Flag Log's World Flag Chart 1998
Afghanistan (Taliban regime)
Australia (Torres Strait Islander)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Other Peoples and Places
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Events of 1998
February 4: Carlos Westendorp, the High Represntative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, unilaterally selected a new ethnically neutral flag on the country after the parliament failed to agree on a design. The new flag drew inspiration from the country's triangular shape and the flag of the European Union.
April 27: The National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction adopted a new national flag for East Timor, based on the flag of the FALINTIL guerrilla army. The new flag was intended as a neutral emblem that all pro-independence groups could rally around, but ultimately failed to displace the 1975 flag.
May 5: Costa Rica added smoke to the volcanoes on its coat of arms.
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