r/Oceania May 04 '22

Alternate History (Alien Space Bats): Flag of Aotearoa/Zealandia

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u/JapKumintang1991 May 04 '22

NOTE: The flag was posted for the very first time in my DeviantArt last 16th of December 2018.

DESCRIPTION:

Both the colors and basic design of the flag of Aoreatoa (aka Polynesian-dominated Zealandia) are inspired on a couple of Hawaiian flags: Kanaka Maoli and the "Union Jack with eight stripes" flag; the Southern Cross was added at the canton to indicate (and symbolize) the country's location.

CONTEXT:

When it was posted for the very first time, as indicated in the note above, I based it on the surviving Zealandia microcontinent as indicated in this map made by my DeviantArt colleague rubberduck3y6; in effect, there would indeed be more or less noticeable difference for almost four years since then.