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The current flag of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, was adopted in 1974. It is based on a Second World War resistance flag, which featured a red field with a white star in the canton. It was modified in 1948, after independence (and Burma's withdrawal from the Commonwealth), to a red field with a blue canton and 5 small stars around a larger one to signify ethnic diversity and national unity.
The flag changed again under communist rule in 1974 to the design in use today. This flag has the number of stars increased to 14, to represent the 7 states and 7 provinces, and these stars surround a 14 toothed cogwheel, a common motif of communist countries, which has padi leaves at its center, symbolizing the unity of industry and agriculture. The red is said to represent the courage of the people, the blue represents peace and integrity, and the white stands for purity and virtue.Contact us to purchase