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Arabian Flag to Be “star-spangled Banner”

The flag of the proposed pan-Arabic Confederation is to be modelled after the American flag. It will be a star-spangled banner.

The correspondent of the “Egyptian Gazette,” in Bagdad, the capital of Mesopotamia, reports that after the ratification of the Anglo-Mesopotamian Treaty, the question of the Mesopotamian Flag was discussed in the Mesopotamian National Assembly, in conjunction with the proposed constitution for that country.

It was revealed that Arab national leaders cherished the idea of creating one common flag for all the Arab countries, including the Hedjas, Mesopotamia, Syria and Palestine. The difference, however between the flags of each country will be in the number of stars.

The background of the common flag will be the colors used by the Hedjas, which is considered to be the parent state of the Arabian Confederation. Syria is to have one star, Mesopotamia two stars and Palestine three stars.

The number of stars accorded to each country will be in conformity with the date on which independence was achieved; for instance, Syria the first to gain independence, one star, Mesopotamia, the second, two stars, and Palestine, which is expected by Arab nationalistic leaders to be the third, three stars.

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