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Here's mine. All those flags are either historical ones, or made while taking into account the Florentian culture and history (which means that all of them are more or less plausible).

Explanations :

  • The Confederate States of Florentia (Democracy) : This is the actual regime in Florentia. While a few states aren't democratic (military junta or absolute monarchy), most of them experience a democratic regime (at least regarding white-skined persons).
    The pelican feeding its children with its own blood is a christian symbol for Jesus. The twelve stars represent the twelve states while the fleur de lys represents the Imperial authority and the Senate. The white color is the purity of God and the blue one is the Florentian monarchy.
  • The Enlightened Brotherhood of Florentia (Communism) : Atheism being one of the most hated beliefs in Florentia, "traditionnal" communism can't be achieved in Florentia. To spread (some brand of) communism in Florentia, it has be linked to faith. Thus, the Enlightened Brotherhood of Florentia is an anarcho-communist society organised in small and autonomous communities where people, full of virtue, live together in fraternity, in a harmony with God.
    The Orthodox cross represents the Orthodox faith, while the hammer and the sickle represent the people. The white color above the red one symbolizes God benevolently watching over the poeple.
  • The Orange Blossom Legion (Fascism) : The Orange Blossom Legion is a white supremacist and corporatist movement in Florentia. It has been created in the 1960s, following the abolition of slavery in the Republic of Narizonia. During the dictatorship of Jeremiah Horlant, it has been used as the state militia. In may 2023, when the Narizonian dictatorship has been otherthrowned by the Imperial Army, the Oraange Blossom Legion became a terrotist organisation (inspired for example by the White League or the Ku Klux Klan). Even if they aren't genuine fascists, I decided to use their symbol because, otherwise, a genuine fascist flag would have been too close to the syndicalist one.
    The Orange Blossom Legion uses as its main symbol the Orange Blossom, which was the national symbol of the Republic of Narizonia. Indeed, orange trees have been initially imported in Narizonia by the slave aristocracy as an ornamental tree, thus becoming a symbol of white supremacism in Narizonia.
    If the Orange Blossom Legion ever come to power, they will likely exercise a harsher version of Jeremiah Horlant's dictatorship. Regarding the non-white and non-christian minorities (Cashari natives, Esonians), they will either exile them from Florentia or execute them to avoid another revolt.
  • The Most Serene Empire of Florentia (Monarchy) : The Most Serene Empire of Florentia was the regime of Florentia between the independance to the Florentian Civil War. The Emperor had most of the power and the states had little autonomy.
    The coat of arms is the one of Florentia. NB : it is different than the coat of arms of the Imperial family of Florentia, the House of Asmavie, because they are the former royal family of Lysia.
  • The Holy Demonic Order of Belleville (Theocracy) : It is based on the Orthodox Demonic Church of Belleville, which is a heretic movement emerged from the Orthodox Church of Florentia which believes that some demons regret their actions. Those demons seek forgiveness from God. Thus, God ordered them to use their power (linked to the seven sins) to benevolently help humanity.
    The background of the flag is white, representing the purity of God. On the left, the symbol of Orthodox chivalry and on the right, the sigil of Trifelis. Trifelis is, among the good demons, the lieutenant of God. Finally, the coat of arms represent Trifelis with its three sins : pride, lust and greed. "Que nos malheurs soient une renaissance" ("May our misfortunes be a rebirth") is the motto of the Church.
    Since the church was created, in the 17th century, it has been pretty peaceful. However, the legend of Trifelis being a big part of the Florentian culture, the church could have actually spread among most of the Florentians. A theocracy based on the Bellevillian Church would still keep forms of democracy, though, because the Patriarch would mostly care about the cultural aspects of society, while economy and day-to-day descisions would be handled by a mixed board of elected politicians and appointed specialists.
  • The Imperial Florentian State (military state) : This scenario could have happened either between the 1910s and the 1920s, or in the 1960s. The 1910s-1920s period saw the downfall of Florentia. While it already began since the end of the civil war, it is in this period that the growing weakness of the Confederation began to be heavely felt. Numerous Florentian were fleeing the country to find work elsewhere. At the time, there was very high tensions between the state militias, supported by the Senate and the aristocracy, and the Imperial Army, supported by the Imperial family. The Imperial Army could have tried to coup the Senate and install a centralized regime, dividing power between the Army and the Emperor. The state militias would likely be disbanded.
    A similar event could have happened in the 1960s, during the Tusisian War of Independance from Forentia. The Imperial Army was sick to see its prestige destroyed, accusing the weakness of the Senate and the Confederation, and the population was sick of the war in Tusis. At the time, a military coup would have been pretty popular among the proletarians and the petty bourgeoisie. A military coup supported by the Imperial family could have actually led to the abolition of slavery and segregation.
    The stars represent the grade of Marshal. The bird isn't a pelican but a kite. The Saint-Elme kite holding a Lysian sabre is the symbol of the Imperial Army. Finally, the blue color is the color of the Florentian monarchy.
  • The Most Serene People's Empire of Florentia (Syndicalism) : This is the regime which will soon arrive in Florentia. Created by Chancellor and mob leader Hugo Lysandre "Lys" Dellague, a yound man close to the Imperial family. Lys aims to "guide people to happiness". Thus, the regime organises political life around trade unions and social progress is very much valued. However, the regime could be called a "tyranny of the majority" because the leadership is very popular among the proletarians and the petty bourgeoisie. However, the reactionnary aristocracy and the liberal bourgeoisie (which respectivly disaggree with social progress and syndicalism) are usually terrorrized by the government, either direcly or by
    The flag has been designed by Lys himself. It contains two Imperial symbols : the pelican devouring the glube (symbol of Florentia's "mightness" and imperialism) and the thunderbolt, reprensenting the divine right to rule of the Emperor. I also added a mix of a sickle and a hammer to represent the people of Florentia. Finally, the black circle around the head of the pelican is a symbol of the authority. The main meaning is the benevolent authority of the Chancellor and the Emperor (black circle) caring for the people (hammer and sickle), the social progress (broken chains) and the faith (thunderbolt). However, the thunderbolt also representing the Emperor, it could also be interpreted as the Chancellor watching other everybody, including the Emperor, which isn't that far from reality.
  • The Imperial Florentian Directorate of the Stars (Technocracy) : This is a possible drift for the previous regime. Florentia developed itself enough to get into space race. Chancellor Hugo L. Dellague reacently finished to read a sci-fi novel. Inspired, he suddently dicided that the future of Florentia will be among the stars. The Empire shall bring the revolution to the stars and maybe even meet alien species !
    The regime would keep most of its organisation. However, specialists would take more and more importance to increase efficiency, so Florentia can focus on space exploration. (To be completly honest, this is possible that one day Lys tries to direct Florentia this way, but this is very likely to end poorly.)
    The pelican, symbolizing Florentia, dreamingly looks at the sky while holding a telescope and a spanner.
  • The Imperial Federal Republics of Florentia (Plutocracy) : This is likely what Florentia would have become if slavery has been abolished and the country glubolized. The most plausible turning point is the Wild North Revolution. In the 1910s, the three northern states had a revolution and became republics. If the revolution spreaded to the southern states, it is likely that Florentia becomes a model of right-wing libertarianism. The former reactionnary nobility would be replaced by the liberal bourgeoisie. While there would be a high amount of civil liberties, democracy would be very rigged and the governement would only make sure people and states don't tread on the corporations. Regarding social progress, it depends of the state. While slavery would have been abolished, segregation would likely stay in a few states like Narizonia or Abalavier. 
    The fasce represents republicanism, protected by the snake of libertarianism. The twelve stars represent the twelve federal republics of the Empire. Finally, the Florentian pelican watches around to protect the whole.



Edited by Florentia (see edit history)
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