NationStates Jolt Archive

New Issue - A Missing Country (Flag)

The Universe Alpha
12-02-2005, 05:26
My country - Latvia - is not in the list of countries one can take the flag of. This is in spite of other two Baltic States (Lithuania and Estonia) being in there. Any reason for that? (My apologies, if this has already come up before).

I would attach the picture of the flag (1 measure wide, 2 measures long rectangle with 2 top and 2 bottom 1/5ths of the flag burgundy and the middle 5th white) but, for some reason, i can't seem to be able to attach Jpegs.

12-02-2005, 05:44
Every nation flies a flag, which can be selected in the Settings view of the standard Nation Page. A drop-down list provides access to virtually all current national flags to choose from as the signature standard of your nation. Many nations use the Default flag which is in RL, the Aboriginal Flag. Max Barry, creator of NationStates, is an Aussie; which may explain the choice.

There are known exceptions to the list of standard flags, including:
Azerbaijan, Djibouti, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Georgia, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Libya, Maldives, Nepal, Northern Marianas, Oman, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zaïre.Courtesy of This is an unoffical resource, but I believe it to be mostly accurate in this case.

For more on flags, try