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The history of Norway has been reflected in the flags of that country. From 1397 until 1814, Norway was ruled by Denmark, and used the Dannebrog as their national flag. Seven years after Norway was reunited with Sweden, in 1821, the Dannebrog was defaced with the addition of a blue cross over the white cross.
This addition was said to have been added as a reflection of the colours of the United States and United Kingdom flags, both countries which were not ruled by an absolute monarchy, and the colours of the French tri-colour, by now recognized as revolutionary colours. Despite an active 19th century nationalist movement, the union with Sweden was not dissolved until 1905, and the Swedes did not allow the flag until the late 19th century. The cross is a common motif, and a recognized symbol, of the flags of Norse countries.BUY NOW