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Flag of the American Empire by CyberPhoenix001 Flag of the American Empire by CyberPhoenix001
I noticed a lot of the flags of the so-called "American Empire" posted up just look like variations on the existing flag. I decided to go for something that would stand out a bit more.

I made this to highlight the rampant exceptionalism and eagerness to go to war that most Americans seem to have these days.

I don't know why, but this also gave me the idea for this weird setting. You don't have to associate with this flag or vice versa, but it's just an idea I had for a setting with an American monarchy:

"Following the attacks on the Two Towers in the New York province of the American Empire, King George Bush II, at the behest of his subordinate Viceroy Dick Cheney, declared war on the Kingdom of Persia and issued a royal decree, giving the Royal Guards of the American Empire near-unlimited powers to spy on and arrest citizens on suspicion of them being traitors to the Empire."

Please do not use this without my permission.

UPDATE: I've posted a newer version, at a higher resolution, and it also has none of what I call "pixeljunk", as in the edges are sharper, and none of the blurriness and poor quality.

UPDATE 2 (8/12/14): I have come around, bowed to public opinion, and changed the name so that it is no longer redundant.
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:iconcoloanas:
Coloanas Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
May I use this for a personal project? 
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure. Just be sure to provide credit.
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Coloanas Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you. 
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theengineerman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
'Murica
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2014
What would the full name be... The Imperial States of America? The United Kingdom States of America? American Imperium? United States of the American Imperium?

.....come to think of it, I think you just summed up what Imperial Cyrodill was supposed to be in Oblivion.
Interesting Idea. It's like a reverse British Flag with some Confederate thrown in.
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KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Would I be able to use this flag in a project I am working on? I will give credit where it is due.
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead.
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KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Thanks man.
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KingoftheTyrants Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Thanks man.
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Alternateflags Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Interesting design.
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Franz32 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like alternate history concepts like this, and this flag is gorgeous.
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Theo-SouthStar Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting design, truly inspiring. A good blend of symbolism and bold patterns. I love it!
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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paikal26626 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Artist
I know I'm late to apologize but sorry for the horrible english, my bad, I am truly, truly sorry.
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me? What are you sorry for? :| ...

If it's for the bad English, there's really no need to apologise.
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paikal26626 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student Artist
Again, Great Flag, thus more that the American Empire I would find perfect for the "Great Nation of the Republic of Texas" of the Gurps infinite world: Gallatin, where the premature death of mr. Gallatin cause the balcanization of the original United States, where at the half of the XX° century Texas became a major power with a nuclear arsenal too(Kind like the series Revolution.....except the nukes).
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minecrafroger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i bet the cidacens are piss.
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achaley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey can i use this as a base for an  confederate monarchy flag
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As long as you give me credit, sure!
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achaley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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cerbereth132 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
America ftw. 
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HolyHeroine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
'MURICA
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:iconcyberphoenix001:
CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELL YEAH!
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HolyHeroine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YOU PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN? 
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UNFORTUNATELY NOT; I HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY GREEN CARD YET!
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HolyHeroine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOSH XD LOL. You totally made my day! 
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Anonymous10000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Hmm, I don't think we'd go that british... perhaps if you took out the white "X" in the background, and took out the vertical blue stripes, It might look more like our symbol we placed on our tanks and planes during WWII.
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x-Ink-Black-Heart-x Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
is it intentionally mimicking the union jack???
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Partly. What happened was I saw a deviation someone had made a flag of "Zombie Germany" or something, I saw it and thought "Hm, that looks interesting", so I took the stripe pattern (I'm pretty sure it was taken from a war flag of Nazi Germany) and edited it.

The two crossed white stripes did come from the Union Flag, but more out of an attempt to make it look good rather than due to any special connection. As I stated in the description, when I made this flag I'd intended to highlight exceptionalism and warmongering, so I went out of my way to create something that looked both American-ish and imperialistic. The result is what you see here.
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x-Ink-Black-Heart-x Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I just find irony in that our flag now looks like one we wanted to disassociated from so badly at one time. :XD:
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I didn't plan on having this associated with any particular timeline, much less our own, so you could just imagine it being the flag of a Code Geass-ish American Empire with the emphasis on the American part.
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x-Ink-Black-Heart-x Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
oh. I have yet to engross in that anime. ^^;
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Simi78049 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
How do you make flags like this?
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, just between you and me, I made a pact with a demon to exchange my soul in exchange for supernatural flag-making skills.

Being serious now, I use the vector program Inkscape, along with the sheer power of imagination.
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Simi78049 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Lol sounds like something out of Ghost Rider.
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SharksinSpace Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Long live the Kingdom from sea to shining sea!
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kingwilliam14 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I see this as combination of three nations that primarily ruled America:

-Great Britain
-The United States
-The Confederate States

To me, it seems like this flag is a combination of the pre-1801 British flag, the Betsy Ross flag, and the Confederate flag. To me, it represents a more unified America where the North and South put aside their differences and realize that they are both equally American. It does not necessarily mean monarchism and authoritarianism, and could work well for an American republic ruled by civic nationalism (which is a form of nationalism that is not based upon race, religion, and ethnicity).

However, it most definitely represents imperialism and expansion.
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CyberPhoenix001 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your very in-depth and comprehensive analysis!

With regards to the monarchism and authoritarianism point, when I made this, all I had in mind was the imperialism and expansionism criteria, and the flag simply flowed from that. I didn't have that scenario that I put down in the description in mind (that is what you are referring to, I hope).
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