1/17 Nepal! The Nepalese sure know their flags. They saw everyone using boooooooring old Rectangles & blew the norm by doing their flag in the shape of two triangles. It might be their elevation, their oxygen deprivation or their love for pointy mountains that inspired this mold-breaker of flags. I give it an A for originality.
2/17 Saudi Arabia. Two words. SWORD. FLAG. Also green is a great colour for a flag in a country that is predominantly sand. Also, despite recent alignments with ISIS, the Arabic script is beautiful. But... SWORD. Don't forget the sword. Sword.
3/17 Comoros is a dot on the map above Madagascar. LOOK AT THEIR FLAG, triangles, colours, stars, stripes, the moon! It's like they wanted to have everything from everyone else's flags and they put an 8 year old on Microsoft Paint to design it. Outcome... FANTASTIC. A for everything.
I'd imagine the meeting with the flag designer went like this
President - "Make our flag look like a pool of blood"
Designer - "Okay... Anything else?"
Presidents 4 year old son - "DOUBLE HEADED DRAGON PHOENIX BIRD"
Designer - "Hahaha"
President - "DO. AS. HE. SAYS"
5/17 British Indian Ocean Territory.
LOOK AT THIS! MARVEL IN IT'S WONDERS!
It's the tradition of the Union Jack, with a palm tree & a princess crown, THEN they wanted the stripes of the American Flag, BUT THEY MADE THEM WAVEY! BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE OCEAN AND THE OCEAN IS WAVEY! Great stuff BIOT!
6/17 I didn't even know that Saint Pierre & Miquelon was a place, and HOW DAAAAARE I NOT KNOW?! This is a flag made up of four flags. The highlight of the flag design is the pirate ship. I feel we missed a trick not having a ship of some sort on our flag. The Endeavour would lend itself NOICELY to being on our flag. Then down the side, there's two lots of Xmas wrapping paper and then a two Lion Red logos tipped on their side.
7/17 Libya. Lazy Lazy Libya. A Green square. It's up there with Japan's red circle on a white background, buuuuuuut only one colour. So lazy. I like you Libya. We're both lazy. However I've never been run by a string of corrupt dictator types...
8/17 Kiribati's flag is like your Aunty's idea of a neat bed spread. Arty, slightly Egyptian feeling & would look great printed on faux Mink. It also sets a very high precedent for the I-Kiribati sun set... there better be birds... there better be majestic ocean colours.
9/17 Norfolk Island's flag features a lone Norfolk Pine. CON: Indicating that unless you're a bird, a tree based mammal or a logger, there's not a lot happening in Norfolk Island. PRO: It feels like Xmas is a year round thing in Norfolk Island.
The Mozzie (not actual demonym) flag might just be Africa's greatest flag. It looks like they had a book in a star, kind of a "WE LOVE BOOKS! SEE?!" move and then BLAM! The book is covered with guns & hole digging implements. Take that stupid books. Also great colours to go with your Bob Marley flags.
11/17 South Vietnam:
Apparently Adidas bought South Vietnam. Subtle homage to the footwear brand.
12/17 Bhutan's flag is so great. A GOSH DARN DRAGON YO! The only way this flag could be better would be if they'd had time to finish the colouring in of the dragon. I'd have coloured it a lovely emerald green.
13/17 Saint Lucia apparently loves Star Trek. Has Gene Roddenberry's estate been alerted at this OBVIOUS trademark infringement? Take that beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
14/17 Seychelles. It's like the sun is rising through a rainbow and a prism is scattering the colours of the Seychellian dawn for the eye to drink up like delicious colour juice. Oooooooor someone left their project to the last minute and just drew some lines and bucket filled the sections. Either way, A: for design simplicity yet effectiveness...
Obviously big Dragonball Z fans in Tunisia, their flag is a simplified One Star Dragonball. Also it looks like one of those puzzles where someone says "count the circles"... THREE! Count the moons... ONE... COUNT THE STARS... Oh god, I only see one... But surely there's more... that's why they are asking...
You're only on this list because you appear to have four persian rugs laid across you. Which is great use of a persian rug... because they have no place as a modern floor accessory. That's why that guy always has a container load of them to sell at rock bottom prices.
17/17 Sri Lanka. Remember the sword flag? How do you beat that? A LION HOLDING A SWORD WITH GARLIC BULBS IN EVERY CORNER TO WARD OFF ATTACKING VAMPIRES! Take a bow Sri Lanka. Well played. Those two coloured panels are a weird direction to take this, I'd have put a dragon with a cannon on it's back in that space. Keep the weapons and awesome animals theme going...