# What was the symbolism of the European flag of 1955?

Symbolism The Council of Europe described the 1955 flag as follows: "Against the blue sky of the Western hemisphere, the stars symbolise the peoples of Europe in a circle, a symbol of unification." Their number will be twelve, a sign of completion and perfection. The gold colour of the star on a white background represents peace, while the red colour of the blood spilled to create humanity shows that wars cannot destroy it. The golden crown above the star is a tribute to the role that women have played in the history of Europe, especially in times of peace and reconciliation.

The star with six points is called a hexagram, which is used in both mathematics and philosophy as a perfect figure. Its name comes from its apparent shape when viewed from afar, being made up of six equal sides. Mathematics books often display the hexagram as an example of a symmetric figure.

In physics, the hexagram is used to describe a regular polyhedron whose faces are each composed of three identical triangles. There are 12 such shapes formed this way, one for each position of the compass rose within the flag template.

## What does the flag of the European Union mean?

The European Union's flag What does the European Union flag look like, what does it imply, and what does it represent? A blue field with 12 five-pointed gold stars placed in a circle in the middle; the blue represents the Western world's sky; the stars represent European peoples in a circle, a sign of unification; the number of stars is fixed. The EU flag was adopted on February 15, 2002.

The European Union (EU) is a political union of 28 member states that share a common government but retain their own governments and laws. The EU was founded January 1, 1993, by the Maastricht Treaty which established the European Community (EC), which became known as the European Union (EU) after the Lisbon Treaty went into effect in 2009. The treaty created the European Parliament (EP) to replace the EC's existing legislative body, the European Council (EC). The EP has 751 members, directly elected by citizens of member states, who serve four-year terms. Members are elected from different countries and regions within member states, with approximately 70 percent coming from Europe and 30 percent from outside Europe.

In a referendum held on June 23, 2016, voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and their exit takes place on March 29, 2019. However, since the UK remains a full member until that date, the country's government can continue to participate in certain EU activities including voting on matters before the European Parliament.

## What do the stars on the European Union flag mean?

The sky is represented by the azure blue field, while the people of Europe are represented by the golden stars. The circle created by the stars is a sign of harmony. The number of stars is sometimes misinterpreted to indicate the number of member nations at the time of the Maastricht Treaty's signing. However, this was not the case: there were then 27 EU members, including Ireland and Malta which did not join until later.

There are 10 silver (or baltic) stars to represent the original 10 British colonies that became the founding countries of the EU. These are: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Malta and the UK.

Another two stars are gold for use as symbols. One represents Sweden and the other Finland. Both countries adopted the euro as their currency in 1999 but they remain outside the EU structure.

The last two stars are green for Ireland and Latvia. Ireland joined the EU in 1973 and Latvia in 1991.

In conclusion, the stars on the EU flag mean peace, prosperity, freedom, and unity among its members.

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