HISTORY OF COUNTRYBALS:THE HISTORY OF A MEME

Well,in the game,it have countryballs.But you don't know everything about the countryballs...

History[edit | edit source]

Polandball has its roots in an August 2009 "cyberwar" between Polish Internet users and the rest of the world on drawball.com. The website, which offers a virtual canvas, allows Internet users to draw whatever they want, and to draw over others' drawings. On the Internet in Poland, an idea was raised to draw the Polish flag on the ball, and thousands of Poles together managed to take over the drawball with a painting of white on top of red, with the word "POLSKA" written in the middle. After co-ordination from 4chan, this was then covered over by a giant swastika.

Krautchan.net is a German-language imageboard whose /int/ board is frequented by English-speaking netizens. The beginning of the Polandball meme is credited to Falco, a British user on /int/, who created the meme in September 2009 using Microsoft Paint in an apolitical way to troll Wojak, a Pole on the same board who contributes in broken English, after which Polandball cartoons were enthusiastically drawn by Russians.

Polandball comics have no defined authors, and anyone is able to make one. This has became an internet meme, presented e.g., at Reddit and Facebook.

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Second history[edit | edit source]

I guess you want to know where did countryballs came from...ill give you the answer! First mapping video (where countryballs first introdused) was uploaded on YouTube by user named MarvinMelvin in 2008.It didnt include any countryballs sadly BUT some other now popular people were inspired by these short-lived series made by Marvin (if u want to die watch the videos).

Now the countryballs part.Sadly history about countryballs is missing.And its still unknown who was the first to made countryballs.Only thing known is the first countryball.It was Polandball and the flag is....fliped.Why?None really know but my theory is that he didnt know the polish flag.

-SOURCE BY GUAM,PRINCIPAL EDITOR

The premise of Polandball is that it represents Poland and its history, relations with other countries and stereotypes, focusing on Polish megalomania and national complexes. With the exception of English-speaking ones, interactions between countryballs tend to be written in broken English and Internet slang, reminiscent of the lolcat meme, and by the end of the cartoon Poland, which is purposely represented as red on top of white (the reverse of the Polish flag), is typically seen weeping.

Polandball depiction of Poland portrays a number of stereotypes. These include bad English use by Poles, blaming others for its failures in particular given the backdrop of repeated invasions by Russians and Germans (such as the 18th century partitions and World War II), Polish propensity for telling tales of the glorious past, and the perception of Poles as "dull-witted" and "psycho-Catholic".

Some Polandball comics arise from the premise that Russia can fly into space, whilst Poland cannot. One of the earliest Polandball comics begins with the premise that Earth is going to be struck by a giant meteor, leading to all countries with space technology leaving Earth and going into orbit around the planet. At the end of the cartoon, Poland, still on earth, is crying, and in broken English pronounces the canonical Polandball catchphrase "Poland cannot into space". In this humorous way, Russians put a halt to all discussion with Poles on which country is superior.

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