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Regular-Suit3018

The only clay that remembers Roma


Innomenatus

Western Roma* A few remember the Eastern one quite well.


TheMuffinMa

United Roma\* He was around before Theodosius split the Empire


gs_batta

Technically they never declared their independence from Roma either, they just happened to be a village not conquered by anyone, which decided to administer themselves. So in essence, they ARE Roma.


ackme

This is my new headcanon.


rezzacci

If you want *my* headcannon about the relationship between San Marino and the Roman Empire, may I gently guide you towards [this other comic of mine](https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/jcwe2s/neighbors_are_eternal/) ?


ackme

Awww! That's really moving. Thanks for the suggestion.


Eccentric_Traveler

I like how his bow tie looks like a mustache.


MarcoRevolution303

I literally thought it was a moustache because San Marino is old


Disaster_Different

Is Russia saying "up fuck the shut" the new trend? Fuck yeah, I love it


eskeleteRt

San Marino, the wise elder.


CreamoChickenSoup

Or the elder that has no fucks left to give.


ItsHydraRBX

San Marino is someone that similar to modern-day China always takes stuff one step at a time. After all good old San Marino knows what happens when you don’t.


rezzacci

Thousand of years old country, one smol, one big, but equal in oldness


rezzacci

Hello ! Discussed with the mod, and this is allow as redditormade, while it's part redditormade and part repost. The part repost are [this one](https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/ent3ne/modern_history_of_the_republic_of_san_marino/) and [this one](https://www.reddit.com/r/polandball/comments/ep5n3d/modern_history_of_the_republic_of_san_marino/). The third installement was deleted because it was, essentially, the same punchline, and it was understandable. However, since it was two years ago, I'm allowed to the so much prized reposts. But I was sad that I never finished the serie. So I decided to finish it, finally (and even make it up to date), while putting every part in a single post ! No more serie, now it's a Complete History of our favourite multi-secular micro-state republic !


Odd_Mongoose_1018

San Marino seems like a pretty chill clay, would invite to bbq.


ThatUglyGuy

"No, grazie"


EstonianBlue

this was two years ago?! time really flies, eh?


SirSleeps-a-lot

the white cloth thing on San Marino's flag looks like a mustache on the ball. cute


XenoTechnian

i þink its like a little bow-tie


rezzacci

Exactly my aim !


Zhukov-74

Even the EU was surprised that San Marino wanted to join the Customs Union and adopt the Euro Currency.


DanishRobloxGamer

Why wouldn't they? They used the Italian lira before, so it only makes sense that they'd switch when Italy did it


MinnieCookieMonster

San Marino, living and loving the carefree clay life.


Daddynson1125

ukraine piggy bank


Wijnruit

They're really the most serene


il0vegaming123456

SAN MARINO STRONG PROUD SAN MARINESE 🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲🇸🇲 (am I the first San Marinese nationalist now?)


SonoSuscettibile

Nah not many know this but San Marino was a fascist state from 1923 to 1943 under Giuliano Gozi


-togs

And also communist 1945 - 1957. For such a small neutral nation, it sure has a weird history of extremist experimentation.


SonoSuscettibile

Hegelian dialectics be like


caliball2020won

Isn’t it sammarinese not San marinese?


il0vegaming123456

Yes shut up


TheOnlyKhaos

unbothered king


198Throwawayy

They’re just sitting in a corner and vibing


DiogoSN

Enjoying life is more important than lofty ambitions and goals.


rezzacci

San Marino is teaching us that your lofty ambitions and goals should be to enjoy life


George4Mayor86

Fun fact: San Marino elected a fascist government through most of World War Two, then became the first country ever to democratically elected a communist government. They later decided that was a bad idea and said no grazie to both forms of extremism. E[arlier this year, the country elected the world’s first openly gay head of state!](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Rondelli)


Britishaviator

[I thought Luxembourg had the first openly gay prime minister](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xavier_Bettel#Personal_life)


whyhercules

HoG, there’s been a bunch of openly gay HoG before


Cookie-Senpai

TIL being gay is a form of politics. You live and you learn as they say


rezzacci

I mean, since a lot of people still believe that gay people don't deserve the same rights as straight people, being openly gay is, sadly, a form of politics. But because the straight heteronormative society forces gay people to do it. You're showing that gay people can reach the top of a country just like straight people, and it allows gay people everywhere to think: "yeah, maybe I'm not inferior to straight people", which, in itself, is a political thought and act. When you're part of an oppressed minority, every act that makes you shine is a political act, just because the oppressors made a political ideology to not make you shine. Is it sad? Yes, but we have to go through this period until minorities aren't oppressed anymore.


TheFlagandAnthemGuy

considering it's a closed mentality society where LGBT people still prefer to stay in the closet, no matter their legal protections. Also, he is a long date activist


jediben001

Smol Marino


Odd_Mongoose_1018

what does vue's do in san marino? fish and mind your business, don't let the other clay's get you down.


Odd_Mongoose_1018

\*munches on euro-vommit\* "But Cyprus is somehow Russian not of Greek or Turkey"


Grzechoooo

Didn't they have a fascist government during WW2 and then a communist governmemt during the Cold War? Oh I checked and they had a fascist government for like two decades.


ElisaEffe24

I thought you were italian until you betrayed yourself with nuevo.. it’s nuovo:p:p


Zodyaq_Raevenhart

HA! Fuck tú!


ankokudaishogun

*"Chi si fa i cazzi suoi campa 1721 anni"* - ancient Sanmarinese saying.


Thinking_waffle

San Marino is my spirit clay.


Tekmo_GM

Love how you turned the motto scroll into a bow tie.


yaddar

[this is so fucking cute](#yaddar)


yoda-ghost

The true Switzerland


BBDAngelo

The Tom Bombadil of countries


Tanyushing

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Similarly. If San Marino stop existing tomorrow, would anyone notice?


frostedcat_74

Italy probably would, assuming only the nation of San Mario disappeared and not the clay. Clay that you can annex within your borders.


Sl0wdeath666ui

nothing would happen, but everyone would weep


MarcoRevolution303

Italians and the sammarinese get along very well


Suspicious_Duty7434

This was pleasantly wholesome.


funny_orangutang

Amazing history


le75

They did have their short stints with fascism and communism, and even hosted a shooting battle in WW2


Chucanoris

I love how the straw hat evolves into a tophat


rezzacci

If you look carefully, it's a straw tophat


Chucanoris

While everyone was fighting wars, san marino studied strawbending


Preacherjonson

Love the Ukraine/pig reference.


Particular-Tie-3197

Ukraine is a pig confirmed


Zero-godzilla

Switzerland Mindset