Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Transparent Blue, Oct 4, 2009.
I was the one who seconded it. I liked the flag.
So, if the original flags are ATL you'd like a diagram or something of the 3 flags? Or would a decent description of the previous 2 suffice?
Thank you so much
Ideally the two original flags would be included to allow people to see how they've been combined into the new flag. If you feel that a description of the original flags will suffice to show people how you've combined them, that should be OK.
I'm aiming for both. Will have to see how they look on posting!
United Republics of the Pacific (1968-1996)
After a coup d'etat overthrows the Imperial Regime of Japan some time in the mid '30s, a republican goverment is introduced. The reformed nation seeks to partner itself with China and the US but only succeeds with the latter. The relationship with the USA grows strong, and together, alongside several other Pacific states such as Australia and New Zealand form a strong military and economic alliance. With a very fluid cultural exchange between Japan and the USA and an already common market, the 2 nations are ready to unite forming the United Republics of the Pacific. The new nation is a powerhouse, effectively dominating half of the globe. With an entire ocean to exploit, the URP is heavy on nuclear testing and off-shore oil rigs, causing devastating pollution, which affects the entire planet. After prolonged negative effects, a coalition of 20 countries attack the URP and defeat it, and split it back the way it was before.
The Flag is based on the Hinomaru and the Star and Spangled banner.
Looks like an octopus!
In this ATL, The low countries keep their old celtic culture, which survives into the modern day. Therefore OTL modern Dutch, Walloon etc. are based on Gaelic rather than their respective languages in OTL.
The Belgae Republic is one of the few surviving Celtic nations, Welsh, Cornish, Highlander and Irish have almost entirely been replaced with English and the Bretonic language in France is on it's way out too. However, despite having a long history with invaders from all around them, this hasn't changed their culture in the long run at all. Sure, modern Belgae does show a little bit of resemblance with the tongue of their neighbors, namely French and German, but they still have a very strong cultural and national identity that is entirely their own. If it wasn't for all the windmills and dams everywhere, you would think you were in wales if you got lost there.
The republic's flag has a saltire inspired by the flags of Scotland and Northern Ireland while the orange represents the Belgae peoples and nation as a whole (or just the orange from the OTL dutch flag). The stripes on the left are inspired by Brittany's flag, which in turn were also inspired by the US and Greek flags as a symbol of democracy and liberty.
The State of Jewish East Africa, commonly known as Zion, was formed by the successful Uganda scheme, and was named for the protectorate of British East Africa from which it was formed in 1906. Since its founding, however, Zion has been plagued by racial conflict between the Jewish minority and the African majority. Many Africans saw the Jews as a foreign ruling class, as the nation had been created explicitly for them, while many Jews saw the native Africans as the newest in a long line of persecutors. This division has continued to the present day, and politics in Zion are rigidly divided along racial lines. However, since the decline of the African Resistance Army of Christ, an anti-Semitic Christian militia group, race relations in Zion have improved somewhat.
The flag of Zion combines the 2 blue horizontal stripes and Star of David of OTL Israel, with the black, yellow, and red horizontal stripes of OTL Uganda.
Empire of Buriten
The Empire of Buriten was once a colony of the Empire of Nippon. The gradual decline of the Nipponese Empire led to its colonies across the world declaring independence, and with the Nipponese military occupied by events in Choson and Chugoku it was unable to respond effectively, resulting in all of the colonies beyond the East Shina Sea leaving unopposed. In Buriten, as in many cases, the local governors or military leaders sought to unify with the more powerful of the local tributaries and vassals to produce a strong, if ethnically diverse, new state for their own protection against invasion by resentful former tributaries and vassals. The flag of Buriten combines the older Union Flag of Buriten with the Rising Sun Flag of Nippon.
The Emperor of Buriten has recently declared its equality with Nippon, in the form of a letter beginning:
"The emperor of the land where the sun sets, sends this letter to the emperor of the land where the sun rises"
Banner of the Slovak Federation
The Banner of the Slovak Federation (Federacja Slowacka, Federace Slowanska)  derives from the royal banners of the original kingdoms of Bohemia, Poland, and Tatrania . It consists of a red and white cottised triband bearing the federal arms. The Arms are an amalgamation of those borne during the Triple Kingdom period when Cornelius II Sawoisky of Poland-Tatrania inherited Bohemia:
Bohemia - Gules; an eagle displayed chequy Sable & Or, charged with a Silesian Crescent Argent, beaked, taloned, & crowned Or.
Poland - Gules; an eagle displayed Argent, armed, beaked, taloned, & crowned Or.
Tatrania - Argent; an eagle displayed Gules, armed, beaked, taloned, and crowned Or.
Savoy-Chamberie - Gules, a cross Argent, a bordure compony Sable & Or.
Cornelius I/II/II used the cottised triband most often, though did use a cottised white cross. His Palatine  Peter Korvinsky recorded that the cottised triband was an invention of the King, reflecting the common banners of Bohemia (red field or red & white triband) and Poland-Tatrania (red & white pentaband) alike. Cornelius as King of Poland-Tatrania previously used a pentaband bearing the simple dimidiated Arms of Poland & Tatrania.
1304 Treaty of Durazzo. Laurence Tarantino and Uros Andrij Nemanjic agree to recognise each other as King of Croatia and Bosnia-Syrmia respectively and allowing the Hungarian Magnates to elect a (High) King of Hungary.
1305 Death of Wenceslas II Premysl King of Bohemia & Poland, claimant King of Hungary. Due to the Polish civil war Wenceslas III cedes his Hungarian territory and claim to his brother Henry. Henry adds to the Durazzo Treaty becoming King of Tatrania.
1307 Henry Premysl elected High King Andrew IV of Hungary.
Bohemian Succession War in death of Ottokar III. Henry IV Piast Duke of All Silesia, Ottokar's maternal halfbrother, succeeds as king.
1351 Stephan Premysl Duke of Styria succeeds his halfbrother Andrew V as King of Tatrania. Prince Ladislaus of Transylvania elected High King of Hungary.
1378 Casimir III Piast of Poland succeeded by grandson Casimir Savoy King of Tatrania Count of Chamberie (son in law of Stephan).
Schismatic War. Tatrania detached from Hungarian vassalship. Rise of Tarantine Roman Empire.
Baltic War. Cornelius I accepts loss of Prussia to U.K. of the North.
Cornelius II of Poland-Tatrania inherits Bohemia.
 Slovak being TTL term for West Slavic.
 The historical territory of northern Hungary i.e. OTL Slovakia. Named for the Tatras Mountains of the Western Carpathians.
 Prime Minister.
Soviet-Chinese Union flag
7 entries, I think that's a tie for most entries this competition has had!
Just over one for every day that it was open.
It's great to see so many entries! Thank you to everyone who entered.
The poll is now open.
After a close contest, the winner is @The Professor! Congratulations to him and thank you again to everyone who entered and voted!
It was a close run thing!
Would people like a single or multiple flag challenge?
I'd prefer singular, I think that spread over too many flags, I could end up with Libya's counties.
I'll give it a few more hours for any other responses then post the new challenge.
I tried to create something appropriate for Easter Passion or April Foolery but instead went for March Madness:
Separate names with a comma.