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The flag for Cuba on FOIB is the one used *here* which is a variation of the US one. is it official ?--Marc Pasquin 19:03, 8 June 2007 (PDT)

While I'm not sure I'd call the Cuban flag a "variation" of the US flag (it certainly has elements of the US flag, but then, so does Greece's flag), I don't think the flag posted to FOIB is official (QSS). I think that one is more QAA because no one ever got around to making flags for F-C's provinces. Now that Cuba is independent again, they have probably chosen a new flag anyway -- perhaps based on a pre-F-C independence movement banner; or perhaps something entirely new.
The flag of Porto Rico is basically the F-C flag with bits added on. I would suspect that they've designed a new one by now, too. Elemtilas 20:20, 8 June 2007 (PDT)
Just did a bit of research. According to what I read, Cuba's flag was influenced by expatriots in the United States here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Cuba Which brings up an interesting possibility, that perhaps it IB's Cuban flag was more likely influenced by the Louisianne flag? Maybe? Zahir 22:44, 8 June 2007 (PDT)
File:Cuba flag proposal.png
proposed flag for Cuba
Okay, how about this as a Cuban flag? The background is suggested by Louisianne (beacon--of sorts--to American nations yearning for a republic) while the coat of arms is that of Cuba *here* designed circa 1900. Zahir 06:47, 9 June 2007 (PDT)
maybe just change the shade of blue on the quarters to the on on the COA's diagonal bands.--Marc Pasquin 20:02, 9 June 2007 (PDT)
modified proposed flag for Cuba
Like this? Zahir 07:48, 11 June 2007 (PDT)
I have taken this second proposal as the official flag, since no one has gainsaid it. Very nice looking, by the way! Elemtilas 08:54, 12 September 2007 (PDT)

The President

A question: "Cuba's current president, chosen by the interrim Cortes, is former NAL rounders star Fidelito "el Martillo" del Castro. After a long career pitching with the Pirates and the Dodgers and a stint as assistant coach with the Red Stockings, he went home to Cuba and formed a rounders club in La Habana (the Conquistadores) and eventually went into sportscasting." What is/are "Rounders" please?????? Zahir 09:29, 12 September 2007 (PDT)

Ah, that would be one of the NAL's favourite sports: cluiche corr. Along with rugby and football, it forms the Holy Trinity of Professional Sports. Though some devotees would disagree, citing Hockey or Lacrosse instead. See Rounders for more. It's popularity has spread to other countries around. Elemtilas 10:40, 12 September 2007 (PDT)
Interesting, because from available evidence I would have said the holy trinity of sports in the NAL at least would have been rugby, football (what we call "soccer") and cricket, with basketball in an honorable fourth place. It seems that cricket *there* took the place of baseball *here* and from the article you linked Rounders would seem to be a descendant of Baseball. Perhaps a case where the game kinda died out in its home country but took off in a new form elsewhere, achieving much greater success? Maybe? Zahir 09:47, 13 September 2007 (PDT)
As I said, there are differing opinons among Americans *there* as there are *here*. Certainly cricket is popular in the NAL, but it's a quite different game from rounders/baseball. I think (US) baseball is a descendant of rounders -- but they're so close that I'm not sure it's really possible to determine which came first. It's even closer than chicken and egg -- more like eggyolk and eggwhite! :) I gather that rounders is not terribly popular in the UK (*here*), and while Ireland claims to have invented it, I'm not sure it's too popular there either. Of course, it's the National Passtime in the US! -- so that's a case of a sport becoming more popular in another country. Elemtilas 19:19, 13 September 2007 (PDT)

Mmmh. I personally think it makes more sense for Fidelito del Castro to be a cricket player, seeing as how rounders is barely mentioned elsewhere on the wiki. Plus it makes for a hilarious picture to imagine the very Hispanic islands of PĂ´rto Rico and Cuba to be obsessed with the very English sport of cricket much as they are obsessed with baseball *here*! Juan Martin Velez Linares 17:09, 28 June 2015 (CST)

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