Friday, June 1, 2007


I decided to design a flag for Tuvalu because the current Tuvaluan flag has the Union Jack in the corner, but Tuvalu is an independent nation, not a colony or territory. The yellow and blue waves were taken from the Tuvaluan coat of arms, and there are 9 of them represent the 9 main islands of Tuvalu. The green was used to separate the waves from the sky, and it was also taken from the coat of arms. The blue represents the Pacific Ocean. The sun in the canton corner of the flag was used to add a symbol to the flag that was not too complicated but was symbolic enough.
The current flag of Tuvalu has a light blue background with the Union Jack in the canton and nine five-pointed stars in the fly area. First of all, as I mentioned before, the Union Jack is usually used by colonies or territories of the United Kingdom, and Tuvalu is now an independent nation. The nine five-pointed stars are in the shape of Tuvalu, and the five-pointed star has nothing to do with Tuvalu. The five-pointed star is a symbol of the United States, and Tuvalu is not part of the United States. Also, the stars being in the shape of Tuvalu is quite complicated, especially since some of the stars are placed at different angles.

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