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The South Korean flag continues to function at least in South Korea, not as a symbol of the state but as a symbol of the race. ~ Brian Reynolds Myers

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 race first and the 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. ~ Brian Reynolds Myers
  • 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.
  • 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.

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