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View Poll Results: Which Flag is more Beautiful?
Union Jack 97 50.00%
American Flag 99 51.03%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 194. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-29-2016, 01:05 AM
 
Location: BC Canada
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I like both but prefer the American slightly because I find it less busy.

Neither are my favorites however.

I really like the Swiss flag.........simple and clear. I also admit to being 100% biased but I really do love the Canadian flag.
The fact that it is only 50 years old and yet amongst the most recognizable in the world speaks of it's iconic stature. The Canadian flag is like no other in the world.
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Both are great flags, the Stars and Stripes having a connection with the Washington Families Coat of Arms.

Washington's Arms and the Stars and Stripes -- Believe! | Huffington Post

And of course the US National Anthem The Star Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key during the 1812 War when despite a sustained British Naval attack on Baltimore, the Americans held out and there flag was still flying the morning after.

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Old 10-29-2016, 09:46 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Neither. I think New Zealand's is nice, with the Southern Cross stars and the Union Jack.


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Old 10-30-2016, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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From a pure design/aesthetic perspective, the Union Jack.

A big part of it is due to the aesthetic appeal of symmetry. It would be interesting to see a symmetrical redesign of the Stars and Stripes that maintains the 13 red and white stripes and the blue, star spangled field.
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:45 PM
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Location: Ontario
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They are both nice flags and both are quite iconic.

Union Jacks were very trendy here when I was a teenager as they symbolized Rock & Roll. Probably came from the Who wearing those cool jackets.
Yes, and Pete Townshend even used the Union Jack as speaker grill cloth
on his Marshall stacks (before he switched to Hiwatt).

I've owned a few Marshalls and I like that on the back it indicates "Made in Great Britain"
with a small Union Jack emblem.

John Entwistle first wore a Union Jack jacket briefly, then Townshend wore it longer,
circa 1965-66
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Old 12-19-2019, 06:49 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Whatever, I couldn't give a toss...I just like to Move like Jagger draped in the Union Jack - don't judge me.

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Old 12-19-2019, 08:00 PM
 
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Love both of them, along with the Canadian flag.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:23 PM
 
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I find there's too much going on in the US flag. How do you draw it? The Union Jack is more simple, and it works, though of course it's not the only flag which fits that bill.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:33 AM
 
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Both the U.S. and the U.K. flags are far from "pretty." They are lurid geometry lessons on fabric. I do like the Canadian flag much better.

But it's a case of "Whatever floats your boat."
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Neither really. But maybe the American flag by a hair.
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