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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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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
House of Washington?
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.
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?
SeaPuppy1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
where did you make this/ where an i find a way to make mine own?
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?
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. 
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? 
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?
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
Leopold002 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
An American eagle but European in design (2 headed). Nice!!!Nod 
andrewtodaro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It looks too Russian w/ the two headed eagle.
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. 
JeffreyBuchananP 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! :)
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
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.
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!
Lemanic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
That would suit Princess Leonore perfect.
Ritterton Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
That is just amazing.  Well done!
TheDukeOfLancaster Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
With what program did you?
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.
Retroben-san Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
I wish we have a monarchy in america.
RabbanSymeon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Excellent for our Church's use. the True Orthodox Metropolia of North & South Americas & British Isles cf.
pytko3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Why the hell would they choose a double-headed eagle?:D (Big Grin) 
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.
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 
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.
Animeking23 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Holy North American Empire? 
madgerman123 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
As an American Monarchist I love this!
KingWillhamII Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
My god, Hapsburg America!!!
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
DracheKing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
At this point a King can't be any worse than the current Jackass in chief
Raubritter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had a similar idea :-3

we have chosen the same crown XD…
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Great concept!
menapia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Drop dead gorgeous coat of arms.  Been independent reading for constitutional law and reading up about other countries constitutions, apparently Alexander Hamilton proposed making the American Head of State a position for life, so an American monarch or someone with similar power isn't that impossible.
aruon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013

ah, another paradoxian! do you mind if I use some of your CoA's as materials for flags I ever think of making?


oh, the tyranny of king Washington.

Regicollis Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Feel free to use my work as long as you credit me :)

I would also be happy to see the results once you are done.
joriandrake Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
I don't usually comment but seeing this I have to say I love it. Great idea with great details in the art. Seems like there is some circular shading layer in the middle of the shield for some reason though that looks off, and maybe adding one or three stars on the blue of the shield itself might have a better visual result.

All in all, I would probably like to play some Paradox games with this Coat of Arms or flag for a monarch of America.
Nanbandesu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THAT is awesome.
Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Most impressive.
Heavyhoof Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic... do you take commisions?
Regicollis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I'm open to the idea of taking commissions. The more interesting the job, the better the chance I'll accept it.
Heavyhoof Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Could you give me an idea of your prices? I was considering another version of my coat of arms in a more ancient Norse style.
CoralArts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaait a second... Are my eyes seeing clearly? I'm not sure, because I see something too great...

This looks SO GOOD! Well done! Great job! Wow!
AlternateHistory Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so strange seeing the bald eagle drawn in a European style...

I like it! :D
occidentale Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Awesome work, really.
The only thing thats bugger me is the type of eagle you have chosen.
Why the austrian eagle?
Regicollis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
The double eagle has been a symbol of empires for ages, including the Holy Roman Empire which would have been an inspiration for an American one ruled by a German dynasty.

The two heads can be understood as symbolising the emperor holding both temporal and spiritual powers. Almost all monarchies I can think of has been founded in religious beliefs ("by the grace of God", etc.) and I suppose an American Empire would not be able to maintain the wall of separation between church and state as seen in the real United State.

An American monarchy - especially one with a Prussian prince as king/emperor - would most likely have a sort of protestant state church, the head of which being the sovereign. Thus I think the use of a double-headed eagle

Plus, double-headed eagles are awesome...
queenpompadour Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
It would had been founded on Enlightenment principals and a new sort of religion would had been created in this country instead of falling back on the old ones.

I totally love your work.
tylero79 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
It could of happened even without the Continental Congress forming a monarchy. The economic and political troubles after the Revolution led many unpaid soldiers wanting Washington to rise against the Congress.
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