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04-24-2016, 02:49 PM   #25801
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Trick question: Which one is the New Zealand flag and which one is the Australian flag?
Red/white stars on the kiwi flag, white on the Oz flag (I only know this because of the recent referendum on a new NZ flag).

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And the prize goes to Bert! Well done!
Australia flag does not have red stars, they only have solid white stars:


New Zealand flag, on the other hand, does have red stars:
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Reminds me of how weak I am on the history of other nations.....heck, even my own...excepting the nation of Texas. Tell us what that day celebrates?

I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.....

San Jacinto Day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto_Day

...and......we do things bigger in Texas, no kidding.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jacinto_Monument

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Rupert - I'll send you here: Significance of Anzac Day - Anzac Day Guide For more information about the ANZAC's (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
Red/white stars on the kiwi flag, white on the Oz flag (I only know this because of the recent referendum on a new NZ flag).
Correct! But too slow - Bert got in first!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
...excepting the nation of Texas.
I wonder how many people know that "Six Flags Over Texas" isn't just the name of an amusement park.
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I wonder how many people know that "Six Flags Over Texas" isn't just the name of an amusement park.
From the different flags that have been flown over Texas in the past?
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Aussies have better eyesight than Kiwis; that's why we have an extra star in the Southern Cross - Epsilon is not very bright and the Kiwis can't see it.
The big white star beneath the Union Jack is the Federation Star - six of the points each represent a state and the seventh represents the territories (Nothern Terr. Aust Capital Terr. and a few minor ones)
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From the different flags that have been flown over Texas in the past?
Right, but how many non-Texans are aware that at one time Texas was a sovereign nation? One of those flags was The Republic of Texas.

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Rupert - I'll send you here: Significance of Anzac Day - Anzac Day Guide For more information about the ANZAC's (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps).
Very interesting. We had our losses at the Alamo. We made up for it at San Jacinto. There is still debate over becoming independent again.....in the media...but in the real world I never hear it except jokingly.

Texas gets a lot of unwarranted attention, mostly I just see a lot of ordinary people here...excepting in Wallyworld, of course!

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It's easy to forget that the United States are, in many ways still, 50 different countries. Texas is much bigger than many countries. Some examples: France, England, New Zealand, Germany.
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I've taken an interest in Texas for quite some time due to my reading around the JFK Assasination.
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It's easy to forget that the United States are, in many ways still, 50 different countries. Texas is much bigger than many countries. Some examples: France, England, New Zealand, Germany.
One of our territories is nearly twice the size of Texas...
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One of our territories is nearly twice the size of Texas...
Yes, but that does not count. There's no-one in it. Just moose and deer!
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Just moose and deer!
...and polar bear!
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One of our territories is nearly twice the size of Texas...
Actually our biggest territory (Nunavut) is over 3 times the size of Texas
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