Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Nathan Bernacki, May 14, 2019.
Well, it started off as a joke...
...remember Boaty McBoatyface?
I love that flag, I wish the Kiwis would've adopted that instead of keeping their generic flag that 50 other countries and territories (almost) share (most notably Australia).
Flag proposal for Russia after the 1917 revolution, it says
Some of the flag proposals for Croatia. Most of the flags are good, but the third and fourth flags just hurt my eyes:
Phillipe Bunau-Varilla's proposal for a Panamanian flag
Various proposals for the flag of Kazakhstan submitted when the flag contest was announced right after the declaration of independence.
Speaking of which, the original version of the current Kazakhstan flag was also slightly different: it had red ornament instead of yellow and the eagle was left to the center.
I personally am for a flag change but I still voted for the current flag because I hated the alternatives that were offered in the referendum.
In 2004, Iraq was planning to change its flag to reflect a post-Saddam Hussein and post-Ba'athist existence. This was the planned proposal. It was hated and burned by many Iraqis because it reminded them of the flag of Israel. As a result the design was abandoned and the current flag design (similar to the previous one but without the stars) was adopted instead.
The NZ flag having some similarities to a handful of national flags (also territories and sometimes yacht clubs depending on how hard someone is grafting to make their point) has never struck me as a very compelling argument for change when near half the world’s flags are a variation of a triband and in which Liberia, America and Malaysia coexists.
As much as I think a radical break from the Saddam era would have been good, I can't help but feel a bullet was dodged with that light blue on white design.
Islamic Colombia Flag
The red and white checkerboard looks like the default Italian restaurant tablecloth
More on South Africa. They had a public competition for a new flag in 1993 and these were the finalists. Nobody liked these proposals so the state herald made an interim design which was well received and remains in use.
They are really bright and garish, yes! The third one is serviceable at least, though uninspiring.
The fourth is nice, too, at least in my opinion.
I don't quite understand the significance of the half-circle being the way it is, but to each their own.
Three and five look reasonable
It looks like a flag for thise OPM in South America, like Tupinamba ...
No the true flag of South Africa should have been this
Basically its the flag of Transvaal, eith the red changed for orange to represent the Orange Free State.
For those of you interested, these flags inspired me to create modified designs which I think might fit the desired goals a bit better. See them here.
Not to mention Romania and Chad, and Monaco, Indonesia and Poland.
A bunch of proposed flags for Finland. I am personally partial to 4, 5, and 17.
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