Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Loufoque, Sep 12, 2014.
Flag of the SWISS CANTON OF BERN
It's true this QOL of a thread was being ruined by TEDIUM.
WTF is THAT?
I moved it!
Well, as far as fictitious flags go, the Gondor flag is pretty cool.
Thank fuck! I can finally get on board with this thread
Oh dear God, I'd forgotten about the International Bear Brotherhood flag
We've all got hairy backs so we've got SO MUCH IN COMMON AND WE'RE A REAL COMMUNITY
FUCK OFF (not you, DC)
(Or you, COB )
Well yes, it's all bullshit of course but I do like the colours
*gets dreary paw tattoo*
Bosnia and Herzegovina
I do love a good flag. I've always had a soft spot for Guyana:
This topic makes me moist. Kazakhstan, Guatemala, Laos and Venezuela would all be in my top ten.
How does the community feel about the Romania-Chad dilemma?
Some of my favourites are a bit RANDOM.
Oh and some of the Japanese Prefectures flags are rather fantastic:
FLAG CHAT why wasn't I INFORMED?!
anyway I had no idea about the Japanese prefecture flags, that second one is the Osaka prefecture one
WOT NO BRAZIL?!!1
Soz its massive, im still well pissed
Albania: because twin-headed eagles
Angola: because machetes. And the red and black colour combination
Bhutan: because dragons
And my favourite of all, Slovakia
Nordic crosses to me are like Union Jacks to tourist
Oh hello Estonia!
That is not the flag of Estonia
It's even BETTER
I hate messy flags. And flags with unusual colours. Bhutan is one of the ugliest flags.
Flags with only red and yellow are ugly. The combination of blue, white, red is the best. :french:
Oh and I just noticed that the French smilie is the mirror image of the tricolore.
It should be.
TOO RIGHT. It's bloody HORRIBLE :grr:
I have tried to force myself to like the South African flag because I associate it with stout men with insatiable sex drives and harsh accents but there's simply TOO MUCH GOING ON
I object to any flag that violates the Rule of Tincture. I'm looking at you Albania
Albania is using a modification of the Byzantine War Flag which is based on the emblem of Palaiologos dynasty.
I think it's rather nice tbh.
So basically another things those (pseudo-)Turks stole from "us"!
Do Albanians belong to a broader group of "people"? They're not Slavs or Turks... Are they considered Hellenic?
They believe they're the old Illyrians.
I love how old Illyria sounds like old vallyria. Anyways, they were divided in several tribes back then. Some were related to the Hellenic tribes some were not. The ancient Greeks used the term Illyria to refer to the tribes that they were related to but Rome extended the use of the term to refer to every tribe of the area. Later on they were both subjects of the Ottoman Empire and fought both together and against at times. Their language though is unique, as is Armenian. There have been some theories suggesting Greek is related to both, but there is not enough evidence, or at least that's what I know.
I struggle to get my head around Albania too. They seem like an odd mishmash of Greek/Macedonian, Slavic and Italian influences. Probably a result of them being basically a loose collective of tribes until quite late in the 19th century, and the fact that parts of the country have changed hands so many times in the past 200 years - usually violently.
But yeah ethnically I get the impression the majority are closer to Greece.
It's a "unique" language but it's still an Indo-European language, so it's not as different or unique as say Baskian.
Yes unique in the sense that it does not have a known relative. All 3 are indoeuropean.
They were in tribes until quite late yes. Lots of them lived in the Greek province already at the times of the Ottoman Empire, that's why so many of greece's national heros from the independence war are actually of Albanian ancestry and also why quite a lot preferred to stay in Greece afterwards. But the majority of them are not of Greek ancestry or culture. Just some at the south of the country. The north of Albania which at most is catholic is culturally more close to Italy than the Slavs. The center it's a combination culturally.
I forgot to mention that there is a Muslim element too in terms of culture, but due to the communism none of the religions is very strong.
Btw, these are Italian regional ones.
FLAG TEST: http://dailyfeed.co.uk/2015/09/test...-of-the-world-the-ultimate-test/#.VfJ83_YzbIV