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  1. Since no one else has done it, I'm going to try to explain all of the jokes all at once.  
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  5. Iceland = Flag of Panama, another tax haven  
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  7. Ireland = Flag of the UK, which colonized Ireland for centuries  
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  9. UK = Flag of the EU, which the UK voted to Brexit  
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  11. France = Flag of Algeria, a former integral part of France which France surrendered after a protracted guerilla war, also there's some ethnic tensions with Franco-Algerians  
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  13. Spain = Flag of Catalonian separatists, which were recently violently suppressed after a referendum to leave Spain  
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  15. Portugal = Flag of Brazil, a former Portuguese colony which has eclipsed it  
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  17. Morocco = Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, the separatist government of Western Sahara  
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  19. Algeria = Flag of Organisation Armée Secrète, a French anti-independence paramilitary  
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  21. Tunisia = I think Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, former dictator, ousted in the Arab Spring?  
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  23. Italy = Spaghetti with what looks like ketchup, a very American treatment of Italian food  
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  25. Greece = Flag of Turkey, which colonized Greece for a few hundred years and with which Greece has several outstanding disputes  
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  27. Cyprus = Flag of the UN, which monitors the buffer zone dividing the island  
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  29. Lebanon = Flag of Israel, which Lebanon does not recognize as a country despite fighting several wars with it  
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  31. Syria = Old flag of Syria, used by the Syrian rebels  
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  33. Turkey = Flag of Kurdistan.  President Erdogan views Kurdish nationalism as literally worse than ISIS  
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  35. Bulgaria = Flag of Romania  
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  37. Romania = Flag of the Romani people, or gypsies, a large ethnic minority who are ... not very popular in Eastern Europe  
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  39. Serbia = Flag of Kosovo, but Kosovo is part of Serbia  
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  41. Macedonia = Statue of Alexander over flag of Greece, suggesting Alexander is Greek. Thanks to u/Joe_The_Eskimo1337 and /u/acgj.  
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  43. Albania = Flag of ISIS.  Albania often comes under attack from the far-right for being majority-Muslim  
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  45. Montenegro = Flag of Serbia  
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  47. Bosnia = Serbian cross over Serbian flag?  Suggesting Bosnia is Serb and/or a horrible mishmash?  
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  49. Croatia + Slovenia = Combined into one country.  Looks like it could be former Serbian President Slobodan Milošević, who supported Serb separatists in Croatia and Bosnia, but I'm not sure, since most of the face is cut off.  
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  51. Austria = Flag of Australia  
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  53. Switzerland = Annexed into Germany  
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  55. Germany = Flag of Nazi Germany  
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  57. Belgium = 404 not found, referencing the ~~meme~~ self-evident fact that Belgium is a made up country  
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  59. Luxembourg = Annexed into Belgium  
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  61. Netherlands = Flooded by rising sea levels  
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  63. Denmark = Flag of Sweden  
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  65. Norway = Flag of Denmark  
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  67. Sweden = Flag of Iraq, referencing idea that Muslim immigrants are overrunning Sweden  
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  69. Finland = Flag of USSR, referencing Winter War and Finlandization  
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  71. Russia = Pride flag used for a notoriously homophobic country  
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  73. Estonia = Russian flag being planted, presumably on Estonian soil  
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  75. Lithuania + Latvia = Combined into one country with a small potato.  Based on the comments, this is a meme in the Baltics  
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  77. Belarus = Flag of Russia, of which Belarus is basically a satellite state these days  
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  79. Poland = Flag of Indonesia, which is the upside-down Polish flag  
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  81. Czech Republic = Logo for rollout of Czechia, the short name the government tried to get people to use in English that almost no one does  
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  83. Slovakia = Flag of Czechia  
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  85. Hungary = 1956 over scene of the Revolution of 1956, which was brutally suppressed by the Soviets  
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  87. Moldavia = Flag of the breakaway Russian puppet region of Transnistria  
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  89. Ukraine = American flag and muppet Bert, suggesting Ukraine is an American puppet  
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  91. Crimea = Flag of Russia, which invaded and annexed Crimea in 2014 
 
 
 
 
Written by Xan Manning, 2010.