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JCC [Vexillology] ITT I rate flags

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

  1. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Only royals can touch it. ;)

    On the subject of old flags...

    [image=http://www.istrianet.org/istria/heraldry/flags/habsburg_flag.jpg]
    Austrian Empire

    [image=http://www.theflagshop.co.nz/shop/images/austrohung.gif]
    Austro-Hungarian Empire

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/Flag_of_Tsar_of_Moscow.jpg]
    Tsarist Russia

    [image=http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/e/es-cl_77.gif]
    Castille

    [image=http://0.tqn.com/d/gospain/1/0/a/H/-/-/aragon_flag.jpg]
    Aragon
     
  2. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    I rather like czarist Russia.
     
  3. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The Austrian looks like a warning sign, I guess that's good when going to war though. Something like "don't mess with us, here we come".
     
  4. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Not sure if they went to war under that flag or not.
     
  5. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://www.theflagshop.co.nz/shop/images/austrohung.gif]
    Austro-Hungarian Empire

    This is my favourite one. It's a simple but effective mix of the Austrian and Hungarian colours. It works just as well with or without the crowns, so not too bothered about them. 9/10
     
  6. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    Indeed. You know, I wonder what a Canadian-American Empire would look like...
     
  7. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    [image=http://www.zomidc.org/usflag.jpg]
     
  8. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Let's take a look at the recent history of Iraq's flag.

    1963-1991
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/04/Flag_of_Iraq_%281963-1991%29.svg/200px-Flag_of_Iraq_%281963-1991%29.svg.png]

    1991-2004
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Flag_of_Iraq%2C_1991-2004.svg/200px-Flag_of_Iraq%2C_1991-2004.svg.png]

    Saddam Hussein added the words "God is Great" after the Gulf War, apparently in his own hand writing.

    Proposed flag 2004
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Proposed_flag_of_Iraq.svg/200px-Proposed_flag_of_Iraq.svg.png]

    Later abandoned due to negative reaction, with some saying it looks too much like Israel's flag.

    2004-2008
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a9/Flag_of_Iraq_2004-2008.svg/200px-Flag_of_Iraq_2004-2008.svg.png]

    Saddam's script was changed to a more stylised script.

    2008-present
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Flag_of_Iraq.svg/200px-Flag_of_Iraq.svg.png]

    Stars removed, script becomes main focus.

     
  9. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Force Ghost star 9

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    So, any word on what the stars were supposed to symbolize or was it comparable to US stars?
     
  10. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The stars represented a proposed union with Egypt and Syria, but it never happened. Syria also had three green stars on its flag, now it only has two.
     
  11. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    [image=http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/203/3x5flag.jpg]

    What about this one? At least it's not "bedsheet blue."
     
  12. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Looks like a beer label. :p

    Where was the state of Jefferson supposed to be?
     
  13. poor yorick

    poor yorick Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP - Game Host

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    Apparently, 4 counties of California and 1 county of Oregon.

    I have no idea why. :p
     
  14. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://www.nationalflaggen.com/fotw/images/f/fic-frea.gif]
    [image=http://flagspot.net/images/f/fic-spau.gif]

    Amazing.
     
  15. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    This reminds me of another flag...

    [image=http://www.fahnenversand.de/fotw/images/f/fic-gdt.gif]

    From

    [image=http://www.filmreference.com/images/sjff_03_img1003.jpg]
     
  16. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    South Sudan:

    There seems to be a bit of confusion here, wikipedia shows two different versions:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_SPLAM.svg/300px-Flag_of_the_SPLAM.svg.png]

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Flag_of_the_SPLAM.svg/500px-Flag_of_the_SPLAM.svg.png]

    I can't rate it till they sort it out!
     
  17. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    That's the modern flag, and it's alive and kicking.
     
  18. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    [image=http://m1.ikiwq.com/img/xl/qqLySg8buXrQLJmHrbC5sd.jpg]

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore
     
  19. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Prince William's personal standard for use within the United Kingdom:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/Royal_Standard_of_Prince_William.svg/1000px-Royal_Standard_of_Prince_William.svg.png]

    Standard royal banner defaced with a three-pointed label (indicating his line of succession) and the red scallop of the Spencer family. 7/10

    William's Canadian standard:

    [image=http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj75/MedievalSam/scraps/canada.png]

    Again, pretty straight forward. Much the same as the Queen's, but I dunno about that W. It's a bit flimsy. 6/10
     
  20. GrandAdmiralPelleaon

    GrandAdmiralPelleaon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Since we're all in the grip of separatism here in Belgium, maybe somebody should rate some of the flags.

    Right now it's this one:

    Belgium:

    [image=http://flagspot.net/images/b/be.gif]

    Which could split up into

    Flanders:

    [image=http://blogimages.bloggen.be/represent/234052-9e1eef24061e8e173d9ca79bfe0b852f.jpg]

    and

    Wallonia:

    [image=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_J7EdQWfcPrs/Rv_a6WhBliI/AAAAAAAACO0/OcCcaHYm54s/s320/WaalseHaan.gif]

    Of course, Brussels could still get something separate:

    Brussels:

    [image=http://www.belgische-vlag.nl/index_bestanden/20080922142728_bp07_638_main.jpg]

    If we're lucky, Limburg will secede as well.

    (Belgian)-Limburg:

    [image=http://www.wereldvlaggen.nl/upload/projects/20080922142725_bp02_468_main.jpg]

    Or, my personal favourite, let's reconstitute the Duchy of Brabant ...

    (Vlaams)-Brabant:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Vlaams-BrabantVlag.gif]
     
  21. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Get rid of the Austrian flag, Austrian Netherlands hasn't existed since the war of the first coalition. :p

    You forgot these options BTW:
    [image=http://69.36.11.139/pics/Netherlands-flag.gif]

    or

    [image=http://www.flags.net/images/largeflags/FRAN0001.GIF]

    :p
     
  22. GrandAdmiralPelleaon

    GrandAdmiralPelleaon Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Those are actually the colors of [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leuven]Leuven[/link], not Austria, Leuven being the Capital of Brabant - and erstwhile capital of the Duchy of Brabant.

    As for joining the Dutch or French, I doubt it. :p

    EDIT:

    Also, TIL that the King of Spain apparently also deems himself the Duke of Brabant, which is odd, seeing as the Belgian crown prince is also Duke of Brabant. Oh those wacky royals.
     
  23. AcklayComeHome

    AcklayComeHome Jedi Master star 7

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/merke/Horde-flag-Outland.jpg]
    For the Horde?
     
  24. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I knew I would be corrected on the Austrian flag thing, it didn't make any sense (although the flag of Leuven looks the same as the Austrian flag)

    As for Spanish king calling himself Duke of Brabant, make sense in their silly royalty sort of way, the Spanish used to own the territory but after they lost it but they kept the title to sound as pompous as possible. ;)
     
  25. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I like it. Symbols on flags are the best. 8/10

    I like these too. Nice colours. Although I did confuse the Belgian and German flags when I was younger, but now I know better.