The flag of South Vietnam was originally inspired by Emperor Thành Thái in 1890, and was revived by Lê Văn Đệ and re-adopted by Emperor Bảo Đại in 1948. It was the flag of the former State of Vietnam (the French-controlled areas in both Northern and Southern Vietnam) from 1949 to 1955, and later of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) up until 1975, after the fall of Saigon. The flag consists of a yellow field and three horizontal red stripes and can be explained as either symbolising the unifying blood running through northern, central, and southern Vietnam, or as representing the symbol for "south" (as in, south from China (Viet Nam itself) and also nam meaning south), in Daoist trigrams. It is still used by many Vietnamese immigrants to other countries, most of whom (Viet Kieu) fled Vietnam in the late 1970s and 1980s as Boat People and consider the current Vietnamese flag representative of the Communist regime they fled. From June 2002 onward, in the United States, at least 13 state governments, seven counties and 85 cities in 20 states have adopted resolutions recognizing the yellow flag as the Vietnamese Heritage and Freedom Flag. In Vietnam, attempts to display this flag had resulted in prosecutions for "propaganda against the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam"
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The thirteen stars surrounding the Great Seal of Georgia represents the original 13 colonies that made up the United States. This current flag was adopted in 2003. Georgia has redesigned its state flag more than any other state.
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The copper star in the center of Arizona's flag symbolizes the state's copper industry while the thirteen rays of red and yellow represent both Arizona's beautiful sunsets and the thirteen colonies that made up the original United States (though Arizona was not one of these).
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Though Mississippi recognizes its Confederate roots with the Confederate battle flag that adorns the upper left corner, the red, white and blue colors of the flag are meant to represent the United States. The battle flag is there to memorialize those lost in the Civil War.
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The state flag of Alabama is composed of two colors -- white and a reddish hue known as monza. The monza represents the people of Alabama's heartiness and bravery while the white symbolizes peacefulness, truth and purity. The St. Andrew's cross that is the primary focus of the flag represents martyrdom.
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North Carolina was one of the original thirteen colonies and the flag honors this with a white star set between the N and the C. Steadfastness, diligence and justice are represented by the blue on the flag. Red represents hardiness and heroism while white stands for purity.
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