In this alternate reality, the Portuguese colonial empire suffers a "rationalization" of administration, being divided in four big companies:
Brazil: administers the Portuguese America. Its coat of arms is the same attributed to the State of Brazil in Portuguese Renaissance armorials.
Guinea: administers the Portuguese possessions in the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic islands. Its coat of arms contains a scepter with a African head, associated with the title of "Lord of Guinea".
Congo: administers Portuguese Congo (Cabinda), Angola and the relationship with the Kingdom of Kongo. Its coat of arms is similar to that given by Portuguese kings to their vassal the Manikongo (king of Kongo).
Indies: Administers Portuguese possessions in East Africa and Asia. Its coat of arms is that of Lesser India, with field changed from purpure (?) to gules, with the chief of Greater India.
The Latin Union is an international organization of nations that use Romance languages, with the aim of protecting, projecting, and promoting the common cultural heritage of Latin peoples and unifying identities of the Latin, and Latin-influenced, world.
The official languages of the Latin Union are:
1. Catalan 2. French 3. Italian 4. Portuguese 5. Romanian 6. Spanish
For this design, "L" and "U" were repeated thrice (to represent the constituent languages) in the form of the Roman Eagle. The colors, red and gold, come from the Flag of Rome.
Update 7/7/13: The information below is now inaccurate due to changes made in the story since the posting of this flag.
Flag of the Sednan Oceanic Union, a fictional union between the nations of Atliania, Atlasai, Chobanti, Celetica, and Meiapan, the union was formed to prevent a 2nd Sednan War that was fought between Atliania and Meiapan in the 1950's over the control of Sivet/Katherine I Island and the Eva island chain, both of which were rich in natural resources and fertile volcanic soil. The SOU mostly functions as a way of settling any disputes between two or more of its member nations and proved to be very effective, though through its history it was faced with fairly minor issues and disputes and wouldn't be truly tested until 2025.
The Sednan Oceanic Union Self Defense Forces (SOUSDF) deal in military matters concerning non-member states, although the armed forces of the member states had rarely saw action throughout the period from 1959-2025, most operations consisted of dealing with terrorists and rebels on islands controlled by member states and with policing the Sednan oceanic coasts, as well as internal issues within the country that operated a force under the SOUSDF, that was until the imperial Ustian country of Railsan invaded Meiapan on August 17th, 2025.
The flag is an light orange-red the color of the flower that the emblem represents, a white stylized Tysynthium flower, it is very common on many of the islands in the Sednan Ocean, it's petals represent the five member states, a star at its center represents the union itself as a tie between the five nations which had deep histories populated by wars that took place during the Imperial Era and the early Industrial Era.
I am currently working on a story project seperate to the UEA, Rodinia, and Black Sun projects, though it is still in the planning stages and will not hinder any efforts in contributing to the other three projects. I am still working out the backstory of the SOU, its member states, and Railsan, as well as other countries that will play more minor roles, this even before creating a plot outline and characters.
Union Global is the largest corporation in the world in 2038 A.D., involved in everything from pharmaceuticals to defense contractors to Private Military Companies (PMCs). It controls enough territory to make it virtually a country in and of itself, with its own military to boot.
I tried to keep the logo simple, like a modern corporation would. The circle symbolizes the Earth, with the break in the middle (a primitive trick of the eye creates the illusion of a line going through its center) being the equator. The oversimplified representation of the Earth (unintentionally) reflects the company's view of the world as merely a market to be exploited. How utterly bourgeois The indigo blue (my favorite color) is representative of 'nobility' - a reflection of the company's view of itself as the new technological aristocracy.
What if, in a timeline identical to ours, each Yugoslavian socialist republic or socialist autonomous province adopted its own flag? The concept is based on the former Soviet republic flags, all based on same pattern.
SR Bosnia and Herzegovina: On first and fourth quarters, the fleur-de-lis representing the Bosniaks, that name this republic. On second quarter, the same insignia of SR Serbia flag, representing the Serbs, and the same checkered shield of SR Croatia, representing the Croats.
SR Croatia: The checkered pattern represent the Croats.
SR Macedonia: The Vergina Sun represents the Macedonian claim to belonging to same ethnicity of Alexander the Great. Yes, it would reply the same issue with the Greeks of our timeline.
SR Montenegro: "Montenegro", as well as its translation to many Slav languages, literally means "black mount", and it depicts the Chapel of Lovcén, used in SR Montengro coat of arms. An unofficial design with the golden lion rampant would have existed.
SR Serbia: The four fire steels are a traditional symbol of the Serbs, although the Yugoslavian socialist government usually removed the white cross between them.
SR Slovenia: This motif, with the Mount Triglav and the water, was yet used on Slovenian coat of arms.
SAP Kosovo: The Albanian eagle, but white rather than black (as a Yugoslavian statement against Albanian irredentism), with the flower motif of proposed Dardania flag on breast.
SAP Vojvodina: As in current Vojvodina flag, the stars represent the three regions of Vojvodina: Bačka, Banat and Srem.
Alternate history exercise, no political comment intended. Please, don't use this post to comment politics.
This is orb of Nepal. Orb, as I understood this concept, is rounded symbol of something, simple and recognizable. While flags are traditionally associated with countries, a thought to represent languages with orbs came to me. I created some orbs and added them in ZIP archive you can download. Here are orbs of some big languages. Try to guess which languages do they represent. (In ZIP there is answer.) There are 305 orbs in the ZIP for 295 languages. I listed all languages with ISO 639-1 code and all official languages. I also included some recognized languages, Venetian and Toonatopian whose flag I designed. This is my last deviation. I will upload my future works on imgur and list them here.