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black alonso
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Your favorite flag, the meaning of flags, anything related to flags, banners, displays, or heraldry.

My favorite flag > Portugal



At service since 1910.
Green: hope
Red: blood spilled by the soldiers of Portugal
the globe is the world that portugese sailors discovered in the Discoveries

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thar
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:28:50 AM

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Simple, but capable of lots of variation - A family tree. (with Finland as the strange distant cousin, but we love them anyway Whistle )




black alonso
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And Norway the mother of all flags



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Gary98
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 11:49:15 AM

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Thar has made a strong case, black alonso is much more convincing for his Norway case.

The British colonial history makes the Union Jack less appealing to me. Portugal should wait till British has done their boasting.
thar
Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:46:54 PM

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OK, a crest instead.



This is the story........ (time ripple music here....)

There was an island, a place where rebels lived free from kings.

But King Harald wanted to attack the island. He sent a warlock to scout for him, who took the form of a whale. But whenever he tried to land, he was attacked by mythical monsters.

In Vopnafjörður in the east, he was driven off by a dragon (Dreki), which breathed poison on him.
In Eyjafjörður in the north he was driven off by an eagle (Gammur).
In Breiðafjörður in the west he was driven off by a bull (Griðungur).
At Vikarsskeið in the south he was driven off by a giant with an iron staff(Bergrisi).

He gave up and reported back to king Harald that he could not invade because the island was protected.

The story goes there was a law that ships approaching the island had to cover their warlike figureheads, so as not to provoke the four Landvætir - the protectors.

(the coat of arms is a modern invention, although the story is old from the sagas of Snorri. The coat of arms used to be a fish. But that is a story for another day...Whistle )

The Portuguese flag always makes me think of a snowshoe. I know it isn't, but once you have an image in your head...
NancyUK
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Apartment flag in Big Bang Theory. I know, not really a world flag but it amused me.

I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance. Ogden Nash
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016 5:42:38 PM

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Some flags make for good abstract paintings



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gerry
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Sadly flags a based o0n what countries were when founded some today would be pink gray and yellow red white and blue the proud colors of yesterday have no meaning today nor do many even know what they mean what is worst they don't even careBrick wall Shame on you Think Sick
black alonso
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 2:46:22 AM

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The international flag of planet Earth

PURPOSE OF THE FLAG

1. To be used while representing planet Earth.

2. To remind the people of Earth that we share this planet, no matter of national boundaries. That we should take care of each other and the planet we live on.





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thar
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 2:59:42 AM

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one of my favourites, just for being different

flag of Nepal



everyone else is just so square, man! Whistle
black alonso
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Calgary-Can.



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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2016 4:04:12 AM

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Finnish coat of arms dates back to the 16th century, but the use of heraldic lion in Nordic countries started in the 12th century.

Grand-ducal coat of arms of Finland, on tomb of King Gustav Vasa (Uppsala Cathedral, Sweden)




Modern coat of arms of Finland




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Poster thar likes the flag of NEPAL since '... everyone else is just so square...'

The only flags of the members of the UN which are square, are those of Switzerland and the Vatican.

The majority are rectangular, man!





Toute nation a le gouvernement qu'elle mérite: Joseph de Maistre
thar
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OK, guess where.

A battle of the geometric shapes - which is cooler....
I think they chose right. The first one is boring.


Nordic cross Dannebrog, but in green. (Green - Geddit?) Brick wall







but it was beaten by this one. The ice, the sea, the sun low on the horizon, and the icebergs above the sea.
Or lots of dead seals on the ice. Whistle

Or, just the colours of the Dannebrog, but a new shape, for a new nation. And people who are not Nordic. Or cross. And like circles on flags. Whistle
black alonso
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Republic of Singapore Air Force




Royal Norwegian Air Force




Philippine Air Force



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black alonso
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thar's 'family tree' is missing a branch.

It shows Yorkshire as the George cross with sun and white rose, but not the old flag of Lancashire - St Michael's cross and red rose.



The blue and white show the livery colours of the house of Lancaster, the red rose being the badge of the duchy since at least the early fifteenth century.

Of course, with the eventual marital settlement of the wars, the red and white roses were combined.




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
black alonso
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Altai Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Алта́й, Respublika Altay; Altay: Алтай Республика, Altay Respublika[12]) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). Its capital is the town of Gorno-Altaysk. The area of the republic is 92,600 square kilometers (35,800 sq mi). Population: 206,168 (2010 Census).




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black alonso
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black alonso
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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017 8:19:58 AM

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Flag of Essex




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"Be kind everyone is fighting a hard battle"
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 6:57:50 AM

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Old Benin flag




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black alonso
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India



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"Be kind everyone is fighting a hard battle"
Jyrkkä Jätkä
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The flag of the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces




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Schlook Inside
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:59:54 PM

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Vintage Quebec Flag




Modern version






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Schlook Inside wrote:
Vintage Quebec Flag

Sacré-Cœur!

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
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Some history.

The area where I live used to be in the kingdom of Northumbria,



but the flag was too boring, so the people decided to leave and set up on their own as West Lothian, in the kingdom of 'The Lothians' or 'Lothian'. King Lot of Lothian is well known in Arthurian legend as husband of Morgaine.
The West Lothian flag is much more interesting.



I thought I'd also include the flag of Lyonesse here - supposedly an old name for Lothian (which is evidenced by the historical French name for this area - Leonais).




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
black alonso
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Schlook Inside wrote:
Vintage Quebec Flag

Sacré-Cœur!









"Be kind everyone is fighting a hard battle"
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The flag of Acadia was adopted on August 15, 1884, at the Second Acadian National Convention held in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island, by nearly 5,000 Acadian delegates from across the Maritimes. It was designed by Father Marcel-Francois Richard, a priest from Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick.





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