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Old February 1 2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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The Flag of United Earth

So if you were to design the flag of United Earth, how would you do it? Something plain like the UN flag, which just places their official seal on a colored background, or something more complex?
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Old February 1 2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: The Flag of United Earth

A number of creative people have designed their own version of the United Earth flag on various fansites, and most of them are generally modeled after the United Nations flag, featuring a geographical globe of Earth surrounded by laurel leaves.

That's how I would do it too, as a precursor to the Federation flag.
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Old February 1 2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: The Flag of United Earth

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So if you were to design the flag of United Earth, how would you do it? Something plain like the UN flag, which just places their official seal on a colored background, or something more complex?
If I were to do such a thing in real life, I would probably use a modified form of the Flag of the United Nations -- probably just using the same design but getting rid of the grid lines.

ENT did, in fact, feature the Flag of United Earth at least twice, though. Once for all of the coffins from the United Earth Embassy bombing on Vulcan in "The Forge," and again hanging in the NX-01's mess hall in "Terra Prime."

You can view it here.
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Old February 1 2011, 04:28 PM   #4
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interesting, I made some changes to it
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Old February 1 2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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Re: The Flag of United Earth

Personally, I always liked this one by James W. Cadle. Simple and effective, without any awkward map or esoteric symbol.

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Old February 1 2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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^ nice and simple although I do like the generic united nations design too.
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Old February 1 2011, 07:09 PM   #7
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Really puts those Pacific Islanders in their place huh?

Beverly Crusher suggested (in a hypothetic) that Australia was late to join United Earth, would explain another feature of the flag, no eastern Australia.

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Old February 1 2011, 10:21 PM   #8
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Personally, I always liked this one by James W. Cadle. Simple and effective, without any awkward map or esoteric symbol.

Wow... that is really ugly.
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Old February 1 2011, 10:29 PM   #9
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Well, it is better than some of the alternatives on wiki, I promise.
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Old February 1 2011, 11:21 PM   #10
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I like Old Freebie, that one flag I would salute to. FREEDOM, FREEDOM FREEDOM OY!
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Old February 2 2011, 01:18 AM   #11
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Really puts those Pacific Islanders in their place huh?

Beverly Crusher suggested (in a hypothetic) that Australia was late to join United Earth, would explain another feature of the flag, no eastern Australia.
Certainly a fair criticism. Personally, I like to pretend that United Earth later changed the projection well enough that Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands are more clearly visible.
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Old February 2 2011, 01:34 AM   #12
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I would go for something like the olympic flag design, but instead of rings I would use solid circles of colour.
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Old February 2 2011, 02:12 AM   #13
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EliyahuQeoni wrote: View Post
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Personally, I always liked this one by James W. Cadle. Simple and effective, without any awkward map or esoteric symbol.

Wow... that is really ugly.
Agreed it is aweful. The flag of United Earth should have a piture of the Earth on it...
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Old February 2 2011, 02:18 AM   #14
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Re: The Flag of United Earth

That is a picture of the Earth.

Or do you mean like this abortion?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...th_flag_PD.jpg

But I do like the variation on the Cadle design:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...era-Flago2.jpg

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Old February 2 2011, 05:33 AM   #15
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