Historical Hetalia
This is my oc, Saipan, the second largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. After the Spanish-American War, many colonies of Spain were handed over to the U.S. Saipan was occupied by the Americans, however Spain sold the island to Germany. The island was administered by Germany as part of German New Guinea. However, there was no attempt to develop or settle the island, which remained under the control of its Spanish and mestizo landowners. 

This is my oc, Saipan, the second largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands. After the Spanish-American War, many colonies of Spain were handed over to the U.S. Saipan was occupied by the Americans, however Spain sold the island to Germany. The island was administered by Germany as part of German New Guinea. However, there was no attempt to develop or settle the island, which remained under the control of its Spanish and mestizo landowners. 

sully-s:

Ok Operation Fortitude is such a aph America plan I’m suprize I’ve never heard about it before. (But then again it could be in the web comic or manga and I would be none the wiser.)  Anyways Fortitude was part of Operation Bodyguard which where a series of plans to keep D-Day motives hidden from the Germans.
America came up with a plan combining Hollywood magic and German little understanding of the American people; Basically they made a bunch of fake tanks and stationed General Patton ( One of America’s great generals in WW2. Who was taken out of command for 11 moths for slapping a shell shock soldier.) Making Hitler think that the main fight would be coming from Kent not Normandy.
And It totally worked.  
But If you think about America explain to his fellow Allies it sounds a bit ridiculous. I read some where that the these nations where the ones that fought on D-Day France also fought but D-Day was kinda like taking France back so I like to think that D-Day was rescue plan. If your confuse on the girl on England’s left it’s Czechoslovakia

sully-s:

Ok Operation Fortitude is such a aph America plan I’m suprize I’ve never heard about it before. (But then again it could be in the web comic or manga and I would be none the wiser.)  Anyways Fortitude was part of Operation Bodyguard which where a series of plans to keep D-Day motives hidden from the Germans.

America came up with a plan combining Hollywood magic and German little understanding of the American people; Basically they made a bunch of fake tanks and stationed General Patton ( One of America’s great generals in WW2. Who was taken out of command for 11 moths for slapping a shell shock soldier.) Making Hitler think that the main fight would be coming from Kent not Normandy.

And It totally worked.  

But If you think about America explain to his fellow Allies it sounds a bit ridiculous. I read some where that the these nations where the ones that fought on D-Day France also fought but D-Day was kinda like taking France back so I like to think that D-Day was rescue plan. If your confuse on the girl on England’s left it’s Czechoslovakia

Hate that I have to explain this but

buttschmidts:

To Hetalia fans,

In case you didn’t know, J*p is a derogatory ethnic slur aimed at Japanese people and is considered highly offensive. It’s a racist term and using it in your ship name is awful and I’m asking you politely to stop.

There are plenty of alternatives you can use to abbreviate Japan’s name (there’s “pan” and a lot of people also use Kiku in ships such as AsaKiku and KikuWan.)

Just please don’t use a racist slur. Thanks.

ask-celts:

'course I like the guy we helped each other a LOT through times, like this one time England CAME TO MY PLACE AFTERWARDS ONLY TO KICK US, THAT ASSHOLE // Ireland

Oh you’re right, I’m sorry, I just thought I should do something because YOU WERE HELPING HIM, DUMBASSS // England


[[The Spanish Armada in Ireland : in 1588, Phillip II sent his armada to invade England. However, the spanish were defeated, and decided to head back home through the North Atlantic. Of course, they didn’t plan the violent storms that made them CRASH on the west coast of Ireland. Because of it, English government freaked out, thinking the irish who were being conquered at the time would join the spanish. Yet, when they realized the armada crashed, so Fitzwilliam just ordered that all spaniards be captured and hanged, while anyone helping them be tortured and charged as a traitor to the Crown. From England with love.]]

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

Art issue

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. 

chevalierviolet:

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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

chevalierviolet:

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War

WW2 Ludwig and Alfred

WW2 Ludwig and Alfred

notifhellfreezesover:

(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.


Start|Previous|Next

*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 :D–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. :D

Moi moi!

-Taylor