11th December 2019

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What does California represent?

The seal features the Roman goddess Minerva (Athena in Greek mythology), the goddess of wisdom and war, because she was born an adult, and California was never a territory; a California grizzly bear (the official state animal) feeding on grape vines, representing California's wine production; a sheaf of grain,

In this regard, what does the red star on the California flag stand for?

The once common California grizzly bear (also the official state animal) portrays strength; the star represents sovereignty; the red color signifies courage; and the white background stands for purity.

Why do they call California a republic?

Because the flag is a legacy of the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846, when American settlers in Mexican Alta California declared a new republic. Thus, California became territory occupied by the United States, and soon thereafter, was admitted as the 31st state in the Union.
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