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Robinsonís Red/Green/Blue Mars trilogy

Last modified: 2005-07-23 by antonio martins
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At http://www.geocities.com/fra_nl/history.html, two flags set within Kim Stanley Robinsonís Red/Green/Blue Mars trilogy. I have no idea if these appear in the books, but I donít think so.
Jorge Candeias, 05 Nov 2001


Red Mars (before 2100)

[red circle and black]
by Jorge Candeias, 05 Nov 2001

The first Martian flag, a red circle on a black background, was designed by Mark Knoke in the late twentieth century. Clearly inspired by the Japanese banner, itís obvious what it stands for: a red planet in the blackness of space. Throughout the twenty-first century the flag was used by the Mars Society, the colonists and Unacodema.
Jorge Candeias, 05 Nov 2001,
quoting from http://www.geocities.com/fra_nl/history.html


Independent Mars (after 2100)

[Mars flag, 2100]
by Jorge Candeias, 05 Nov 2001

When Mars gained independence in 2100, the need was felt for a new flag that had more relation with the current state of the planet, on which the colors green and blue were establishing their position next to the original red. With the green of the vegetation more or less positioned in between the northern seas and the red south, one could argue that the planet designed its own flag. A diagramatic representation of the four supervolcanoes and Valles Marineris was added.
Jorge Candeias, 05 Nov 2001,
quoting from http://www.geocities.com/fra_nl/history.html