The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems [2 volumes]

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ABC-CLIO, Dec 23, 2009 - Reference - 977 pages

In today's global society it is necessary to recognize and identify not only our own symbols, but symbols from nations and territories far removed from home. Empowering readers to identify symbols in daily use all over the world, The Complete Guide to National Symbols and Emblems features an extensive collection of international symbols and cultural emblems never before compiled in such a concise and easy-to-use work. It is inclusive of all the UN member states and some of the most prominent stateless nations.

This refreshing alternative to other commonly used sites blends both the political and cultural, including not only flags, national seals, and national anthems, but also foods and recipes, national heroes, sports teams, festivals, and pivotal events that figure in the formation of national identity. This versatile source will prove valuable to a wide audience, benefiting not only high school and undergraduate student researchers, but international businesses, journalists, and government offices.


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the book contains misinformation about the national emblemof Bangladesh. the four principles the four stars of the national emblem signifies the four principles that are embodied in the preamble of the constitution. these principles are: nationalism, socialism, democracy and secularism

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A well organized collection of facts that are relevant and useful.

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James Minahan has written a number of reference books on international statehood and identity, including Greenwood's Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations, One Europe, Many Nations, and Miniature Empires.

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