how to make a hoi4 flag

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i_really_had_no_idea

Paradox is kind of known for making really bad flags, Victoria 2 had the same problem


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LuciusPontiusAquila

shoutout to ck2 where every islamic coat of arms was a moon or a sword


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TitanDarwin

Fun fact: A lot of the flags in HOI4 have just been copied over from Victoria 2.


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Thatsnicemyman

To be fair, when you have a small team and you need to make four flags for every single country (including formables that don’t exist at game start) you’re going to get some basic ones and somepatterns. EUIV has two flags per country and the regular ones work almost always, but the Revolutionary tricolours are wildly disliked.


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hagamablabla

Sometimes I forgot HPM flags aren't vanilla.


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Sailor_Drew

Iron Wolf Lithuania was cool, or was that taken from an IRL party flag?


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quinn9648

do not insult the holy game


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LordLoko

The Lebanon communist flag is literally the Lebanon flag with the hammer and sickle on top of it. Literally, they didn't even bother to delete the cedar tree, they overlap with eachother.


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Effehezepe

Which is especially sad because a Lebanese communist flag


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erbse_gamer

here


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Pedroman232

Polish communist flag is just...no


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jorg2

Idk what ideology it fits, but the German Imperial flag with the eagle on is basically one of the flags that has been floating around in history. Would've been a genuine possiblity for the Weimar Republic to adopt it.


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IngSoc5555

The prussian and austrian ones are also good imo, the russian is just generic white movement flag


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WhyAreAllNamesTake

Its the Fascist Flag for East Germany


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Sailor_Drew

I was going to write out something, but figured posting a link to the historical flags would be easier. It seems the eagle is used mostly on state and war flags, and as a national flag was only used for Prussia and the HRE (the double headed eagle in the case of the latter).


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Pepperdox

When someone asks for a CSA flag but you aren't sure which.


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EXFO-1945

An entire Second FUCKING American Civil War, all for the joke about the Union and CSA switching places. I HATE the KR devs for that.


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PsionicWoodsman

The French one on step 2 is the actual


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coconut_12

How did I never notice the flag has a axe on it and not a radio tower


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anth2099

Wow, what a flag from a totally not fascist dude.


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hoo2doo

Man I can't believe they suppress french cultures those racists🙄


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AccessTheMainframe

Syndicalist Confederate States


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Chase-D-DC

The aristocracy are slaves


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Darth-Jar-Jar-Binks-

Reminds me of this


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Fuel907

My favorite is Fascist Latvia


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MadameBlueJay

We're crab people now


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papabear_kr

The designer played Civ 6 the night before.he made the flag.


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ThrowCarp

And Fascist Australia used to be the Emu Empire.


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Nicolochi

I mean it would be unfair to give them an awesome flag and name.


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Wielkopolskiziomal

Im pretty sure the Austrian one is real


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AnonymousFordring

It's just the flag with their coat of arms on it, nothing communist about it


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Chary_

The worst one is still, without a doubt, monarchist Macedonia. It’s the Albanian flag with Blue and Red? Why Blue??? Why not a Lion instead of the bird?


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RingGiver

Because everybody's heard about the bird.


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Lubnut113

It irks me that the Vichy French flag is used for fascist France even when Petain isn't the leader.


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XavTheMighty

Pétain shouldn't be the leader of fascist France before the armistice to begin with, not sure if that changed


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The-Child-Of-Reddit

"We'll start with this racist one" I'm dead.


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Whomping_Willow

“Slap on an icon that doesn’t fit the ideology” yaaaaas comrade


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zezar911

i’ve never been happier upvoting a post before


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Borkerman

When you can't decide which CSA to pick so you go with both


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whyareall

Which is why it should be USSA instead of CSA


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RWBYcookie

Thats why I use flag mods when possible. They really need to get a new flag guy in cause some of the flags I've seen, like some of the releasable nations, and some in the base game cough Neutrality Russia cough are just REALLY unbearably ugly / oversaturated. Some colours are WAAY to bright to be considered normal.


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Dr-Metr0

I refuse to play without player led peace conferences and a flag mod


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BeeR721

What’s wrong with neutral Russia?


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AnyNamesLeftAnymore

I'm always amused when a fascist country just has a repurposed revolutionary tricolor with something menacing in the middle. Or monarchies for that matter.


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Nerdorama09

looks uncomfortably at the flag of monarchist Italy


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Raek1ng

Actually Vichy France used the regular flag. The francisque (axe) bearing flag was Pétain's personnal battle flag


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Three-Of-Seven

Paradox can't even come up with an original map to be fair, I've seen the one they use in HoI4 so many times, it was even in school textbooks, smh!


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Jurefranceticnijelit

Tbh sichuan and the ma clique arent represented right on the map


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ContentMarzipa

because that is the map of the globe!


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Nildzre

Jokes on you, most of the base HoI4 flags were definitely imported from Victoria 2


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EkinPolarBear

Fascist UK be like


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Minimum_Cantaloupe

Fascist Commonwealth of Nations makes up for all other flaws.


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Themikester500

thanks for this guide


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Fuel907

My favorite is Fascist Latvia


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Dr-Metr0

crab people, crab people...


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GOU_hands_on_sight_

Solidarity in Dixie


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Imho worst ones are flags with country shape on it like Commie Mexico


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MaybeDrBright

Especially since that commie mexico flag immediately became innacurate when I conquered much of south and central america


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XavTheMighty

Anarchist Iberia has logged on


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The-Travis-Broski

*quickly downloads the multiple flags mod*


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The_Cowboymancer

Flags are an art. Can't just be slapping sickles or swastikas to flags because not every country's fascists and communists are the same.


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NetherMax1

We did have the fasces as one of our symbols for a while, so that actually does make sense


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KyleTheLordMang

new Wobblyism with Neo-Confederate Characteristics path, unlocks 5 achievements you have to basically die for


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As a wobbly this is wild.


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LordCirrhosisOfLiver

Personally I like most HOI4 flags.


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Fat_Daddy_Track

I think it wouldn't be complained about if they were simple like that. But the equivalent is if the PRC made their flag by just taking the Five Color Flag from ROC and slapping a hamsick or a star on it.


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Snappie88

Imagine being so angry you complain about flags in a game you barely see...


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Key_Cryptographer963

I like them. Most of the shit ones are for releasable countries but that's not really super worth a lot of time.


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anth2099

Congrats on making an extremely cursed flag.


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RosinCobalt

tbf the red flag is known to represent socialist movements in general, but it’s still lazy


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OURCRAFT123

Facts


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BeeR721

How does the Russian double headed eagle not fit unaligned Russia?


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MaybeDrBright

Because it's the MODERN coat of arms just slapped on a NAVAL flag for an ARMY revolt


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canon7868

Slaves of the world, unite!


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Rytlockfox

I’m a wobbly and I hate this.


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Billybobgeorge

One Big Racist Union


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Conwaysdiddy

Red Flood has some of the most beautiful flags out of any Hoi4 scenario.


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monkyeatbarkofffloor

"That'll be 45 bucks"


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AnonymousFordring

R5: I see this all the time and thought I'd vent my frustration


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Tuhkur22

The Estonian fascist flag is the largest insult to Estonia doing to Estonia besides naming fascist Estonia "Terra Mariana". Another bad thing they did was making Estonia having modern borders not 1930s borders. Also I heard their going to rename Fascist Estonia to "Vapsid Estonia" and that shows how less they care about smaller nations. Why the hell would the Vaps party name their land after their shortened party name, it's As if saying that nazi Germany is "NSDAP Germany".


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Mo2gen

Why did you pick the Austrian German and Russian flag as example for the icons? Those are fitting, the Austrian one is legit just the old Austrian flag!


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AnonymousFordring

The German one is Fascist east germany, self explanatory


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CityWokOwn4r

"Slap an icon on it that doesn't fit the ideology"


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AllExplain

HOI4: Flag Maker DLC


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cvuyr

IWI? Israeli weapons of Confederate America?


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Daniel-MP

Shoutout to communist South Africa being the literal flag of apartheid with a hammer and sickle on top


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Revaniter92

Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, especially fascist one, says hi. Really, I don't know why it use three stripes if Ukrainians are out of its scope. And have no idea who thought that poorly painted (like in ms paint by 5 yo kid) phalanx in the middle was a good idea.


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TheThompsonGunner

Man, I never thought I’d see confederate Wobblies, but there’s a first for everything I suppose


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BunnyboyCarrot

I mean they have to make like hundreds of flags, four at least for each different country. Could they be better? Sure, but cut them some slack.


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LaktoseKeks

The icon on the Austrian flag fits its ideology.


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FDr4gs

Why don't the icons fit their ideologies?


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kd8qdz

Because the CSA was as clasist as it was racist?


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Malte3812

But the civil war was about states rights (Joke obviously)


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Pedroman232

No


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GreaseM00nk3y

vexillologycirclejerk


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The_Maggot_Guy

*YOINK* taking this to


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Chaoshero5567

Its not that bad, i like it.


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TheSpyZecktrum

Ive seen worst


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Shitpost19

Jesus that flag is gross


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DerRommelndeErwin

Step 5. But a random swastika in it if it is a facist flag


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ow_725

Communist Turkish flag 🤮🤮🤮


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Diegom69

Italian communist flag is incorrect, they could have used the real one.


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Cakeking7878

I have never gotten why they didn’t ask the vexillology community of hoi4/the wider paradox community to make flags for them. Most already make their own flags because they think the current ones are so shit


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FreakingEmu

(The Prussian flag actually looked like that after ww1 ended)


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Indyclone77

The flags you are complaining about are ported directly from Victoria 2, Flags custom made for HOI4 don't have the described issues.


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Soren11112

Actually the Austrian flag is fine.


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Pandadaddyy

lets not forget


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SmartIdiot12

I always personally really liked the democratic Prussian flag


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samurai_for_hire

That Austria flag is an actual flag IRL though


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Emerald7152

I don't know how they fucked up fascist Bulgaria that badly when they got it down perfectly in vic2 (where it was normal Bulgarian flag with the UBNL symbol on it) or even communist Bulgaria where it looks like a 5 year old with ms paint drew the coat of arms of PRB and monarchist Bulgaria which has f'ed up colors and that ugly ass coat of arms plastered on the top left when it should be the full coat of arms in the center of the flag (KR does this perfectly)


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AnadoluTangle

Petition to make a better flag for communist Turkey in HOI4


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Sailor_Drew

Fascist CSA flag (and I think the default CSA should be unaligned since Dixie rhetoric is basically lolbertism with a pinch of racism, and has as much overlap with fascism as regular US ideology at the time) could of been the battle standard I suppose, though the blood-stained banner might of worked better (even though imo it's kind of uglier).


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TitanDarwin

We actually already have at least two examples of countries using the same flag for multiple ideologies:


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Bostonbro1999

It looks great


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petoria1234

That's me 😳