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user-inactivated  ·  1671 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Flag Stories

I don't know why it annoyed me so much that New Zealand's flag was deemed more 'complex' than Australia's.

We have two extra stars, damn it!

Also:

    A flag timeline can express a whole nation's history in a simple graphics as each flag adoptions represent a significant even throughout history

I guess not much happens in Denmark? Or they just realised that their flag is already kick-ass.





veen  ·  1670 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think it's mostly because Denmark had little to no colonies, a pretty constant territory, remained neutral in WW1 and their government was kept intact during WW2.

How did you feel about the flag referendum? I was saddened that Red Peak didn't get to go head to head with the current flag. It might have won by a landslide.

user-inactivated  ·  1670 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That makes sense. I didn't know they were neutral during WWI. Then again, I don't really know squat about WWI.

I think it was quite a lot of money to spend just to end up with the same flag. I really like the Red Peak design. I wish we would have our own flag change here in Australia. I don't like that we have a flag of another nation just chilling out there in the corner. As though we're completely dependent on the United Kingdom. Not to mention that to a lot of indigenous Australians the Union Jack is still a symbol of colonial oppression.

But these things cost money. And I don't think that it's worthwhile if the result is the same as if nothing had been done.

briandmyers  ·  1670 days ago  ·  link  ·  

>> It might have won by a landslide.

I wish that were true, but it WAS added to the shortlist, and lost out big-time in the initial referendum. It came third or fourth out of five, as I recall.