Country Flags with the Southern Cross

Can you name the countries whose flag depicts the constellation Crux, also known as the Southern Cross?
The picture shown is the constellation as it appears on the flag
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Last updated: April 11, 2020
First submittedSeptember 14, 2015
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Level 79
Sep 14, 2015
micronesia?
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2015
Stars in that flag represents islands, or states
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Level 48
May 22, 2020
so does Brazilian one
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Level 48
May 22, 2020
And besides, it only has 4 stars when the constellation has 5 stars.
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Level 59
May 22, 2020
Except brazilian one really depicts the constellation, micronesian one doesn't. It has no connection to the Southern Cross.
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Level 61
Nov 27, 2017
Please accept New Guinea for Papua New Guinea
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Level 48
Nov 28, 2017
Or PNG would be great.
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Level 69
May 18, 2018
New Guinea is the island, containing both Indonesian Papua (or West Papua), AND Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea is the country.
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Level 57
May 22, 2020
@CringeDragon New Guinea is a type in, that is accepted on any other quiz
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Level 73
Sep 14, 2015
New Zealand is voting in referendum in March 2016 to decide whether to change its flag.
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Level 71
Sep 14, 2015
I like second one
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Level 78
Aug 9, 2017
Jerry's link no longer works, but (spoiler alert) they voted to keep the long-standing design.
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Level 73
Aug 9, 2017
The proposed flag looked like this, but, as Freestatebear says, it lost against the current design by 43% to 57% in the referendum. I voted for the new design.
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Level 60
Aug 13, 2017
Isn't that the Hearts of Iron; Kiwi Empire?
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2017
The Kiwi with the green laser shooting from its eye was my favorite design.
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Level 63
Nov 28, 2017
My brother wears a t-shirt with that one.
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Level 39
May 22, 2020
That link also doesn’t work now.
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Level 80
Jul 8, 2018
The blue and black with the fern and Southern Cross would have been one of the most recognizable flags in the world. Instead? A navy blue flag. With the British flag in it. Two of the biggest let's-blend-in, unrecognized, no-identity choices in a flag. Oh yeah, and it's basically identical to Australia's as if there isn't already a lot of unintentional confusion between identities.
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Level 57
May 22, 2020
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2019
Both of the links above are dead, so you can check out Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockwood_silver_fern_flag. If I lived in New Zealand, I definitely would have voted for the new one.
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Level 51
May 22, 2020
For sure. Having the Union Jack on your flag is just another way of saying: "I crave the taste of boot leather."
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Level 77
Aug 9, 2017
Can you accept New Guinea for Papua New Guinea since it is accepted on most other quizzes?
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Level 78
Aug 9, 2017
Why doesn't "New Guinea" work for Papua New Guinea?
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Level 63
Sep 6, 2017
New Guinea is the island on which Papua New Guinea is located. It is shared with Indonesia. Not sure why this is an accepted answer in some quizzes...
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Level 71
Oct 24, 2017
and it's much quicker to type PNG anyway...
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Level 64
Nov 27, 2017
It is a standard type-in though. It threw me off for a moment because I usually exploit type-ins to save time. I don't have a problem with not having it as a type-in, but continuity should be kept so no one misses answers because they thought they were wrong when it wasn't accepted.
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Level ∞
Nov 27, 2017
Standard type-ins have been applied. Sorry about that.
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Level 50
Nov 27, 2017
How is Brazil the least guessed one?
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Level 56
Nov 27, 2017
I know right
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Level 57
Nov 28, 2017
Because the Brazilian flag has lots of stars, with the Southern Cross being only a small part of the detail. You have to actually study the flag to see it.
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Level 72
May 19, 2018
This - I can easily pick the Brazilian flag, but have never studied it close enough to notice the SC.
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Level 33
May 28, 2019
Well, I forgot about Samoa and started trying countries with lots of stars, I figure most would do the same. I'm still impressed about just 25%.
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Level 57
Mar 5, 2018
Could someone answer why the Southern Cross on the Brazilian flag seems to be flipped over, in comparison to the other four?
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Level 86
Jul 20, 2018
That's actually an interesting answer. Imagine the stars aren't giant balls of gas burning billions of miles away, but instead are fireflies, stuck in a big bluey black mess surrounding the earth. If you wanted to map all the fireflies--a flat map isn't going to do you much good, as you're mapping all around a globe. Instead you might try to condense all the stars to points on a sphere that surrounds the earth. This is called an Armillary sphere, and they were used in conjunction with globes by explorers, such as the ones who visited/mapped/colonized Brazil. If you look at that sphere from the outside, the constellations will be reversed from how we would see them from earth (the conceptual 'inside' of the sphere). The stars on Brazil's flag are positioned as they'd appear on an Armillary sphere. The sphere is also used in the flag of Portugal and other former Portuguese colonies.
Bonus fact: the 27 stars on Brazil's flag each also represent one of its states.
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Level 78
May 28, 2019
Why do the Australian stars have more points than the others?
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Level 71
May 28, 2019
It is probably symbolic. Also, New Zealand has one star less then others.
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Level 61
May 22, 2020
The seven-pointed stars are commonwealth stars, representing the states of the Commonwealth of Australia upon its creation in 1901.
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Level 57
Oct 13, 2019
brazil is so mean
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Level 40
May 3, 2020
There's a tiny bit of red on the bottom of the 5th one so it really gave it away
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Level 39
May 22, 2020
I don’t think most people saw that but well noticed!
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Level 61
May 22, 2020
Brazil threw me off completely.. just thought i had to guess Oceanian countries
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Level 51
May 22, 2020
Same. Brazil didn't even enter my mind.
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Level 15
May 24, 2020
make a quiz like countries with stars in their flag.other than that it is a great quiz and it is one of my favorites when i have been doing jetpunk for 4 or 5 months now and it is really cool infact so cool that i shared it with my friend and they shared it with their friens and family and the process can go on forever. i have played this quiz about 300-400 times cause its amazing!!!