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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a standard storage area on site-15, within a sealed cardboard box. Removal of it from said cardboard box must be authorized by site staff Level 3 4 or higher.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a standard cylindrical plastic desktop flagpole measuring 30 cm in length, and 5 mm in diameter. It is decorated by a spherical plastic ball at the top, measuring at 1 centimeter in diameter. It has a base which is approximately 4.5 cm in diameter. There are no manufacturer imprints on it, and it is estimated to have been manufactured in the year 20██.

For SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties to manifest, the flag of an existing, or pre-existing sovereign nation must be placed on the flagpole. What is considered to be a “sovereign state” by SCP-XXXX is unknown, but it is theorized to follow the United Nation’s definition of a sovereign state, though more research is being conducted on the subject.

Direct exposure to the flag on SCP-XXXX will cause the subject to have an inflated sense of patriotism towards the country, regardless of country of residence or ancestry. Within about 48 hours’ worth of exposure, the subject will display patriotic behaviors which are considered unusual even to citizens of the actual country utilizing the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX. Such behaviors include, but are not limited to, performing pledges to the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX, reciting the anthem of the country utilizing the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX, preferring to listen to music originating from the country displayed by SCP-XXXX, and even gaining extensive knowledge of the history of the country displayed by SCP-XXXX. If the country flag displayed by SCP-XXXX is a country which does not officially exist, the subject afflicted by SCP-XXXX will desperately attempt to prove the official existence of the country, or create a detailed and formulaic plan to reunite the country, despite the subject often having no military or political experience.

Addendum: Within 96 hours of exposure to the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX, the subject's displays of patriotism intensified, sometimes violent jingoism towards the county utilizing the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX. The subject is willing to perform activities they once thought immoral, such as converting religion, breaking personal ties, and committing acts of violence on the basis of the country utilizing the flag displayed by SCP-XXXX. At this point, subjects will enter a rage state and attempt to assault other persons in their vicinity. It is unknown whether a subject's choice of persons to assault has any correlation to the flag raised on SCP-XXXX, yet subjects often express violence in the name of the country utilizing the flag displayed on SCP-XXXX, most often by yelling violent and nationalistic phrases in the said country's first language.

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