Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1972
South Vietnam (communist opposition)
Other Peoples and Places
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.
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This page was created in 2015 and last updated in 2019.