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What does the United Kingdom flag actually mean?

Is it simply a combination of the flags of England, Scotland and Ireland. (And Wales is not represented as it was part of the Kingdom of England when the originally Union Flag was created in 1606.)

This theory was only based on this picture:

Is this true, or do different parts of the flag represent something? Does anyone have any thoughts or views regarding this? Thanks!

September 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xislexstep

the cross of st george-england (red cross, white background) the saltire of st andrew-scotland(white diagonal cross, blue background) the saltire of st. patrick-ireland(red diagonal cross on white background). you could try looking this up on wikipedia where there is a very detailed history and pictures.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasterZsword

Oh my, I didn't even notice that. It's such an obvious thing, yet, I'm sure many people never recognized this.

It may be true. I mean, it seems like the case based on the other flags you showed. I don't know for sure, as I would have to look it up and obtain confirmation. If it is, then that would be amazing!

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