By Atlas Al
East German Flag
If you haven’t already heard about the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Flagging Headquarters brings the story to you. According to the timesonline.co.uk (London Times) November 10, 2009 article, Angela Merkel marks day the Wall fell and she took tea in the West, German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visited East Berlin while partaking in the massive, city-wide celebrations.
To many it was the end of communism and the beginning of a new chapter in German history. Not only would history change in 1989, all 16,000,000 East German Flags would change as well. Since the end of World War II until the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germany was internationally recognized as a sovereign state and its citizens were issued East German passports. Then the wall came down. East and West Germany combined to form a unified Germany, and the people of East Germany were issued new passports as citizens of Germany. As a result, it’s not possible to claim the East German Flag. Why? Because East Germany doesn’t exist anymore. If you shagged an East German Flag years ago, now you just have the German flag because flags should change with the tides of international politics. If your passport changes, so should your flag.
On the same note, you’d have the Canadian flag if you shagged a girl from Montreal, right? If Quebec actually secedes from Canada one day, you wouldn’t have the Canadian flag anymore; you’d have the Quebecois flag.
[Update: It's now possible to claim expired flags. Please see Flagging HQ's post called Expired Flag Theory]