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Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1979

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
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)
Djibouti
Dominica
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
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kampuchea
Kampuchea (government-in-exile)
Kenya
Kiribati
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
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
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
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Upper Volta
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
Vietnam
Western Samoa
North Yemen
South Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia

Other Peoples and Places

Aboriginal Australians
Ainu
Åland
American Samoa
Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua
Assyria
Azores
Basque Country
Belize
Bougainville
Brittany
Brunei
Canary Islands
Catalonia
Cherokee
Cook Islands
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
Madeira
Marshall Islands
Martinique (nationalist)
Martinique (traditional)
Micronesia
Namibia
Navajo
Netherlands Antilles
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Palestine
Puerto Rico
Quebec
Romani
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
Sápmi
Scotland
Shan
Tibet
U.S. Virgin Islands
Vanua'aku
Wales
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Zimbabwe (ZANU)
Zimbabwe (ZAPU)

Events of 1979

January 7: The Vietnamese army overthrew the Khmer Rouge and established a new People's Republic of Kampuchea in Phnom Penh. The new regime adopted the 1945 flag of the Khmer Issarak independence movement, which featured a five-tower depiction of Angkor Wat. The old government retained international recognition under the three-tower flag.
February 5: Ayatollah Khomeini declared the creation of a provisional revolutionary government in Iran. Its flag was a plain tricolour without the traditional lion and sun symbol.
March 1: The British associated state of Saint Lucia became fully independent under a slightly modified flag.
April 10: The Azores adopted a flag which was heavily inspired by the old blue and white flag of the Portuguese monarchy.
May 1: The Marshall Islands became self-governing under United Nations trusteeship.
May 10: The Federated States of Micronesia was established under United Nations trusteeship.
June 6: Norfolk Island adopted a flag.
July 12: Kiribati became independent from the United Kingdom.
August 4: The Cook Islands adopted a new blue ensign with the ring of stars from its previous flag in the fly.
August 21: Equatorial Guinea readopted its original flag following the ousting of Francisco Macías Nguema.
September 2: The unrecognized Rhodesian government (now calling itself "Zimbabwe Rhodesia") adopted a new flag to symbolize its transition to a multi-racial democracy. The new government was unable to gather any international support and later that year the country officially reverted to British rule.
September 21: Bokassa I of the Central African Empire was overthrown and the Central African Republic was restored.
October 27: The British associated state of Saint Vincent became independent as Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and adopted a new flag with a large breadfruit leaf on it.