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United States of the World

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image by Eugene Ipavec and Joe McMillan, 22 June 2009

In the book, by Peter George, Commander 1, Dell, New York, 1965, page 246 there is a description of the flag of the fictional United States of the World.

Set in a near, post-apocalyptic world, the flag is described as;

"Outside the hut the new flag of the United States of the World flew at the head of the newly erected flag pole. The flag had at its top left quarter a replica of the old flag of the U.S.A., while on the rest was a white globe set against a deep blue background."

The author also wrote Red Alert, which was loosely the genesis for the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (aka Dr. Strangelove).
James Ferrigan III, 13 March 2008

This is in effect a US blue ensign. I wonder if he meant a globe with just the meridians etc. shown or a "map" one? If the latter, it could only show one hemisphere, although given the US flag in the canton it would likely be the Western. It could also be a UN-style azimuthal projection or a pseudo-globe with the continents inside a disc, like the Space: Above and Beyond UN flag. But the former is easier to draw
Eugene Ipavec, 10 August 2009