Or, “I’m My Own Betsy Ross”
By Otis Klondike
President of the People’s Democratic Socialist Republic of Doggerland
So having decided to form a government-in-exile for my ancestral homeland Doggerland, I elected myself President and formed a High Commission with the immediate task of designing a flag.
The High Commission started with a field of red to represent the Fallen Heroes of the Lost Cause, with a bold white stripe for the spirit of those who live on. The green pip represents our lush forests and verdant plains, surrounded by a blue loop for the Cruel North Sea as it instills in our people the love of travel. The pip and loop are placed off-center because obvious.
This accomplished, the High Commission will now go into seclusion to compose a National Anthem.
Possible titles include:
- “Doggerland, Poor Doggerland”
- “Our Ancestral Homeland is Now the Bottom of the Sea”
- “Glub Glub Glub.”
We’re open to suggestions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.