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An American Monarchy - Coat of arms by Regicollis An American Monarchy - Coat of arms by Regicollis
What if the United States had been a monarchy instead of a republic? The concept is not completely outlandish. After all monarchy was the default form of government back when the United States seceded from British rule. There was also plans to offer the Prussian prince Henry the throne.

Had the continental congress elected a king the title is not unlikely to have been changed to emperor, once the nation grew westwards.

This is how a coat of arms of an American Empire could have looked like.
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:iconwakeeby:
Wakeeby Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016
*Ahem*
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!
Fitting of the glorious reign of Norton I of America.
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LaramieHirsch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Very cool.  Too bad people in the states are genetically predisposed to despise the very thought of a king.  This, in spite of the fact that most of them pretend to be kings, queens, knights and princesses when they're children.  
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sheldrix Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
George Washington was also offered kingship.
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hattershakes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
this is fantastic
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CaprineKiller Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Good job!
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revolutionarybum Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
It's not that far off the mark. I have a pet theory about agreements made after WWII. I won't get right now. But it's based on some historians & scholars research. All wanted to add is that... Although it's not a Monarchy it obviously clear its a very much so an Oligarchy. Right now an estimated that of the roughly 340 million + or - a million or two, five whatever... A minority of apoxemently 1/10th of a 1% control as much or more than the rest of the majority❗️And if that isn't disturbing enough, it's recently been estimated that approximately 800 people around the world hold more a$$ets than the rest of the 7 billion 7 billion and growing far to fast on the planer... Insanity pure insanity.
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Alexander941 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
Dont they teach people about the glorious Reign of Norton I., Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, anymore?
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:iconwakeeby:
Wakeeby Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016
No, no they don't.

That is a tale of a people's leader if I've ever seen one.
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AacornSoup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
BTW, if some latter-day Emperor Norton declared himself "Emperor of These United States and Protector of Mexico" today, he would seem more politically trustworthy than the sewage tank that we habitually refer to as "Congress"...
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
House of Washington?
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:iconasdruabel:
Asdruabel Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Student General Artist
An American two-headed eagle?

That's an insult to the Russian people! We shall Crimea you in due course.
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Asdruabel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student General Artist
That was a joke.
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kolroling Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
You do know that "the two headed eagle" was widely used in europe on the 17th-20th century?
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:iconaacornsoup:
AacornSoup Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
Hapsburg Europe, Byzantine Empire, ancient anatolia, anyone who claimed both political and spiritual leadership...
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SeaPuppy1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
where did you make this/ where an i find a way to make mine own?
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zambofiva Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
The amount of detail on this is amazing! Would it be possible for me to implement this design onto a t-shirt for my team?
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
I really wish there was a large Monarchist movement in the US like there is in the UK and France. 
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UncleStalin1945 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
As much as I respect and admire Monarchs and the system in which they rule, America with a king would not be America at all. As RedAmerican said, The system itself goes against everything we fought against in the first place.
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
An American monarchist movement, I think, would be pro-British and pro-Colonial. 

But yes, I see and understand your point. 
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:iconredamerican1945:
RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Well considering our revolution was against the british monarchy, and that George Washington turned down being king I see it as quite the impossibility. 
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:iconedenianprince:
EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I'm sure you're right! 
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:iconredamerican1945:
RedAmerican1945 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Well that's just the history. Still a very well done Alt History emblem. 
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I agree ! :) 
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blurqe Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
After seeing this, your other American Monarchy stuff, and the vintage-style world map you have for sale, I was wondering: would you be interested in doing an alt-history world map set just after WW2 in the scenario with an American Empire ruled by a Prussian dynasty? If so, what would your commission rate be? 
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rasnow94 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
This is simply fantastic. Would it be out of the question if I used this emblem on a flag I have been working on?
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jamesafisk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Artist
Do you think the British should be a Republic? 

I like our Queen but she doesn't really run the country anymore. :P
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
An American eagle but European in design (2 headed). Nice!!!Nod 
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andrewtodaro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It looks too Russian w/ the two headed eagle.
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DastardlyGifts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
The two headed eagle stands for power over the nation and religion. It was first used in the Byzantine empire, and then by Prussia and other nations in the area. It technically has nothing in it that means Russia. 
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Jeffretine Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Well maybe you want your work to be protected but I'm going ask you for the coat of arms is .SVG file.
I don't expect you grant me such a thing but I want you to know after that I'll give you the credits.
Please Consider, Thank you! :)
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archeoraptor38 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
T me to think about that DLC of Assasin´s creed 3 in which Wasgintong becomes a king
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Jaglion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Good idea but why do you use a two-head eagle? It is a Russian and Byzantine symbol.
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Supreme-Commissar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because the double-headed national eagle is an imperial symbol.
 I salute you! United States of America I salute you!
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:iconlemanic:
Lemanic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
That would suit Princess Leonore perfect.
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:iconritterton:
Ritterton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
That is just amazing.  Well done!
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TheDukeOfLancaster Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
With what program did you?
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kwr2k11 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
The fictitious Duchy in "The Mouse That Roared" has a double headed eagle for it's flag's emblem.
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Retroben-san Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I wish we have a monarchy in america.
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RabbanSymeon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Excellent for our Church's use. the True Orthodox Metropolia of North & South Americas & British Isles cf.  orthodoxmetropolia.org/
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Why the hell would they choose a double-headed eagle?:D (Big Grin) 
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Dadeleous Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
The double headed eagle you see there is the same one on the old Russian flag, before the communist uprising when they killed Czar Nicholas the 2nd and established a communist government with Vladimir Lenning.
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
My question is why would the Americans take it, rather than invent their own?  I thought the double headed eagle was from the Austro-Hungarian empire?Sherlock Holmes 
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RabbanSymeon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Actually the origin of the double-headed eagle is found in Byzantine Greece and later adapted by Serbs & Russians by monarchical marriage or ecclesiastical relations. From these three its use spread. Typically identified with countries that are Orthodox Christian before the 20th Century.
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Animeking23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Holy North American Empire? 
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madgerman123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
As an American Monarchist I love this!
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KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
My god, Hapsburg America!!!
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Madmaxepic Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm such a monarchist that I wish this was real and the US had an Emperor
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DracheKing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
At this point a King can't be any worse than the current Jackass in chief
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