Thursday, January 27, 2005

Venezuela, Flag Of

In 1797 Manuel Gual and Jos� Mar�a Espa�a, plotting to overthrow Spanish rule in what is now Venezuela, proposed a complex flag with the colours white, yellow, blue, and red. In 1801 the revolutionary leader Francisco de Miranda chose red, yellow, and blue for his flag, although five years later he favoured black, red, and yellow. Various arrangements of the colours later appeared,

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