The story goes that during a flood King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) saw the flag hanging upside-down, and to prevent this from happening again created a new flag which was symmetrical.
In 1917 the middle color was changed to dark blue, the auspicious colour for Saturday in Thai astrology, the day King Vajiravudh was born.
Sometimes, this is justified by having the organization in question not be a real military, or a combined military/civilian organization.
Sometimes, the work is set in a time or place where military organizations were just not that disciplined (e.g. Most of the time, it appears to be the result of lack of experience on the part of the writers on how the military actually operates. Either the members are competent or simply badass enough so that "normal" discipline is not necessary any more, or the common cause they are fighting for and/or the charisma of their leader is enough to ensure their efficiency when it is time to get serious; in such cases, the Mildly Military organization is actually a group of True Companions with the size and the firepower of a standing army.
Alternate names: S'gaw, S'gau, S'gaw Kayin, Kanyaw, Paganyaw, Pwakanyaw, White Karen, Burmese Karen, Yang Khao. Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Karen, Sgaw-Bghai, Sgaw More information. Dialects: Na (Black Lahu, Musser Dam, Northern Lahu, Loheirn), Nyi (Red Lahu, Southern Lahu, Musseh Daeng, Luhishi, Luhushi), Shehleh. Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Mon-Khmer, Northern Mon-Khmer, Palaungic, Western Palaungic, Lametic More information. The three colours red-white-blue stand for nation-religion-king, an unofficial motto of Thailand. The flag was adopted on 28 September 1917, according to the royal decree about the flag in that year.
Kayah, Eastern [eky] 98,642 in Thailand (2000 WCD). Alternate names: Red Karen, Karennyi, Kayay, Kayah. Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Tibeto-Burman, Lolo-Burmese, Loloish, Southern, Akha, Lahu More information. In refugee camps near Laos border; formerly in Chiang Kham camp, but now in camps near Pua, Nan, or elsewhere. The Thai name for the flag is ธงไตรรงค์ (Thong Trairong), which simply means tricolour flag.
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The main difference is that the blue and red colors are inverted.
Coat of arms The National Emblem (National Symbol) of Thailand features the Garuda, a figure from both Buddhist and Hindu mythology.
Classification: Deaf sign language More information. Kanchanaburi dialect is northern, Ratchaburi-Phetchaburi dialect is southern. Dialects: Kanchanaburi Pwo Karen, Ratchaburi Pwo Karen (Phetchaburi Pwo Karen). Alternate names: Hkun, Khun Shan, Gon Shan, Tai Khun, Khuen. Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Maehongson, Lampang, Tak provinces, 119 known villages. Phalo (100) and Phang (100) are treated as distinct languages in Wurm and Hattori 1981.