1. Kazakhstan at the Tank Biathlon.

    (Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

  2. President of Equatorial Guinea, 1986 proposal

    Equatorial Guinea has never had a presidential standard, but a couple of them were floated in the 1980s. The flag has the silk-cotton tree from the coat of arms, with three stars to represent President Obiang Nguema’s colonel rank.

    (designers: Tomas Rodriguez and Antonio Manzano)

  4. Telanganaunofficial flag reported c. 2002

    This four-striped flag is reported as the “Telenganan national flag” in a book called the Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations. Who specifically designed and used this flag it doesn’t say, and I can’t find any more on it. Wikimedia Commons also has another version that goes yellow-blue-red-green.

  5. (Source: alexcetera)

  6. Little Russia, 1990s proposal

    This was another pro-Russian flag used in Ukraine after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Like the tricolour proposal, it uses purple to represent the Cossacks. Little Russia, or “Malorossiya” was a historical name of Ukraine while it was in the Russian empire. Like the recent proposal for a "Novorossiyan" flag, it seems to be based on the Russian naval ensign.

  7. arnarydiego:

    Mi País! Colorfully happy! @colombia #diegoarnary #bandera #tricolor #colombia #model #colombian #finca #flag @bcnuclothing @bcnuclothingsa #bcnu #easierthanyouthink #pueblo #calido #amarillo #azul #rojo #pasion #caliente #clima

  8. Saint Albert, since 1980

    The Alberta town has a very preppy looking flag. It looks like it should be a polo shirt or something. The blue area represents the original Francophone and Métis settlers of the town, while the red represents the Anglophones that came later.

  9. mycameramyrules:

    Photography By: Nicoline Aagesen
    Model: Samantha Vaughn

  10. Saint Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard, since 1967?

    St. Kitts has a designated “naval ensign”, but no navy per se. The coast guard flies it instead, and even then only on the two largest of its five vessels. So I guess that means there are only two of these flags flying in the world?

    The design is on the model of the British white ensign: White field, red cross, and the national flag in the top left quadrant. This stretches the national flag out to a kind of ridiculous 4:9 ratio, which kind of messes up the star placement.

  11. fastcompany:

    247 Years Of American Flags, Visualized

    During more than 200 years of American history, the United States flag has undergone near-constant transformation. The prolific infographic designers at Pop Chart Lab condensed 247 years of the American flag’s design evolution into one poster—from the Sons of Liberty’s rebellious stripes in 1767 to the pattern we know today.

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  12. Uruguay, ceremonial flag

    When the Thirty-Three Orientals launched their revolution against Brazil, they adopted a plain blue-white-red tricolour as their flag. Sounds a little generic in this day and age, but back in 1825 the colour scheme was somewhat less common. The tricolour — with the addition of their motto — was later designated as one of Uruguay’s three national flags. 

  13. maro-polo:

    maybe one of my absolute favorite cards from Heidrun in Aachen Germany

  14. Liberia, 1827-1847

    August 24 is Liberia’s Flag Day. As a colony, Liberia distinguished itself from the United States by adding a cross to its flag instead of a field of stars. After independence, the cross was replaced with a star and the number of stripes reduced to eleven. Some reports have a Latin cross (the tall kind) instead of a Greek cross.