Proposed flags that were never adopted thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Nathan Bernacki, May 14, 2019.

  1. Nathan Bernacki Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say we love flags. National flags, state flags, the flags we make ourselves, you name it, people love flags.

    Nations throughout history have long been recognized by their flags. For example, the Soviets had the familiar flag with a red background and hammer and sickle, the Nazis had their infamous swastika-emblazoned flag.

    But I think it's important to recognize the fact that many flags have been proposed, but were never approved. That's what this thread is for.

    It's simple. Post whatever proposed flags for any nation or group that you find interesting. Before anyone asks, flags for groups or nations that don't exist anymore are also allowed. Please provide some background for them, if you are able to.

    Let's get started.

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    These are actual flag proposals for the Confederate States of America, including the Stars and Bars, which they, of course, eventually approved. No, I have no idea why the purple flags are emblazoned with a standard that looks like a rip off of the British royal standard. If someone can give me some background on the purple flags, that'd be welcome.
     
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  2. The Habelier Professional Danish-Wisconsinite Kicked

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    This was the Spanish War Ensign from 1759-1785. King Charles III wasn't a fan of how not unique it was, so he decided that it was due for a changing. These were the proposed flags to become the new Spanish War Ensign:
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    King Charles III ended up choosing the first one.
     
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  3. TheKutKu Well-Known Member

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    Kinda weird to think that had he chosen any of the other flag the current one would be completely different.

    Spain with a nordic cross, think about it.
     
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  4. The Habelier Professional Danish-Wisconsinite Kicked

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    I also want to include the proposed flags of Israel.

    Some include a Menorah:
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    Others included a Magen David:
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    Others tried to fit in as many stars as possible:

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    Others tried to include even more stars:
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    And then there are the crazy ones:
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    (There are about 6 million more proposed Israeli flags)
     
  5. DrWalpurgis ha ha ha OH WELL

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    The seal on the left one could be useful for a Communist Israel design.
     
  6. Medibee Rallies 'round the flag

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    Chinese flags
     
  7. Neoteros Dux Mediolani

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    The top left one looks very NazBol-y.
     
  8. Chris S Member

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    At a guess the standard seems to show the English/British, French and Spanish coats of arms which I guess is an allusion to the history of the areas that made up the CSA (former British colonies, former Spanish colonies and former French colonies).
     
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  9. brickhouse The Town Weirdo

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    If that is the case then i wonder why america is not repersented in the standered
     
  10. Tyche Hand of Providence

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    It was an anti-American insurrection, they wouldn’t be thrilled to put the emblem of their enemy on their banners.
     
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  11. brickhouse The Town Weirdo

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    Makes sense.
     
  12. Erinthecute Well-Known Member

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    The winning design of the Melbourne Herald's flag design competition, held in 1900. Entries were required to include the Union Jack and Southern Cross.
     
  13. ticky009 Well-Known Member

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    Dear lord that's awful.:eek: Judges obviously pissed as newts if that won. Which would explain so much about the Herald;) The US flag, the UK flag with the southern cross tacked in for for measure. What dogs breakfast.
     
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  14. Philosopher Jaden Smith Member

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    You think that’s bad, just look at this early flag from the American Revolution...
     
  15. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    It's not that bad,,,
     
  16. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    I've always liked this proposed Angolan flag
     
  17. TimTurner Cartoon Phanatic

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    Behold: the Pearson Pennant
     
  18. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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  19. Erinthecute Well-Known Member

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    Ngl, I like it more than our actual flag.
     
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  20. Gabingston Well-Known Member

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    Uhh... 6 Million? For Israel?
     
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