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Mongolia Flag And Its History

September 20, 2016 by  
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Mongolia lies in central Asia between Siberia on the north and China to the south. An empire arose in the steppes of Mongolia in the thirteenth century that forever changed the map of the world, opened intercontinental trade, spawned new nations, changed the course of leadership in two religions, and impacted history indirectly in a myriad of other ways. At its height, the Mongol Empire was the largest contiguous empire in history, stretching from the Sea of Japan to the Carpathian Mountains. Although its impact on Eurasia during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries was enormous, the Mongol Empire\’s influence on the rest of the world—particularly its legacy—should not be ignored.

The name Mongol comes from a small tribe whose leader, Ghengis Khan, began a conquest that would eventually encompass an enormous empire stretching from Asia to Europe, as far west as the Black Sea and as far south as India and the Himalayas. But by the 14th century, the kingdom was in serious decline, with invasions from a resurgent China and internecine warfare.

The flag of Mongolia consists of three equal sized vertical stripes – the left and right stripes are red and the middle one is blue. On the left-hand side of the Mongolian flag, in the red stripe is the country\’s national emblem which is a \’soyombo\’, a columnar arrangement of abstract and geometric representation for fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and the yin-yang symbol.

The flag of Mongolia is divided into three vertical bands of red on the outer stripes and blue in the middle. On the red stripe along the hoist side, the soyombo, the national symbol of Mongolia, is positioned in yellow. The soyombo symbol is a character in the Mongolian script and is also found on the coat of arms of Mongolia. The red on the flag symbolize Mongolia\’s strength and harsh environment. The blue symbolizes the blue sky.

The sun and moon symbolize the universe and are believed by Mongolians to be the mother (sun) and father (moon) of their nation. The triangles pointing at the ground are arrowheads and represent Mongolian\’s willingness to defend their nation. The horizontal rectangles stand for honesty, justice, and righteousness. The middle circle can be interpreted as the Buddhist yin and yang symbol, which represents complementary opposite forces existing together in the universe – such as positive and negative, male and female, passive and active, fire and water, etc.

The national emblem is a combination of geometric depictions of the sun, moon, earth, water and the Taijitu (also known as the yin-yang) fashioned in a pillar composition. This flag was used beginning on February 12, 1992. The Flag Company Inc specialized in flag designs offered a special edition of decals and flags to memorize the history of Mongolian flag for the future.

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