Flags

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Flags, not this kind of flag

I had just realized that Daejeon University hangs out 12 obviously-not-Republic of Korea’s national flags when I came back from class yesterday afternoon (after long, tedious final presentation that fortunately went well). Those countries, along with Republic of Korea are members of ASEAN +3. I think those flags has been there from October, since, in that time, Daejeon University was the host for The 2nd ASEAN +3 Head of International Relations Offices’ Meeting. And then, if that fact was right, that means, I am either oblivious or oblivious.

Hmm, if you don’t know your world geography, ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, all countries in Southeast Asia as its members. For ASEAN+3, the other three countries are China (PRC), Japan, and Republic of Korea. Maybe you notice that I write the countries in alphabetical order, and yes, the flags are hanged out by the alphabetical order (except for Republic of Korea).

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You know which flag is which country right? Right?

By the alphabetical order, in Southeast Asia my country is the third one, between Cambodia and Laos. Maybe, in regional, it is not that hard to pinpoint the sequence of the countries and where your country is placed alphabetically. But, how about in United Nation and FIFA?

United Nation as for now has 193 member states and FIFA has 208 (I wonder why there are more in FIFA than in United Nation), and other than Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, which are the first and the last one alphabetically, it is kind of hard to guess about your country’s position(okay, maybe quite easy for the first and last tens or so).

Anyway, I wonder whether this is useful trivia or not, my country, which you must know is Indonesia by now, is located between India and Islamic Republic of Iran alphabetically, and the 78th in the long list of UN members and 81st in the FIFA one.

Hmm, kind of hard to find this evidence (Source: http://www.csmonitor.com)

Hmm, how about your country then?

(By the way, if something is wrong, blame Wikipedia)

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2 Responses to “Flags”
  1. Simon Cueva says:

    awesome post! Thank you for sharing with us.

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