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Thailand

The present Thai national red-white-blue-white-red striped flag was introduced in 1917 and its colours symbolize the nation (red), the monarchy (blue) and religion (white). The two smaller flagpoles besides the national tricolour in this picture carry the Buddhist flag, i.e. an orange field with a dhammachakka, and the Thong Nai Luang, the personal flag of the King (fig.), which consists of an orange field with the King's initials underneath the Phra Maha Phichai Mongkut, i.e. the Royal Crown.

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