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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 Art/StatueOfLiberty). While it is OlderThanDirt with precedents going as far back as TheMiddleAges if not UsefulNotes/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 [[NationalAnimalStereotypes animal]] or landmark (like the Art/StatueOfLiberty). While it is OlderThanDirt with precedents going as far back as TheMiddleAges if not UsefulNotes/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.


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 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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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 Art/StatueOfLiberty). While it is OlderThanDirt with precedents going as far back as TheMiddleAges if not AncientGreece UsefulNotes/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.


** Except for [[EldritchAbomination Reichtangle]]. Also Israel is a hypercube because of [[GeniusBonus Jewish Physics]]. And Nepal is a monster, due to its non-standard flag design.

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** Except for [[EldritchAbomination Reichtangle]].German Empire. Also Israel is a hypercube because of [[GeniusBonus Jewish Physics]]. And Nepal is a monster, due to its non-standard flag design.


* Rodina or Rodina Mat' or Mother Russia - [[CaptainObvious Russia]]

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* Rodina or Rodina Mat' or Mother Russia - [[CaptainObvious Russia]]Russia



* Bharat Mata ("Mother India") - [[CaptainObvious India]] (this one's politicized even within India, so handle with care)

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* Bharat Mata ("Mother India") - [[CaptainObvious India]] India (this one's politicized even within India, so handle with care)


* 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 Art/StatueOfLiberty represents the democracy of American, America, which offers the torch of enlightenment to all the "poor and huddled masses" of the world.world. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam represents the [[SignificantMonogram US]] government (hence the trope of him [[UncleSamWantsYou wanting you to do something for him]]), and it used to be customary for the United State as a whole to be depicted as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name) Columbia.]]

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* Germany, especially in the Imperial German era, is often depicted as Germania, a young, winged angelic maiden holding a pike with an iron cross on it, and a winged helmet. Notable depictions include the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Pillar in Berlin.
* [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Mother Russia]]. Exemplified at Stalingrad with a huge statue of her raising her sword to lead her children to war.

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* In Music/{{Rammstein}}'s music video for "Deutschland", Germania is presented as a black woman, played by German actress Ruby Commey.
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* Bulgaria in its modern history is referred to as "Mother" or depicted as a young woman in a dress holding a sword in one hand and a banner in the other. After the initial project for its restoration was scrapped in 1878''[[labelnote:*]]with the ensuing Treaty of Berlin leaving the Bulgarian-populated sections of Thrace and Macedonia as an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire ("Eastern Rumelia") and fully under the Empire's control, respectively[[/labelnote]]'', Thrace and Macedonia, left out of its borders, were typically depicted as "sisters" of Bulgaria proper, weaponless and dejected. Notably, a painting commemorating the 1885 union of Bulgaria with Thrace as the two sisters standing side by side, with Bulgaria wrapping her cloak around Rumelia's shoulders.

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* Bulgaria in its modern history is referred to as "Mother" or depicted as a young woman in a dress holding a sword in one hand and a banner in the other. After the initial project for its restoration was scrapped in 1878''[[labelnote:*]]with the ensuing Treaty of Berlin leaving the Bulgarian-populated sections of Thrace and Macedonia as an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire ("Eastern Rumelia") and fully under the Empire's control, respectively[[/labelnote]]'', Thrace and Macedonia, left out of its borders, were typically depicted as "sisters" of Bulgaria proper, weaponless and dejected. Notably, a painting commemorating the 1885 union of Bulgaria with Thrace as the two sisters standing side by side, with Bulgaria wrapping her cloak around Rumelia's Thrace's shoulders.


* Bulgaria in its modern history is referred to as "Mother" or depicted as a young woman in a dress holding a sword in one hand and a banner in the other. After the initial project for its restoration was scrapped in 1878 and replaced with the Berlin treaty, the Bulgarian-populated regions of Thrace (Eastern Rumelia) and Macedonia were typically depicted as "sisters" of Bulgaria proper, weaponless and dejected. Notably, a painting commemorating the 1885 union of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia as the two sisters standing side by side, with Bulgaria wrapping her cloak around Rumelia's shoulders.

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* Bulgaria in its modern history is referred to as "Mother" or depicted as a young woman in a dress holding a sword in one hand and a banner in the other. After the initial project for its restoration was scrapped in 1878 and replaced with 1878''[[labelnote:*]]with the ensuing Treaty of Berlin treaty, leaving the Bulgarian-populated regions sections of Thrace (Eastern Rumelia) and Macedonia as an autonomous region within the Ottoman Empire ("Eastern Rumelia") and fully under the Empire's control, respectively[[/labelnote]]'', Thrace and Macedonia, left out of its borders, were typically depicted as "sisters" of Bulgaria proper, weaponless and dejected. Notably, a painting commemorating the 1885 union of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia Thrace as the two sisters standing side by side, with Bulgaria wrapping her cloak around Rumelia's shoulders.

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* Bulgaria in its modern history is referred to as "Mother" or depicted as a young woman in a dress holding a sword in one hand and a banner in the other. After the initial project for its restoration was scrapped in 1878 and replaced with the Berlin treaty, the Bulgarian-populated regions of Thrace (Eastern Rumelia) and Macedonia were typically depicted as "sisters" of Bulgaria proper, weaponless and dejected. Notably, a painting commemorating the 1885 union of Bulgaria with Eastern Rumelia as the two sisters standing side by side, with Bulgaria wrapping her cloak around Rumelia's shoulders.


* Marianne, the national symbol of France, often depicted as a woman with [[MsFanService disarrayed robes]] and Phyrigian cap, storming the Bastille during the revolution. she used to appear on French currency in pre-Euro days but is still on the stamps. Every ''mairie'' has a bust of her and periodically the image is refreshed by selecting an actress who is held to embody French beauty. Post-holders have included BrigitteBardot and Catherine Deneuve.
* Scotia: wears green tartan; likes mountains and rain and horses and singing.

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* Marianne, the national symbol of France, often depicted as a woman with [[MsFanService disarrayed robes]] and Phyrigian Phrygian cap, storming the Bastille during the revolution. she She used to appear on French currency in pre-Euro days but is still on the stamps. Every ''mairie'' town hall has a bust of her her, and periodically the image is refreshed by selecting an actress who is held to embody French beauty. Post-holders have included BrigitteBardot Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve.
* Scotia: wears green tartan; tartan, likes mountains and rain and horses and singing.



* 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 (link is NSFW due to advertisements and thumbnails in the sidebar) depicts 74 countries as teenage girls, including North Korea.


* Cossack Marnay - Ukraine

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* Cossack Marnay Mamay - Ukraine

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* ''Webcomic/{{Flagland}}'', as you'd expect from the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin title]]. Inspired by ''Webcomic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' and ''[[Webcomic/{{Polandball}} Polandball]]'' and drawn with a combination of their styles.

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* Scotia: wears green tartan; likes mountains and rain and horses and singing.


* 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}}''.

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