Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Red Arturoist, Apr 1, 2014.
I'll think about something.
Work take me off pc, now days.
Gave me some indications @SaveAtlacamani
I really love this flag
Inspired by yugoslavian flags by @WhiteDragon25, i made an Italian Socialist Republic Flag.
For now i have not a clear background
However i made it with fake flag using the colors of Italy.
Should I invert the white with the red?
Oh lovely, @Filo ! I anyway wanted a flag for an Italian Socialist (or rather, Syndicalist) Republic for our timeline! I will use that, okay?
That looks nice. Don't switch the red and white though.
Btw I'm sure Whitedragon25 would like it clear as they said in their post that those Yugoslavia flags were designs by deviantART member Leoninia in case anyone mistakenly thinks they were plagiarised.
Oh my bad, i mean that he posted them
Flag for a indipendent Falklands, where they're a republic.
(I'm sorry since it's a pretty lazy flag that resembles too much the one of Sealand. It's my first time doing something like this and I had 0 ideas)
The American League of Nationalist. The flag was designed some time in the early days of the 2nd American Civil War (2019-2027).
The flag is still used by Insurgency fighters, and is sometimes seen in southern states, as well as the midwest.
Something from a story I'm working on.
A swarm of butteflyes, or a massive invasion of ASBs, estinguishes House of Savoy and let to Palaiologos of Monferrato to take over Piemonte, and eventually over Italy.
So the flag of Paleologian Italy is, obviusly, italian flag with the Palaiologos crest.
I made two versions, which is better?
I'd go with the first. You can see the shape of the crest and it's nice and centred.
A lovely variant on a South Korean flag, but... what does "Samtaegeukgi" mean?
"Flag of three supreme ultimates", or in Hanja, 三太極旗。
Some new flags for my AH/FH project, Overheaven.
Flag of Io. Colonized predominantly by Latin Americans and Eastern Europeans, the best terraforming efforts on Jupiter's nearest Galilean moon have yielded a barely-inhabitable, sulphury and volcanic desert world. While water has been introduced, it mostly exists as vapor and clouds, with very little in the way of surface water. The atmosphere remains very sulphur-ridden and noxious but a simple gas mask is all that you need to breathe it. Still, Io is easily the forge of the Jovian Cluster, proving to be a veritable treasure trove of chemicals and metals. The two yellow volcanoes on the flag represent the moon's volcanic desert climate, distinctive brownish-yellow color as seen from space, and Io's mineral and industrial wealth. The bovine in the dark blue sky is a reference to the mythological nymph, Io (from which the moon takes its name); according to myth, Zeus (Jupiter) seduced Io and turned her into a cow to hide his infidelity from Hera. The white stripe...okay, I don't quite have symbolism for that yet, but they look striking. Maybe it's the thin atmosphere of Io post-terraforming? The distant sun rising up to welcome a dim new day on Io? I leave that up to interpretation.
So, not satisfied with merely making flags of the four Galilean moons (which always get attention in speculative fiction), I have decided to go where nobody to my knowledge has gone before, and make flags for all of Jupiter's 79 confirmed satellites, along with at least a little bit of lore for each one. Go big or go home. This is not by any means all of the flags I plan on making for this project - just the ones I've made so far.
So here's a flag of Amalthea. This here is the fifth-largest moon of Jupiter, though it's orders of magnitude smaller than even Europa. It's easily the most-populous of the Lesser Jovians, with 850,000 people as of 2185, overwhelmingly of heavily-mixed German and Japanese descent, though you can find a little bit of every other Lesser Jovian population on Amalthea, even if it's just a single Praxidikese noodle shop. In mythology, Amalthea was the foster-mother of Zeus, and is sometimes represented as a goat nursing the infant god. The locals on Amalthea have a thing for goats. Last generation, it was super-cool and hip to tweak your DNA to emulate Amalthea's favorite animal, and now there’s a generation of teens (about 10% of the population) who’re either proud of their ram horns and/or cloven feet, or resent their parents and their short-sighted decision to splice up.
The flag of Himalia. Settled predominantly by Malagasy people, this small but strategically-important moon (technically five: Himalia, Leda, Lysithea, Dia and Elara - they decided to just push these bitches together to make a single body connected by tubes) is the most vital port in the Jovian Cluster due to its very advantageous orbit. IPV's from other parts of the Solar System typically dock here first before embarking on more specialized vessels to the other moons of Jupiter. The flag of Himalia references both the banner of the ancient Merina Kingdom and the flag of Madagascar, with a generic Greek woman standing in for Himalia - a nymph famous for being seduced by Zeus...and not much else, really.
Ananke may only be 14 kilometers in radius, but that hasn’t stopped around 20,000 Circassians from settling this small Jovian moon. The yellow arrows are an old symbol of the Circassian people, whilst the red represents the moon’s reddish-grey coloration, and the teal is actually representative of the colony’s use of Begonia pavonina (a blue-colored plant from Malaysia, which is very adept at photosynthesizing under low-light conditions by manipulating the tiny amount of light it receives via quantum properties) to recycle air in the colony.
Thebe is the fourth moon of Jupiter by distance, and is home to around 25,000 people, overwhelmingly Rastafarians of Liberian descent. The entire population resides in the pressurized arcology of Thebe City, built into Zenthus Crater (40 kilometers in diameter). The orange represents mighty Jupiter, the red dot is Thebe, the grey bar is the Thebe Gossamer Ring, which the moon is orbits on the outside edge of. And of course, in homage to the legendary county flags of Liberia back on Earth, there is a small but proud Liberian flag in the upper left-hand corner.
Next is the stunning flag of Praxidike, the design of which recalls the moon’s icy-white color and brown striations. The majority of Praxidike’s 5,600 people are of Hmong descent, and the flag echoes the old flag of Vietnam.
First settled by North Sentinelese people from the now-submerged Andaman Islands, at 180 souls, Kale is one of the least-populous moons of Jupiter (out-under-populated only by Sponde’s 120 people). Nobody on Kale really wanted a flag. But some guy named Salma decided they needed one, and convinced the mayor of Kale to hold a contest, and Salma’s design won. His was the only entry. It’s simple, direct, and doesn't care what you think about it, just like the people of Kale, who rarely get visitors.
Now for the flag of Isonoe. Isonoe’s 1,600 people are mostly of Ainu descent, with a Japanese minority. Originally the moon was a direct democracy, but the last mayoral election on Isonoe saw a pimp who died of old age before the election was over…win the vote posthumously in a landslide. His opponent was so unpopular, the ladies who worked at his brothel staged an armed coup against her administration and then summarily vented her. The locals fully supported this, and even the Jovian League looked past this turn of events. Afterwards, Isonoe’s constitution was amended, and now this tiny Lesser Jovian is run by the "Council of Whores" (売春婦評議会). The grey and white represents the moon’s rocky and icy composition, while the blue diamond and the arrow symbol in the middle is an homage to the original flag of the Ainu people.
Next, we have the flag of Adrastea. Located inside the orbit of Io, Adrastea’s 4,500 people are of mostly Icelandic descent. Like with many of the innermost moons of Jupiter, Adrastea serves as a temporary home for seasonal gas-miners – typically cyborgs with high-gravity bodies. Orange represents Jupiter (obviously), white for the Main Ring of Jupiter which Adrastea is on the outer edge of, and grey represents the moon itself, with the design and proportions of the original Icelandic flag.
Themisto is one of the more populous of the Lesser Jovians, with 25,000 people, mostly of Kazakh, Uyghur and Afghan descent. The moon’s economy is built on its status as a seedy-ass casino world. While many of the Lesser Jovians try to scrape by with gambling halls and brothels for passing freighter crews, Themisto actually has people who go out of their way to visit it. The sorts of people you wouldn't trust to house-sit for you. They come for the more illicit games (often of the bloodsport variety), stay for the cheap nark and loose women/men/catgirls. Until recently, Themisto was run by local gangsters, using the elected democratic government as a front, until elements of the Elephant Mafia of Thailand managed to muscle their way in and take over almost everything. Now the Dolphin Mob from Ganymede wants in on the action, the conflict is starting to effect business on Themisto, and a militant alliance of bartenders, bellhops and receptionists seems poised to launch a populist revolution and seize the means, as it were. Oh right, and they have a flag. Red and grey for the two dominant colors of Themisto itself, the green-yellow eight-pointed star symbolizes luck, and the yellow symbol inside can be interpreted as a roulette wheel, or as representing the four large structures which keep Themisto rotating to generate spin-gravity.
Post a link to Overheaven, it looks interesting.
Afraid I don't really have a place to link to. Overheaven is kinda just notes, flags, maps, short stories and drawings that I've been churning out at a random pace every day for the last month or so. I might come up with a place to consolidate everything, but at the moment I got nothing.
A flag of the Holy Despotate of Zeta.
The Russians under Katarina II liberate south-western Balkans and put them under the Metropolite of Cetinje in the valley of Zeta.
Growing in power and status, in 19th century, Metropolite assumes title of Despote ruling over Crna Gora, Srbja and Macedonia
I have some more flags to share today, but most of these ones are of a... controversial nature... namely because they're Nazi flags. So yeah, fair warning, as these are NSFW, don't open them in public if you don't want to get into trouble. With that said:
Spoiler: Nazi Germany Flag (Off-Centered)
Spoiler: Nazi Germany Flag (Centered)
The first two flags here are a couple variants based on the "Reichskriegsflagge" war ensign used from 1935 to 1945, one off-centered (as historical) and one centered. The big difference between the historical flag and these flags are that I added my own innovation by overlaying the swastika over the Iron Cross; the inspiration for my doing so comes from both Hearts of Iron 4 (in which the in-game German Reich flag is a censored version of the Reichskriegflagge, where the swastika was replaced entirely by an Iron Cross), and from IRL Nazi Iron Cross medals produced during that period that had a tiny swastika placed in the middle of the Iron Cross (which, to be honest, looks kinda silly with how tiny it is).
Spoiler: Nazi Germany - Waffen-SS Flag
The next Nazi flag in this series is, of course, for the infamous Waffen-SS, the field-combat arm of the Schutzstaffel. They really don't need much introduction, for pretty obvious reasons. I had an earlier design that tried to be much more detailed, but upon looking back at it I felt it was trying too hard and so I cut it down to the simpler OTL design you see here.
Spoiler: Nazi Germany - Werwolf Partisans Flag
This next flag is for a more obscure group within the Nazi umbrella, the planned (but never implemented) partisan resistance force codenamed "Werwolf". It originally was conceived as a proper uniformed military formation composed of trained Wehrmacht or Waffen-SS veterans who'd execute a guerrilla campaign against the invading Allied forces after Normandy in 1944; however, when Goebbels got his mitts on it, it became more of a propaganda tool to encourage every German citizen to fight to the death as a mass resistance, with its official purpose as a commando unit downplayed. Despite Goebbel's claims that Werwolf was a force that would continue fighting underground even after the defeat of the government and military, it never really amounted to much and fears of Nazi terrorist activity after the war's end would prove to be unfounded. That said, Werwolf would find itself as a popular antagonist in various political thriller and military fiction works.
By the way, the symbol used here is called the Wolfsangel, a rune inspired by an old hunting tool, and was a popular symbol for liberty and independence after a peasant revolt in the 15th century... and then the Nazis got their hands on it. Because Nazis ruin everything.
Spoiler: Nazi Germany - SS-Ordensstaat Burgund Flag (Simple)
Pivoting more into alternate-history territory, here's a recreation of the flag used for Himmler's personal fiefdom in the HoI4 mod The New Order: Last Days of Europe (which has a thread here at AH.com, you might've seen or heard of it!). The symbol is a rounded-swastika variant commonly known as the "Broken Sun Cross". As for why this one is the "Simple" version? Well, I made a more complex version that you can see right below:
Spoiler: Nazi Germany - SS-Ordensstaat Burgund Flag (Complex)
This is a custom variant of the SS-Burgund flag from above I made, combining the Broken Sun Cross with the "Black Sun" symbol and putting the SS insignia in the canton area. I like this variant more than the plainer original, as it has more detail to it and fills up more space; plus, the Black Sun symbol lends itself greatly to the general theme of Himmler's SS, as Himmler was obsessed with esoteric occultist mysticism, and it shows in a lot of his management policies over the SS (he even had a castle in which to base his neopagan cult rituals in, and one of the rooms had the Black Sun plastered on the floor).
Spoiler: Reichskommissariat Mittelafrika Flag
The last flag here that has an outright Nazi swastika on it is for my "Reichkommssariat Mittelafrika" mini-scenario from my personal alt-history ideas thread. Initial inspiration for the scenario comes from Deutsche-Mittelafrika from the famous Kaiserreich mod for HoI4 (admittedly, that timeline has Imperial Germany instead of Nazi Germany... though Goering is still around and as terrible as ever), while the actual flag design here is inspired by, again, the The New Order mod, namely the flags for R.K. Zentralafrika and R.K. Ostafrika, in terms of color usage and arrangement. The emblem in the center is more of an original thing by me, trying to combine the stars from the Kaiserreich Mittelafrika flag with the animal motifs from the TNO RK-Afrika flags. As for why a snake? Well... first reason is that Flag Maker doesn't have a lion, bull, or elephant head overlay, so I had to work with what's there... and second, this Mittelafrika flag design from r/Vexillology gave me the idea to use a snake.
With all the blatantly Nazi flags out of the way now, we can move onto the rest of the flags I have here... starting with the quasi-Nazi puppet-state of the Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia. The design is a combination of both the OTL flag (which was also used by the National Fascist Community) and the NFC's competing organization, the Czech National Socialist Camp — Vlajka, or simply, Vlajka. Historically both the NFC and Vlajka went the way of the dodo after the collaborationist National Partnership party was formed in 1939 after the German occupation of Czechoslovakia the previous year.
On the opposite end of the spectrum for the Czechs, here's a flag for the Czech Socialist Republic. Why is only the Czech Socialist Republic? Well, again, going back to my alt-history map, I pretty much gave the entirety of the Slovakia half of Czechoslovakia to the Danubian Federation (aka Austria-Hungary), leaving only Czechia behind, so... yeah, it's just the Czech Republic.
Lastly, going back to Africa, here's a flag for a Communist South Africa: the Cape Commune. I kept the colors of the OTL/IRL South African flag and reused them for the new symbolism here.
That's all for today's flags. While not exactly family-friendly, I still hope you enjoyed them... err, that is, in the academic sense, I should say. Because, you know... enjoying something for being Nazi-related is, well, a pretty big sign that you're messed-up in the head. Go see a therapist if you do.
Until next time!
Good! I don't need any Nazi flags right now, unfortunately. What would an ultra-Robespierre like Reign of Terror which is at the same time ultra-capitalist to the level of Objectivist bear as a flag? It is effectively "France in exile", but in (South) Vietnam and - as an independent state - in Cambodia.
Uses the French Republican Calendar
is strictly Atheist
is ultra-capitalist, to the level of total Objectivism
but at the same time it is a totalitarian system, with one ruler.
maybe the best equivalent would be capitalist ultra-industrialist Pol Pot...
Private law is criminal law here, and not murder, but things like theft and fencing are the most severe crimes.
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