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The Coolest ''''Country''''' Flag You Need To Know
- Published on Mar 27, 2023 veröffentlicht
- - Thank you, Bonnie Bees, for making this video possible: www.patreon.com/cgpgrey
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- Who Owns Antartica? • Who Owns Antarctica?
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Comments • 2 716
How did this get copyright flagged? Did EA get to it this quickly?!
My question exactly! I hope we hear more once it gets resolved ❤
I guess EA must have read "flag" in the video title as "plz flag"... :(
That final flag design is actually super cool
I have never seen that flag design before but it's perfect! What a great design & what a great companion to Greenland's flag. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
To make it perfect, the blue at the top should be replaced with black and the blue triangle shaded in orange, to reflect Antarctica's most iconic inhabitants.
My favorite flags are the ones that can be reasonably drawn by hand. The American Flag is pushing it with those thirteen stripes and 50 stars, but at least they are simple shapes. The flag of my home State of Oregon is entirely too complex and detailed for anyone except exceptional sketch artists to get right (and practically impossible to do entirely by memory). However, this Antarctic flag is a brilliant combination of simplicity, beauty, and meaning.
As a fellow Oregonian I feel obligated to point out that our flag also has 2 different faces meaning you'd have to draw both sides if you wanted to fully represent the flag. But hey, at least one of the sides is easy
@Josef Stalin I'm not an artist, so even a "easy" drawing of a beaver would easily defeat me. Plus, I work for the University of Oregon, so I think I'm legally obligated to avoid anything involving beavers. Go Ducks!
@Kent Slocum well I can definitely second that last part
Australian state flags are just about as bad as some US state ones - sure, the National Flag is iconic enough, but look up the flags for New South Wales or ACT (Canberra) for example, and see how complex they get with the Union Jack plus State Crests and other complications!
Actually the white sheet is a very fitting Antarctica flag in my opinion. No military could ever fly it in battle. A flag of peace and snow!
So... Grey is going to go dark now and in 9 months we'll get a video drop of him actually in the Antarctic talking to the son of the guy who made the original design for the 3D atlas company, who will give Grey a mysterious sketch book that belonged to his father that will have concept art of said flag done by someone dated in the 1800s. Going to be epic!
I can't believe Grey didn't spend 8 months and a plane trip to Redwood City to see if EA knew about the origins of 3D World Atlas. He's come such a long way since Staten Island.
If EA knew about it then it would cost money to talk about it
That's for the Jimquisition.
Oh you think there won't be a coolest flag part two?!?!?! hahaha
Don't go to redwood shores. It's not worth the trip
Yeah, he's slacking...
The greenland flag being a kind of opposite to this one is so perfect to me. One has red while the other has blue, one is north while the other is south, one has most of the color on top while the other is on the bottom, one has a round shape while the other is pointy. If I were an alien and I discovered these flags in their respective countries I'd assume they were some weird earth hieroglyphics that translated to top/bottom and were just being used to label the top and bottom of the planet.
Whenever CGP releases a 5 minute you know there's going to be a 55 minute "footnote" video that didn't get in the full video.
I'm actually kind of relieved and shocked to see such a simple, non-convoluted video from Grey for once. What a plot twist
Damn. The second flag is satisfying on so many levels and lines up with Antarctica's theme far better than just posting a picture of the whole continent.
This is why Grey is my favorite educational Clip-Sharer-- he can do months of research, animation, and voiceovers to create some of the best media on this platform that is engaging, interesting, and very well produced. Loved the video so much, Grey.
Imagine telling EA that they could possibly have a right to Antarctica's flag.
Shhh.. We decided not to talk about that.
Imagine owning the emoji 🇦🇶
Thankfully the newer one is cooler anyway
For anyone outside the gaming sphere, the reason Grey mentioned EA's involvement with the vocal equivalent of this emoji 😬
Is because they're _infamous_ for, among other things, a bad habit of buying gamedev studios that made something cool, beloved or unique, getting their grubby investors hands all over the next products until it's noticeably worse, and then promptly firing everyone and sending the poor, acquired studio to the mass grave. It is a tragicomically frequent occurrence.
Also endlessly milking yearly release games without changing much of anything
That can't be true! They're dedicated to the art of electronics
I'm proud of him for not losing himself to another Tiffany-style rabbit hole of tangents....but at the same time, you could talk about flags at length and I think we would all appreciate it.
I love This flag so much. The design is really memorable, and there are so many meanings to it, the mountain casting a shadow, the night sky, the compass, the diamond and the parallels to Greenlands flag all make it so cool and I really hope it gets more recognition.
I know you probably cut it for time, but the timeline is deceptive since there have been several contenders for the flag design before and after the Bartram flag. There was Smith’s 1978 design, Cooper and Tucker’s in 1995, Hamilton’s in 1999, and Leroi’s in 2007. I think all the designs are pretty great for their own reasons, but I agree that the 2018 one is probably my favorite as well.
Also the Antartic Treaty flag dates back from the 1961 emblem, that's been around for a long time
My favourite part of all my favourite parts of Grey's videos is his wonderful voice-over. Not just the sound, but the emotions. So much glee, or anger, or confusion, or hesitation, etc. Of all essay Clip-Sharers I watch, this is the pinnacle of voice-over. What an acting talent!
Ok that final flag design is actually super cool. The colour scheme is just really satisfying
It's too hard to draw
@Geo oh but drawing the Antarctic coastline is a breeze?
This is a very simple design, what on earth are you talking about?
No. It is not. Both of them are too hard to draw
@Geo Like, exact proportions or in general?
As an argentinian I love the fact that the Uk and Argentina are fighting as two sisters for the territory knowing all the history that we have together.
Not going to lie, obscure history like this is a big reason why I like Grey's content so much. Thank you for your hard work.
Happy to see 2 CGP Grey videos in a row. His ever mysterious upload schedule is always pleasantly surprising.
I love what you do CGP. You always make subjects 10 times more interesting than they initially sound.
It's amazing how you fit so much cool information into such a short timeframe. Instantly one of my favorites on the channel!
I love how Grey telling the person beside him on a plane utterly useless information is now just his video style
I hope you realise your profile picture looks like a short beard hair ... And I spent longer than I care to admit trying to get it off my phone before I realised 😑
If Grey was telling me things on a plane for hours I wouldn't need the in flight entertainment!
How much you want to bet that the person beside him is actually his animator?
@BoomBoomBrucey damn? 😭
They're like the doctors companion.
Look at you, keeping things simple and devoid of rabbit-holes most enticing! Proud of you!
Grey is that one youtuber that we forget about but when we see that he posted our day just gets better.
Excited to hear Grey and Myke talk about how hard grey had to stop himself turning this into a 30 minute flag history video 😂
This is super interesting. I didn't realize Antarctica even had a flag. I just assumed all the countries that had expeditions down there would fly their individual country flags.
It's really cool to see flags being taken seriously. Thanks Gray!
I demand 20 minutes of Grey tracking shell companies while slowly losing his mind to work out exactly who owns the 3D Atlas flag!
Only to find out its his most hated rival..THOMAS HEARNE!
He already has Grey Industries
That was an amazing video, thank you for getting this beautiful flag design to my attention! Proud to be a Bonnie Bee.
Love your content! Never change! Not even if Clip-Share thinks everyone likes TikTok length content. I want HOURS of content! THANKS!
Thank you for all the cool content that you create! Happy to be a Bonnie bee. This was a really interesting video and I like the new Antarctica flag.
I love how such a simple question can turn into a huge labyrinth of research
Admittedly, I was initially disappointed when Grey sealed off the "who could claim to claim the copyright" rabbit hole, but this was meant to be a short video, so maybe that rabbit hole can reopen another day 😄
I'm so proud of Grey for releasing a short video! Not that I don't enjoy the longer videos but I have a feeling this took significant personal restraint 🙌
Thanks. It really, really did. This almost spiraled off in many directions.
Wait for the rest of the series
@CGP Grey well, with any luck, one of these spirals may.. spin-off? :-P
@CGP Grey So Part 2 the 1 hour special is due when exactly?
@CGP Grey It's kind sad that it didn't spiral out of control, those are the best ones...
You've become such a great entertainer with these videos. I wish you could do them more often, but I know how life is and the time it takes to do these properly. So I will gladly enjoy whatever I can get when I can get it. Thanks!!
My parents say, "we absolutely LOVE this guy, so we look forward to his latest installment as well."
Love seeing so many CGP Grey videos released this year. Looking forward to seeing more.
Thank you for your excellent work! Making works that have recurring value is difficult but inspiring, thank you!
Hey Grey, thanks for all the great content here and on Cortex! ❤ As per usual, a very interesting and engaging video 😊
I didn’t realize all of Grey’s videos are filmed live in the Royal Albert Hall. Awesome.
If you look closely you can even see the acoustic panels hanging from the roof!
@Adrian Thoroughgood can I get a time stamp
CGP Grey is filmed in front of a live studio audience!
I love how Grey is just like an immortal information salesperson, who does not at all care about the safety or interest of the recipients.
Very cool! It's a great looking flag design. Much better than the variations of 3 parallel bars that most countries use.
It's quite a cool flag indeed. I also love the detail that its aspect ratio is wider than usual so the central icon will remain visible for longer in the harsh Antarctic winds
For the sake of Grey’s wellbeing and mental health, I’m super glad he managed to contain himself.
For the sake of my own cruel and easily distracted mind, I’m slightly disappointed there was no hour long descent into existential madness.
I am a bad person.
Simple or labyrinthine, our household is going to end up watching it 12 times and rewatching the entire back catalogue anyway, just like we do every time there’s a new video CGP Grey video.
We will create our own descent into madness, as it should be.
The real question is, if Grey didn’t go down a rabbit hole this time, what was he actually doing for the past 3 months since the last video?
@Scott probably a different video
I was going to say: I wish he had gone into the Forest, it makes for such entertaining videos xD
But he's probably wandering through it for various other projects
This is the way.
Thanks for the video, love the history of flag designs, especially blue/white vector ones~
Thank you for making such amazing, informative and interesting content.
Honestly, I kinda want to see what the deep dive into the history of the flag could reveal. I know it costs Grey a ridiculous amount of time, but those deep dives are usually the most interesting because of how funny history can be.
I'm glad to see you publishing again! I was afraid that the Tiffany journey might have taken all the joy in researching out of you!
Happy to see Grey revisiting flags! I wish that could foretell a return of HI. Oh, do I miss that show. Nice flag there Antartica.
This sounds weird but I was seriously concerned for Grey's partner freezing to death and Grey just monologing to a frozen corpse.
Me too!! I think I let out a sigh of relief when it panned out to show them on a stage.
He must have kept the video short to avoid just that?
Always wear a scarf and gloves when in Antarctica.
Same! Give that guy a scarf!
(Apparently that's all you need to stay warm in Antarctica)
Poor lil guy needs a scarf
A five minutes Grey video feels like eating an appetiser without the following main course 😂, we want more please 🙏!
love your vids and the cortex podcast
thanks for all the joy you brought me ❤
The Antarctica flag is awesome. The dual triangles remind me of an iceberg: the visible part above the water, and the hidden part below.
I love the fact, that at 0:43 Grey added the flag of Syldavia from Tintin!
I love how you have turned every post into an impromptu poem of alliterative awesomeness.
The new Antarctic flag just tickles the Vexillogical part of me, it's just so simple, yet so symbolic, so elegant! The bonus with the juxtaposition with Greenland's flag is the cherry on top.
I know right! I just can’t get over how it’s simple, and yet has so much symbolism in it. It might be my favourite unofficial flag of anything
As someone that spent hours playing with 3D Atlas and other CDROM infotainment programs back in the day, I'm amazed I never knew this bit of trivia.
The flag of Antigua and Barbuda is similarly designed and similarly cool!
🇦🇬 It appears to show a vista of a beach from between two mountains with a setting/rising sun
Anyone else immediately thumbs up CGP vids before even watching? You just know it's gonna be good
That's indeed a cool flag! I think the design is neat yet representative.
I love when Grey takes the person asking the question on a force travel to learn things 😂. Also the new flag reminds me of the Reboot cartoon from 2000"s
That new flag is so simple yet so elegant
Yeah, it looks cool af. I LOVE the color scheme.
@Peter I was going to say that
3:26 That zoom out and reverb effect really made my day hahaha, well played!
Honestly, the more recent flag design looks incredible -- especially that optical illusion with the diamond/chevron design.
Wow, Grey managed to not get lost in the infinite forest. Well done.
Honestly the True South Flag is one of my favorite flags! It's extremely beautiful!
We’re all very proud of you Grey for not going back into the forest. Even if it did take you 3 months to make a 5 minute video
Many have ventured into the Forest of Knowledge, but few have returned, at least with their minds intact...
I'm not. Those are my favourite parts of his videos! I put up with his irritating fetish for alliteration to see those bits!
He didn’t, actually. He made a rule this year to make it so he has a one video buffer, so that for sure he has a video for December, which is the most important time to put out a video. He talks about it on the most recent theme episode of Cortex.
Always exciting to get more Grey content!
Please do more flag videos! This was amazing.
Hey Grey you're awesome and I love your videos, you do an excellent job! Also, more penguins please
I still can't believe Grey has been an a huge auditorium all this time for (presumably) all his videos.
The audible “No…” I let out when it was revealed that EA potentially has the rights to a potential Antarctic flag was something I haven’t done for any video in a long time
I assumed that when Grey said that he "wanted to keep [this] short" that there was a but coming that was going to send this video down a much longer tangent or rabbit hole and was surprised when the video actually ended.
When there's a new CGP Grey video, I never know what the topic will be, but I always know it'll be interesting!
That's a super cool design and I love it. Thank you Grey!
Love your work, Grey and team.
As requested, I'm commenting on the most recent video. Love everything that you do, Grey. Your videos are appointment viewing for the whole family.
If they kept the older flag, it might become weirdly different as the visible mass changes shape!
Would take too much time
That mass is land, not just ice, so its unlikely to change shape for millions of years.
@Hedd Thomas Im pretty sure a lot of what we recognise as Antarctica's outline is just sea ice. There is land, but its not 100% land. Without the ice, it wouldnt even appear as one continuous land mass above water.
@Hedd Thomas Antarctica is an archipelago so in no way is a depiction as a single solid landmass representative of the true land area
Seeing a Grey video makes my day :) Thank you Grey for this wonderful info and beautiful editing and animation :)
It may be short, small and simple.
But you gotta realize: this is CGP Grey, and Grey never dissapoints.
I love the Antarctica flag, it is really cool! Great video CGP Grey!
So happy to see a new CGP video, wish it was longer than 5 mins.
For anyone wondering, the flags at 0:43 are (from left to right):
Oskar Pernefeldt's proposed "International Flag of Planet Earth",
Pascal Lee's Mars flag,
The flag of Gondor from Lord of the Rings,
An unidentifiable pizza-looking flag (maybe an invention of Grey? Seriously no idea),
And what looks like a stylised German heraldic eagle [edit: turns out it's the flag of Syldavia from Tintin]
The rightmost flag is Hergé's flag for Syldavia from Tintin. It's a pelican.
@Ternovnik Ah cool, thanks!
I recreated the pizza flag and ran it through an image search, no results at all.
@Ravenclaw1138 I tried the same thing :P
I thought that he flag of Gondor had a dark green background instead of black.
While I do love the True South flag (the dark blue and white flag discussed here), I was surprised you didn't mention the Whitney Smith orange and white flag. To be clear, if they ever do officially assign a flag to Antarctica, I'd love it to be the blue and white one, but the orange and white one does make some interesting and reasonable choices worth mentioning.
I can feel the self-restraint that must have gone into keeping this video so short!
A 5 minute video is truly a mini-miracle!
Well, I learned something. 1) the motivation for the Antarctic flag, which I couldn't imagine; 2) the designs of the Antarctic flag, which are totally cool.
I do like the last one. Simple, elegant. Easy to read at a distance. You can not really confuse it with much else. Work great, I think.
I would really like to see this "I lost 27 months of my life and traveled 1000miles" video, they are so informative.
CGP Grey: A Clip-Sharer that makes his fans wait 3 months of a 5 minute video. (Yet, still our favorite channel! )
You just know that that research went down so many side paths... We're lucky it was just 3 months.
Now get busy with the next one!
From Cortex we know he spent the January and February making a video to be released in December.
3 months is on the short end
The Antarctica flag REALLY looks a lot like the Ethereum logo... I hope that doesn't cause any problems.
I think we're all proud of Grey for not getting lost needlessly into the Forest of All Knowledge for this one.
I like to think of this as a covert way of Grey showing us how much work does into his style guide
The joys of having someone else to research all the stuff for you. It reminds me of high school, except 3 out of 5 times I was the one set to do all the research...
It sounds like Grey needs a bunch of fulltime researchers to voyage into the Forest of All Knowledge on times like these.
I LOVE the juxtaposition of Greenland's flag as a reference, THAT SO SATISFYING!
But it bother me that it's not green :-/
I'd totally listen to Grey talk about flags all day.