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Mike Luke
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Concerning the World at War edition of the game:
The Portuguese Flag in the Foreign Intervention counter is wrong. The Portuguese flag (since 1910) is green and red with a centered coat of arms. Before this flag, during the Monarchy, the flag was either all white or blue and white.

The Red and White flag used in the counter looks like the flag of the Republic of Malta or the flag of Benfica (the most popular soccer team in Portugal)
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Brian Train
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Mike, I answered your note on Consimworld, will answer it here too.

The flag mixup is indeed an erratum - an art department screwup that wasn't caught until too late. To me, it looks like the Polish flag, sideways. Anyway, these things happen.

To forestall the other inevitable question, the flag for Germany features the Balkenkreuz instead of the swastika. This flag never actually existed except for brief use as an aircraft recognition panel by German tanks during the early part of the War. This is not a mistake; I have been informed that it is Decision Games policy to eschew display of the swastika in its games because of the potential legal difficulties in sending copies to countries of the European Union. I know it's not 100% historically accurate by why borrow trouble?
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Yes, this things happen.
Thank you for the answer.
 
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Ubirajara Cavedon
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Mike and Brian,

A Brazilian law bans the swastika as a symbol. In other words: it can not be publically shown as part of a flag, banner, badge, etc. But it may appear in photos or drawings INSIDE magazines or books related to History.
For the History accuracy sake I thank the law has forgotten historical simulations.

Brian, congrats for Arriba España!

Cheers,

U S Cavedon
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Brian Train
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Thanks; I did not know that other countries outside of Europe had also banned display of the swastika.

And thank you for the congratulations - I hope you enjoy the game!

Brian
 
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