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7th Apr '18 12:09:07 AM DragonQuestZ
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* Uncle Sam - USA (representing the American ''government'')

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* Uncle Sam - USA (representing the American ''government'')''government''), Columbia used to be one, but Lady Liberty seems to have overtaken her in popular consciousness.



* In a nod to the ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' cartoons mentioned below, the frontispiece of Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' is an in-universe political cartoon of Borogravia kicking Zlobenia [[GroinAttack in the crotch]], while Morporkia (the personification of [[WretchedHive Ankh-Morpork]], looking like our world's Britannia) sarcastically looks on.

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* In a nod to the ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'' cartoons mentioned below, the frontispiece of Terry Pratchett's ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' is has an in-universe political cartoon of Borogravia kicking Zlobenia [[GroinAttack in the crotch]], while Morporkia (the personification of the city state [[WretchedHive Ankh-Morpork]], looking like our world's who resembles Britannia) sarcastically looks on.
on. This a nod to the ''Magazine/{{Punch}}''.
19th Feb '18 11:11:46 PM EdnaWalker
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* Adelita - Mexico
5th Feb '18 4:22:01 PM FF32
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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1761 SCP-1761]] seems to be the personification of a country that doesn't exist. Or he may be a former human who somehow became a country. Or perhaps he is just a delusional RealityWarper who thinks he is a country.

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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1761 SCP-1761]] seems to be the personification of a country that doesn't exist. Or he may be a former human who somehow became a country. Or perhaps he is just a delusional RealityWarper who thinks he is a country.
28th Jan '18 8:15:58 PM legendaryweredragon
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1761 SCP-1761]] seems to be the personification of a country that doesn't exist. Or he may be a former human who somehow became a country. Or perhaps he is just a delusional RealityWarper who thinks he is a country.

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* ''WebOriginal/SCPFoundation'': [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1761 SCP-1761]] seems to be the personification of a country that doesn't exist. Or he may be a former human who somehow became a country. Or perhaps he is just a delusional RealityWarper who thinks he is a country.
28th Jan '18 8:14:59 PM legendaryweredragon
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[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1761 SCP-1761]] seems to be the personification of a country that doesn't exist. Or he may be a former human who somehow became a country. Or perhaps he is just a delusional RealityWarper who thinks he is a country.
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17th Dec '17 4:06:06 PM Liberlandball
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* WebVideo/AlternateHistoryHub uses colored human figures with their flags on their stomach, with some other differences (USA is blue, has Sunglasses and the flag is in the shape of a star, the Soviet Union is red and wears a ushanka, etc.)
24th Nov '17 11:57:24 AM nombretomado
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* Michel - Germany (see GermanPeculiarities)

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* Michel - Germany (see GermanPeculiarities)UsefulNotes/GermanPeculiarities)
19th Nov '17 2:38:34 PM DaibhidC
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* "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/585743 The World is Flat]]" is set in an ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' version of the Literature/{{Discworld}}, and features the personifications of Ankh-Morpork, Lancre, the Agatean Empire and Uberwald.
27th Oct '17 11:41:52 AM DustSnitch
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This is a [[SubTrope particular type]] of AnthropomorphicPersonification that depicts a country (or some other sociopolitical or geographical unit) as one person, using that person's actions and foibles to make a comment on the country's politics and history. Sometimes this "person" is an animal or landmark (like the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty). While it is OlderThanDirt with precedents going as far back as TheMiddleAges if not AncientGreece (the myth of Europa and Asia), this technique has been closely associated with newspaper political cartoons for the past few hundred years, and nowadays can be found in webcomics as well. As such, it may be considered a genre of comic, though it's been known to appear in other media (such as the anime of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'') once in a blue moon.

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This is a [[SubTrope particular type]] of AnthropomorphicPersonification that depicts a country (or some other sociopolitical or geographical unit) as one person, using that person's actions and foibles to make a comment on the country's politics and history. Sometimes this "person" is an animal or landmark (like the UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty).Art/StatueOfLiberty). While it is OlderThanDirt with precedents going as far back as TheMiddleAges if not AncientGreece (the myth of Europa and Asia), this technique has been closely associated with newspaper political cartoons for the past few hundred years, and nowadays can be found in webcomics as well. As such, it may be considered a genre of comic, though it's been known to appear in other media (such as the anime of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'') once in a blue moon.



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* The Art/StatueOfLiberty represents the democracy of American, which offers the torch of enlightenment to all the "poor and huddled masses" of the world.






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* The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty has a similar place for the USA, at least as a female personification, although the strictly national personification is the slightly different Columbia. The gimlet-eyed and stern Uncle Sam might be a male version.



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24th Sep '17 12:02:16 AM TroperNo9001
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* Not as people but, the [[Webcomic/{{Polandball}} ''Polandball'']] comics follow this trope to a T with the countries being, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin balls]].

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* Not as people but, the [[Webcomic/{{Polandball}} ''Polandball'']] ''[[Webcomic/{{Polandball}} Polandball]]'' comics follow this trope to a T with the countries being, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin balls]].
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