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pancake
Mar 15th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Mine are Switzerland's and Greece's.

Edward.
Mar 15th, 2006, 04:54 PM
I am biased, but I love the Union Jack. :)

http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/C1705165967/E20050707172944/Media/Union%20Jack.jpg

forever_rafter
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:00 PM
Greece, Italy, Australia and Poland ;)

azdaja
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:01 PM
there was a site where national flags were rated for "artistic merit", but it's apparently offline now.

i don't quite know which flag is the best, but the territories administered by the us (with honourable exception of puerto rico) all have very ugly flags. the flag of guam looks like a fucking beach towel :unsure:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gu.gif

smiler
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:13 PM
I am biased, but I love the Union Jack. :)

http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/C1705165967/E20050707172944/Media/Union%20Jack.jpg
yep me too it's the best :) I also love the welsh and greek flags.

edit : I think I should also add the Canadian flag to my list I forgot about that one! Great flag!

416_Man
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:13 PM
1. GBR
2. USA
3. CAN

Those are three very classy flags.

pan
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:18 PM
new zealand. i've been there til yesterday and i miss it that much...

^bibi^
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:42 PM
Union Jack All the way :hearts:

Drimal
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:43 PM
1) Czech Republic :hearts:
http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/illus/flg/T040328A.jpg

2) Greece
3) Great Britain


Ugliest flag of the world: Lybia ... it's just green! :help: :o

rrfnpump
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Lybia

http://staticfiles.sabc.co.za/VCMStaticProdStage/EDUCATION/StaticHTML/Schools/Beyond%20The%20Classroom/Ideas%20Library/Theme%20Pictures/Flags%20-%20Africa/Lybia.jpg

pancake
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:48 PM
Lybia

http://staticfiles.sabc.co.za/VCMStaticProdStage/EDUCATION/StaticHTML/Schools/Beyond%20The%20Classroom/Ideas%20Library/Theme%20Pictures/Flags%20-%20Africa/Lybia.jpg

:lol:

PamShriverRockz
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:53 PM
Lol Lybia isn't the worst flag, it's just sort of...er uninspiring ;)

I love the Welsh flag best but I'm biased ;)
http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/illus/flg/T238114A.jpg

Drake1980
Mar 15th, 2006, 05:59 PM
I think Canada is cool of course, but I also like Brazil and Finland!

PatrickRyan
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:05 PM
mmm let me think america or mexico

RunDown
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:10 PM
The USofA, of course!

I like the UN flag, too.

James
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:23 PM
People give really obvious answers and tend to favour their own flags. I like Mauritania and Christmas Island to name a few examples. And I find Guam very coulourful, so who cares that it looks like a beach towel. :D

-sugi-
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
japan

shirley
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:44 PM
<----The Saltire :D

Australian flag and the Canadian flag :)

Avid Merrion
Mar 15th, 2006, 06:51 PM
the Lion Rampant and the Saltire :D

http://www.rampantscotland.com/symbols/graphics2/flags1707a.jpg

tennislover
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:11 PM
Canada
Israel
USA
Union Jack
Australia

Josh B.
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:13 PM
England flag
Greece flag
Italy flag
Brazil flag

hablo
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:15 PM
Canada's flag :D:hearts:
also the Ivory Coast and Poland's flags ;)

rebel_ffighter
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:23 PM
GrBr

honeyke
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:27 PM
i like australia´s flag and the official aboriginal flag which looks a little like the flag of Papua-Neuguinea...sorry,have no pics;-)

Hayato
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:30 PM
http://www.geonames.de/flag-kz.gif
Kazakhstan (though it looks cheap on the board)

Estonia

Luxembourg

azdaja
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:45 PM
japan
easily the best of the flags mentioned so far

*Karen*
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:46 PM
I like the union jack. I also like the ulster one.

waratahsrock
Mar 15th, 2006, 07:51 PM
The Welsh flag is a great one.
also like the Canadian flag.

new-york
Mar 15th, 2006, 08:36 PM
i fell in love with the Estonian one.

Especially in my blue wtaworld.com outfitboard.

Chris 84
Mar 15th, 2006, 08:51 PM
Why does everyone like the Union Jack?? :confused:....I don't like it at all :p

No Name Face
Mar 15th, 2006, 09:01 PM
antigua and barbuda

i think that's the flag i like

Ekkekko
Mar 15th, 2006, 10:34 PM
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DutchieGirl
Mar 15th, 2006, 10:42 PM
People give really obvious answers and tend to favour their own flags. I like Mauritania and Christmas Island to name a few examples. And I find Guam very coulourful, so who cares that it looks like a beach towel. :D

:lol: I wouldn't say the Aussie flag was my fave - it's ok but... :shrug:

I like the Dutch "soccer" flag... ;) (with the lion) :haha: (well ok, it's not a country flag but hey ). ;)

I also like South Africa's flag. Most Euro flags are kinda boring actually...mostly 3 colours in either direction! ;) (western europe at least). ;)

Wiggly
Mar 15th, 2006, 10:45 PM
Scotland, UK and Canada :hearts:

tennisbum79
Mar 15th, 2006, 11:26 PM
Canada's flag :D:hearts:
also the Ivory Coast and Poland's flags ;)

Yes!!
Orange-Blanc-Vert


http://www.fifci.com/Images/drapeau.gif


This is not Irenad Flag

SM
Mar 16th, 2006, 01:02 AM
the golden sun flag

which is Macedonian (republic of)

dementieva's fan
Mar 16th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Why does everyone like the Union Jack??

That's what I'm asking myself

Canadian flag is by far the most creative:hearts: . I also love the Swedish flag :hearts:

Solitaire
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:46 AM
Nepal cause it's the most original of any flag and Sweden cause I love the color combo.

Goai
Mar 16th, 2006, 06:31 AM
Brazil's flag is cool
Canada's flag is nice
The Cook Island's is strange
South Korea's because it is interesting
My favourite is Japan's because it's easily recognisable, simple and meaningful

ivan88
Mar 16th, 2006, 06:42 AM
Canada
Great Britain
Germany

Mattographer
Mar 16th, 2006, 06:47 AM
Canada

azdaja
Mar 16th, 2006, 01:08 PM
ok, i decided to put flags i think have a nice design. there will be flags from all parts of the world and my criteria are like this:
1) simplicity
2) pictures, maps and letters are not desirable
3) symbols (stars, half-moon and even the canadian maple leaf) are alright
4) nice choice of colours
5) originality (it does not count at all if the point 2 applies)

the fun site i mentioned before used the similar criteria, only even more rigorously. i kind of agree that the first principle should be that a flag should be simple and easily recognisable and have nice colours. therefore my choice is not that far away from theirs.

i will give my choice of 3 best and 1 "ugly" flags from each part of the world.

americas:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/c/ca.gif
canada

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/c/cu.gif
cuba

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/a/ar_3.gif
argentina's plain triband

canada has a very original design yet it remains simple. cuba's and argentina's flags have nice colours.

and the worst flag of americas is the us virgin islands:
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/v/vi.gif
no comment :tape:

africa:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/n/ng.gif
nigeria

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/s/so.gif
somalia

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/m/mr.gif
mauritania

each flag is simple and easily recognisable. you gotta give credit to the ethiopian flag because it is the origin of pan african colours, but there are now too many flags that use them.

and the worst flag of africa is the flag of cape verde:
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/c/cv.gif
looks more like a logo than like a flag.

asia and pacific:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/j/jp.gif
japan

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/v/vn.gif
vietnam

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/p/pk.gif
pakistan

again, simple and easily recognisable.

the worst flag of asia pacific is the aforemention beach towel of guam:
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gu.gif

europe:

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/r/ru.gif
russia

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/f/fo.gif
faeroe islands

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/c/ch.gif
switzerland

russia's tricolour is probably the most easily recongisable in the world and has a good choice of colours, faeroe has a slightly better design with the scandinavian cross than finland and the swiss flag is unique.

the weakest flag in europe is that of bosnia:
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/b/ba.gif
it loks even more like a logo than the flag of cape verde.

there are many other nice flags around the world, but if you prefer simple flags like i do these must be among the best.

DuLeafs
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:03 PM
Sweden
Canada
Kazachstan
Italy
Greece
Argentina

Sevenseas
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:09 PM
Canada's flag is glorious. :hearts:

I love Turkey's flag as well, that's for sure. ;)

Lachrymarum
Mar 16th, 2006, 02:39 PM
British Indian Ocean Territory and Kiribati
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/io-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/io-flag.html) http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/kr-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/kr-flag.html) I like the cool-looking waves! :D

Japan and Bangladesh
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/ja-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/ja-flag.html) http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/bg-flag.gif For the red dot thing going on. :p

Bhutan
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/bt-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/bt-flag.html) I like the dragon! :devil:

Macedonia
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/mk-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/mk-flag.html) Beautiful design in my opinion. :D

Seychelles
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/se-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/se-flag.html) For it's originality. :cool:

Uganda and Turkmenistan
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/ug-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/ug-flag.html) http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/tx-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/tx-flag.html) Nice colors and I like Turk's design. :)

Saint Pierre & Miquelon
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/sb-flag.gif (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/flags/sb-flag.html) A lot of detail! :p

Andy T
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:02 PM
North & Central America: Quebec & Canada, Jamaica & Panama
South America: Argentina & Uruguay (smiley sun!) Brazil & Venezuela
Europe: Netherlands, Italy, Macedonia & Greece (plus Wales, Cornwall & Scotland and the royal banner of Scotland)
Africa: Tanzania, Burundi, South Africa & Kenya
Asia Korea & Sri lanka, Israel & Turkey
Oceania: Australia & Papua New Guinea

IndieBoi
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:28 PM
I'm all about simplicity, elegance and distinguishability (is that a word?)... so I'd say Canada (top mention), Japan and Switzerland. I like the Dutch flag too.

Craigy
Mar 16th, 2006, 03:41 PM
Kazakhstan :D

Alena
Mar 17th, 2006, 11:25 AM
I like Russian and Italian and I cn't explain why.

Hayato
Mar 17th, 2006, 11:35 AM
Kazakhstan :D

same here :banana:

Cassius
Mar 17th, 2006, 12:30 PM
I like the flags of Canada, Sweden and Pakistan.
Sweden because of the great contrasting colours, Canada because it's completely unique (despite it being red and white), and Pakistan because it has 2 bold colours, a simple design and 2 small, yet important, symbols.

All 3 are great.

canuckfan
Mar 17th, 2006, 01:41 PM
Norway :clap2:
Sweden :clap2:
Iceland :clap2:

I love the scandinavian flags (Finland is also nice).

Kazakshtan is really cool also.

The Canadian flag is getting a lot of love :eek: