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FLAGS OF SOUTH AMERICA

People of South America are known for their passion, loyalty and zest for life.  These attributes are reflected in flags of their countries.  Below is a brief overview of some of the most interesting ones.
Argentina
This flag predominantly features two colours.  Blue (clear skies) and white (snow of the Andes).  The Sol de Mayo (May Sun) is the national symbol of Argentina and was added to the flag in 1818 Bolivia
Red, Yellow and green feature heavily in the flag of Bolivia.  The colours are said to stand for blood, minerals and progress respectively.  The crest in the centre shows a condor (dignity), the sun (liberty) and an alpaca (the animal kingdom)
Brazil
The flag of brazil features a total of 27 stars said to represent each state of the Federation.  The green and yellow colours are emblematic of the abundant forest and resources of the country.  The curved white band of the national motto “Ordem e Progresso “ means “Order and Progress”
Chile
This flag is clearly inspired by the American Stars and Stripes flag.  Unsurprisingly, it was designed by an American – a soldier who fought for Chilean independence.  The colour white is a symbol of the snow of the Andes mountains, the red for blood shed and blue is for the clear blue skies.  The white star in the top left is emblematic of honour and progress.
Ecuador
The three colours in this flag are symbols of blood lost in the struggle for justice (red), sunshine (yellow) and sea (blue).  The crest in the centre features Mount Chimborazo and the first South American steamship built in 1841.  The condor above shows strength and valour.
Falkland Islands
The current flag of the Falkland Islands consists of a defaced Blue Ensign, with the Union Flag in the top left corner.  The Falkland Islands coat-of-arms features a Ram and the ship Desire, which was the ship upon which Captain John Davis sailed when the Falkland Islands were discovered in 1592.
Guyana
This flag was designed by a Whitney Smith in 1966.  The forests of Guyana are represented by the green colour, zeal and sacrifice are symbolised by the red colour and a golden future by the “golden arrowhead” Mexico
The layout of this flag is said to be inspired by the flag of France.  The Green, white and red symbolise hope, purity and religion respectively.  The Eagle grasping a serpent in the centre is based upon ancient Aztek legend.
Panama
The blue and red colours represent the pacific ocean and the red is for the blood that has been lost for the country.  The two stars stand for purity, honesty, authority and law.
Uruguay
The colours in this flag were in fact based on the colours of the flag of Argentina.  The current design features four blue and 5 white stripes, which stand for the 9 original regions of Uruguay.  The yellow sun is shows freedom.

South American Flags
The greater part of the South American flags shares a substantial piece of their initial history. The majority of the countries in South America started their custom when they were a piece of a European frontier realm, most commonly that of Spain. The countries received new flags when they won their autonomy, and those countries that picked up their freedom in the meantime embraced similar flags, which makes it simple to tell the early history of the countries by taking a gander at the flags of South America. A couple of South America flags incorporate references to the local societies that existed in the district preceding the pioneer time, most outstandingly that of Bolivia.
The Effect of the Spanish Empire
The Spanish Empire commanded South America amid the provincial time frame, yet a flood of unrests conveyed freedom to the settlements amid the nineteenth century. The progressive wave achieved the appropriation of numerous new flags. Maybe a couple of those flags changed. However, the vast majority of the advanced flags of the South American countries can follow their ancestry back to a flag from the older days. A considerable lot of these flags are comprised of three stripes because of the impact and symbolism of the French revolution on their advancement.
The Brazilian Flag
The Brazilian Flag is fundamentally an image of Brazil's national personality. Like every single national flag, it is a brisk visual image that you can understand within seconds, and in some way characterises the whole country. As the biggest country in South America, and the special case that was for the most part defined by the Portuguese Empire. Brazil has a novel history and special characteristics, and so is its flag with its green, blue and yellow colours.