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The "Northwest American Republic" is a fictional construct created by Harold Covington, a long-time fringe figure in the neo-Nazi movement.
The flag for this fictional nation was also used by Covington as a symbol for his own small group, the Northwest Front.
The "Republic" and its flag are based on the so-called "Northwest Imperative," a longstanding call by some white supremacists, including Covington, for white people to move to the Pacific Northwest and establish their own country there. Covington promoted this idea on the Internet and in various novels.
Covington, ostracized by most of the white supremacist movement, had few followers, but did have a significant Internet presence that could catch the attention of would-be white supremacists.
Covington died in 2018 but the Northwest Front has continued to be active, at least on-line, announcing in a July 2019 podcast that it was "here to stay."