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To: TheAngryClam
The flag of Scotland, I presume?

Why do some Scots feel strongly about this? To me, this is like the silly "neo-Confederates" who want to leave the grand Union for a stub.

Why make yourself weaker?
4 posted on 04/22/2003 7:48:54 PM PDT by Illbay
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To: Illbay
The Cross of St. Andrews, one of the Scottish flags.

I think it's a throwback to the days of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which you can read about here.
5 posted on 04/22/2003 7:52:31 PM PDT by TheAngryClam (Victory over Iraq - God go with our soldiers.)
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To: Illbay
The Scottish flag is flown at many sports matches. Remember, in rugby (particularly) the Four nations (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) is one of the premier competitions.

Having your own flag is something to be proud of, friend.
6 posted on 04/22/2003 7:52:59 PM PDT by Happygal
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To: Illbay
Scotland is a country with its own history. Its independence was sold in a game of Royal Succession where James VI of Scotland became James I of England.

The 13 Colonies were liberated as a nation. The 13 origional states never existed as independent countries. None had their own languages or thousands+ year histories.
8 posted on 04/22/2003 11:24:09 PM PDT by rmlew ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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