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USVI Flag Proposal 2.png|USVI Flag Proposal 2 by Qsdensley
 
USVI Flag Proposal 2.png|USVI Flag Proposal 2 by Qsdensley
 
USVI Flag Proposal 3.png|USVI Flag Proposal 3 by Qsdensley
 
USVI Flag Proposal 3.png|USVI Flag Proposal 3 by Qsdensley
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US virgin islands.png|Giant V meets the Danish flag with 3 hollow stars for the three islands. Design by Rotten Ali.
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US Virgin Islands.png|Simplified Version by Sage .A. Rollins
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USVI-new.png|Three stars and waves for three main US Virgin Islands; colors taken from current USVI flag
 
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==Symbolism==
 
==Symbolism==
 
===Danish cross===
 
===Danish cross===
[[File:Flag of Denmark.png|right|150px]]
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[[File:Flag of Denmark.png|thumb|right|150px|Flag of Denmark]]
For hundreds of years, the US Virgin Islands were colonies of Denmark, which gives them a history unique in the Caribbean. After several unsuccessful attempts, Denmark established its first settlement on St. Thomas under the Danish West India Company. The company colonized St. John in 1718 and purchased St. Croix from France in 1733. The islands remained under Danish rule until the United States bought them in 1917. Danish voters (but not the islanders) had to approve the sale in a referendum. The islands have always been culturally English speaking, but this historical connection to Denmark is commemorated in the flag designs that include or allude to the Danish flag.
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For hundreds of years, the US Virgin Islands were {{w|Danish West Indies|colonies of Denmark}}, which gives them a history unique in the Caribbean. After several unsuccessful attempts, Denmark established its first settlement on St. Thomas under the Danish West India Company. The company colonized St. John in 1718 and purchased St. Croix from France in 1733. The islands remained under Danish rule until the United States bought them in 1917. Danish voters (but not the islanders) had to approve the sale in {{w|Danish West Indian Islands sale referendum, 1916|a referendum}}. The islands have always been culturally English speaking, but this historical connection to Denmark is commemorated in the flag designs that include or allude to the {{w|Flag of Denmark|Danish flag}}.
   
 
===Three stars===
 
===Three stars===
[[File:Virgin_Islands-CIA_WFB_Map.png|right|200px]]
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[[File:Virgin_Islands-CIA_WFB_Map.png|thumb|right|200px|Map of the U.S. Virgin Islands]]
The three stars that appear on several flag designs represent the three main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.
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The three stars that appear on several flag designs represent the three main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands: {{w|Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands|St. Thomas}}, {{w|Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands|St. Croix}}, and {{w|Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands|St. John}}.
 
[[Category:United States territory]]
 
[[Category:United States territory]]
 
[[Category:United States Virgin Islands]]
 
[[Category:United States Virgin Islands]]

Latest revision as of 14:15, March 3, 2020

The flag of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is a white field charged with a golden eagle bearing the shield from the U.S. Great Seal, and the territory's initials "V" and "I". Like the eagle on the Great Seal, the eagle on the USVI flag holds an olive branch in its dexter talon and a bunch of arrows in its sinister talon; the number of arrows is reduced from thirteen to three, representing the USVI's three main islands.

Flag proposalsEdit

SymbolismEdit

Danish crossEdit

Flag of Denmark

Flag of Denmark

For hundreds of years, the US Virgin Islands were colonies of Denmark, which gives them a history unique in the Caribbean. After several unsuccessful attempts, Denmark established its first settlement on St. Thomas under the Danish West India Company. The company colonized St. John in 1718 and purchased St. Croix from France in 1733. The islands remained under Danish rule until the United States bought them in 1917. Danish voters (but not the islanders) had to approve the sale in a referendum. The islands have always been culturally English speaking, but this historical connection to Denmark is commemorated in the flag designs that include or allude to the Danish flag.

Three starsEdit

Virgin Islands-CIA WFB Map

Map of the U.S. Virgin Islands

The three stars that appear on several flag designs represent the three main islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John.

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