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What or who am I?

My name is not Jack, to many this is my name

A mighty empire brought me to fame

Though now it is gone, I am still around

And sometimes I even make people feel proud

Together I brought millions of people

Beneath me has died patriotic people

A mish-mash of cultures, that's who I am

Although the dragons do think, that I ignore them

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  • $\begingroup$ "bought me to fame" ? Is that correct? $\endgroup$ – ErikE Sep 20 '16 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ @ErikE edited, "brought" would be more correct (I think)... I never know which to use. $\endgroup$ – jordsta95 Sep 20 '16 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ I could see "bought me fame", but with the preposition it would have to be "brought me to fame". $\endgroup$ – ErikE Sep 20 '16 at 16:28
  • $\begingroup$ Got me - I don't know Jack. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft Sep 22 '16 at 13:37
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Answer:

flag

Explanation:

My name is not Jack, to many this is my name

Many people call the UK flag the Union Jack, though that's not its official name.

A mighty empire bought me to fame

The British Empire.

Though now it is gone, I am still around

The British Empire collapsed in the early-to-mid 20th century, but the flag is still used.

And sometimes I even make people feel proud

Nationalism and patriotic feeling.

Together I brought millions of people

There are more than 60 million people in Britain.

Beneath me has died patriotic people

Many soldiers have died in war beneath this flag.

A mish-mash of cultures, that's who I am

Britain is indeed a mish-mash of cultures: English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, with history and customs taken from the Normans, the Saxons, the Norse, various Germanic tribes, ...

Although the dragons do think, that I ignore them

The flag contains elements of the English, Scottish, and Irish flags, but not the Welsh flag with its dragon.

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You are:

Union Jack (the British flag, dragon part being related to St. George's cross).

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    $\begingroup$ Correct (sorta, the name's Union Flag), however, you should put your reasoning (as every line does give a hint) $\endgroup$ – jordsta95 Sep 20 '16 at 8:45
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It might also be a

headphone jack

Explanation:

My name is not Jack, to many this is my name

It is not officially called jack, but it is often referred to as a headphone jack.

A mighty empire bought me to fame

It became very popular after it came out in Walkman, mighty empire being Sony.

Though now it is gone, I am still around

As we all know it iPhone 7 doesn't have a headphone jack anymore, but it is still widely used in basically every other phone and a bunch of other machines.

And sometimes I even make people feel proud

Some people might be proud of having it in their phone and mock those with iPhone 7.

Together I brought millions of people

People can connect with each other by speaking through headphones that connect to a headphone jack

Beneath me has died patriotic people

Was Steve Jobs patriotic?

A mish-mash of cultures, that's who I am

Regardless of culture, everyone uses a headphone jack.

Although the dragons do think, that I ignore them

Although dragons might think, headphone jack don't want none of that so he just ignores those dragons!

I know a few of the answers are quite far-fetched, but that's the only Jack I could think of while reading this riddle.

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