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Flag Of Guinea-Bissau
The national flag of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
was adopted in 1973 when independence from Portugal
Portugal
was proclaimed. Design[edit] Like the former flag of Cape Verde, the flag is based on that of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde
(PAIGC). The party was established in 1956 to peacefully campaign for independence from Portugal
Portugal
during its Estado Novo regime, but turned to armed conflict in the 1960s and was one of the belligerents in the 1963–74 Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
War of Independence. It is still the dominant party in Guinea-Bissau
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Glossary Of Vexillology
Flag
Flag
terminology is the nomenclature, or system of terms, used in vexillology, the study of flags, to describe precisely the parts, patterns, and other attributes of flags and their display.Contents1 Flag
Flag
types 2 Flag
Flag
elements 3 Basic patterns 4 Techniques in flag display4.1 Illustrations5 Flag
Flag
identification symbols5.1 National flag
National flag
variants by use 5.2 Other symbols 5.3 In Unicode6 References 7 External links Flag
Flag
types[edit] Banderole
Banderole
or bannerol A small flag or streamer carried on the lance of a knight; or a long narrow flag flying from the mast-head of a ship. Banner Generically, a synonym for a flag of any kind
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Esta É A Nossa Pátria Bem Amada
"Pátria" (English: "Fatherland") is the national anthem of East Timor. It was first used when East Timor
East Timor
unilaterally declared its independence from Portugal
Portugal
in 1975, moments before the Indonesian invasion. It was officially adopted as the national anthem when independence of East Timor
East Timor
was restored in 2002. It is the only national anthem in Southeast Asia not sung in indigenous Southeast Asian language but in Portuguese, a European language and also the co-official language of the country. The music was composed by Afonso de Araujo, and the words were written by the poet Francisco Borja da Costa, who was killed on the day of the invasion
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African Slave Trade
Slavery
Slavery
has historically been widespread in Africa, and still continues today in some countries. Systems of servitude and slavery were common in parts of Africa, as they were in much of the ancient world. In many African societies where slavery was prevalent, the enslaved people were not treated as chattel slaves and were given certain rights in a system similar to indentured servitude elsewhere in the world
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Kaabu
The Kaabu
Kaabu
Empire
Empire
(1537–1867), also written Gabu, Ngabou, and N’Gabu', was a Mandinka kingdom of Senegambia
Senegambia
centered within modern northeastern Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
but extending into Casamance
Casamance
in Senegal. It rose to prominence in the region thanks to its origins as a former province of the Mali Empire. After the decline of the Mali Empire, Kaabu
Kaabu
became an independent kingdom
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History Of West Africa
The history of West Africa
West Africa
began with the first human settlements around 4,000 BCE. It has been commonly divided into its prehistory, the Iron Age in Africa, the major polities flourishing, the colonial period, and finally the post-independence era, in which the current nations were formed. West Africa
West Africa
is west of an imagined north-south axis lying close to 10° east longitude, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Sahara
Sahara
Desert. Colonial boundaries are reflected in the modern boundaries between contemporary West African states, cutting across ethnic and cultural lines, often dividing single ethnic groups between two or more states. Early human settlers arrived in West Africa
West Africa
around 12,000 BCE. In the fifth millennium, as the ancestors of modern West Africans began entering the area, the development of sedentary farming began to take place in West Africa
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National Flag
A national flag is a flag that represents and symbolizes a country. The national flag is flown by the government of a country, but can usually also be flown by citizens of the country. A national flag is designed with specific meanings for its colors and symbols. The colors of the national flag may be worn by the people of a nation to show their patriotism, or related paraphernalia that show the symbols or colors of the flag may be used for those purposes. The design of a national flag may be altered after the occurrence of important historical events. The burning or destruction of a national flag is a greatly symbolic act.Contents1 History 2 Process of adoption 3 Usage3.1 On land 3.2 At sea 3.3 Protocol3.3.1 Hanging a flag vertically4 Design4.1 Colours 4.2 Similarities5 See also5.1 Lists of flags 5.2 Other6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] See also: Timeline of national flags Historically, flags originate as military standards, used as field signs
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Index Of Guinea-Bissau-related Articles
Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
include:Contents: Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZA[edit] Abdul Injai (Abdoul Ndaiye) - Abdul Rahman al-Sadi - Administrador -
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Flags Of The World
Flags of the World
Flags of the World
(abbreviated FOTW or FotW) is an Internet-based vexillological association and resource. Its principal project is the Internet's largest website devoted to vexillology, containing comprehensive information about all kinds of flags,[1] and an associated mailing list
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Pan-African
Pan-Africanism
Pan-Africanism
is a worldwide intellectual movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent. Based upon a common fate going back to the Atlantic slave trade, the movement extends beyond continental Africans, with a substantial support base among the African diaspora in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.[1] It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to "unify and uplift" people of African descent.[2] The ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined
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Sectors Of Guinea-Bissau
There are 39 sectors of Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
which subdivide the regions
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Estado Novo (Portugal)
The Estado Novo (Portuguese pronunciation: [(ɨ)ʃˈtadu, -ðu ˈnovu], "New State"), or the Second Republic, was the corporatist authoritarian regime installed in Portugal
Portugal
in 1933, which some considered fascist.[1] It evolved from the Ditadura Nacional
Ditadura Nacional
formed after the coup d'état of 28 May 1926 against the democratic and unstable First Republic. Together, the Ditadura Nacional
Ditadura Nacional
and Estado Novo are recognized as the Second Portuguese Republic
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African Party For The Independence Of Guinea And Cape Verde
The African Party for the Independence of Guinea
Guinea
and Cape Verde (Portuguese: Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde, PAIGC) is a political party in Guinea-Bissau. Originally formed to peacefully campaign for independence from Portugal, the party turned to armed conflict in the 1960s and was one of the belligerents in the Guinea- Bissau
Bissau
War of Independence. Towards the end of the war, the party established a Marxist one-party state, which remained intact until multi-party democracy was introduced in the early 1990s. Although the party won the first multi-party elections in 1994, it was removed from power in the 1999–2000 elections. However, it returned to office after winning parliamentary elections in 2004 and presidential elections in 2005, since which it has remained the largest party in the National People's Assembly. The PAIGC also governed Cape Verde, from its independence in 1975 to 1980
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Portugal
Portugal
Portugal
(Portuguese pronunciation: [puɾtuˈɣaɫ]), officially the Portuguese Republic
Republic
(Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]),[note 1] is a sovereign state located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and to the north and east by Spain
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Fly (flag)
Flag
Flag
terminology is the nomenclature, or system of terms, used in vexillology, the study of flags, to describe precisely the parts, patterns, and other attributes of flags and their display.Contents1 Flag
Flag
types 2 Flag
Flag
elements 3 Basic patterns 4 Techniques in flag display4.1 Illustrations5 Flag
Flag
identification symbols5.1 National flag
National flag
variants by use 5.2 Other symbols 5.3 In Unicode6 References 7 External links Flag
Flag
types[edit] Banderole
Banderole
or bannerol A small flag or streamer carried on the lance of a knight; or a long narrow flag flying from the mast-head of a ship. Banner Generically, a synonym for a flag of any kind
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Hoist (flag)
Flag
Flag
terminology is the nomenclature, or system of terms, used in vexillology, the study of flags, to describe precisely the parts, patterns, and other attributes of flags and their display.Contents1 Flag
Flag
types 2 Flag
Flag
elements 3 Basic patterns 4 Techniques in flag display4.1 Illustrations5 Flag
Flag
identification symbols5.1 National flag
National flag
variants by use 5.2 Other symbols 5.3 In Unicode6 References 7 External links Flag
Flag
types[edit] Banderole
Banderole
or bannerol A small flag or streamer carried on the lance of a knight; or a long narrow flag flying from the mast-head of a ship. Banner Generically, a synonym for a flag of any kind
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