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The hero, for ceremonial reasons, has to come up with a flag for the Galactic Federation, which he represents. IIRC the Federation did not have a flag, it being an alien concept, but the hero, a human from Earth and therefore familiar with the idea, devised a flag of a black field (for space) bearing a white diamond - which represented the Federation World itself - a vast diamond-shaped artificial habitat, big enough to contain an entire solar system inside it.
Which leads me to wonder that since most Air Force ensigns have a sky-blue field, if in the next century Space Navies become established, will their ensigns tend to have black fields?
Roy Stilling, 10 February 1996