Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Transparent Blue, Oct 4, 2009.
A banner is a flag.
But if it helps, any of the flag types listed here are acceptable.
In Gettysburg, the Confederation wins. This is the biggest victory of the Confederation, as they would soon proceed to capture New York City and Washington, forcing the Union forces to surrender at the Treaty of Washington. Both nations coexist for 200 years and beyond.
ATL nations apply, right?
Preferably yes. Shortlived OTL states allowed if explained how they survived.
The Eureka Rebellion at Ballarat causes the Victorian parliament to pass the Electoral Act to enable male suffrage (as in OTL). The English Colonial office sees this as an upstart colony of bandits and criminals (Transportation to Victoria only ended 4 years previously) and chose to dissolve the Victorian parliament for having ideas above its station. The Victorian public rebelled against the dictatorial Colonial office, who did not want Australia to go the same way as Canada seemed to be going (Canadian Act of Union 1840 effectively created the Canada that would become the confederation 17 years later). The English colonial office sent in the troops (mostly Scots and Irish troops) who were inspired to switch allegiance by the impassioned rhetoric from the rebellions' leaders, and in particular Irish-born Peter Lalor, future First Minister. The English had no choice - they had to concede Victoria and granted full dominion status and full self government. The other colonies then began to follow the fight for self government and, one by one, each of the colonies would join with Victoria (with the exception of Western Australia which remained a crown colony and was renamed Auralia to removed any thoughts of a "Complete Australia") forming the United Provinces of Australia, or simply Australia in 1857 (Tradition holds that the UPA started with that first act of rebellion in 1854). Auralia remained a crown colony until 1933, when they voted to joined the UPA.
The Flag comes from the original Eureka Rebellion flag first flown in Ballarat, but includes the national colours of Green for the fertile coast land and Gold for the Golden Wattle. The "CC" was added to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Eureka Rebellion.
The stars follow a loose representation of the Southern Cross and each have eight points for each Province: Victoria, New South Wales, Fitzrovia (OTL QL), Tasmania, Northern Province (OTL NT), Auralia (OTL WA), Adelaide Province (OTL SA), and Centralia (OTL former southern half of NT).
Nation of Muskogee
Part of a 1996 news clipping:
William Bowles kept the support of the United Kingdom, whom would go onto supply the various peoples living in Muskogee (Florida). With greater support from his British backers, Bowles was able remove the Spanish in Florida and prevent the US from claiming Florida. In 1803 the US declined the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France, not even taking the City of New Orleans. By the time of the War of 1811, the US was once again threating Muskogee. With the Napoleonic wars still ongoing, and the UK occupied, the US prosecuted “Madison’s War” to regain what they considered US territory. Unfortunately for the US, the war was not popular and the States actually found themselves in a vice between Muskogee and Canada. Then, u nexpectedly, Napoleon type in September 1811. With fear of more British troops being transported to North America a peace deal was sought with Muskogee, UK, and Canada.
During the American Civil War, Muskogee was known to accept fleeing slaves from the Confederated States of America. This actually got so bad that the CSA threatened war with Muskogee, but cooler heads prevailed, preventing the CSA fighting another war, especially with the chance of Britain coming to their ally’s defense…
The banner was flown along with the national flag during the 1996 Bicentennial of Muskogee. While 1799 is referred to the founding of Muskogee by many historians, Muskogans themselves have always considered the voiding of the 1796 treaty between Spain and the United States, because it had ignored the Indians' sovereignty over Florida, as the original founding.
The banner consists of the sun emblem formed into dual comets that create the number 96, referencing the year 1796. The 96 is encircled in 20 ten pointed stars representing the 200 years of nationhood.
Less than a day to go my fellow vexillographiars!
The Poll is up!
@The Professor: good challenge; sorry I couldn't enter, but this time of year is very busy (Sinterklaas, Xmas parties, lots of 'must be done before Xmas' tasks at work, etc) - unfortunately designing flags has to take a back seat!
I voted for the Muskogee, because Native American AH always needs more love.
Merry Christmas, fellow vexilologists !
Merry Christmas everyone / Vrolijk Kerstfeest allemaal!
Perhaps we should rethink the rules or create a new type of challenge. The attendance has been quite low for a long time.
PS: You posted in the wrong thread, this one is for discussions.
My unbelievably shitty attempt to win at least one flag challenge in my life (done in 4 minutes)
If you don't get 2 entries you can extend it a week, then extend again or come up with a new question.
It's always low this time of year unfortunately.
I don't feel massively inspired at the mo. I can come up with ideas they just don't seem to fit right with shape.
I'll extend it to Monday January 14th.
Yeah, I had a feeling with the holidays it was going to be a bit of a slump. That is why I made it a bit longer than the usual challenges to begin with.
Well, it looks like I will need to come up with a different challenge.
Will post as soon as I think of something.
If you're having trouble look over the first post which has links to the wiki summaries.
I think of something.
Just busy at work at the moment.
Separate names with a comma.