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US State and National Flags

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State

1. South Carolina(not biased, i just love the palmetto tree)

2. New Mexico(simple and unique)

3. Maryland(the design is just unique and famous)

National

1. Canada

2. Jamaica

3. Argentina

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You got New Mexico correct, I love that flag.

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As for national ones. Kenya, Portugal, and Swaziland are the TOP 3, with Kenya taking the gold.

#1-Kenya

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#2-Swaziland

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#3-Portugal

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US States

1. New Mexico

2. Texas

3. Arizona

National

1 . Canada

2. United States

3. Argentina

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States

1. New Mexico

2. Maryland

3. Tennessee

50. Illinois

Countries

1. Barbados

2. Argentina

3. Canada

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US States

1. New Mexico

2. Texas

3. Arizona

4. Maryland

5. Ohio

6. California

7. Massachusetts

hell no one said do just 3

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750px-Flag_of_South_Georgia_and_the_South_Sandwich_Islands.svg.png

Seal+Hart+Penguin= win

But of course, every flag pales before the awesomeness that is

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Sea Power > you.

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As your resident co-vexillologist (and mainly because I can't sleep and have to be at work at 10 AM), I hereby present to you the best, the good, the mediocre, and the worst. Flags are judged on cleanliness, recognizability, symbolism, and the ability to be viewed from far/high distances. Basically, the best flags are ones that are devoid of clutter, instantly recognizable as "hey, that's ____'s flag", and use symbolism/historical significance to portray that state/country. Ye olde generic blue flag with the name slapped on is automatically the worst.

The top 5 US flags (in order):

1. New Mexico

2. Alaska

3. South Carolina

4. Arizona

5. Hawaii

The good. Not bad at all, but not top 5 material (in no particular order):

Alabama, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas

The mediocre. No need to change, but could be better (in no particular order):

Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, Wyoming

The worst. Get a better flag, stat! (in no particular order):

Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

The top 3 Canadian flags are, in order, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan in a very distant third. With no disrespect to the country, the rest of the flags are quite bad.

Best National Flags:

Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Burundi, Canada, Denmark, Dominica, France, Greece, Guyana, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Macedonia, Malawi, Nepal, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, Tonga, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

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Out of all the flags out there, this is the only one I love:

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Ces couleurs ne coulent pas.

These colours don't run!!!

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United Kingdom

the Union Jack looks good ANYWHERE

yes, and it has to as it adorns about a third of all flags in the world.

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Top 3 U.S. state flags:

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At the other end of the scale, the vast majority of U.S. state flags are ugly. They are nothing but a blank field with a seal in the middle. Boring!

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At the other end of the scale, the vast majority of U.S. state flags are ugly. They are nothing but a blank field with a seal in the middle. Boring!

Doesn't that define what 2 of the 3 flags you picked are?

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Doesn't that define what 2 of the 3 flags you picked are?

No, Alaska and New Mexico have graphic elements on them. By a seal on a blank field I mean something like these:

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not used anymore, but

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i want one of those headbands with that design

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Ghana.

I love this flag.

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My personal favorites:

US State:

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Country

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Misc.

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MARYLAND

JAMAICA

No contest.

Honorable mention to:

Colorado

Arizona

California

UK

US

Swahili

Canada

Sweden

swahili is a language?

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