The flag of the United States of America, often referred to as the American flag, is the national flag of the United States. It consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the US. Nicknames for the flag include The Stars and Stripes,Old Glory,and The Star-Spangled Banner.
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ATTENTION HISTORY BUFFS! This product is for you. Check out this design, and the rest of my FUSAG line! Often abbreviated FUSAG, the First U.S. Army Group was a fictitious command Allied Army Group created to deceive the Germans about where the Allies would land in France. Despite a lack of personnel, FUSAG continued to exist on paper as part of the deception of Operation Quicksilver. (you know, the one with the inflatable tanks!) In order to make the German forces believe the Allied invasion would come at Pas de Calais, the phantom force was stationed at Dover, directly across the English Channel from the site. To further attract the Axis commanders' attention, General Dwight D. Eisenhower placed George S. Patton in command of the phantom force and increased the formation's apparent size. The deception worked so well that significant German forces remained in the Pas de Calais region for seven weeks after the real invasion at Normandy to defend against what they thought would be the true invasion force. Because of this, it is noted as one of the most effective military tricks of all time.
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