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    The Bikini Atoll’s flag is similar to the USA flag, but with black stars representing islands destroyed by nuclear testing, to serve as a reminder of the debt the US still owes them for nuclear fallout and radiation poisoning.
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    Did you know... that the Bhutan flag stands out for one feature , the druk ( which is the ,,Thunder Dragon,, of Tibetan and Bhutanese mythology ) ? The name of the country means ,,dragon,, ( druk ) so it is logical to be placed on the flag . The druk originates from the Bhutan mythology , and holds jewels in his paws , that represent wealth .
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    Fact of the Day - FLAGS OF THE WORLD Did you know... that the flag of Nepal is the only country that does not have a standard rectangular flag, and in the same time it is the oldest official flag in the world? The blue frame stands for harmony and peace, reminiscent of Buddha, who was born here. Crimson, on the other hand, is the national color. Some people compare the triangles with the Himalayan summits, but they are actually a Hindu symbol.
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    Some states refused to enforce Prohibition. Along with creating an army of federal agents, the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act stipulated that individual states should enforce Prohibition within their own borders. Governors resented the added strain on their public coffers, however, and many neglected to appropriate any money toward policing the alcohol ban. Maryland never even enacted an enforcement code, and eventually earned a reputation as one of the most stubbornly anti-Prohibition states in the Union. New York followed suit and repealed its measures in 1923, and other states grew increasingly lackadaisical as the decade wore on. “National prohibition went into legal effect upward of six years ago,” Maryland Senator William Cabell Bruce told Congress in the mid-1920s, “but it can be truly said that, except to a highly qualified extent, it has never gone into practical effect at all.”
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