World’s newest state

It’s Kosovo, which gained (or rather took) independence from Serbia yesterday. Flags usually give me the heeby geebies but I’ll make an exception because it’s a special occasion and after all it will need one for the Eurovision Song Contest, football etc.

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The yellow splodge is a map of Kosovo, and the stars symbolise Kosovo’s six ethnic groups: Albanians, Serbs, Turks, Gorani, Roma, and Bosniaks. Significantly, the stars are all the same size (a restrained step back from the original proposals in which the Albanian star was heftier than the others).

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