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Originally Posted by The Professor
Flag of the Terre d'Yxnay aka Panie d'Yxnay aka Yxnain
The state is a feudality ruled by the Grand Pan on the outskirts of the ruins of Paris.
Saint Peter and his menagerie feature heavily in the local art.
The flag is based on the traditional arms of the Pan - a golden castle surmounted by 3 stars.
The Commonwealth of New England was founded after gaining independence from the United Kingdom and was a foremost trading power in the Atlantic due to its commercial and Maritime traditions. It was ruled with an iron fist by the premier trading families of the Commonwealth who selected a Grand Mayor from among their ranks. The Lower classes did have a vote in the government; it’s just that a man with property just happened to have twenty. This continued for a good portion of the 19th Century, when along came Charles Roosevelt; Roosevelt was a charismatic and populist leader and enacted many reforms that gave everyone a vote in the Grand Mayoral election. The government was mostly left unchanged; they only left the oligarchic patrimony of North America.
The Pacific Commonwealth was established out of that portion of the American Zone of Occupation of Japan which had formerly been the South Pacific Mandate. The flag is UN blue, representing both the UN under whose aegis the AZOJ operated, and the Pacific Ocean. The orange disc is a stylised island, bordered by white sand, representing all the islands of the nation, brought together as one.
Probably not this, but my grandpa used to sing a song that I think dates from the 1930s:Flag Challenge 112: The Leader of the Band
(Cookie if you recognize the name's origin)
The name is itself a song.Probably not this, but my grandpa used to sing a song that I think dates from the 1930s:
Sue used to love me until I took her to a dance,
Sue used to love me, but now I've lost my big romance,
Sue was a good girl and I can never understand,
Why did she fall for The Leader of the Band?
(OK, so I subsistuted 'Sue' for 'She' three times. )
And on to the nextThe European Communion (Europska Kommunion) is the leading state of the International Communionist Alliance or InterKom
It formed as the Carpathian Empire collapsed into revolution following The Great War.
Initially aiming at a Europe-wide Communionist Federation, nationalistic fervour limited it to Eastern Europe; though the Nordic Communion, Finnish People’s Republic, Communion of German Republics, did ally into what became InterKom.
Congratulations Lapsed PacifistArab Islamic Republic of Qurac
Motto: لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
Religion: Sunni Islam (72%)
Government: Islamic theocracy, unitary presidential republic
Population: 5.3 Million
Qurac is a Middle-Eastern republic which compromises roughly the entire easternmost area of the Arabian peninsula, bordering the Persian (Quaraci) Gulf. It is one of the largest oil producers in the world, ranking 5th in the entire world. Al-Kuwait is currently the capital and largest city after the destruction of Abu Dhabi in 1993.
Originally a League of Nations mandate carved up out of the Ottoman Empire in the wake of World War One, control was handed over to the pro-British Hashemite King Farouk I in 1921. Farouk's son however, was overthrown in 1950 by a popular nationalist revolution. In 1967, the democratic government was itself usurped in a Ba'athist coup by Hurrambi Marlo, who ran Qurac as a dictatorship for nearly 18 years afterwards. Marlo held a strongly anti-western foreign policy and was a notorious sponsor of international terrorism, leading to his eventual capture by Superman to face justice in 1985.
The military under General Avral Kaddam took advantage of the subsequent power vaccum and seized power soon afterwards. The country was plagued by an ongoing western-backed Shia'a insurgency at this time, but Kaddam's rule was cut short when the terrorist Cheshire detonated a nuclear warhead over Abu Dhabi on 11th Febuary 1993, completely destroying the city and the government with it.
Qurac soon decended into anarchy, prompting a UN intervention aimed at preventing the spread of radiation sickness, ending sectarian violence, and securing its oil supplies. A pro-western puppet government was placed in power at this time, led by the corrupt, autocratic strongman Abdul Al-Yassin. During the 2011 Arab Spring, Al-Yassin was toppled and a hard line Islamist group came to power in Qurac, establishing an Islamic Republic.
"I want to thank my mum, my girlfriend and our Dark Lord Satan"As ah-sue has humbly conceded, congratulations to Marc Pasquin for his Union of Norway and Scotland entry!
In order to help the Balkans transition to democracy and capitalism, the then European Community develops the Balkan Union as a State Union with a Common Presidency and Foreign Affairs/Military (basically a larger State Union of Serbia and Montenegro) with it's excutive and legislative in Sarajevo and judical in Belgrade
Union Members are:
Albania (joined in 2000)
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Kosovo (joined in 1999)
Greece, Romania and Bulgaria are associate states