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Mediterranean Kingdom flag by SalesWorlds Mediterranean Kingdom flag by SalesWorlds
A flag I designed for the Mediterranean Kingdom in 1750 CE.

This kingdom is based on an alternative-history country formed after the marriage of Charles II of Spain and Maria Luisa of Savoy. Their union gave birth to Charles III of the Habsburg House, so the War of the Spanish Succession after which the Bourbon dynasty took the Spanish throne never occurred.

The ambition of Charles III over the Mediterranean made him arrange an agreement with the Republic of Genoa in 1715. After this, the Pope crowned him Imperator and yielded all the papal territories to the kingdom. It was a matter of time until Tuscany was taken and merged almost the whole italian peninsula. The Republic of Venice gave support during the military campaign in exchange of help from the new kingdom at the war against the Ottomans, in order to maintain the control over the Adriatic Sea, but was reticent about joining under the flag of Charles III.

In the flag, the Cross of Burgundy representing the Habsburgs from Spain evolved in a cross made of the Aragon flag. The old kingdom of Aragon owned the majority of the Mediterranean territories, so Charles III thought the new flag should acknowledge this. The coat of arms represents the territories united under the crown: Naples, Aragon, Sicily, León, Castille, Portugal, Savoy, Milan, Navarre, Granada and Toscana. The crown is the imperial one. A laurel wreath surrounds the coat, representing the ambition over the Mediterranean inspired by the Roman Empire.
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TheKo9IsAlive Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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stage7 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
That is an awesome CoA! Does a "civil flag" variant exist at this time?
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
The civil flag could be the one without CoA. I'll upload it later.
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TheKo9IsAlive Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :D
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SalesWorlds Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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