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  1. Bill Chase
    May 2, 2010

    On at least one occasion the flag of Chile was flown over a Texas public building by mistake. It stayed up for a long time before someone noticed “something did not look quite right”

  2. Justin
    July 9, 2010

    Links? I tried googling for the story on the Chilean flag being flown over a Texas public building by mistake, but couldn’t find any information on it. The only result I got was, strangely, another website where someone named “Billy” was making the same claim.

  3. Oz
    August 25, 2010

    Justin, I think Bill Chase is full of shiat! Don’t mess with Texas, Biatches!

  4. Keri peck
    September 8, 2010

    I discied to find out what the differance between the chillaen flag and the flag of texas when I saw a story about the chilaen miners that are trapeed beneeth the erth where I saw a flag that looked a lot like the texas flag and but I sad wat a minuat this is chille not texas so what would a texas flag be doing in chellie. so to figuer out what the differances wer between the 2 flags I simly googeld it and heer I am a quik second later finding out the answer to my question ya whooo. I am glad this sit was heer when I needed to know what I wanted to know.

  5. Esteban
    September 28, 2010

    For more information of flag of the chile:
    http://simbolospatrios.cl

    Saludos

  6. hannah
    October 13, 2010

    Lol wow I had no idea about the flag on the Taxes building and I didn’t even know that there was a flag close to the Texas lol. I’m from Texas so yeah so don’t be hatin on Texas!!

  7. Toaster
    October 13, 2010

    In more than one occasion, the Texas flag was flown in Chile by mistake.
    Also, the Chilean embassy had flown the Texas flag by mistake in DC. ooops!

  8. Getreal
    October 13, 2010

    Actually, neither event happened. Neither Texas nor Chile ever flew the others flag by mistake. It’s an urban legend.

  9. Wes
    October 14, 2010

    At any rate, both flags are beautiful and should be proudly flown!

  10. whatthe…
    October 14, 2010

    I don’t know about flying the wrong flag over a Texas public building, but an absentee ballot for Atascosa County in Texas had been using a picture of the Chilean flag for years.

  11. Jason R
    October 15, 2010

    Not urban myth: The absentee ballot story is true. Another interesting true story is that a small school district in rural Texas accidentally flew the wrong flag for a week before someone corrected them. It wasn’t widely reported, but is a famous incident in Texas education circles.

  12. Patricia
    February 18, 2011

    I know as Chilean Blood that Texas flags was made for a guy who was married with a chilean lady who was homesick about her country( Chile) so her husband in orden to let her feel at home made the Texas Flag similiar to Chilian One ..in th end it is a romantic story in 1838..AWWw

  13. strider
    August 20, 2011

    Actualy texas and chilean are brothers of liberty, so their flags are similar.

  14. Josh
    December 26, 2011

    “The national flag of Chile, also known as La estrella solitaria (Spanish for “the lone star”),[1] consists of two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red and a blue square the same height as the white band at the hoist-side end of the white band, which bears a white five-pointed star in the center. It was adopted on October 18, 1817.

    In few words: Texas not only stole the Chilean flag, but its motto (The Lone Star).

    Just for the record, never,ever in Chile the Texan flag flew as the Chilean flag.

  15. chileneitor
    February 27, 2012

    Los texanos se “inspiraron” en el pabellón naval de los barcos chilenos de la época que llegaban por la minería y que es igualito a la bandera de Texas.

  16. Black
    March 15, 2012

    Well Im chilean and I knew this a lot time before, but Im sure mostly of chilean people dont know texas flag as well as texas people dont know chilean flag, even when it is a country. People needs more general culture in nowadays, I mean I know american, european even some african and asian flags (there are a lot). Fact is both flags are beautiful, but chilean one is better :D Its sad that people needs a tragedy or a supernatural event to know a country.

  17. Terrance
    March 25, 2012

    I’m Texan. And I’ve known Chile’s flag and am familiar with almost all the other flags in the US and the world as well. And I’ve been familiar with them for a long, long time.

    I never looked this up, but to me, Texas’s flag seems to have been designed with the United States flag in mind. As if to symbolize unity with the country in addition independence. Texas flag looks as if it comes from the area of the United States Flag where the star in the bottom corner of the blue space can be seen.

    I don’t think Texas was trying to copy Chile… it was just coming up with a very powerful symbolic gesture based on the flag of the country its in.

    • Pepe
      March 26, 2012

      @Terrance – I agree. From what I’ve read, both the Chilean and Texan flags were inspired by the United States flag.

  18. Liz
    March 20, 2013

    All those who live in Texas, I am not hating, but the Chilean flag came first! so let’s all stop saying Chile stole your flag. I agree with Terrance’s comment whole-heartedly!

  19. Eddy
    March 27, 2013

    Chilean flag was first. Texas stole the flag like they stole the Mexican land.

  20. Josh Drakensburg
    April 21, 2013

    I was a little bit confused about the flags of Texas, Chile and Cuba. But now I know the difference and came to the conclusion that both the flags(excluding Cuba) stood to the summit of their respective dignity and honor. The emphasis should not be on ‘which came first’ but we should consider them as supreme within their respective spheres.

  21. Marky
    December 28, 2013

    I’m not saying that Texas INTENTIONALLY copied the Chilean flag, but it sure APPEARS that they stole it. Aw hell, what do I care… I live in Georgia!!! :)))

  22. Xim
    January 25, 2014

    Someone also stole ‘Valparaiso’ and named a tiny little place in the US after it. They must have run out ideas…

  23. Xim
    January 25, 2014

    Either that or they really adore Chile (sigh…! I do!) and want a bit of this and that (they obviously can find it on a map!)

    In someone’s words and… errr… only as a side note…

    “In the beginning of time, God created the wonders of the world. When he was finished, however, he saw that he had many leftover pieces. He had parts of rivers and valleys, of oceans and lakes, of glaciers and deserts, of mountains and forests, and of meadows and hills. Rather than to let such beauty go to waste, God put them all together and cast them to the most remote corner of the earth.
    And THIS is how Chile was born.”

    Regards
    Xim

  24. Xim
    January 25, 2014

    But… what can I say, I also like the States (they don’t copy everything, people, only what they like to death).

  25. Brian
    January 26, 2014

    I have a friend from Chile and when I remarked about the similarities he also said that the man who designed the Texas flag was married to a Chilean woman and that the Chilean flag was the inspiration for the Texas flag. In the 1830′s the world was not the small place it is today and most people in Texas had no idea where Chile was or what it’s flag looked like.

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