Flag of Vietnam / Vietnamese (JPG)
The flag of Vietnam from 1976, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, also known as the "red flag with yellow star", was designed in 1940 and used that year during an uprising against French rule in Cochinchina. The red background was inspired by the flag of the communist party, which in turn honors the red flag of the Paris Commune of 1871. It symbolizes revolution and blood. The five-pointed yellow star represents the unity of workers,
peasants, intellectuals, traders and soldiers in building socialism.