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Old 06-13-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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This English house really likes flying their flag:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Westm...,,0,-3.29&z=14

A lot of flags even for North American standards.
I think that may be because of the Olympics
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I think that may be because of the Olympics
Yea, streetview was taken June 2012.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Yeah, I was gonna say, flags are not uncommon during special events - the Jubilee and the Olympics making 2012 a year where almost everyone felt really proud to be British. Makes a delightful change (though rather nauseating).

Here's another example, and those flags were definitely not there on the old 2008 images: http://goo.gl/maps/WVSdb
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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Most locals appreciate the long history of brave men fighting for their freedom against overwhelming odds but patriotism alone isn't enough to stop people from emigrating in droves.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Finland
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In Finland there's law required flag days, like veterans day, when every public building flies their flags
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:07 AM
 
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Most to Least Patriotic European Countries:

Serbia
Croatia
Bosnia
Montenegro
Albania
Italy
Portugal
Greece
Macedonia
Scotland
Ireland
Northern Ireland
Wales
England
Spain
France
Belarus
Poland
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Romania
Hungary
Czech Republic
Slovakia
Netherlands
Sweden
Norway
Denmark
Finland
Estonia
Lithuania
Latvia
Austria
Slovenia
Moldova
Belgium
Germany
San Marino
Andorra
Malta
Iceland
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Switzerland

Which countries do you think are way to high/low on my list?
Why is Serbia so high and Germany so low?
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:17 AM
 
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Patriotism is not flag waving. There are patriotic countries in which flag waving is kitsch to say the least, or confined to football fields. I'd say that countries with a fascist past tend to be less patriotic, other countries, such as France (and the US) patriotism is kind of fake, institutionalized by their Republicanism (constitution).
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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The drama of Europe today is that national patriotism is giving way to local regional patriotism : only Basque, Catalan, Scottish, Faeroerian, Kosovan, etc patriotism is alive and well now. Old nation -states are losing more and more of their clout and maybe one day will disappear . The time of micro nations is coming. Intellectually and culturally stifling in my book.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Pigeonhole

It's all make-believe, just a gaming chip to carve power out of centralised governments...or just for what public administrators call "empire building".
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:48 AM
 
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Most countries in Southern and Central Europe
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