What are the coolest/best flags, banners, symbols, emblems, coats of arms, etc... in history?
Which do you like best? Which are the most unique/original? What nation or people tended to have the beat flags and arms?
>pic related, based Byzantine flags, banners and logos
Pic related was a Taiwanese flag for a while.
I love this one.
The Oriflamme, pic related
The war banner of the French King from 1124 until the end of the Middle-Ages, it was kept in Saint-Denis and used only when the kingdom faced great threat
Its meaning was particular: when it was raised in battle in meant the French troops would not take any prisoner and kill everyone, even nobles instead of ransoming them
I've always thought the Occitania cross was pretty based, simple, clean and meaningful
the blood stained banner is kinda nice
I prefer the Royal Standard apposed to this, have one on my wall. Of course, Cromwell wasn't much of a monarchy loving guy.
I think this would be a great, great flag for when the U.S. disintegrates and New England has to go it alone.
you may just as well post all of them in one image.
Anyway, Greater Coat of Arms of Congress Poland, during the Russian rule after partitions.
Russia has interesting flags and coats of arms.
August III, of Saxon Vetting dynasty, elected king of Poland
Communism gets no love
That's a cool family history to have, anon.
Whats it say?
Lybia had a cool flag
I love the Bonapartes.
It doesn't deserve any though.
Actually yours, or just your last name?
Quite like Her Majesty's Australian standard.
Literally the greatest coat of arms ever.
Veering this thread off track to include military cap badges.
>going over the top at the Huns with your comrades leading the charge in WWI tanks
our previous flag was far better than the current one
>"Freedom or Death".
Yes, how did you know?
It uses "rasul allah" which means the messenger of god. Every prophet (nabi) is also a messenger (rasul).
"God took a covenant from the prophets, saying, "I will give you the scripture and wisdom. Afterwards, a messenger will come to confirm all existing scriptures. You shall believe in him and support him." He said, "Do you agree with this, and pledge to fulfil this covenant?" They said, "We agree." He said, "You have thus borne witness, and I bear witness along with you." 3:81
>I know a bit of Russian, and it reads the same... but it sort of looks like a Glagolitic style script. Is it Macedonian like this one?
Its Cyrillic, its written in Bulgarian, those are all standards of the Macedonian-Adrianopolitan volunteer corps from the Balkan wars. Apart from the green one, thats from the Melnik uprising. The last one reads "God watch over Macedonia" but i think you got that.
It's amazing how well they've been preserved. What do the 4 M's stand for? Where are you from?
I'll share with you a little bit of my own country's history. This flag here is called "An Camchéachta" (The Starry Plough), and was flown high by Arm Cathartha na hÉireann during the Easter Rising of 1916, where Irishmen and Irishwomen declared their Republic free from British oppression. You probably recognise it as a famous constellation.
>It's amazing how well they've been preserved. What do the 4 M's stand for? Where are you from?
Im from Macedonia, the four M's stand for Macedonia.
>I'll share with you a little bit of my own country's history. This flag here is called "An Camchéachta" (The Starry Plough), and was flown high by Arm Cathartha na hÉireann during the Easter Rising of 1916, where Irishmen and Irishwomen declared their Republic free from British oppression. You probably recognise it as a famous constellation.
Nice. I have to admit i don't know much about Irish history, apart from watching "the wind that shakes the barley" i haven't really went that much into it. Ther are some historians here that try to establish a link, or similarity with the IRA and the IMRO, but those are fringe historians desu, i know i read somewhere that some Irish writer wrote that there were only two countries in Europe that were in the exact same position, Ireland and Macedonia, but i cant find him.
> "All these flags of various states, nations and coalitions are beautiful, despite some of those states, nations and coalitions standing for values that are morally questionable and do not agree with my values!"
> "OMG A NAZI FLAG IS LITERALLY EVIL OMG SO INSENSITIVE TRIGGERED"
Literally perfect. Much better than Germany's flag.
They didn't have one as heraldry was not introduced yet. They used eagles like the romans they were. Eventually the two headed eagle (that was not roman at all) got popular. They also used other typical roman insignia like the labarum with the chi ro.
Simple enough, well-designed, gets message across, iconic.
I don't know why. I just like it.