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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Compared to some other national anthems, America's national anthem is for pussies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kassaman
    We swear by the lightning that destroys,
    By the streams of generous blood being shed,
    By the bright flags that wave,
    Flying proudly on the high mountains,
    That we have risen up, and whether we live or die,
    We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
    So be our witness -be our witness - be our witness!

    We are soldiers in revolt for truth
    And we have fought for our independence.
    When we spoke, none listened to us,
    So we have taken the noise of gunpowder as our rhythm
    And the sound of machine guns as our melody,
    We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
    So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

    O France, the time of reproof is over
    And we have ended it as a book is ended;
    O France, this is the day of reckoning
    So prepare to receive from us our answer!
    In our revolution is the end of empty talk;
    We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
    So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

    From our heroes we shall make an army come to being,
    From our dead we shall build up a glory,
    Our spirits shall ascend to immortality
    And on our shoulders we shall raise the standard.
    To the nation's Liberation Front we have sworn an oath,
    We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
    So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

    The cry of the Fatherland sounds from the battlefields.
    Listen to it and answer the call!
    Let it be written with the blood of martyrs
    And be read to future generations.
    Oh, Glory, we have held out our hand to you,
    We are resolved that Algeria shall live -
    So be our witness -be our witness -be our witness!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ti%E1%BA%BFn_Qu%C3%A2n_Ca
    Armies of Vietnam, forward!
    With one single determination to save our Fatherland,
    Our hurried steps resound on the long and arduous road.
    Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the spirit of the country.
    The distant rumbling of the guns mingles with our marching song.
    The path to glory is built by the bodies of our foes.
    Overcoming all hardships, together we build our resistance bases.
    Ceaselessly for the People's cause let us struggle,
    Let us hasten to the battlefield!
    Onward! All together advancing!
    For one eternal Vietnam.

    Soldiers of Vietnam, forward!
    The gold star afluttering
    Leading the people of our native land out of misery and suffering.
    Let us join our efforts in the fight to build a new life.
    Arise and break these chains.
    For too long have we swallowed our hatred.
    Be ready for all sacrifices and life will be radiant.
    Ceaselessly for the People's cause, let us struggle,
    Let us hasten to the battlefield!
    Onward! All together advancing!
    For one eternal Vietnam.

    Then there are the plain depressing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himnusz
    Castle stood, now a heap of stones
    Happiness and joy fluttered,
    Groans of death, weeping
    Now sound in their place.
    And Ah! Freedom does not bloom
    From the blood of the dead,
    Torturous slavery's tears fall
    From the burning eyes of the orphans!

    Pity, O Lord, the Hungarians
    Who are tossed by waves of danger
    Extend over it your guarding arm
    On the sea of its misery
    Long torn by ill fate
    Bring upon it a time of relief
    They who have suffered for all sins
    Of the past and of the future!

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • Captain CarrotCaptain Carrot Harrisonburg, VARegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »
    But we didn't even win in the war the National Anthem was written during.
    A. We won that battle.
    B. The War of 1812 is largely regarded as a tie leaning towards a win by the US, and a mild win by Canada. Or so I've been told.

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »
    But we didn't even win in the war the National Anthem was written during.
    A. We won that battle.
    B. The War of 1812 is largely regarded as a tie leaning towards a win by the US, and a mild win by Canada. Or so I've been told.

    We won the battle and a nameless U.S. sniper took out the best general the British had.

    We pretty much invented spawn camping.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    A. We won that battle.
    Which is kind of meaningless if we didn't win the war.
    B. The War of 1812 is largely regarded as a tie leaning towards a win by the US, and a mild win by Canada. Or so I've been told.
    In other words, we didn't win it. It was a stupid and divisive war that most people thought was going to be an easy victory.

  • FencingsaxFencingsax Bondage Discipline Spider-Man Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    White House and Capitol Building burnt down WOOOOO!

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • KiplingKipling Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't think there is a yes/no answer to winning the War of 1812.

    Also, Ankh-Morpork anthem:

    When dragons belch and hippos flee
    My thoughts, Ankh-Morpork, are of thee
    Let others boast of martial dash
    For we have boldly fought with cash
    We own all your helmets, we own all your shoes.
    We own all your generals - touch us and you'll lose.
    Morporkia! Morporkia!
    Morporkia owns the day!
    We can rule you wholesale
    Touch us and you'll pay.

    We bankrupt all invaders,
    We sell them souvenirs,
    We ner ner ner ner ner ner by the ears,
    Er ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner,
    Ner ner ner ner ner ner, ner ner ner ner ner,
    Ner your gleaming swords, we mortgaged to the hilt.
    Morporkia! Morporkia!
    Ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner ner
    We can rule you wholesale
    Credit where it's due.

    3DS Friends: 1693-1781-7023
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous WALK 3X FASTER New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    It seems that most foreign national anthems read like Manowar lyrics.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    White House and Capitol Building burnt down WOOOOO!

    Payback for burning and looting Canadian legislative assembly buildings in York.
    Between 28 April and 30 April, American troops carried out many acts of plunder. Some of them set fire to the buildings of the Legislative Assembly. It was alleged that the American troops had found a scalp there,[19] though folklore had it that the "scalp" was actually the Speaker's wig. The Printing Office, used for publishing official documents as well as newspapers, was vandalised and the printing press was smashed. Other Americans looted empty houses on the pretext that their absent owners were militia who had not given their parole as required by the articles of capitulation. The homes of Canadians connected with the Indians, including that of James Givins, were also looted regardless of their owners' status.[20] Dearborn emphatically denied giving orders for any buildings to be destroyed and deplored the worst of the atrocities in his letters, but he was nonetheless unable or unwilling to rein in his soldiers. Chauncey later returned some looted property, including books from the public library. Sheaffe was later to allege that local settlers had unlawfully come into possession of Government owned farming tools or other stores looted and discarded by the Americans, and demanded that they be handed back.[21]
    Historians assert that the attack was in retaliation for the American burning and looting of York (now Toronto) during the Battle of York in 1813, and the burning down of the buildings of the Legislative Assembly there. The British Army commanders said they chose to attack Washington "on account of the greater political effect likely to result".[4]

    Governor-General Sir George Prevost of Canada wrote to the Admirals in Bermuda calling for a retaliation for the American sacking of York and requested their permission and support in the form of provision of naval resources. At the time, it was considered against the civilized laws of war to burn a non-military facility and the Americans had not only burned the Parliament but also looted and burned the Governor's mansion, private homes and warehouses.[5]

  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »
    A. We won that battle.
    Which is kind of meaningless if we didn't win the war.
    B. The War of 1812 is largely regarded as a tie leaning towards a win by the US, and a mild win by Canada. Or so I've been told.
    In other words, we didn't win it. It was a stupid and divisive war that most people thought was going to be an easy victory.
    No one "won" it. The treaty basically said "Fuck it, lets just pretend this didn't happen, everybody go back to how things were before it started."

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    All my fuckin life I lived a normal fuckin life
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    the soviet union had the best coat of arms ever

    600px-Coat_of_arms_of_the_Soviet_Union.svg.png

    screw subtle symbolism

  • PerpetualPerpetual Registered User
    edited September 2010
    That must have been expensive to print on every single uniform.

    Maybe that's why the Soviets went bankrupt.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I don't think the US prints their coat of arms on military uniforms either.

    And when you think about it, it wasn't terribly effective. The Soviets did that and gave every republic its own coat of arms, and the rest of the world (okay, really just the west) still called them "the Russians". Never mind that that the emblem basically screams, "YO, HONKIES, OTHER PEOPLE LIVE HERE!"

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • PerpetualPerpetual Registered User
    edited September 2010
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I don't think the US prints their coat of arms on military uniforms either.

    We could have pretended that they do, for the sake of the joke. But nooooo, you had to come and ruin it!

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    We need to update our coat of arms.
    ao2-01.jpg

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Perpetual wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I don't think the US prints their coat of arms on military uniforms either.

    We could have pretended that they do, for the sake of the joke. But nooooo, you had to come and ruin it!

    'S what I do, man.

    Side note, the Soviet Republics had some pretty cool looking coat of arms as well. Some of my favorites:

    130px-Coat_of_arms_of_Armenian_SSR.png

    130px-Coat_of_arms_of_Kazakh_SSR.png

    130px-Coat_of_arms_of_Tajik_SSR.png

    130px-Coat_of_arms_of_Turkmen_SSR.png

    They're not earth-shattering, but they're pretty artistic, I'd say.
    Joolander wrote: »
    wow im such an idiot

    for some reason i thought this was the soviet anthem

    even though i watched Red October recently


    EDIT: its certainly hummable, anyway

    Well, at least you didn't think Hell March was the anthem. I know people who thought 'Korobeiniki' (i.e. the Tetris song) was the Soviet anthem. You admitted it, and you're a better man for it. And to be fair, the version in The Hunt for Red October is horrible, horribly sung. Just imagine a dozen Japanese people only fluent in their own language singing the US anthem, and you're basically there.

    Apparently, the average American can't really sing a song in Russia if has a lot of lyrics. Whodathunk.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    uh dude, thats not hell march. its the music that plays in the main menu

    listen to it, it sounds like i could be a national anthem


    this is hell march

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb-gI_pFog0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WqwFhX6Cqg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3zMir92UA

    i might be an idiot, but i know a metal song when i hear one lol


    but yeah, the soviets pretty much had some of the best iconography

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Yeah, I just realized that--I double clicked the youtube link, and got forwarded elsewhere. Corrected.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    still

    i think itd be awesome if some country ever did make Hell march their anthem :D

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  • DuffelDuffel Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Once I was on Youtube and I found some version of the Soviet national anthem. It was the most over-the-top version I've ever heard, obviously sang by some military choir, and the whole thing was played over these insane vintage propaganda tapes showing multitudes of smiling, identically clad agricultural/factory workers and ecstatic parades and sweeping vistas of communo-realist architecture. I could almost feel myself growing bigger than a crowd of marching dudes while red-and-yellow block-face cyrillic letters materialized out of nowhere and I had to fight back the urge to strike a pose pointing out to something (a bright new future? capitalist pigs?).

    I never have found it again. I kind of wish I could.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, in the past, several countries' anthems lacked lyrics. Japan was an example of this.

    But none of them had rock-and-roll riffs.
    Duffel wrote: »
    Once I was on Youtube and I found some version of the Soviet national anthem. It was the most over-the-top version I've ever heard, obviously sang by some military choir, and the whole thing was played over these insane vintage propaganda tapes showing multitudes of smiling, identically clad agricultural/factory workers and ecstatic parades and sweeping vistas of communo-realist architecture. I could almost feel myself growing bigger than a crowd of marching dudes while red-and-yellow block-face cyrillic letters materialized out of nowhere and I had to fight back the urge to strike a pose pointing out to something (a bright new future? capitalist pigs?).

    I never have found it again. I kind of wish I could.

    That's nothing. I have a version released by a Soviet tourism promotional company (probably one of the bigger ones). It was a music video, sung by a cop, a factory worker, a doctor (a woman, of course, this is the USSR here), and I think a generic musician (with a guitar). Cut to various clips of tractors in fields, fireworks, soldiers returning from mobilization, big squares, children playing at school, etc.

    Very cheery-fuzzy.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • DuffelDuffel Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Well, the Soviets never claimed to be particularly subtle. They've got a hammer right there on the flag.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I dunno what that says about subtly.

    I mean, fifty stars isn't subtle either.

    But you don't want subtle on flags, I guess it defeats a point. I mean, what would be a subtle flag? That African nation who's flag is a simple green rectangle?

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • yotesyotes Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »
    Then there are the plain depressing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himnusz
    Castle stood, now a heap of stones
    Happiness and joy fluttered,
    Groans of death, weeping
    Now sound in their place.
    And Ah! Freedom does not bloom
    From the blood of the dead,
    Torturous slavery's tears fall
    From the burning eyes of the orphans!

    Pity, O Lord, the Hungarians
    Who are tossed by waves of danger
    Extend over it your guarding arm
    On the sea of its misery
    Long torn by ill fate
    Bring upon it a time of relief
    They who have suffered for all sins
    Of the past and of the future!

    This sounds like a Blind Guardian song more than anybody's national anthem. Just substitute Gondorians for Hungarians and it's one of the tracks from Nightfall on Middle Earth.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I dunno what that says about subtly.

    I mean, fifty stars isn't subtle either.

    But you don't want subtle on flags, I guess it defeats a point. I mean, what would be a subtle flag? That African nation who's flag is a simple green rectangle?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Libya
    Green reflects the people's devotion to Islam, and is also the national color of Libya.
    It also represents their lack of imagination.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Alabama
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Flag
    The Alabama flag is identical to the flag of Saint Patrick
    I demand they fight to the death for use of that design.

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    This sounds like a Blind Guardian song more than anybody's national anthem. Just substitute Gondorians for Hungarians and it's one of the tracks from Nightfall on Middle Earth.
    That probably describes a lot of national anthems.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shche_ne_vmerla_Ukraina
    Ukraine has not yet perished, nor her glory, nor her freedom,
    Upon us, fellow Ukrainians, fate shall smile once more.
    Our enemies will vanish like dew in the sun,
    And we too shall rule, brothers, in a free land of our own.

    CHORUS
    We'll lay down our souls and bodies to attain our freedom,
    And we'll show that we, brothers, are of the Cossack nation.

    We'll stand, brothers, in bloody battle, from the Syan to the Don,
    We will not allow others to rule in our motherland.
    The Black Sea will smile and grandfather Dnipro will rejoice,
    For in our own Ukraine fortune shall flourish again.

    CHORUS

    Our persistence and our sincere toils will be rewarded,
    And freedom's song will resound throughout all of Ukraine.
    Echoing off the Carpathians, and rumbling across the steppes,
    Ukraine's fame and glory will be known among all nations.

    CHORUS

    Albania
    United around the flag,
    With one desire and one goal,
    Let us pledge our word of honour
    To fight for our salvation

    Only he who is a born traitor
    Averts from the struggle.
    He who is brave is not daunted,
    But falls - a martyr to the cause.

    With arms in hand we shall remain,
    To guard our fatherland round about.
    Our rights we will not bequeath,
    Enemies have no place here.

    For the Lord Himself has said,
    That nations vanish from the earth,
    But Albania shall live on,
    Because for her, it is for her that we fight.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Seriously, Alabama. We are disappointed.

    EDIT: Ukraine's new anthem is....interesting. "Cossack nation", eh? Well, it's a lot more dramatic than the old one from the Ukrainian SSR. It's better than Taiwan's though.
    Three Principles of the People,
    The foundation of our party.
    Using this, we establish the Republic;
    Using this, we advance into a state of total peace.
    Oh, you, warriors,
    For the people, be the vanguard.
    Without resting day or night,
    Follow the Principles.
    Swear to be diligent; swear to be courageous.
    Obliged to be trustworthy; obliged to be loyal.
    With one heart and one virtue,
    We carry through until the very end.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Seriously, Alabama. We are disappointed.
    Their Civil War flag is just horrible.
    Prior to 1861, Alabama did not have an official state flag. On January 11, 1861, the Alabama Secession Convention passed a resolution designating an official flag. Designed by several women from Montgomery, final touches were made by Francis Corra of that city.[1] One side of the flag displayed the "Goddess of Liberty" holding an unsheathed sword in her right hand; in her left she held a small blue flag with one gold star. Above the gold star appears the text "Alabama" in all capital letters. In an arch above this figure were the words "Independent Now and Forever".[2] The reverse side of the flag had a cotton plant with a coiled rattlesnake. The text "Noli Me Tangere", ("Touch Me Not" in Latin), was placed below the cotton plant.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alabama_1861_Obverse.svg
    This became hilarious about four years later.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alabama_1861_Reverse.svg
    Smug snake is smug.

  • JoolanderJoolander It's like Christmas But with more ... ME!Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Couscous wrote: »

    see, this is hilarious because it is a flag that depicts someone holding a much better flag that did not get used

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  • DuffelDuffel Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Why do all these flags look like they were made in MS Paint? Not necessarily stylistically but like with the lettering and stuff it all looks very 1993.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Honestly, one of my primary mental images of the civil war are ugly flags that declare various names and statements in capitalized, yellow letters.

    Horrible flags.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • DuffelDuffel Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I dunno what that says about subtly.

    I mean, fifty stars isn't subtle either.

    But you don't want subtle on flags, I guess it defeats a point. I mean, what would be a subtle flag? That African nation who's flag is a simple green rectangle?
    What I meant was, that soviet symbolism/propaganda is about as subtle as a hammer to the face.

    Not that the hammer was a particularly unsubtle image. Sorry about that.

    I actually think the hammer and sickle is kinda classy as far as political symbols go. Definitely very recognizable and the meaning is understandable to anybody (unlike most heraldic symbols).

  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Some of the now obsolete state flags must have been designed by very lazy people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VT_flag_1804-05-01.svg
    The Vermont state flag—as adopted on 01 May 1804—was a 17 stars-and-stripes U.S. flag with “VERMONT” embroidered along the top. The colours are from the U.S. flag; White, Old Glory Blue (Pantone 281, #002664), and Old Glory Red (Pantone 193, #BB133E).

    Note: Vermont expected a change in the U.S. flag from 15 to 17 stars-and-stripes with the addition of Tennessee and Ohio to the Union. (Much as it changed from 13 to 15 stars-and-stripes with the addition of Vermont and Kentucky) The U.S. flag did not actually change until 1818 (20 stars and 13 stripes), and so this Vermont state flag had more stripes than the official U.S. flag.
    Way to fuck up.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Florida_Provisional_1861.svg
    "Eh, fuck it. Just put one star instead of a number of stars equal to the number of states."

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Duffel wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I dunno what that says about subtly.

    I mean, fifty stars isn't subtle either.

    But you don't want subtle on flags, I guess it defeats a point. I mean, what would be a subtle flag? That African nation who's flag is a simple green rectangle?
    What I meant was, that soviet symbolism/propaganda is about as subtle as a hammer to the face.

    Not that the hammer was a particularly unsubtle image. Sorry about that.

    I actually think the hammer and sickle is kinda classy as far as political symbols go. Definitely very recognizable and the meaning is understandable to anybody (unlike most heraldic symbols).

    Perhaps. A star, for example, is more subtle (though not very subtle, especially if you have fifty of them), since it's a more commonly used symbol, than a hammer and sickle, which is specific and rarer.

    Which is an interesting point--most people associate the hammer and sickle with the Soviet state, but in the actual USSR, the red star is by far a much more common symbol, and probably more important. The military and civil service both used it much more often. But the red star is a pretty generic symbol in many respects. China and Yugoslavia used it as well. A lot of portrayals of the Soviet flag in American media actually forget the yellow star....though I'd bet Soviet media got the wrong number of stars on the US flag wrong more than a few times.

    The hammer and sickle is about as non-subtle as the American eagle (which, on the other hand, is not on the American flag).
    Couscous wrote: »
    Some of the now obsolete state flags must have been designed by very lazy people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:VT_flag_1804-05-01.svg
    The Vermont state flag—as adopted on 01 May 1804—was a 17 stars-and-stripes U.S. flag with “VERMONT” embroidered along the top. The colours are from the U.S. flag; White, Old Glory Blue (Pantone 281, #002664), and Old Glory Red (Pantone 193, #BB133E).

    Maybe it's like what they did with the Soviet Republic flags? They're all pretty close (except for Georgia's--freakin' Georgians, breaking the pattern....). Though those might be the product of laziness too (all the work went into really artistic coats of arms, none left over for flag design, which is kind of stupid, since the flags would be much more common...
    Spoiler:

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I like our flag, even if it closely resembles the flags of other nations. I do think the Soviet flag and Canadian flag are nicer though.

    Our anthem? Too hard to sing! Few people sound good singing it. I'd prefer America the Beautiful, it is just much easier to sing by comparison.

    Can we move on to national personifications?

    Uncle Sam (kinda big?)
    Spoiler:
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    431px-ColumbiaStahrArtwork.jpg

    The final image is that of 'Columbia', who apparantly fell out of favor by the 1920's.

  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Ahaha, that is amazing.

    I wish Uncle Sam wasn't so creepy looking. He needs the Queer Eye guys to give him a makeover.

  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
  • Regina FongRegina Fong Allons-y, Alonso Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    Speaking of which, this is my favorite recruiting poster of all time.
    Spoiler:

    On the Annapolis the junior officers photoshopped the XO's face onto this and hung on the wardroom passageway bulletin board. the XO, an asian man, was widely considered to be rather pretty. Take that as you will.

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