I've created a number of flags from alternate universes over the last year. There are some I like and some I don't like. I thought it might be nice to get input from out in the interwebs as to which flags other people liked. So begins the First Annual Top Flag Championship.
I've paired off eight sets of flags that have to battle each other for being the prettiest, most creative, or just having that special something over the other in the eyes of our viewers. In the comments section list which of the flags from each pairing you like better. There are no rules other than just choosing one from each set as a favorite - your reason can be your own - good design, memorable, best back story for the flag, etc.
PAIR ONEA couple flags with horizontal rows of stars on 'em!
The Habsburg Hegemony
The Habsburg dynasty grows to control all of Europe and by the 20th century most of the world.
The Confederation of Europe
German victory in the Great War leads to their domination of the European politics.
PAIR TWOA couple of variants that involve North America in some way:
A massive area controlling all of the North and South American continents. Cut all contact with the rest of the world during the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.
The British annex Alaska after the Crimean War. By the 20th century former British Caribbean holdings are brought into the growing Canadian state.
PAIR THREEA couple of red flags with olive branch thingies:
Fourth Roman Republic
Rome gets knocked down but never out. The Fourth Roman Republic has a lunar colony and controls a large portion of the world. Only the Chinese can dare challenge them.
United Nations Battle Flag
The UN has more teeth. It controls its own military branch and uses this variant flag when peaceful means fail!
PAIR FOURA pair of flags from the same post-apocalyptic world:
An independent city-state that survives on the equivalent of South America in a post-apocalyptic world.
Also an independent city-state that survives on the equivalent of South America in a post-apocalyptic world.
PAIR FIVEA couple of interesting flags:
A large state that controls most of South America after the northern hemisphere devastated itself in a 1962 nuclear war.
Polish Kingdom of Western Afghanistan
Poland gained early independence from the Russian Empire and colonized central Asia. Now the colony is independent and preparing for a possible assault by a westernizing China.
PAIR SIXCommunist French flag vs. White Russian General flag:
A short-lived communist state that encompassed France, Spain, and Italy.
A variant of the personal standard for Admiral Kolchak.
Flags from a pair of alternate Americas:
Federation of Free America
A politically stronger South causes a group of Northern states to secede from the Union in 1860. They fight a war in an attempt to maintain their independence. Will the succeed?
United States of America (12 stars/stripes)
The United States forms a bit differently. One of the potential states, Saint Lawrence, declines membership in the new Union. the flag is adjusted accordingly.
PAIR EIGHTA pair of Russian flags from alternate universes:
In the aftermath of the Chinese and American war Russia finds itself one of the remaining superpowers.
Russia and China don't split and eventually become one powerful bloc that may allow communism to eventually dominate the world.
Be sure to vote for your favorite from each pairing in the comments section. I'll be counting votes up to March 24th and posting the results on the 25th.