I just got a message back from the historical Hetalia group on DA and they said they don’t have any problems with this blog
The Historical Hetalia DA group doesn’t approve that you’ve been getting fan art from their gallery.
I haven’t posted any thing from directly from deviant art for a while and when I have been I’ve been sourcing to the artist directly not the group. I really don’t see why they would have an issue if you could explain why they do that would be really great.
The Winter War (Finnish: talvisota, Swedish: vinterkriget, Russian: Зимняя война, tr. Zimnyaya voyna) was a military conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland. It began with a Soviet offensive on 30 November 1939—two months after the start of World War II and the Soviet invasion of Poland—and ended on 13 March 1940 with the Moscow Peace Treaty. The League of Nations deemed the attack illegal and expelled the Soviet Union from the League on 14 December 1939.
The Soviets had more than three times as many soldiers as the Finns, thirty times as many aircraft, and a hundred times as many tanks. The Red Army, however, had been crippled by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s Great Purge of 1937, reducing the army’s morale and efficiency shortly before the outbreak of the fighting. With more than 30,000 of its army officers executed or imprisoned, including most of those of the highest ranks, the Red Army in 1939 had many inexperienced senior and mid-level officers. Because of these factors, and high morale in the Finnish forces, Finland was able to resist the Soviet invasion for far longer than the Soviets expected.
Hostilities ceased in March 1940 with the signing of the Moscow Peace Treaty. Finland ceded 11% of its pre-war territory and 30% of its economic assets to the Soviet Union. Soviet losses were heavy, and the country’s international reputation suffered. Soviet forces did not accomplish their objective of the total conquest of Finland, but did gain substantial territory along Lake Ladoga, providing a buffer for Leningrad, and territory in Northern Finland. The Finns, however, retained their sovereignty and enhanced their international reputation.
The peace treaty thwarted the Franco-British plan to send troops to Finland through northern Scandinavia. One of the operation’s major goals had been to take control of northern Sweden’s iron ore and cut its deliveries to Germany; for this reason, it was also a major reason for the launching of Operation Weserübung.
(It’s just a tank, Timo, don’t freak out too much.)
Hetalia belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz
Art and Comic belongs to Tomato-Bird/Chorsahgryphon (aka MEEE)
Finland belongs to himself.
*Blares trumpets in the distance* THE LONG AWAITED RETURN!!
A big kiitos paljon to everyone who has read, commented, and encouraged me on this project! I’ve learned so much while making, it, about Finland, about history, about making comics in general! I’m happy I finally get to draw Finland in his winter war uniform, I’ve had enough of his sweater vest, heheh.
As you can see, I’ve tried to stay true to the style of the previous comics, though now I’m inking with pens instead of brushes so it a) looks neater and b) is less messy! I think I’ve improved a lot since the first comics, hope it’s noticeable in the newer ones! I’m excited because now we’re finally past all this prologuey political context stuff and can move on to the action of the event.
On to the History part!
I have to lol so hard at whoever thought telling the Finns “We’re not bombing you we’re dropping bread on your poor starving people!” was a good idea, because NOBODY was fooled. Finns in the countryside began sarcastically calling the bomber planes “Molotov’s Breadbaskets”, after Soviet Minister of Foreign affairs Vyacheslav Molotov. Also frustrating was that the Soviet Union at the beginning was still trying to excuse the invasion with a false accusation of “you guys attacked us first, so now our non-aggression treaty is null.”
Also pretty much the rest of the world supported Finland verbally, and denounced the actions of the Red Army. Although there were a bunch of volunteers from around Europe who helped fight, and some places helped sell weapons and stuff–more on that later –most of the Allies were bogged down still trying to decide what to do now that they had officially declared war against Germany (the “Phony war”), and thus were not eager to make any big moves to help. Anyway, many didn’t think Finland would last very long either.
as for the “good news and bad news” part for the battle of Terijoki. Good News: They did hold up really well and caused the Red Army a lot of trouble and delayed their invasion schedule as well, by basically barricading and booby trapping the entire town with mines, bombs, and a few strategically hidden snipers that made it seem like the Finnish force was bigger than it actually was. Bad News: The Finnish force encountered tanks for the first time! Heavy armored vehicles, while they would prove to be pretty impractical in the long run, were still pretty formidable weapons that the Red Army had a lot of. Hence Timo’s freaked out face at the last page there.
Also: if you haven’t read the previous comics, guess what Stalin wanted for his birthday :]
This is all done on my own research and reading, through various websites, history forums, and the book The Winter War: Russia’s Invasion of Finland 1939-1930 by Robert Edwards. As usual, if anyone has anything to comment on, correct, add context to, please tell me! This whole project is a learning experience for me as well.
The French Resistance (French: La Résistance française) is the name used to denote the collection of French resistance movements that fought against the Nazi German occupation of France and against the collaborationist Vichy régime during World War II. Résistance cells were small groups of armed men and women (called the Maquis in rural areas), who, in addition to their guerrilla warfare activities, were also publishers of underground newspapers, providers of first-hand intelligence information, and maintainers of escape networks that helped Allied soldiers and airmen trapped behind enemy lines. The men and women of the Résistance came from all economic levels and political leanings of French society, including émigrés; conservative Roman Catholics, including priests; and citizens from the ranks of liberals, anarchists, and communists.
The French Resistance played a significant role in facilitating the Allies’ rapid advance through France following the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, and the lesser-known invasion of Provence on 15 August, by providing military intelligence on the German defenses known as the Atlantic Wall and on Wehrmacht deployments and orders of battle. The Résistance also planned, coordinated, and executed acts of sabotage on the electrical power grid, transportation facilities, and telecommunications networks. It was also politically and morally important to France, both during the German occupation and for decades afterward, because it provided the country with an inspiring example of the patriotic fulfillment of a national imperative, countering an existential threat to French nationhood. The actions of the Résistance stood in marked contrast to the collaboration of the regime based at Vichy.
After the landings in Normandy and Provence, the paramilitary components of the Résistance were organized more formally, into a hierarchy of operational units known, collectively, as the French Forces of the Interior (FFI). Estimated to have a strength of 100,000 in June 1944, the FFI grew rapidly, doubling by the following month, and reaching approximately 400,000 by October of that year.Although the amalgamation of the FFI was, in some cases, fraught with political difficulties, it was ultimately successful, and it allowed France to rebuild the fourth-largest army in the European theatre (1.2 million men) by VE Day in May 1945.
Bonsoir! Le 14 Juillet trois couleurs-contrails ornent le ciel de Paris. Ce fut amusant de dessiner! France porte une uniforme de sans-culottes. Pardon mon pour mauvais française. Je suis débutant en française. Enfin, bon anniversaire la France et j’espère vous aimez. Commentaire s’il vous plaît
I had lots of fun drawing this! I tried drawing France in the sans-culottes outfit. Bastille Day is what it’s called in English speaking countries, it’s formally called Fete nationale, or as I have it in the title, Le quatorze juillet [July 14]. This day is marked because of the storming of the Bastille. In my French class we did lots of history research on this. Also sorry if my French is wrong. I’m only in French 1 but I’m practicing over the summer to prepare for French 2. If there’s something wrong and there’s someone who speaks French, I’d appreciate the corrections. Please comment and fave!
Info: During the 1780’s France had a society built of 3 estates. The first two are on top and the third were taxed and lived off scraps. To relieve the tension and end peasant riots, Louis’s financial adviser, John Necker had made him gather all 3 etstes to deal with the crisis together. However the bourgeoise [working class] arrived they were locked out of the meeting place. They stormed into an indoor tennis court and held their own meeting there; forming the national assembly. However, paranoia spread. There were rumors that the king was surrounding Paris with troops, ready to slaughter the national assembly. The citizens took a preemptive strike and storm the Bastille for ammunition. It was a symbol of the monarch’s abuse of power. it was a fortress, a prison where brutal inhuman torture took place. Shortly after the storming of the Bastille, on 4 August, feudalism was abolished and on the 26 The Declaration of The Rights of Man and of the Citizen proclaimed.
So near the end of WWII Canada liberated the Randstad, (four largest Dutch cities Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) from German occupation. Which allowed Canada to send food aid to the many of dutch citzens who where suffering from the Hongerwinter (‘Hungerwinter’). The Netherlands were so thankful for Canada’s help that they send Canada ten thousand tulips every year since the war which started the Canadian Tulip Festival.
sure thing just send or submit a link and I’ll post it up
Title: Cavalry of the Commonwealth
Character(s) or Pairing(s): Lithuania + Poland
Summary: Based off the Polish Hussar uniforms, the army of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth rides to battle~
I think I will do like a Poland tribute… but that’s going to be way later. So I’ll be stocking up on Poland stuff till then. ;D