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Title: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on September 08, 2019, 02:33:55 PM
I think Kazakhstan.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg/1280px-Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg.png)

But I also like the flags of Wales and Macedonia.

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Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Rai on September 08, 2019, 02:57:13 PM
It is obviously the flag of Khoroshyovo-Mnyovniki district, Russia

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Flag_of_Khoroshevo-Mnevniki_%28municipality_in_Moscow%29.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Tassie Dave on September 08, 2019, 04:06:43 PM
I like the Canadian flag. Nice colours. Minimalist, but easily recognisable.

I don't like ours (Australia) it has one too many flags on it. It needs to have the Union Jack removed.

New Zealand had a chance to have a nice flag but weren't smart enough to choose it over the old one.

(https://i.imgur.com/jAij3Yz.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: daniel1948 on September 08, 2019, 04:33:06 PM
Flags don't really lend themselves very well to beauty. Uganda has a chicken on its flag. (Officially a crane, but it looks to me like a chicken.) Sri Lanka has a lion, which I like, but it's holding a sword, which I don't. My country (USA) has possibly the ugliest flag. But I'm prejudiced because I dislike the whole concept of nation-states, and our flag gets used by asshat nationalists as a symbol of how much they think we're better than other people.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: The Latinist on September 08, 2019, 05:01:33 PM
I think Canada's is the best-designed by far.  The U.S. flag is to me the most beautiful but only, I think, due to associations.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: CarbShark on September 09, 2019, 12:03:50 PM
I appreciate  the beauty of the US flag in its abstract current and historical relationships.

Each star represents a current state. Each stripe represents the each of the original 13 states.

Each of the colors represent some guiding principle, but I forget which. Liberty, freedom justice, enlightenment?   

Also the number of the stripes has some numerological significance, but who knows what that is.

Plus it’s dynamic.  Anytime we add a state we add a star. 




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Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: wastrel on September 09, 2019, 12:24:05 PM
I think Kazakhstan.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg/1280px-Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg.png)

This is a really awesome flag.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: xenu on September 09, 2019, 12:47:03 PM
Remember this is just flags and not politics.


I like the union jack unique for its time.
 (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0394/9549/products/Union-Jack-Wood-Flag-1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1411740597)


I also like the Canadian maple leaf and also the Stars and Stripes. I also have a soft spot for the tricolor of France and Germany.  Simple design.

This is just off the top of my head and if I looked on line at all the flags I might find one I like better.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: gebobs on September 09, 2019, 01:45:25 PM
The classic designs are my favorites. Certainly the Union Jack. Most tricolors and crosses are nice: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, France, Italy, and Jamaica come to mind. But for minimalist beauty, it's hard to beat Canada. Not impossible, but hard. And Japan and Switzerland nail it. Turkey gets an A for effort. Albania's double-headed eagle is badass. Nepal gets props for not going rectangular. China's is simply beautiful. Thailand's, while not strictly a tricolor, is a nice variant. Cuba's is nice but a ripoff of Puerto Rico's.

The order of colors of the Russian flag is off putting. The US flag has too much going on for my likes and, like Daniel, it sickens me to see fascists wrap themselves in it. Mexico's is in dire need of a makeover. Greece, Israel, and Finland could use an infusion of color. Blue is too cold to be on its own.

In the end, I'm going to put a nickel down for South Korea. It's got the minimalist white background symbolizing peace, the taeguk (similar to yin/yang) in the middle, and four trigrams that are four elements of various tetrads: celestial bodies (heaven, sun, moon, earth), seasons of the year, cardinal directions, family (father, mother, son, daughter), etc. It is considered to be a flag of the Korean people as much or more than the national flag.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/09/Flag_of_South_Korea.svg/1280px-Flag_of_South_Korea.svg.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 09, 2019, 01:52:58 PM
(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/2e/2b/02/2e2b02cdc9126aa1905cb3aa3abd384a.jpg)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: xenu on September 09, 2019, 01:55:36 PM
What Country?
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Morvis13 on September 09, 2019, 03:05:54 PM
that's the flag of Gondor which isn't a real place but a nice flag.

I like New Brunswick
(http://media.zuza.com/4/0/40dc12e4-2c31-483e-8d2d-7321e15987f2/New_Brunswick.jpg)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: arthwollipot on September 09, 2019, 09:08:30 PM
Personally I think judging flags on their beauty kind of misses the point. But that having been said, you might be interested in this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnv5iKB2hl4
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: bachfiend on September 09, 2019, 09:30:08 PM
Switzerland:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Switzerland#/media/File%3AFlag_of_Switzerland.svg

Can’t go past the white cross on a red background (the reverse of the Red Cross).

I’d love to live there too, despite not being able to understand Swiss German.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 10, 2019, 06:01:37 AM
that's the flag of Gondor which isn't a real place but a nice flag.
Yep, and the best cavalry charge in unrecorded history.  ;D The characters are done in mithril, IIRC.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Rai on September 10, 2019, 06:36:21 AM
that's the flag of Gondor which isn't a real place but a nice flag.
Yep, and the best cavalry charge in unrecorded history.  ;D The characters are done in mithril, IIRC.

Come on, the charge of the Rohirrim was a lot better.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Quetzalcoatl on September 10, 2019, 08:26:26 AM
I don't like ours (Australia) it has one too many flags on it. It needs to have the Union Jack removed.

If I'm not mistaken, the majority of the Australian population wants to keep the Union Jack in the flag, so it is unlikely to get changed anytime soon.

But hey, Canada's flag had the Union Jack until 1957, see below, so change is not impossible.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Canadian_Red_Ensign_%281921%E2%80%931957%29.svg/1280px-Canadian_Red_Ensign_%281921%E2%80%931957%29.svg.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Guillermo on September 10, 2019, 08:38:34 AM
I like our flag Dominican Republic, but I might be a bit biased.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic_%28ratio_5_to_8%29.svg/1920px-Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic_%28ratio_5_to_8%29.svg.png)

Spain and Pakistan I like too.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/9a/Flag_of_Spain.svg/1920px-Flag_of_Spain.svg.png)
 
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/32/Flag_of_Pakistan.svg/1920px-Flag_of_Pakistan.svg.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 10, 2019, 09:03:29 AM
that's the flag of Gondor which isn't a real place but a nice flag.
Yep, and the best cavalry charge in unrecorded history.  ;D The characters are done in mithril, IIRC.

Come on, the charge of the Rohirrim was a lot better.
Which took place on the Pelennor outside of Mina Tirath, the then current capital of Gondor.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Rai on September 10, 2019, 09:31:44 AM
that's the flag of Gondor which isn't a real place but a nice flag.
Yep, and the best cavalry charge in unrecorded history.  ;D The characters are done in mithril, IIRC.

Come on, the charge of the Rohirrim was a lot better.
Which took place on the Pelennor outside of Mina Tirath, the then current capital of Gondor.

True, but it was under the banner of Rohan. Which is also purty

(http://www.tolkienshop.com/contents/media/l_3020gr.jpg)

Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 10, 2019, 11:26:38 AM
Potato, potato, put 'em in a stew, etc.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: seamas on September 10, 2019, 12:02:50 PM
I'm not partial to any of the ones I see as being all that beautiful.

I do like the UK Flag and how it was derived by the assemblage of the crosses of St George, St. Andrew, and St Patrick.
They ended up with a flag that describes the union, is distinctive and is relatively simple.

The USA flag I find neither beautiful or ugly, but do appreciate it being descriptive, adaptable and relatively simple.

Tricolors are kind of meh. Simple, yeah, but other than that not all that interesting.
I think incorporating crests, seals or intricate designs  (like the US states of NY, CT, NJ PA, etc) make the flag less distinctive and too complicated.

The US State flags I do like are Ohio (nice going out of the rectangle!) Rhode Island, New Mexico and Arizona.


A National flag I like is the Seychelles

(https://www.worldatlas.com/r/w728-h425-c728x425/upload/20/55/fb/shutterstock-179853023.jpg)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: stands2reason on September 10, 2019, 12:33:42 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/9DbS9pJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Shibboleth on September 10, 2019, 01:41:08 PM
I realize that it is a territory but Whales is cool. If I had a choice of any flag it would probably be Prussia.


(https://ak7.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/6688487/thumb/1.jpg)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on September 10, 2019, 02:27:21 PM
'nuff said:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d0/Flag_of_Mozambique.svg/2000px-Flag_of_Mozambique.svg.png)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: seamas on September 10, 2019, 03:24:57 PM
I mean, say what you want about the tenants of National Socialism, Dude, but they did have a decent flag.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Tassie Dave on September 10, 2019, 04:18:19 PM
I don't like ours (Australia) it has one too many flags on it. It needs to have the Union Jack removed.

If I'm not mistaken, the majority of the Australian population wants to keep the Union Jack in the flag, so it is unlikely to get changed anytime soon.

Aussie hate change. That's why we still have a foreign woman as our Head of State (Queen Elizabeth II) and a foreign colonial power's flag on our flag.
I have no doubt if it went to referendum we would choose the one we have now, like the Kiwis did when they had a chance to change their flag.

Every time the debate comes up you get the patriots  ::) and old conservatives saying that our soldiers died for this flag. Which is bullshit. No one fights/dies for a flag. They fight for what it represents. The country, its people and its way of life.

I would be happy to keep our flag the same with just the Union Jack removed. Just keep the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth Star (Which has one point for every State and one point representing all territories. 7 in total)
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: arthwollipot on September 10, 2019, 08:39:38 PM
I don't like ours (Australia) it has one too many flags on it. It needs to have the Union Jack removed.

If I'm not mistaken, the majority of the Australian population wants to keep the Union Jack in the flag, so it is unlikely to get changed anytime soon.

Aussie hate change. That's why we still have a foreign woman as our Head of State (Queen Elizabeth II) and a foreign colonial power's flag on our flag.
I have no doubt if it went to referendum we would choose the one we have now, like the Kiwis did when they had a chance to change their flag.

Every time the debate comes up you get the patriots  ::) and old conservatives saying that our soldiers died for this flag. Which is bullshit. No one fights/dies for a flag. They fight for what it represents. The country, its people and its way of life.

I would be happy to keep our flag the same with just the Union Jack removed. Just keep the Southern Cross and the Commonwealth Star (Which has one point for every State and one point representing all territories. 7 in total)

This, pretty much. I'd like to see an Australian head of state and a flag without the Union Jack. My dad is the exact opposite.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: stands2reason on September 11, 2019, 09:07:22 AM
I realize that it is a territory but Whales is cool. If I had a choice of any flag it would probably be Prussia.

Mr Trump (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales), what are you doing here?
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: Shibboleth on September 11, 2019, 01:21:37 PM
I realize that it is a territory but Whales is cool. If I had a choice of any flag it would probably be Prussia.

Mr Trump (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales), what are you doing here?

Sorry about the spelling error and all the other errors.
Title: Re: Which country or territory do you think has the most beautiful flag?
Post by: wastrel on September 11, 2019, 02:28:11 PM
Just saw this on Reddit:

(https://i.redd.it/w8gs6pa4fwl31.png)