Originally Posted by Tommycat
Basically it comes down to being that you are claiming that country for the one higher up. Or you are claiming that territory for the country whose flag is raised the highest. Technically it could be construed as a declaration of war.
I am afraid of flags now...
It seems like an outdated law at least. Like, back in the days when throwing your flag down basically meant you owned that land. Doesn't really work that way anymore.