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    47. What nation's flag used to have a yarn-spinning wheel in the center but now has the Buddhist Ashoka Chakra, the wheel of law?

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      Hey, we're back up.

      Wild guess to keep things moving: Sri Lanka. I will now go off to check.

      Oh, and I bought a new car today. Yay me!

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        Not Nepal. Bhutan?

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          all wrong

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            The only other country in that region that I can think of is Sikkim.

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              India

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                Originally posted by Tuariki
                India
                Why would India have a Buddhist symbol on its flag?

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                  Originally posted by tandfman
                  Originally posted by Tuariki
                  India
                  Why would India have a Buddhist symbol on its flag?
                  India is correct. The Ashoka Chakra represents the laws of Dharma, represented in both Hinduism and Buddhism, both of which began in India.

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                    Originally posted by tandfman
                    Originally posted by Tuariki
                    India
                    Why would India have a Buddhist symbol on its flag?
                    I had no idea I just guessed that the wheel on the Indian flag was the one GH was referring to.

                    Anyway, I have now looked it up and discovered that Gandhi designed the original spinning wheel flag but that was not acceptable to the Indian Congress.

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                      Originally posted by tandfman
                      The only other country in that region that I can think of is Sikkim.
                      And that will most definitely be wrong because Sikkim became a state of India in 1975!

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                        I was wondering about that. (How could there be a real nation that was not an IAAF member?) But I just didn't think it was likely that a predominantly Hindu nation would have a Buddhist symbol on its flag and I couldn't think of any other possibilities in that region.

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                          Originally posted by tandfman
                          I was wondering about that. (How could there be a real nation that was not an IAAF member?) But I just didn't think it was likely that a predominantly Hindu nation would have a Buddhist symbol on its flag and I couldn't think of any other possibilities in that region.
                          Don't worry. I didn't have a clue either. I just guessed the thing in the middle was a wheel and the words Ashoka Chakra sounded Indian to me. Or is it that Hindu? Or is that Buddhist? Or am I taking a risk here and opening up another Anthony Treacher like discussion topic. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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                            Sanskrit.

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                              Since gh seems to be mostly offline, and there are only a few questions left, I'm taking the liberty of continuing this quiz forward.

                              <<47. India.>>

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                                48. Which is farther north - Cannes, on the French Riviera, or Milwaukee?

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