivory Coast
Jersey
Karen
Kathiri State
Kenya
Kurdistan
Kuwait
Latvia
Lithuania
Malagasy Republic
Malawi
Maldive Islands
Mali
Malta
Martinique
Mauritania
Nagaland
Netherlands Antilles
Niger
Nigeria
Palestine
Pan-African
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Qu'aiti State
Quebec
Ras al-Khaimah
Romani
Sarawak
Scotland
Shan
Sharjah
Sikkim
Singapore
Somalia
South Arabia
Suriname
Swaziland
Tanganyika
Texas
Tibet
Togo
Tonga
U.S. Virgin Islands
Umm al-Quwain
Upper Volta
Wales
Wallis and Futuna
West Indies Federation
Zambia
Zanzibar

Events of 1959

February 23: The modern flag of Wales was officially approved.
April 1: Mauritania adopted a flag.
April 4: The Sudanese Republic and Senegal united to form the Mali Federation.

June 1: Tunisia issued exact construction specifications for its flag.
June 29: Gabon adopted a flag. The green and blue stripes represented the forest and the sea, and thin yellow line represented the equator passing through the country. After independence the French flag was removed and the stripe was widened.
June 30: A legislative commission in Chad proposed adopted a plain green-yellow-red tricolour as its national flag. However, the flag was deemed to be too similar that of Mali and was never adopted.
July 4: The United States added a 49th star (for Alaska) to its flag.
July 14: Iraq adopted a new flag, exactly a year after the revolution that deposed the monarchy.
August 18: The Republic of Congo adopted a flag.
September 29: Upon becoming an autonomous protectorate, Brunei added an emblem to its flag.
September 30: The Nyasaland African Congress was reconstituted as the Malawi Congress Party. The country would become officially independent under the name Malawi five years later.
October 1: East Germany added an emblem to its flag.
October 1: Taiwo Akinkunmi, a college student, won a competition to design the national flag of Nigeria. A variation on his design without the red sun was adopted when Nigeria became independent the following year. Akinkunmi is still known as "Mr. Flag Man", and lives in a green and white house.
October 4: The United National Independence Party was formed in Zambia. Its flag would form the basis of the country's national flag when it became independent in 1964.
November 6: Chad adopted a flag.
November 16: Dahomey adopted a flag.
November 23: Niger adopted a flag.
December 3: The Ivory Coast adopted a flag.
December 3: Singapore adopted a flag.
December 9: Upper Volta adopted a flag. The three stripes stood for the three branches of the Volta River -- the Black, White, and Red Volta.
December 15: Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles adopted flags.