Talk:Greenland

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Inuit Migration

I think the Inuit had migrated to Greenland in the mid XIIJ century -- a little ahead of the Scandinavians. Reread your sagas! ;) Elemtilas 10:56, 26 February 2006 (PST)

Flags

This may be intruding, but I've made the set of SR flags for Greenland. FOIB has a flag similar to the "midnight sun" flag *here*, but it also lists Greenland as a "territory" rather than a national state, so I think I can assume it's wrong. I used Greenland's coat of arms from *here*: azure, a polar bear argent. According to Wikipedia it dates from the XVth century, so I think they would use it *there*, too. I also made versions in which the bear sports a crown. Which do you think sounds better? Benkarnell 12:40, 24 March 2008 (PDT)

post them here so we can have a look.--Marc Pasquin 10:17, 25 March 2008 (PDT)
I uploaded the banners of arms. You can imagine them smaller and in the corners of the Dannebrog for the state and civil flags. Benkarnell 13:06, 25 March 2008 (PDT)
I wonder...with the SR existing, would they still use the Three Crown flag?...if only we could ask Kristian... BoArthur 15:09, 25 March 2008 (PDT)
The Dannebrog flags seem to have been around a long time. Plus, the SR isn't simply a continuation of the Kalmar Union. That union broke apart *there*, too. Also, Sweden's already using the three crowns. Finally, the SR would need a dozen or more crowns: it's much more than just Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. But what do you think of the bears? Benkarnell 16:37, 25 March 2008 (PDT)
In the second one it seem as if the crown is hovering above the bear's head. I'd go for the first one but it realy is more up to Kristian. (did he dropped off the map?) --Marc Pasquin 09:28, 26 March 2008 (PDT)
It is hovering. The graphic was made by some inexperienced vexilographer from Ouisconsin, probably. But even assuming correct crownage, when I look at it a second time, the polar bear with a crown is just a little _too_ cute for my taste. The bare-headed bear is the actual arms of Greenland *here* anyway. I suggested the crown only because many SR states seem to have crowns in the arms. Benkarnell 10:08, 26 March 2008 (PDT)

I contacted Kristian by e-mail, and he approved the flags. So I think they can be considered official. Benkarnell 13:54, 1 April 2008 (PDT)

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