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Flag Log's 1971 Chart of National Flags

United Nations
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Argentina (state)
Argentina (civil)
Australia
Austria (civil)
Austria (state)
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia (state)
Bolivia (civil)
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burma
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Ceylon
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica (civil)
Costa Rica (state)
Cuba
Cyprus
Czechoslovakia
Dahomey
Denmark (civil)
Denmark (state)
Dominican Republic
Ecuador (state)
Ecuador (civil)
Egypt
El Salvador (state)
El Salvador (civil)
Equatorial Guinea
Ethiopia (state)
Ethiopia (civil)
Fiji
Finland (civil)
Finland (state)
France
Gabon
The Gambia
East Germany
West Germany (civil)
West Germany (state)
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala (state)
Guatemala (civil)
Guinea
Guyana
Haiti (state)
Haiti (civil)
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland (civil)
Iceland (state)
India
Indonesia
Iran (state)
Iran (civil)
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kenya
Khmer Republic
North Korea
South Korea
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malagasy Republic
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco (civil)
Monaco (state)
Mongolia
Morocco
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway (civil)
Norway (state)
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay (front)
Paraguay (back)
Peru (civil)
Peru (state)
Philippines
Poland (civil)
Poland (state)
Portugal
Qatar
Ras al-Khaimah
Rhodesia
Romania
Rwanda
San Marino (state)
San Marino (civil)
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Somalia
South Africa
Soviet Union
Spain (state)
Spain (civil)
Sudan
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Upper Volta
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela (civil)
Venezuela (state)
North Vietnam
South Vietnam
Western Samoa
North Yemen
South Yemen
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia

Appendix – Non-Independent Territories

Åland Islands
American Samoa
Andorra (state)
Andorra (civil)
Antigua
Bahama Islands
Bermuda
British Antarctic Territory
British Honduras (state)
British Honduras (civil)
British Solomon Islands
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Byelorussia
Cayman Islands
Comoros
Dominica
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
French Guiana
Gibraltar
Gilbert and Ellice Islands
Grenada
Guam
Guernsey
Hong Kong
Isle of Man
Jersey
Martinique
Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles
New Hebrides (British administration)
Order of Malta
Panama Canal Zone
Papua New Guinea
Puerto Rico
Ryukyu Islands
Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
Saint Helena
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent
Seychelles
Sikkim
Suriname
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Turks and Caicos
Ukraine
U.S. Virgin Islands

Historical Notes

March 12: Papua New Guinea adopted a new flag.
May 21: Bulgaria changed the emblem on its flag.
July 9: Qatar changed the ratio of its flag from 11:30 to 11:28.
August 15: The United Kingdom terminated its protectorate over Bahrain.
September 3: The United Kingdom terminated its protectorate over Qatar.
September 11: Ten years after the separation of Syria, the United Arab Republic reverted to the name Egypt
October 29: The Democratic Republic of the Congo changed its name to Zaire.
November 19: Zaire adopted a new flag.
December 1: The United Kingdom terminated its protectorates over the seven Trucial States.
December 2: The former Trucial States of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain united to form the United Arab Emirates. Ras al-Khaimah opted to remain independent.
December 16: Following the surrender of the Pakistani army, Bangladesh became an independent state.