The biggest news to come out of Indonesia lately is the blowback that Aceh’s decision to use the flag of the separatist group Gerakan Aceh Merdeka (Free Aceh Movement) as the province’s official flag. (You know that when the The NYTz, Crisis Group, *and* the Sydney Morning Herald all write about a story - it’s *trending*.)
Check out the underwhelming flag of San Sebastian (Donostia).
When I was first sent the link to this picture, I mistakenly took the flag to be only the blue square. Which, I thought would have made a great flag for the old libyan navy - you know, sticking with Qadaffi’s whole monochrome scheme. Alas, not the case. There’s a whole blank field here, swallowing up a blue canton. Why, oh why, do people ever think white flags are a good idea?
At least the basques have a (slightly) better flag to fall back on: the eye-watering, christmasy ikurrina.
Boguchar’s banners are not Bogus-char. Check ‘em!
What other town of <12,000 people has flags this badass? Simple colors, very graphic. Yes, that fox is taunting you. Bonus: check the mash-up of asiatic weaponry (lop-sided nunchucks, polearm) and the cadaceus!