Flag of the United States with 42 stars and a stylized eagle. Established in the 2020s following its defeat in the Great War (2014-2020) and the loss of many regions in the northeast, and the west. A nationalist movement takes hold in the country, and changes the flag in 2021 following the signing of the Treaty of Astoria, which limited the nation's production capabilities and lost much of its territory across the East Coast and West Coast.
Describe the nation; what's the politics and government like?
I disapprove of shading on flags, but the idea is nice.
Wow, this flag is amazing!
It's better than the one we've got.
I love the eagle! Is it yours or did you get it from somewhere else?
That's hot. Lol. DO you mind if I take a similar approach to a flag I might create (I'm not sure, since I'm pretty unlikely to follow through on work)?
Does this take place in the same universe as your New York/Maritime States maps?
No, ITTL, the Cold War never goes away (Well, the period between 1989-2009 was known as the Peace Years in the Cold War), it reheats in 2009, and by 2014, full war break out between NATO and the Soviet Union/China. Its mostly a conventional war due to massive demobilization and dismantling of nuclear weapons from 1995-2009.
Still, isn't it a bit radical to change the old Stars and Stripes?
A little bit, but I was never a fan of the Stars and Stripes anyway, too much clutter.
Still, to have a symbol that has served the Union for over 200 years overhauled to that extent must have involved some significant changes within America.