Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1968
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Other Peoples and Places
Events of 1968
January 31: Nauru gained independence from an Australian-administered Trusteeship. The flag depicted the island's location just below the Equator.
March 12: Mauritius became independent from the United Kingdom.
April 10: The Assyrian Universal Alliance adopted a new Assyrian flag depicting the ancient god Assur and three wavy stripes representing the Tigris, Euphrates, and Great Zab rivers.
May 21: The Navajo Nation adopted a flag designed by a local student. The central emblem showed four sacred mountains encircling a map of the nation, all beneath a rainbow.
May 28: Brazil added a 23rd star (representing Acre) to its flag.
Sometime in May: Writer Guy Cabort-Masson designed a flag for Martinique.
June 12: South-West Africa was renamed Namibia by the United Nations.
July 9: The Isle of Man adopted a new flag with the triskelion facing the opposite direction.
September 6: Swaziland became independent from the United Kingdom.
September 7: The Cherokee Peace Flag was raised at the Cherokee National Holiday celebration in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The flag is said to be based on a banner carried during the Trail of Tears.
September 16: Mexico adopted a new coat of arms and changed the ratio of its flag from 2:3 to 4:7.
October 12: Equatorial Guinea became independent from Spain.
November 11: The illegal minority-rule Rhodesian government adopted a new flag. (Not pictured above.) Though it was only in use for around a decade, it remains a favoured symbol of white supremacists to this day.
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