Kingdom of Norway, 1844
In 1844 the union badge, combining the flags of Norway and Sweden (a yellow cross on a blue field), was placed in the Norwegian national flag’s upper hoist. But in 1899 the personal union with Sweden had become very unpopular. The Norwegian parliament abolished the union badge from the national (merchant) and state flags, reverting to the design of 1821. In 1905 Norway achieved full independence.