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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

 
 
Old 07-09-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: North carolina
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Which flag is prettier in your opinion?

Please dont be bias.

I personally thing the american flag is more beautiful than the Union Jack but it is way too complicated. I will say that i love the meaning and history behind the flag.

Can someone please tell me the meaning behind the union jack?

:)
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Old 07-09-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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The flag originally marks King James I (King James IV of Scotland) 1606 union of England and Scotland. Eventually Ireland was added to the flag, Due to the 1801 "Act Of Union", Which created the current flag design.

The Flag comprises of 3 parts

* The English Cross of St George (The Red and white upright)

* The Scottish Cross Of St Andrew (The white and blue diagonal)

* The Irish Cross Of St Patrick (The red and white diagonal)

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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I like the symmetry of the Union Jack. It's striking.
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Purely on Esthetics for me it has to be the US flag. I just think it is prettier. I have never found the Union Jack particularly attractive but then again I do not find simple blocks of colours such as the French, German , Belgian etc...flags of any esthetic value whatsoever either.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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Union Jack
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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I have always found the US flag to be impressive compared to many others, I vote American Flag
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I think the US flag is much better, never been a fan of the UK flag.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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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.
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Old 07-11-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Originally Posted by Mooseketeer View Post
Purely on Esthetics for me it has to be the US flag. I just think it is prettier. I have never found the Union Jack particularly attractive but then again I do not find simple blocks of colours such as the French, German , Belgian etc...flags of any esthetic value whatsoever either.
i agree with you
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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Default Stars and Stripes vs Union Jack

Well i have read all the comments on the two Flags. firstly and this is my opinion only but both Flags hold great history but of course as the Star and Stripes is a modern design it might look more appealing. The older the countries flag the more basic the design. Hence when you view the Georges Cross (English Flag) its just a red cross, the same with the scottish flag etc etc, combined under the Union of King James then they start to look a little more interesting.

I also wanted to try and answer a one question that a person posed. The Union Jack is the incorrect name for the British Flag. The correct Name is the Union Flag. It can only be called the Union Jack when flown on a Ship. I think its a Naval Ship but I cannot remember where I read that. Maybe someone can confrim. However the Union Jack sounds a little more interesting hence most people refer to the flag with this name.
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