Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flag of Japanese Siam

Well I've got some good news and I've got some bad news.  The good news is that I've been commission for another set of flags by Toixstory for a map of America based on her Excelsior map.  I've got to say I'm very excited about this.  The bad news that Ian the Admin has kicked me from for a week due to a member complaining that I dared to criticize Islam and suggest that maybe, just maybe, the Charlie Hebdo murders were caused by the violence, bigotry and hatred perpetuated by the Qur'an and Islam in general.

Anyway, enough about me, you came here for a flag didn't you?  Of course you did, and I've got one for you.  In this post we have the Flag of Japanese Siam.  

It comes from a world where Japan avoided engaging America during World War II and never allied with Germany and Italy. Among other things, this version of World War II saw the collapse of the Soviet Union due to Germany not wasting troops in North Africa and lasting till spring, and ultimately end with the allied atomic bombing of Munich and Dresden.  

Meanwhile, the Japanese managed to retain their colonial empire and got involved in a Cold War with the United States. Despite depicting itself as the a union of East Asian people's, in reality Japanese society is highly stratified; with pure blooded Japanese as the ruling class and all other ethnicities as second class citizens.

Recently, however, the younger generation is beginning to grow weary of their parents' society and are increasingly liberalizing. There have also been movement to grant more rights to non-Japanese citizens. At the same time, many in the international community are beginning to suspect that Japan has been less than honest about the atrocities that occurred in the building of their empire.

So it's basically the Asian version of Fatherland, or a variant on 2009: Lost Memories.  

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