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PostFlag Appreciation Thread
by Earfolds » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 am

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I find flags fascinating. They can be used by countries, cities, businesses, even individual people can have their own flags. Queen Elizabeth II has like ten.

One of my favourite flags is that of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

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The flag of Dominica is the only country flag that has the colour purple on it (unless you count the rainbow on the flag of Nicaragua, but rainbows don't have purple in them), here representing the distinctive feathers of the Sisserou parrot native to the island, its national bird. The ten stars represent the ten parishes of Dominica.

What are some of your favourite flags?

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by RichardUK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:18 am

I have always been fascinated and interested in flags, when i was a child i had a book called "every boys handbook" and in it, it had all the flags of the world, i was especially interested in all the old empire countries and current commonwealth nations as they all had the union flag on them, id get my parents and friends to test me on them, my interest then moved to atlases and other book to learn more about these places and the history

Flag can be and still are very powerful symbols and revoke emotions and feelings to people, there has been a lot in the news about the Confederate flag in America due to racial tensions, i had no idea that government buildings in the south still fly that flag when its a historical flag and not a current one,

What flags do you love and what do they mean to you ? or what flags to you find offensive ?, my favourite flags are

1) Union Flag (obviously)

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its a flag that means everything to me, seeing the flag flying fills me with happiness and pride, going to London and walking down the mall literally brings me to tears, my hairs stand on end, i get goose pimples, for me it symbolises everything that is great about this country, it makes me think of history and all the brave men and women that have made this country what it is, it gives me a sense of purpose, a sense of belonging, i could go on but you get the picture !!

2) Royal Standard

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like the Union Flag its part of our British identity which the royal family are central to, like the Union Flag i get great pride from this flag

3) Flag of Nottinghamshire

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im very proud of being from Nottinghamshire, its a county that i feel gets over looked but its truly beautiful and full of history

4) Bavarian State Flag

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a place that for me is my second home, never have i felt so welcome in a "foreign" place, im sure i must have a bit of Bavarian in me as i have been to many countries and parts of the world but as soon as i arrived there for the first time i felt like i was at home and around friends, its really hard to explain !

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Skarjo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:50 am

I always liked the Cornish flag, but mainly because it reminds me of being on holiday.

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Of course, being half French, I also have a soft spot for my other national flag too;

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I would never be so childish as to post a white flag of surrender as to do so would be to disrespect hundreds of years of spectacular french military prowess that probably happened.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Curls » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:01 am

Well the Welsh flag is the best.

It has a dragon on it.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:30 am

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Wales :datass:

But yeah, any flag with a dragon on is a pretty easy win

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 am

Props to Nepal for being different

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:12 am

The Bruges flag is pretty nice.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:17 am

Mozambique is pretty badass, it has an AK47 on. :lol:

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:28 am

That's the one I was trying to remember

I also like Barbados, as it has a badass trident

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Rax » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 am

Flags are grand until someone takes great pride in one wants to have a fight over it, then theyre stupid.

The old Libyan flag was pretty great.
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No strawberry floating around there, its green, get on with it.

I also like when flags are basically the same but tweaked slighty, example:

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Ireland

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Hyperion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:36 am

Rax wrote:I also like when flags are basically the same but tweaked slighty


You'll love the flags of

Poland
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Monaco
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and Indonesia
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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Rax » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:37 am

Damn right I do. :datass:

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by RichardUK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 am

This ones pretty cool

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:10 am

Moggy wrote:Mozambique is pretty badass, it has an AK47 on. :lol:


You'd like Angola's then, it features a machete.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:14 am

Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Mozambique is pretty badass, it has an AK47 on. :lol:


You'd like Angola's then, it features a machete.


I'm no military genius but I think that an AK47 beats a machete.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by RichardUK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 am

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Mozambique is pretty badass, it has an AK47 on. :lol:


You'd like Angola's then, it features a machete.


I'm no military genius but I think that an AK47 beats a machete.


Only if the AK47 has bullets in it

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 am

Moggy wrote:I'm no military genius but I think that an AK47 beats a machete.


Not if the AK47 has ran out of ammo.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Moggy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:25 am

RichardUK wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:Mozambique is pretty badass, it has an AK47 on. :lol:


You'd like Angola's then, it features a machete.


I'm no military genius but I think that an AK47 beats a machete.


Only if the AK47 has bullets in it


Vermilion wrote:
Moggy wrote:I'm no military genius but I think that an AK47 beats a machete.


Not if the AK47 has ran out of ammo.


I'm no military genius but even I would supply ammo to my troops before they invaded macheteland.

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Met » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:30 am

But what if macheteland has lots of jungle vines? Your AK soldiers will be very ill equipped. Have you properly scouted the battlefield?

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PostRe: Flag Appreciation Thread
by Vermilion » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am

Moggy wrote:I'm no military genius but even I would supply ammo to my troops before they invaded macheteland.


Mozambique isn't a wealthy country though, there's probably no money available for ammo.


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