Flag of Free Elwynn

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The flag of the (free) Elwynnese Republic is a banner of deep blue. Two parallel white stripes follow the length of the flag. The outline white orchid is charged in the middle of the flag.

The orchid represents the Goddess Elwynn. The two stripes along the length are the two Elwynn rivers that make up the Elwynnese Urheimat. The colours of the flag, white and blue, come from the names of the two rivers Elwynn, the White Elwynn and the Blue Elwynn.

The flag was adopted in 1672 upon Elwynnese independence. It was designed by Stephen Lewis. The symbology of the Elwynnese national flag, whatever its form, has been the same since the first flag's adoption in 1460s. Following the end of the Second Elwynnese Civil War, the authorities in Free Elwynn adopted the flag.

Former flags

Elwynn flag old 3.png c1460–1612 The original Orchid flag, tainted during the Vanic era after which the use of this flag became too uncomfortable. This flag flew over Elwynn as an Shirerithian duchy, barony and county, as the first Elwynnese independent state (including the EAH Union), at the same time as it flew over Shireroth's East Elwynn duchy, thereafter for the imperial state of Elwynn including the royal Vanic government.
ZEDAflag.png 1612–1618 This flag, nicknamed the Red Orchid Flag, was the flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Elwynn. It was widely mocked by anticommunists and communists alike for being "ugly". Sometimes, the flag was pictured without any letters on it. Even more often, simple red flags without any symbols on them, were flown around the country. The Elwynnese football team continued to use the original pre-communist orchid flag.
Elwynn flag old 3.png 1618–1651 The original Orchid flag, tainted during the Vanic era after which the use of this flag became too uncomfortable. This flag flew over Elwynn as an Shirerithian duchy, barony and county, as the first Elwynnese independent state (including the EAH Union), at the same time as it flew over Shireroth's East Elwynn duchy, thereafter for the imperial state of Elwynn including the royal Vanic government.
Elwynn flag old 2.png 1651–1672 This flag, adopted immediately after the Auspicious Occasion, came to be too associated with the many Elwynnese civil wars, was discontinued upon Elwynnese independence
Elwynn and Amokolia flag.png 1692–1695 This flag was adopted by the Unified Congress of what would become the Free Elwynnese Republic as a way to combine the Elwynnese and Amokolian flags in one. It was a highly unpopular flag, and in 1695, the original Elwynnese independence flag, designed by Stephen Lewis, became used.