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Alternate German flags by fabrondi Alternate German flags by fabrondi
Flags of Germany in an alternate timeline where Frankfurt Parliament succeeds and Grossdeutschland Federation is formed.

The new state chooses to use the Jenaer Students League's flag (which was the first flag to use german liberal colours) as its national flag and coat of arms (Gules, a fess Sable, an oak branch Or).
The eagle stays two-headed ofcourse, as a reference to the HRE, or the dualism Austria-Prussia, catholic-protestant, etc.

The text in German says (thanks Sapiento) that the first row of naval flags is used in inner waters, while the second row is used in open sea.
The three flags in the last row are the flags of the President of the Republic, the President of Bundestag and the Chancellor.
(I don't have idea how Grossdeutschland could evolve into a federal Republic, but well...)

Comments and critiques are welcome!
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Monsieur-Crasque Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yes, it feels natural for Germany to have a Nordic cross on their flag :) 
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konstantinpalailogos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice; although, the variations of the naval jacks, what do they represent?
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fabrondi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
The first row of naval flags is used in inner waters, while the second row is used in open sea.
Just because I like the idea of the swallow-tail :)
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Ktosydan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Great idea.
As for how...
There would certainly be breaking up of Prussia, possibly Austria, maybe even Bavaria (Franconian and Palatinate separatism).
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MKmack12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
awesome work here! :)
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
The flags are really awesomely made!

But I think also when itīs democratic, they would it call Reich and not Republik, because they wanted to restore the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation.

The Weimar Republic was also called Deutsches Reich, German Empire ;)
But Iīm not sure if it would be Bundeskanzler or Reichskanzler then, depends on if the new united Germany is an united centralistic nation (Frankfurt as capital) or a federation.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
These flags are marvellous, excellent work!

Are the third flags in row 2 and 3 references to the coat of arms of the Teutonic Order by any chance? The inner cross kind of reminds me of it, anyway.
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fabrondi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Yes indeed the reference is the teutonic CoA, I think it gives to the flag a more aggressive touch :P
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Nederbird Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Looks really nice. I've always liked the idea of a Nordic Cross flag for Germany (at least if the north is dominant), since it has pretty close historical ties to Scandinavia, what with the Hanseatic League and all that.

Could thou just explain to me the symbolism of the oak twig and acorn? I find it pretty interesting, especially since the oak's also the symbol of province where I live. ^^
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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
What I surely know is, that the oak was the holy tree of the Germanics and is said to be the typical german tree, because itīs strong and can become very old.
Since the 19th century oak-leafes are used as military decorations in the german army.

Iīm sure the Jenaer studenīts league (Burschenschaft) used it because of that, as a symbol of the old germanic ancestors.
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