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24th Nov '17 11:57:24 AM nombretomado
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* Michel - Germany (see GermanPeculiarities)

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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]].
23rd Sep '17 8:26:59 AM Americanada
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* Brother Jonathan, the earlier representation of the USA, until Uncle Sam replaced him. Sometimes considered to be an earlier version of Uncle Sam.
17th May '17 7:03:28 PM TristanJeremiah
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** Also has a U.S. centric spinoff in WebComic/{{Stateball}}
25th Mar '17 2:24:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Marianne leads the French people on Eugène Delacroix' painting "Liberty Leading The People".

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* Marianne leads the French people on Eugène Delacroix' painting "Liberty Leading The People".



* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niederwalddenkmal Niederwalddenkmal]] near Rüdesheim was erected to commemorate the German unification of 1871. It is topped by a 10.5 metres tall bronze Germania.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niederwalddenkmal Niederwalddenkmal]] near Rüdesheim was erected to commemorate the German unification of 1871. It is topped by a 10.5 metres tall bronze Germania.



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* ''Webcomic/AfganisuTan'' personifies nations as well, though more in a ''Moe'' style with a focus on Central-Asia.

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* ''WebVideo/UnitedQueendom'' represents the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum using the gay couple Scott (Scotland) and Adrian (England), and, in one episode, [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname the Scandinavian Model]] (Scandinavia).

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* This [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/11/27/national-moe/ art book]] (Link is NSFW due to advertisements and thumbnails in the sidebar) depicts 74 countries as teenage girls, including North Korea.

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* This [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/11/27/national-moe/ art book]] (Link is NSFW due to advertisements and thumbnails in the sidebar) depicts 74 countries as teenage girls, including North Korea.Korea.

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18th Jan '17 3:43:19 PM Luppercus
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* Spoofed in ''Series/ElChapulinColorado'', whilst Chapulin seems to be the personification of Mexico (or sometimes Latin America as he's call the "hero of Latin America"), his bitter rival is Super Sam (mix of UncleSam and {{Superman}}) whose main weapon is a bag of money.
25th Aug '16 12:16:56 PM DaibhidC
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* John Bull - Britain (or occasionally [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK England]], with his sister Lil representing Scotland and his brother or cousin Jonathan representing the USA)

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* John Bull - Britain (or occasionally [[UsefulNotes/BritainVersusTheUK England]], with his sister Lil or Peg representing Scotland and his brother or cousin Jonathan representing the USA)
31st Jul '16 12:39:27 PM nombretomado
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* Uncle Sam is an actual comic book superhero from the 40's (currently owned by DCComics, and best known for being the leader of the ComicBook/FreedomFighters superteam.) He is the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal embodiment]] of the Spirit of America, created by the Founding Fathers using a magical talisman.

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* Uncle Sam is an actual comic book superhero from the 40's (currently owned by DCComics, Creator/DCComics, and best known for being the leader of the ComicBook/FreedomFighters superteam.) He is the [[AnthropomorphicPersonification literal embodiment]] of the Spirit of America, created by the Founding Fathers using a magical talisman.
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