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For Flag Day: The 10 Worst National Flags

We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world.

10. St. Lucia Does this flag represent a country, or a Bond villain's shadowy fake corporation? Or is it just a rip-off of the Starship Enterprise logo?

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9. Bosnia and Herzegovina Like St Lucia, the Bosnian flag looks less like a national symbol than it does a corporate logo. It also looks like something I would have doodled in sixth grade math class, and I suck at art big-time.

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8. Cyprus As another commenter put it, it looks like a plate of scrambled eggs garnished with cilantro. Plus, maps on flags are wack as a rule.

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7. Libya We're hoping that when and if this uprising ever ends with a rebel victory, the new rulers of Muammar's freaky petro-desert will see fit to replace this ridiculously uncreative green rag with something, anything else.

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6. Belize Why are those hunky cricket players not wearing shirts, and why is one of them carrying an ax? Or are they a couple of Village People awaiting the arrival of the rest of their uniforms?
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5. Central African Republic Even though this flag is static, it seems just as capable of causing seizures as those frenetic, bright-light Japanese cartoons back in the '90s.

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4. Mozambique With a fixed-bayonet AK and a book of the names of those whose asses will be capped in the emblem, Mozambique easily snatches the title as the owner of the world's most gangsta flag.

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3. Nepal It would look cool dangling off the end of a lance at a joust, but it looks kind of ridiculous and vandalized on a flagpole.
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2. Turkmenistan Let's say you are describing the effects of LSD to a talented artist who happens to be ten years old, and that kid is attempting to draw what you are telling him: "Yeah, and there were these multi-colored patterns, like swirling around, and scrolling past vertically, and I could see the moon and stars through the trees..." That kid would totally draw this flag.

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1. Guinea-Bissau Is this what the Texas flag looks like to color-blind people? Man, if the Lone Star flag looked like that to me, I'd move.

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