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Symbolism behind YN's flag?

Postby Lorrana » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:48 pm

Pretty self-explanatory. Is there any symbolism in your flag? If so, what?

For an example mine can be found here
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Postby Crabaiaia » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:17 pm

Orange = Upvote Button, represents National Pride, Military Honor, and Sacrifice.
White = Space in the middle (Although Dark Mode is popular on Reddit, I used white because white is more attractive on a triband flag than black (no racism intended)
Blue = Downvote Button, represents a hope for the Chanic Peoples to repopulate and a hope for peace between the Normies and the Chans.

Clover = Luck of the Chanic Peoples to survive
Black = Death of the Chanic Empire
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Aikoland
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Postby Aikoland » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:08 am

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Blue - The blue as used in the field of the flag is considered the traditional colour of Aikoland and has symbolised the monarchy and later the nation since at least the 14th century.

Fleur-de-lis - The three fleurs-de-lis are officially intended to symbolise Île-d'Aiko, Île-de-Saun, and Île-de-Boullién, the three states of Aikoland. However, they are also considered to symbolise the Catholic heritage of our nation and people. (A popular misconception is that they also symbolise the monarchy, as our nation's coat of arms also depicts three fleurs-de-lis on it, but the ones depicted on the coat of arms are in a different arrangement than on the flag, having two smaller ones on top and a larger one at the bottom rather than one large one at the top and two smaller ones on the bottom)
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A small Francophone nation located on a group of islands to the south of France. Primary territory of the nation consists of three main islands, the states as described in our national motto, along with smaller less populated islands surrounding them.
Official Nation Name: The Empire of Aikoland
Government Type: Parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Head of State: Empress Élisabeth IV
Head of Government: Prime Minister Mélodie Bélanger
Population: 5.9 million (2021 estimate)
Official Language: French
Current Year: 2022

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Postby Atheara » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:15 am

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Postby Voindi » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:23 am

The blue areas represent the day, the black areas represent the night, and the white circle represents both the sun and moon. The flag relates to the motto of the country, and the name of voindi translates of "Sun kingdom"

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Postby Anarchic Cirrikh » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:03 am

The red and black colour scheme was simply lifted from the ancom flag, though from there it gets more interesting.

The lower half of the map, the section with three black stripes, symbolizes agricultural land. The central circle symbolizes the sun, rising over that land - a symbolic phrase often used by the revolutionaires that led to anarchic Cirrikh's founding was "red sun". The gear that surrounds the sun symbolizes the industrialization and modernization that allowed the revolution to happen.

The diagonal through line is borrowed from the typical ancom flag as well, though, the lower portion on the left symbolizes the coastal nature of the region, dipping below sea level, and the upper portion on the right is symbolic of expansion and growth.

Overall really complicated messaging in the flag, so it was best to stick to two colours.

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Postby The Greater Gothic Empire » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:07 am

Apparently a testament to the sordid and laughable fact that you aren't a real Goth unless you sack Rome. (Don't mind the avatar, it's just also self-explanatory)
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Postby Montanity » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:09 am

Seal- For Middle Vers our colonizer
Blue- Our clear skies
White- Our peacefulness
Yellow- Our history
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Postby Volstokn » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:12 am

White Band - Symbolizes Snow and its Elisimist Roots
Purple Band - Royalty / Monarch
Black band - Bloody History and the Military Forces
Yellow - Wealth
Eagle - Crest of the Hämäläinen Dynasty

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Postby Tuirsland » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:17 am

The Kaiserreich's Flag is a bicolor consisting of Red-and-Blue combination;

Red/Maroon (top) - Symbolizes the patriotism of the people

Blue/Dark Blue - Represents peace, prosperity, and the Black Sea

Red/Maroon (bottom) - Symbolizes the struggle and the bloodshed that happened over the course of Tuirsland's history

The Crown - Symbolizes the Kaiser

The Lion - Symbolizes the bravery of Adolf the Great
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:24 am

- The central symbol: It is the Decepticon Seal, which represents us and our Way.
- Red eyes: They mean that we are active, alive, and sapient. When a Cybertronian is "on" and conscious, his eyes light up. Decepticons have red eyes.
- Dark blue Seal: We believe this color, against the black, lets other nations know that we aren't overly friendly, and that they'd better watch out.
- Black background: It symbolizes that we dominate the entire universe. While other creatures may exist under our dominion, there are no other powers besides us. This is a future-looking symbolism that refers to when we achieve our goal of total domination of the universe. This goal is also stated in our national motto.
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Postby Alaska Hawaii and the Aleutes » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:41 am

Isn't there a topic like this already?
I have a new flag anyway...

The purple background represents the Pacific and the world
The white line represents peace and diplomacy.
The blue line represents the tears of the natives.
The navy blue line represents the greatness of Qhayü presence in the Pacific and the world
The indigo line represents the willingness to fight for the country.
The white circle represents the semi-isolation of the country
The indigo 4-pointed star represents north, south, east and west, because the country spans from Point Barrow to New Caledonia and from Guam to Maryfield (Saskatchewan)
The golden Lotus on water surrounded by stars is the national emblem and represents prosperity, peace and unity.
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Postby The River Plate and Patagonia » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:42 pm

The colours blue and red officially represent peace and patriotism, respectively, though they are also popularly taken to symbolise the two main linguistic communities of the nation (English and Spanish). The sun in the centre of the flag is inspired by the Inca god Inti, and represents freedom, as well as paying tribute to the nation's indigenous peoples.

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Postby Gandoor » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:19 pm

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The red symbolizes our official ideology of democratic market socialism.

The eight stars arranged in a circle represent the eight administrative divisions.

The central star represents the central government that unifies and governs them.
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Postby Vallermoore » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:34 pm

The red in our flag stands for the sapient ponies of our nation, the white for the humans of our nation, and the green for the changelings of our nation.

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Postby Dauwab » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:21 pm

The green pine tree at the center represents the strength, vitality, and unity of the Dauwabian people.

The blue field represents the sea and its rich bounty that surrounds the Dauwabian Archipelago

The white star in the canton represents the Republic and the freedom of the people.

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Postby Anarchestan » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:25 pm

Gold: capitalism
Black: Anarchy
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Postby Wochaystein » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:16 pm

Wochaystein wrote:The flag of Wochaystein is called the Grüner-Jagiellonian flag, and was chosen because of the simple choice of colors.

Diarcesia wrote:A vestigial theocratic empire with its emperor also head of its church, the colors were inspired by the house of Phönizien. The golden cross is for Christianity and the illumination of the word of God. The purple is the color of the Phönizien emperors, and it is a remembrance of the Holy Empire at its height. The orange background represents the intensity of their zeal, just like how the sunrise extinguishes the darkness. The emblem stands for their natural resources being blessed by the cleansing flame.
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Postby Svenska-Britannia » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:21 pm

Blue = Signifying Unity and Strength
Yellow = Signifying Progress and Prosperity
White = Signifying Peace and Deterrence
Coat of Arms = Signifying the Union between the Swedish Empire and the British Empire.
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Postby Helakos » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:23 pm

Blue/White= Modern Grecian traditions/Christianity

Wreath and Pattern= Ancient Helakos and it's traditions, as well as it's Pagan/Polytheistic citizens

Red Torch= The burning spirit and skill of the Helakosi people
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Postby Borealia-Celestia » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:50 am

Purple: Creativity and wisdom
White: Peace and perfection
Red: Power and passion

The current flag is a mixture of the Borealian flag with the Celestian one. Both flags had a white color, while the purple element belonged to the Borealian flag. The red cross was a part of the Celestian flag.
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:25 pm

Alaska Hawaii and the Aleutes wrote:Isn't there a topic like this already?

OOC:

This topic comes up every so often, with a new thread started 1-2x per year. They also get resurrected fairly often due to new posters finding them. An old thread pops back to the front page when it is posted in again. The one that was just showing fairly recently (other than this one) was actually started quite a while ago.

Personally, I answer every so often, but there are times when flag-meaning threads come in quick succession. Then I usually only bother to post in one or two. If the thread is old enough, I might find that I had already posted in it three or so years ago!

It is a perennially interesting topic, and it makes sense for there to be a new thread every year or so because many of the nations in the old threads have gone inactive or changed their flags. New ones help keep us updated.
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Newaswa wrote:What is the greatest threat to your nation?
Vallermoore wrote:The Victorious Decepticons.

Bluquse wrote:Imperialist, aggressive, and genociding aliens or interdimensional beings that would most likely slaughter or enslave us
rather than meet up to have a talk. :(

TurtleShroom wrote:Also, like any sane, civilized nation, we always consider the Victorious Decepticons a clear, present, and obvious threat we must respect, honor, and leave alone in all circumstances. Always fear the Victorious Decepticons.


The Huskar Social Union wrote: ... massive empires of genocidal machines.

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Postby Dusendord » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:46 am

The sky blue represents our serene calmness. Each flower stands a meaning and crown to uphold them
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Postby Belshekistan » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:51 am

Standard symbolism inherent in the Hammer and Sickle. Workers and peasants together against the owning class and so forth. Red for socialism, gold for our glorious golden age post-revolution.
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Postby A z a n i a » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:22 am

Officially, the Azanian flag is described as "a synopsis of principal elements of the country's flag history." Although different people may attribute personal symbolism to the individual colours or colour combinations, no universal symbolism should be attached to any of the colours. The only symbolism in the flag is the fork shape, which can be interpreted as "the convergence of diverse elements within Azanian society, taking the road ahead in unity".

This has allowed for multiple interpretations of the flag's colours and symbolism.

One interpretation is that the green stands for the land of Azania, the yellow stands for the country's mineral wealth, blue stands for the oceans surrounding the country, white stands for peace between Azania's various peoples, black stands for the country's Black African population, and orange stands for the country's White population. For various reasons, this interpretation is not popular and has garnered much criticism. The association of colours with racial groups is seen as inappropriate since it leaves a large number of the population (such as Coloureds/Mixed Race, Asians, Khoisan peoples, and English-speaking Azanians who do not consider orange to represent them) without representation. Additionally, it violates the government's official stand of nonracialism, under which the government seeks to move away from race as a distinguishing factor.

Another interpretation, this one also involving the flag's colours, is that green stands for the land (or, alternatively, the country's biodiverse natural environment), blue stands for water (Azania's most precious resource), black and yellow together symbolise the land's mineral wealth (yellow representing mineral resources and black representing the land whence they were extracted), white representing peace, and orange representing the sun.
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