Moon-Bearing Flags: Bright Side of the Moon

  • André G. Bordeleau
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Abstract

The Moon is found on many flags. It is often assumed that a Moon-bearing flag automatically belongs to a Muslim country. Well, not always. Aside from the fact the crescent moon and star symbol predates Islam, there are a few nations that have incorporated the Moon on their flag for different reasons.

Keywords

Turkey Malaysia Crest Azerbaijan Uzbekistan 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • André G. Bordeleau
    • 1
  1. 1.KirklandCanada

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