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JCC [Vexillology] ITT I rate flags

Discussion in 'Community' started by zacparis, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's as good as
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Mexico.svg/1000px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png]
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Mexico.svg/1000px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png]
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Mexico.svg/1000px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png]
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fc/Flag_of_Mexico.svg/1000px-Flag_of_Mexico.svg.png]
     
  2. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-union/czech-republic/images/czech-flag.jpg]

    vs.

    [image=http://www.businessweek.com/managing/economic_recovery/blog/archives/philippines_flag.gif]
     
  3. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nicaragua

    [image=http://www.appliedlanguage.com/flags_of_the_world/large_flag_of_nicaragua.gif]

    Pretty tame. The trouble with this one (like El Salvador) is the coat of arms is far too small, you almost need a telescope to see it! 5/10

    Dominican Republic

    [image=http://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/images/143/14319.png]

    This one is quite nice. I like the alternating red and blue surrounding the cross, but like its neighbours, the coat of arms is too small. 6/10

    Czech Republic

    [image=http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-union/czech-republic/images/czech-flag.jpg]

    Unlike most European flags, I like how this one breaks up the traditional tricolour with a nice blue triangle. 7/10

    Philippines

    [image=http://www.businessweek.com/managing/economic_recovery/blog/archives/philippines_flag.gif]

    I love the sun symbol, and the colours are quite nice. What I love about this one is that it's flipped vertically during war time, so the red is at the top. It's a neat idea. 8/10
     
  4. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Queen Elizabeth II's flags:

    United Kingdom

    [image=http://j.imagehost.org/0686/500px-Royal_Standard_of_the_United_Kingdom_svg.png]

    Fairly straight forward, covers England, Ireland and Scotland. Like the Union Flag, Wales is missing. Design wise, I love the deep maroon used on this version, it goes well with the deep blue and gold. 9/10

    Australia

    [image=http://j.imagehost.org/0370/500px-Royal_Standard_of_Australia_svg.png]

    All six states are represented here, so that works. I love the border, it reminds me of a coronation robe. 7/10

    Canada

    [image=http://j.imagehost.org/0611/500px-Royal_Standard_of_Canada_svg.png]

    The traditional nations are represented here, along with France which is an interesting link to Canada and the Crown's past. The maple leaves at the bottom are a nice touch. 8/10

    New Zealand

    [image=http://j.imagehost.org/0902/500px-Royal_Standard_of_New_Zealand_svg.png]

    All sorts going on here. There's a dead sheep, some wheat, a couple of hammers, some boats and the southern cross. That tells you pretty much all you need to know about NZ! 6/10
     
  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    [image=http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3574/800pxflagofthekingdomof.png]

    Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
     
  6. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow, lots going on there. I just had to look it up for interest:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/Arms_of_the_flag_of_two_sicilies.png]

    It's almost like a world map!
     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    So is it free to suggest some coats of arms now?
     
  8. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If it's on a flag, sure!
     
  9. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Force Ghost star 7

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    Interesting, nice explanation for all the parts of the shield. :) Though I'm wondering why is it oval shaped - if I remember my heraldry right, the oval shape was used in coats of arms of Church officials... [face_thinking]
     
  10. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The union flag of Sweden-Norway

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0e/Swedish_norwegian_union_flag.svg/800px-Swedish_norwegian_union_flag.svg.png]

    Also known as the "herring salad"
     
  11. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's a clever mix of the Swedish and Norwegian flag, but why did they mix the two flags and then place them within a bigger Swedish flag? [face_thinking]

    Anyway, it's a nice design. 7/10
     
  12. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8636331.stm]lol[/link]

    France's justice minister has called for legal action to be taken against a man who was photographed wiping his bottom with the French flag.

    He was just being resourceful!
     
  13. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    In Norway they used the little mix within a Norwegian flag, that's just the Swedish version of the Union flag.
     
  14. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Interesting. [face_thinking]
     
  15. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/politics/10274536.stm

    David Cameron has said he will fly the flag of St George over No 10 during the football World Cup in South Africa.

    The prime minister told MPs that the move would not cost anything and he hoped would help unite the nation behind the English team.

    No matter what part of the UK they represented, he said he hoped all MPs would be shouting "come on England".


    Someone send me a photo!
     
  16. darth_frared

    darth_frared Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    makes me wonder why there is an english team but not a british team...
     
  17. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070320221546/starwars/images/c/c1/Sebulba_flag.jpg]
     
  18. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    er.. 3/10
     
  19. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    An exciting last week for vexillologists - Malawi has a new flag.

    Old
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d5/Flag_of_Malawi_1964-2010.svg/200px-Flag_of_Malawi_1964-2010.svg.png]

    New
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d1/Flag_of_Malawi.svg/500px-Flag_of_Malawi.svg.png]

    Ehh, I don't think it's a vast improvement. I can't remember if I rated the old one before, but the new one gets 7/10.
     
  20. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    The colors are more fun this way.
     
  21. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I think I prefer the old one, it was a bit more unique compared to the new one.
     
  22. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    How about the old French flag?

    [image=http://www.presidiolabahia.org/images/nine_flags/fr-23w.gif]
     
  23. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    A little too DaVinci Code, if you ask me. :p
     
  24. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The old royal one, yeah I love it. Gold on white is a nice scheme, although it's not great for visibility. The fleur de lys design goes all the way back to medieval France, which is a plus.

    8/10
     
  25. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    I love the design, but how do you keep it clean?