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15th Apr '16 8:46:08 PM R1ck
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* Austria - just guess
7th Mar '16 3:42:46 PM Menshevik
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** There are also many female personifications of German states and cities, e. g. Bavaria, Berolina (UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}), Borussia (Prussia), and Hammonia (UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}), Saxonia. The city-state of Bremen is traditionally represented by the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremen_Roland Bremer Roland]]'', a 15th century statue of one of Charlemagne's paladins.

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** There are also many female personifications of German states and cities, e. g. Bavaria, Berolina (UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}), Borussia (Prussia), and Hammonia (UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}), and Saxonia. The city-state of Bremen is traditionally represented by the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremen_Roland Bremer Roland]]'', a 15th century statue of one of Charlemagne's paladins.
7th Mar '16 3:41:00 PM Menshevik
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* Holger Danske - Denmark (another paladin of Charlemagne)
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid_of_Warsaw Mermaid of Warsaw]] - Warsaw



* An 18.5 metres tall[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue bronze statue of Bavaria]] overlooks the ''Theresienwiese'' in Munich, where the {{Oktoberfest}} is held.

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* An 18.5 metres tall[[https://en.tall [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue bronze statue of Bavaria]] overlooks the ''Theresienwiese'' in Munich, where the {{Oktoberfest}} is held.
7th Mar '16 3:33:54 PM Menshevik
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** There are also many female personifications of German states and cities, e. g. Bavaria, Berolina (UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}), Borussia (Prussia), and Hammonia (UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}).

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** There are also many female personifications of German states and cities, e. g. Bavaria, Berolina (UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}), Borussia (Prussia), and Hammonia (UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}).(UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}), Saxonia. The city-state of Bremen is traditionally represented by the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bremen_Roland Bremer Roland]]'', a 15th century statue of one of Charlemagne's paladins.



* Austria - just guess



* An 18.5 metres high [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue bronze statue of Bavaria]] overlooks the ''Theresienwiese'' in Munich, where the {{Oktoberfest}} is held.
* 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 high Germania.

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* An 18.5 metres high [[https://en.tall[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue bronze statue of Bavaria]] overlooks the ''Theresienwiese'' in Munich, where the {{Oktoberfest}} is held.
* 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 high tall bronze Germania.
7th Mar '16 3:25:23 PM Menshevik
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** There are also many female personifications of German states and cities, e. g. Bavaria, Berolina (UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}}), Borussia (Prussia), and Hammonia (UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}).




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* An 18.5 metres high [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bavaria_statue bronze statue of Bavaria]] overlooks the ''Theresienwiese'' in Munich, where the {{Oktoberfest}} is held.
* 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 high Germania.
* Volgograd has ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls The Motherland Calls]]'' atop Mamayev Kurgan. This personification of the nation is the world's tallest statue of a woman (91 metres without the pedestal).






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

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* The UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty has a similar place for the USA, at least as a female personification.personification, although the strictly national personification is the slightly different Columbia. The gimlet-eyed and stern Uncle Sam might be a male version.
4th Mar '16 10:40:01 PM megarockman
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[[AC: FanFic]]
* ''FanFic/ParisBurning'' is set in a world where cities have anthropomorphic personifications.




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* WebVideo/CGPGrey videos depict countries (as well as other political entities like states or territories and [=NGOs=] like the International Olympic Committee) as female stick figures starting from "How Many Countries Are There?" Their skirts contain the patterns of their country's flags to identify them, and some countries get other features drawn on as well: the US [[AmericansAreCowboys carries a gun holster]], monarchies like the UK wear crowns, Russia or the Soviet Union sometimes wears an ushanka, etc.



* 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.

[[AC: FanFic]]
* ''FanFic/ParisBurning'' is set in a world where cities have anthropomorphic personifications.

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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.

[[AC: FanFic]]
* ''FanFic/ParisBurning'' is set in a world where cities have anthropomorphic personifications.
Korea.
18th Jan '16 7:37:32 AM ClipboardFox22
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\n* ''Series/StudioC'' has two sketches featuring this, "International Relations" and "National Relations: Republicans vs. Democrats".
19th Jun '15 6:40:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In a nod to the ''{{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 ''{{Punch}}'' ''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.



* ''{{Punch}}'''s political cartoons helped popularise some of the classic personifications.
* ''PrivateEye'' sometimes uses them.


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* ''{{Punch}}'''s ''Magazine/{{Punch}}'''s political cartoons helped popularise some of the classic personifications.
* ''PrivateEye'' ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' sometimes uses them.

3rd Jun '15 12:03:00 PM Morgenthaler
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** Hehehe, [[IncrediblyLamePun "Hammer Space"]].

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** Hehehe, [[IncrediblyLamePun "Hammer Space"]].
2nd May '15 11:06:25 AM Patachou
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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 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 StatueOfLiberty).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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* Marianne leads the French people on Eugène Delacroix' painting "Freedom Leads The People".



* The Statue of Liberty has a similar place for the USA, at least as a female personification. The gimlet-eyed and stern Uncle Sam might be a male version.

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* The Statue of Liberty UsefulNotes/StatueOfLiberty has a similar place for the USA, at least as a female personification. The gimlet-eyed and stern Uncle Sam might be a male version.
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