If you want to understand the origins of a country, look at its flag. Flags show you what a state's founders wished for their people. They show you moments in history the first rulers viewed as essential to the nation.
Flag design is a practice in identity formation, which is especially delicate and important when the nation-state in question was born out of borders drawn by colonialists.
6. Saudi Arabia
13. United Arab Emirates
Kuwait's flag draws its colors from a poem by Safie Al-Deen Al-Hali.
White are our deeds
Black are our battles
Green are our lands
Red are our swords