Flag of Indokistan
| Flag of Indokistan|
|Use||State and civil flag|
|Design||Two equal horizontal lines of red and yellow with triangular object in the hoist|
Flag of Indokistan (Indonesian: Bendera Indokistan) is one of official national symbols of Indokistan, the current version was for the first time used in January 2011 after the January Revolution. The design was a two equal horizontal lines of red an yellow with a triangular object on the left of the flag, modeled from the previous flag.
The first version of the flag was drew for the first in the day of declaration of establishment in September 16 2010 by Nabil Ihsan.
Flag of Indokistan already changes its design for 2 times, the communist flag are made for removing the independence flag, and as the part of establishment of Socialist Republic of Indokistan. The communist flag was removed after a revolution overthrown the communist government, and the current version that used for the first time in January 2011 was modeled from the communist flag.
There are no official name for this flag, may caused that the citizens of Indokistan itself just refer the national flag as "Bendera" (English: Flag) in informal and formal conversation. Another name of the flag are also given, it was named "Bendera Revolusi" (Revolution Flag), that came from the time when the current flag comes, the name is unpopular and rare to used.
The current flag of Indokistan has experiences several proposal to change the design of the flag. The first design was proposed by Dicky L.K, his proposal to change the flag to unusual triangular shape, was rejected. The second one was proposed by Farhan Abdurrahman, to eliminate the bending in the triangular shape that form a beak-like symbol, resulting in a complete triangular shape formed. This idea was rejected by because the triangular design already too familiar, too mainstream and too much used by other nation.
The flag was the first flag ever used to represent Indokistan and drew for the first time in September 16 2010 by Nabil Ihsan. The flag are bicolour with horizontal lines of red and blue, represent spirit shed by all of its founders to create Indokistan and waters inside Indokistan. Thanks to the first intention to create a new nation as a joke, it has a picture of sinking boat inside it.
Few claims said that the flag was drew by the leader of the socialist republic, despite of no obvious document describe the creation of this flag. This flag will inspire the next flag used after the civil war toppled the authoritarian government.
The two main colours used in horizontal lines, colour red and blue, were unchanged. It also bears same meaning of struggle and water in Indokistan respectively, while the color red sometimes intrepreted as the colour of communists in Indokistan. The yellow hammer and sickle were placed on the middle of the green triangular object that bear the meaning of green environment in Indokistan.
The flag is modified from the previous communist flag, by removing the hammer and sickle to star, and to change the color blue to yellow. The flag used for the nation after the revolution and still used until today.
The flag is widely accepted now, despite few critics in the early time stating that the flag was too similar to the previous government flag, makes an impression that the government is supporting the authoritarian government and reopen past embarassment.
The color red means bloods that shed during fight to create a free Indokistan, then color yellow represent prosperity. On the triangular object, the form is similar to animal with beak, intrepreted as duck, that represent environment diversity of Indokistan. A white star inside blue circle later added as an "eye" for the triangular object, that represent purity, water, and sky.
This flag has been classified as "Original" by Micronational Vexillological Association
Legal status and usage
Until now, there is no laws regulating usage of this flag, but it is not a compulsory to its citizens to fly the flag. The flag may flown at any time, and citizens may create the national flag by paper or by printing it, despite any efforts to create the flag using fabric still attempted.
When the flag is raised, the national anthem must be played and peoples near the place where the flag is raised must pay their attention to the flag in silence, or by sing the national anthem. However, no special protocols enforced on the way to raise and lower, also to fold the national flag.
Any form of plagiarizing the flag is prohibited, and nation that has a flag that seems to "plagiarizing" the national flag may receive criticism and protest letter.