AHC: New Canadian flag

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

  1. Dathi THorfinnsson Daði Þorfinnsson

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    Great, and then our flag gets blocked by porn blockers!
    Serious, thats why the history magazine had to change its name.
     
  2. Isot the Terrible Member Banned

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  3. Kermode FKA conchobhar Donor

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    I agree that looks awful, but that's more to do with the vibrant colours than the actual design. With a more muted palette, it looks quite nice:

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  4. phx1138 Bocagiste troll

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    Two suggestions: the Union Flag "sidebars" on both sides.

    Or, take the Union Flag & put the maple leaf on the center.:p
     
  5. Coyote Knight Witch-King of the Apiary

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    I've always found a blue version of the Canadian flag to be not too bad. Not ideal, but not bad.

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    I think it would also make more sense as we have three blue oceans, many blue Great Lakes, blue rivers and lakes, blue hills, blue mountains, and blue skies.
     
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  6. damein fisher This bad boy can fit so many maps in it

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    I know it's been years and I hate to necro a thread, knowing it will be closed; but I have to share this one I found because of just how unique it is;
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  7. Histor32 Well-Known Member

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  8. GDIS Pathe Well-Known Member

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    I hope your being saracastic
     
  9. Histor32 Well-Known Member

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    Sort of . Does that count?

    I like the Canadian flag the way it is personally . It doesn't need a British union jack or other crazy items.. Nothing says Canada like that maple leaf . Okay drunk guys in Winnipeg do too.. But I digress
     
  10. Seandineen Member

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    Trackah, that is hot stuff!
     
  11. riggerrob Well-Known Member

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    OTL those of us old enough to remember the 1960s flag debate welcomed the maple leaf flag because it was easier for elementary school students to draw.
    In part, the maple leaf flag was inspired Royal Canadian Navy sit-down-strikes of 1949. With fewer and fewer Canadians born in the UK, the Union Jack became less and less relevant and Canadian sailors demanded Canadian insignia on their uniforms.
    Sailors wanted distinctively Canadian insignia like the RCAF’s maple leaf rounded. The new maple leaf flag also signalled that the British Commonwealth was fading.
    We were amazed that the ruling Progressive Conservative was able to dominate the new flag with their party colours.
    How they eliminated the “liberal” party’s blue .... and tried to tell us that both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were red is a mystery ?????
    ATL If the Canadian flag were re-drawn today, it would need to be far more inclusive, so inclusive that a new flag would be hopelessly complicated. A new flag would need to include the Arctic Ocean across the top. Should the melting Arctic Ocean be red or blue?
    For good measure, we should include some of the Great Lakes .... you know ..... our “Southern Ocean” ..... that keeps Americans in their place.
    While we are adding colours, all those special interest groups will require their colours on a new flag: LGBT etc. rainbow.
    “Black Lives Matter” will probably demand a black stripe .... even though Africans are only a tiny percentage of Canadian population. In Vancouver, dark-skinned citizens are more likely from Southern India.
    Then Canadians Sikhs might demand a kirpan knife ....

    All these extra colours would drive flag-printers to drink and confuse elementary school kids.
     
  12. brokenrobot00 Active Member

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    Honestly I like the Canadian Flag as it is today bold red colors distinctive. The Maple Leaf insignia all by itself shows the nations early connection to its land and resources. Very simple and and memorable. Still thought I'd have some fun on ms paint and whip up a few variations on the existing theme. One is just the Canadian Flag colors inverted the other two add some blue into the flag in different ways.
     

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  13. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    This thread is for alternate history discussion, not email forwards from your racist uncle.
     
  14. riggerrob Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you missed my attempt at sarcasm?
    Humour does not always transmit well over the inter web.
     
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  15. StealthyMarat In the heavy thoughts. Gone Fishin'

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    How about standard flag, but with maple syrup bottle at the middle, instead of maple leaf?
     
  16. thekingsguard Founder of Korsgaardianism

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    Nah, gotta add the new stars first 57stars.png
     
  17. StealthyMarat In the heavy thoughts. Gone Fishin'

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    LMAO, if US\UK relations were trash at 1914, and Teddy R. was POTUS, this would've happened.
     
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  18. Deckhand Pull hard, she comes easy.

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    If that is a choice, i prefer this

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  19. Ikny Trash

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    Shouldn't this thread be closed for necro?
     
  20. Burton K Wheeler l'état profond, c'est moi Moderator

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    Nah.

    People need to quit using it for stupid jokes, though.
     
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