The colors of revolution

The American revolutionary war was signified by the continental red, white, and blue of the Grand Union Flag, which bore the British Union Jack and thirteen red and white stripes. Here is a look at other colors associated with famous political rebellions.

White Revolution
color revolution shah iran

Laid out in early 1963 by the Shah of Iran, this series of reforms included education, land, and women's rights. The Iranian Revolution in 1979 removed the Shah from power and installed the current regime, led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.


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