The Flag of The Cimbrian AllianceEditThe Flag of the Cimbrian Alliance is based on many of the events which led to the establishment of their Alliance.The White background represents the snow and ice which is common in almost every constituent Kingdom of that Country. The red represents the blood spilled in the Second War for the North which ended with the independence of the Eighteen Kingdoms and Three Principalities of the Alliance. The Lion represents ferocity and the militaristic priority made by the leaders of the Alliance to secure their new sovereignty. The rampant stance of the lion represents the willingness of the people of their country to fight and the twin tails represents their ability and uniqueness to the world. The open mouth and outward tongue represent the screaming spirit of power in the people of the Cimbrian Alliance. The three crosses above the head of the lion represent the three martyrs who were crucified in Scythia after starting a rebellion to take over the government of that Province. These were the Venedi who led this early battle and their names were Spurius Virginius, Cnaeus Postumius, and Manlius Atratinus. Posthumously they were given the Nordic names of Sedric, Cuthbert and Marvin. The Crown represents the High King of the Cimbrian Alliance, who is elected by the leaders of each of the constituencies. Counting the two ends of the tails there are twenty-one tufts of fur on the lion, representing each of the constituencies of the Alliance.
The Flag of The Second Han DynastyEdit
The Flag of the Second Han Dynasty starts with a red background. The Color Red is lucky in the mythology of the Sinican People. The Dragon, similarly, is also a symbol of good luck.The Sun over the dragon represents the rising of the Sinincans, after a long state of war, from their ashes. There are twelve rays from this sun and each represents an animal of the Chinese Zodiac. The Five Stars below represent the Kingdom of Bei, the Kingdom of Nan, The United Kingdom of Sinica and both parts of the Song-Tang Commonwealth. There are forty-nine spikes of fur on the dragon's back and tail and this number times the fiver stars plus the nine tufts on the dragon's chin equals 254, the number of duchies at the start of the Second Han Dynasty. The Taijitu (yin-yang symbol) above the dragon's mouth represents peace and enlightenment according to the religion of Confucius.
The Flag of The Empire of JapanEdit
The Flag of the Empire of Japan is centered on a red sun. Again we see the use of Red as a lucky color in the culture of East Asia. Also, the name of Japan in the characters they adopted from Sinica literally means 'root of the sun'. Because the Islands of Japan are east of Sinica and the sun rises in the east, the Sinicans determined that the sun originate in Japan. The Japanese took this name happily and made an identity out of it. The Sixteen Rays emanating from the central disc in the middle of the field represent many different things. Most notably is the fact that the Japanese Empire emanates into all directions in Asia.
The Flag of The Empire of the MauryaEdithe Flag of the Maurya Empire was adopted after Great Shaman Harishchandra became the Samraat of the Empire. The Swastika in the center represents the religion of Hinduism, which became the official religion of the Empire after the ascension of Harishchandra. The two brown bands on the interior of the flag represent the connection ot the earth and the orange color bands on the outside represent the traditional color of India. The Swastika itself represents the life-giving rays of the sun and the yellow color represents the radiance of the New Maurya. The White bands in between the colored ones represents purity and righteousness.
The Flag of The Srivijaya EmpireEdit
The Srivijaya Empire was established for the purpose of being a client state of the Japanese Empire. Its flag was designed to be similar to that of the Japanese with some key differences. The Sun in the Center is white and emits black rays and there are thirteen rays radiating from the center. The Black Border represents war and victory in the culture of South East Asia. The name Srivijaya means 'radiant victory' hence its emphasis on victory and radiance.
The Flag of The Empire of TibetEditThe Empire of Tibet was a state in between the Second Han Dynasty's Empire and the Maurya Empire in the Himalayan Mountains and the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetans were intensely influenced by the Buddhist religion which moved into that area through the Srivijaya Empire which and Maurya who moved both of them out due to their differences in beliefs. The Buddhist religion had many symbols, among them were the lotus and the unending knot. The knot was actually a Hindu symbol, as was the lotus, but it was adopted by the Buddhists and the Thenmobists who both originated in India. The lotus, a symbol of beauty, peace, purity, is featured in the center of the flag. The knot represents the shared belief in Thenmobism, Hinduism, and Buddhism which is the belief in reincarnation. The end of each of these religions is the achievement of nirvana or a separation from the cycle of reincarnation.The dot and the scroll underneath the flower are representations of the movement of the Tibetans from their center and out into different directions. The scroll represents the writings of Buddhist teachers as well. The color black represents the darkness from which the Empire emerged and went through to be established. The red-orange color represents the typical cloaks which monks wear mixed with the blood from the wars which established the Tibetan Empire.
The Flag of The Khmer KingdomEditThe Kingdom of Khmer was established after rebellion agains the Srivijaya Empire. The layout of the Flag is a Red background with an orange lotus in the center. The color red represents not only the blood of people who died to keep the Srivijaya from taking their land back but it also represents the fire in the city of Angkor Thom which was the first violent act against the Srivijaya Empire. The lotus flower represents the blossoming of not only the Khmer people from the Srivijaya but also of the Thai, Cham and Lao people. The lotus flower also represents concepts like Buddhism as well as peace and independence. The Khmer wanted to make themselves as different as they could from the Srivijaya and adopted the intellectual ideas of the Sinicans as well as the more peaceful form of Buddhism which was driven out of both India and the Srivijaya Islands. The rejection of Srivijaya also entailed a rejection of Thenmobism, the religion of the Srivijaya.
The Flag of The Thai KingdomEditThe area which fell under the control of the Thai after they gained their independence was a strategic and powerful naval base. The Thai, who had always been experienced in sea movement, inherited this after a hostile takeover of that naval base. Similar to the Khmer, the Thai adopted a new banner to represent themselves but chose a flag with diagonal waves. The white waves represented sea foam and the blue background was an obvious influence of the ocean. The Thai and the Khmer were the largest of the new states of the Peninsula but the would not remain allies for long. Pretty soon, without the interdependence which came with being part of the same nation, the daily life of the Thai, and all other peoples on the peninsula, became harder. However, the naval powers of the Thai won them much more cohesion than the Khmer had. These gains allowed the Andaman Sea to become controlled by the Thai as well as the islands which separated it from the Bay of Bengal. The Thai and the Maurya became close partners after independence but this would fade.
The Flag of The United Kingdom of Lao-ChamEditAfter the establishment of the Kingdoms of Lao and the Kingdom of Champa both needed more protection from the larger Empires around them than they could have gained alone. Champa and Lao, being small players on the political stage of Asia, joined together for their own mutual interests. The Flag of this United Kingdom represents this merger. The Two dragons on the sides represent, obviously, the dual nature of their Country. This feature shows itself not only in the fact that they are a Kingdom which used to be two separate Kingdoms but also in the dual nature of the politics of these countries. The Cham were a peaceful people and played no role in the slaughter of Srivijaya people or in the war on Sumatra against the Maharajah. Champa had bee a state before the Srivijaya took them over and wanted to return to that status, with a little violence as possible as it was not in their nature to do so. The Lao, however, were a very belligerent people compared to the Cham. They caused more suffering and death to the Srivijaya supporters after their establishment then any of the other Kingdoms, though there were more Srivijaya in the Kingdoms of the Khmer and Thai. The Color Red represents luck and the color Blue represents the sea in the culture of the United Kingdom of Lao-Cham and their joining protected them from takeover by larger Empires such as the Japanese or Sinica.
The Flag of The Province of AngliaEditThe Flag of the Province of Anglia begins with a White background representing the purity and also the connection to snow which the Angli have. On top of the White Background is a Red Cross which is in remembrance of the Venedi Martyrs. Three Generals led a rebellion against the Government of the Province of Scythia with teh backing of the Cimbri. These three Martyrs were identified with by the Angli and the cross became a symbol for the revolution of the Anglians against the Province of Britannia. Though the Venedi formed part of the Cimbrian Alliance and the Angli refused to join the Cimbri in any endeavour they both had an appreciation and remembrance for their sacrifice. The Angli were the first of any Province to bring a flag to the Roman Empire. It was at first a controversial move because the Cross was a symbol of the Cimbrians. Though Flags did get accepted in the Empire.
The Flag of The Province of CantabriaEditCantabria was a Province in the Roman Empire which was established in the year 1212 (459 AD) with the death of the Governor of Hispania, Serronatus Littumaris Elvorix. After the end of the Second War for the North, the new Emperor Sergius stopped the violence which had erupted in that Province and began to control it directly as an Imperial Province. The Flag of this new Province had a dark maroon background to represent the dried blood in their Province. This displayed not only that this Province was established by teh blood of people who made the ultimate sacrifice for it but also that the blood had dried and that violence no longer plague their land. The Central stripe is black with white borders to contrast the Dark Maroon background. Black represented the fertility of the soil in Cantabria. The Three White Circles represent the three main ethnic groups of the Province, being the Cantabri, the Asturi and the Gallaeci. The Line between them shows their unity into one Province.
The Flag of the Province of ValenciaEditValencia was another one of the Provinces established in what was the Province of Hispania. After the revolution Valencia was not very effected by the violence which took its toll on so many of the other Post Hispanian Provinces This is why the color red is not featured in the Flag of the Valenci. Rather, most of the colors of the Valenci represented the actual land of the Province rather than its people. The Color Green, signifying the forests and the hope which the Valenci had for their future makes up the bottom portion of the Flag. In the middle is a white stripe which represents the purity and innocence which the Valenci claimed in the violence on the Iberian Peninsula. On top was a streak of black which showwed not only the fertile soil of the country but also their mining communities and the memery of those who died in the other Provinces. Lastly, in the center is a stylized anchor to represent the centrality of Ports and the Navy in the economy of the Empire. The sea faring Valenci people depended highly on the trade they received with the other Provinces on the Mediterranean as well as the focus which Valenci was for naval movements into teh Iberian Peninsula from the Mediterranean Sea. The anchor also made up for the decision of not having the color blue on their flag to represent the sea.
The Flag of the Province of Catalonia=EditCatalonia was anotehr Province of the Iberian Peninsula which focused heavily on trade. However the border which Catalonia shared with the Gallic Provinces gave it routes to Provinces like Aquitania, Narbonensis, Francia and other Provinces which were easier to get to by land than by sailing all around the Iberian peninsula. Also the coasts of Catalonia made it ideal for sea-based trade as well. Catalonia held the former capital of Hispania and as such suffered the first blows of the violence after the death of Governor Elvorix. To drive the rebellion out of their province the General of the Army, based in Tarraco (Tarragona) the Capital, took his shield, which was colored gold, and some of the blood of Governor Elvorix on his fingers, except the thumb, and streaked them down the shield. This made what would become the Flag of Catalonia. The Gold represents the wealth of the country and the red of course is blood.
The Flag of The Province of IbriaEditIbria was another of the Post-Hispania Provinces. This one was near the center of the Iberian Peninsula and was established by the Ibri People of the Iber River (Ebro River). The Iberians, like the other new Provinces, adopted a new flag. Its colors reflected the establishment of this new Province. The Shape of the Flag, a very unique shape, was new to the designs of the other Provincial Flags. The Diamond in the center of the flag represents the place of Ibria on the Iberian Peninsula. The Blue crooked around this diamond in all four directions represents the Iber River, the central trade route of the Ibri people. The red around this river reflects the blood spilled for the independence of this province. Also the heavily forested areas of Ibria suffered greatly due to fires started by some of their enemies, this also could be reflected by the red in this flag. Lastly, the forests which were jsut mentioned are shown in the green patches making up most of the flag.
The Flag of The Province of OccitaniaEditOccitania was established by an immigrant group who came from Aquitania after the Frankish Revolution. The people of Occitania had a long history but after their independence they chose a new flag to represent themselves. They chose the cross. The cross was a symbol of rebellion. It was controversial after the Second war for the North but the Occitani stylized their cross differently. The shape of the cross refelects the geography and location of this new province. The Occitani cross had four curved angles making up the central angles of the cross. They are meant to represent the curved coast of the Occitanian Province. The lower angle represents the lower coast which the Occitani actual control and the upper angle represents the Southern French coast into the Bay of Biscay which the Occitani originated from. On the ends of each outreaching parts of the cross are three spheres which represent the globe of the Earth, which the Occitani wanted to control. The equal lengths of the arms of the cross signifies the difference between the cross design of the Crimbrians. The Color red of the background represents fire, rather than blood, because of the fires started in attempts to take the Occitani lands. The gold of the cross represents, as one can imagine, the wealth of the Occitani.
The Flag of The Province of ToletiaEditThe Flag of the Toleti reflects many aspects of this new Province established after the death of Hispania. The Toleti were central to teh building of ships for the Roman navy and had some of the oldest and strongest wood forests of the Empire. Hence, the color blue represents not only the Ocean, but also the navy and the River Tagus which was the lifeline of the Toleti. The Color green represents these vast forests and the farland of this province. The large symbol in the center is made of three crosses turned around each other to create a twelve armed almost circular symbol. It serves to represent the martyrs of the Venedi who partially inspired the revolutionaries in Hispania, though the Toleti did not want independence from Rome but from Hispania. The largeness of this symbol also represents the size of the province which was the largest of any of the Post-Hispanian Provinces.
The Flag of The Kingdom of ChattiaEditThe flag of Chattia was one of the flags of the Germanic Kingdoms of the Cimbrian Alliance. The Province of chattia is reflected in the design of the flag. Unlike many other flags even the length of this symbol of the Kingdom is important. The design of this flag is that its length should appear much greater than its height. this represents the long territory which Chattia has with little hinterland. The blue background represents not only the blue of the ocean but also the sky over Chattia which was commented on as being the most brilliant in the world. The color gold on the cross represent the importance of the ports of the city in the Kingdom and the centrality of the merchant class and the wealth they bring, in gold primarily. The cross became a symbol of the Norse Polytheistic religion after the crucifixion of the Venedi generals for leading a revolt against the Roman Empire. the ends of the cross represent the fixing of the Kingdom of Chattia to all directions of the world and the eagle in the center is very important. The Central circle represents ports, which spread out in a circle from the harbor usually. The eagle represents the fact that the King of Chattia was also made Grand Duke of the Germanic Kingdoms, meaning that he represented and could coordinate with the other kings to make decisions about the fiver Germanic Kingdoms. Each of the five Germanic Kingdoms is represented by a feather on the tail of the eagle, which itself represents strength. The Kingdoms of Burgundia, Chattia, Frisia, Chumavia and Cherussia make up this Grand Duchy. The Fourteen feathers on the wings of the eagle as well as the five on the tail and the two small ones which appear behind the eagle above the five tail feathers add up to twenty-one, the number of Kingdoms in the Cimbrian Alliance.
The Flag of The Kingdom of Cimbria=EditThe Flag of the Kingdom of Cimbria was very similar to the flag of the Cimbrian Alliance. The three red crosses represent the bloody crosses of the Venedi martyrs, just as they do on the Flag of the Cimbrian Alliance. The Lion, also like the one on the flag of the Alliance, represents ferocity. You may notice that the lion on the Kingdom's Flag is facing the opposite side and has only one tail. The black color of the Lion is also meant to depict seriousness and reliability that this Kingdom shall stand. The Black bar on the right of the flag makes the same statement. The crown above the lion is the crown of the King of Cimbria and a representation of the supremacy of the Cimbrian Kingdom in the Alliance, and the world in their view. The blue bar on the left of the flag depict the connection the Cimbri have with the waters of the Mare Suebicum (Baltic) and the Mare Scandinavius (Sea of Norway). The whiteness in the center represents the snow of the North and the purity which the cimbri felt about themselves.
The Flag of The Kingdom of FrisiaEditThe Flag of the Frisians was the first of the Flags in the Cimbrian Alliance to start the theme of the sideways cross. The Frisi flag, like many of the other Cimbrian Alliance flags, had a cross to represent the venedi martyrs which were the precursors to the Independence of these Kingdoms. There were three crosses layered on top of each other on the flag. The yellow cross, the thinnest and on the top, represents wealth and marchants as well as one of the three martyrs. The second cross is red and represents blood and sacrifice as well as the second martyr. Next the white cross, the representation of the third martyr, also depicts the rather cold climate of the Frisian Kingdom and the purity of their intention. Lastly, the blue background represents the ports and waters around the Kingdom which were an essential part of the Frisian economy.
The Flag of The Kingdom of BurgundiaEditThe flag of Burgundia was another of the Kingdoms influenced by the design of the Frisian Flag. The cross, again, represents the Venedi martyrs. However there were only two crosses here. The yellow cross on the forefront represents wealth and trade being vibrant in the Kingdom and the White cross behind it is snow and purity as well as a symbol of their faith in the Norse polytheistic religion which placed great emphasis on the color white. The black backgroud represented the many coal mines which existed in the Kingdom of Burgundia and formed the backbone of the economy for the Germanic Kingdoms which was hurt tremendously by the separation of the production areas from their ports, a system which made a firm and robust economy in the Province of Germania.
The Flag of The Kingdom of CherussiaEdithe Flag of Cherussia was another of the Germanic Kingdoms. The black background was the symbol of the coal resources of their Province, as it was in Burgundia. The Cherussian's most notable feature was their connection to the interior sea of the lowlands. This cured natural port was one of the origins of the shape of the cross in the center. The cross itself was the representation of the Venedi martyrs. The circle represents the centering of the Germanic Kingdoms on the Germanic reigon, which was a feature held by all the Kingdoms with regards to themselves. The four divisions on the inside of the circle are also rumored torepresent the four Dukes of the Kingdom. Lastly, the orange color represents the endurance of the Kingdom through tough times. Lastly was the shape of the Kingdom as being longer than it was wide and the flag also having this quality in proportinos.
The Flag of The Kingdom of ChumaviaEditThe Flag of Chumavia was another of the Frisian influenced flags. The background of this flag is the purity, Norse polytheistic faith, and snow which is common in this Kingdom. The Chumavian crosses were black, blue, and red but their layering was somewhat of a puzzle when one looks at it. There is a black band around the blue cross on the outside giving the illusion that it continues from the black cross within the blue one. This was not the design and serves for the purpose of separating the sea from the cloudy sky also held in the meaning of the white background. The black cross was on top of the blue cross and together represented the first two of the martyrs of the Venedi. Black represented the serious nature of this Kingdom and the death which it took to establish it. The last martyr is represented in a red cross which is surrounded by white bands to again present an illusion to the viewer as well as separate the blood of the people from the death of their soldiers. The flag of Chumavia was one of the more complicated ones and was flown very often in and in many parts of the Kingdom.
The Flag of The Kingdom of SemnoniaEditSemnonia was a Prussian Kingdom and was one of the few without the cross being its main design. The blue background represents the waters of the Albis (Elbe) river and the coasts of the Kingdom. the six balck bars on the edges represent the six peoples of Semnonia and the six duchies. The yellow backgrounds in between represents the wealth in which they all unite. The ornate crest in the middle represents the feathers of the bird of freedom, and the eagle of strength resides only therein. The red shield represents the blood of the people and the three tipped cross was a representation of the martyrs. The two heads of the eagle represent the dominance which Semnonia desired from both east and west. The crowns on top of the eagles heads represented Kings Bjorn and his son Bjorn II. The Battlement on top of the crest in the center of the flag represented the city of Hevelirst (Potsdam) and its defense. Lastly the fact that Semnonia was longer than it was wide is represented in the shape of the flag.
The Flag of The Kingdom of RuggiaEditRuggia was a Prussian Kingdom in The Cimbrian Alliance which was divided into four Duchies along the borders of four different groups of people who resided therein. The cross design of the Cimbrian Kingdoms reflects the sacrifice of the Venedi, an act which led directly to the establishment of all the Kingdoms of the Cimbrian Alliance. The style of the cross of Ruggia was borrowed from Chattia, which had the same sort of cross. Ruggia was the head of the Grand Duchy of Prussian Kingdoms, as Chattia was for the Germanic Kingdoms. This symbol became synonymous with the Kingdom which was the seat of a Grand Duke of a group of Kingdoms in the Empire. The color of the flag, with the white background and the red cross and circle are meant to reflect the spilling of blood on the snow of this region. The circle around the four arms of the cross represent the unity of the four Duchies into one Kingdom.
The Flag of The Kingdom of LangobardiaEditLangobardia was the third of the Prussian Kingdoms and was the last of any of the Kingdoms to gain a King. Rather than have a single monarch the deep divides in Langobardia were nota able to be surmounted. The two sects of tribes in that Kingdom, the Hundings and the Wulfings, were not going to be able to unite around a single person so the High King of the Cimbrian Alliance forced the Langobards to accept two. This is the origin of the two headed eagle style which was used by the Langobards. In the background is a white floor, whcih represetned the climate and the purity of their people. On the edges of that were two black stripes which represent the location of the Kingdom of Langobardia in between the river Albis (Elbe) and the River Vistula The redness of the eagle represents the blood of the Langobard tribes spilled not only to make them independent but also to keep them together.
The Flag of The Kingdom of SuebiaEditSuebia was one of the most northern of the Kingdoms of the Cimbrian Alliance. It was also one of the largest. the Suebians focused intensely on their trade network on the Baltic Sea. Because of this as well as the lakes which dotted the inside of the Kingdom the central cross of the flag was blue representing this sea and these lakes. underneath this cross was a white one, representing the snow and ice common in the landscape of Suebia. Under that was a red cross representing blood and honor. Lastly, the orange background which represents not only luck but also strength in the cultures of this Kingdom. The Kingdom of Suebia was one of the more diverse Kingdoms. It contained many different tribes which had their own Duchies inside of the Kingdom. This diversity was also represented in the many different colors of the flag coming together to make one symbol for their Kingdom. Here again we see the use of the Venedi martyrs crucifixion in the flag of a Kingdom of the Cimbrian Alliance.
The Flag of The Kingdom of Fennia=EditFennia was a Kingdom which was separated from the Kingdom of Suebia after an invasion by a group of tribes into the city of Livsisch (Riga), the capital of Suebia. The colors of this city were the color orange, the color of luck and fortitude in the culture of this region. That is why this flag is set to an orange background. The blue color on top of the orange represents the sea, which was central to the economic life of this Kingdom. Also featured is a cross which represents the Venedi martyrs who were essential to establishing any of the Cimbrian Kingdoms. Inside of this cross is a circle which represents the unity of the several tribes now living in Fennia instead of being separated. The four sections inside of the circle represent the four duchies of the Kingdom.
The Flag of The Kingdom of AestiaEditAestia was another of the Scythian Kingdoms of the Cimbrian Alliance. Aestia was the only Scythian Kingdom which bordered the sea. Thus, the background color of the Aestian Flag is blue, representing their emphasis on ports. There were three crosses on top of each other in the same design as some other flags of the Cimbrian Alliance Kingdoms. The color black on the back represents the death from the establishing of this Kingdom. The color red similarly represents the color of the blood of people to establish this new Kingdom. Lastly the color of wealth and gold, yellow, makes the top cross. The designs of these crosses, being placed in the center instead of off to the side, represents the centrality of the city of Königsberg and its suburbs. The cross itself represents the martyred Venedi Generals, there were three of them which is why there are three crosses.