Washington was seen as symbolizing the new nation and republicanism in practice. His devotion to civic virtue made him an exemplary figure among early American politicians.
George Washington in Southern Victory Edit
As a military hero and the first President of the United States George Washington was universally revered as a major Founding Father and one of the most memorable presidents in US history. Also after it broke into two mutually antagonistic nations, U.S. historians continued to so regard Washington, alongside Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt as the most memorable of presidents. As a young man, Roosevelt admired Washington as a great leader.
However, the general public did not always remembered kindly. Washington came from Virginia, and after the War of Secession his popularity in the US suffered because of it - as did that of Thomas Jefferson. Northern people in general preferred to remember Northern Founding Fathers such as John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin (whose picture appeared on stamps issued by the US occupation authorities in Canada). Nonetheless, the U.S. rebuilt the Washington Monument after it was destroyed during the Great War.
The Freedom Party in its earliest phase, while still under Anthony Dresser, used George Washington's picture as an emblem, with the slogan "We need a New Revolution". Jake Featherston, who considered Washington to have "sold out the South to the damnyankees" stopped that custom when he took over the party. Many Confederates did view Washington with some suspicion in the years after the Great War, but still thought of him as a Virginian first, and President of the United States second. Washington University in Lexington, Virginia, home of the Confederacy's effort to build a superbomb, retained its name, and the statue of Washington that stood in Richmond survived both Great Wars.
George Washington in The Disunited States of AmericaEdit
George Washington was remembered in North America as a great military leader for his service in the Revolutionary War. A statue of Washington stood in Richmond. Justin Monroe noted that it was very different from the statue in the home timeline.
George Washington in The Two Georges Edit
Colonel George Washington was part of group of American colonists who met with George III, and were able to put in place an 11th hour agreement avoiding revolution. Both Washington and the King were immortalized in a painting entitled The Two Georges, which came to symbolize the friendship between the North American Union and England. In his later career as administrator of the North American British possessions, Washington implemented a policy which halted for some decades the westward expansion of European settlement and gave a chance to some Indian tribes such as the Iroquois and the Cherokees to modernise and keep much of their lands. For that reason he was greatly revered by the Indians, and the Iroquois believed him to be the only white person admitted to their religion's version of Paradise.
A model of steamer was named for Washington.
On seeing a statue of George Washington in a state visit to New York City during the war against the Race's Conquest Fleet, Vyacheslav Molotov dismissed his country's ally's founding father by saying "He looks like an aristocrat."
- George Washington at the Eric Flint Wiki
- Victor Radcliff, a fictional character who appears in the Atlantis series, and plays a role in the United States of Atlantis that is virtually identical to Washington's role in the United States of America.