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Can anyone help with this general question?
National symbols -

we have animals....
Britain - Lion
England - Bulldog
Wales - Dragon
France - Cockerill
USA - Eagle
Russia - Bear
South Africa - Spring Bocks
Australia - Wallabies
New Zealand - Kiwi [bird not fruit]

there are plants....
England [again] - Rose
Wales - Daffodil or Leak
Scotland - Thistle
Ireland - Shamrock

Can anyone provide anymore "national symbols" or commonly associated symbols for other countries?

I'm scratching my head wanting to know what Poland or Italy might have, for one thing.

Is there a country whose national symbol is something to do with fruit?? [forget New Zealand - I've already done that one for you!]
Thanks.

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A quick search on Google reveals... the national flower of Estonia is the Cornflower and the national bird is the Barn swallow (same as our swallow).

There, isn't that interesting!

(must really get on with some work)

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Italy - The five speed gear-box.

Four reverse, and one forward, In case they get attacked from the rear !

Poland - A framed copy of Neville Chamberlain's famous appeasement bit of paper signed, A. Hitler !

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My Grandfather made a fortune.............fitting reversing lights to Italian Tanks.

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Scotland - the haggis - a 'Wee, sleekit, cow'rin', timorous beastie' (or was that a mouse? I get confused so easily..)

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The Polish symbol is the white eagle.

The German symbol is a black eagle.

The Austrian symbol is also a black eagle.

Whilst the Russian Bear is symbolic in the same way as the British (or English?) Bulldog, the symbol of Russia is the two-headed eagle.

The two-headed eagle is also the symbol of Montenegro.

There seem to be more countries symbolised by an eagle than by any other creature.

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China...The Cockle

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Definitely not a Fish!

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Isn't the robin considered a national bird for England?

I ask you, a bloody robin! Not exactly scary is it?

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I thought the national bird of Scotland was Jimmy Krankie!!

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The French: The Poplar Tree. - Planted alongside all along country roads, so the Germans can march in the shade.

The Belgiums: Chocolate: What else ? Booring !

The Swiss: A Frigate: Pardon ? What Navy ?

Holland: A [***!!***]. (Don't ask !!)

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I always wanted to put me finger in a [***!!***]!

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Better wash it afterwards!

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Portugal - A Sardine

Spain - A Basque Seperatist. (Think about it !)

Germany - A Beach Towel

Finland - A Saunna




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