Can you come with a winning strategy for the 21 Flags game featured in the reality show Survivor?

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Vivekanand Vellanki
This was a game featured in the popular TV reality show Survivor. The game is called 21 flags. Your team takes turns against another team removing flags. You want to be the team that removes the last flag. The twist is that on each turn the team must remove 1, 2, or 3 flags. You have to decide how many flags to remove on each turn. Can you figure out the best way to play this game? Would you rather go first or second?