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|style="vertical-align:top;"|In 2001, the NAVA (Northern American Vexillological Association) asked their members all around the world to give notes to rate each US state, federal district or territory flag, and each Canadian province or territory flag. More than a half of them failed to reach an only standard '''5.0''' grade. After that, the only state that significantly changed its flag was Georgia, in the last position of that poll (with an unhonored '''2.36''' grade). More states should follow the example. Find out more at the [[2001 NAVA survey]] page.
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|style="vertical-align:top;"|In 2001, the NAVA (Northern American Vexillological Association) asked their members all around the world to give notes to rate each US state, federal district or territory flag, and each Canadian province or territory flag. More than half of them failed to reach an only standard '''5.0''' grade. After that, the only state that significantly changed its flag was Georgia, in the last position of that poll (with an unhonored '''2.36''' grade). More states should follow the example. Find out more at the [[2001 NAVA survey]] page.
 
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==What does "vexillology" mean?==
 
==What does "vexillology" mean?==
 
"Study of flags", literally. Whitney Smith, co-founder of "scientific" study of flags, created this word in 1957. It comprises the term ''vexillum'', the name of banners carried by Roman soldiers, and ''logos'', which means "knowledge" or "science" in Greek.
 
"Study of flags", literally. Whitney Smith, co-founder of "scientific" study of flags, created this word in 1957. It comprises the term ''vexillum'', the name of banners carried by Roman soldiers, and ''logos'', which means "knowledge" or "science" in Greek.
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Vexillogy Resources:
 
Vexillogy Resources:
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*[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CE8QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infoplease.com%2Fipa%2FA0875838.html&ei=B2hzU__mJubw8AHH-oD4CQ&usg=AFQjCNHj48hqxHf3OHrUFC4jF4Og-4WxiQ&sig2=1E5w4W9sUNOE9cPPX_YzlQ&bvm=bv.66699033,d.b2U History of the American Flag]
 
*[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CE8QFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.infoplease.com%2Fipa%2FA0875838.html&ei=B2hzU__mJubw8AHH-oD4CQ&usg=AFQjCNHj48hqxHf3OHrUFC4jF4Og-4WxiQ&sig2=1E5w4W9sUNOE9cPPX_YzlQ&bvm=bv.66699033,d.b2U History of the American Flag]
 
*[http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/ The Flag that inspired the National Anthem]
 
*[http://amhistory.si.edu/starspangledbanner/ The Flag that inspired the National Anthem]
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==Contests==
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==About the wiki==
We're currently collecting proposals for new flags for US states and Canadian provinces and territories.
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Vexillology Wiki collects proposals for new flags of countries and their subdivisions, currently for Northern America only.
   
If you want to submit any design (either your own or someone else's), you can join the wiki, or e-mail to [mailto:vexillologywiki@gmail.com vexillologywiki@gmail.com]. If you are submitting someone else's design, remember to give due credit.
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Things you can do:
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*Submit flag designs (either your own or someone else's) by [[Help:Create an account|joining the wiki]], or e-mailing to [mailto:vexillologywiki@gmail.com vexillologywiki@gmail.com]. If you are submitting someone else's design, make sure you have the [[w:c:Help:Licensing|right]] to do so, and remember to [[Help:Image description page#Author and source information|give due credit]].
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*Create new articles, or expand existing articles, with information on current and historical flags. You can use content from {{w||Wikipedia}} if you credit the Wikipedia authors using {{t|Wikipedia}}.
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*Give your opinion on flag proposals or comment on pages using the [[Help:Comments|form at the bottom of each article]], or a relevant [[Help:Talk pages|talk page]].
   
Feel free to leave a comment about the wiki or the proposals using the form at the bottom of each article. You do not need a Wikia account to do this, but your IP address will be revealed if you are not logged in.
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You do not need a Wikia account to edit the wiki, but your IP address will be revealed if you are not logged in, and unregistered users cannot create new pages or upload files.
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See the [[Vexillology Wiki:Community Portal|Community Portal]] for a general list of things you can help with; use [[Vexillology Wiki talk:Community Portal|its talk page]] for general questions, ideas and comments about the wiki.
   
 
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*[[File:Flag of Mexico.svg|border|20px]] [[Mexico]]
 
*[[File:Flag of Mexico.svg|border|20px]] [[Mexico]]
 
*[[File:Flag of the United States.svg|border|20px]] [[United States]]
 
*[[File:Flag of the United States.svg|border|20px]] [[United States]]
 
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Introduction

Flag of NAVA
In 2001, the NAVA (Northern American Vexillological Association) asked their members all around the world to give notes to rate each US state, federal district or territory flag, and each Canadian province or territory flag. More than half of them failed to reach an only standard 5.0 grade. After that, the only state that significantly changed its flag was Georgia, in the last position of that poll (with an unhonored 2.36 grade). More states should follow the example. Find out more at the 2001 NAVA survey page.

What does "vexillology" mean?

"Study of flags", literally. Whitney Smith, co-founder of "scientific" study of flags, created this word in 1957. It comprises the term vexillum, the name of banners carried by Roman soldiers, and logos, which means "knowledge" or "science" in Greek.

Vexillogy Resources:

About the wiki

Vexillology Wiki collects proposals for new flags of countries and their subdivisions, currently for Northern America only.

Things you can do:

You do not need a Wikia account to edit the wiki, but your IP address will be revealed if you are not logged in, and unregistered users cannot create new pages or upload files.

See the Community Portal for a general list of things you can help with; use its talk page for general questions, ideas and comments about the wiki.

Browse

Article list by country

For the articles about states, provinces and territories, see the list of subdivisions at the respective country article.

Follow us on Tumblr.

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