Flag Thread IV

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Red Arturoist, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    More the green stripes next to black and red. If you're doing stripes then dark light dark light etc is the best way that doesn't distort how you interpret colour and shape.
     
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  2. PatrickMtz Well-Known Member

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    Two proposals: Republican and Monarchical for a surviving Yugoslavia.
    Based on this Reddit Post. All credit to the author.

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  3. NK_Ryzov This Is Not A Custom Title

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    Another Mars flag for Overheaven.

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    This is the flag of the Republic of Cydonia, a polity on a post-terraforming Mars, inhabited mostly by the Barsu people - humans who believe they possess the souls of dead aliens, who totally had a civilization on Mars millions of years ago. They’re a kooky bunch, but mostly harmless. They’ve “restored” the pyramids and ruins long-reputed (by conspiracy theorists) to be in Mars’ famous Cydonia region, as well as made the “Face on Mars” a reality; it's one of the more famous tourist destinations on Mars in the 23rd century, along with the weird Edgar Rice Boroughs stuff the Barsu insist upon in their society.

    Anyway.

    The central symbol on the flag of Cydonia was originally seen by the prophetess Aelita in her many “spirit visions” and is known as the Zashra. The Zashra means “renewal” and “reincarnation” and was adopted by the Barsu movement very early on in the 2020’s, among Aelita’s earliest online fans. (OOC: this symbol was allegedly seen by police officer Lonnie Zamora, on the hatch of a UFO that landed near Socorro, New Mexico in 1964).

    The green-red-green stripes represent the three eras of Martian history according to pseudoscientific Barsu historiography. The first green stripe represents Ancient Mars; the red stripe stands for the “Barren Period” of the Red Planet; and the second green stripe represents the current era of human life and terraforming on Mars. The central red disk represents Mars itself, the eternal red planet, always renewed and revitalized.

    The text on the flag says “BARSTEH VA TSUCHA”, meaning “Mars eternal” in Barsun (a conlang invented by Aeilita). The slogan is presented backwards and forwards, and in black and white, to represent the universality of this statement. (OOC: the text is based off of the “Martian alphabet” derived from the alleged automatic writings of Hélène Smith, a late 19th century French psychic medium).
     
  4. 245 Well-Known Member

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    do the residents genetically modify them selfs to look like red or green Martians?
     
  5. NK_Ryzov This Is Not A Custom Title

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    They do. I'll go into greater detail on the topic in the Overheaven Thread later this weekend. I'd rather not go into it here, since this is the Flag Thread and Barsu phenotypes are very much off-topic.

    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/the-overheaven-thread.458845/
    What's this? Is this a link to the official Overheaven Thread? Indeed it is.
     
  6. TrucKola Raccoon Emperor of Gaulish Brennusia

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    A tribute to @timmy_khagann, who had designed a personal flag for me, which I've turned to make for an upcoming TL of mine, Gaulish Brennusia. While the original flag represents the overall empire, these ones are more specific.

    1: The War Banner adorned in all military ceremonies and other ceremonies where the military participates. 3RuOqqc - Copy.png


    2: The Imperial Viceroyalty Banner that adorns the government buildings, castles, and residences of the various duchies, principalities, and kingdoms in the Empire that are not of the Imperial Federate. 3RuOqqc - Copy (2) - Copy.png


    3: The Native Brennusian Confederated Tribes flag where all Native Brennusians (Native Americans) use when they conjoin. 3RuOqqc - Copy (2).png
     
  7. TrucKola Raccoon Emperor of Gaulish Brennusia

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    #4 of my flags. The Emperor's Banner, which adorns all vehicles he/she travels in, his/her palaces, and executive buildings of the government. You know he is absolute when the raccoon has an axe.
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  8. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Nice but I can't see how it came to be. Most Imperial/Royal/etc Banners are banners of arms or based on them and there seems to be a few steps missing to produce that flag.
     
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  9. TrucKola Raccoon Emperor of Gaulish Brennusia

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    These are more or less modernized flags as a result of a new constitution in the 1990s. They are meant to be simplified.
     
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  10. The Professor Pontifex Collegii Vexillographiariorum

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    Which are unlikely to apply to a monarch's banner. That's my point. Look at all those of modern day monarchs.
    Perhaps it would help if you show me the progression of the Imperial Banner through time and why.
     
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  11. Miranda Brawner Trans Woman

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    That's a great-looking flag and an awesome idea for a future space colony.
     
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  12. SnivyLink *insert witty comment here*

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    I made some alternate state flags:

    Montana:
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    New York: New York.PNG

    Michigan:
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    And Idaho: Idaho.PNG
     
  13. NK_Ryzov This Is Not A Custom Title

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Clandango Disestablishmentarianist

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    Unfortunately Idaho gave up everything east of the Continental Divide to Montana and Wyoming, so the triangle might be slashed in half.
     
  15. RJGFox Well-Known Member

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    Flag of the Zentrumpakt, an alliance of Conservative European nations (Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy) in an alternate 1950s.

    Flag uses the triple cross to represent:

    - The binding together of the nations
    - Reflection of fasces
    - The framework that Europe’s Future is built on
    - Triple Cross also known as Archangel Michael cross. In Christian scripture Archangel Michael once diverted the flow of water away from the church in the same way the ZP will divert the flow of Bolshevism away from Europe
    - red and white based on the most popular colours of members flags.

    Flag doesn’t replace individual national flags, but used similarly to the NATO flag.

    My first flag and made on an iPhone - so please do forgive the poor quality!
     
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  16. Chörnyj Orel ...der letzte seiner Art...

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    Which poor quality? I can`t see a poor quality. ;-)
    Simple but really nice flag and scenario. I like it. :)
     
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  17. NK_Ryzov This Is Not A Custom Title

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    MOAR MARS

    Here are thirteen flags for the Confederation of Avalon, a conglomeration of colonies in and around the Hellas Basin on Mars, originally established in 1984 by the Commonwealth of Nations. Long story short: Britain stays out of the EEC from the very beginning, turns the Commonwealth of Nations (sans India and Pakistan) into its own free trade bloc with blackjack and hookers. Britain's space ambitions become the combined effort of the Commonwealth Space Agency - aluminum from the West Indies, test sites in Australia, equatorial launch sites in East Africa, sea launches in the South Pacific, Canadian R&D, etc. And through this cooperation, eleven colonies were established on Mars. Avalon was one of the four "Great Nations" of Mars established in the 1980's, along with the Tharsis Commonwealth (United States), Kasei Federation (Japan) and EuroMars (European Union).

    The official Avalonian flag is of course patterned after the British red ensign, with the blue and yellow flag of the Commonwealth of Nations in the upper left-hand corner. To modern Avalonians in the 23rd century, the blue is interpreted as representing Earth; the yellow rays stand for the many nations on Earth which made up the Commonwealth (represented by the yellow "C"); and the red field of course represents Mars. While Earth is far away and Mars is all around Avalon, Earth is always with Avalon; the Commonwealth may be gone, but Avalon carries on its legacy on Mars.

    Antillia was established by the West Indies Federation (which includes Belize and Guyana). Arcadia is a Canadian colony (it got awkward after Quebec seceded in the mid-90's, but French-Canadians on Mars have opted to keep their Canadian citizenship rather than hitch a ride back to Earth). Darwin is the British colony (and the largest, not that it matters, right?). Mkutano is a joint Kenyan and Tanzanian colony. Sango is a joint Ghanian and Nigerian colony. Sempadan is a joint Singaporean and Malaysian colony. Sunon was established by the Republic of Hong Kong and Macau (Thatcher argued that that pesky treaty was with the Qing Dynasty rather than the PRC; PLA responds predictably, but the armies of the Commonwealth rally at the mouth of the Pearl River to back up Thatcher's Insane Troll Logic; Americans back up the Commonwealth, and Beijing reluctantly permits HK to have banana). Tagaroa is a small joint colony of the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. Uluru is an Australian colony (also Nauru and Papua New Guinea's colony, kinda). Wheroteao is a colony of New Zealand (and also Niue, Samoa and Tuvalu). And finally, Zimbavoku is a colony originally established by Rhodesia (Mugabe falls down a flight of stairs in '67, Muzorewa rolls all sixes, gets the country over the whole Apartheid thing, decides to keep the name "Rhodesia" because it's already printed on everything; Zimbavoku has an equal white-black population and is intended to be a symbol of cooperation and brotherhood for Rhodesians back on Earth).

    These flags were originally designed and introduced in the 1980's, and almost 300 years later, remain flying on Mars in the year 2285. Terraforming has flooded the Hellas Basin, and time has led all of these cultures mix and mingle together into a single "Avalonian" people, though the descendants of these eleven colonies take great pride in their regional heritage, as well as their historical connections with the Commonwealth. Avalon is part of a larger pan-Mars polity known as the Martian Assembly, and has a population of around 418 million as of 2285.

    Since the original file was too chungus to post in full, I've split it in half.

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  18. WhiteDragon25 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like Iron Guard Indonesia/Monaco/Polandball!Poland. Weird crossover.
     
  19. RJGFox Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, appreciate that!

    There are similarities in terms of the colours with Monaco, Poland, Indonesia, as well as other regional flags - but these colours were chosen, in @tl, for different reasons (two most used colours in the members flags)

    Re the Cross, the Iron Guard did use this variant (though the @tl reasons for its use are outlined in the post) and perhaps as my skills and knowledge improve i’ll tweak it slightly to be a bit more unique.
     
  20. Napoleon53 Order of Monocled Sirs ಠ_ರೃ

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    Potential flags of the American Zionist Movement from What Madness Is This? Redux. The colors symbolize not only America's influence, but the droplet also the "Pinnacle Blood of the People of Judah" and the Flame of Jehovah.

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