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What is Countryball? A Guide to the Geopolitical Satire Meme

If you are a fan of internet memes, you may have come across some comics featuring balls with eyes and flags, representing different countries or political entities. These are called countryballs, and they are a popular form of geopolitical satire that poke fun at national stereotypes, international relations, and historical events. But where did this meme come from, and what are its main characteristics? In this article, we will explore the origin, features, and popularity of countryball, as well as some of its controversies and criticisms.


The Origin of Countryball

The first countryballs were created in 2009, but they have roots in an earlier online phenomenon.

The Incident

In August 2009, thousands of Polish internet users from various sites raided a website called, where users could freely draw on a circular canvas. They covered the entire canvas with the Polish flag and the word "POLSKA", creating a literal "Poland ball". This was seen as an act of patriotism and trolling by the Polish users, but also as an annoyance and provocation by other users.

The Comics

In September 2009, a British user named Falco on a German imageboard called started making comics featuring Poland as an upside-down ball with poor English skills. He did this to mock a Polish troll named Wojak, who often posted on the board. Falco used Microsoft Paint to make his comics look crudely drawn, and he also added other countries as balls, such as Germany, Russia, and the UK. His comics became popular among other users on the board, especially Russians, who joined in making fun of Poland and other countries.

The comics also gained more attention after the death of Lech Kaczyński, the president of Poland, in a plane crash in Smolensk in April 2010. Some comics made jokes about the tragedy, while others expressed sympathy or solidarity.

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