To have a structured code of conduct to flag by, thus eliminating confusion when claiming flags.
Hook up with a foreigner, you get their “flag.”
1. All Flags Are Created Equal: A flag is not lesser or greater in value than other flags.
2. Penetration Constitutes the Flag: Oral sex, handjobs, and dry-humps do not count as sex; hence they do not count as flags either.
3. Dual Citizens: It is not possible to claim two flags from the same person. You are either more of one nationality or more of the other, but not both. One flag per shag.
4. Flags Must Be Earned: You cannot pay for nor have others pay on your behalf. In order to claim a flag, you must get it by your own wit and charm. If you cannot pay for the flag, accepting money for it is unacceptable as well.
5. Total Lifetime Shags vs. Total Lifetime Flags: Once you get a flag, you have it no matter how many shags you have from the same flag. For example, hooking up with a total of three Brazilians only counts as one Brazilian flag.
6. The Flag in question must be from a Sovereign State: In other words, they are completely independent and are not under any other nation’s authority/rule.
1. Flags Change with the tides of International Politics: For example, if you previously had the Tibetan flag, after 1950 it turned into the Chinese flag. (This theory has changed. Refer to Amendment 1.)
2. Weighted Flags: If there is something worth mentioning about the flag, most likely it’s weighted, cooler. In the end, a flag is a flag; but being weighted makes it that much more unique in the eyes of the flagger. Listed below are some of the most common weighted flags:
a. Getting a flag in its country of origin: For example, getting the French flag in France.
b. Getting a “true,” “pure” or “undisputable” flag: True flags imply that a flag’s parents are both from the same country. For example, a Spaniard whose parents are both from Spain.
c. Getting a flag that comes from a country with a small population: For example, the Uruguayan flag is difficult to get because Uruguay’s population is small compared to the rest of the world’s total population (e.g., Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Andorra, small island nations).
d. Getting an “off the beaten track” flag: For example, Liechtenstein, Senegal, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, isolated South Pacific island nations, and any -Stan country from Central Asia, are all countries whose citizens probably do not stray far from home.
e. Getting a flag from a new country: For example, Montenegro and Serbia became independent in 2006; East Timor in 2002; Palau in 1994; Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Eritrea in 1993; and any of the fifteen countries that separated from the USSR in 1991.
f. There is something/anything interesting about the flag: Skin tone, natural hair color (e.g., redheads are very rare considering the majority of the world’s population has black hair [China, India, Arab world, sub-Saharan Africa, etc.]), and a flag from an island that is governed by a larger nation (e.g., getting the French flag from a citizen of Martinique or Reunion Island, or the Dutch flag from a citizen of Aruba), etc. are all good examples of flags with a twist.
3. Frame-of-Mind: Used to determine the nationality/flag of a person. One’s family background, history, or race is not their flag; it merely makes up a part of their identity.
4. Age-to-Flag Determination: If someone moved to a different country after 13 years of age, they are from the country of which they grew up in. By around 13, the person in question is already mentally hard-wired with the customs and culture of their country of origin. One must choose a culture that they identify themselves with more. That way, when they become sexually active, there won’t be any confusion about which flag they are.
5. Foreigner-in-a-Foreign-Land: It’s harder to get the flag from the same country you’re in. Thus, it is more likely you will get a flag from a foreigner staying at the hostel like you. (See Theory 2a.)
1. Make Goals For Yourself: Always have a couple of flags you’re gunning for. By doing so, you put positive energy out there. You may get another flag in the meantime, but at least you were aiming for something. For example, you do not have the Spanish or Italian flags. If you get the Argentinean flag, no worries. You got a new flag while staying the Spanish-Italian course.
1. Expired Flag Theory: (November 2009) Amending Theory 1. Whatever flag the person is at the time of the shag, is the flag you got.
2. Lesbian Manifesto: (November 2010) Amending Article 2. The only exception to the rule should be for lesbians.
3. UK Conundrum Theory: (January 2011) Amending Article 6. Each home nation (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) could be claimed, and a fifth flag, a British flag, could be claimed for any territory outside of mainland United Kingdom. For example, all Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies would be British flags.
4. Palestine Loophole Flag: (May 2011) Amending Article 6. Palestine is the only country in the world that is not a UN member, but has international recognition from the majority of world countries. The controversial loophole flag that is Palestine should be captureable.