Scandinavia and the World

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The Original North America 10 5, 8:02pm

The first personification of the USA was Brother Jonathan. Uncle Sam only came about during the War of 1812, while Brother Jonathan was around during the American Revolution. There is a female national personification of the US, with that being Columbia (I guess that's why Americans often misspell Colombia the country as Columbia). I don't know too much about Canada, but apparently Canada has several national personifications. There's Johnny Canuck, who was later recreated as a WWII comic book hero, Mother Canada, and Le Vieux de '37 (French Canada).