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For questions about flags and their historical use and design, as well as for similar design uses such as on shields and surplices.

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Why was the Ottoman flag was changed from an eight-point star to five-point in the 19th century?

According to Wikipedia, alongside the crescent, the flag of the Ottoman empire had an eight-point star until 1844 or so, when the star was changed to five points. It seems the eight-point star was of ...
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What's the story behind the original Florida flag emblem?

I'm doing some research for school and a part of this is learning about the seal of the flag, my question is as following: What's the story behind the original Florida flag emblem and the story behind ...