Sunday, September 24, 2017
Flag for the Southeastern Quarter of the Earth
The design for the Southeastern Quarter of the Earth is based upon a pattern in tribute to Whitney Smith. The Southeastern Quarter is where the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres overlap. The dart or chevron to the fly design, as proposed for the flag of Guyana, was Smith's conception for a flag now accepted across the world.
However the colour scheme stems from ancient Chinese Cosmology. Because, red is associated with the South and blue is associated with the East. Yellow is also included, since it acts as the reference point from the center.
More recently these colours have been popularized in Japanese pop culture, with the red phoenix of the South and blue dragon of the East. Furthermore, nearly the entire world under the age of 30 has some notion of these concepts due to the rise of Anime and Pokemon.