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The Original North America by humon The Original North America by humon
A sort of follow up to the original Nordics [link]

The original national personifications of the countries before Hetalia and SatW.

From left to right:
Adelita (Mexico)
Uncle Sam (USA)
Mother Canada (Canada)
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TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UNCLE SAAAAAM!!! History Lesson: Uncle Sam was used in the war to get soldiers to fight for the US
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so frickin badass.
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TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD Yea
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TriddKing Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   General Artist
As a Canadian, I'd have gone with Johnny Canuck - he's kind of unknown, but he's a burly lumberjack/mountie/hockey player (though not necessarily at the same time), so he fits Canada pretty well!
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mexicanzilla Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
lol, Mexico has a woman from our revolution in 1910
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DZWestman Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Original?
Where are the Native Americans!?
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timkern Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Um, Adelita...
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Dragonite7000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
OMG!! CANADA!!!
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Dorain1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Um, I'm Canadian, and I've never heard of the personification of Canada as "Mother Canada". Canada is generally personified by an anthropomorphic moose or beaver, or else by a brawny lumberjack. We have no "patriotic image" of Canada, because as a whole, Canadians see national pride as childish and jingoist.

Based on the culture and history of Canada, though, I would probably suggest a young First Nations boy in a white fur (polar bear skin), calling toward the Canadian tendency to be at least a little more respect for the natives (but still really, really badly), Canada's relative youth (only 145 years old), and the importance of the fur industry in founding Canada (and the current pop culture drive in Canada to replace the beaver with the polar bear as the national animal of Canada.

Where do you get this concept of "Mother Canada"?
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Nidalan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I know this comment is coming very late, and therefore you may have discovered it on your own, in time. But this personification of Canada, known as "The Mourning Mother" is one of the main statues on the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France, which is one of Canada's greatest battles won in World War 1.
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Dorain1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Canada pays to send our remaining veterans of that fight to that memorial once a year. I'd call that a pretty good use of our tax money (not being sarcastic) to honour those men. There is no such thing as a "good" war; Einstein called war the last resort of the incompetent, but it behooves us to remember those who attended that madness for the sake of others.
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TerraAqua Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
what are you talking about Canada has only had total independence from the UK for 32 years
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Dorain1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, Canada has been a distinct nation, separate from the UK since 1867.
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi, another Canadian here!
mother Canada is the representation of Canada on the Vimy memorial in France.
Our new 20 dollar bills represent this memorial, although the specific part of
the memorial is not on the bill, which made me sad. True, it is a Canadian
statue in another country, but I feel it is a good representation, and I don't
think Humon intended to create any personifications for this series of pictures,
but rather to use pre-existing. It just happens that Canada hasn't really made a
specific human personification of our country yet, other than this particular
statue. The statue of Mother Canada on the monument is meant to represent her
mourning her dead.

ps, no disrespect here, I didn't know about her myself until I saw Humon's image
and searched for info. I think more Canadians should know about this memorial.
[link]
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soundwave3591 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
to everyone who is bashing her use of Uncle Sam: other than him being, obviously, the United States (note the Initials!) He is by far the more common recognizable image of the USA, far more than Columbia or Brother Johnathan. note she's doing this from a European perspective.

how many people, without looking it up, know what the D.C. in Washington DC mean?

if you have to look it up, it's exactly my point.

I'm a long-time student of History, and a "Yank" and I'd never heard of Brother Johnathan, and of Columbia only sparingly. big, badass Uncle Sam, on the other hand, is everywhere.
He's the personification of the USA. AND based on a real person.

deal with it.
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Raygreens Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
hi Soundwave1
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soundwave3591 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
oh hai.
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FlightoftheMoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! But... If you want to go REALLY far down into the mists of time, Brother Jonathan and Columbia represented america. Not that I'm saying that this is bad or anything, just saying.
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Shadeedyfan247 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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lfbandgeek Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
While I've heard of Adelita I didn't hear about her being a personification of Mexico. I knew this lady [link] [link]
and the Charros [link]
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Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeyup -w- That's LA PATRIA
[link]

And... yeah, for some reason the image of the Adelita/Soldadera and China Poblana are always what a foreigner expects to find when meeting a mexican woman...^^;
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lfbandgeek Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, yeah.
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Yami-Horus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student General Artist
XP
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TonksRules Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Oooh....I love Mother Canada....she's beautiful. <3
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wend01 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can see hetalia USA growing into an Uncle Sam USA
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lostalex82 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
canada looks like she has downs syndrome.
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Sakura136 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Woah, awesome! i really love Mother Canada, she so pretty! ^_^
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Dracit Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I love the representation of Mother Canada. Sadly even we forget about her sometimes.
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CyberPunk0021 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you for this.
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skjaldulfr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Ummmm... Native Americans?
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Mr-Lucifer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconunclesamplz:
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ytak Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Brother Jonathan ([link]) and Columbia ([link]) would like a word with Uncle Sam.
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cultistofvertigo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Uncle Sam: Badass
Mother Canada: Gorgeous
Adelita: I'll have the beef fajitas...

WHAT? She looks like a waitress from a mexican restaurant. Especially compared to Captain American and Aphrodite up there. :/
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Hardvaro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Do you realize she has a bullet-belt around her chest?
[link]
xD
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lukevaderpokeluv24 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
you need to work on more the steryotype mexico give her a frilly dress and a chiwawa named paco!!i love how you made her a girl though...
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ZombieVomit619 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
AMERICA!!!
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star3catcher Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I like how you made Uncle Sam actually look like a respectable man rather than the contempous gun-crazy prick as he pretty much looks like in America... WAIT A MINUTE. *looks at America rom SatW* ... It makes perfect sense now. o_o
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PsychoBabble192 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Ahhhh Uncle Sam- a personification we use to get people to join the army and to promote patriotic childrens toys. Mother Canada looks so cool. She's my favorite in this picture.
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soryaseroth Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
I would've thought Canada would be first nations, but this is cool!

Well done!
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digitamamon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I do not know why the U.S. people always say they will save America as if it were only united states america, but no, is from CANADA to AMERICA CHILE, so next time you see a movie and they say they are going to save america they are totally wrong because they(U.S.) are not only america
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LucRSV Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's mostly because the Name of our country is "The United States of America" therefore the faster ways to say it are: The states, The US, America (it's not like we think Canada and Mexico are a part of this), USA, The US. I prefer my own: CFA! (Civitataes Federales Americanae)
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digitamamon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I do not know why the U.S. people always say they will save America as if it were only united states america, but no, is from CANADA to AMERICA CHILE, so next time you see a movie and they say they are going to save america they are totally wrong because they(U.S.) are not only america.
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Kangaroodle Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aww, Canada looks so pretty and calm... too bad they're neighbors to us! AHAHAHA :3
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sevenxlives Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
die figuren sind toll. ^^
ganz bezaubernd find ich mother canada.
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cloudedstar85 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woot! Go Canada!!!
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Operaghost93 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
La Adelita!!! Finally Someone gives to know a Mexican character.. Wich is our personification indeed :3
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Soul-Shinigami Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student
Uncle Sam!!! :la:
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rin-the-magi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   Filmographer
Woahh Canda! You look awesome! glad to live there.. Awesome by the way,love your style :D
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DemonicToilet Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Cool concept, but i think "Columbia" instead of "Uncle Sam" would have fit the bill better.
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kwr2k11 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
There was a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar called the Mountie, portrayed by Jacques Rougeau. His manager was Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart, and the Mountie carried a cattle prod prop to the ring, and shocked his opponents with it. He defeated Bret "The Hitman" Hart for the Intercontinental Title, and later lost the IC title to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
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