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First, let’s make this clear: I did not make any of these up. They are all old national personifications of countries that I just re-drew.

I wanted to see what they looked like next to each other.
:D
From left to right:
Lady of the Mountains (Iceland)
Ola Nordmann (Norway)
Holger the Dane (Denmark)
Mother Svea (Sweden)
Finnish Maiden (Finland)
Adelita (Mexico)
Uncle Sam (USA)
Mother Canada (Canada)
Jock Tamson (Scotland)
Kathleen Ni Houlihan (Ireland)
John Bull (England)
Dame Wales (Wales)

I tried to give them individual personalities as I see them from their pictures. :)


5th October 2010

Tagged in Finland Mexico Ireland Norway Canada Sweden Wales Denmark England America Scotland Iceland


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CnHGirl

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10 months ago #9466121        
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Technically, Uncle Sam is just the personification of our government. Our nation is Columbia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_(name) She was used a lot during World War I and the Western Expansion to represent freedom, so a lot of political cartoons used her to show support for racial equality, black suffrage, veterans' rights, etc. Uncle Sam was strictly more of a recruiting tool and a symbol of patriotism, which is why he was on most of the recruitment/war bond adverts during both World Wars. Columbia is also at least a century older than Uncle Sam is.

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1 year ago #9427762        
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Adelita is just lovely and gorgeous.
She seems to be ready to fight and die with Francisco Villa in the Mexican Revolution. :D



Mikhails

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24 hours ago #9581969        
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Mother Canada remains me of a type of greek goddess



1 month ago #9567647        
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The Finnish Maiden looks so adorable >~<



2 months ago #9557264        
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dang, they all look so epic :D
Also 500th comment! Yay, I guess



Codette

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2 months ago #9556019        
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I love the look for Mother Canada. She looks shy, but you have to be daring to wear a white sheet :P



2 months ago #9553303        
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France's got Marianne, a young woman with a Phrygian cap representing the republic.
You'll see her basically everywhere : on stamps, on coins... Every town halls of France has to have a sculpted bust of her and the tradition is that, once in a while, a famous French woman is used as model : Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve and others you certainly have never heard of.
The one made from the French fashion model Laetitia Casta is famous for its rather daring cleavage (this is France after all) ;)



3 months ago #9547034        
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For Estonia you should make Lembitu of Lehola, the medieval chieftain of an old Estonian province called Sakala, who rose an army in 1217 and fought against invading Christianised Germans, Livs and Letts, but unfortunately died in the battle. For his honour we have built a statue for him in a city called Suure-Jaani.



Irelad

19 M
3 months ago #9542171        
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I can imagine Jock Random and Kathleen No Houlihan being a proud couple xD



Lumoseo

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4 months ago #9537713        
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And we have our 단군왕검, yeah!! And tomorrow's Foundation Day!! And our school doesn't even rest then!!



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