Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1976
Other Peoples and Places
Events of 1976
January 5: Cambodia was officially renamed Kampuchea and adopted a new flag.
February 27: The POLISARIO Front declared the independence of Western Sahara.
June 29: The Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom.
July 2: North and South Vietnam were unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The North's flag became the flag of the whole country.
Sometime in September: The Central African Republic considered adopting a distinctly Islamic flag as part of a strategy of winning economic support from Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.
December 4: President Jean-Bédel Bokassa of the Central African Republic crowned himself emperor and declared that the country was now called the Central African Empire.
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