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Flag Log's 1956 Chart of National Flags

United Nations
Afghanistan
Albania
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Austria (civil)
Austria (state)
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Cambodia
Canada
Ceylon
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Czechoslovakia
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
Egypt
Egypt (co-national)
El Salvador (state)
El Salvador (civil)
Ethiopia (state)
Ethiopia (civil)
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
East Germany
West Germany (civil)
West Germany (state)
Greece (land)
Greece (sea)
Guatemala (state)
Guatemala (civil)
Haiti (civil)
Haiti (state)
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland (civil)
Iceland (state)
India
Indonesia
Iran (state)
Iran (civil)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
North Korea
South Korea
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Morocco
Muscat and Oman
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Philippines
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Romania
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
North Vietnam
South Vietnam
Yemen
Yugoslavia

Appendix – Non-Independent Territories

Abu Dhabi
Aden
Ajman
Åland Islands
Andorra (state)
Andorra (civil)
Bahama Islands
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgian Congo
Bermuda
British Guiana
British Honduras (state)
British Honduras (civil)
British Solomon Islands
British Somaliland
Brunei
Byelorussia
Central African Federation
Cyprus
Dubai
Eritrea
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Fujairah
The Gambia
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Gold Coast
Guam
Guernsey
Hong Kong
Isle of Man
Italian Somalia
Jamaica
Jersey
Kenya
Kuwait
Leeward Islands
Malaya
Maldive Islands
Malta (state)
Malta (civil)
Martinique
Mauritius
New Hebrides (British administration)
Nigeria
North Borneo
Order of Malta
Panama Canal Zone
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Ras al-Khaimah
Ryukyu Islands
Saarland
Saint Helena
Sarawak
Seychelles
Sharjah
Sierra Leone
Sikkim
Singapore
Tanganyika
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda
Ukraine
Umm al-Quwain
U.S. Virgin Islands
Western Samoa
Windward Islands
Zanzibar

Historical Notes

January 1: Sudan gained its independence from an Anglo-Egyptian condominium.
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March 2: France terminated its protectorate over Morocco.
March 20: France terminated its protectorate over Tunisia.
April 7: Spain terminated its protectorate over Morocco.
September 24: The Solomon Islands was granted a new badge.
October 25: Hungary returned to its 1946-1949 coat of arms.
October 29: Tangier was reincoprorated into Morocco.
Sometime in 1956: Multiple copies of the Bhutanese flag were made for the first time. Although based on a photograph of the original, the new flags different in the colour and orientation of the dragon.