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Could somebody please make me a map with these specifications?
Hey, I am going to need a flag for a technocratic country. I would prefer the flag is somewhat simple (no need to go Libya simple) and uses blue, and generally cool colors. This is the current flag of the nation, so it would be nice if the new one at least was somewhat similar to this.
 
Here's a map with flags!

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The Japanese flags seem a bit wrong. For the "empire" of Japan, I would have gone with the old imperial flag with the rays. The version without rays has strong ties to post-imperial rule. Of course, the idea that the USA would back the emperor at all seems weird, given US priorities.

And the socialist Japan flag also seems odd, because it includes yellow. That colour doesn't really have any association with Japan-the-nation-state in terms of its own heraldry.
 
The Japanese flags seem a bit wrong. For the "empire" of Japan, I would have gone with the old imperial flag with the rays. The version without rays has strong ties to post-imperial rule. Of course, the idea that the USA would back the emperor at all seems weird, given US priorities.

And the socialist Japan flag also seems odd, because it includes yellow. That colour doesn't really have any association with Japan-the-nation-state in terms of its own heraldry.
Actually the flag often erroneously referred to as "the imperial flag" was just the Naval flag/ensign (if centered the army flag). And Japan being a highly militarized society and a nation basically made of islands, the naval flag was seen about as often as the national flag.

Japan's flag hasn't really changed since the Japanese Empire was formed. And in fact the the symbol of a red disk on a white flag dates to the 8th century, and could be seen as the world's oldest flag still in use.

As for the Communist flag, who knows. Red and Yellow don't have much to do with any nation, its associated with the ideology and rather than ethnicity or nation. The Japanese Communist Part founded in 1922 used this flag until 1972
http://socio13.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/jp_pc1.gif
However I don't know the origins of the old flag.
 
Super-super-super cool, Dorozhand! Please continue the series! Especially cool: East and West Switzerland, that's the first time I saw a divided Switzerland!
 
The French Syndicate of the Common Man.

They are an omni-plebeianist state (think communism but with a barter system). In omni-plebeianism there three divisions for the skills of people in life; Labor (the pitchfork), Authority (the gladius), and Guidance (the Cross). The symbol used (sans the fleur-de-lis) is the symbol for European omni-plebeian states.

The fleur-de-lis shows the particular people of the nation to be the French. ITTL, after the ousting of the Bourbons by the even more oppressive House of Ivrea (who had joined the Kingdom of France as rulers of Burgundy by helping the Prince of France depose his father) the fleur-de-lis often became a simple of revolt and the French People.

The five pronged sun is the other common symbol of omni-plebeianism. "All are equal under the sun" and all that. The five rays represent the Five Wants of the Common Man: Liberté (Freedom for himself and kin), Unité (Unity with his Neighbor and People), Égalité (Equality between himself, his allies, and his enemy), Vérité (Truth in all things, so no Man is ignorant of the World), and Fierté (Pride in his Work, his Contribution, and his People)

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