Could I have opinions about which of these is a better flag?
What are the colors meant to represent?
An orange saltire doesn't feature anywhere in Dutch national heraldry though so it wouldn't really represent them. The base flag is the pre-1801 Union Flag too, before Ireland was assimilated into the UK, so with a PoD before 1801 there'd be no St Patrick's Cross to replace. Also, the proportions of the pre-1801 flag were more often 3:5-ish than 1:2-ish for land use, the longer version was only used at sea IIRC? Certainly, even now the British Army officially still uses a 3:5 Union Flag even though 1:2 have become the official proportions.Would it not be better to have the orange go diagonally replacing Northern Ireland's cross? I would think a good point of departure would be if Queen Anne became queen of the Netherlands forming some kind of personal union?
Like so:With a pre-1801 POD, the orange-white-blue Prince's Flag might be a better basis than the modern red-white-blue. As such, I'd replace the upper band of blue field on the great union flag with orange. Basically it'd be @Battlestar_Cydonia 's second design above, but with orange instead of red.
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The Empire of Brazil would become a republic in 1889 under the name "Republic of the United States of Brazil". There were several different black-red-white or green-yellow designs to replace the Imperial Flag. The design that was eventually chosen included all five colours. The colours of the tricolour represented the three principal ethnic groups of Brazil. Red being the native Indians, white the European settlers and immigrants and black the Africans. The flag also featured a green Portuguese Cross and a golden armillary sphere. Both (except for the colour of the cross) being symbols both the Portuguese Empire and the Brazilian Empire were included in the flag as a sort symbolism of continuity. This way black-red-white and green-yellow were both featured on the flag.
(I was going to leave the cross red but did not work well)
(This is separate from my timeline-in-progress, just for the contest)