So I really had to brainstorm to come up with an idea this week- how do you top the Most Serene Republic of Venice? Well, you go to the one continent you haven't been to yet, the continent they'd least expect you to do- that's right. Antarctica.
the Antarctic Treaty is tough to beat- since 1961, the nations of the world have agreed that Antarctic will belong to no one nation and that the continent will be free of weapons testing, drilling and in general, the notion of it was: "People, it's really freakin' cold down here, so let's just all get along and do some science and exploration, all right?" Various countries have various slices of the Antarctic pie down there and they have their own flags- first up, The British Antarctic Territory:
RSS Discovery is at the top.
The French have another slice of the pie and their flag looks like this:
Argentina probably has the coolest flag of the bunch- while their Antarctic Territory isn't a separate entity, it's part of their Tierra del Fuego province, whose flag looks like this:
Rounding out our little Antarctic adventure, we've got the flag of the Chilean Antarctic Territory, which is part of the Magallanes Region:
New Zealand, Australia and Norway have claims in the Ross Dependency, Australian Antarctic Territory and Queen Maud Land/Peter I Island, but all use the national flags of their respective countries at this time. (Though there are unofficial proposal to give the Ross Dependency it's own flag floating about out there.)
And that's the end of our Antarctic Adventure! Remember, until next time keep your flags flying, FREAK or otherwise!