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Hanseatic League Flag

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My entry for Flag Challenge #60: "Ahoy, Deutschland!" on AlternateHistory.com

The challenge:
"Scenario A:

Design the flag of a state in North Europe formed out of a centralized Hanseatic League.

Scenario B:

Design a flag for a colony founded by the Hanseatic League (that means no Klein-Venedig, since that was a Fugger colony), that has declared independence."

I went with scenario A.

I have yet to think up a proper story for it, but it would probably involve medieval Hanseatic "aircogs" or something along those lines.

The flag itself is nothing fancy, but I am quite happy with my version of the Lübeck eagle. All the official/semi-official versions are kind of hideous, so I edited the silhouetted version of the eagle of the Duchy of Prussia into the two-headed eagle of Lübeck instead.

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Hi, I was just wondering how you make your flags. What kind of program do you use?
MatthewJabezNazarioA's avatar
What's the capital of the Hanseatic League?
Rarayn's avatar
Lübeck is the capital of the Hanseatic League.
mdc01957's avatar
Looking pretty snappy right there!

Also nice to see more of your stuff!
Rarayn's avatar
Thanks!

Expect more soon.
zalezsky's avatar
Rarayn's avatar
Figured you might. :D
zalezsky's avatar
oh god this is amazing
Rarayn's avatar
Glad you liked it! It's nothing special when you think about it - there's a limit to how many flag configurations are possible with an eagle as the centrepiece - but it works well enough for the Hansa.
zalezsky's avatar
true but the presentation is all that matters!
NivekVonBeldo's avatar
Very nice flag, maybe can use if Hanza create a proto north german confederation.
Rarayn's avatar
Thanks.

Could certainly work for a Lübeck-centric sort of North German Confederation, yeah.
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