Here's the modified version!Here's a mystery flag that's going to become crazy important in The King in Yellow! I'm starting Part 5 (Illuminatus!: A Franco-British Union TLIAW) soon and it'll be fully explained there. I'm debating changing the stars to six-pointed ones like the Drakia flag, what do you all think?
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United Republic of North Slavia
I guess I probably shouldn't have described them as "banners" in of in themselves--they are still part of the flag and not separated from it. In no way are any of these seperate flags on their own, as the royal standard of Morocco has a 1:2 and not a 1:1 proportion as shown on this flag. It's more like a collection of symbols. I was actually inspired by Kazakhstan's and Turkmenistan's flags. And obviously the first one isn't a banner, just a representation of the Atlas Mountains. That word was misleading, and I will change it. A better description would be "square."
Morocco interests me immensely--from high, snow-capped Atlas mountains, to blue-painted villages, bustling markets and cities, vast deserts, and beautiful seaside views, the country is an interesting blend of Europe, Asia, and Africa, all in one. Indeed, Morocco's history since it's conquest by the Arabs has been intrinsically tied to these two separate continents. Although it is part of the "Arab World," Berbers, the indigenous people that have inhabited the area since Roman times, have, and continue to influence the country's course in history.
Europe, too, played a large role in Morocco's history--from the invasion of Al-Andalus in Spain, to the expelling of thousands of Spanish Moors into North Africa, to the subjugation of the Moroccan nation by the French and Spanish. Once, Morocco ruled a massive empire spanning from Gao in Mali to Zaragoza in Spain. It's territories became somewhat more limited thanks to the concentrated efforts of the Christian marches of Spain, and, later, the burgeoning Ottoman Empire.
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State Flag of the Saadi Sultanate of Morocco
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Civil Ensign of the Saadi Sultanate of Morocco
The Flag: The flag of Morocco, officially named the Saadi Sultanate of Morocco (and the only country to be named a Sultanate in the world), consists of the two dynastic colors of the Saadis--red and gold. Near the hoist lies a "pilllar" of three squares:
1. The first showing a scene of a seven-pointed stars over the Atlas Mountains of interior Morocco. The mountains represent the hardiness of the people and the beauty of Morocco, while seven-pointed star stands for the seven dynasties of Morocco: Abbasid, Idrisid, Almoravid, Almohad, Marinid, Wattasid, and Saadi.
2. The second shows the symbols contained within the royal banner of the Saadi Sultans, a large Rub el-Hizb (Islamic Star) from the original Saadi flag surrounded by four smaller Rub-el-Hizbs. Together, these symbols represent the five pillars of Islam.
3. The third square shows a golden crescent moon represents the Berbers of North Africa, and also Morocco's claim on Algeria's lands (the crescent is taken from the flag of Tlemcen, an early Algerian kingdom).
The main centerpiece of the flag is the giant Rub-el-Hizb, a new interpretation of the ancient Saadi dynastic symbol. It represents the modernization of Morocco and hope for the future. The four other Rub el-Hizbs mimic the royal standard of the Saadis, symbolizing the importance of the monarchy in the revival and resurrection of Morocco. The civil ensign simply takes the main portion of the flag and enlarges it.
Note: my brother was of great help when designing this flag, giving plentiful awesome advice on it's design.
But anyways, how do they all look? do any of them need some tweaking ?