Proposed flags that were never adopted thread

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

  1. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    I think these are the best official proposals in this thread, but some of them are already taken. I like 13 and 1.


    And I never really understood this counterpoint, since the fact that something has happened before does not, in and of itself, justify it. Sure, there are precedents of flags being generic and easily confused for each other... which makes that less of a bad thing? :confused: On this site we often make fun of the US state flags with complex seals on blue fields and I have never heard of anyone trying to justify them just by pointing out, "well there are others, aren't there?", which I hope you agree would be a strange way to defend them.

    I think precedents are only useful insofar as their observed consequences. I would say that these examples are not confused as often as the case of Australia and New Zealand anyway. The tribands have significant differences in colour and orientation. Liberia, the United States and Malaysia are also visibly distinct in their cantons even for an uninformed observer. The cases of Romania and Chad and Monaco and Indonesia are closer in design but rarely do we find contexts in which we encounter both countries at once. Australia and New Zealand do find themselves at the same contexts and the countries themselves are sometimes confused, so in practice we find their flags mixed up even at very official or professional levels.

    Proponents of flag change cite the precedents of Canada and South Africa because the consequences (iconic, memorable and resonant flag designs) were positive, not just because it happened.

    Liechtenstein once found out that they had an identical flag to Haiti at the Olympics and adjusted their flag accordingly. They seem to think the way that I do.
     
  2. BelfastBrawler Also known as Pub Pal Pete

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    I don't know about Poland and Indonesia but Romania and Chad have different shades of the same colors. Also there's a variant of the polish flag with a coat of arms on top of it which can used to differentiate it from the indonesian one if they have to be placed side by side.

    Though if we're talking about having to fly all of the worlds flags at a event there is a way to differentiate the ones that look the same. Simply group them by region (i.e. Eurpean flags are placed separately from African ones) so you can determine which nation it belongs to from context.
     
  3. Pokemon Master What's it to you?

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    I'm a big fan of 2, 8, 13, and 20
     
  4. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    I realise that only two of the finalist proposals in the New Zealand flag referendum have been posted on this thread. Here is the full lot. The first referendum asked voters to rank their preferences, so these are ranked from most preferred to least.

    Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue) (1st of 5)
    Since this one was ranked highest of the proposals, it then went head to head against the current flag in the second referendum. It got 43% of the vote and did not replace the current flag.

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    Silver Fern (Red, White and Blue) (2nd of 5)

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    Red Peak (3rd of 5)

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    Silver Fern (Black and White) (4th of 5)

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    Koru (Black) (5th of 5)

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  5. Umbric Man Umbric Manned

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    I still love that Koru flag. Holy shit, what class.
     
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  6. James Ricker Own your mistakes

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    New Zealand finally decided they needed a new flag because it was causing problems in international rugby games after the first four beers.
     
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  7. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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  8. Undeadmuffin Muffin want to liiiive !

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    Another bunch of proposed flag for Canada (there were over 3000 propositions)

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    EDIT: I personnaly like the beaver one, but maybe more stylized either in brown or gold
     
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  9. connorCD I make bad threads that get little to no attention

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    I actually like the design of the leaf in the last two at the bottom. Feels more structured than in the current flag.
     
  10. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist

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    God I've always loved the Parliamentary Committee one, the gold maple leaf on red. I used it in a TL and I know it won't be popular as its still a form of the red esign but I think it looks fantastic.
     
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  11. Undeadmuffin Muffin want to liiiive !

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    Also the one I used for my ''Borealia'' here
     
  12. Major Crimson Filthy Socialist

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    Neat! Cool to see it applied. Is that from a broader TL or just a one off?
     
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  13. Undeadmuffin Muffin want to liiiive !

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    A one off Polandball
     
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  14. Crazy Boris Cool Dood

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    I've actually got that poster on my wall right now, you can get them for free by emailing the Canadian government's heritage division (only if you're Canadian though)
     
  15. Zachary VIII Russian bot

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    A few of the many proposed flags for Fiji from a few years ago.
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    I do like the general theme, but blue on a different shade of blue feels a bit wonky.
     

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  16. Transparent Blue TRANSPARENT! TRANSPARENT!

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    Krall and I entered some proposals for Fiji together at the time. I hope people won't mind if we show the most popular one here.

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  17. Laqueesha The Right Honourable and Quasi-Learned Laq'

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    When the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia became Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, this flag was proposed. It's basically a combination of the Serbian and Montenegrin regional flags that were in use at the time (i.e. upside-down Russian flags with varying shades of red and blue). In 2004 they both adopted radically different designs so this design was abandoned and they just kept using the 1990s flag (i.e. Yugoslav flag without the red star) until the country disbanded in 2006:

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    After South Africa left the Commonwealth in 1961, this flag (or something similar to it, this being a rough reconstruction) was suggested to replace the monarchist-era design:

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    Monkey butt!
     
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  18. Dante Well-Known Member

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    That South African Flag is striking.
     
  19. GenericAltHistorian The AS of B

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    A rejected flag proposal for New Zealand in 1834:
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    Flag of a projected Spanish-French Alliance, designed in 1801:
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  20. Danthefan28 Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure they rejected it because its almost identical to the Hawaiian flag, just without the red.