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  • everybody.

  • Welcome back to flag slash fan Friday.

  • I hope you like the Panama episode.

  • Oh, I ate so much.

  • I feel so full anyway, as you know this the part where we talk about small mistakes we made in the video or the parts that didn't quite make it into the video.

  • For one, it's Port of Crystal Ball, not Port of Cologne, but it's by the town of Cologne.

  • Also in the political animation, the sun was rising in the West and setting in the East.

  • But you get the point.

  • One thing.

  • We didn't talk too much about where the tensions between the Americans and the Panamanians during the 1819 hundreds.

  • I mean, obviously, if a part of your country is kind of under the sovereign zone of another country, it's gonna it's kind of inevitable.

  • It all kind of started when that railroad was built.

  • In fact, there was even an event called the Watermelon War, in which an entire riot was started over a slice of watermelon.

  • Look it up, and we did mention that they're pretty close with Costa Rica.

  • However, they did have a war with Costa Rica and twenties called the total war.

  • It was basically over the border.

  • Also coy about island usedto have a prison on it.

  • We did mention it, but we didn't really talk too much about it.

  • Some people estimate that during the time when the French attempted to make the canal, about 20,000 people alone died.

  • And when the U.

  • S.

  • Was involved in the early 20th century, somewhere around 11,000 most of these people died from disease and the heat and the conditions.

  • It was pretty brutal.

  • A lot of guys also kind of wished that we put the song Panama by Van Halen in there.

  • Plus, it would have been great for Keith to mention it.

  • Yeah, I just can't forgot.

  • I did not mention the fact that Panama City is the only capital city in the world with a rain forest within their city limits.

  • We didn't talk too much about the festivals they have.

  • They have so many of them.

  • Finally, Panama is one of the countries that does not have an army.

  • All right, so that's just about it.

  • And now we go to the flag.

  • So without further add, do you?

  • Hey, was so hard to come up with bad puns.

  • For Panama, the best I could come up with was pandemonium and panic maniacs.

  • Anyway, we're supposed to teach geography, not wordplay.

  • The flag the flag of Panama, known as the Stars and Quarters, is a banner divided into four rectangles, with diagonally opposing blue and red stars on white fields and solid blue and red fields in the others.

  • These quadrants symbolized the rival political parties blue for conservatives and read for liberals, whereas the white is set to stand for the peace of the nation and the peace between both parties.

  • On another note, Blue is also said to stand for purity and honesty, whereas the red stands for the authority and law of the country.

  • The stars also stand for the birth of the New Republic, not giving mine.

  • Prior to this, there was actually another proposed flag that never kicked off.

  • The boon of Aria flag was inspired off of the American flag, you know, had 13 stripes.

  • They're blue and yellow, representing the ties to Colombia and Spain, and in the upper hoist side.

  • They had a blue field with two interconnected sons and represented the role that Panama played in connecting North and South America.

  • That was rejected, and they made the other one.

  • And, of course, also keep in mind that when they're under Grand Columbia, they were under a department known as East Mall.

  • It actually contained a coast further up north that extended all the way to Nicaragua.

  • And prior to that there, obviously under the Spanish Empire, right?

  • So that's that.

  • Now the coat of arms sort of are.

  • It is pretty cool.

  • It contains a lot of imagery in the centre Liza Shield, divided into five sections on the top, left Liza Saber and Rifle to symbolize the remembrance of battles and to never again seek civil war juxtaposed to the left on the next section containing a shovel and grub symbolizing the work of the nation on the bottom left of the shield lies the cornucopia symbolizing wealth next to the final quadrant, a winged wheel symbolizing progress.

  • In the center of the shield lies a panorama of the isthmus, situated on both coasts of the Pacific and the Caribbean Atlantic, with the sun and moon symbolizing the day and hour of independence.

  • On the sides of the shield are four draped Panamanian flags all below a harpy eagle, the national animal holding a banner reading in Latin Pro Mundi.

  • Beneficial, which means for the benefit of the world.

  • On top of the eagle lies the 10 stars symbolizing the 10 provinces of the nation.

  • Now keep in mind the coat of arms was made in 1904 hour.

  • For the longest time, the eagle on the coat of arms was just labeled as an eagle without a specified species.

  • Finally, they made the harpy eagle, the official animal, in 2002 and in 2006 they officially labeled the eagle on the seal a harpy eagle.

  • So yeah, and that is just about it.

  • So you know what that means?

  • It's time for geography.

  • Fan mail time.

  • All right.

  • Welcome back to Jock a fam L time.

  • As you know, we always have to have a guest star or two.

  • So welcome back and Noah happened.

  • Okay?

  • As you guys know, we always start off with postcards one, by the way, guys, today's helper is the rental.

  • I guess I'll go first.

  • Clement from p A.

  • And he sends us from Niagara Fall.

  • I think your name is layered.

  • L A I r d He's from San Diego but visited Andorra.

  • Here we have.

  • Ah, lovely postcard from hotties who is from Malaysia.

  • I got your postcard.

  • Hello, I'm Brandon.

  • And it's ah U S postage.

  • 50th anniversary Devils Tower National Monument.

  • So Sebastian from Chile sent this postcard from coincidently Chile.

  • We have a fantastic postcard from ya and from Poland that they are visiting Montenegro.

  • So Ashley sent us this postcard from New Orleans.

  • She's half Brazilian, half Cajun.

  • That's pretty cool.

  • I guess it's colic.

  • Me certain sense.

  • Here's an awesome recipe for seafood gumbo.

  • Alright, Have a postcard from Tim and Amy from Pennsylvania.

  • They visited Sterling of Scotland on their honeymoon.

  • Uh, you can always tell us from Portugal because they always do the cork postcards Alicia and Sasha from Russia visited Portugal.

  • All right, so we got this year postcard from ST Petersburg, Russia, from Elza Amar from Indonesia.

  • Living in Norway sends us this postcard from 10 mark.

  • All right, here we have not one, not two, but three postcards from Edward from the UK He is from Oxford together.

  • Two are from his holiday in Hungary and Austria.

  • Samuel gives us his best wishes from Gran Canaria.

  • All right.

  • And finally we have this postcard us.

  • You did not write your name.

  • You visited Llama LA, which is in the Palestinian area.

  • The West Bank.

  • All that.

  • So cool.

  • So now let's just start opening the letters.

  • This letter is from Jaden from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Born in Wales, Top part in Welsh bottom part in English, and he still speaks it fluently.

  • So good for you, man.

  • Keeping it alive.

  • Keep that Welsh language alive.

  • I want to be the very best.

  • Like no one ever.

  • Waas Andrew and Indiana.

  • There is no letter, just Pokemon cards.

  • I choose you jiggly puff.

  • I choose you side duck and that.

  • Thank you.

  • Uh, why did you send Pokemon cards?

  • I don't know, but okay.

  • Angelica from Boynton Beach, Florida Your state.

  • Yes.

  • Go gators, go.

  • Hurricanes go Dolphins.

  • You're saying go hurricane because you like hurricanes go natural disasters so many ways.

  • She sends us Florida Environmental magazine.

  • Just so you want to make sure that the sea turtles are still alive even though they're gonna go extinct at some point, just like everything on this planet, you know, who?

  • This beautiful Palm Beach magnet.

  • Oh, and then it looks like I don't know what this is, but I'm assuming it's a dream catcher.

  • Maybe.

  • Then here's this, uh, thing.

  • Whatever this thing is, he's How do you feel when you bump into other people from Florida?

  • I would say that everybody's short, traumatized to the heat on the humidity.

  • So it's just like Is the Ford a man thing true?

  • Oh, yeah, I do.

  • Let me look at me.

  • I'm Florida, man.

  • What's the Florida man so type in any date a man?

  • Chances are, someone from Florida did something crazy.

  • I love maybe people from I was kind of this cool.

  • Uh, Midwest camaraderie.

  • I'd say I gave my will.

  • You have my word.

  • What's the first thing you guys talk about?

  • I usually ask him, like where and where from.

  • All right, here we have some stuff from Marty and Germany.

  • He's a student in Germany.

  • They like our videos.

  • They have helped them.

  • Ah, lot.

  • Yeah, they sent us some pages.

  • Kind of show us what their textbook looks like for their class.

  • Are you trying to send us your homework or something?

  • Because we're not gonna do it for you.

  • I'm done with school.

  • Glad I'm not in school.

  • Do you go back?

  • No, I'm good.

  • Calendars?

  • Anything?

  • Nope.

  • Nope.

  • I'm done.

  • No, I don't want to go back to what?

  • School?

  • Yeah, Dude, Schools for fools.

  • Some people might, uh, say differently.

  • I mean, I'm educated, and here I am teaching millions of people about geography.

  • You could be a teacher on any subject.

  • What would you teach?