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Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1972

United Nations
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Austria (civil)
Austria (state)
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
Dahomey
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
Egypt
El Salvador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia (state)
Ethiopia (civil)
Fiji
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
Gabon
The Gambia
East Germany
West Germany (civil)
West Germany (state)
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti (state)
Haiti (civil)
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland (civil)
Iceland (state)
India
Indonesia
Iran (state)
Iran (civil)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Khmer Republic
North Korea
South Korea
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malagasy Republic
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Morocco
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Philippines
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Upper Volta
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
North Vietnam
South Vietnam
South Vietnam (communist opposition)
Western Samoa
North Yemen
South Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia

Other Peoples and Places

Aboriginal Australians
Åland
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola (FNLA)
Angola (MPLA)
Angola (UNITA)
Anguilla
Antigua
Assyria
Basque Country
British Honduras
Brittany
Brunei
Buddhism
Canary Islands
Catalonia
Cherokee
Comoros
Corsica
Dominica
Druze
East Turkestan
England
Eritrea
Estonia
Faroe Islands
French Guiana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guam
Guernsey
Guinea and Cape Verde
Hawaii
Isle of Man
Jersey
Karen
Kurdistan
Lakota
Latvia
Lithuania
Martinique (nationalist)
Martinique (traditional)
Micronesia
Mozambique
Nagaland
Namibia
Navajo
Netherlands Antilles
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
Quebec
Romani
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
São Tomé and Príncipe
Scotland
Shan
Sikkim
Somali Coast
Suriname
Texas
Tibet
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wales
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe (ZANU)
Zimbabwe (ZAPU)

Events of 1972

January 1: Egypt, Libya and Syria officially established the Federation of Arab Republics and adopted nearly identical national flags.


January 17: Bangladesh removed the map from its flag to make it easier to manufacture.
February 11: Ras al-Khaimah joined the United Arab Emirates.
March 31: The Northern Mariana Islands adopted a flag depicting a Chamorro stone pillar.
May 22: Ceylon changed its name to Sri Lanka and adopted a slightly different flag.
July 12: The Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe adopted a flag.
Sometime in 1972: The Somali Coast Liberation Front adopted the flag that would eventually become the national flag of Djibouti.