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Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1975

United Nations
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Austria (civil)
Austria (state)
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
Egypt
El Salvador
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia (civil)
Ethiopia (state)
Fiji
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
Gabon
The Gambia
East Germany
West Germany (civil)
West Germany (state)
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala (state)
Guatemala (civil)
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
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
North Korea
South Korea
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Philippines
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
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
Western Samoa
North Yemen
South Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia

Other Peoples and Places

Aboriginal Australians
Ainu
Åland
American Samoa
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua
Assyria
Basque Country
Belize
Bougainville
Brittany
Brunei
Canary Islands
Catalonia
Cherokee
Cook Islands
Dominica
East Timor
East Turkestan
England
Eritrea
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Flanders
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gibraltar
Guam
Guernsey
Hawaii
Isle of Man
Jersey
Karen
Kurdistan
Lakota
Latvia
Lithuania
Martinique (nationalist)
Martinique (traditional)
Micronesia
Namibia
Navajo
Netherlands Antilles
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine
Puerto Rico
Quebec
Romani
Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Scotland
Shan
Somali Coast
Tibet
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wales
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe (ZANU)
Zimbabwe (ZAPU)

Events of 1975

January 1: Ethiopia removed the crown from the Lion of Judah on its state flag.
April 17: Upon seizing Phnom Penh the Khmer Rouge temporarily replaced the name Khmer Republic with Cambodia and readopted the 1948 flag. Within the country a plain red flag was unofficially used by the new government.
April 30: Following the Fall of Saigon and the capitulation of the Republic of Vietnam, the Viet Cong flag became the flag of South Vietnam.
May 16: Sikkim was annexed to India.
May 20: Cameroon replaced the two stars on its flag, which had represented the Anglophone and Francophone communities, with a single "star of unity".
June 7: Greece readopted its old land flag as the sole national flag.
June 25: Mozambique became fully independent from Portugal and adopted a new flag in the colours of the FRELIMO flag.
July 5: Cape Verde became independent from Portugal. Its new flag was modelled on that of Guinea-Bissau, which had been liberated by the same independence movement.
July 6: The Comoros became independent from France.
July 12: São Tomé and Príncipe became independent from Portugal.
Sometime in July: A flag contest in the Solomon Islands was won by a blue flag with a frigatebird inside a yellow circle. The proposal was rejected because it only represented the island of Guadalcanal.
September 12: Ethiopia replaced the Lion of Judah on its state flag with the Derg emblem.
September 16: Papua New Guinea became independent from Australia.
October 15: Niue adopted a flag.
November 5: São Tomé and Príncipe officially adopted a flag that was basically identical to that of the MLSTP. The only difference was a slightly wider yellow stripe.
November 11: The MPLA, which was in charge of Luanda and the majority of urban centres in Angola, declared the country's independence from Portugal. The new national flag was based on the party flag, with a cogwheel and machete symbol modelled after the Soviet hammer and sickle. The FNLA and UNITA refused to accept MPLA rule, resulting in a civil war that lasted for another 27 years. UNITA attempted to set up a rival government in Huambo under its own party flag, but it was routed by MPLA forces within a few months.
November 12: The Comoros adopted a red flag which reflected the socialist leanings of the new government.
November 25: Suriname became independent from the Netherlands and adopted a new flag.
November 28: East Timor unilaterally declared independence from Portual. Indonesia quickly occupied and annexed the nascent country.
November 30: Dahomey changed its name to Benin and adopted a new flag. The ruling People's Revolutionary Party had a similar flag with a green star on red.
December 2: Laos readopted the flag flown by the Lao Issara in 1945.
December 30: The Malagasy Republic went back to the name Madagascar.