As we all know, national flag is symbol of country. Whether it's a major international conference or various sporting events, national flag that best reflects country's image is essential.
The national flag of each country has its own unique meaning, and first national flag in world is Denmark.
It was originally drawn by Danish king of time to encourage soldiers to fight bravely against enemy, and this behavior clearly worked.
It not only inspired soldiers, but also served as a symbol of territorial belonging, which eventually turned into current flag.
With advent of era of navigation, national flags were presented to countries around world.The relationship between two
During Yin and Shang dynasties, Jizi, King Zhou's uncle of Shang, was dissatisfied with extravagance and extravagance of King Zhou, and because he was afraid of his stupidity and cruelty, so he thought of pretending to be crazy to express his discontent.
Due to iniquity of King Zhou of Shang, Yin Shang was soon replaced by Zhou Dynasty.
King Wu of Zhou was a man who could recognize talents. One day he asked Zi Zi how to govern country and asked him to use it for himself.
Jeezi later brought his trusted and capable generals who followed him to sneak into current location of Korean peninsula to assert himself as a country. Such an approach will undoubtedly challenge authorities. But King Wu of Zhou did not blame him, on contrary, he appreciated his way of ruling the country.
Thus, place under Jizi's control was secured as a subsidiary state, and era of Jizi's Korean Peninsula began to develop as well. However, from now on, this little subsidiary country seems to be doomed.
When it evolved into Western Han Dynasty, its national power was not strong, and it was defeated by Yang state, and its territorial rights naturally changed.
Her General Wei Mang overthrew Korean Jizi Peninsula and renamed it "Wei Korean Peninsula". Since then, regime on Korean Peninsula has been constantly changing, and this self-sufficient nation has also developed independently.
Before Tang Dynasty, he could not resist foreign invasion due to lack of troops, so at that time he sent envoys to Tang Dynasty for help and agreed to submit to Tang Dynasty clothing in exchange for troops. .
After that, Korean Peninsula quietly existed as a true vassal state of China.
However, wheel of history is rolling forward, and feudal dynasty is doomed to fall. Shortly before this, that is, at end of Qing Dynasty, due to territorial attack of Japan, relationship of ownership between them underwent a huge change."Ganghwa Treaty"
After Meiji Restoration, Japan developed rapidly, and small island country gradually became famous in world. But Japan, which is becoming stronger and stronger, naturally does not want to be content with status quo, so it began to covet in territory of other countries.
At that time, Korean Peninsula, which was like ants, naturally became first target. Japan issued a warning to waters of Korean Peninsula in name of measuring coast.
The defensive bombardments on Korean Peninsula alerted Japan, giving them a chance to make progress. Japan demanded commercial compensation from Korean Peninsula on grounds that its coastline had been attacked for no reason.
The Korean Peninsula naturally disagrees with this kind of banditry, but Korean Peninsula's counterattack is like a hand twisting a hip and hitting an egg against a rock in face of absolute power.
Despite stubborn resistance of Korean peninsula, only two opponents were injured, and their own suffered heavy losses. The result of such an inequality in competition was, of course, defeat.
This defeat is a historical incident with "Ganghwa Island" and also a pretext for signing "Treaty of Ganghwa" in future.Origin of borrowed flag
Since signing of unequal treaty, Japan has ridiculed fact that Korean Peninsula does not have its own national flag many times in subsequent negotiations. And use that to make it harder for them to make various exchanges of unequal benefits.
However, Korean Peninsula, as a dependent country, does not have right to use its own national flag and does not even have its own national flag.
In such awkward circumstances, Korean peninsula could only send envoys to Qing Dynasty to borrow flag.
The flag in hands of Qing Dynasty at that time was not a national flag in traditional sense, but a yellow dragon flag embroidered on it, symbolizing royal majesty.
Unlike other countries, reason for its existence is more to show its noble status.
Because of that, how could she allow such a shameful thing to happen in Qing Dynasty when Cixi was in power at time. Firstly, she lost character of a large country, and secondly, she did not think that a small daughter country had right to carry same banner with her own Qing dynasty.
The big reason is that she didn't appreciate flag representing her status enough, and it's even less likely that it will go to Korean peninsula to become a background wall for negotiations.
The ambassadors from Korean Peninsula did not want to come here in vain. In past, their own country was ridiculed, and later Empress Dowager Cixi was not afraid to borrow flag. Just as he was in a dilemma, Minister Ma Jianzhong suggested redesigning national flag of Korean Peninsula.
In order not to conflict with royal family, it is natural not to use dragon and phoenix decorations, and at same time show Chinese culture, so he tried to transform five elements and eight trigrams in Taoism.
This is beginning of history of flag of Korean Peninsula.
As an envoy, Li Hongzhang also inscribed words "Great Qing Dynasty, National Flag of Korea" on flag. Since then, Korean Peninsula has also had its own diplomatic flag.
To this day, this national flag is still in use, but with development, it no longer belongs to China, and words on this flag have naturally been erased.
After World War II, Korean Peninsula was also internally divided: it is now South Korea and North Korean Peninsula.
However, no matter how they evolved, it cannot be denied that there is a strong Chinese culture behind their national flag, no matter how much they refuse to admit it, it really is a fact.
If Ganghwa Treaty was first beginning of transformation of Korean Peninsula into a semi-colony, then defeat of Qing dynasty after Sino-Japanese Sino-Japanese War ceded not only its territory, but also Korean Peninsula as a subsidiary country officially became a colony of Japan.
It is also a denial of Japan's relationship with this dependent country.
Japan's goal is to divide relationship between China and Korean Peninsula and then gradually invade. After signing of Shimonoseki Treaty, its goal was also achieved.
Thousand years of relations between dependent countries of Korean Peninsula came to an end in this era.end
Although China has gone through a long period of semi-colonial life, thanks to continuous efforts and hard work of generations of heroes and greats, China is no longer weak country it once was today.
Today, China also stands in world as a powerful country, and prosperity of past is also recorded in annals of history from generation to generation.
The thieves in South Korea who take Chinese things to claim World Heritage is really ridiculous, such a wide and deep Chinese culture does not belong to them in one sentence.
No matter how much they deny their historical existence and call various Chinese cultures by their proper names, it will only make them an international joke.
To look history straight in face is way of wise, always being a thief will be counterproductive.
And Chinese culture will become more and more powerful through preservation and inheritance, and this nation will continue to shine in all parts of world!