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« on: February 17, 2008, 03:20:27 pm »
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Probably recovering old ground here, but I havea  flag suggestion. Rather than a post colonial flag, something a bit warm and unique.

Well...unique in terms of re-using the flag of the old Spanish Second Republic, red over gold over purple.



Obviously it would be charged with our coat of arms too.



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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 03:36:33 pm »
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I'm good with the idea. Maybe add a distinctive Antillian symbol on it?

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I'm good with the idea. Maybe add a distinctive Antillian symbol on it?

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008, 06:11:28 pm »
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Hideous colors man.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2008, 06:27:21 pm »
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Hideous colors man.

I don't find them particularly hideous, and I do know they're unique.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2008, 07:29:14 pm »
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No purple; we're a republic. Perhaps red-yellow-red?
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 08:15:23 pm »
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I know it's ugly, but I really dislike the purple. Perhaps a wholly different design?
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 09:55:03 pm »
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Given the history of Antillia, it probably had a defaced Red Ensign for its flag like Canada did until 1967 and Bermuda still uses.

It likely would have used a coat of arms similar to the one Quebec used 1868-1939:

Ony the maple leafs at the bottom would no doubt have been replaced by something more distinctively Antillian, say a whale or some other fish.  (As far as heraldry is concerned, a whale is a fish.)

As for what Antillia now uses, how about we assume that the dictatorship came up with a new flag of some sort (in which case purple would be appropiate, tho still ugly)  and thus give the parliament the trouble of having to decide on whether to use an old flag or come up with a new one?
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 10:32:23 pm »
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I like that idea, Ernest.  In case there are still any pro-dictator types out there, they could have the old flag to rally 'round.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2008, 05:25:31 am »
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I like that idea, Ernest.  In case there are still any pro-dictator types out there, they could have the old flag to rally 'round.

I don't consider it to be a 'pro-dictator' flag Tongue As for the coat of arms, the one i've proposed is pretty much what Ernest described, except with a symbol representing Portugal.
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2008, 02:35:29 pm »
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What about this?

Again I'm going for 'unused' colour combinations here. It's a little softer.

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2008, 03:34:26 pm »
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What about this?

Again I'm going for 'unused' colour combinations here. It's a little softer.



Interesting. I would like it if it wasn't so Dutch.
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2008, 03:40:13 pm »
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How about just the flag of the Spanish Republic? (no add ons or anything)
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2008, 03:47:32 pm »
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Interesting. I would like it if it wasn't so Dutch.

It isn't Dutch. Their flag is Red over white over blue without any coats of arms. You couldn't get any less Dutch Smiley

How about just the flag of the Spanish Republic? (no add ons or anything)

It's what I was aiming for; however I didn't want to just lift the coat of arms they had (as nice as they were). Protocol dictates the arms are only used if it's a government flag IIRC.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008, 04:21:39 pm »
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You think with our British or French Backgrounds we'd reflect it at least in color on the flag?
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2008, 04:26:51 pm »
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You think with our British or French Backgrounds we'd reflect it at least in color on the flag?

No; it's reflected in the coat of arms. As with any nation with a diverse ethnic makeup, you tend to make the flag itself as neutral as possible, while demonstrating history through arms (like Canada)
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« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2008, 04:46:26 pm »
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What about this?

Again I'm going for 'unused' colour combinations here. It's a little softer.



Similarities?

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008, 04:56:52 pm »
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What about this?

Again I'm going for 'unused' colour combinations here. It's a little softer.



Similarities?



As similar as Paraguay is to Luxembourg Smiley Besides why not be constructive?
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2008, 04:58:19 pm »
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What about this?

Again I'm going for 'unused' colour combinations here. It's a little softer.



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As similar as Paraguay is to Luxembourg Smiley Besides why not be constructive?

I don't know. Really, it's fine. I've looked at too many flags in my day. Any color scheme will ring a bell.
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2008, 12:05:05 am »
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Why would the coat of arms have Portuguese symbols?  IIRC, Until the dictatorship invited in the refugee Portuguese African colonists when Angola and Mozambique gained their sudden independence, Antillia had no significant Portuguese element.
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2008, 12:39:11 am »
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Why would the coat of arms have Portuguese symbols?  IIRC, Until the dictatorship invited in the refugee Portuguese African colonists when Angola and Mozambique gained their sudden independence, Antillia had no significant Portuguese element.

No it really didn't. Portugal discovered Antillia but really made no real effort at colonization or settlement.
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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2008, 03:48:26 am »
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« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2008, 04:52:37 pm »
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I like afleitch's blue-white-orange flag, but I thought i'd throw in an idea. This is just the quick paint version, and i'm aware red and blue shouldn't be placed together (maybe add a gold cross under the red one?) but I like it.

Another idea, either with the crest where the white box is, or no crest and two continuous white lines:

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« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2008, 05:01:56 pm »
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« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2008, 07:41:02 pm »
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Black+white=horrible flag.  The first one is okay.
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