The United Kingdom is much like the USA_ whereas the United States is apparently a combination of states, the United Kindgom on the other hand appears to be the coming together of nations. Namely; England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. And since all these countries had their respective flags, there was the need to create one to signify the eventual union of the four nations. The Union Jack or the Union Flag is a combination of the flags of three of the nations mentioned already. That is; England, Scotland and Northern Ireland_ the reason for the exclusion of Wales being that at the time of the Union Jack's creation in 1606, the principality of Wales by that time was already united with England and as such wasn't a separate principality.
As depicted above, the Union Jack signifies the unification of the respective crosses evident in the flags of England, Scotland and that of Northern Ireland. Do subscribe for more interesting articles such as this_see you in my next article.
Content created and supplied by: SirYorm (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More