Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1983
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other Peoples and Places
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Events of 1983
March 8: The Métis National Council was formed as a body to represent all Métis living in Canada. The infinity symbol flag which they subsequently adopted is thought to have first been flown in 1816, although it fell into disuse in the intervening decades.
May 1: Mozambique adopted a new flag that more closely resembled the flag of the ruling FRELIMO party.
May 16: The Southern People's Liberation Movement was formed to win the independence of South Sudan.
September 19: The British associated state of Saint Christopher and Nevis became independent as Saint Kitts and Nevis and adopted new flag.
Sometime in 1983: The Chagos Refugees Group was formed to represent the former inhabitants of the Chagos Islands, who had been forcibly expelled from their homeland by the United Kingdom to allow for the construction of a U.S. Naval Base on Diego Garcia.
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