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US State and National Flags

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USA:

1. Maryland

2. New Mexico

3. Arizona

4. Hawai'i

5. California

26-50. Every state that mailed it in by stitching their Great Seal to a plain background (and may or may not have added the state name)

WORLD:

1. USA (slightly biased, but it's unlike any flag before it, it's inspired other nations (Malaysia, Liberia), and it conveys America around the world)

2. Ireland (very biased, but it's my list and I'll take that liberty)

3. Kenya (great design, and the acknowledged symbolism behind it is perfectly conveyed, as is the "other"/alleged meaning)

4. South Africa (well-conceived and inclusive of many histories that make one country)

5. Belarus (red for the past, green for the future, and the distinctive pattern of the "rushnik" for the culture)

6. Canada (belongs in the Top 5 to be fair... simple, effective, beautiful - and paired with a kicka$$ anthem to boot)

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Arizona:

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The Union Jack:

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Kazmanizar:

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And the battle flag of Confederate States of America:

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I also like the Portugese, and Rising Sun flag of Japan. You do not have to agree with the politics represented by the flag to admire its design features. Even the Nazi Party flag, which became the German national flag from 1933-45 was a great looking banner.

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I love, New Mexico's flag, I love Switzerland.

My fave city flag goes to either:

Seattle:

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or Buffalo:

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or Buffalo:

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I may be the biggest Buffalo homer on this board, but our flag is horrendous. I get the symbolism in the lightning bolts "City of Lights" from the 1901 Pan-Am Exposition and the stars depict NYS as an original 13 colony. But it is horrible. If I wasn't from Buffalo, I wouldn't know what it is for. And the seal needs some major updating.

As for cities flags I like:

Washington DC

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Chicago

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St Louis

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Denver

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Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Alaska are the best state flags. As for other countries, you can't beat the Union Jack.

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States:

1. Maryland

2. Arizona

3. New Mexico

National:

1. Kenya

2. Jamaica

3. Canada

As far as the WORST state flags:

1. Georgia (it's a cheap knock-off of the confederate national flag)

2. Every state that uses their state seal with a blue background... some originality would be nice.

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Since others have taken the liberty to dump on their city's flag, I don't think anyone can possibly beat Milwaukee for the worst city flag. It's made even worse by the dubious history behind it... it was submitted by an alder who plagiarized the ideas of other submissions from a "create the flag" contest.

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To make things worse is Milwaukee's location... on I-94 between two cities with two of the best flags you'll find anywhere... Chicago and Madison. Chicago's flag has already been posted. But here's Madison's...

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I came up with this redesign for the Milwaukee flag awhile back. The blue space on the right represents Lake Michigan, the green represents Milwaukee's extensive park system and commitment to a "green" economy (ranked #10 in the nation by SustainLane) and the clock face represents the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower. The time shown on the clock is 6:46 or in military time... 18:46, the year of Milwaukee's founding.

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I don't know how well it would be taken in by local residents, but I don't think anyone could argue that it's not an upgrade over what we have now.

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I'm surprised there's been no mention of the Isle of Man.

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Stupid double post.

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Favorite State Flags:

Arizona

Alaska

Maryland

Favorite National Flags:

US (of course)

North Korea

Kazakhstan

a few random ones to throw out there:

British White Ensign

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Venice

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NATO

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and my own :P :

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St Louis

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So, speaking of this awesome flag, anyone happen to know anywhere to find the official colors? I'm hoping for PANTONE values, but I'll take what I can get.

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