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23rd May '18 2:42:45 AM Wariolander
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->The blue field represents freedom and independence, the white stripes represent peace, and the red stripes represent the blood shed to earn and keep both. The flag's thirteen alternating red and white stripes symbolize the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from Britain on July 4, 1776 -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Colony Connecticut]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Colony Delaware]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Georgia Georgia]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Maryland Maryland]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Massachusetts_Bay Massachusetts Bay]] (including Maine), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_Hampshire New Hampshire]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_Jersey New Jersey]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_York New York]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_North_Carolina North Carolina]] (including Tennessee), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Pennsylvania Pennsylvania]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Rhode_Island_and_Providence_Plantations Rhode Island and Providence Plantations]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_South_Carolina South Carolina]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Virginia Virginia]] (including Kentucky and West Virginia) -- and the fifty white stars on the blue canton reflect the Union's current composition of fifty states. In the case of a fifty-first state joining the Union (most likely Puerto Rico), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_flag_51_stars.svg there is a 51-star flag on standby]].

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->The blue field represents freedom and independence, the white stripes represent peace, and the red stripes represent the blood shed to earn and keep both. The flag's thirteen alternating red and white stripes symbolize the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from Britain on July 4, 1776 -- [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Colony Connecticut]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware_Colony Delaware]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Georgia Georgia]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Maryland Maryland]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Massachusetts_Bay Massachusetts Bay]] (including Maine), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_Hampshire New Hampshire]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_Jersey New Jersey]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_New_York New York]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_North_Carolina North Carolina]] (including Tennessee), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Pennsylvania Pennsylvania]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Rhode_Island_and_Providence_Plantations Rhode Island and Providence Plantations]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_South_Carolina South Carolina]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_of_Virginia Virginia]] (including Kentucky and West Virginia) Virginia and Kentucky) -- and the fifty white stars on the blue canton reflect the Union's current composition of fifty states. In the case of a fifty-first state joining the Union (most likely Puerto Rico), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:US_flag_51_stars.svg there is a 51-star flag on standby]].
14th May '18 12:56:27 PM godzillavkk
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** UsefulNotes/[[MinnesotaUsefulNotes Minnesota]]

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** UsefulNotes/[[MinnesotaUsefulNotes Minnesota]]UsefulNotes/{{Minnesota}}
14th May '18 10:28:01 AM godzillavkk
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** [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis/St. Paul]], MN

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** [[UsefulNotes/TwinCities UsefulNotes/TwinCities Minneapolis/St. Paul]], MN
14th May '18 10:26:44 AM godzillavkk
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** [[MinnesotaUsefulNotes UsefulNotes/Minnesota]]

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14th May '18 10:23:09 AM godzillavkk
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1st May '18 2:50:27 PM costanton11
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12th Mar '18 4:20:58 AM EdnaWalker
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Colonized by Europeans from the 16th century onwards, thirteen of the British-ruled colonies on the eastern coast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution declared independence in 1776]] [[StartMyOwn and combined to form their own country]] under the protection of the kingdoms of France and Spain. The new country then [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny cleansed the natives from their lands as it expanded westwards]] (albeit only killing them when they resisted and indirectly by forcing them into places where they couldn't get enough food or shelter), also buying land from France, Britain (not Canada), Russia, and Denmark, annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii, and conquering territory during wars with UsefulNotes/Mexico, [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Spain]], and (much later) [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan.]]

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Colonized by Europeans from the 16th century onwards, thirteen of the British-ruled colonies on the eastern coast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution declared independence in 1776]] [[StartMyOwn and combined to form their own country]] under the protection of the kingdoms of France and Spain. The new country then [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny cleansed the natives from their lands as it expanded westwards]] (albeit only killing them when they resisted and indirectly by forcing them into places where they couldn't get enough food or shelter), also buying land from France, Britain (not Canada), Russia, and Denmark, annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii, and conquering territory during wars with UsefulNotes/Mexico, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}}, [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Spain]], and (much later) [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan.]]
12th Mar '18 4:20:21 AM EdnaWalker
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Colonized by Europeans from the 16th century onwards, thirteen of the British-ruled colonies on the eastern coast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution declared independence in 1776]] [[StartMyOwn and combined to form their own country]] under the protection of the kingdoms of France and Spain. The new country then [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny cleansed the natives from their lands as it expanded westwards]] (albeit only killing them when they resisted and indirectly by forcing them into places where they couldn't get enough food or shelter), also buying land from France, Britain (not Canada), Russia, and Denmark, annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii, and conquering territory during wars with Mexico, [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Spain]], and (much later) [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan.]]

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Colonized by Europeans from the 16th century onwards, thirteen of the British-ruled colonies on the eastern coast [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution declared independence in 1776]] [[StartMyOwn and combined to form their own country]] under the protection of the kingdoms of France and Spain. The new country then [[UsefulNotes/ManifestDestiny cleansed the natives from their lands as it expanded westwards]] (albeit only killing them when they resisted and indirectly by forcing them into places where they couldn't get enough food or shelter), also buying land from France, Britain (not Canada), Russia, and Denmark, annexing the Kingdom of Hawaii, and conquering territory during wars with Mexico, UsefulNotes/Mexico, [[UsefulNotes/SpanishAmericanWar Spain]], and (much later) [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Japan.]]
6th Mar '18 12:46:22 AM Wariolander
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