The US flag is arguably the most famous flag in the world because of America’s superpower status (Hollywood also helps). People across the world associate the stars and stripes with freedom and democracy.
The United Kingdom flag is famously named the ‘Union Flag’ which represents the unity of the four countries in the UK. It is one of the most famous flags in the world because of its unique design. The United Kingdom itself is famous for its culture, weather and status among the world’s superpowers.
The Japanese flag is a famous flag for a variety of reasons, mainly because of its unique and simplistic design. Another factor is that the Japanese flag has never been changed since its debut in 1870, making it a consistent symbol throughout history. The majority of the flag’s fame comes from Japan’s involvement in World War II.
The Canadian flag is recognizable mainly because of two things, its maple leaf design and hockey. Its design is appropriate because it incorporates the national symbol (maple leaf) and the country’s official colors. Many people in North America recognize it because of its close proximity and large body of land, but others across the world will associate the flag with hockey, or the winter Olympics.
The Chinese flag is one of the most famous flags because of its modern day superpower status. In the past few decades, China has grown rapidly in a number of areas – especially its economy and population size. China is the third largest country by land area, and the most populated country in the world.
Famous flags no longer in use
Soviet Union Flag