Chad and Romania are 2 nations that seldom show up in the very same sentence. That is, unless you’re discussing their flags.

The 2 nations, located in different continents, share extremely couple of historic or geographical links. They do not even have an embassy in each other’s nation.

Aside from small variations in color shading, their flags appear similar– an observation that Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears to have actually found and shown Twitter.

According to online encyclopedia Britannica, Romania at first showed a flag with horizontal stripes of blue, yellow, and red, prior to picking its existing vertical style in1861


Chad, on the other hand, didn’t attain self-reliance from France up until 1959, when it chose its own flag style.

The nation at first thought about a green, yellow, and red style, however rapidly found Mali had actually currently taken the very same pattern. It then switched the green for the blue to unintentionally fly a flag that was practically similar to Romania’s. The 3 colors; nevertheless, represent the nation’s rivers (blue), desert (yellow) and the blood of its self-reliance martyrs (red).

Chad’s flag is not the only one to look like other flags. Here are some other examples of similar-looking flags.

The flag of Mali, the nation Chad attempted to prevent copying, resembles Senegal’s– a single green star in the center appears to separate the 2 flags. Guinea’s likewise reproduces Mali’s style, however is reversed.

Indonesia and Monaco both fly 2 horizontal stripes: red over white. Poland likewise flies white over red.

Ireland and Cote d’ivoire share the very same style, however is turned on the flagpole.

All of these resemblances might have originated from coincidence, however other flags have a particular factor for small variations to a style.

Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia all sport the very same colored horizontal stripes, however that’s due to the fact that they utilized to be part of the very same nation of Gran Colombia, which liquified in 1822, according to Britannica.