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North Korea's flag proposals 1948

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[North Korea's flag proposal 1948]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 April 2016

[North Korea's flag proposal 1948]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 April 2016

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Possible variants of a future flag of the DPRK showes this painting. In the left corner, two proposals are displayed on the easel. The decision of the great leader Kim Il Sung has been known for more than 68 years. Look please the background.
Jens Pattke, 24 April 2016

Here's another article from the same source, regarding the same topic.
By the way: shouldn't those two flags mentioned by Jens on the board be proposals and as such, be giffed?
This very same image was first mentioned by Kim, on August 4, 2015 dealing with the coat of arms.
Esteban Rivera, 25 April 2016

I don't know if they are proposals. I'm not sure how to determine the level of accuracy in that source, or in that image. But you could include them as props in the The Great Leader Gives His People Their Flag scene.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 25 April 2016

The background shows the current flag  in its usual 1:2 ratio, but the two "proposals" on the easel seem to be less oblong, around 3:5 (I arrived to this conclusion after manipulating the image to eliminate the effect of perspective, aiming at circular discs).
Both proposals show a white disc, while the finished design on the wall shows already the red star of the actual flag. The red star being what it is, it was a no-brainer to include it in any proposal - I don't know why it was ommited in the proposals: To avoid giving credit to those discarded projects, however ahistorical and apocryphal? As some other weird local custom, akin to ommit Muhammad's face in some Islamic art?
I made FotW standard images for these two designs, using however the color specs in our image, to match it, not the slightly darker blue suggested in the painting (which, being photorealistic, might not be intended as prescritive). I did not include the stars that one might supposed to have been there all along; I made the discs' diameters identical to the national flag's.
The top flag design is a blue flag with a large hoist triangle extending to the hoist and containing a white disc in its incenter.
The top flag design is identical to the actual national flag but the (starless) disc is centered on its width.
These are surely not proposals, as how the North Korean flag come to be is known (as given in the interesting article Esteban found), but they are presented as such, at least implicitly (it would be sweet to find the original context of this painting, and text accompaniying it), in the classic style of Derranged Dictator Rewrites History.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 April 2016