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Scandinavian Commonwealth Flag Evolution by Rarayn Scandinavian Commonwealth Flag Evolution by Rarayn
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I have always wanted to make one of these, so I figured I'd make one for my Commonwealth of Scandinavia flag, even if it wasn't all that hard to see what came from where on it.

I stole the idea of making it school book-ish from ~Sapiento, who did something similar with this: [link]

Norway's flag is a white saltire on red in this TL mostly out of convenience, but it was indeed one of the first Norwegian flag proposals from 1814, so it's not as if it doesn't make any sense. (As seen here: [link] )

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:icon11monar:
It´s really interesting, a beliveable combination of the three flags. But which symbols would be put in the middle of the flag if a king of Norway or Denmark became the Samväldeskonung instead? Just curious :)
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:iconrarayn:
Norway would use its golden lion on red while Denmark would use its three blue lions on yellow. Not sure if it would look as aesthetically pleasing though, hah.
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:iconphantomdotexe:
phantomdotexe Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Who knows? Maybe someday.
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:icondevineemperormeiji:
Holy mahjolee. That is awesome
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:iconnazjaraj:
NazjaRaj Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Kalmar union in an AH. priceless.
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:iconrarayn:
The Kalmar Union was dissolved as it was OTL. This is a different beast entirely. ;)
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:iconienkoron:
"Norway's flag is a white saltire on red in this TL mostly out of convenience, but it was indeed one of the first Norwegian flag proposals from 1814, so it's not as if it doesn't make any sense."

Now the Swedish War Ensign of 1815-1844 makes sense to me, in my flag book it shows the white Saltire on red in the canton of the swallow tailed Swedish flag but no explanation why. Thank you for clearing that up :D
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:iconrarayn:
I don't know for sure if that's the reason it was used on the Swedish-Norwegian War Ensign, but it is a possibility, yeah. I've yet to see any sources that confirm or deny it, anyway.
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:iconienkoron:
It makes sense if it was though, and more so to me now.
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