I find it helpful to review the use of color on web sites, as this yields quite a bit of insight into the mentality of those person(s) communicating intention and belief.
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Symbolic Use of Colors in Flags
Very often, the colors used in a flag represent the values of that country (or other entity).
Yellow often represents the sun, wealth, and/or justice.
Black often represents determination, ethnic heritage, and/or defeating one's enemies.
Blue often represents freedom, vigilance, perseverance, justice, prosperity, peace, and/or patriotism.
Red often represents courage, revolution, hardiness, blood, and/or valor.
Green can symbolize the Earth, agriculture, fertility, and/or the Muslim religion.
White often represents peace, purity, mountain snow, and/or innocence. A simple white flag represents surrender.
Groups of Colors:
Some combinations of colors are symbolic in flags, representing ideals or allegiance.
RED, WHITE, and BLUE are often colors the represent revolution and freedom, many of which are based upon the French tricolor.
RED, WHITE, and BLUE are also the Pan-Slavic Colors
RED, YELLOW (GOLD) and GREEN are the Pan-African Colors
Go to a blackline master (printout) of the flag of Ethiopia.
RED, WHITE, BLACK and GREEN are the Pan-Arab Colors
Go to a blackline master (printout) of the flag of Western Sahara.
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