Flag of Memeraeus

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Flag of Memeraeus
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Use State flag
Proportion 3:2
Adopted 28 March 2019 (2019-03-28)
Design A rectangular triband with vertically ordered fields of blue (left and right) and red, defaced with the state coat of arms in the middle of the red field. The red band is larger than the size of the blue stripes.
Designed by ManuTheSecond
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Use Civil and state flag and civil ensign
Proportion 3:2
Adopted 29 March 2019 (2019-03-29)
Design A rectangular triband with vertically ordered fields of blue (left and right) and red in the middle. The red band is larger than the size of the blue stripes.
Designed by Padzim
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Use National flag
Proportion 3:2
Adopted 1 November 2019 (2019-11-01)
Design A rectangular triband with vertically ordered fields of blue (left and right) and red, defaced with the imperial coat of arms in the middle of the red field. The red band is larger than the size of the blue stripes.
Designed by Padzim


The flag of Memeraeus contains a medium red vertical band on the centre with two blue stripes framing both vertical sides of the red band.

History

State of Memeraeus (March–October 2019)

Shortly after the establishment of the State of Memeraeus, one of the three founding members decided to reveal the revolutionary and with immediate effect state flag of the micronation. Although the design might look similar to other flags bearing a vertical triband, it is using unique shades of red and blue.

Empire of Memeraeus (November 2019–)

Since the Imperial House of Memeraeus took over the government of the state, a new flag was introduced; yet, it is strictly used by the members of the Imperial Council and only for imperial affairs. Therefore, the state flag remains the same as before.

Flag specifications

Colours

RGB code HSV values Hexadecimal
COLOUR NAME English (Greek) R G B h s v Hexadecimal code
Navy Blue (Ναυτικό Μπλε) 0 17 43 216.28° 100% 16.86% #00112B
Red (Ερυθρό) 128 0 0 100% 50.2% #800000

Other flags currently in use

Military flags

In order to protect its claimed territory, the State of Memeraeus decided to re-establish the "Armija" troops as full-scale military corps. The main forces are the Army, the Air Force and the Navy.

Army

The army regimental war flag currently used by the State of Memeraeus consists of three almost equally sized horizontal fields (blue, red and blue), featuring a white cross surrounded by a laurel wreath in the centre of the red field. Below the central part, the flag features the motto of the State, "Noli meme tangere" (Latin for "Touch meme not"). The flag's design is derived from the obverse flag used by Alexander Ypsilantis, leader of Filiki Etairia, founder of the Sacred Band who initiated the Wallachian Uprising (Iași, 1821) with the purpose to aide the Hellenic Revolutionary forces during the Hellenic War of Independence.

Air Force

The air force ensign, inspired by the Hellenic Air Force and civil air ensign (1973–1978), features a version of the former Hellenic land flag, using darker blue shades, defaced with the Memeraeus Roundel in the centre of the white cross. Just below the Roundel, the flag features the Byzantine Double-headed Eagle, coloured using the shade of blue featured on the same flag.

Navy

The naval ensign currently used by the State of Memeraeus consists of three almost equally sized horizontal fields (red, blue and red – the opposite design of the army flag), charged with a white anchor in front of two crossed Minoan dolphins (deducted from a famous fresco) off-centred toward the hoist. The colours were purposely reversed, in order to emphasize the blue colour of the sea. The dolphins are an homage to the Greek naval tradition.

Other forces

The State of Memeraeus also features flags for the designated forces of Police, Thot Patrol, Border Control and the provisional Space Force.

Police Force

The flag of the national police force of the State of Memeraeus, currently patrolling inside the building of the University, features a red field charged with the coat of arms of the State, surrounded by 53 5-pointed gold (yellow) stars. The design was inspired by the current flag used by the African Union. The red colour symbolises the constant battle of the police force to serve the law and establish order among the civilians of the State of Memeraeus. Early designs of the flag featured a thin horizontal blue line, but eventually it was omitted.

Thot Patrol

The flag of the thot patrol force of the State of Memeraeus, currently in charge of patrolling for any suspicious thot activity inside the building of the University, features a red field with a blue canton against it. The canton is charged with the alternative coat of arms of the State, surrounded by 14 5-pointed white stars. The design is based on the flag of the Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (3 January 1974 – 18 September 1988) and the Union of Myanmar (18 September 1988 – 21 October 2010).

Border Control

The flag of the Border Control corps of the State of Memeraeus, a special unit related to the police force features a wide red stripe at the center, bordered by a narrow white stripe both above and below, followed by a blue stripe. The central red stripe carries the coat of arms of the State of Memeraeus within a white circle near the hoist. The design is quite obviously inspired from the flag of Korea DPR (colloquially known as North Korea), yet featuring the colours of the state flag of Memeraeus.

Space Force

Inspired by the design of the flag of Baykonur, the flag of the provisional Space Force of Memeraeus features three equally sized horizontal fields (blue, red and blue) with a large blue shield with a white outline defaced in the middle of the flag. The shield is bearing a space shuttle in-motion superimposed on a light blue circle. On the left hand side of the circle there are three yellow stars, deducted from the flag of Gagauzia. It generally symbolises the night sky and the dream of discovering a new planet to host mankind. The base of the shield features the latin proverb "Per aspera ad astra", which translates to "Through hardships to the stars".

See also