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A fictitious entity roughly analogus to Uncle Sam, in that he is a symbol of sorts representing a country; in this case, the country is Great Britain. He is usually depicted as a rotund, blond-haired man in a blue suit with a Union Jack waistcoat and top hat.

His name originates from The History of John Bull, a humorous novel about English politics, written by John Arbuthnot in the early 18th century. Arbuthnot was a physician by trade, and a contemporary of Jonathan Swift and Alexander Pope.

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