The world’s laziest flag designers

As I said in my first post, this is a site for me to just blog about whatever I feel like. So, here is a silly post about flags.

Specifically, lazy flag designers. I mean, a country’s national flag is supposed to represent that country’s history, culture, and values. Yet waaaaaaaayyyyyy to many flags around the world look basically the same.

For example, the tricolor.

File:Flag of France.svg

When the French Revolution overthrew the monarchy, this was probably a very original and creative design. But now, we have tricolor flags all over the place:

Flag of Belgium.svgFlag of Ireland.svg

Flag of Italy.svgFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg

Flag of Bulgaria.svg

Flag of Russia.svgFlag of India.svg

Flag of Nigeria.svg

I mean seriously. This is the flag of Romania:

File:Flag of Romania.svg

And this is the flag of Chad:

File:Flag of Chad.svg

That’s right. They are EXACTLY THE SAME. That has got to be confusing at the Olympics.

Honestly, though, we Americans are lucky. Our flag is just plain beautiful.

File:Flag of the United States.svg

I guess that is why everyone and their cousin tries to rip our flag off…

Flag of Uruguay.svgFlag of Chile.svg

Flag of Cuba.svgFlag of Greece.svg

Flag of Malaysia.svg

I almost want to go “Get your own darn flag!”

You know what is even lazier though? Two-stripe flags. These look like someone was supposed to do a tricolor but was too lazy to even do that. I mean, look at these:

Flag of Monaco.svg

Flag of Malta.svg

Flag of Indonesia.svgFlag of Singapore.svg

No, I did not repeat myself. The flags of Monaco and Indonesia are exactly the same, just like the flags of Chad and Romania. Seriously, what gives?

Then there are flags that have just one simple object on a single-colored background. These are flags that look like they were intentionally designed to be something a preschooler could draw:

Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg

Flag of Sweden.svgFlag of Vietnam.svg

Flag of Morocco.svgFlag of Mauritania.svg

Flag of Bangladesh.svgFlag of Japan.svg

Flag of Denmark.svg

I am also disappointed by the Chinese peoples’ choices of flags. Here is the Communist Chinese flag:

File:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg

And here is the Nationalist Chinese, or Taiwanese, flag:

File:Flag of the Republic of China.svg

Can you say BORING!

The worst part is, the Chinese are perfectly capable of designing cool flags. This was the flag of the Qing Dynasty:

File:China Qing Dynasty Flag 1889.svg

That is a COOL flag!

By far, and without question, though, the ultimate in lazy flags is that of Libya:

File:Flag of Libya (1977).svg

Is that seriously the best Muammar al-Qaddafi could come up with? No wonder his people are rebelling against him.

So, there you have it. My rant on lazy flags.

Oh, and by the way…. APRIL FOOLS! LOL!

Flag images from Wikipedia.

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2 Responses to The world’s laziest flag designers

  1. Pingback: Cat Flag #100: My favorite (and least favorite) flags « Cat Flag

  2. nicholas leo says:

    buh d dude dt designed japan’s flag is d laziest

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