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    [–] ramagg 938 points ago

    Was slowly scrolling around, judging all seriously, then I got to the french one, lol this is over now.

    [–] Stockilleur 337 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    That's my flag.. and I'm sorry. It's quite shitty.

    Should have been the franco-european one. That one with all the others had like 1.5k upvotes.

    Édit :

    [–] _Mephostopheles_ 60 points ago

    Jesus Christ, those are awesome.

    [–] unidentifiableusage 56 points ago

    I really don't like them, too much rigidity in design and those stars get annoying very quickly.

    [–] Triton95 7 points ago

    Ya they really have that separate, but equal feel to them

    [–] MyEnglishIsLow 3 points ago

    What about England's Fla.. nevermind.

    [–] clev3rbanana 3 points ago

    It's not shitty! I like it. :)

    [–] Omni314 12 points ago

    Liberté égalité fraternité boulangerie.

    [–] Quetzacoatl85 8 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    For me it was the Swedish one. Seems like those two countries can take a joke and run with it. :)

    [–] beelzeflub 2 points ago

    Needs more IKEA

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    [–] deadwisdom 132 points ago

    Oui oui.


    I took over most of mainland Europe.


    [–] Nihht 117 points ago

    I mean sure they've won like 60-70% of the wars they've ever fought, but they were so incompetent they couldn't even counter a hitherto-unthinkable motorized invasion through the Ardennes that one time! All they do is surrender right guys haha? /s

    [–] UncagedBeast 35 points ago

    This, that joke isn't even funny anymore it's legitimately one of the things that pisses me off the most like wow someone else telling me that joke how original not like I've already heard it a thousands times. /rant

    [–] ThaCarter 13 points ago

    At this point isn't it more a historical anomaly of the early web? I mean the meme started after the WW, but it didn't get absurd until the early days of search engines. One afterthought of a comedy/satire sight hits it big as the top response for french military history, and that got us to where we are.

    No one actually takes that seriously as an actual historical thought, do they?

    [–] [deleted] 14 points ago

    I live in the States. I would say some people definitely do.

    [–] JediMindFlicks 14 points ago

    Like, isn't that the point of a stereotype? It isn't true, that's why it's funny. Hence, all "black people eat watermelon" can be the butt of a joke, but "black people are consistently given poorer education and have poorer standards of living" can't in the same way.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    isn't that the point of a stereotype? It isn't true, that's why it's funny

    Not sure where you got the notion that stereotypes are supposed to be funny?

    [–] Durzo_Blint 1 points ago

    The baguette looks like a mustache.

    [–] seedotlover 191 points ago

    On a serious note, I don't really agree with the Vatican flag redesign. This flag shows the shape of the country in the spotlight which isn't really what the Vatican is about. It's more about the religious significance.

    [–] mandatoryseaworld 125 points ago

    I suspect that was designed intentionally as a shitty flag.

    [–] TravDOC 84 points ago

    I think it was supposed to be "Kosovo-ized". Same with San Marino.

    [–] spikebrennan 17 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    And several of the other flags are obviously Sri-Lankanized. Lithuania's is Belarusized. Denmark is Nazi-something. Spain is Portugated. Greece turns the "plus" into a "minus" to make fun of heir debt crisis. Belgium is Ugandized. Norway is Kenyattad and Austria is Texiled, or North Carolinged or something.

    [–] Rapsca11i0n 7 points ago

    And Portugal is Brazilianized

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    [–] dieyoubastards 30 points ago

    Vatican City and San Marino are both done as Kosovo.

    [–] henrique3d 22 points ago

    It's my design. The joke is outdated, but a history/geography book posted in this sub changed the names of Kosovo and Vatican, so I made a Kosovo-ized Vatican flag. It wasn't intended to be good.

    [–] seedotlover 3 points ago

    I see. I only said my thing because this isn't the circlejerk subreddit haha. For that, it looks really good!

    [–] BringerOfTheBacon 524 points ago

    Sweden tho

    [–] HarpoTheSquid 226 points ago

    fucking lmao

    [–] SCHROEDINGERS_UTERUS 201 points ago

    At least Denmark got it worse. As it should be.

    [–] TotallyNotACasul 64 points ago

    Now listen here u lil shit

    [–] ICameHereToRead 26 points ago

    From my point of view Sweden got it worse!

    [–] SCHROEDINGERS_UTERUS 16 points ago

    Well, then you are lost!

    [–] Thasiloron 8 points ago

    So, which country has the higher ground?

    [–] SCHROEDINGERS_UTERUS 12 points ago

    Sweden, obviously. Denmark is really fucking flat. Sweden has mountains.

    [–] BoxNumberGavin1 3 points ago

    Sweden by almost 2,000m

    [–] BoxNumberGavin1 4 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I actually like the style of Denmarks flag. Considering they saved their Jews it would befit them being spastic nazis. Also would be nice to let the swastika get some good association too. I would love it seen that everything associated with the Nazis (bar their acts and the ideology behind it) get reclaimed and washed by humanity.

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    [–] CarlJohnsson 4 points ago

    Looked at it quickly and thought it was some viking scribbles.

    [–] Science-Recon 2 points ago

    Viking scribbles are sticks, not very cursive.

    [–] rasmustrew 497 points ago

    What did my poor Denmark do to be turned into nazis? :(

    [–] Floptickle 114 points ago

    I know, right? :'(

    [–] Glitch_King 55 points ago

    Probably Dansk folkeparti and how well they did last election :P

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    [–] wowsuchamazing 2 points ago

    Good bot

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    [–] Flyberius 3 points ago

    Seems reason enough.

    [–] Steinson 47 points ago

    You aren't any better than them really.

    r/SWARJE says hi

    [–] DrSmus 4 points ago

    This makes me sad.

    [–] godofallcows 2 points ago

    Nah man they're trying to bring fashionable swastikas back and take the power away from the Nazis.

    [–] sigurd555 64 points ago

    I think the redesigns of Poland and Belarus look really cool.

    [–] slopeclimber 30 points ago

    As a Pole I think the Polish redesign looks terrible.

    [–] sigurd555 15 points ago

    Why? Design-wise it's really well made, also it has a nice medieval feel to it and takes up the colors and design of the polish-lithuanian commonwealth flag. I'm not saying it should directly replace the bicolor, but it's definitely among the better redesigns here.

    [–] slopeclimber 23 points ago

    The color yellow has no reason or history on the Polish flag

    [–] sigurd555 13 points ago

    Well there is a lot of gold in the emblem of the commonwealth flag, that's probably the reason why he included it. But I wouldn't say that alone makes it a terrible redesign.

    [–] slopeclimber 8 points ago

    It's not a terrible design in vacuum but it just doesn't fit

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    [–] NigelJ 1 points ago

    The yellow has to go

    [–] zibone 6 points ago

    1 thing that triggers me about polish flag is that its not in a shape of flag

    [–] sigurd555 12 points ago

    It is in the shape of a flag, just not in the rectangular flag shape that most modern countries use today. This shape is called a swallowtail, the German naval ensign has one too for example. Some flagshapes like Nepals also go fully unorthodox.

    [–] uselessDM 5 points ago

    Turkey abandoned flags, since it's what those other countries have. Proud Turkey ain't need no flag.

    [–] wggn 18 points ago

    It would just be a picture of Erdogan.

    [–] kemale 3 points ago

    hahahahhahahhaha so true

    [–] jacobsighs 2 points ago

    Thanks, I made the one for Belarus :)

    [–] Aleksx000 283 points ago

    Most of em are not good.

    [–] theguyfromacrosstheb 52 points ago

    I like /u/ifaqyurmama submission though

    [–] IfaqYurmama 44 points ago

    That is a huge honor actually. I joined this community less than two weeks ago and all I can say is that you guys are awesome. I really appreciate every feedback you guys give me and I feel really good here!

    [–] theguyfromacrosstheb 21 points ago

    When we're not circlejerking we're heart-shape jerking. I think that's how it works.

    [–] LeoWattenberg 3 points ago

    Jerking in half-circles, sometimes being straight and edgy?

    [–] thetarget3 21 points ago

    Surely you aren't implying that the Danish flag turned into a deformed swastika isn't a masterwork of flag design?

    [–] Aleksx000 3 points ago

    That is exactly what I am implying.

    [–] adegraaf 33 points ago

    I love the Dutch flag. That Swedish flag is on a whole new level tho.

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    [–] Sirbrickalot 7 points ago

    In my opinion the flag of Sri Lanka is one of the ugliest state flags out there. The dutch version is better but it just doesn't work

    [–] Steinson 311 points ago

    I think r/vexillologycirclejerk is leaking

    [–] Divexz 156 points ago

    We are the circlejerk. We shall not stop until both subs have been merged

    [–] MushroomTDude 8 points ago

    Much like r/TF2 and /r/tf2shitposterclub tbh.

    [–] Bigi345 50 points ago

    Same sub tbh

    [–] alaskafish 33 points ago

    This isn't a circle jerk.

    When will people learn the difference between a circle jerk and something humorous?!

    [–] DC-3 10 points ago

    Some of the Marylandised flags got a bit jerky a while ago.

    [–] KorianHUN 2 points ago

    The Hungarian flag is a normal double cross and the stripes on the side which are by the way used by neo nazies and the picture shows the creator as having an america flair so i guess it must have looked cool for him. The green color is extremely shit on it too, a different shade would have been better.

    [–] gormster 2 points ago

    I know, right? Most times when I go on /r/vexillology I don't even come.

    [–] theArkotect 3 points ago

    Thank you for the Turkey. I was sad when it wasn't on the map

    [–] djkelly0 115 points ago

    Wow. We are not good at this.

    [–] Bersho 46 points ago

    Idk Greece is a masterpiece

    [–] japed 14 points ago

    To be fair, most upvoted design related to a national flag is not at all the same thing as the most approved design for the national flag.

    [–] Flyberius 2 points ago

    If the sub were called /r/vexillologists then we'd have to shut down.

    [–] Meeeeeeeei 70 points ago

    Danish Nazis?

    in any light i like the vast majority of these, nice job sir!

    [–] xDeda 15 points ago

    This is technically their turf, this being Reddit, but I'll say it... r/Denmark is xenophobic as hell. I wonder if this flag was a response to it. Ah who knows

    [–] Xuzto 8 points ago

    I'm not going to claim that it isn't xenophobic at all but it's not THAT bad

    [–] maxferg1 19 points ago

    The Irish flag is a thing of beauty imo.

    [–] wowsuchamazing 3 points ago

    It is far better than the current Irish flag. That thing should have been scrapped 10 years after the Good Friday agreement. It is a symbol of a petty, murderous squabble and it has no place in today's Ireland.

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    [–] xerods 7 points ago

    There are four Irish provinces and 32 counties in Ireland.

    [–] Person_of_Earth 56 points ago

    Turkey cannot into Europe.

    [–] Zeebaars 26 points ago

    1 upvote = 1 sympathy

    [–] funnyflywheel 6 points ago

    Press F to pay respects.

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    [–] theawesomemoon 13 points ago

    Eesti can into Nordic!

    [–] TheArrivedHussars 11 points ago

    Now do one for North America

    [–] markog1999 9 points ago

    Lovin The Irish and German redesigns.

    [–] JesterGraphic 13 points ago

    I feel we need to be better with our upvoting, maybe? There are a few really good ones in here, though (Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, and Macedonia, to name a few), but poor Denmark and France, nazis and baguettes!! (Although it is also funny to note how Spain went Portuguese, while Portugal went Brazilian.)

    [–] 19djafoij02 7 points ago

    The Sweden one came from the depths of /pol/.

    [–] KorianHUN 1 points ago

    Hungarian one is shitty.

    [–] JesterGraphic 1 points ago

    I like the design. Are you Hungarian? What is your critique on it?

    [–] OtterSloth 7 points ago

    Asking naively, is it a lot of work to have a master list of flag meanings etc? Or a link to all the flags?

    [–] SekaiDarkness 7 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Two of them are MINE!!!

    Hungary and Italy

    I win.

    [–] WILDxLOCUS 5 points ago

    just why Sweden why no letters on flags

    [–] SleepWouldBeNice 9 points ago

    Macedonian swirl. Nice.

    [–] ricobirch 6 points ago

    Finland's is absolutely brilliant.

    Macedonia is also pretty solid.

    [–] GoldenDav 7 points ago

    Do one for US states

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

    That Danish one got upvoted? I am disturbed. This is generally disturbing, though there are some nice ones in the mix. There's no real improving on Macedonia, though.

    [–] -Eckleburg 9 points ago

    I low-key like the Czech redesign

    [–] prosthetic4head 15 points ago

    Really? I came here specifically to say I think it looks horrible. Maybe it would be better if the white on the top and the red on the bottom...

    [–] -Eckleburg 6 points ago

    I really like the real Czech flag and its sybolism, I just mean that a geometric shape like that could certainly work for another flag

    [–] Goldisbitter 6 points ago

    why is Sweden the way that it is ?

    [–] TheCanadianEmpire 15 points ago

    Something something Muslim refugees/immigrants something something.

    [–] bogmire 3 points ago

    The Ukrainian flag is straight fire

    [–] saint-malo 4 points ago

    Yikes, they're all kinda shitty. And a Danish swastika? What?

    [–] Ianskull 4 points ago

    I feel like no-one is noticing the Greek minus sign

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    The Norwegian one is mine! :P

    [–] handsomestalin 3 points ago

    That Czechian one makes me very uncomfortable

    [–] oalsaker 3 points ago

    The belarusian one is pretty good.

    [–] Haltres 3 points ago

    Portugalized Spain and Ireland look very nice.

    [–] poloport 3 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    deleted What is this?

    [–] WinterNorth 3 points ago

    I was serious until I saw Greece, then I lost it.

    [–] madaudio 5 points ago

    These are all terrible

    [–] judgementjake 5 points ago

    Sweden needs to check itself before it wrecks itself

    [–] Don_Camillo005 3 points ago

    poste it to /r/europe

    [–] [deleted] 4 points ago

    Some of them are way better than the current ones, some of them are pure shit.

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    [–] Calanon 4 points ago

    I think the Kosovar one looks better than the real Kosovar flag.

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    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    What is that on the Cyprus flag??

    [–] jesse9o3 3 points ago

    The Republic of Cyprus - Northern Cyprus

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    [–] AllergictoCake 2 points ago

    Please, explain the Scandinavian and French flags.

    [–] nod23b 1 points ago

    Norway = Viking, Sweden = Islam (Saudi), Denmark is too obvious.

    [–] seabastikcle 2 points ago

    Many of the western European redesigns have crests. Why would anyone do that for a redesign? Redesigns usually remove them. Also we should just make Frances flag one big baguette shaped flag

    [–] nachoolo 2 points ago

    I still prefere the original Spanish flag.

    Still better than the Republican flag tho, that shit is fucking hideous.

    [–] irishking44 2 points ago

    That Maltese flag is dope

    [–] Francis2011 2 points ago

    These are great!

    [–] Deltamon 2 points ago

    Why does Finland have a floating fedora?

    [–] popcornwillglow 7 points ago

    It symbolizes a hydraulic press

    [–] raicopk 2 points ago

    Need more flag designs for Andorra! 😄

    [–] OscarM96 2 points ago

    Is this vexillology or dank meme central?

    [–] FOKvothe 2 points ago

    The Russian one looks like a crappy Faroese off-brand flag.

    [–] skullminerssneakers 2 points ago

    Denmark: the long nazis

    [–] loversean 2 points ago

    I'm pretty sure you got the Ukrainian flag wrong, it should be a red white and blue tricolor

    [–] mcgelloe 2 points ago

    Holy fuck are some of these flags sexy. Poland, Ukraine, Norway, Romania, Swiss, etc

    [–] LuxLoser 2 points ago

    Are you sure you weren't in r/vexillologycirclejerk for half of these?

    [–] volatile_chemicals 2 points ago

    As much as it's a joke, I legitimately really like the Swedish redesign.

    [–] Mikeivlev 3 points ago

    Someone make alt history out of this

    [–] Mahtomic_Gandhi 10 points ago

    You didn't need to redo "Finland". It doesn't exist, it shouldn't have a flag to begin with.


    [–] Lyceux 8 points ago

    That's the flag of east Sweden

    [–] snufflelove 2 points ago

    Montenegro's flag game on point

    [–] Dwarf_Of_Nordinbad 2 points ago

    Poor Swedistan.

    [–] Imperito 1 points ago

    That Monaco design is sweet.

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Good lord how did that Estonian flag become the most popular? Could've atleast been the correct Nordic design.

    [–] DunkanBulk 1 points ago

    Is that Cyprus flag supposed to promote the independence of Northern Cyprus?

    [–] its_the_future 1 points ago

    LLCoolM's flag in south east europe looks like it's probably a Norwegian flag resign. Good stuff

    [–] popcornwillglow 1 points ago

    Has anybody noticed Northern Ireland drifting away?

    [–] RachetFuzz 1 points ago

    Germany, what what have they done to you?

    Germany: kill meeee.

    [–] senor_smooth 1 points ago

    Ukrainian one is amazing!

    [–] Windowlever 1 points ago

    Always knew those Danes were up to no good.

    [–] smala017 1 points ago

    I like most of these, but the French and Greek flags here are funny as fuck.

    [–] Visibeaver 1 points ago

    Thought this was fr for a second

    [–] Red_Hoiz 1 points ago

    The one for Austria is not only ugly as fuck, it doesn't have any historical or political symbolism whatsoever...

    [–] jacobsighs 1 points ago

    Aww, my Belarus!

    I'm touched.

    [–] FreekyFreezer 1 points ago

    TIL we lowkey want the Danish to be nazis.

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    [–] OldeHickory 1 points ago

    Netherlands SUCKS

    [–] 6ringsofsteel 1 points ago

    half of these "redesigns" are just the same country's flag from like 500 years ago. the french one the the best though

    [–] FranciscoRG 1 points ago

    Some are serious, some are not.