Proposed flags that were never adopted thread

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

  1. Somebody-Someone Well-Known Member

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    Well, it started off as a joke...
    ...remember Boaty McBoatyface?
     
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  2. Gabingston Well-Known Member

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    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).
     
  3. Spiritual Sausage Well-Known Member

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    Flag proposal for Russia after the 1917 revolution, it says
     
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    Phillipe Bunau-Varilla's proposal for a Panamanian flag
     
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    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.

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  7. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    Islamic Colombia Flag
     
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  11. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    The red and white checkerboard looks like the default Italian restaurant tablecloth XD

    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.

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  12. Somebody-Someone Well-Known Member

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  13. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    They are really bright and garish, yes! The third one is serviceable at least, though uninspiring.
     
  14. Bennett Human Time-Waster

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    The fourth is nice, too, at least in my opinion.
     
  15. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    I don't quite understand the significance of the half-circle being the way it is, but to each their own.
     
  16. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    Three and five look reasonable
     
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  17. Tomislav Addai Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a flag for thise OPM in South America, like Tupinamba ...
    No the true flag of South Africa should have been this
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Afrikaner_Vryheidsvlag.svg
    Basically its the flag of Transvaal, eith the red changed for orange to represent the Orange Free State.
     
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    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.
     
  19. Iluvatar Man of Kent

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    Not to mention Romania and Chad, and Monaco, Indonesia and Poland.
     
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    A bunch of proposed flags for Finland. I am personally partial to 4, 5, and 17.
     
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