Flag of South Korea
The flag of South Korea, also known as the Taegukgi (also spelled as Taegeukgi, literally "supreme ultimate flag"), has three parts: a white rectangular background, a red and blue "Taeguk", symbolizing balance, in its center, and four black trigrams selected from the original eight, one toward each corner.
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- Judging from the yin-yang flag's universal popularity in South Korea, even among those who deny the legitimacy of the Republic of Korea, it evidently evokes the [Korean] race first and the [South Korean] state second. There is therefore none of the parodying or deliberate desecration of the state flag that one encounters in the countercultures of other countries.
- The South Korean flag continues to function at least in South Korea, not as a symbol of the [South Korean] state but as a symbol of the [Korean] race.
- I strongly pledge, in front of the proud [South] Korean flag, allegiance to my fatherland, to devote my body and soul to the eternal glory of the [Korean] race.
- Pledge of allegiance to the South Korean flag (1972–2007)
- Original Korean: 나는 자랑스러운 태극기 앞에 조국과 민족의 무궁한 영광을 위하여 몸과 마음을 바쳐 충성을 다할 것을 굳게 다짐합니다.