Hail, Britannia

Vexillology rule are quite stupid and could perfectly be different in an ATL

So just do something that looks good, I prefer 1 personally
The PoD's too recent to warrant a change in vexillological conventions. For that, you need to go back to the age of chivalry.

That said, China doesn't have to follow the old metal-on-tincture rules. They're not hard standards any more than heraldic conventions are, especially in 2019.
 
So I had a bit of an epiphany today whilst out walking, and I think this might represent a compromise for everyone. I may have to put my foot down and declare this one canon (although I do appreciate everyone who voted in the poll).

The overwhelming result from the poll was a preference for a design with horizontal bars.

The flag consists of a field of white (representing peace and hope for the future, and drawing inspiration from the Corean and Japanese flags). At its centre is a five sectioned variant of the taiji, symbolising unity. The five colours represent the five largest ethnic groups in China: Red (Han), Blue (Mongols), Gold (Zhuang - also symbolises the influence of the Manchu), Black (Yi) and Green (Hui - a traditional colour of Islam). The five coloured bars behind the taiji are meant to invoke the memory of "Five Races Under One Union" and the flag of the First Chinese Republic, which was used by the Democrats during the Chinese Civil War.

Federal Republic of China (1953-)
 
So I had a bit of an epiphany today whilst out walking, and I think this might represent a compromise for everyone. I may have to put my foot down and declare this one canon (although I do appreciate everyone who voted in the poll).

The overwhelming result from the poll was a preference for a design with horizontal bars.

The flag consists of a field of white (representing peace and hope for the future, and drawing inspiration from the Corean and Japanese flags). At its centre is a five sectioned variant of the taiji, symbolising unity. The five colours represent the five largest ethnic groups in China: Red (Han), Blue (Mongols), Gold (Zhuang - also symbolises the influence of the Manchu), Black (Yi) and Green (Hui - a traditional colour of Islam). The five coloured bars behind the taiji are meant to invoke the memory of "Five Races Under One Union" and the flag of the First Chinese Republic, which was used by the Democrats during the Chinese Civil War.

Federal Republic of China (1953-)
 
Been working through some retconning of previous wikiboxes, specifically Savoy at present. Expect new content to slow over the next few months as I retcon, update, and generally improve upon what I've done before, but I will be posting a lot of the updates/amendments separately from their original posts.

Benito Mussolini’s rise to power in Romagna, on the back of the 1919 Italian Revolutions that led to him being appointed Prime Minister, and brought fascists organisations to power in Tuscany, the Two Sicilies and Venetia, was of great concern to Savoy, which became the only non-fascist Italian state. The 1922 coup in Rome that led to Pope Pius VIII appointing a fascist government and entering seclusion in Vatican City was widely condemned in Savoy, while the 1929 Lateran Pacts that created the fascist and irredentist Italian Union State, was met with much concern and scepticism in the country. The outbreak of the Second World War saw an uneasy period of peace on the peninsula until 1940, when the Italian Union officially entered the war and launched an invasion of eastern Savoy, aided by local fascist militias.

Suffice to say I hope 2020 is going to be a really big year for Hail, Britannia - unfortunately I am both a procrastinator and a (semi-)perfectionist. I've got lots of ideas but sometimes I struggle to get them completed in a format I'm happy with. So rather than promise you the world (literally) I just wanted to say thanks for all your support and input with the series, and thanks for reading :)
 
And since Lei has changed the link in his sig, I'll post a list of past works he has done in the Wikipedia threads for people to peruse...

Hail, Britannia (pre-thread)
UK SDP leadership spill, 2004 & leadership election, 2011
American Theatre of World War I
Federation of India
Oregonian general election, 2011
Kingdom of Hanover; Hanoverian general election, 2012
Kingdom of Scania; King Valdemar V; Crown Prince Christoffer
National Republic of China (1927-1947)
Florida; Floridian general election, 2013; Floridian, Texan & Californian Spanish
Britain-in-America; North American Dutch; Daniel Taylor; Isaac Brock; Taylor-Brock family; Dukedom of Manhattan
Kingdom of Hawai'i; Hawaiian general election, 2015; King Kūhiō; Native Hawaiians
Hawaiians in the United Kingdom (Hawaiian British)
Russian America; Province of Alaska; Orthodox Church in America; Alaskans; North American Russian; Russian-American Company
Mexican Empire; Mexican federal election, 2013; Emperor Agustín V; President of the Government; Josefina Vázquez Mota
First Minister of Florida; Order of the Star of Florida; 2015 Floridian independence referendum; Viceroy of Florida; Carlos López-Cantera; Juan Taylor-Brock y Menendez
Dominion of Newfoundland; Newfoundland general election, 2016; Newfoundland Gaelic; New Labrador Party; Order of Newfoundland

Kingdom of the Californias; Californians; Californian general election, 2013; King Ramón IV; Wasatch Autonomous Region; Jon Huntsman Jr.
Nova Scotia (& 2013 provincial election); New Brunswick (& 2014 provincial election)
Dominion of Canada; Canadian federal election, 2015; United Democratic Federation; Canadian Alliance; Progressive Conservative Party; Alaskan Uprising; North American French
George Washington; Marquessate of Mount Vernon; Washington family
Commonwealth of New England; New England federal election, 2015; Liberty Party of New England; Conservative Party of New England; New England Gaelic; United Kingdom imperial election in New England, 2015
Commonwealth of Missouri; Missouri federal election, 2014; Amy Klobuchar; Progressive-Farmer-Labor Party of Missouri; Progressive Conservative Party of Missouri
United Kingdom of the Cape; Cape federal election, 2013; Annalie Gwabini; King Willem VI Themba; Capelanders; Provinces and autonomous regions of the Cape
Republic of Texas; Texans; Texan presidential and legislative elections, 2014; President of Texas; Prime Minister of Texas; Texan states; Texas-United Kingdom relations
Common Travel Area
Gibraltar; Victoria-on-the-Rock; Tetuan; 2015 Gibraltarian general election
The first 13 links are all broken.
 
French noblity; Dukedom of Bayeux
A little something from France ITTL, modelled on our OTL British upper house. Thanks to @Julio974 for giving me some feedback on this and helping me establish my ideas more clearly.


The French nobility (French: la noblesse) is a legal system and class comprising both hereditary and lifetime titles, and members of their immediate family who bear courtesy titles, composed of various noble ranks and forming a constituent part of the French honours system. The nobility of France has played a major role in shaping the history of the country, although in the present day they retain only the rights to stand for election to the Chamber of Peers, position in the formal order of precedence, the right to certain titles, and the right to an audience with the monarch. Still, more than a fifth of French land is in the hands of aristocrats and traditional landed gentry. The prestigious title and position of Peer of France (French: Pair de France) is held by the highest-ranking members of the nobility, and thus the French nobility differs from the British as the vast majority of nobles are not peers.

As a privileged social class, the French nobility emerged in the Middle Ages and endured until its abolition on 19 June 1790 during the French Revolution. The nobility was first revived in 1805 with limited rights as a titled elite class during the First French Empire, and was given a constitutional function in 1814 during the Bourbon Restoration with the creation of the Chamber of Peers. Following the Revolutions of 1848, the chamber and the nobility were abolished again, although the nobility and the granting of titles continued under the Second French Empire between 1852 and 1870. The restoration of the monarchy under the Bourbons, and later Orleans, also re-established the French nobility along the lines of the July Monarchy, with the reconvening of the Chamber of Peers.

Since 1871, the French nobility has declined in prominence. Lifetime titles had been granted throughout the 19th century, although they required special dispensation to sit in the Chamber of Peers, which remained dominated by hereditary members of the nobility. In 1937, the socialist government of Léon Blum passed the Chamber of Peers Reform Act which enabled lifetime title holders to sit in the chamber, and from then on the creation of hereditary titles rapidly became obsolete. The granting of hereditary titles almost ceased after the 1960s, with the exception of members of the French royal family. Following constitutional reforms in 1999, which primarily abolished agnatic primogeniture for the Crown and nobility, possession of a title no longer entitled its holder to a seat in the Chamber of Peers. Since then, only 35 hereditary nobles are entitled to sit in the chamber, elected by the members of the nobility by ballot and replaced on death.


The Dukedom of Bayeux (French: Duché de Bayeux) is a title in the French peerage that was created on 20 January 1946 by King Henri VI for General Charles de Gaulle. A decorated officer, de Gaulle had led the French Resisance against Nazi Germany during the Second World War, and chaired the Provisional Government of France from the liberation of Paris in 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France. He was also made Count of Colombey, which is used as a courtesy title by the Duke's heir apparent. The first Duke came out of retirement and returned to power following the 1958 crisis, when he was appointed president of the Council of Ministers until 1967 when he was appointed President of the European Commission, a position he held until 1969.

The dukedom of Bayeux and countcy of Colombey were one of the most recent hereditary titles created for someone other than a member of the royal family, and as of 2019 the titles are held by de Gaulle's son, the second Duke, who succeeded in 1970 on his father's death. Between 1970 and 1999, the second Duke sat as an hereditary member in the Chamber of Peers, and in 1999 he was elected to remain in the chamber as one of the 35 hereditary members, representing the UNF.

 
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Just to preempt anyone, yes I know the heading bar images are broken links now.

This is to indicate which posts have been updated to New Canon, and which are pending updates :)
 
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Wait, so what exactly's getting changed?
Nothing major, but I did some updating to the world map (see most recent QBAM from 11 November) which has meant some adjustments to established canon.

I've also decided to take this opportunity to do a general review and overhaul of content.

IMHO my skills at mapmaking and description writing have improved considerably since I started this project.

I'll try and keep updating the thread with new content, and also highlighting or reposting any major changes/improvements to existing content :)
 
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Could you possibly do more infoboxes for European countries, please? I'm especially interested in Poland.
There are things in the works. A big hurdle I need to get over is how large the European Union is, how it functions, how many countries use the Euro etc. I want to do a European Union post and wikibox before I delve into more national ones for Europe.

One thing that should be done in the next month is a wikibox on the Italian states.
 
However, it would have a legacy as some people remember the 1960s and the days of the National Dividend [before it was repealed sharpish by the SDP government before the economy started to tank as a result], so by the 2010s, when a young fresh-faced Asian-British chap started talking about bringing back the National Dividend, but doing it "right" this time, as a "Citizens' Dividend" and doing it as Universal Basic Income, those people certainly listened.
I know that's you, Andrew Yang!
 
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