Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Flag of Mozambique

Today, we are featuring the very unique flag or Mozambique.  The flag was adopted on May 1st 1983. It includes the image of an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel and is the only national flag in the world to feature such a modern firearm.  Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolizes the country's minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolizes the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star symbolizes Marxism and internationalism.

This flag does an excellent job of representing many different things, without being too cluttered.  It shares the Pan-African colors, a link to the African culture, and a representation of Marxist ideology. 

Proportion 28:3
Adopted May 1st 1983
Design Green, Black, and Yellow tricolor with a red wedge on the hoist.  The red wedge defaced with a yellow star, open book, AK-47, and a farmers hoe.

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