Saturday, 9 July 2011

Welcome to South Sudan

Today the world has a new country. There aren't many days in history when you can say that.

So hello and good luck to South Sudan as they break away from the previously dominant north.

Of course, where there's a new country, there's a new flag. The country have adopted the flag of the former Sudan People's Liberation Movement who fought for independence during more than 20 years of civil war.

Flag colours aren't just chosen because they look pretty. Each one tells a story of that country's history. Wikipedia sum it up like this:
The colours are said to represent the South Sudanese people (black), peace (white), the blood shed for freedom (red), the land (green) and the waters of the Nile (blue); the gold star, the Star of Bethlehem, represents unity of the states of South Sudan.
On that note, I shall leave you with a flag-based pun for all you fans of 80s' floppy-haired pop music.

funny puns - A Flock of Sunnis
see more So Much Pun

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