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Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 08:51:20


Nogals 
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Greetings warlights

Welcome to the next of post of Fun South African Fact. Today it's the South African flag. For those of you who don't know what it looks like:

As you can see there are several colours, now most countries would have the country associate different symbolism with the different colours but not SA, where the colours are open to interpretation. The 6 different colours do however coincide with the coined term "Rainbow Nation", coined by the former Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The black, gold and green interestingly are the colours of the ruling party, the ANC. The flag also has remnants of the Transvaal flag. Before the unification of South Africa, the country was actually 3 separate countries. The British colony, Oranje Republic and the Transvaal republic. Both Oranje and Transvaal were Boere republics that were resisting British rule.



Whats interesting to note is how the former flag of SA was based on the Oranje flag and now it looks more like the current Dutch flag. For those of you who don't know the Dutch Oranje flag was changed to look more like the French flag. Hence it is the French flag on its side, this was after a war was lost to France.

Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 12:50:56


[WL] Colonel Harthacanute
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**yawn**
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 13:04:03


Nogals 
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yawn? bro your flag is just 3 colours. I'm surprised Romania even has a flag, I thought that gypsies wouldn't believe in flags or something
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 13:09:02


Thomas 633
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His flag is two colours, he uses a proxy. Mine is three, and it doesn't even have a sword.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 14:54:58


Nogals 
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? a sword?
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 17:17:36

[wolf]japan77
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What are you going to do about my 50 STARS huh

*sends stars flying*

As you can clearly see the US flag is OP.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 17:24:41


Nogals 
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Tomorrow I talk about the South African war(Anglo-Boer war)

Edited 11/23/2015 17:24:51
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 17:41:24


Luna {TJC}
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yawn? bro your flag is just 3 colours. I'm surprised Romania even has a flag, I thought that gypsies wouldn't believe in flags or something


Okay I did laugh... quite a bit
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/23/2015 18:45:58


[WL] Colonel Harthacanute
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Ps him British. If it weren't for my grandparents you'd still be running around in ur underwear shouting at Dutch people whilst they slaughter ur ppl like Turkeys on the 24th.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 10:10:49


[EIC] Cade
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Fuck you too, Colonel.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 10:12:03


[EIC] Cade
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Netherlands settled in SA first.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 11:27:05


Connor True
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i thought it was Africans that settled in South Africa first...not Europeans. BUT, we all know Europe would be nothing without my country, and MAYBE Antarctica
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 12:19:46


Soul (Cade)
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Colonel just shut it.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 15:44:03


Nogals 
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Cade, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to settle in South Africa, Vasco da Gama and what have you but they used it as a port. The Dutch came later and properly settled in South Africa. Also depends on what you consider South African. The Xhosa people also came later, they helped the settlers kick the Khoi out of the Western Cape.

Extra fact: Xhosa is the khoi word for angry black man, after they came south-westwards to kick the khoi out of W.Cape.
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/24/2015 17:23:59


OxTheAutist 
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Very interesting stuff! If I did this sort of stuff, it'd probably end up like something you'd hear from an angry blue man running down the hill screaming "ALBA GU BRATH!!!"

...not that there's anything wrong with that.

Edited 11/24/2015 17:24:11
Fun South African Fact: The Flag 23/11: 11/25/2015 10:22:50


[EIC] Cade
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Nogals, when I said Netherlands, I meant the first people to settle here properly
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