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Flag Log's 1888 Chart of National Flags

Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Austria-Hungary (state)
Austria-Hungary (civil)
Belgium
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Brazil
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo Free State
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Ethiopia
France
Germany
Greece (land)
Greece (sea)
Guatemala (state)
Guatemala (civil)
Haiti (civil)
Haiti (state)
Hawaii
Honduras (state)
Honduras (civil)
Italy (civil)
Italy (state)
Japan
Jebel Shammar
Korea
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Little Free State
Luxembourg
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Montenegro (state)
Montenegro (civil)
Morocco
Muscat and Oman
Nepal
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Orange Free State
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Persia
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Portugal
Rimatara
Romania
Rurutu
Russia
Salvador
Samoa
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
Serbia (civil)
Serbia (state)
Siam
Sokoto
South African Republic
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sweden (civil)
Sweden (state)
Switzerland
Tonga
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)

Appendix – Non-Independent Territories

Abu Dhabi
Afghanistan
Ajman
Andorra
Annam
Bahama Islands
Bahrain
Barbados
Bermuda
Bosnia-Herzegovina
British Guiana
British Honduras
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Colony
Ceylon
Cyprus
Dubai
Egypt
Falkland Islands
Fiji
The Gambia
Gibraltar
Gold Coast
Heligoland
Hong Kong
India
Jamaica
Jersey
Johor
Khiva
Lagos
Leeward Islands
Maldive Islands
Malta
Martinique
Mauritius
Natal
New South Wales
New Zealand
Newfoundland
Niger Territories
North Borneo
Oil Rivers
Order of Malta
Pahang
Perak
Queensland
Rarotonga
Saint Helena
Samos
Sarawak (state)
Sarawak (civil)
Selangor
Shanghai
Sharjah
Sierra Leone
Sikkim
South Australia
Straits Settlements
Tasmania
Trinidad
Tunisia
Umm al-Quwain
Victoria
Western Australia
Windward Islands
Witu
Zanzibar

Historical Notes

February 1: The white ensign of the Niger Territories was deauthorized and replaced with a blue ensign.
February 22: Huahine was annexed by France.
March 16: Raiatea was annexed by France.
March 19: Bora Bora was annexed by France.
June 14: Sarawak became a British Protectorate.
July 14: Bolivia slightly modified its coat of arms.
July 20: The New Republic was incorporated into the South African Republic.
September 9: Rapa Nui was annexed by Chile.
September 17: Brunei became a British Protectorate.
October 18: Pahang became a British Protectorate.
October 26: Rarontonga became a British Protectorate.
November 28: British West Africa was split into the colonies of Sierra Leone and the Gambia.