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Flag Log's 1940 Chart of National Flags

Afghanistan
Albania (civil)
Albania (state)
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Belgium
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
China (Japanese puppet government)
Colombia
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Czechoslovakia
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
Egypt
El Salvador (state)
El Salvador (civil)
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
Germany
Greece (land)
Greece (sea)
Guatemala (state)
Guatemala (civil)
Haiti (civil)
Haiti (state)
Honduras (state)
Honduras (civil)
Hungary
Iceland (civil)
Iceland (state)
Iran (state)
Iran (civil)
Iraq
Ireland
Italy (civil)
Italy (state)
Japan
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Muscat and Oman
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Panama
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Romania
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sweden
Switzerland
Tannu Tuva
Thailand
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
Yemen
Yugoslavia

Appendix – Non-Independent Territories

Abu Dhabi
Aden
Ajman
Åland Islands
Andorra (state)
Andorra (civil)
Annam
Bahama Islands
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgian Congo
Bermuda
Bohemia and Moravia
British Guiana
British Honduras
British Solomon Islands
British Somaliland
Brunei
Burma
Cambodia
Ceylon
Cyprus
Dubai
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated Malay States
Fiji
The Gambia
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gold Coast
Guernsey
Hong Kong
India
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Jersey
Johor
Kalba
Kedah (state)
Kedah (civil)
Kelantan
Kenya
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Leeward Islands
Maldive Islands
Malta (state)
Malta (civil)
Manchukuo
Martinique
Mauritius
Mengjiang
Morocco (French zone)
Morocco (Spanish zone)
New Hebrides (British administration)
Newfoundland
Nigeria
North Borneo
Northern Rhodesia
Nyasaland
Order of Malta
Palestine
Panama Canal Zone
Perlis
Philippines
Qatar
Ras al-Khaimah
Saint Helena
Sarawak (state)
Sarawak (civil)
Seychelles
Shanghai
Sharjah
Sierra Leone
Sikkim
Slovakia
Southern Rhodesia
Straits Settlements
Syria
Tanganyika
Terengganu
Tibet
Tonga
Transjordan
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Uganda
Umm al-Quwain
U.S. Virgin Islands
Western Samoa
Windward Islands
Zanzibar

Historical Notes

April 11: Japan's puppet government in China adopted a new flag.
April 25: The Faroe Islands adopted a distinct flag.
June 30: Mongolia adopted a new flag.
July 27: Estonia changed its flag under Soviet occupation.
July 30: Lithuania changed its flag under Soviet occupation.
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August 3: Lithuania was annexed by the Soviet Union.
August 5: Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union.
August 6: Estonia was annexed by the Soviet Union.