How New Zealand Wasted $26,000,000 On A Flag

While but a mere piece of cloth, flags hold in them the hopes and dreams of an entire nation. Symbolic of everything their country stands for, flags are both deeply nostalgic and unflinchingly patriotic, so when your flag is constantly being mistaken for your next door neighbor’s, it makes sense that you might want to change it. It is for this reason that, in 2015, New Zealand attempted to change their flag for the low, low cost of $26,000,000. In this video, me and fellow kiwi Internet Historian set out to uncover what went down, what went wrong, and why we ended up with the result we did.


Needless to say, I don’t support that YouTube channel!

2015–2016 New Zealand flag referendums

Two New Zealand flag referendums were held by the New Zealand Government in November/December 2015 and March 2016 and resulted in the retention of the current flag of New Zealand.

Read more at Wikipedia

Change the NZ Flag (Wikipedia)

New Zealand flag debate (Wikipedia)

I know that we can all agree, there is only one way to add or replace a White country’s flag:

Denmark: The Oldest Germanic Country!

The oldest continuously used national flag

As Vermont Folk Troth puts it!

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