Papua New Guinea's Information
|Land Area||452,860 km2|
|Water Area||9,980 km2|
|Total Area||462,840km2 (#54)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Democracy (National Parliament) Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm|
|GDP (PPP)||$28.02 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,500|
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The flag of Papua New Guinea was officially adopted on June 24, 1971.
For many centuries red and black were the traditional colors used in the majority of native art work. The five stars are symbolic of the Southern Cross, and the golden Bird of Paradise is a local tribal symbol.
Papua New Guinea Coat of Arms:
The emblem of Papua new Guinea was adopted in 1975, and is composed of a Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (national bird) standing above a traditional spear and kundu drum.
Papua New Guinea Trivia
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.