|Land Area||1,553,556 km2|
|Water Area||10,560 km2|
|Total Area||1,564,116km2 (#18)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$37.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$12,200|
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The Mongolia flag was officially adopted in 1940.
The sky blue is the country's national color.
The red color, once used to represent Communism, today represents progress.
A series of Buddhist symbols are displayed within the left red panel.
Mongolia Coat of Arms:
The emblem of Mongolia was adopted March 25, 1992 and features a wind horse flying above the Wheel of Dharma.
A tumen nasan encircles the emblem, representing eternity; the Cintamani situated above, represents the Buddhist Three Jewels.
What is a Puppet Government?
A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.