Though the U.S. is often propped up as a model of democracy and progressivism, countries from Brazil, Switzerland, the Philippines, Haiti—and even fictional worlds like the ones of the Hunger Games and Narnia—all elected women leaders long before Americans could cast a ballot for the first female nominee of a major political party.

We know representation matters; it affects our cultural psyche, self-esteem, and imagination. Before we (hopefully) join the rest of the world in electing a woman leader, Complex examined every representation of women presidents in American pop culture: