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Iraq Flag Description
The flag of Iraq consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white, and black, with the Arabic words “Allahu Akbar” (meaning “God is the greatest”) in green Kufic script centered in the white stripe. The flag has a ratio of 2:3, meaning that the width is twice the height.
The current design of the Iraqi flag was adopted on January 22, 2008, after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime. It replaced the previous flag, which had been in use since 1991. The previous flag was very similar to the current one, but it featured three green stars in the white stripe instead of the Arabic script.
The colors of the Iraqi flag have historical significance. Red represents the courage and valor of the Iraqi people, white symbolizes peace, and black represents the oppression that Iraq has overcome. These colors have been used in various forms throughout Iraq’s history.
The flag’s design is inspired by the Arab Liberation Flag, which was first used during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire in 1916. The Arab Liberation Flag consisted of three horizontal stripes of black, white, and green, with a red triangle on the hoist side. This flag was a symbol of Arab unity and independence.
After the Arab Revolt, the flag of Iraq was first adopted in 1921 when Iraq gained independence from British rule. It featured three horizontal stripes of black, white, and green, with a red triangle on the hoist side. The red triangle represented the Hashemite dynasty, which ruled Iraq at the time.
In 1959, the flag was modified to include the words “Allahu Akbar” in green Arabic script in the white stripe. This change was made to emphasize Iraq’s Islamic identity. The flag remained the same until Saddam Hussein came to power in 1979.
Under Saddam Hussein’s regime, the flag was modified to include the words “Allahu Akbar” in Saddam’s own handwriting. The flag also featured the golden eagle of Saladin, a symbol of Arab nationalism. This flag was used until the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003.
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, a new flag was proposed and adopted in 2004. It featured a white background with two blue horizontal stripes and a yellow stripe in the middle. However, this flag faced criticism and controversy, as many Iraqis felt that it did not represent their country’s history and identity.
As a result, the current flag, which is a modified version of the previous flag, was adopted in 2008. It is seen as a symbol of unity and national identity for the people of Iraq.