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The Maryland flag has even greater symbolism than it may appear. The black and yellow part was used by Union sympathizers, and the red and white by the Confederate sympathizers. After the Civil War, the current flag combined both to represent the reconciliation of both sides.
I mean, come on. This flag isn't just some logo slapped onto a blue background, it isn't some stupidly drawn image, it's a geometric pattern, and who doesn't like that?
Unlike the plethora of U.S. state flags that have just the state seal on a (usually) blue background, this state flag actually looks legit. The state's scenery is good, too.
Maryland's flag bears the arms of the Calvert and Crossland families. Calvert was the family name of the Lords Baltimore who founded Maryland, and their colors of gold and black appear in the first and fourth quarters of the flag. Crossland was the family of the mother of George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore.V 60 Comments
It's always looked the best to me. It's subtle in design, yet shows all that it needs to. It's classy and looks good on a t-shirt. How many other flags have that quality?
For those who think this is a palm tree, it is not. This is a PALMETTO tree (this the nickname The Palmetto State) and they are native to our state. The wood of the tree is very soft and makes for good defensive structures because it absorbs cannon shot instead of shattering. This is the simplest and most aesthetically pleasing flag of all.
The flag by itself looks good, but not for an American state. It looks like a middle-eastern flag. Palms grow in tropical climates and the sickle moon is reminiscent of Islam. This may as well be the flag of the United Arab Emirates.
Our state flag symbol has a reason behind it, Maryland state flag looks like a little kid drew itV 18 Comments
I'm a Air Force brat and have personally seen a lot of flags, Both from the U. S and other countries as well. I've lived in New Mexico for 22 years and I feel the New Mexico flag is beautiful, unique and awesome and I'm glad it made #2 even though it should be #1! Most people think New Mexico is a whole different country, but of course it's the 38th state as of 1912. Americans need to know we are a STATE! Haven't they heard of Billy the kid' Smokey the Bear or even the Manhattan project! Haven't they seen the old footage of the mushroom cloud from the first A bomb tested at Whitesands trinity site. Its only in a heck of a lot of movies! Any way New Mexico ROCKS and we have one of the best flags in the world!
Growing up in New Mexico I could tell you that we are proud of our flag. Most people in the state who have tattoos can be found having a Zia symbol somewhere on their body. Also I want to make a correction I saw down below.. New Mexico was the 47th state to be introduced into the Union in 1912 not the 38th state, the 38th state is Colorado. Also if you don't know anything about the symbol "The Zia" you should Google it because that simple symbol has a very big meaning.
It is definitely one of the most beautiful state flags of the United States. It represents such a beautiful state (culturally and in beauty) well.
This flag just perfectly captures the feel of new mexico,it looks something from the past but yet it is still beautiful,simple and stands out from the rest.unlike other state flags in other states which you only see in state buildings and the people of the state don't care about,this flag is where the people of the state just love it! They wear it on their clothes and some have it on tattoos,that symbol is amazing and the colors,I don't know another state where the people of the state just love their flag not even Texas.the flag shows new mexico just using a symbol and some colors.I wish it was number one.V 5 Comments
A perfect example of clean lines and a simple design being used to make something beautiful.
There is a lot of history behind this flag. We were our own country for a decade before becoming a state. No other states can say that.
We were a country and our flag actually represents something
They stole it from Chile!,30 years after Chile's flag. Chile's flag is known as "La Estrella Solitaria" (The Long Star). Another Texas name. - westofohioV 5 Comments
Many state flags are simply an existing seal slapped onto a monochrome background. Arizona's flag is technically simpler than many, but contains far more depth.
The stripes emanating from the star represent both the climate of the state and the Spanish legacy. Their number also ties back to the thirteen original states. The star's copper color reflects its history in mining as well as standing out from the other colors. The blue bottom of the flag represents the Colorado River, a dominant geographic feature, and also serves as a counterpart to the warm colors emanating from the star.
What you end up with is a flag with only four colors, simple to draw from memory and recognize from a distance, but also one impossible to disconnect from the state it represents.
It's simple enough that a 1st grader can draw it from heart, and iconic enough that even a foreigner would invoke the image of Arizona based on the design, without any words on the flag itself. I'm looking at you, California. KEEPING THE BEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ENOUGH
It shows that it's the sunset capital, Spanish history, warm colors for a warm stat, copper for its mines etc... )
The 2nd best State flag, after New Mexico and before South Carolina. Simple, striking, beautiful.V 7 Comments
The California flag is awesome! It has a cool bear on it and it has a lot of color! I especially like that it says "California" on it so you don't have to guess what state it is! I was surprised that California was so low on the list though... Oklahoma has a really cool flag too!
Well balanced, without clashing colors or extraneous details, and actually has the state name on it. Not to mention California is the most beautiful, powerful, populous, and productive state in the Union by a landslide margin.
Not even up for debate the California has the best flag considering it is the best state in the country. Bears are super epic and we have LA and san fran lets go!
It has writing on it. 0/10V 4 Comments
This flag has a unique shape, a lot of symbolism, and is still patriotic. Everything anyone should want on a flag.
I think it's one of only 2 flags in the world that are not shaped like a rectangle - Ajkloth
Boy, it's a pennant. How can you get any better? The rest are boring rectangles. We got them pennants in our home state.
OHV 3 Comments
Easily recognizable then flying or hanging. Simple and well conceived.
Simple and beautiful.
Simple and distinct, you see this design everywhere in the state. Everyone wants to wear it or have some article of clothing with it.
Love the mix of warm and cool colors.
Tells a lot about the great state Colorado is!
I like it! Anyways, the C is red for the Earth, the golden disc for the sun, the blue stripes for the sky, and the white for the snowy mountains.V 1 Comment
What? This is the Norther Ireland Flag copied - Niall Ashraf, flag enthusiast
Actually Alabama had it first.
Northern Ireland 1921
I agree, the name is not necessary. The design came from a contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Paul Hadley of Mooresville won the contest without having the name on it. The General Assembly added it.
Indiana's flag is the only flag I like on this list, other than PA.
Simply gorgeous - but it does not need the state's name on it.
Nice flag - catlvr
Yeah might not be number one, but still pretty cool. Some look so poorly drawn (Illinois), and why do some have their found dates, that doesn't belong on a flag. Also I agree it so underrated.
The most underrated flag. The colors and designs together create perfection. Of the older state flags that are similar, this one is the best. - GhostBird
Seriously? Not even on the list yet? PA's flag is old-fashioned, but is extremely pretty. I rate it in at least top 5.
I love this flag and this state!V 1 Comment
Yup, easily recognizable when flying. Maybe not so much when hanging but at least it's not a big round seal in the middle of a blue field like far too many others.
By far the least creative, and maybe even worst flag in America, EVER. A lot of people forgot Hawaii's past, so Hawaii may be sued one day.
American State. Supporter of the Queen. Great combination.
It has a Union Jack - TheChipotleAnt
Woo hoo! We're #11! I can honestly think of some below us that shouldn't be.
I've always thought the Rhode Island flag looked so pretty. California is a close second though
As a truly nautical state, this is most suitable.
Funny how the tiniest state has one of the BEST flags!
Underrated - Niall Ashraf, Flag enthusiast
My grandmother designed this flag. I don't think she approved of the addition of "Oklahoma". It looked much nicer without. It's the best in my book!
If you've never seen the Oklahoma flag, take this time. Check it out and tell me it's not the coolest.
Would look better and be a cool flag without "Oklahoma" in there.
By accident, I put Virginia a second time.
We are going there in 8 days. Dec. 16
Virginia beach is my hometown and I'm here right now and its insulting that you give our flag a number14 for a grade... SERIOUSLY! UNCOOL PEOPLE!
Its cool and unique, in a gladiator way.V 6 Comments
A beautiful state with a great culture and history, however, its flag is one of the most least attractive of the state flags. They should make it zigzag to look similar to the Spanish flag of the 1700s.
Easily identifiable when flying without having to read some funky emblem on a blue background.
It's the only green flag, and is pretty basic and well designed.
Maybe it's just because I lived there for a while, but, it's easily recognizable on a white background and a reliable test for checking your eyesight if you can read the letters at the bottom from various distances.
So pretty and represents much!
It just looks so cool :D! - Co0lk1d25
Looks so poorly drawn. What's with the sun.
I feel sad for Utah, it was the #5 worst state flag for Thanksgiving 2013.
This one is good. - Swellow
A lil hunter dude throwing up the deuces and some dope animals. if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you - a little specific but its not wrong
Whats Up Maine
I love maine
This flag is awesome! Why is it number 50th (last) just why. Look at the details the meanings the ship the everything. Each thing on it stands for something. It's shape is also good and it's even a rich state. It was a colonie and I truly love colonies
Aw sweet... 35th... - codydoestuff
This is my home state and the people of Mississippi (white and black) like their state flag. The rabble-rousing around the nation over the Rebel flag is a media launched campaign attempting to capitalize on a tragedy to advance a political cause. Those advocating it should be ashamed of themselves.
I don't like this one because it has the confederate flag on it. I feel as though it is unfair that because the flag had the confederate flag on it before it had meaning I dislike it but I can't bring myself to get past the awful things that have been said under the confederate flag.
Mississippi is awesome
RedneckV 2 Comments
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