Weekly Flag Challenge: Discussion & Entries

THE CORPORATIST REPUBLIC OF AMERICA
EST. 1933
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Was going to do a write-up but got hit with my end-of-term paper today. Long story short: PoD involves the Business Plot establishing a corporate/fascist-influenced State. How long it lasts is a good question...
Cog represents industry; the dollar sign the profit derived from it in contrast to its use in Communist insignia. The vertical stripes represent ascendancy to wealth and success, as well as the original 13 on the US flag; the stars represent the glory of both personal success and the system as a whole, as well as the fifty on the US flag. Not much to say about their arrangement- this was the most asethetically pleasing way I could find to distribute 50 over 13.
 
A quick and terrible flag (ouch my eyes!) to bulk up entry numbers.

In the 1980s, the USA runs on the Laisse-faire system of capitalism and “Reagan-omics”, Aliens have settled on Earth seeking to exploit the newly identified global warming phenomenon to make Earth more like their own, dying planet. You would have thought that Human leaders would have fought to prevent this, but no. They saw the chance to collaborate with the Aliens and make a quick Buck on it too.

There is an underground movement against the Aliens, however, the majority of the population see these people as conspiracy nuts or worse…communists! This will change soon, through the efforts of a drifter who happens upon LA. This drifter, Nada, and a band of resistance fighters may have a way to expose the Aliens and their human collaborators, to regain the Earth.

(Based on “They Live” by John Carpenter, feat. Roddy Piper)

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Flag Design:

  • Gold Background to symbolise the “get rich quick” attitude permeating America;
  • The Green Square to symbolise the colour of the US Dollars;
  • C is for Capitalism;
  • 8 comes from the common lifestyle standard of 8 hours work, 8 hours sleep and 8 hours play for every American every day;
  • The star is a sub-conscious nod to the fact that the real control is with the Aliens; and
  • The national slogan of “Buy, Consume, Obey” in the font of uber-capitalist Coca Cola, reminding the population of their role in society.
 
A quick and terrible flag (ouch my eyes!) to bulk up entry numbers.

In the 1980s, the USA runs on the Laisse-faire system of capitalism and “Reagan-omics”, Aliens have settled on Earth seeking to exploit the newly identified global warming phenomenon to make Earth more like their own, dying planet. You would have thought that Human leaders would have fought to prevent this, but no. They saw the chance to collaborate with the Aliens and make a quick Buck on it too.

There is an underground movement against the Aliens, however, the majority of the population see these people as conspiracy nuts or worse…communists! This will change soon, through the efforts of a drifter who happens upon LA. This drifter, Nada, and a band of resistance fighters may have a way to expose the Aliens and their human collaborators, to regain the Earth.

(Based on “They Live” by John Carpenter, feat. Roddy Piper)

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Flag Design:

  • Gold Background to symbolise the “get rich quick” attitude permeating America;
  • The Green Square to symbolise the colour of the US Dollars;
  • C is for Capitalism;
  • 8 comes from the common lifestyle standard of 8 hours work, 8 hours sleep and 8 hours play for every American every day;
  • The star is a sub-conscious nod to the fact that the real control is with the Aliens; and
  • The national slogan of “Buy, Consume, Obey” in the font of uber-capitalist Coca Cola, reminding the population of their role in society.
It fits the challenge great. I for one find most communist flags abhorrent also.
 
Flag Challenge 268: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help!"

This challenge comes in two parts:
  1. Pick a supernatural or sci-fi issue or setting detail. The setting should otherwise be recognizably the recent past or present.
  2. Create a flag for a government agency (secret or otherwise) tasked with dealing with it.

Submissions Open: Now
Submissions Close: Monday, May 30, 10:30 PM Central Standard Time

Please remember to review the RULES, especially concerning flag size. For an image in a single-flag entry, the shortest side must be 600 pixels or less, and the longest side must be 1200 pixels or less.
 
"Recent past" in this instance is hereby pegged to the last 150 years or so. The actual country doesn't matter and can be an entirely AH creation but the POD should occur within that timeframe.
 
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After the Soviet high-altitude balloon Osoaviakhim-1 crashed into the firmament, it became impossible to deny the existence of the supernatural. The Transcenence Enforcement Administration was established by President Franklin Roosevelt on July 1, 1934 and became an independent service within the Department of Justice in 1936.
The TEA symbol is the general prohibition sign with the All-Seeing Eye of God inscribed in the Pentagram, reflecting the USA's commitment to a policy of Strict Spiritual Isolationism. And examples of other countries' flirtation with the paranormal, such as the Soviet mass sacrifices of 1937 for the creation of Vladimir Lich Lenin or the Ten Plagues of the Third Reich, prove the validity of this position.​
 
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Although the main offensive of the Cyberman invasion of Earth of 1979 was thwarted with the assistance of the mysterious figure known only as The Doctor, he didn’t stay to pick up the pieces, and so to the governments of the world fell the task of cleaning up the still-active conversion factories and scattered remnants of the Cyber Legions. For much of the world this problem fell on U.N.I.T., the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, but the Republics of the USSR were unwilling to place such existential security in international hands, and thus the Narodnyy Komissariat po Kiber Likvidatsii (People’s Commissariat for Cyber Elimination) was born.

The emblem of the NKKL makes no bones about the orgainsations purpose, it features a bear destroying the distinctive head of a Cyberman -a polar bear, indicative of the group's jurisdiction of unrooting the alien threat from their arctic bases. Behind the bear is the sword typical of the emblems of Soviet state security agencies, but in this case the sword is solid gold, another threat to the cyborgs, who find that the precious metal catastrophically interferes with their life support systems.
 
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