Some SE sites have questions that apply only to certain countries, or where answers should at least take laws or customs in the country in question into account. Example SE sites would be Workplace, Academia, Expats, Travel, Money or Law. These sites use country tags for this purpose.
Recently, it has been proposed on Meta.Workplace to make these country tags visually distinct, to draw attention to them and avoid people posting answers that simply don't apply to a question tagged with a specific country. The currently top-voted answer suggests adding an icon to country tags, like a globe. This might be doable using the wiring for sponsored tags. The same question at Meta.Academia and Meta.Travel also seem to be popular.
We could, for instance, add small flags to tags: However, there seem to be political reasons against this, as per some comments, plus one could imagine disputes about flags (might the PR of China have problems with the Taiwanese flag? Saudi Arabia's flag with the Shahada may be problematic for religious reasons.). A stylized globe would be more politically neutral. I'll set up answers for voting.
I'd like to ask the good folks at SE to allow adding such an icon to country tags. It could then be up to the individual sites whether or not to actually use this feature. (I'd assume people at Travel or Expats don't overlook a country tag as often as they might at Workplace or Academia.)