See also: Star (homonymy)
The most current stars are to five or six branches, even at Sept. the most current uses of star as symbol are in the Drapeau X national and in the Religion.
Stars with five branches
The star with five branches is, with the Growing, the symbol of the Islam, inherited the Byzantine Empire and taken again by the Ottoman Empire. Each branch of this star represents one of the five Piliers of Islam. One finds this symbol on the flags several Moslem countries.
The red Star with five branches is a symbol of the Communisme and Socialisme. It pourraît to represent the five fingers of the hand of the worker, or the five Continent S. the red star is used in the flag of the the USSR.
Stars with six branches
The star of David, symbol of the Judaism, is a Hexagramme, i.e. a star with six branches, or actually two equilateral triangles reversed superimposed. The star of David appears in the Drapeau of Israel.
The Jewish star was also used, during the Ségrégation of the Jewish under the Nazi Germany. Indeed, the Jews were constrained to carry a fabric end representing a yellow star to distinguish them.
In the Western American, the Sheriff S and the Marshall S changed in badge a star to five or six branches, symbol of their authority.
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