Former Flags

Name the countries, current and former, that once used these flags.
In some cases, it was not the only flag in use
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Last updated: March 15, 2018
First submittedMarch 14, 2018
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(1777–1795)
(1211–?)
(1959–1990)
(1923–1991)
(1889–1912)
(1868–1921)
(1971–1972)
(1882–1910)
(1928–1994)
(1941–1974)
(1430–1806)
(1855–1893)
(1496–?)
(1916–1951)
(1836–1846)
(1977–2011)
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Level 76
Mar 14, 2018
Good one!
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Level 75
Mar 15, 2018
One of the better quizzes on the site! There's probably enough fodder out there for a sequel, yes?
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Level 35
Mar 20, 2018
Yes
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2018
I believe that Thailand should technically be listed here as Siam. Per some quick research on Wikipedia, it was officially referred to as Siam for all or most of the period you list in the quiz.
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Level 89
Mar 15, 2018
Agreed. I typed Siam and it didn't work.
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Level 28
Jul 3, 2018
not to me
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Level 69
Mar 15, 2018
Yes, this really needs to be changed, it is confusing
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2018
Accept Siam for Thailand?
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Level 68
Mar 15, 2018
I knew it was an older flag and my first thought was that it'd be listed under Siam.
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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2018
Siam will work now
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Level 64
Mar 15, 2018
Fascinating quiz!!!
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2018
Can you please accept Abyssinia? That was what it was known back then.
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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2018
Ok
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Level 80
Mar 15, 2018
Spain has definitely upgraded their flag.
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2018
Agreed. The old one kinda looks like crossed tire tracks.
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Level 20
Jul 3, 2018
Seriously
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Level 87
Jul 6, 2018
Should've been Evel Knievel's logo.
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Level 61
Sep 1, 2019
It kinda looks like a variation of the flag of Alabama.
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Level 55
Sep 12, 2022
Arguably the Burgundy Cross was never really the national flag of Spain, as its use predated the concept of a national flag, and it continued to be used alongside the quartered Castille-Aragon flag until the first version of the current red-yellow-red tricolour was introduced. But I really am nitpicking there.
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Level 39
Mar 17, 2018
You Know Everything. You Even My Favourite Game [Minecraft]..;.
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Level 39
Mar 17, 2018
Frances Flags weird
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Level 35
Mar 20, 2018
Its the flag of the French Monarchy which was obviously used as the flag of the Kingdom of France too. The Fleur de Lis - also features on the royal emblem of the British Monarchy to show its French heritage.
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2018
More like their claim to the French throne. English, and then British, monarchs claimed the French throne for centuries, from the 14th century until (stretching my knowledge now) the early 19th century.
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2018
I love how creative libyas flag was
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Level 65
Jul 2, 2018
I love how easy it is to color.
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Level 72
Jul 2, 2018
It was pretty iconic in its own way...even back when I didn't know that many flags, I always remembered Libya...it was so simple and easy to remember. "The all green one."
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Level 87
Aug 12, 2018
Go into JoAnn's Fabrics and ask for half a yard of green and you too can fly the flag of Libya.
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Level 46
Dec 21, 2021
Interestingly, I believe it was also the shortest blazon in the world (and perhaps the shortest possible): Vert
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Level 77
Jul 2, 2018
I hope I'm not the only one that tried "Greenland" for the last flag.
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Level 41
Jul 2, 2018
Yes, you are. Sorry, though.
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Level 84
Jul 2, 2018
Hey, Greenland could totally take it now that Libya isn't using it anymore!
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Level 41
Jul 3, 2018
Good point, @cornflakesfu! We could really use easy flags like that one.
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Level 87
Jul 6, 2018
Nice.
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Level 53
Jul 2, 2018
Please accept Spanish Empire!
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Level 59
Jul 5, 2018
Because typing Spain is too difficult or time consuming? :-)
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Level 50
Jul 2, 2018
Nice quiz !

Most of these flags are better than now.

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Level 46
Jul 3, 2018
China should switch back to their old flag...way cooler
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Level 87
Jul 6, 2018
It would encourage too many tattooed bikers and ironic facial hair types to immigrate.
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Level 90
Sep 25, 2019
pretty hard to draw though
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Level 70
Oct 19, 2021
I mean, Bhutan has a pretty great flag with a dragon on it too.
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Level 61
Jul 4, 2018
I guessed Ayutthaya and Burgundy.
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Level 87
Jul 6, 2018
The dates are a great clue for anyone who knows the timeline of national relations.
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Level 28
Dec 10, 2020
I was convinced Tibet's flag was something to do with Arizona
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Level 57
Jan 27, 2021
Could Spanish Empire be accepted? That's what I most commonly associate with that flag. Yes, I am an idiot for not just saying Spain
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2021
I like Libya's new flag better...
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Level 41
Feb 20, 2021
ah yes, green rectangle
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Level 66
Mar 1, 2021
That Bangladesh flag is an abomination
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Level 67
Mar 7, 2021
Definitely one of my favorite quizzes on this site! The old South African flag is really nice (Besides the policies which it stood for obv).
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Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
Libyan Congress or something

"We need ideas for our flag"

"GREEN"

"Perfect!"

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Level 41
May 24, 2021
xD
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Level 48
Oct 1, 2021
I visited a dictionary about kadaffi and libya lol
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Level 57
Nov 23, 2021
If you feel like updating you should add the Afghan flag since it was changed back on all quizzes
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Level 23
Dec 21, 2021
Some of these flags are in my opinion: better than the recent flag. Mainly Korea and Bangladesh.
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2022
Agree with Bangladesh. Even as a Bangladeshi myself, I don't like the current flag that much. The colors don't go great together and it's kinda boring. I know there's also a big rule of "Don't put your country shape on the flag" but... this is one case where I'd say having the country shape is pleasant. The goldish-orange color looks nice. I'd prefer if Bangladesh went back to this flag or at least maybe add something new to it, but I doubt it's going to happen anytime soon, if ever.
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2021
That was really easy and quick, can you make one with even more flags? Good quiz though :^)
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Level 68
Dec 21, 2021
Ever since I first saw South Africa's former flag, I've hoped they'd bring it back. It's so aesthetically pleasing to me.
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Level 57
Dec 21, 2021
Unless the British or Dutch take over and colonize it, we know it's not happening
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2021
What? South Africa has one of the prettiest, most iconic and recognisable flags now, why would they go back to that mess - not even considering the racist history it evokes?
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Level 70
Mar 16, 2022
What??? As if their racial policies weren't bad enough, the Apartheid South African flag is absolutely disgusting. It breaks literally every rule of good flag design:

1. Rips off the flags of the UK and the Netherlands while having absolutely nothing symbolic of South Africa itself.

2. Flags should not, I repeat SHOULD NOT, have other flags on them. It literally makes no sense whatsoever.

3. The way the flag-on-flags are organized is also unpleasant. Why is them on its side? Why are they all clustered so close together? Even if they were spaced apart a bit I could maybe forgive, but like that? Nope!

4. Ugly color scheme.

No, I am very happy with South Africa's current flag. Let's hope we neither see this flag, or the apartheid system, return to South Africa any time.

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Level 58
Dec 21, 2021
The old spanish flag, the cross of Burgundy, should also have Burgundy/Bourgogne as a valid answer since it was inherited from the Burgundian side of Charles V's family
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Level 50
Dec 21, 2021
Could add a few more: ones I can think of -- Austria-Hungary; Tannu Tuva; Crimea Republic; Gran Columbia; no-no Germany
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Level 36
Dec 27, 2021
Uhh, I typed Chile first but I think its different then it was Texas, Chile and Texas looks similar. I confused lol
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Level 57
Mar 14, 2022
Would be nice if "rome" or "roman" would work as well, tried both
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Level 41
Jun 3, 2022
I tried "Holy Rome" and it didn't work.
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Level 46
May 10, 2022
This was fun! Korean and HRE are my favorites here!
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Level 41
Jun 3, 2022
Can you make it so the quiz accepts "Holy Rome" as an answer please?