Polandball is a former large community (now small) that did historical and sometimes political comics using characters called Countryballs, essentially a flag inside of a circle with eyes. It is mainly conservative with a growing centralist presence.
Popularity and Posts
Posts include drawings of different countryballs
Not many know how PolandBalls came to iFunny. Some say it began when YourDailyPolandBall, the most notable member of the community started posting comics, others say it was pioneered by early users like RomeBall and JapanBall. Another PB who joined in 2013 joined 3/07 was Spainball, but went inactive until 7/5/16
The Start of 2014
The start of 2014 was when the PolandBall community really emerged. At the time, DenmarkBall was president and RomeBall was vice-president. The reason why they did was supposedly because of drama between users named PersiaBall and AmericaBall. Shortly after, the PolandBall community was torn in half between pro-government and anti-government supporters. Around Springtime was when PolandBall gained some legendary members, such as AthensBall, ImperialMexicoBall, HaitexicoBall, made to help smaller PolandBalls. PolandBall Support Club ended in late June when problems with another group called "United CountryBalls" emerged. This made users ImperialMexicoBall, EarthBall, HaitiBall, AthensBall, and BosniaBall to leave the community. After things were settled both groups became defunct
The Summer of 2014 started off with some scandal. There was a scuffle between ImperialMexicoBalland HaitiBall over some nudes HaitiBall had posted. Shortly after ImperialMexicoBall took a hiatus.The PolandBall Assist Club emerged from the ashes of PolandBall Support Club. Numerous trends such as "AI", "The Plague", "Kawaii", and "PolandBall Schools" swept the community. This was a generally peaceful time. On August 12, 2014, the community was largely affected by the Banocaust of August 2014, which resulted in the banning of multiple large users like CzechoslovakiaBall and ImperialMexicoBall. Many would say that this was when the down spiraling of the community began. The PolandBall Awards came around late August, but ended prematurely when drama began between the PBAC and AncientMacedoniaBall. There were reports of accounts being hacked, but these were staged by JapanBall. ImperialMexicoBall and EarthBall claimed they were the same account, only to announce it was bait hours later. Autumn 2014 was a very difficult time for the PolandBall community, mainly due to drama and important PolandBalls departing. A troll by the name of "nomorepolandballs" had been harassing multiple community members. Tensions rose betweeen AncientMacedoniaBall, Holy_Roman_EmpireBall, ImperialMexicoBall, New_Zealand_Ball, and HaitiBall. Multiple significant events happened in November. A second PolandBall Awards was hosted, but would be finished in early January. A user by the name of MonacoBall claimed he had cancer, but users like ChechoslovakiaBall exposed his lies. A community member by the name of SovietRussiaBall passed away in a car accident. NativeAmerican ball had started a fake government to stir up the community, which caused multiple community members to leave. Ironically, this had been udring "No Drama November". However, around this time came the birth of current popular profiles, such as the birth of AustenasiaBall, UniverseBall, and later JesusBall.
The summer of 2016 was a dramatic summer for the PolandBalls of ifunny. SealandBall comited suicide. Two popular accounts left, and a lot of non-pbs joined the community. GlacierRepublic left only to be replaced by Greenland and NewScotland on the same day. Two minor accounts, Ask_Japan and Isis suddenly gained subscribers after announcing their time in PB. The original Spainball returned after a 3 year break, only to find out he went from 1,000 subs to 71 subs during that time. Wales left to join ipolitics. Hellas left PB. Rawrimadino joined the community. Omniverse became a popular artist. SealandBall comited suicide, so ifunny shut down his account (they banned him). A new PB member had hacked a long time PB member, Spqrball, and put out his face and address. During August of 2016, it was decided that a mock election was to be held for Polandball president. The race came down to Sunball and CISball. However some members of CIS's campaign found that the election was an elaborate scheme by the old pro-government faction which had returned to finally gain control of the community.
The failed election and drama following it led to many people leaving and the government itself collapsing as nobody was behind it. This drama was the beginning of the IFunny Polandball collapse. YourDailyPolandball leaving was the final nail in the coffin and the community fell far until very few PB accounts remained. CIS's former campaign remained as one of the last remnant of the old, thriving community. CISball had promissed to return and lead a "Great Revival of the community" but never made good on that promise. He went inactive in early 2017 and his account died on late summer of 2017. After his inactivity seemed permanent, the remaining 30-40 accounts lost about a forth of their population. However, the remaining members began to dust themselves off and attempt to rise from the ruin.
Reign of GreenFinlandball
As the remaining community members struggled to pull things back together, more trouble came about when a new group of ifunny trolls formed their own little "Militia" to destroy all communities they saw as cancer. Thus began the Polandball-SWA Meme War. At the beginning of the fighting, a new Polandball named GreenFinlandBall (GFB) rose to relevancy. In order to defend the Polandball, he created the group known as the CATT. The CATT even attracted non Polandballs to the cause. Them, along with a few of the other groups under fire, were able to ban prominent members of the SWA for spamming. They even took down the SWA's de facto leader, LordB8er. Shortly after, the community agreed to a peace talk which ended the war. At the begining of summer in 2017, GFB along with polandball veterans Slovakiaball, Minnesotaball and 2ndReichBall with new community members such as NewEnglandball and Ganymedeball (later NovaScotiaBall) Founded a new Community kik chat. After that the summer was relatively peaceful. Until early August, when a controversial new member joined. FurryCanadaBall. To the older PB's and a few new ones, this was appalling. A few defended the Furry member but tensions hit boiling point when GFB used his owner powers in the kik chat to kick members that spoke out against the Furry, only getting added back when they asked directly for it and promising to not do it again. He also began doing the same to those who criticized Catholicism. For most, this was too much. Many members raised a coup led by 2ndReichBall and proposed by Slovakiaball. GFB agreed to share power with elected lower admins. This lasted about a week before GFB began abusing his power again. He was overthrown for good this time causing him to leave the community for good and joining the iCatholic community as Oulu. He still spams the Polandball tag to this day because of his saltiness. Ironically making him just like the SWA he once fought. 2ndReichBall took up de facto leadership of the community.
The period between mid August 2017 and to late Febuary 2018 were, for the most part uneventful with only minor drama and a few polandballs leaving. On December 29, 2017, 2ndReichBall officially left the community for the art community. The new de facto leader was NewEnglandball, who had control of the kik chat. Minor events took place from there such as the founding of an iPolandball discord server. That was until a mini Polandball crisis emerged. The 9 month old Polandball and talented artist, NovaScotiaBall, left the community. In turn Multiverseball left as well and Mongoliaball left as well. It was revealed that 2ndReichBall had been in contact with both NovaScotiaball and Mongoliaball and had said somethings unintentionally that triggered their departure. Since Mongolia had been the head of the discord, left only Pangaeaball and Omniverseball in control. Pangaeaball had purged the kik chat and demoted NewEnglandball in the discord, essentially overthrowing him and enstating himself. Fearing another Green-like situation, New Englandball rebooted the long dead iFPB Defense Council and installed new members (The only other members of the council were Mongolia and Nova Scotia) adding Omni (was originally going to be added at the start but idea was dismissed due to him to likely deem it "fake and gay"), Slovakia, Laos, Tsarist, and Minnesota to the council and planned to overthrow Pangaeaball and elect new admins. This plan ended, when Mongoliaball returned three days later and defused the situation and became the new de facto leader as he returned to his owner position. The Council remained in place, however. Even though a few called the former 2ndReichball a traitor, it was quickly sorted out as a misunderstanding.
In the first 12 days of May, there was a leadership crisis over certain privileges. Mongoliaball had once again left the community and passed leadership onto Laosball. Peace only lasted a little over a week. A crisis emerged over how much authority the should have. The debate got serious fast with accusations of power grabs going both ways. NewEnglandball was mainly effected causing him to leave the community. The debate ended there with leadership passing to multiple people until it landed on Minnesotaball and Mongoliaball's return.
New members of 2018
- Edo (Greece)
Members that left in 2018
Members that disappeared
SpainBall, SPQRball, Cookislands, IsisballiBall, and EarthBall.