This was the flag of the Tokugawa shogunate and almost became the national flag of Japan
>>140008211Instead of black stripe you got period blood splotch
Proposed Brazilian flag, by Baron of Rio Branco
>>140008364Japanese design is about minimalism.Your flag is a Ottoman derived cuckstamp and Pakistan is a fake country name. Should have atleast used the Mughal flag
>>140008211Tokugawa surrendered anon…
>>140008402The crest is much better than the current brazilians flag. Not sure if I like the red, black and white. Looks like Pan Arab colours
>>140008418>Should have atleast used the Mughal flagWe could've went that route and installed a Mughal emperor as a figurehead but we wanted to emulate being a democratic Republic
like it better than your current one
This was our first flag but they changed it because they wanted to copy the Fr*nch
>>140008402Brazil, a Sealandian puppet
>>140008418>Japanese design is about minimalism
>>140008211Someone post the Bhagwa Dhwaj
>>140008584t. Flag has a symbol of some Chinese folk religion
>>140008463if i remember right the colors mean the days and nights the bandeirantes had to endure exploring Brazil and annexing land.
>>140008687The basic version was being upgraded with each new king branding.
>>140008211We had a number of proposed flags after WW2. I am glad the current one won.
>>140008584Also, Joseon symbol was obviously not minimalist. But Daehanjeguk copied Japanese style Mon crest and used minimalist flower symbol
>>140008211This is our real flag btw
>>140008789I'm sad the pre-nazi War flag wasn't restored
>>140008211that's actually nice, very cool>>140008616>>140008488That is S-tier, why won't you guys adopt that?
>>140008865Your 4chan flag looks like a notebook sprite from a gameboy pokemon game
>>140008965Does not fit with a republic and had too much prussia in it.
>>140008789it would be kind of funny you had that Americanized version
>>140008974Because we wanted a rectangular flag like everyone else
This was a proposed flag in 1948 that was based on an earlier flag during the German resistance to the Nazis
>>140008211we had this proposal to add a muslim crescent to represent the muslims. their's also proposals for a ninth ray to be added to represent the indigenous peoples.
>>140008789I don't like the colour palette, to be fair. Too overwhelming
>>140008992Based Shivaji>>140009042Just replace the eagle in the middle with the modern german eagle>>140009099Just make it rectangular lol
>>140008211ooh, that actually looks better than the current one
>>140009099And in the end you choose that soulless turk moon.
>>140008211this is much more alpha than the french copypaste flag that we have today
proposed flag for a REPUBLIC of Malaysiaalso the proposed flag for a joint union between Malaya and Indonesia
>>140008992based curry color
>>140008211The proposed flag of Argentina was a Light blue Poland
Proposal to actually include wales.
>>140009337Argentina & Uruguay vibes
>>140009317>>140009236Honestly I kinda agree. I will unironically bring this issue up with my politician uncles and ask them
>>140008865I like this one. More unique
To be honest, russian flags are just red white and blue tricolors. But there was literally a jesus christ war banner used during the time of Ivan the Terrible.
>>140008789>the bottom leftyou had a chance to have soul but you chose the soulless tricolor
>>140009396looks good desu. makes you guys seem more like the successors of king arthur.
>>140009380That's just old Bavaria flag
>>140009445yeah it was meant to be because I think the revolution started on may 5 and also most of the revolutionaries were pagan larpers
>>140009396looks like a sticker on top. very bad. why not just use green instead of blue in the lower half
>>140009522That's how it looked like.
This flag was used by some divisions in the Civil War
>>140009522I found thishttps://www.rbth.com/travel/327800-weirdest-russian-flags
>>140009697lel, couldn't they have used a ruler?
HQ flag for Maryland
>>140008211Japan owned by dutch city of Delft
>>140009877Eventually they found one
>>140009380San Marino de las Américas
>>140008992Kashi Mathura baki hai
Georgian state flag under the Confederacy
>>140009737thats for the perm region
Always used purple imagery but nowadays people think it's the color of gommunism
>>140010007>modernization & justice>fighting to keep slaveryholy cope
>>140010055Once Catalunya and Basque leaves will it be only the Castle flag?
One of my favorite rarely used national flag designs
>>140009396>>140009602>>140009529This is the actual one that includes Wales. the black is from the falg of st david
>>140010213This looks great desu
>>140010140The four red bars on a yellow background are the symbol of the Crown of Aragon, and the Basque country was always part of Castile.Anyway, Okinawa is more likely to become independent from Japan (or part of China) than the Basque Country or Catalonia from Spain.
Better or worse?
>>140009194Do you mean black-red-gold in gernal or just the arrangements? Also: I really like "ordem e progresso" as a motto. >>140009236Why should we adopt the war flag (not even the national flag) of the empire as our current national flag?Personally i would like it if our current Coat of Arms (Bundeswappen) would be added to the middle of the current flag (pic rel). But there is a slight problem: German State authorities have the Bundesdienstflagge (Service flag of the federal authorities) which also features a shield with an eagle in the middle. But on the "Service flag of the federal authorities" this shield is not the Coat of Arms but the Federal Shield (Bundesschild). They can be easily differentiated by the form of the shield. The shield of the CoA (Bundeswappen) runs to a sharp point at the bottom. The Federal Shield (Bundesschild) is round at the bottom. Also the eagles are in a different style. So you see that there is potential for much confusion. Currently it is just easier to have the national flag without an eagle in any form.
>>140010294But Basque had an armed rebellion and is completely unrelated ethic group.Okinawa are our sister ethnicity
>>140010340Nah, that'd be too much. Either go full eagle or full tricolore.
This was the official one briefly in 1918
>>140010479>nigga with a human arm and stepping on a swordwew, even the flag was autistic
>>140010055>opiumJust why ?
>>140010479what does this even mean
This is Texas's naval ensign
>>140010319So much sovl...
>>140010340What about the war flag with the iron cross? It's kind of lame not to have a military flag
>>140010526That's not even official, disregard the tardo
>>140009058A bit. But in this configuration the red is too overwhelming imho.>>140009525Allons enfants de la Patrie,Le jour de gloire est arrivé!Contre nous de la tyrannieL’étendard sanglant est levé.Peak Soul >>140010319On the same level.
Our national flag, purely coincidental btw
>>140010522>>140010560the lion is just symbolical (idk how), stepping on the curved sword is supposed to symbolize stepping on the easterners and defeating them (russia), walking left to to the west. The human arm comes from the karelian insignia (the county that's adjacent to russia and their invasion)
An old trading ensign for Texas
>>140010560it's their coat of arms but in flag form
>>140010526>Pomegranate in Spanish >Granada
And a flag for (old) Texan air forces
One of the earliest Pennsylvanian flags, which comes from William Penn's coat of arms
>>140010848forgot image lol
>>140009522This one is cool
>>140010458What do you mean by full eagle? Should the national flag just be an eagle (would be kinda cool; like a big Kite) >>140010581National flag ≠ War flagThe times where a country would have distinct flags for war are largely over. I can't think of any modern cunt that has a distinctive war flag. Also we have a "war flag".
>>140011121Many countries do.The rising sun is our naval and army flag. Army version in more centred.
>>140011121i think he means just a yellow field with the eagle on topwe also have a "war flag"
>>140010396>armed rebellion>completely unrelated ethic groupOpen a book.
The story of our national flag is a complete mess, but I like the irony of this one. During our multiple wars England simply stole it and adopted it.
>>140010213UK after Scottish independence.
>>140010173I like this one (pic rel) >>140010691What do the colors stand for?
>>140011447>What do the colors stand for?pizza
>>140011387And they got it from Genoa?
>>140011121Just an eagle on gold, like in the good old times
It could've been this one but back in 1918 too much red was considered communism.
>>140011447That was when they were loyal to mexico
>>140011246Yeah, but not as your national flag. >>140011272So just like the imperial flag of the HRE? >we also have a "war flag"I am surprised.
>>140011516No it's from the 3rd crusade, French, English and Flemish decided for a distinctive banner for each one, and this was the French banner.
This was our flag for 4 days after the Proclamation of the Republic. R8?
>>140008402>another creepy sun
>>140011701This one is pretty based, but maybe a modern one would be better
>>140011574Really? I thought they only had their independent republic phase and then became part of the union.>>140011527Just too much gold for my taste.
>>140011748>>140011516It's from Genoa, they paid Genoa to adopt their banner to protect their ship on the mediterranean and they ended up adopting it and not paying anymore
>>140011938Uff. Look at its head. As far as eagles go i like the one Weimar used from 1919 to 1928 the most.
>>140011272thats the wrong shade of blue youuu fucking fagag
>>140009380Looks pretty good desu
>>140012089is it not royal blue? i honestly can't tell
>>140012041>they paid Genoa to adopt their bannerDamn, brand naming was already a thing...
>>140011980They were independent from 1836 to 1845. Before that they were under Mexican suzerainty
A completely unique flag proposed for a British Republic in the 19th century
>>140011701>I am surprised.Me too, back then.
>>140012225Hungary will be FUMING
>>140012225you wuz steppe hordes n shiet
>>140012457What does the lion mean?
>>140012076Hmm, I think that one is too specific for the time design-wise. But anything is better then Fette Henne
>>140012213>Before that they were under Mexican suzeraintyI did not know that. >>140012353You got drafted?
post yfw imran khan uses this flag during the transdimensional nuclear gigapakistani rod-from-god anticorruption railgun mission to mars
>>140012509Better than the fette Henne and better than a clearly monarchical symbol. And lets be honest: nobody knows that this is the eagle tat Weimar used.
>>140012493Idk but it's an iconic Persian symbol
I like this one but it's just a combination of the four flags of the four provinces. Connacht one (bottom right) has sovl .>>140008865stay safe anon and good luck>>140011751unbased>>140010691state flags with text need to burn
>All these lands without lions having lions in their flagsDon't you guys have native fauna? Europe has plenty of wolves.
>>140012573>You got drafted?Oh, no. Just have an interest in flags. Why'd you think that I was drafted?
>>140012654they aren't as impressive as lions, that's why the lions in the flags
>>140013050looks like naval flags
>>140012805They way you worded it ("back then" ) led me to believe you were drafted and then discovered your countries war flag.
i think its a nice alam
>>140012582Lol this reminds me of an old jokeNews on Pakistani TV:"Pakistan successfully launches satellite to moon, presence of water, whales and fishes on moon confirmed "....News on BBC:"Satellite launched by Pakistan found in Arabian sea."
>>140012646yeh, but it's not stylized enough to be progressive and not monarchical enough to be conservative, kinda hanging in between
>>140011751The stars look like dicks.
>>140013263anon has a chode confirmed
>>140012654Flags and coats of arms aren't documentaries of the local fauna. The things in them are symbolic and lion is the symbol of courage. The United Kingdom doesn't have unicorns either but they have it in their coat of arms.
>>140008865I like it a lot better than your current one
>>140008364Jesus.I legit laughed.
>>140011415This, they should seriously consider adopting that
>>140013717The state flag is the best.
>>140013717>1863Central american republic of Finland
>>140013884Thought the same thing.
>>140012457One of my personal favorites. Even cooler than Iran's modern flag, I'd say
>>140008211WRONG. THIS is the flag of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It has vertical stripes. I don't know where you got that image from.
>>140012654If memory serves Europe used to have to have lions in Greece and turkey and shit and the imagery and lions themselves got spread
>>140014588by the romans but they all died out for some reason
>>140008211Only other flag we had, which is only turned horizontally lol. Still I prefer this one
>>140012654The lion is also a christian symbol
>>140008736i thought it was supposed to represent europeans africans and indios
>>140010126Based Reino de León
>>140011024I really like that one, I find it really beautiful
>>140015364What's with the santa hat?
>>1400137171918 is the only good one.
This one would have been kino, although it looks like a royal standard rather than a national flag.
>>140008211>>140014122I have also heard that the horizontal (as opposed to vertical) black stripe originated in Euro/American sources and is thus an error
>>140015937Proposed flag from 1946, replacing the shield from the Coat of Arms with a golden maple leaf
>>1400154066,5/10Why is the Cross of Philip depicted? >>140015712It is a Phrygian cap; a symbol for republics
>>140015937For comparison, Canada's royal standard
R*publican flags are so garbage
>>140009236>Based ShivajiAre you indian?
>>140017214Medieval aristocratic republics being the exception
>>140011415IMO it will almost certainly be adopted if Scotland leaves.
>>140012654The mughals (Pakistan) used to have lions in Sindh and in Khyber pakthunkwa
>>140008865Kys fascist CIA supporter.
Much better than the current one
Flags have been contentious. This could have been our flag I guess.
>>140020686Closest thing we have to a flag
The arrow cross party wanted to make this the official flag. Its a very old flag, and is still used by nationalists today.
>>140008965Same here, the aestetics are just peak
>>140008865User was arrested for this post
>>140008211Not an official flag but an important national symbol that is sometimes used by a variety of organizations and would make a kino flag alternative for the nordic cross.
>>140020145Hey this one is nice.
>>140015957Looks fantastic from afar but a bit too blocky from up close.
>>140023099That's really cool. Only place I've seen that is the 5 penni coin, didn't know it was something more than a stylization there
>>140023099looks like an alt Israeli flag if you know what I mean
>>140008789I like the cross flag with black backgroundhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Proposed_German_National_Flag_1919.svg
>>140008418Crescent and star precedes Ottomans
>>140013717not including my favorite, the swastika flag
>>140009337I like that flag
>>140009337 much better than>>140031775the sun one looks like a joke version of your pic. 7/10 the character could have more contrast & the sunrays be more consistent or sharp
>>140008418>Pakistan is a fake country namewhat makes any country not a fake country? unless you divide on ethnic lines the majority countries are fake
>>140020161where did they keep them and how many got mauled
>>140013717>That third flag
>>140010319betterorange is an uderrated color
>>140033464I mean it has no historical precedence.It was made up after seceeding from India
>>140035381India has separate ethnic areas who could make countries of their own, why does india have any precedence? just because of age? culture and ethnicity should be enough justification for having a country. No one wants to be ruled over by other people who are different religions and ethnicity who naturally will treat them badly
>>140010479wish you actually kept this instead of the cuck cross desu
>>140036068agree, it's more badass and has more identity than just copying everyone else nordic. It was probably chosen because cross and muh religion at the time
>>140035686Yeah both pakstan and india are "fake countries". I would say Bengladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka are pretty legitimate despite some ethnic diversity
I found this alternative flag of a german state. To be clear it is fiction. But the imagery is somewhat rooted in reality. The black and red background with the golden oak leaves were used as the banner of the Urburschenschaft (student fraternity which saw themselves above the many german small states) in 1815.
>>140036495Real banner of the Urburschenschaft
>>140008992ngl i prefer the indian flag to the maratha one, it nicely integrates maratha saffron and mughal green alongside a nice white of oeace between them and the dharmachakra in the middle since the prime minister of today is essentially the chakravartin of old
kind of sad how much hate this flag gets nowadays cause it's pretty kino otherwise
>>140036472sri lanka is a fake country, tamil eelam nowthe north of the island should be joined to tamil nadu
>>140015957huge if true
>>140036724Tamils should get independence from India before demanding a part of Sri Lanka
>>140008211yellow was supposed to be wheat or gold or something like that, with the white being the andes and blue the sky
>>140036472Isn't Japan a fake country? It really should be split between Jomon and Yaoi ethnic lines. maybe call it Yaoistan
>>140036841why not have both parts be part of india? the country is intentionally set up as a multiethnic empire, sri lanka is basically just a glorified ethnostate for the singhalese now
>>140014122The horizontal line is correct as this is the original flag.
>>140036638The confederates had some pretty wild proposals
>>140036878>yellow was supposed to be wheat Ahhh, the *Dyḗus ph2tḗr classic
>>140012654Our cats are smaller.
>>140009525If you know anything about 19th century republicanism and nationalist revolutionaries, tricolours are not soulless.
>>140008865Good luck, mate.
>>140037466The Riddle flag is classy. Some of those look like children submitted them
>>140011564Tricolour makes more sense for a nation state. Though, from what I've heard, Wilno Poles find this one much more palatable. I'm glad the CoA is so popular. Gotta hold on to national symbols and not let them slip into the hands of those who would misuse it.
>>140010676Reminds me something...
>>140010479>>140011564If Finland and Lietuva had this in 1918, did Eesti or Latvia have something similar? Combo in that case
>>140009686Jesus' angry face was supposed to have enemies say "No, daddy, no!"
>>140013717Kinda weird how finland and scotland have 2 flags each, one blue and white, and the other yellow and red
>>140009194It's not the most beautiful, that's true, but it's the only one available that has some sort of symbolism for the country.
>>140038162Which one? The blue-white one looks good but the red-yellow one is too gaudy.
>>140013814Show them your air force flag though
The naval flag of New Zealand, 1867–1869
>>140039141Yeah it'll trigger those who can't get over that this symbol existed before the nazis and wasn't created by them
>>140036638the jack is good but the actual CSA national flags were all pretty ass
>>140011527Needs a better eagle in that case. The CoA eagle is simplified into crippledom.
>>140013717Could have went with something like this flag from Luxemburg.
>>140040461lion looks disabled with that eye, it's not menacing or eminent, it's running away from something crying from fear. also why did someone need to draw the cock n balls
>>140040294simplicity fits a modern state
>>140040535True, the face could use some work. I like the contrast with the stripes though. And it's not just a boring tricolour.
The flag of the president of the Republic of Finland
>>140040641>simplicity fits a modern stateOn the countrary today it is possible to cheaply mass produce flags with many details. It was siginficantly more difficult 100 years ago.
The Prime Minister suggested this flag during the flag debate.
>>140040096Lazy indeed. You could have at least used the proposed 1919 war flag as your template. What was your original template btw? I don't know of any war flag that features the 1888 CoA.
>>140041034but it's the course design has taken in the modern world
>>140040798I think it's beyond repair, the background looks like childrens' bedsheets and the lion is too unserious
>>140041163Product design is not flag design or isignia design. I'd seperate them for that reason alone. I feel like it's not the best symbolism to treat a country like a company.
>>140015957honestly would have been awesome
>>140041116would have been far better desu, keeps the red/white/blue anglo colours going
>>140041135Didn't like the eagle on that one and using the iron cross of back then wouldn't make a lot of sense since we have a new one that looks quite good.The original template was the regular 1903 design, but I replaced the eagle because Anon was complaining about too much Prussia kek. I guess there's a point in arguing that. The regular eagle of the empire would makes some sense though, we're still the legal successor.
>>140041298Our state is a company though ;)
>>140041433You do know that the eagle you used has the CoA of the Prussian Kingdom with the family crest of the Hohenzollern in its middle? So not a good fix.
>>140042030But it does represent all the German kingdoms and duchies that are now within the borders of the republic. Sure, Prussia has a more prominent position due to it's position in the empire - which still has influences on how modern day Germany works - but it's not the Prussian CoA and not excusively Prussian.I'd be fine with removing the crest of the Hohenzollern, just to underline that they have no claim to rule the German people anymore, but I don't see a problem with most of the other symbols, or the eagle as a whole.
>>140008865cant wait for luka to v& all you zmagars
>>140036638That was never the confederate flagJust a meme battle flag
>>140010134>modernization & justice>fighting to keep niggers in checkhow is this cope?
>>140010134southerners aren't well known for their basic reasoning skills anon
>>140043687nice F key you got, you don't use it with CTRL do you though
>>140043687What's this new meme? I wasn't on 4chan in quite a while.
After the failure of the first Republic of Colombia (Gran Colombia) in 1931, the remaining provinces went back to being just New Granada (later Grenadine Confederation) and used this flag until 1863 when the name of he country was changed to United States of Colombia after a civil war.
>>140043687Take your meds
>>140008504This one is so much better
>>140013814Put a spurdo in the middle pls anon
>>140020318>>140042876God Americans suck
kind of looks german lolit's the flag of the russian empire, but after the collapse of the soviet union they chose a more neutral flag that originally was just a flag of the merchant ships, made after the dutch oneit's still used by some nationalists, also some american girl, tessa violet, became a minor meme on the russian internet for having hair dyed almost like the flag, without the white part tho
>>140013041why is this so funny
>>140008865Good luck anon, never give up freedom
>>140020485If I remember correctly the colors were meant to represent Africans (blacks) natives (red) and Europeans (white)Pretty based 2bh our new flag is a Republic but it kept the mornachy colors
These were the various shit flags we had when we briefly didn't have a monarchy. Why are r*publics so fucking shit and retarded?
>>140038056>If you know anything about 19th century republicanism and nationalist revolutionaries, tricolours are not soulless.
pic related but unironically
This was my submission to the NZ flag competition.
>>140052030>gradientAre there any actual gradient flags?
>>140020318>>140039723>>140042876why are they like this
The only "alternative" flag we ever had was the quisling regime one. Even though it's just the Skåne flag but brighter.
>>140008211No, it's just a candidate. And rejected.
Could have been diagonal Thailand or Panama. Or San Marino or Somalia.
>>140052156Forgot the damn picture
Argentina used 3 tipe of flags in 3 different periods:Provincias Unidas del Rio de la Plata 1816 - 1830Confederacion Argentina1830 - 1861Republica Argentina1861 - 1985In 1985 the sun was put in the civilian flag, before the sun was for war and the public sector.I will put the last flag of Argentina.
>>140052018It would be more correct to place the Pahonia in the corner.
>>140038881Wish this was our main flag again