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Flag of MAI Solidarity

Created in the Third world war, the flag of MAI solidarity quickly gained notoriety among both warring sides, and became significant in other events throughout history as the flag all MAI, regardless of type, are represented under.  

Conception

In 1985, a very revolutionary event was going on, called The March of The Resting Guns, where in direct protest of the war, MAI refused to fight the opposing side. The flag began to come into play after the first instance of this event, the parking of Amira and Victoria Stonewall, where the two T-34 tanks, after finding their way to the head of their procession, come to a halt and unloaded their guns into the ground. Seeing this, the tanks of the opposing side came to a.. rather confused stop, but never fired. This standstill then turned into a slow procession, all ground units turning on their treads and heading east. Though the flag didn't exist at this point, when MAI whom didn't take part in the initial event caught wind, they called upon each other to make a symbol that invited other units to rebel, and the flag of MAI solidarity was created. Due to a lack of better materials, the flag was normally painted upon a white cloth, like a bedspread or table cloth.  

Design

The design and symbolism of this flag is quite simple; the blue represents all nautical MAI and the sea, the red represents Aviary MAI and the sky. Yellow, though not always having been yellow, represents the land and all tracked/wheeled MAI; this being added last because during the war, the yellow portion was initially white for the sake of conserving time and paint on making the flag.  

Uses Later in History

After the war, the flag started to quietly lose popularity due to it no longer being needed as the war had ended, but in the next few decades, it would come back stronger than ever with additional symbolism. After the war, governments across the world were confused as to what to do with their new, sentient war-machine companions. They obviously couldn't be disposed of, as with their intelligence, killing them could very well be considered murder, but a fraction of the public wanted nothing to do with them. What was the solution? Officials eventually turned to Lazarus, the young data farm AI being prepared to be put into a position of political power, and his prompt decision was to let them integrate into society. This at first seemed like it would be a problem, at least, that was the case until human units that fought in the war alongside MAI began to step up in support of them gaining equal rights. To them, it seemed like more than enough of a payment to them for fighting alongside them so bravely, and anything less would be a dishonor on their people. Other groups, obviously, didn't take to this very kindly, and civil unrest began to grow around the decision. This, as you may be able to see, is where the flag begins to come back. Humans began to make their own flags of MAI solidarity, and fly them at protests along with their MAI companions who were doing the same, and these marches began to grow very akin to the pride parades we see in our own time, dressing up in their flag's colors and making them seem like huge celebrations.   In present day, you can still see this flag here and there, but of anything, it's become mostly a historical symbol. Some MAI have it hanging in their homes, it flies on the flag poles of various historical places like museums and war landmarks, and on the anniversaries of different events, especially that of The March of The Resting Guns, it can be found filling shops and streets and being worn by various MAI whether its on an antenna, or painted on with wash-off paints.


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