Which countries have the craziest flags?
A short while ago we did some research on which countries have the best national flags. In our search for the best ones, we also found a couple of, let’s say, special flags. Some of the flags we encountered were almost too good to be true. So we decided to make another list about national flags, but this time with a little twist: which countries have the craziest flags?
Bermuda is a British colony in the Atlantic Ocean. The flag contains two flags, one is the flag of UK and the other is the flag of Bermuda. It looks like the two images are placed rather randomly without much thought. Fun fact: the weapon of Bermuda was a bit smaller before 1999, but was changed to this size. Why they didn’t change the flag all together remains a mystery.
Mozambique’s flag is as straightforward as it can possibly get. They have the only national flag on earth with a modern firearm on it, an AK47 to be precise. In the background you can see three colored stripes. The color is green for agriculture, black is for the African continent and yellow for the country’s natural resources. The red triangle is a symbol for the war for independence against Portugal.
Dominica is an island in the Carribean Sea and this country also has chosen for a very special design. The bird in the middle of the flag is the Sisserou parrot, which is a symbol for ambition. The parrot is a threatened species, at this point there are still about 300 of them left. The ten stars each symbolize a different part of the country, while the red circle symbolizes justice.
Isle of Man
We had to blink a couple of times when we saw this flag for the first time. The Isle of Man is an island in the Irish Sea. The red national flag has a triskelion on it, with three armored legs that are somehow attached to one another.
Kingdom of Benin
Of course we had to save the best flag for last. You may have never even heard of it, but up until 1897 the Kingdom of Benin was a real country. When it was colonized by Great Britain, an admiral took this pretty intense flag back home to London after an expedition to the country. Whether it was actually the official national flag of Benin is not sure. What is sure though, is that the meaning of the flag leaves very little to the imagination. The former country is now a part of Nigeria.
That’s it. Did we miss a crazy flag? Let us know in the comments!