Very similar to Prussia
, except that this is not an outrageously stereotyped portrayal of Imperial Germany
, but an Ersatz-Kaiserreich with any
degree of accuracy and outrageousness. Tell-tale signs include:
Of course, there might be an example which is a well-done historical allegory full of accurate representations of the Imperial period, but hey, why bother?
Compare Glorious Mother Russia
for similar parent-country symbolism.
Anime and Manga
- As the storm clouds gathered over Europe and the Far East, Pulp Magazine hero Secret Service Operator #5 (1934 - 1939) fought attempts by various foreign armies to conquer the United States, including the Purple Empire which was every inch this trope.