Wednesday, January 20, 2010

St. Kitts & Nexis with "West Congo"

Flag of St. Kitts and Nevis
a nation in New World

Both of these flags have the pan-African traffic light colours of red, green, and yellow. St. Kitts and Nevis's flag is reflective of night with a black inner stripe with two white stars (St. Kitts and Nevis) while "West Congo's" yellow stripe is all yellow like the daytime sun.

Flag of West Congo
a nation in the Old World

Both nations have rich populations of African heritage. West Congos' is due to a natural indigenous aspect while St. Kitts and Nevis' was due to European Slave trading. But its a darn good chance a few of the people in St. Kitts and Nevis have some 'West Congo' heritage, only genetic screening can confirm this statement.

St. Kitts & Nevis was 'battle born' during the Cold War in 1983 as a newly independent nation.

Long long before the Cold War, St. Kitts became one of England and Frances' first colonies to disrupt the Spanish monopoly in the Caribbean. France and the UK shared the island so as to compete with the Spanish.

It'd be like Wendy's and Burger King teaming up on McDonald's to compete with McDonald's in the International Market. Basically Micky D's is like Spain right now while BK and Wendy's only gets little bites of those 'international fries.'

Congo was 'adopted' by the French during the imperial era. Thus France has become a state language. Like Vietnam and many other French colonies, Congo developed an astounding dislike of the West in the 1960s which lead to bump in Commie power until 1991, when Communism itself underwent a meltdown in Russia.

I refer to to Congo as West Congo because there are two nations with 'CONGO' in it. Greater Congo and Little or Lesser Congo would have been nice but Greater Congo has a connotation that the Little or Lesser Congo is not as great. The Congo that was a part of France, has less territory is in fact by the tiniest degree more westward than the other Congo (that was a part of Belgium and has more territory).

So Western and Eastern Congo is the more neutral and relatively more 'PC' label. But the irony is that West Congo was the Communist while East Congo was not, unlike Germany! Although both nations speak French to some degree and live along the Congo River, it is very unlikely that they will ever unite into a super state known simply as 'Congo'. Using official names is rather confusing since we have the Peoples Republic of Congo, the Republic of Congo, and Democratic Republic of Congo. It's quite (1980s flashback) CONGO BONGO! ((CONGO BONGO
was created in 1983, in the game you can see the Congo River...remember in 1983 Congo's vexillological partner gained independence from the UK in 1983))

However no Congo has ever referred to itself as East or West Congo! They prefer the verbally confusing political prefixes. Maybe some day there will be a Constitutional Republic of Congo, Peoples Republican Republic of Congo, or Democratic-Whig National Peoples Common Wealth Republic of Congo?

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