Part of my own take on the 1980s Soviet-victory miniseries Amerika.
The Unity Party was the sole governing political party of the United States from 1992 until the dissolution of the United States in 1999. It was formed at the conclusion of merger talks between the then-dominant Democratic and Republican parties after the 1988 elections, the first since the beginning of the Occupation. Throughout its existence, it faced criticisms of being under heavy United Nations, and more specifically Soviet influence. Although initially a moderate party to bridge the difference between its two predecessor parties, the Unity Party quickly moved in a social democratic and socialist direction. After 1993, it was the sole legal party in the United States. The party was lead by two Co-Chairs who represented, and indeed had previously lead, the Republicans and Democrats. It had affiliate chapters of the party in every administrative area, state, and county - these were usually lead by a single Chairman or General-Secretary. After becoming the sole legal political party, the Party and the government soon became entwined, with the party flag being displayed alongside governmental symbols and loyalty to the party being stressed in all sectors of society.
The Party founded and was heavily involved with, though not legally linked to, the Abraham Lincoln Youth Brigades, the mandatory national scouting organization for all American children between the ages of nine and 18.
After the dissolution of the United States, the area Unity Party chapters were transformed into the new governing parties of their nations, and retained the name and symbols of the party. As such, the new national Unity Parties have drifted apart from one another ideologically or even fallen from power. In Erie, the Unity Party has adopted orthodox Marxism-Leninism, absorbed the Lincoln Youth Brigades officially, controls all elections and has become a staunch Soviet ally, whereas the Unity Party of Heartland allows independent candidates to run in free and fair elections, allows internal debate ranging from conservatism to socialism on the political spectrum, and is increasingly antagonistic with both the Heartlander Lincoln Youth Brigades and the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, the Californian Unity Party was sidelined in favor of the Californian Communist Party after President Walker's self-coup and today is a closely-controlled junior governing partner.
Head of State: Governor, selected from the ruling Evans clan
Religion: Laskan Orthodoxy
Totemic Symbol: Moose
Juneau's relative prominence prior to the Regression was basically a fluke. It simply had the good fortune of being a mining camp of respectable size that had the good fortune of being kind of near to the continental United States by virtue of its position in the Alaskan Panhandle. Had it not been for these strokes of fate, had the US acquired the territory a bit later, Juneau no doubt would've shared the fate of countless other mining camps. But history occurred as it did, a post office and courthouse were built, and it was off to the races.
When the New Medieval Age arrived, one could be forgiven for assuming that Juneau would sink into irrelevance, but that is not what ended up happening. Juneau had several things going for it. Firstly, it was a fairly decent port. Second, its position allows it to control most of the passages into the inland of British Columbia and the Yukon Country. Though the city itself is of course inaccessible by land, it is put in a very central locale to govern the mountain passes that grant access to the riches of the interor, including the Yukon. Third, the name of "Juneau" still had some resonance of prestige for other tribes. But perhaps the most important factor was the Laskan Orthodox Church.
The Orthodox Church in Alaska goes back to the Russian colonial period, but was long a minority religion. With the collapse of America and the consequent loss of faith in Old World beliefs, the Orthodox Church's rigid worldview enjoyed increased currency, and it was from Juneau that they would assert themselves. Clergymen baptized the barbarian war-lords and influenced them to see things Juneau's way. Perhaps the final straw was the conversion of the green-thumbed sages of Fairbanks, whose agricultural wonders inspired faith in many Laskans.
Most of these conversions occurred in the early dies of the little ice age that came not long after the Regression. The works of Orthodox missionaries were pivotal in establishing a Pan-Laskan identity and communication networks that would lead to the Great Raids. A famous tale holds that the omen for the Raids was given to the governor of Juneau was a double-headed bald eagle. Whatever the case, he contacted his counterpart in Ankrage and Sitka, and made this arrangement: he, as spiritual leader, would be the Governor, the official ruler of the whole of the Laskan people. The mighty warlord of Ankrage would be made President of Hosts, master of battle. And the pirate-king of Baranoff Castle would be made the Admiral of all Laska's ships. Together, they would lead their men down south-a-way for plunder and booty. And so it was, and so the unofficial system that governs Laska was born.
As time has gone on, first Ankrage became the upstart, essentially seizing control over all serious matters from Juneau and eroding their influence. Then, the upstart Ketchikan broke the system entirely when it asserted its independence from Sitka and Juneau, and both powers couldn't do much to stop it without the help of Ankrage. And of course, if the Ketchikanders aren't bad enough, Juneau must constantly compete with Baranoff to maintain control of the isles.
For the governor, now an impotent figure head, the Palace of the White Whale and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas has lost much of its luster. Its all a show being run by Ankrage at this point, but Ketchikan could call curtains any day now.
System of Government: Tribal Vassal
Head of State: Premier Chieftain, selected by the Yukonite Chiefs and confirmed by the Governor of Alaska
Religion: Laskan Orthodoxy
Totemic Symbol: White Horse
Yukon is a sleepy if foreboding country, nestled between the high peaks that make up the Laskan interior. Its people are certainly different from the Athabaskan tribes of the further interior, though are also not entirely like the Laskans of the coastline owing to their differing lifestyles, bearing more resemblance to the chiefdoms of Tokai and the Champain highlands. It's people make their living largely by hunting their lands vast forests and fishing its crystal clear lakes and rivers, and a very small amount of agriculture enabled by the techniques taught by the sages of Delta.
Most of its people live in small villages, the only town of even remotely appreciable size being Whitehorse. The polity exists more or less to secure interior trade for the coastal polities, especially Joono, providing a stable and friendly land where Laskan traders can mediate with Athabascans and Eskimoes. There is also a miner copper mining industry in its mountains. They vaguely follow Orthodoxy, though their form is more animistic than any of the others.
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Metal Slug series, I've decided to show off this piece, namely an alternate flag design for the Rebellion faction for my TL, which uses the same colors as the previous design. It's clearly based on the Taisei Yokusankai logo while also based on the design from the games, seen in the first and second games. However, instead of some skull, I've decided to get a little more creative and incorporate something that hints at what the Rebels stood for; namely an octagon with four bars and the crossed globe in the phoenix's torso. Namely it stands for Eight Corners, Four "Freedoms", and One People, derived from OTL's Hakkou Ichiu, Four Freedoms, and Ein Volk, so basically by Japanese number meaning standards, it'd go "841" or "Hayonichi".
The West Nile Republic was declared in the wake of Ugandan independence from Britain. The colony, founded by wealthy white industrialists and later farmers who moved from Britain, had been given special privileges during colonial times. The region, known as the "West Nile Agricultural Area" before independence, was managed exclusively by white government and vehemently opposed Ugandan independence. Since the WNAA was subordinate to the Uganda Colony, it should have been part of Uganda at independence. However, the large number of armed white settlers, coupled with whites who had fled the rest of Uganda, saw to it that the WNAA would become its own white-controlled state.
The war for independence was hard-fought but ultimately won by West Nile forces, who bore a white-red-white armband formed from torn Union Jack flags. This later became a symbol of the country and was adopted as the national flag (albeit with the added sun). The nation enforced strict apartheid-style laws, though those have since been rescinded. Many claim that blacks are still repressed within the country through economic and opportunistic restrictions, though the country has made great strides since equality was written into law. Since the end of the Independence War, more whites from South Africa and Zimbabwe have moved to the small land-locked country, making the nation almost equally white and black (with a considerable mixed population).
The national flag is based upon the militia armband from the Independence War, though since then the colors have been attributed to white for clean/pure land, the red representing the Nile and blood spilled for independence, and the gold sun representing God's providence.
So yeah, basically a tiny, militaristic white-settler nation in the middle of Africa. Kinda cringe but also interesting to think about.
Have a future Antarctica flag from my Power Without Knowledge TL, born out of an Antarctica turned into a for-profit penal colony to extract abundant resources, bolstered by a healthy population of researchers and scientists who defected to the new regime as well as vast hordes of climate refugees fleeing the equatorial hellscape. The new nation also seized Easter Island, both for propaganda reasons and to serve as a massively reinforced naval base/space center.
The base flag (burgundy/black) represents Cosmicism, the fictional ideology I created for the Antarctic Revolutionary Commonwealth.
The Southern Cross is present in several flags in the southern hemisphere and pairs with the black field to suggest a night sky.
The nonagon is the official Cosmicist symbol, the Struggle, equivalent in iconography to the use of a red star in communist flags.
The central ring is a globe centered on a stylized version of the future deglaciated Antarctica, with the Struggle doubling as a representation of the ARC's drive for space colonization.
I also created this alternate version and I'm having trouble deciding which is better :
This is the Flag of the Latin Union. The white stands for Christianity, or purity (that depends on whom you ask) Red stands for the both the Roman legacy of the union (they claim to be a direct successor of the Roman Empire) and for the Blood spilled in the Germanic wars. Yellow stands for the generosity and the blistering sun. The gold on the faces stand for prosperity. The faces itself represent the unity of the latin peoples.