The Seven Nations
Breizh/Brittany

Perhaps one of the most unique national flags is that of Breizh. The design is of modern vintage and was created by Mrovan Marchal in 1923. Marchal was a founding member of a nationalist movement called Breizh Ato, or Brittany Forever.

Cornwall/Kernow

Kernow (Cornwall). Long associated with tin, Cornwall lies at the southwestern tip of Britain and is represented by the white cross of Saint Piran (Petroc), an Irish missionary who is credited with bringing Christianity to Cornwall in the fifth century.

Galicia/Galiza

Galicia or Galiza is the most forgotten and least known of the seven celtic nations. Its destiny through the last five centuries under Spain's dominion has seemingly pushed it to obilivion, but its actual celtic spirit has survived and is yet alive. One only needs to study a little history, archeology and anthropology, travel around, listen to a little music and meet the people to reach an intutive certainty that the Galician's are a celtic people.

Ireland/Eire

The Irish tricolor dates from 1848 and symbolizes the people of Ireland and the radical idea of peace and cooperation between catholics and protestants and with the aspiration of an Ireland ruled by the Irish, not the English. The three stripes have the same meaning as they do in France: Liberty, Fraternity, and Equality. The green also stands for the Ireland itself. The white stripes represent a truce between the two communities; this truce in turn unites.

Isle of Man/Mannin

Besides Sicily, Mann (also spelled Man) is the only other country to incorporate the triskelion into its flag. When Sir William le Scorpe, lord of Mann changed the triskelion to an armored design in 1395. It had remained so (with minor revisions) since then. The toes are set so as to form an equalateral triangle. When properly flown, the legs run clockwise dexter(right). The national motto reads "Qvocunqve Ieceris Stabit," which means, "Whichever way you throw it, it still stands."

Scotland/Alba

Popularly known as The Cross of Saint Andrew, the national flag of Scotland is among the oldest of national flags. The design, Saltire argent azure (a white Saltire on a field of blue) is identified as the seal used by a chapter of Saint Andrew's Cathedral c. 1180

Wales/Cymru

Wales. The Red Dragon or Y Ddraig Goch of Cymru is an ancient and fiery symbol what dates from Roman times. Y Ddraig Goch encompasses both historical and legendary motifs that make it one of the more striking of ethnic and national flags used today.

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