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  1. Zu-Klara

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    Flag of the SWISS CANTON OF BERN :disco:
     
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  2. Ag

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    DONE.

    It's true this QOL of a thread was being ruined by TEDIUM.
     
  3. Ag

    Ag BRING BACK TAGS

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    WTF is THAT?
     
  4. Zu-Klara

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  5. Ag

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    I moved it!
     
  6. Zu-Klara

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    Duly rearranged!
     
  7. Dark Carnival

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    How very..

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  8. PJL

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    Well, as far as fictitious flags go, the Gondor flag is pretty cool.

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  9. COB

    COB jumped up little prick

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    Thank fuck! I can finally get on board with this thread :disco:
     
  10. Zu-Klara

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    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 :zombie:

    FUCK OFF (not you, DC)

    (Or you, COB :disco:)
     
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  11. COB

    COB jumped up little prick

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    Well yes, it's all bullshit of course but I do like the colours :)

    *gets dreary paw tattoo*
     
  12. Dark Carnival

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    My faves

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    Antarctica
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  13. Zu-Klara

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    :D
     
  14. David 5000

    David 5000 I'll dance alone

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    I do love a good flag. I've always had a soft spot for Guyana:

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  15. Mugatu

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    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?
     
  16. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Some of my favourites are a bit RANDOM.

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  17. Kalabaliken

    Kalabaliken Pop Precision Since 1978

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    Oh and some of the Japanese Prefectures flags are rather fantastic:

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  18. Diddy

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    FLAG CHAT :disco: why wasn't I INFORMED?!

    anyway I had no idea about the Japanese prefecture flags, that second one is the Osaka prefecture one :disco:
     
  19. big ron

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    WOT NO BRAZIL?!!1

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  20. big ron

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    Soz its massive, im still well pissed
     
  21. Jætike

    Jætike Gay horses eat hay

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    Albania: because twin-headed eagles

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    Angola: because machetes. And the red and black colour combination

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    Bhutan: because dragons

    And my favourite of all, Slovakia
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    Nordic crosses to me are like Union Jacks to tourist :)
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    Oh hello Estonia!
     
  22. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    That is not the flag of Estonia :evil:
     
  23. Dark Carnival

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    It's even BETTER
     
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  24. RaspberrySwirl

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    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:
     
  25. RaspberrySwirl

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    Oh and I just noticed that the French smilie is the mirror image of the tricolore.
     
  26. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    It should be.
     
  27. Zu-Klara

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    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
     
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    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I object to any flag that violates the Rule of Tincture. I'm looking at you Albania :evil:
     
  29. Queen of the Bay

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    Albania is using a modification of the Byzantine War Flag which is based on the emblem of Palaiologos dynasty.
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    I think it's rather nice tbh.
     
  30. RaspberrySwirl

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    So basically another things those (pseudo-)Turks stole from "us"! :evil:
     
  31. Loufoque

    Loufoque BATTLE FOR YOUR LIFE

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    Do Albanians belong to a broader group of "people"? They're not Slavs or Turks... Are they considered Hellenic?
     
  32. RaspberrySwirl

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    They believe they're the old Illyrians.
     
  33. Queen of the Bay

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    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.
     
  34. VoR

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    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.
     
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  35. RaspberrySwirl

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    It's a "unique" language but it's still an Indo-European language, so it's not as different or unique as say Baskian.
     
  36. Queen of the Bay

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    Yes unique in the sense that it does not have a known relative. All 3 are indoeuropean.
     
  37. Queen of the Bay

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    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.
     
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  38. Queen of the Bay

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    Btw, these are Italian regional ones.

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    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Peasy.
     

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