What Country's History Is Most Like Your Own?
There are many nations, and they all have very different histories. Which one can you best relate to?
You begin with a large debt, a tiny army, and just a small amount of land to rule a nation. Do you begin by...
Your countrymen rise up against their masters! What do you do?
Which sounds to worst to you?
Which of these is most important to you?
What type of flag do you like most?
What type of art would you like as a symbol for your nation?
What type of society would you like to have?
Oppressed by a nation, would you...?
You stand against an invincible foe. Do you...?
Your land has been chipped away, all is lost. The enemy has won, and already they begin to break into the palace. But the government has a chance to escape! Do you...?
Poland's history best resembles your own. You have been through hard times, you have been through the best times. Like many, you have had ups and downs, but few have made it out alive. You are extremely resilient, and will never give up. Even in the good days, you stand watchful.
Poland is a country who has had rich, prosperous days, and dark storms. Poland has the distinction of having been a constitutional monarchy ever since its formal founding, the "congress" or "parliament" being called the Sejm. However, Poland met its last days in 1795, when what little was left of the nation was finally partitioned to Russia and Prussia. However, during the Napoleonic Wars, the Duchy of Warsaw came to be, but it met its end withing a few years. Poland was founded once again, and lasted a while, but was once again taken over, by Russia and Nazi Germany. Since World War II, Poland was liberated and now prospers. The Polish people stand by one another as they always have, and cherish their freedoms.
Culturally, the Polish created the dance called the Polonaise, which is the basis for almost all ballroom dance styles and notation today.
France's long history greatly resembles your own. You are free thinking, thoughtful, and a strong supporter of the arts and sciences. However, you have your bouts of darkness, and rebellion and sedition may be a part of your life. But you have recovered, and now you stand united with yourself and those around you.
France is very old, and with age comes wisdom. But France lost her wisdom in the Revolutions, and in the kings that came before it. After one hundred years of almost constant strife, the French people have reunited into one body, and again act like a nation. The practices of Voltaire and other agitators brought much misery to France, but Voltaire is dead and gone, and so is France's darkest days.
Wales' history is much like your own. Your history is filled with plenty of wars, and combat. Wales has fought for many years, and so have you. You may not be in control, but you prosper under the sound administration of others. However, one should never forget your name, because you are very much a presence in the world.
Wales' history could be thought to have begun in the days even before the days of the vikings. As Anglos and Saxons poured into Britain, the Britons (As they were then called) were forced into what is Now Wales and Cornwall. Although they were, as most medieval societies were, separated into separate kingdoms, they shared the same religion and languages. These people are referred to as Wales. Out of Wales came Celtic traditions and music, and the beloved legends of King Arthur. Wales was taken over by England in the 1200s, but was recognized as a distinct part of the United Kingdom in the late 1700s, and the red mark going across the St. Andrew's Cross is Wales' part of the flag of the United Kingdom today.
You find yourself very similar to England's history! You are strong and resilient, and you are a natural leader of other people. You find yourself a leading part of your union, such as your family.
England did not become "England" until 1066, the conquest of Wessex by William the Conqueror and his son Rufus. By technicality, England was a vassal of France, but the English king cared not, and France often found itself in England's grip. England was once the overlord of most of Great Britain and Ireland, but starting with the reign of King James, the English began to "unionize" rather than conquer their British neighbors. England was and is the Head of the United Kingdom per se, but she knows her place, and it is not above her nearby brothers and sisters. Now, the British Empire is gone mostly, and its lands independent, but still England and the UK stand proud.
Your experiences are very much like America's, with good times and hard times. Times of plenty and times of little. But you understand well that there is a time to dance, and a time to mourn, a time for song, and a time for sorrow, a time for peace, and a time for war.
The United States is a young country, but it has proved itself more than enough times to her older European counterparts. Freedom has always been customary in this land, but freedom comes with a price, and the tree of liberty has been watered more than once by the blood of tyrants and patriots.
You find yourself not unlike the Chinese in what is now called Taiwan. Your possessions and homeland were perhaps stolen long ago by agitators and revolutionaries, but you have settled well into your new home, and you have become very prosperous with what little you started out with. You are extremely resourceful , and you count your blessings and number your days.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) was once the freedom loving government of China, but following the betrayal of their allies, communist revolutionaries took over their homes and lands. The Chinese were forced to move into the small island of Formosa (Taiwan). While the "People's Republic of China" oppresses brutally her subjects, the freedom loving people of Taiwan, the original Chinese, enjoy freedom and prosperity on their island.