Flag of new Republic 1963-1991
Another change of power, another change of flags. Symbolism changed and the three green
stars are to show intended unification between Iraq, Egypt and Syria. After the Baathist
takeover of 1968 and the abandonment of the unification plans, the symbolism of the three
stars changed yet again. The new translations was that the three stars point to the Baathist
motto of "Unity, Freedom, Socialism".