By - AnonymousFordring
Paradox is kind of known for making really bad flags, Victoria 2 had the same problem
shoutout to ck2 where every islamic coat of arms was a moon or a sword
Fun fact: A lot of the flags in HOI4 have just been copied over from Victoria 2.
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.
Sometimes I forgot HPM flags aren't vanilla.
Iron Wolf Lithuania was cool, or was that taken from an IRL party flag?
do not insult the holy game
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.
Which is especially sad because a Lebanese communist flag
Polish communist flag is just...no
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.
The prussian and austrian ones are also good imo, the russian is just generic white movement flag
Its the Fascist Flag for East Germany
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).
When someone asks for a CSA flag but you aren't sure which.
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.
The French one on step 2 is the actual
How did I never notice the flag has a axe on it and not a radio tower
Wow, what a flag from a totally not fascist dude.
Man I can't believe they suppress french cultures those racists🙄
Syndicalist Confederate States
The aristocracy are slaves
Reminds me of this
My favorite is Fascist Latvia
We're crab people now
The designer played Civ 6 the night before.he made the flag.
And Fascist Australia used to be the Emu Empire.
I mean it would be unfair to give them an awesome flag and name.
Im pretty sure the Austrian one is real
It's just the flag with their coat of arms on it, nothing communist about it
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?
Because everybody's heard about the bird.
It irks me that the Vichy French flag is used for fascist France even when Petain isn't the leader.
Pétain shouldn't be the leader of fascist France before the armistice to begin with, not sure if that changed
"We'll start with this racist one" I'm dead.
“Slap on an icon that doesn’t fit the ideology” yaaaaas comrade
i’ve never been happier upvoting a post before
When you can't decide which CSA to pick so you go with both
Which is why it should be USSA instead of CSA
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.
I refuse to play without player led peace conferences and a flag mod
What’s wrong with neutral Russia?
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.
looks uncomfortably at the flag of monarchist Italy
Actually Vichy France used the regular flag. The francisque (axe) bearing flag was Pétain's personnal battle flag
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!
Tbh sichuan and the ma clique arent represented right on the map
because that is the map of the globe!
Jokes on you, most of the base HoI4 flags were definitely imported from Victoria 2
Fascist UK be like
Fascist Commonwealth of Nations makes up for all other flaws.
thanks for this guide
crab people, crab people...
Solidarity in Dixie
Imho worst ones are flags with country shape on it like Commie Mexico
Especially since that commie mexico flag immediately became innacurate when I conquered much of south and central america
Anarchist Iberia has logged on
*quickly downloads the multiple flags mod*
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.
We did have the fasces as one of our symbols for a while, so that actually does make sense
new Wobblyism with Neo-Confederate Characteristics path, unlocks 5 achievements you have to basically die for
As a wobbly this is wild.
Personally I like most HOI4 flags.
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.
Imagine being so angry you complain about flags in a game you barely see...
I like them. Most of the shit ones are for releasable countries but that's not really super worth a lot of time.
Congrats on making an extremely cursed flag.
tbf the red flag is known to represent socialist movements in general, but it’s still lazy
How does the Russian double headed eagle not fit unaligned Russia?
Because it's the MODERN coat of arms just slapped on a NAVAL flag for an ARMY revolt
Slaves of the world, unite!
I’m a wobbly and I hate this.
One Big Racist Union
Red Flood has some of the most beautiful flags out of any Hoi4 scenario.
"That'll be 45 bucks"
R5: I see this all the time and thought I'd vent my frustration
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".
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!
The German one is Fascist east germany, self explanatory
"Slap an icon on it that doesn't fit the ideology"
HOI4: Flag Maker DLC
IWI? Israeli weapons of Confederate America?
Shoutout to communist South Africa being the literal flag of apartheid with a hammer and sickle on top
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.
Man, I never thought I’d see confederate Wobblies, but there’s a first for everything I suppose
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.
The icon on the Austrian flag fits its ideology.
Why don't the icons fit their ideologies?
Because the CSA was as clasist as it was racist?
But the civil war was about states rights (Joke obviously)
*YOINK* taking this to
Its not that bad, i like it.
Ive seen worst
Jesus that flag is gross
Step 5. But a random swastika in it if it is a facist flag
Communist Turkish flag 🤮🤮🤮
Italian communist flag is incorrect, they could have used the real one.
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
(The Prussian flag actually looked like that after ww1 ended)
The flags you are complaining about are ported directly from Victoria 2, Flags custom made for HOI4 don't have the described issues.
Actually the Austrian flag is fine.
lets not forget
I always personally really liked the democratic Prussian flag
That Austria flag is an actual flag IRL though
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)
Petition to make a better flag for communist Turkey in HOI4
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).
We actually already have at least two examples of countries using the same flag for multiple ideologies:
It looks great
That's me 😳