National symbology of Theodia

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This article explains the official symbols of the Technocratic Republic of Theodia.

National symbols

Hex-Cog

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The iconic Hex-Cog (aka, the "Snowflake") of Theodia was designed in 2012, with citizen approval. Swena chose to base the design on a hexagon, to represent optimality -- the hexagon is the largest tileable regular polygon, it tiles like circles do, it's a good approximation of a circle, and it's one of two possible regular cross-sections of a cube, which is itself a perfect representation of 3 spatial dimensions. Sakio suggested adding spokes to the hexagon, to make it into a cog. Swena loved that idea, and immediately implemented it. The cog was to represent industriousness. Inside the cog was a cube. This cube has been represented by a simple hexagon on every national flag after the 3rd one, with the notable exceptions of the 6th and 8th flags, where it is missing entirely.

Nordic Cross

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The Nordic Cross was chosen at Theodia's foundation in 2010 to represent the country's Scandinavian/Germanic heritage.

National colours

2017+

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300° Magenta was chosen as the primary colour of the eighth national flag, because it was the only colour that was purely emergent -- it cannot be created with just a single wavelength of light. Instead, one must combine red and blue in relatively balanced quantities. Red and blue are at completely opposite ends of the visible spectrum; their coming together to emerge something truly novel is intended to symbolize Theodian radical centrism. Not only is the hue of the flag's magenta a mixture of two extremes, but its lightness is too -- it's perceptually midway between white and black in the CIELAB colourspace.

The white in the flag represents brilliance and hope.

See also