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Flags test

Sent around by a colleague. Who can name all these flags? (I could only manage three.) Helpful (or not) hints: only two of them are countries with seats at the UN one appeared as a national flag only this month two are Mediterranean
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Jun. 9th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
lebanon - black star on three stripes.

malaysia - second from the top - looks like US flag with one star

going to guess that the blue stripes one is macedonia.

and that is where i stop guessing
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)

I didnt even know that Liberia was a real country!

I was pretty close with malaysia though...
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Mostly guesses, but from the top with: Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Euskadi/Basque Country, Gascony?, Athos?, Montenegro, Transdniester?, Kurdistan?, Faroe Islands, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
The double-headed eagle 5 from bottom is Serbia.
The one that looks a little like Blue Peter *g* 4th down is St Pierre and Miquelon.
The bottom one is Northern Cyprus.
2nd down is Liberia.
2nd from bottom isn't Iceland, is it? ETA: no, I don't think it is, that's on dark blue IIRC. Ooh, the Faroes?
3rd from bottom, is that Iraq?

Hmm, what have I eliminated? One Med flag to go, and it's not Malta, Sardinia, Sicily, or obvious countries bordering the Med. Hmmm. Top one's obviously a colony/former colony of some kind - somewhere in the Caribbean? 3rd one down must belong to St Pierre or Miquelon or one of its constituent parts. 5th one down ought to be obvious, in a 'colony of' kind of way, and it's annoying me now. 4th from bottom - some former Soviet republic? Belarus?
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:23 pm (UTC)
3 - Liberia
4 - St Pierre et Miquelon
9 - Faroe Islands

Jun. 9th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
whoops - that's (2) - Liberia.
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
Without Wiki! Honest!
1. Hawaii
2. Liberia
3. ? Trinidad & Tobago? Mauritius?
4. Channel Islands? Isle of Man?
5. Greek Cyprus? No - definitely not that...hmmm...
6. Looks Imperial Russian ... Belorussia perhaps?
7. Turkmenistan, at a guess - or Maoist Nepal.
8. Syria? ... there are three identical flags with 1-3 stars as I recall.
9. Greenland? No, probably Estonia or Lithuania.
10. Turkish Cyprus.

How did I do?
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
Ok staring from #1 and leaving spaces when I don't know, I go for

1 Gibraltar (?)
2 Costa Rica (?) (I know their flag is similar to the US one, but not sure)
3 Basque?
4 (Hmmm, I should know that if my last one is right)
5 ?
6 Montenegro
7 Mongolia (?)
8 Syria (?) (or one of the former UAR states. Can't remember which had one star)
9 Iceland
10 Cyprus (Turkish Republic of North)

Now off to Wikipedia! :O)
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
The second one is Liberia, I'm pretty sure about that. I'm taking a guess that the fourth one is Portugal and the last one is...Turkey??
Jun. 9th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Eek! Fiendish!

Let's see... God, this is going to be embarrasing.

I'm going to guess that the one with Arabic writing is the Polisario Saharawi flag.

The one with the green diagonal cross and the white and red orthogonal crosses... Serbia? And the one with the small copy of the same next to the big ship, Montenegro?

The one with the crescent, I'm thinking one of the Central Asian Stans. Turkmenistan?

The hammer and sickle one. Nepalese Maoists?

The blue and white stripy one with the crown - Cyprus?

Red blue and white orthoganal crosses, in the Scandinavian sort of pattern - Faroe Islands?

Union Jack in the corner - British Virgin Islands?

Red, blue and white stripes with double-headed eagle. Yeek. Um, official pro-Russian Chechen flag? (My guesses are getting wilder and wilder)

Red and white stripes with white star on blue background - er, FARC?

Well, I'm guessing 0/10 for accuracy, but how much do I get for creativity?
Jun. 9th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
3. the Basque flag
6. appears to be the new flag of Montenegro
7. the former flag of the Byelorussian SSR
9. the Ǻland Islands flag
10. the flag of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
Jun. 9th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
Good God, I got at least one right. (Faeros). But aaaaagh! How could I miss the Basque one? Hmm, so what's the one with the mini Basque flag in the corner? Curiouser and curiouser.
Jun. 9th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
Number 2 I think is Liberia. (Wow, A-level Geography in comes in handy for something shock!!!)

No idea about number 4, though it's a beautiful flag! (I would hasten a guess that it is a colony/former colony/sister nation of number 3?) If I didn't know better, I would say it was one of the channel Islands, but I know it isn't (unless the Minquiers and Ecréhous islands have come up with their own flags now?)

6 has a very eastern-European/Baltic feel to it; makes me thing of places like Roumania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Yugoslavia, Croatia, Montenegro, somewhere in that neck of the woods. Can you tell I don't know it yet? ;)

The last one looks like the negative of the Turkish flag. Have they come up with a flag for the Turkish part of Cyprus?
Jun. 9th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
two are Mediterranean Those wouldn't be Liberia and the Faroes then? The rest have me stumped - pre-googlebrain-check anyway.

That last one is so like the Turkish flag's symbol that I am guessing there has to be a connection but that would be pure guesswork. I thought I knew the first one but then remembered that British Indian Ocean has wavy lines - grrr! Off to play the google game now.
Jun. 9th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC)
3 reasonable guesses, 4 less reasonable ones and 4 wild stabs in the dark
2 looks like Puerto Rico, 3 looks like the Basque flag. I think 5 is San Marino

6 looks like the Russian one, I think, but from what you're saying about one being a new country that could be the Montenegran flag. 8 could be Iran, 9 could be Greenland and 10 looks familiar but I can't place it, possibly Tunisia, going off the crescent and the colours used.

At a guess for 1, I'd say one of the Pacific islands, it could be Hawaii or the British Virgin Isles. 4, if 3 is the Basque country could be for the part of France that's on the border with that part of Spain or the part of Spain that's abutting France. 7 could be Mongolia at a really wild guess, or former USSR republic.
Jun. 9th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
1 Republic of Hawai'i
2 Liberia
4 St. Pierre & Miquelon
5 Seborga
6 Serbia
8 Somaliland
9 Faroe Islands
10 Northern Cyprus
Jun. 9th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
All I can get are Hawaii, Liberia, Serbia and Moldavia. And I cheated on Moldavia, I wiki'd for soviet states and looked at all the flags.
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