Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Forlorn Flag of the Orkney Islands & the Forlorn Nation of Scania

These two regions of Europe's would be 'Northern Mediterranean' sea have similar cultural flags that shout out - nation.

Scania is on the sourthn tip is Sweden that was hotly contested between Denmark and Sweden. It is in the 'be our best bud not theirs category' like Smolensk, Alsace-Lorraine, and during the US Civil War - Kentucky. Eventually dreams of a Danish tip on Scandinavia Major were extinguished. Likewise long long ago Danish ambition amongst the Orkney Isles was smothered.

The unofficial flag of the Orkney Islands is attached to the previously unofficial flag of Scania - recently made legal in 1999. The official flag of the Orkney Islands differs and is paired up another flag - the Aland Inslands.

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