Rwanda, since 2001
I’ve always really liked a good blue-yellow-green colour scheme. I think part of it is it’s not too overused (Gabon and Saint Vincent are the only other countries that have it) but part of it is just feels really vibrant. It’s the colour of a bright sunny summer day and it just conveys this feeling of hopefulness and vitality. A good choice for Rwanda.

(designer: Alphonse Kirimobenecyo)

Rwanda, since 2001

I’ve always really liked a good blue-yellow-green colour scheme. I think part of it is it’s not too overused (Gabon and Saint Vincent are the only other countries that have it) but part of it is just feels really vibrant. It’s the colour of a bright sunny summer day and it just conveys this feeling of hopefulness and vitality. A good choice for Rwanda.

(designer: Alphonse Kirimobenecyo)

lanwari:

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lanwari:

#flag #tunisia #red #b&w #tunisie #instatunis #instatn #instagramtunisia #tunez #africa #arabic #tunisienne #tunisien #freedom #free #besttunisia #visittunisia #travel #explore #wondeful #photooftheday #pictureoftheday #webstagram #beautiful #exotic #horizon #cloudporn #sky

Romania, 1948
While not the most tractor-loving nation in the world (that honour would have to go to Belarus), Romania is the only country to ever actually put a tractor on its flag. It was replaced by a nature scene a couple of months later.

Romania, 1948

While not the most tractor-loving nation in the world (that honour would have to go to Belarus), Romania is the only country to ever actually put a tractor on its flag. It was replaced by a nature scene a couple of months later.

brooks5sos:

Michael u sexy piece of shit

brooks5sos:

Michael u sexy piece of shit

Philippines (proposed), 1995
Former president Fidel V. Ramos wanted to incorporated a crescent moon into the flag of the Philippines. This is actually a pretty elegant solution, but I still like the classic version better.
(designer: Fidel V. Ramos)

Philippines (proposed), 1995

Former president Fidel V. Ramos wanted to incorporated a crescent moon into the flag of the Philippines. This is actually a pretty elegant solution, but I still like the classic version better.

(designer: Fidel V. Ramos)

Donetsk Republic (proposed), since the 1990s
This is the other flag that’s been flying around Donetsk lately, and it too predates the current crisis. The colours are clearly based on the Russian model, but they’re given different meanings. Black for coal, blue for the Sea of Azov, and red for the memory of the 1918 Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic.
Wikipedia identifies a plain version of this tricolour as the flag of the that short-lived state, but as far as I know the flag was invented in the 90s. I can’t find any evidence of this flag being used as far back as 1918. And when you think about it, it wouldn’t really make sense. Why would a Soviet Republic use a flag based on the old Russian tricolour instead of a red flag? Why would the red stripe represent Donetsk-Krivoy Rog if the entire flag was based on that old republic’s flag?
Weirdly, the emblem on the shield in the centre of the flag is the Archangel Michael, which is most famously the emblem of Kiev. It’s weird how all the separatist flags have Ukrainian symbols embedded within them.

Donetsk Republic (proposed), since the 1990s

This is the other flag that’s been flying around Donetsk lately, and it too predates the current crisis. The colours are clearly based on the Russian model, but they’re given different meanings. Black for coal, blue for the Sea of Azov, and red for the memory of the 1918 Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic.

Wikipedia identifies a plain version of this tricolour as the flag of the that short-lived state, but as far as I know the flag was invented in the 90s. I can’t find any evidence of this flag being used as far back as 1918. And when you think about it, it wouldn’t really make sense. Why would a Soviet Republic use a flag based on the old Russian tricolour instead of a red flag? Why would the red stripe represent Donetsk-Krivoy Rog if the entire flag was based on that old republic’s flag?

Weirdly, the emblem on the shield in the centre of the flag is the Archangel Michael, which is most famously the emblem of Kiev. It’s weird how all the separatist flags have Ukrainian symbols embedded within them.

Donestk Oblast, since 1999
If you’ve been following the unrest in Eastern Ukraine at all you’ve probably been seeing photos of this flag. Somewhat ironically given its use by separatists, it features a rising sun in the Ukrainian national colours. The bottom half of the flag represents the Black Sea.
(designer: Nina Shcherbak)

Donestk Oblast, since 1999

If you’ve been following the unrest in Eastern Ukraine at all you’ve probably been seeing photos of this flag. Somewhat ironically given its use by separatists, it features a rising sun in the Ukrainian national colours. The bottom half of the flag represents the Black Sea.

(designer: Nina Shcherbak)

simonstern:

Cap

simonstern:

Cap

President of Gabon, 1960-1990
Like a medieval European monarch, the President of Gabon used to fly a square banner of his arms. The modern standard is the national tricolour with the coat of arms in the centre.
(designer: Louis Mühlemann)

President of Gabon, 1960-1990

Like a medieval European monarch, the President of Gabon used to fly a square banner of his arms. The modern standard is the national tricolour with the coat of arms in the centre.

(designer: Louis Mühlemann)

President of Fiji
There isn’t always a President of Fiji, what with all the suspended constitutions and coups d’état, but when there is one they fly a dark blue flag with the Fijian coat of arms in gold. Beneath the arms is a tabua, or whale’s tooth.

President of Fiji

There isn’t always a President of Fiji, what with all the suspended constitutions and coups d’état, but when there is one they fly a dark blue flag with the Fijian coat of arms in gold. Beneath the arms is a tabua, or whale’s tooth.

Ilinden, since 1996
For some reason a bunch of Macedonian municipalities have vertical flags. The shape at the bottom of Ilinden’s flag is the letter И, which is the municipality’s initial in the Cyrillic alphabet

Ilinden, since 1996

For some reason a bunch of Macedonian municipalities have vertical flags. The shape at the bottom of Ilinden’s flag is the letter И, which is the municipality’s initial in the Cyrillic alphabet

Lithuania (naval jack), 1927-40
There was a set of pre-war naval flags that weren’t readopted when Lithuania regained its independence in 1991. They all featured the double cross from the Lithuanian coat of arms. The state and naval ensigns had the national tricolour with a white cross on a red shield. This naval jack was a lot more distinct.

Lithuania (naval jack), 1927-40

There was a set of pre-war naval flags that weren’t readopted when Lithuania regained its independence in 1991. They all featured the double cross from the Lithuanian coat of arms. The state and naval ensigns had the national tricolour with a white cross on a red shield. This naval jack was a lot more distinct.