4 thoughts on “Here, I Made You A Flag”

  1. NZ’s flag would have been fine and distinctive if Australia hadn’t come along and plagiar…erm…designed something similar. The current NZ design was in use in New Zealand for decades (and officially as national flag for about a year) before Australia came up with their design. There’s a suggestion that – like the Eddie Izzard video – it was a tongue-in-cheek “claiming” of Australia as part of NZ, and the Aussies simply haven’t got the joke yet.

  2. Why don’t you get thousands of comments for every post? You’re way ahead of your time kiddo. Don’t be discouraged, there are some of us out here who get it and recognize (and admit it) when the truth slaps us in the face

  3. A note about the use of the map of Australia: some commentators have pointed out (long before today) the inherent problem with maps on flags is that they do not reverse well. The only other two flags to use a map are Cyprus and Kosovo, possibly for this very reason…

    But consider for a moment how many flags feature inscriptions: Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Andorra, Iraq, Afghanistan, Brunei, Egypt, Iran, Eritrea, Bolivia, Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Haiti, Malta, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela: they function just as well on the reverse as they do the obverse.

    If the question is “will anyone – at a distance and looking at the reverse side – mistake this flag for another country’s?” the answer is a very patent NO. Which is more than I can say for the current design.

    [edit] – BTW, the UN flag has a map on it too.

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