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  • everybody.

  • Welcome back to flag slash fan Friday.

  • I hope you like the Congo Rwanda episode.

  • By the way, we got brand new blood of those who fight for the Freedom T shirts.

  • Get him at geography now dot com or anything else you want on the website.

  • A geography now dot com It's my Marge.

  • I can promote it any who, As you know, there's a part we talked about the things that didn't quite make it into the video.

  • Now, although Hutu and Tutsis are generally the same people, geneticists have actually concluded that to tease may or may not have around 10% more night lot of genes than who twos on average.

  • But that's just about it now.

  • We did mention that Rwanda did have a former monarchy, however, after it was deposed, Monarch was actually exiled to the U.

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  • And later on he announced that his nephew would be the successor to the throne.

  • And although the royal family doesn't actually have any authority over Rwanda, they end their loyal followers do actually do humanitarian work.

  • As posted on the Royal House of Rwanda website in 2015 Rwanda was actually the first country to use drones to distribute medical supplies and blood to rural communities that were not easily accessible by road.

  • I also wanted to talk about the political system off Amy Eagle.

  • Kind of like a transparency contracts for politicians.

  • This kind of gives the people leverage of accountability over their leaders.

  • Interesting fact, I forgot to mention somewhere around 10 to 11% of the country is actually seventh day Adventists.

  • And finally, one thing we didn't have enough time to mention the survivors of the genocide and their families, otherwise known as the abbot cheats a quick Jim.

  • Ooh, which means those that survive the spear the government actually gives them subsidized living and social benefits.

  • All right, that's just about it.

  • So now the flag, So without further do you?

  • I was really fun filming Rwanda actually really wanted Edmund to be in the episode like the studio films part of it.

  • But he was working during the daytime, and we always filmed during the daytime, so you could only come at nighttime in my office right here.

  • But either way, I got him in the video.

  • Cheers for Edmund.

  • Anyway, to the flag, the flag has three bands, the larger blue one on top with the green and yellow ones on the bottom.

  • The blue represents happiness and peace.

  • The Yellow Band represents economic development, and the green band symbolizes the hope and prosperity of the nation.

  • The golden Sun has 24 rays and represents the enlightenment of the nation.

  • The sun was positioned on the upper right side, as it means to show more prominently while waving in the air.

  • Now keep in mind price of this.

  • They had quite a few other flags under the kingdom years they had this flag, but it was too close to looking like the flag of guinea.

  • So they just edited our.

  • Prior to that they were colonized by the Belgians, and prior to that, the Germans.

  • So they had those flags.

  • Pretty simple.

  • And speaking of simple, the national seal this deliver one that contains elements that pertain to the tribal culture.

  • Off the people.

  • You have a stem of sorghum and a branch of coffee, as well as the traditional vasek, a basket that we talked about the episode, which is surmounted on a cog wheel, the sun and it's raised above it all on the sides are two typical Rwandan shields and everything is encircled by a square knot at the bottom.

  • The text on the top banner reads The Republic of Rwanda and the bottom reads unity, work and patriotism practice from 1962 to 2001 that actually had this coat of arms.

  • And prior to that, they actually had the kingdom over one.

  • The court of Arms.

  • And prior to that under the Belgians, they had the coat of arms of Rwanda, Burundi.

  • It was like one country at the same time.

  • It's very simple, like Rwanda.

  • You just you get what you see.

  • Cool.

  • That's just about it.

  • So now you know what time it is.

  • It's time for geography.

  • Fan mail time.

  • All right, we are back.

  • And as you know, we always need a guest.

  • Are So today's guest star is going to be Mr No.

  • Uh, I'm great, Paul.

  • How are you?

  • All realities?

  • I am great.

  • And my holidays were great as well.

  • So I know you've done this many times.

  • As you know, we always start off with both cards.

  • All right, here we have a postcard.

  • Great chiefs of the American West this postcard is sent to us from Spencer from North Carolina.

  • Really?

  • I think I'm gonna put this in the U.

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  • Episode something like this because we really gotta highlight The native community is a country Australia.

  • And his name is Borger.

  • Uh oh.

  • He lives in Norway, but he visited Australia.

  • Man, my nails are gonna get those done.

  • Boy.

  • Hello.

  • Jog a few lovers Greetings from Paul from Melbourne, Australia, and watching the show Since the China episode.

  • This card is from Torquay Torquay Resort.

  • Look, it's seeing a book, The Reading Rainbow and my gosh, that takes me back.

  • This is from Luca the Creation museum.

  • Oh, he says the Qatar after.

  • So it was funny because the Steve Irwin impression of Caleb was good as new Luca is a fan of Kayla.

  • I got to say, this card a special place in my heart.

  • I know what that's for, Noah, but it says as a fellow Iowan, my first GM postcard has to go to you.

  • But he says go hawks his alma mater completely about the Hawks part.

  • I'm just killing millions.

  • Kidding.

  • There's a rival.

  • Really?

  • Miss Kim's kidding.

  • Billie, just go Cyclones which is where I went to college.

  • And Caleb as well.

  • Now, funny story.

  • I did a report on Hawaii back when I was in second grade.

  • Did not go so well, but I can't.

  • I'm tryingto I'm trying to picture what second grade Noah would look like.

  • Now we got this card from Ron who did a kibbutz program in Israel.

  • I'm guessing you're Israeli or you're Jewish and yeah, this is from Tel Aviv.

  • I love cake.

  • Alright.

  • Cupcakes, cake, cookies.

  • Didn't you have, like, bacon wraps at your wedding, Caleb?

  • Or something like you had, like, the most Midwest?

  • You'd like chicken nuggets at your wedding or something.

  • What did you have?

  • Kayla did have non ad free Spotify as wedding.

  • We're all on the dance floor.

  • Dancing is like this ad brought to you by Wal Mart.

  • I remember that.

  • That was amazing, right?

  • That's right, Mitch.

  • Yeah, That's how I met you at I'm in you.

  • We met each other at Caleb's wedding.

  • Kaylie responsible for this.

  • I've got a postcard here from this.

  • Hey, Paul, we are Luca, Fabian.

  • Philip and Michael from Germany said they are currently visiting the lovely little Lichtenstein.

  • Little Lichtenstein.

  • Now let's do all letters and packages.

  • My name is Ralph, just like a week long trip.

  • Too many picturesque sites in Guatemala.

  • This is the national bird and of course, he sends, of course, Guatemalan currency.

  • My name is of this being read Ahmad, Lebanese Brazilian said his uncle found these postcards here in Lebanon.

  • Old postcards from the sixties and seventies for this kind of Ah, pretty neat.

  • This person says hi to all the geography is jobs now.

  • Paul, Hannah, Keith, Jason, Art, Caleb know and others.

  • They even had a Jason.

  • Interesting.

  • You guys since don't to Jason, if you want.

  • He's a cool guy.

  • I am from Uzbekistan, where I was born and he served in the Uzbek Air Force from 2000 to 2007.

  • I would love to contribute to the Uzbekistan episode Jack Corn, John J.

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  • And a long process was back.

  • But anyway, please contact me for the U.

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  • Pakistan episode.

  • I do have really love your help.

  • This dear geography.

  • My name is Adam and I was born in Russia.

  • Dear geography does Russian coins in here and some azure bon coin as your by Azerbaijan Belarus bank note and a bunch of coins.

  • Oh, yeah?

  • You got callouses to Let's just show our callouses.

  • Gross!

  • We gotta be gross together.

  • There we go.

  • Way we lift weights, guys, we're gonna lift.

  • You don't want calluses wear gloves, but I don't want gloves, but real men don't wear gloves.

  • Never done a hard day's work in my life.

  • Harrison went on a joint distribution committee humanitarian group Many countries in Africa and one of them was Rwanda.

  • Since this Rwandan think note this says hi barbs.

  • I'm Sebastian threw up in the Bay Area.

  • I've been following your channels is the Belarus episode.

  • We started collecting goopy postcards for you since a trip up to the Pacific Northwest.

  • Forget it, Forget it.

  • Forget about it.

  • This is a post alley gum wall and Seattle Pretty sure that's how the Corona virus started.

  • California fixer upper Yours for only 9 99 95 Sebastian.

  • Thank you, Lucy.

  • And Alex did our Ukrainian people and they sent this really cool book Awesome Ukraine and interesting things you need to know And I really love your show.

  • Believe you're doing a great job.

  • This book awesome.

  • Ukraine is probably the best brief glance at modern Ukraine that we can think of.

  • There's a big Ukrainian community living in Marina del Rey.

  • You don't want Alison Lucy, You live in my city.

  • Maybe we should, uh maybe we should meet up sometime.

  • I have a postcard from Mohammed here, originally from Singapore, that this could be a fridge magnet.

  • Multiracial Singapore.