This year's ArtWAr challenge on Cubebrush was about picking an emblematic chracter from one contry.
I'm now living in Brazil and been struck by this story of a thriving kingdom built in the forest by escaped slaves in order to survive their Portuguese oppressors.
This kingdom sheltered nearly 20.000 souls for 90 years.
Here are Wikipedia articles with details of this captivating story.
I initially learned about it in the documentary "Guerras do Brazil" that depicts the largest wars that have occurred in this country, while underlining that there is still in a way different types of social and racial wars occurring in the country, as if, sadly, Brazil, despite all the beauty, was stuck in cycles of violence since it's inception.