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Random Flags Quiz

We give you the flag. You guess what it's for.
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedMarch 28, 2012
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international body
international body
former country
country - old flag
former country
event
country - old flag
sub-national unit
social movement
sub-national unit
country - variant
sub-national unit
country - old naval flag
territory
sub-national unit
international body
sub-national unit
political office
religion
organization
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level 34
Mar 28, 2012
Damn, kept trying to type in 'Buddhist', obviously that isn't the religion itself but in my head I was thinking 'Buddhist flag' :/ Found the American states hard too.
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Buddhist will work now.
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level 39
Mar 28, 2012
I typed Buddism, ahhh oops
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Ok, "buddism" will work.
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level 44
Mar 28, 2012
Accept POTUS?
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level 43
Jun 16, 2013
I agree. Every time I type POTUS, and then remember it doesn't accept it.
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level 57
Jun 28, 2013
same here
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level 44
Sep 15, 2014
Yes,please, do. And please, do not accept just President - there are So Many presidents in the world...
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2014
Okay, that will work now.
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level 45
Oct 11, 2014
US President?
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
Okay
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
I thought White House/oval office... cause well, it is an political office right, and that is where I always see this design.

Even without the political office description I would ve gone for white house.

Dont think I am the only one, seeing as only 57% got it and I am pretty sure almost everyone must ve seen it once in their lifes (If you are over 10 yo and in a household with a tv) so it is much lower than you would expect

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level 56
Apr 12, 2017
I tried US President at first, expecting that to work, but no luck. It's weird that "President" works, as most countries in the world have a president.
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level 63
Apr 12, 2017
I had the same problem. Tried US president, which didn't work, and was surprised that just "president" worked.
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level 71
Apr 12, 2017
I started with President intending to type President of the United States (long for POTUS). Didn't even think of US President.
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level 48
Aug 11, 2019
I cannot be the only person who thinks of the North Dakota flag when I see that!
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level 71
Mar 28, 2012
Typed in Gladd and then figured that may be Gay & Lesbians Against Drunk Driving. Finally got it with Gay Pride.
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level 21
Mar 28, 2012
why don't accept olympic games
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level ∞
Mar 28, 2012
Okay. That will work now.
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level 29
Feb 23, 2013
Can you accept Olympic or Olympia?
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level 52
May 1, 2019
"The Olympics" is not a recognised title by the Olympic Movement!
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level 44
Jun 2, 2014
I would also suggest that the flag would be better described as a "flag of an international organisation", as in fact it is not a flag assigned to the specific sport event, but one of the principal insignia of the International Olympic Movement.
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level 33
Mar 28, 2012
Why should New Mexico be a 'sub-national' and Texas be a 'former country'? That throws you off. I thought Texas but didn't try it.
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level 25
Jun 10, 2012
That isn't the flag of Texas, it was the flag of Texas back when it was it's own entity.
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level 84
Aug 3, 2012
Although not the original flag of the Republic of Texas, this flag was adopted in 1839 as the official flag of the Republic. When Texas joined the Union in 1845, this flag became the State flag as well. As to the clueing, Texas is both a sub-national unit and a former country. Kudos to the quizmaster for the curveball
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level 28
Jan 31, 2019
I initially tried "Republic of Texas" and nearly gave up when it wasn't accepted.
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level 77
Jan 14, 2013
If you ever talked to a Texan before they would make sure you knew that they were their own country (for a couple years).
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level 76
Dec 9, 2014
Many of them think they still are.
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level 74
Apr 12, 2017
I haven't talked much with Texans about history, but when you walk through Austin or e.g. Dallas Fair Park, they seem to be prowd of the 6 flags. Not sure if it's not just an excuse to wave around the Confederate flag.
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level 51
Apr 12, 2017
If they're going to list one of the states like that, it ought to be California, which literally has the words 'California Republic' on its flag.
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level 47
Nov 27, 2017
The original Bear Flag was slightly different. Compare the flag of the republic https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4b/1stBearFlag.svg/1200px-1stBearFlag.svg.png to the flag of the state https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/01/Flag_of_California.svg/255px-Flag_of_California.svg.png
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level 30
Mar 29, 2012
I kept trying to put in "Peace Flag" and its variants for the Gay Pride flag. Alas!
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level 44
Apr 1, 2012
technically the president of the US one isn't a flag, but a "seal" or symbol like the cross for christianity
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level 48
Dec 12, 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_President_of_the_United_States
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level 14
Apr 2, 2012
Almost missed america -_-
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level 19
Apr 9, 2012
I thought the presidential flag was the FBI ... it looks the same haha
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level 34
Sep 1, 2012
I love this! Is there another version? Wales and Colorado should be on the next one... :)
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level 10
Oct 2, 2012
the puerto rican flag is exactly like the cuban flag only with a blue triangle and red stripes instead of a red triangle with blue stripes
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level 63
Feb 7, 2013
And the way I remember which is which is that the Puerto Rican flag has the same color scheme as the USA. Cuba's is inverted.
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level 77
Dec 10, 2014
It looks an awful lot like the Ohio flag as well, except Ohio has a flag shaped in a swallowtail.
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level 73
Sep 14, 2015
now...is that an African or a European Swallowtail?
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level 72
Apr 12, 2017
You have to know these things when you're king.
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level 23
Feb 27, 2013
Opps, didn't get England, thats a bit worrying seeing as i live here!!!!
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level 36
Jun 28, 2013
that's probably because we're never allowed to fly it. As we all know flying the English flag means we want to kill everyone who's not English.
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level 60
Sep 15, 2014
Rubbish. Obviously not a football fan - half the kids' bedroom windows display it for World Cups.
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level 15
Mar 24, 2013
I typed Chile many times thinking the Texas flag was of Chile.LOL!!!!!!!
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level 47
Nov 9, 2013
They do look quite similar, but Chile's flag has the star only in the upper corner not the middle of the staff side of the flag.
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level 72
Dec 9, 2014
Here's a photo of a Texan cadet corps saluting Chile. Chile's flag has also occasionally flown from flagpoles on Texan public buildings as well.
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level 2
May 17, 2013
very good well done!!!
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level 73
Dec 17, 2013
Got screwed on Hong Kong...
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level 28
Feb 4, 2014
This is an excellent quiz. Could we have more random flag quizzes please.
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level 44
Jun 2, 2014
Isn't the LGBT Pride flag also the flag of the International Peace movement?
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level 77
Dec 9, 2014
Got them all. Picked up NM last but you can tell from the design it's something from the SW USA.

Fun facts: If California and Texas were countries in Europe they would have the 6th and 7th largest GDPs on the continent respectively, between Italy and Spain. You can combine 23 sovereign nations of Europe together and still be about a million shy of the population of California. I don't think it's too unreasonable to know the state flags, particularly when they're so recognizable and not just three indistinct bars of color (usually chosen from only 6 colors)
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level 67
Dec 9, 2014
How about the flag for Burma, then we can have all the nit pickers going on about Myanmar again?
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level 77
Dec 9, 2014
its on the country flags quiz
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level 73
Dec 9, 2014
i would hope you got it them all correct...you took this quiz before
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level 77
Dec 10, 2014
2 years ago
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level 39
Dec 9, 2014
Awesome quiz, only missed Puerto Rico.
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level 23
Dec 11, 2014
Scotland beating England by 1%! It's a small victory but we'll take it.
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level 67
May 27, 2015
England now beating Scotland by !%,
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level 49
Aug 28, 2015
Now they're tied.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
This is more exciting than a football/soccer match!
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level 67
Oct 2, 2015
Scotland winning by 3
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level 67
Aug 14, 2018
England catching up now, only 1 behind:
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level 66
May 1, 2019
Are we going to need extra time? Maybe it will even go to PKs to decide the winner. :-)
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level 43
Dec 14, 2014
missed france, nato, and hong kong
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level 78
Sep 14, 2015
Kingdom of France would be more accurate.
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level 14
Dec 23, 2015
Didn't get Buddhism - what a strange flag!
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level 77
May 1, 2019
what an ugly flag
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level 76
Jan 26, 2016
How are they going to list Texas as a "former country" and California as a "sub-national unit"? California was a republic for three days so if Texas is a former country, so is California... Really I think they should list Texas as a sub-national unit because that's what it is.
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level 63
Apr 11, 2016
Agreed.
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level ∞
Jan 12, 2017
California was never an independent state:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Republic

The name "California Republic" appeared only on the flag the insurgents raised in Sonoma. It indicated their aspiration of forming a republican government for California. The insurgents elected military officers but no civil structure was ever established.

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level 76
Apr 12, 2017
Yet.
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level ∞
Apr 13, 2018
Yet no. Do your research.
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level 63
Apr 11, 2016
Nothing about this quiz seems to be random. It should be "Miscellaneous Flags". Random suggests that the questions are chosen at random. Confusing these words is a common mistake nowadays.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
Agreed I thought this was a quiz where the flags would be, well, random, different (country)flags each time randomly chosen. Not a fitting title for this quiz imo.
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level 69
Aug 10, 2016
Accept HKSAR for Hong Kong?
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level 43
Apr 12, 2017
You might as well type in Hong Kong than try to remember all those letters.
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level 48
Jan 20, 2017
Very good quiz.
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level 64
Feb 5, 2017
U.S. presidency should count too, it wouldn't take it :/
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level 64
Feb 12, 2017
I really like this. Learned what NATO's flag looks like, which is neat, and what Buddhism's flag looks like, which is ugly. Isn't the religion about simplicity?
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level 48
Mar 14, 2017
"president seat" works, but "us president seat" doesn't?
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
It is because simply president was accepted, Im am pretty sure you would have had to delete the word seat before typing your next answer
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level 56
Apr 12, 2017
That "former naval flag of Japan" is still the naval flag of Japan (or the "Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force" to be more precise)
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level 21
Apr 12, 2017
Would you accept olympics for the Olympics
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
We do accept hat
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level 80
Apr 12, 2017
I tried typing in "hat" but it didn't work.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
Nor sombrero...
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level 47
Apr 12, 2017
'We give you a flag. you tell us what its for' I was hoping that 'waving' would have been the correct answer for all of them.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
Nah, some are to show off national pride, some are to make themselves look important. And well more similar reasons
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level 57
Apr 12, 2017
please accept DDR ?
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level 51
Apr 12, 2017
Thanks to Breaking Bad, I got New Mexico.
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level 35
Apr 12, 2017
I put US President, so obviously wrong !
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level 72
Apr 12, 2017
Me too. Strange that that's not accepted....considering that's exactly what it represents.
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level ∞
Apr 12, 2017
Whoops, that was supposed to work! Will work now.
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level 44
Apr 12, 2017
20/20 in 49 seconds
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level 20
Apr 12, 2017
Currently (at least on mobile) the clues for each flag are one flag down than they ought to be so for example the clue for the Olympics says "(former country)". The UN has no clue at all.
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level 44
Apr 13, 2017
Can you add IOC to the Olympic flag as it is also the flag of the organizing committee as well as the event.
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level 49
Apr 13, 2017
Took me ages to realise that the flag with the red cross is the flag of the Red Cross
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level 42
Apr 16, 2017
I was SO sure that the bear one was from some part of central Asia... then it turned out to be California. I feel silly now.
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level 65
May 5, 2017
If you enjoyed this quiz try my Countries without red or blue on their flags
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level 38
Jun 4, 2017
Shortcuts:EU,NATO,Olympic,UN,Gay,USSR
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
I dont even know if I know or sure what the "longcut" is for NATO...
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
plus Olympic is not accepted, only olympicS
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level 16
Jul 23, 2018
nearly got all right
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level 16
Jul 23, 2018
got every last time
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level 54
Aug 4, 2018
Since you accept acronyms for others (UN, NATO, etc.), IOC should be acceptable too.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
The Olympics and the olympic committee are not the same
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level 33
Nov 11, 2018
another Ameri-centric quiz... zzzzzz
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level 47
Nov 11, 2018
Way too many American entities to be described as random.
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level 40
Dec 7, 2018
As a patriotic and passionately pro-independence Scot, I have a satisfying grin to see that the same percentage of quizzers know both the Scottish Saltire and England flags. If I could suggest as a really difficult challenge, you could sub the 'Lion Rampant of Scotland' flag for the Saltire. I don't imagine many people recognising it unless they've seen Scottish fans at sporting events. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Banner_of_Scotland
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level 72
Dec 7, 2018
Accept White House for president?
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level 56
May 1, 2019
The flag doesn't represent the building, it represents the President. It will fly wherever the President is at that time, so if he's not in the White House, it won't be flown there.
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
really, they take all the flags down, the one in the oval office too when he is out? do they put it in some kind of janitor closet?? Do they take the pole/stick/standard it is on away as well, or do they leave that standing?
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level 18
Dec 28, 2018
how did i miss NATO
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level 40
Jan 22, 2019
accept oval office for president of the united states
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level 28
Jan 31, 2019
What with all the American-related flags, I half expected the Mcdonald's golden arches to be up there.
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level 58
Mar 9, 2019
The flags are not random - they do not change each time I take the quiz.
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level 77
May 1, 2019
But the things they represent are a random collection of things, not countries, not states, but a variety of unrelated things.
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level 24
Apr 10, 2019
Before of thinking about New Mexico, I was thinking that it was "Sicily" or "Arizona". Hehehehehe 🤣😂✌
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level 75
May 1, 2019
I'd love to see more obscure quizzes like this
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level 53
May 1, 2019
Can't be bothered to read if this is already in the comments but New Mexico and California considered to be 'sub-national unit's in the same vein as England or Hong Kong is jaaaarrrrrrrriiiiiiinnnggggggg x
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
yea, since scotland and england are countries (yes they are, just not sovereign... it is the UNITED kingdom and these are the countries that are united, and northern ireland) I expected the other subnational ones to be aswell. (The description for them in itself is correct though). I was thinking of stuff some considered countries and others not, like western sahara and palestine.
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level 51
May 1, 2019
Sub -national unit indeed - how rude!
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level 60
May 1, 2019
the flag of buddhism is a vexillological nightmare
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level 63
Jul 10, 2019
learned a new word.
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level 24
Jun 27, 2019
Ironic-I just got the flag badge, and the only ne I missed was Hong Kong.
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level 42
Oct 30, 2019
I didn't know that religions had flags.