AHC: New Canadian flag

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by phx1138, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. phx1138 Bocagiste troll

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    It's 1965, & debate is underway to replace the Red Duster.

    Your mission: come up with something less boring than the Maple Leaf.;)

    (My personal choice, the beaver kicking Uncle Sam's ass, is an obvious fail.:p)

    Respect for national colors, & for the Quebec & Native influences, is mandatory.
     
  2. Luath I like Trains

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    A Canadianised Quebec flag would seem the most obvious choice to me.
     
  3. Landshark The Falcon!

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    Filler............

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  4. phx1138 Bocagiste troll

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    That's kind of an interesting design, tho I've never been a fan of the miniature Union Flag in the corner.
     
  5. RCAF Brat Vanguard of your destruction

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    That's a cool design, and much better than what we got saddled with IOTL. Then again I am rather partial to the Red Ensign so of course I'd be all for adopting a variant thereof.:)
     
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  6. RGB Unqueering the Academia

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    It's laconic and beautiful. :p

    The only thing I would have changed is make the seas of red on both sides of the leaf narrower, with more white space in the middle.
     
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  7. AHIMPERIALIST Well-Known Member

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    I think the rather unpopular(during the war) Canadian Active Service Flag, could have been a good compromise:
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  8. The Kiat I'm going to Nixonland!

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    Replace the maple leaf with a polar bear.... or at least a moose. No, that's not a joke. A bull moose would make for a far more impressive symbol than a leaf.
     
  9. DStecks Writes the songs

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    I've always been partial to the Pearson Pennant:

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    Not having any blue element on our flag is a pretty gross oversight, "official colours" be damned. There ought to be an acknowledgment of Quebec somehow, since it's undeniable that they've maintained a distinct identity, yet one that should still be confirmed as Canadian.

    I'll be the first to admit, though, that the OTL flag is superior aesthetically. The single maple leaf is an iconic symbol, and the three leaves of the Pennant overcomplicate the design. That said, I feel like the Pennant needs the triple leaf design, since the OTL flag with blue bars instead of red would just look shitty.

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    See? The leaf becomes too dominant, and it throws off the feel of the whole thing. It looks clownish.
     
  10. Devvy Idiot. Donor

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    Didn't the Canadians only ditch the Red Ensign mostly because of the Suez Crisis and the wish to be recognised as neutral rather then British? Or have I completely butchered that?
     
  11. Midnight-Blue766 The filidh that cam frae Skye

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    This. :p

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  12. pieman97405 Desperate to leave this timeline.

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    I'm thinking this myself....
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  13. Van555 Social Reformist

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    So are you literally diefenbaker or what?
     
  14. RCAF Brat Vanguard of your destruction

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    Here's a quick n' dirty version of what I have in mind for an updated Red Ensign that is modern while retaining the links our past:

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  15. RogueBeaver Well-Known Member

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    CASF would've been a good compromise. Not a fan of the Pearson Pennant, and definitely not the Red Ensign.
     
  16. thekingsguard Founder of Korsgaardianism

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    I like this one, though I'd add six or seven more stars :D
     
  17. Dan1988 Vamos abrir a porta da esperança!

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    Other than that. ;) That's cheating.
     
  18. Trackah the Uchronaut

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    A flag combining the major symbols.

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  19. Dan1988 Vamos abrir a porta da esperança!

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  20. Deckhand Pull hard, she comes easy.

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