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If your country were a non-human animal, what animal would it be?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fifty, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Hasdrubal Barca

    Hasdrubal Barca Emperor

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    Portugal - a horse, strong, independent but lost his former glory...
     
  2. Zenon_pt

    Zenon_pt Civing on the real world

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    As I said depends on where you are on Portugal.

    The Lusitano it's one of the them:


    The others are: Rooster, Wolf, Dolphin.

    Than you have the Dragon, The Lion and The Eagle (on sports).
    :D
     
  3. Zenon_pt

    Zenon_pt Civing on the real world

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    Spain - The Bull
     
  4. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    I have absolutely no idea what Romania could be.
     
  5. Tortosa

    Tortosa The Big E

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    u.s. manatee: the sea cow
     
  6. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    A vampire bat? ;)
     
  7. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    :lol: Yeah, that's got to be it! :D

    Ok, the verdict is here: Romania is a vampire bat! :D :D
     
  8. Ziggurat

    Ziggurat Chieftain

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    U.S. is probably like... a pig or something. or a cow. i think a cow is better.
     
  9. Leif

    Leif Prince

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    America: obese wolverine
     
  10. Sims2789

    Sims2789 Fool me once...

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    The US would be the 17-year old cicada since we undergo quick, punctuated bursts of progress then return to normalcy for a while.

    California would be the salamander since we always gerrymander and slimy referendums backed by either the prison guard or the teacher union pass every election.

    Berkeley would the weasel, since the parking meters here run fast and the meter maids mark wheels where you can't see the chalk, or where it'll stay on if you drive somewhere else.
     
  11. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    I wonder, why people associated USA with pig?
     
  12. Ziggurat

    Ziggurat Chieftain

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    cuz most of "my fellow" americans will eat anything, and too much of it. not just literally, of course.
     
  13. red_elk

    red_elk Deity

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    :) I see
    I'd rather associate USA with some raptor...
     
  14. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    US would be an elephant.

    Bot a predator but stomps on a lot of innocents.
     
  15. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    Sweden would be an elk. It's strong, has abundant resources, and have a great health but cowardly like hell and will run away from a beaver.
     
  16. TheLastOne36

    TheLastOne36 Deity

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    Poland = Eagle

    a bit obvious.
     
  17. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    90% of the countries on Earth = would like to identify themselves with the eagle. :p

    Spoiler :
    The eagle has been used by many nations as a national symbol, depicting power, beauty and independence.

    Arabic world. Many Arabic states and organisations use eagles as symbols, e.g. the PLO, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

    * Czech Republic. The Czech Republic integrates three historical parts: Bohemia (with a double-tailed lion in the emblem), Moravia and Silesia (both with female eagles in their emblems - red-and-white chequered and black).

    * Hellenistic Egypt. The Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt used it as their seal.

    * First French Empire. Napoleon Bonaparte used the Roman Golden Eagle as the symbol of his new French empire.

    * Ghana. Two eagles are part of the coat of arms of Ghana.

    * Indonesia. An eagle called garuda carrying a shield on its neck and a banner on its feet.

    * Mexico. The bird on the Mexican coat of arms and flag is a Golden Eagle.

    * Moldova. An eagle is part of the coat of arms and flag of Moldova.

    * Nigeria, The eagle is part of the Coat of Arms of Nigeria and the Seal of the President of Nigeria.

    * Pakistan. The Insignia of Pakistan Air Force includes an Eagle.

    * Persian Empire. The symbol of Persian Army was an Eagle

    * The Philippines. The endangered Philippine Eagle is the national bird of the Philippines.

    * Poland. A white eagle on a red field is the coat of arms of Poland.

    * Romania. The eagle is also the main symbol of the coat of arms of Romania

    * Rome. The Romans used it on the standards of their armies. From this derives:


    o The late Byzantine Empire chose a two-headed golden eagle as its symbol. It is popularly that one head symbolised ancient Rome, and the other head symbolised "new Rome" at Constantinople. From this derives:

    + Albania. The two-headed eagle is the emblem of "Shqipëria" or Land of the Eagles, which is known in English as Albania (see The Tale of the Eagle for the legendary origin of the name)

    + Russian Empire. After the fall of Constantinople, the Russian Empire took the two-headed eagle as its own symbol.
    o Charlemagne and Holy Roman Empire. After his crowning as the new Roman Emperor, Charlemagne adopted the ancient Roman eagle as his own symbol. The Holy Roman Empire born of his kingdom took the eagle, but the Habsburgs replaced the golden eagle by an imperial eagle. From this derives:

    + Austria. The Austrian Empire had a two-headed eagle as its symbol. After the abolition of Austria-Hungary, Austria took as its symbol a one-headed eagle in the modern coat of arms of Austria.

    + Germany and Prussia. Prussia, and later Germany have used a black eagle as their national symbol.

    + Spain. The "Catholic Kings", Isabella and Ferdinand, used the Golden Eagle as a part of the royal shield. The eagle was on the Spanish shield until 1978.

    * Serbia/Montenegro. The Two-headed eagle is the emblem of Serbia, Montenegro, and Serbia and Montenegro.

    * The Seljuk Turks and Ottoman Turks used a double-headed eagle as coats-of-arms.

    * USA. The United States has adopted the North American Bald Eagle as its national emblem. Although the Golden Eagle is found in North America, U.S. references to an unspecified "eagle" are often to the Bald Eagle, especially in an emblematic context. However, a few U.S. coins have shown the Golden Eagle (recognizable because the feathering on its legs extends to the base of the toes)
     
  18. Gecko1

    Gecko1 Emperor

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    America-Chimp
     
  19. soul_warrior

    soul_warrior Termite!

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    Great Britain:
    a little past its prime, but can still devastate most anything
    (except possibly a pack of jackals.....)


    Israel:
    i think this is apt ;)
     
  20. RedRalph

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    No its not, Israel is more like a wolf...
     

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