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Emily Berg, Rodrigo Gonzalez, and Morgan Williams Economic Development and International Politics INAF 100-14.

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1 Emily Berg, Rodrigo Gonzalez, and Morgan Williams Economic Development and International Politics INAF

2 Question How does a government's domestic policies affect flag coloration?

3 Hypothesis More democracy  more colors

4 Hypothesis

5 Examples Brazil China Poland

6 NameYearColorsEthfracCoaDemPolity2Ourdem China Brazil Poland

7 Methods Research all flags Research type of government when flag was last modified Polity Democracy Ourdem Evaluate and analyze

8 Description of Data Negative relationship and not statistically significant

9 Description of Data

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11 Importance and Implications Interesting to us Flags representative of national identity Flags conveying messages Vexillology

12 Importance and Implications As stated by Otero (1994), “…la asunción de la bandera como símbolo del país, así como la expresión de sentimientos de apego hacia la misma.” “…the adoption of the flag [acts] as a symbol of the country, as well as an expression of the people’s attachment to it.”

13 Future Work Focus on progression Correlation between losing or gaining a color and change in polity/democracy Add symbols to our study Colors as symbols

14 Take It Away… How does a government's domestic policies affect flag coloration? We thought there was: more colors= more democratic Our hypothesis is incorrect Future work


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