Flag Friday: Royal Standard of Scandinavia past times Unknown

There is a pop alternate history trope (which I considered doing for Trope Talk) where the nations of Scandinavia (and peradventure a few other states around the Baltic Sea) unite to cast i nation. There is historical precedent for this inwards the cast of the Kalmar Union, a personal wedlock that joined nether a unmarried monarch the 3 kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden (then including Finland), in addition to Kingdom of Norway (plus its colonies). Legally the countries remained divide sovereign states, simply amongst their domestic in addition to unusual policies beingness directed past times a mutual monarch. As you lot may know, it didn’t final in addition to today the countries are all divide states.

Alternate historians, however, convey speculated on multiple ways these Nordic countries could convey larn i nation (and exclusively occasionally did they convey to nuke the world to laissez passer on it). I assume this was what the creator of this flag was doing when he or she created the “Royal Standard of Scandinavia“:

Although posted past times a “Luddicus” on the Vexillology subreddit, I can’t say amongst certainty if he or she was the creator. The flag was tagged every bit “Fictional” and, if I empathise the rules currently, that is used when posting a flag that you lot did non create. Regardless of who created, it is a good designed flag that assist captures some of the elements of the flags from that region. Two commentators pointed out that the flag reminded them of the Confederate United States of America and Novorossiya, simply I soundless mean value you lot tin come across the flags from the actual nations inwards at that spot every bit well.

That beingness said, I sort of similar the persuasion of a united Scandinavia stretching to the Black Sea in addition to North America…

Honorable elevate this calendar week goes out to the “Flag of the Minoan Empire” past times Sam McDonald in addition to don’t forget to cheque his recent edition of The Audio File.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder in addition to editor of , a blogger on Amazing Stories and a Sidewise Awards for Alternate History judgeWhen non writing he plant every bit an attorney, enjoys life amongst his beautiful married adult woman Alana in addition to prepares for the 24-hour interval when go betwixt parallel universes becomes a reality. You tin follow him on FacebookTwitter and YouTube. Learn how you lot tin back upwards his alternate history projects on Patreon.

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