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Thunder in Paradise (television series)

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Many years ago Thunder in Paradise was an American TV series.
Rickard Linder, 23 January 2000

Northern Tananasia

Name of the country

My Russian is not good enough to catch the name of the country in the Russian overdubbed version with German episode titles of part one. On the other hand, so far I've found two references, at the Aminare TV and Telvis sites, that both seem to refer to it as Northern Tananasia.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 February 2014

National flag

[Northern Tananasia]
image by Rickard Linder and Marc Pasquin, added 2000

In one of the episodes the characters of the series visited an imaginary arabian country. In some scenes the nation's flag was visible. As you can see the flag is divided into four equal fields with a diamond shaped field in the middle. The top left field is red, the top right field is blue with a white star, the bottom left field is green with a white(or maybe yellow) palm tree, the bottom right field is black and the diamond shaped field is white with the islamic symbols, the moon and the star (as in for example the Turkish flag) in gold (I think it was gold colored but I'm not 100% sure).
Rickard Linder, 23 January 2000

The flag appears in the episodes Sealed with a Kismet (ep. 6 & 7). At YouTube. In part one, the flag can be seen as a car flag at 22:31. Mostly the reverse is shown, though, which is shown to indeed be in reverse but without the charges.

In part two, at a wedding, a flag is hung in such a way that we can take a good look at it, at 15:24. This good look shows us that the lozenge is actually a square, and compared to the image above the moon, without star, faces the other way. (Later images look like there might be some small, dark-coloured charges as well, but those are bullet holes.)

A nice flying flag is part of a sequence from approximately 27:00. At first we only see the obverse, which again has charges, but later we can also catch glimpses from the other side, and I'm tempted to say it does not have any charges there.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 February 2014

[Northern Tananasia captured]
image captured from video by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 February 2014

Other flags

In the scene starting at 25:32, two red flags with gold fringe are carried after the prince and his female companion, but we see those flags almost only from the sinister-hoist side, which is plain. What looks like a gold fringed plain dark green flag is present as well, in the very small multitude of populace, and that one is certainly blank on both sides.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 7 February 2014