This is the Brazilian flag.

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  • The words across the middle are Portuguese for "Order is Progress", the national motto.
  • The blue circle represents a blue sky and the stars represent the Brazilian states (like the counties we have in England - Kent, Sussex, etc).
  • The green and yellow were left over from the previous flag of the Empire of Brazil (when Brazil was ruled by Portugal) but some people prefer to say that: