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Postby Enzo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:18 am

I remember when Canada adopted the maple leaf flag, 1965 I think. I have been watching a bunch of WW2 stuff lately, just watched a lengthy D-Day show. I notice the old 48 star US flag in all the films.

But I also recall when both Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. I grew up with 48 stars, but Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, and we got a new 49 star flag. it only lasted one year as the Hawaii statehood gave us a 50 star flag a year later.

And yes, there is a 51 star flag ready in case we need it.
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Re: Flags

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:57 am

For Puerto Rico when it gets statehood? Or would that mean Trump would have to accept it as part of the US and therefore need help?
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Re: Flags

Postby Мастер » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:57 pm

Enzo wrote:I remember when Canada adopted the maple leaf flag, 1965 I think.


Well how about that. It had been the maple leaf for as long as I remember, so I just assumed it was always like that.

Enzo wrote:But I also recall when both Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. I grew up with 48 stars, but Alaska became the 49th state in 1959, and we got a new 49 star flag. it only lasted one year as the Hawaii statehood gave us a 50 star flag a year later.


Another misconception cleared up. For some reason, I thought the new flag took effect on July 4th, and that both Alaska and Hawaii were in before July 4th, 1959, so it went straight form 48 to 50. But this is not correct.

Enzo wrote:And yes, there is a 51 star flag ready in case we need it.


Yes, but is there a 52-star one, in case Iraq and Afghanistan are admitted simultaneously?
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Re: Flags

Postby Halcyon Dayz, FCD » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Some people are having a lot of fun trying to cram more stars into the canton:

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Re: Flags

Postby Lianachan » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:45 pm

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Re: Flags

Postby Enzo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Both Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959, but Hawaii was in August, Alaska had been since early in the year.

The flag is one of the anachronisms I watch for in movies.
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Re: Flags

Postby g-one » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Мастер wrote:
Enzo wrote:I remember when Canada adopted the maple leaf flag, 1965 I think.


Well how about that. It had been the maple leaf for as long as I remember, so I just assumed it was always like that.

Officially, the union jack was still our flag til '65. However, the Canadian red ensign was used as an unofficial distinctly Canadian flag since the 1890's.

I'm hoping the 51st star doesn't turn out to be a little maple leaf.
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Re: Flags

Postby Arneb » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:05 pm

Don't worry, they won't take you. You don't hate Mexico, you don't like violence and guns, and you're stealing that Stanley Cup of theirs all the time.
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Re: Flags

Postby g-one » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:27 am

:D
Yep, all that and, to boot, we're a bunch of commies. ;)

(P.S., not sure if you were joking about Lord Stanley's Cup, as it was originally, exclusively, ours, and the loss of 'ownership' is a bit of a sore point with certain factions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Cup )
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Re: Flags

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:04 am

Go to Washington and take it back, burn the White House down again while you're there . . .
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Re: Flags

Postby Arneb » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:02 am

g-one wrote::D
Yep, all that and, to boot, we're a bunch of commies. ;)

(P.S., not sure if you were joking about Lord Stanley's Cup, as it was originally, exclusively, ours, and the loss of 'ownership' is a bit of a sore point with certain factions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Cup )

Well, that is what you egghead commie Canadians, say, but when has it ever mattered in America that something "originally belonged" to someone else? And since when have "facts" ever bothered any right thinking Merkin?
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Re: Flags

Postby Lianachan » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:21 am

Arneb wrote:
g-one wrote::D
Yep, all that and, to boot, we're a bunch of commies. ;)

(P.S., not sure if you were joking about Lord Stanley's Cup, as it was originally, exclusively, ours, and the loss of 'ownership' is a bit of a sore point with certain factions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Cup )

Well, that is what you egghead commie Canadians, say, but when has it ever mattered in America that something "originally belonged" to someone else? And since when have "facts" ever bothered any right thinking Merkin?


Or, as the US Cultural Ambassador put it:

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Flags

Postby g-one » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:40 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Go to Washington and take it back, burn the White House down again while you're there . . .

:mrgreen: Well struck! Wouldn't have that option had Vegas won it!
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Re: Flags

Postby Мастер » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:12 pm

Arneb wrote:Well, that is what you egghead commie Canadians, say, but when has it ever mattered in America that something "originally belonged" to someone else?


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Re: Flags

Postby Halcyon Dayz, FCD » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:45 pm

Heid the Ba wrote:Go to Washington and take it back, burn the White House down again while you're there . . .

This time they'll repaint it gold...
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