The American flag has thirteen stripes representing the original thirteen colonies—but really there were only twelve. That’s because Delaware was never a separate colony. After the British invaded the region and stole it from the Dutch in the 1660s, the Delaware territory was juggled between Maryland and Pennsylvania. In fact, it wasn’t even called Delaware—it was just known as “The Three Lower Counties.”
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
Flags Of The World. Stories Behind Them | These stories aren't 100%. In case of the Brazilian flag, in addition to representing the night sky over Rio on November 15th, 1889, the flag's 27 stars represent the 26 States and the Federal District - Brasilia. https://pt.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandeira_do_Brasil