National symbols are symbols of culture and idenity for a community. Primarily for a nation state, but also subnational units and ethnic groups, the intent of a symbol is to unite people by creating a common representation. This can be achieved visually through flags, icons or personifications or verbally through myths, values, customs and history. National symbols are important to communicate ideas, to foster patriotism and mobalize nationalism in the national community.

National SymbolsEdit