These two flags are the State Flag of the Languedoc, and its war flag.
For the first one, I took inspiration on a strange flag I saw waving at the castle of Peyrepertuse, close to Carcassonne. I haven't found its meaning, but I liked the different set of colours and how appropriate it seemed for an Occitan state. Any information on this flag's real origin would be welcome.
(The stars on the cross' arms come from a coin from the 1700's that commemorates a session of the States of the Languedoc)
The second one comes from the flag of the XVIIIth Century company of Languedocien Dragoons. The yellow background breaks the pattern that would be to have a red background, for obvious reasons. White is in because I imagine it being a reactionary state that wants to break away from the French Republic using the monarchist white, also for the Catholics in the region, but ironically its identity comes from centuries of parliamentary States celebrated in the region's two capitals, Toulouse and Montpellier. So it's a reactionary republic.
There they go:
And here's a Huguenot Quebec, with the fleurs-de-lis replaced with Huguenot crosses.
Very nice but I do find the mural crown a bit odd as it's usually for CoA of Cities/Towns/Municipalities.
The first flag is definitely my favourite of the 2
Well, the red and gold are traditional colours of the region - Aquitaine, Toulouse, and most of the various counties, used them in their arms.It's my favourite too. I'm still trying to discover where do these colours come from.
The mural crown is also a republican symbol. The Spanish Second Republic replaced the royal crown with a mural one (the First Republic did the same but with a Civic Crown, which is made of oak leaves).
Flag of the Spiš Republic from my Sparrow Avengers universe. NOT an official entry yet, just a testbed. I just want to ask what you think about the colour combinations of the flag's alternating fields and the two metals and green colour that separate them (those three being the less dominant/frequented parts of the tincture on the coat of arms). The coat of arms in the middle is from an original 19th century illustration of the Spiš county's great CoA. I put it there merely as a placeholder until I replace it with my far more polished version. The flag's four main fields are deliberately of a different colour than the colours on the shield's four quarters/fields.
I really dig the way you used metals in the cross, although I think it would look better if the bands were uniform in all four arms. The CoA is aesthetically a bit busy, especially with the rest of the colours, and the background would be really cool as a standalone flag, but the context seems to call for it and it works all the same.
What's the history of this universe, and how have all these Slovak city-states survived? You mentioned a League of Nations, which makes me think the PoD is some kind of massive balkanisation of the region with the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after WWI. If so, how come Hungary didn't gobble up all of those little city-states? Are they equally fragmented?
What's the history of this universe, and how have all these Slovak city-states survived?
You mentioned a League of Nations, which makes me think the PoD is some kind of massive balkanisation of the region with the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after WWI.
If so, how come Hungary didn't gobble up all of those little city-states? Are they equally fragmented?
I'm really curious too. A map would be awesome as well, though I guess you don't have one.
Interesting scenario that. Come Saturday I might be able to help you out with the mapping if you'd like.
Here's a Napoleonic Kingdom of Illyria, based off of the modern flag of Slovenia but with different colors and a different coat of arms.
And here's a version based off of a Napoleonic flag of Naples.
Which family rules Nappy's puppet kingdoms in Illyria and Naples ?