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Old Thursday, August 17th, 2006   #21
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[...] and because of the never-ending disputes among members which one is the "true" flag of Germany.
A brief glance at the Reich Flag Law of Sept. 15th, 1935 should clear up things.

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So if you really want to have it added, you would have to provide a good unique location name (different from "Canada").
Ah, there's plenty choice:

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While the provinces' delegates spent little time, if any, in settling on 'Canada' as the name for the new country, others proposed a variety of other names[18]:

* Albion
* Albionoria — "Albion of the north"
* Borealia – from 'borealis', the Latin word for 'northern'; compare with Australia
* Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England
* Colonia
* Efisga — an acronym of "English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal"
* Hochelega – an old name for Montreal
* Laurentia
* Mesopelagia — "land between the seas"
* Norland
* Superior
* Tuponia — derived from 'The United Provinces of North America'
* Transatlantica
* Ursalia — "place of bears"
* Vesperia — "land of the evening star"
* Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria

Walter Bagehot of The Economist newspaper in London argued that the new nation should be called 'Northland' or 'Anglia' instead of Canada [19]. On these names, the statesman Thomas D'Arcy McGee commented, "Now I would ask any honourable member of the House how he would feel if he woke up some fine morning and found himself, instead of a Canadian, a Tuponian or a Hochelegander?"
(Source: "Canada's Name")

"Mesopelagia"--hahaha, those damned Bildungshubers!
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I don't get it, there's two "Germany's" , so why should a different name be used? What's wrong with the "Dominion of Canada" option ?
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I don't get it, there's two "Germany's" , so why should a different name be used?
The way I understood Thorburn's statement on this earlier in the thread, it sounded like they went to the extra work to allow two Germanys for two reasons: 1) there are a whole lot of German members on the site; and 2) the German members disagree a lot on what the proper flag for their country is.

For the moment, there are a whole lot fewer Canadians on the board than Germans, so the first reason to go out of the way to accommodate the Germans doesn't apply to Canadians. Also, there seems to be less controversy (or at least less strident controversy) among the Canadians about the proper flag for the country, so the second reason also doesn't apply.

If it were no extra work to make two Canadas, I'm sure the option would be provided. But since it would involve a lot of extra work, and since it wouldn't be as appreciated as the two Germanys are, it's not likely to happen.

I think that's why Thorburn suggested using separate names, just like for the under-the-49th Anglo-Americans, the forum has separate names for the spearate Union and Confederate flags. And like we all have the Vinland option with the extra name.



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Thanks again Leofric

I guess there's a whole lot about this stuff (codes and the like) that I don't know much about.. Didn't think it would be a big deal; I just thought you have to resize a flag down to a micro-sized image and type in the words "Dominion of Canada" or ".Canada"

Canadians, where the hell are you?

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We won't add this one. Skadi is a Free Speech forum, thus its software will not provide any flags on the public domain of Skadi Forum that represent ideologies of any kind. This would have undesired legal as well as political implications. And it would undermine our neutrality.

Your counter-argument would be that the Swastika flag is not only an ideological flag, but that it was also an official state flag in the past (similar to the flag of the "Confederate States" or the "Austrian Empire"); while this is correct and while other state flags also do have an ideological or political message (slippery slope), it is not as prominent, nor as narrowly defined, nor seen or recognized to the same degree by the public. In addition, none of these flags arouse a similar negative connotation in many viewers, nor are they banned in many Germanic countries and cause similar undesired legal implications.

That's at least five points that differ. While Skadi sustains a non-discrimination policy against any ideology, including National-Socialism, as long as its content is expressed in a rule-compliant form, offering this flag as a selectable profile flag would create the impression in many viewers that Skadi endorses this ideology; primarily because the Swastika flag is seen as a political and not a country's flag.

So unless a state or de facto regime is established in future that implements this flag again as an official national flag or the above-mentioned perceptions and legal conditions fundamentally change, it won't be selectable as a profile flag.
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Re: Adding ethnic Flags to User's Profile

Going a bit offtopic here but does anyone know where i could find an picture
of the medieval flag of Holland ?

It features an red lion rampant on an white field in combination with several fleur de lys.
I can only find it depicted on some paintings,and the museum staff won let me put them on my scanner
Here is an picture for reference.

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Going a bit offtopic here but does anyone know where i could find an picture
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It features an red lion rampant on an white field in combination with several fleur de lys.
I can only find it depicted on some paintings,and the museum staff won let me put them on my scanner
That's the coat of arms of the Duchy of Limburg.
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The Limburg lion is crowned and has no fleur de lys
And in this form was used after 1400 as far as i know.
the early medieval flag of Limburg looked more like this.



Besides many medieval coats of arms look alike.
And the previous flag showed was the same design the Frisian/North Dutch crusaders carried into Damiate when they took that city.

Again going completley of topic how is it that the lion so strongly features in our medieval history.
Since 400bc as far as i know the lion was extcinct in Europe so how come even 11th century heraldry features lions ?

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I just thought you have to resize a flag down to a micro-sized image and type in the words "Dominion of Canada" or ".Canada"
Done.
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