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Post  England on Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:47 pm


Representing State

Capital City: Berlin

Which Country are you a Part of?: Germany

Human Name: Ludwig

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: Doitsu (ドイツ; do-i-tsu)

Physical Age: About.. [I'll estimate and say around 20?..]

Actual Age: N/A

Birthday: October 3rd, 1990

State Information -

State Nicknames: Does not have a nickname

State Motto: "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit." "Unity and Justice and Freedom."

State Bird: Golden Eagle

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: Thepollen

State Tree: Oak

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The flag of Germany is a tricolour consisting of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours of Germany: black, red, and gold.
The black-red-gold tricolour first appeared in the early 19th century and achieved prominence during the 1848 Revolutions. The short-lived Frankfurt Parliament of 1848–1850 proposed the tricolour as a flag for a united and democratic German state. With the formation of the Weimar Republic after World War I, the tricolour was adopted as the national flag of Germany. Following World War II, the tricolour was designated as the flag of both West and East Germany. The two flags were identical until 1959, when the East German flag was augmented with the coat of arms of East Germany. Since reunification on 3 October 1990, the black-red-gold tricolour has remained the flag of Germany.
The flag of Germany has not always used black, red, and gold as its colours. After the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, the Prussian-dominated North German Confederation adopted a tricolour of black-white-red as its flag. This flag later became the flag of the German Empire, formed following the unification of Germany in 1871, and was used until 1918. Black, white, and red were reintroduced as the German national colours with the establishment of Nazi Germany in 1933.
The colour schemes of black-red-yellow and black-white-red have played an important role in the history of Germany and have had various meanings. The colours of the modern flag are associated with the republican democracy formed after World War II, and represent German unity and freedom: not only the freedom of Germany, but also the personal freedom of the German people.
The origins of the colours black-red-yellow lie in the freedom wars of 1813 against Napoleon. The uniforms of the Lützowsches Freikorps (Lützow Free Corps) reflected these colours. The Korps consisted of students, which were rising against the occupation of Germany by the French. They were a voluntary unit in the army and came from all over Germany. Their commander was Major Ludwig von Lützow. Since they were from different parts of Germany and were all wearing different coloured clothes, the only possibility for them, in order to have a uniform appearance, was to colour their clothes black. Additionally they were wearing golden coloured (brass) buttons as well as red trimmings.
The German relation to black and yellow surfaced in the radical 1840's, when the black-red-gold flag was used to symbolize the movement against the Conservative European Order that was established after Napoleon's defeat.
The Frankfurt Parliament had declared the black-red-gold as the official colors of the German Confederation, with the red in the tricolour most likely referencing the Hanseatic League, and the gold and black symbolizing Austria as its empire, considered to be "German", had an influence over (what would become) southern Germany. There are many theories in circulation regarding the origins of the colour scheme utilized in the 1848 flag. It has been proposed that the colors were those of the Jena Student's League, one of the radically minded Burschenschaften banned by Metternich in the Carlsbad Decrees. Another claim goes back to the uniforms (mainly black with red facings and gold buttons) of the Lützow Free Corps, comprising mostly university students and formed during the struggle against the occupying forces of Napoleon. It is during the mid-nineteenth century that red became synonymous with revolution and Karl Marx's socialist vision. Whatever the true explanation, these colors soon came to be regarded as the national colors of Germany during this brief period, and especially after their reintroduction during the Weimar period, they have become synonymous with liberalism in general.
In the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany—the German constitution—Article 22 states: "The federal flag shall be black, red and gold." Following specifications set by the (West) German government in 1950, the flag displays three bars of equal width and has a width–length ratio of 3:5;[4] the tricolour used during the Weimar Republic had a ratio of 2:3.
The exact colours used for the German flag were not officially defined at the time of the flag's adoption and have changed since then. The federal cabinet introduced a corporate design for the German government on 2 June 1999, which currently uses the following colours.

Languages: German, England, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Afrikaans, Faroese

Area: 357,021 km2 (63rd)
137,847 sq mi

Population: 81,799,600

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Blonde [Rough, just combed through with his fingers style]

Eye Color: Blue

Skin Tone: Pale [Caucasian]

Height: 6'2' [Estimate]

Weight: 200Lbs

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit-

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: None

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [Episode 1 of Hetalia: Axis Powers. He shows up in all episodes afterwords.]

Attitude Type: Tsundere

Personality: Germany is a hard-working, efficient, bureaucratic, and serious character. A strict and rule-abiding soldier type, Germany was the one to discover Italy hiding in the crate of tomatoes in the middle of WWI (originally oranges in the webcomic version) when they were enemies. He later became allies with Italy, the two growing closer despite their differences. Due to his tendency to over-rely on manuals for orderliness, he finds himself running into trouble whenever there's a misunderstanding. He has a secret passion for baking cake and making sweets and is also suggested to be a closet pervert.

Flaws: His tendency to over-rely on manuals for orderliness

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: Sweets, Beer, Order

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: He has a secret passion for baking cake and making sweets.

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: Italy

Brothers: Prussia [Older]

Sisters: Liechtenstein [Possibly]

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: England, France, America, China

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: WWII

History: Germany i/ˈdʒɜrməni/, officially the Federal Republic of Germany (German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland, pronounced [ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant] ( listen)),[4] is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state and the largest economy in the European Union. It is one of the major political powers of the European continent and a technological leader in many fields.
A region named Germania, inhabited by several Germanic peoples, was documented before AD 100. During the Migration Age, the Germanic tribes expanded southward, and established successor kingdoms throughout much of Europe. Beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation while southern and western parts remained dominated by Roman Catholic denominations, with the two factions clashing in the Thirty Years' War. Occupied during the Napoleonic Wars, rising Pan-Germanism resulted in the unification of most of the German states in 1871, with the inception of the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After the German Revolution of 1918–1919 and the subsequent military surrender in World War I, the Empire was replaced by the Weimar Republic in 1918, and partitioned in the Versailles Treaty. Amidst the Great Depression, the Third Reich was proclaimed in 1933. The latter period was marked by Fascism and the Second World War. After 1945, Germany was divided by allied occupation, and evolved into two states, East Germany and West Germany. In 1990 Germany was reunified.
Germany was a founding member of the European Community in 1957, which became the EU in 1993. It is part of the Schengen Area and since 1999 a member of the eurozone. Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, the OECD and the Council of Europe, and took a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2011–2012 term.
It has the world's fourth largest economy by nominal GDP and the fifth largest by purchasing power parity. It is the second largest exporter and third largest importer of goods. The country has developed a very high standard of living and a comprehensive system of social security. Germany has been the home of many influential scientists and inventors, and is known for its cultural and political history

[Most of the info for this sheet is courtesy of WIKI!]
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England

Post  England on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:46 pm


Representing State-

Capital City: London

Which Country are you a Part of?: England [Great Britain, UK]

Human Name: Arthur Kurkland

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: イギリス Igirisu

Physical Age: [About.. 20? Rough estimate..]

Actual Age: 23

Birthday: May 1st, 1707

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: " Dieu et mon Droit "
(French for ‘God and my right’).

State Bird: Robin

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: Rose

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The Flag of England is the St George's Cross (heraldic blazon: Argent, a cross gules). The red cross appeared as an emblem of England during the Middle Ages and the Crusades (although originally a white cross on red background) and is one of the earliest known emblems representing England. It also represents the official arms of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, and it achieved status as the national flag of England during the sixteenth century.
Saint George became the patron saint of England in the thirteenth century, and the legend of Saint George slaying a dragon dates from the twelfth century.
At the beginning of the Crusades the Pope decided English crusaders would be distinguished by wearing a white cross on red, and French crusaders a red cross on white (Italian knights were allocated a yellow cross on a white background), English knights soon decided to claim "their" cross of red on white, like the French. In January 1188, in a meeting between Henry II of England and Philip II of France, the two rivals agreed to exchange flags (France later changed its new white cross on red for a white cross on a dark blue flag). Some French knights carried on using the red cross however, and as English knights wore this pattern as well, the red cross on white became the typical crusader symbol regardless of nationality.


Saint George seen in the act of slaying the dragon. He is depicted wearing a surcoat displaying the St George's Cross
The flag appeared during the Middle Ages. The St George's Cross was used as an emblem (but not as a flag) of England was in a roll of account relating to the Welsh War of 1275. The English royalist forces at the Battle of Evesham in 1265 used a red cross on their uniforms, to distinguish themselves from the white crosses used by the rebel barons at the Battle of Lewes a year earlier.
The use of a red cross on a white background was a symbol of St. George in the Middle Ages. This is seen, for example, in the flag of Georgia, another country with Saint George as their patron saint. St George's cross may not have achieved the full status of national flag until the sixteenth century, when all other saints' banners were abandoned during the Reformation. Thereafter it became recognised as the flag of England and Wales. The earliest record of St George's Cross at sea, as an English flag in conjunction with royal banners but no other saintly flags, was 1545.
Despite the fact that the King of France in 1188 had recognised the St George's Cross as an English symbol, some historians believe that the St George's Cross was adopted from the flag of Genoa, which originates as far back as 1096.

Languages: English

Area: 130,395 km2
50,346 sq mi

Population: 51,446,000

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Spiky Blonde hair

Eye Colour: Green

Skin Tone: White [Caucasian]

Height: 5'9' [Rough estimate]

Weight: 190Lbs [Again, an estimate]

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit-

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [All throughout both seasons of Hetalia]

Attitude Type: Tsundere

Personality: The cynical, foul-mouthed, estranged mentor figure to America. He used to be a pirate before he settled down into his "gentleman" role. His most noticeable physical features are his thick eyebrows. England is also well-versed in black magic and can see mythical creatures that others can't, which causes the other nations to think of them as his hallucinations. He has a bad relationship with France, which has stemmed as far back as their childhood years.
[England, also known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is depicted as an irritable young man. A former pirate, he is now a cynical and sharp-tongued gentleman. Some of his notable character traits include his terrible cooking skills, foul mouth, ability to see supernatural creatures ("imaginary friends"), and ability to perform magic curses on his enemies. Britain is most antagonistic towards France, with whom he shares a long rivalry, and America, his former charge. ]

Flaws: His fowled mouth-ness, and his abillity to see supernatural creatures

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: Black tea, embroidery, painting portraits of axles.

Dislikes: France

Talents: Ability to see supernatural creatures ("imaginary friends"), and ability to perform magic curses on his enemies

Fears: His older brother, and being alone

Family & Friends-

Best Friends: Japan, America

Brothers: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: Germany, Italy, Russia, France

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: WWII, Civil War

History: England i/ˈɪŋɡlənd/ is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.[6][7][8] It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental Europe. Most of England comprises the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. The country also includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.
The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but it takes its name from the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in AD 927, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world.[9] The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law—the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world—developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations.[10] The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.[11] England's Royal Society laid the foundations of modern experimental science.[12]
England's terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north (for example, the mountainous Lake District, Pennines, and Yorkshire Dales) and in the south west (for example, Dartmoor and the Cotswolds). London, England's capital, is the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures.[note 3] England's population is about 51 million, around 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, and is largely concentrated in London, the South East and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century. Meadowlands and pastures are found beyond the major cities.
The Kingdom of England—which after 1284 included Wales—was a sovereign state until 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain.[13][14] In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922, the Irish Free State was established as a separate dominion, but the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 reincorporated into the kingdom six Irish counties to officially create the current United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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Greenland

Post  England on Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:46 pm


Representing Country: Kalaallit Nunaat [Greenland]

Capital City: Nuuk

Are you a part of another Country?: No

Human Name: Iluuna Frederikke

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: Squirt

Physical Age: 16- 19

Actual Age: 13

Birthday: (Granted Home Rule from Denmark): May 1, 1979

Country Information- Greenland (Kalaallisut: Kalaallit Nunaat meaning "Land of the Greenlanders"; Danish: Grønland) is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark) for about a millennium. The largest island in Greenland is also named Greenland, and makes up most of the country's land area.
Greenland has been inhabited, though not continuously, by Inuit peoples via Canada for 4500-5000 years. In the 10th century, Norsemen settled on the uninhabited southern part of Greenland. In the 13th century, the Inuit arrived, and in the late 15th century the Norse colonies were abandoned. In the early 18th century contact between Scandinavia and Greenland was re-established and Denmark established rule over Greenland.
Greenland became a Danish colony in 1814 after being under the rule of Denmark-Norway for centuries. With the Constitution of Denmark of 1953, Greenland became a part of the Kingdom of Denmark in a relationship known in Danish as Rigsfællesskabet (Commonwealth of the Realm).
In 1979 Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, and in 2008 Greenland voted to transfer more power from the Danish royal government to the local Greenlandic government. This became effective the following year, with the Danish royal government in charge of foreign affairs, security (defence-police-justice), and financial policy, and providing a subsidy of DKK 3.4 billion, or approximately $11,300 per Greenlander, annually.
Greenland is, by area, the world's largest island that is not a continent. With a population of 56,615 (January 2011 estimate) it is one of the least densely populated dependencies or countries in the world.

Languages: Greenlandic ("Kalaallisut"), Danish, English

Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Population: 56,615

Area: 2,166,086 km2 (12th)
836,109 sq mi

Floral Emblem: Niviarsiaq (The "Fireweed" in English)

National Animal: N/A

National Holiday: N/A

National Dish: N/A

Religion: N/A

Type of Government: Parliamentary democracy within a constitutional monarchy

Flag: The flag of Greenland was designed by Greenland native Thue Christiansen.[citation needed] It features two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a large disk slightly to the hoist side of centre. The top half of the disk is red, the bottom half is white. The entire flag measures 18 by 12 parts; each stripe measures 6 parts; the disk is 8 parts in diameter, horizontally offset by 7 parts from the hoist to the centre of the circle, and vertically centered.
Its local name in the Greenlandic language is Erfalasorput, which means "our flag". The term Aappalaartoq (meaning "the red") is also used for both the Greenlandic flag and the Dannebrog. Today, Greenlanders display both the Erfalasorput and the Dannebrog[citation needed]—often side-by-side. It is also the only Nordic flag without a Nordic Cross.
Greenland first entertained the idea of a flag of its own in 1973 when five Greenlanders proposed a green, white and blue flag. The following year, a newspaper solicited eleven design proposals (all but one of which was a Nordic cross) and polled the people to determine the most popular.[citation needed] The Dannebrog was better liked than any. Little came of this effort.
In 1978, Denmark granted home rule to Greenland, making it an equal member of the Rigsfællesskab. The home rule government held an official call for flag proposals, receiving 555 (of which 293 were submitted by Greenlanders).

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Short pixie style cut, and a deep, dark blue

Eye Colour: A brilliant shade of blue

Skin Tone: White/ Extremely pale [Caucasian]

Height: 4'9'

Weight: 110Lbs

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: A school uniform, consisting of a yellow cardigan, white long sleeved undershirt, a light blue bow, and dress pants. [See Picture]

Scars/Tattoo's/Piercings: A bar in her left ear, and her right ear has it's cartilage pierced

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [Greenland isn't an actual Hetalia country. She's an OC.]

Attitude Type: A mix of Moe, and Tsundere

Personality: Very quiet and unattached. She doesn't speak much, and tends to spend more time with her favorite sled dog, then actual people

Flaws: Her inability to open up and talk to people

Pet Peeves: People who drink directly out of the milk/orange juice containter, Unexpected company

Habits: When flustered, she likes to take the ends of her hair, and curl it around her finger


Likes: Iceland

Dislikes: Denmark, Norway, liquor


Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Friends & Family-

Best Friend: Iceland, America

Brothers: The Nordics

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: N/A

Views-

World Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

Alliances: America

History: -Country Information-

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Japan

Post  England on Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:43 pm


Representing State-

Capital City: Tokyo

Which Country are you a Part of?: Japan

Human Name: Honda Kiku

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: About.. 25 ish

Actual Age: Secret

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: [N/A

Languages: Japanese, English

Area: N/A

Population: N/A

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Cropped and neat, sleek black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Skin Tone: N/A

Height: 165Cm

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: Both series

Attitude Type: Moe/Tsundere

Personality: The country of floating soldiers in the Orient.
Quiet and serious, but because he's a little straight-laced his surroundings are kind of show-off-y.
He's good at messing with machines and drawing.

ncluding the fact that even though he is an island nation, the reason he had a time when he stayed indoors always was because he wanted to keep the uniqueness of his culture and atmosphere.

Flaws: N/A

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: N/A

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: Messing with machines, and drawing

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: England, America, Italy, Germany

Brothers: Hong Kong, China, N and South Korea

Sisters: Taiwan, Vietnam

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: Russia

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Meetings: N/A

War: WWII

History: N/A
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Austria

Post  England on Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:23 am


Representing State-

Capital City: Vienna

Which Country are you a Part of?: Austria

Human Name: Roderich Edelstein

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: N/A

Actual Age: N/A

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: N/A

Languages: Austrian, English

Area: N/A

Population: N/A

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Elegantly styled, with one strand of hair that's looped out to the side, he's also a brunnette

Eye Colour: Deep Purple

Skin Tone: N/A

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: He has a mole just underneath his bottom lip

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: N/A

Attitude Type: N/A

Personality: A “young master” that likes music and cake. He seems showy but he’s a frugal person.
Austria’s glasses are kind of like his music. If you take them off, he seems pretty simple.
The one hair that sticks out is Mariazell, so it changes sometimes.
His personality is, for better or worse, very “young master”-ish, so his expression doesn’t change much.

When he stood on top of the Holy Roman Empire, he was pretty aloof at first, but as the years went by one by one he gently went in a strange direction, got married too much and was dragged into many burdens, being kicked out and taken in and being a generally busy person.

Flaws: He’s hopeless when it comes to direction

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: Playing the piano on occasion

Likes: Music and cake

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: N/A

Brothers: N/A

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: N/A

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: N/A
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France

Post  England on Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:53 am


Representing State-

Capital City: Paris

Which Country are you a Part of?: France

Human Name: Francis Bonnefoy

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: 20ish

Actual Age: 26

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: N/A

Languages: French, English

Area: N/A

Population: N/A

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Short, wavy, blonde

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Tone: N/A

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: N/A

Attitude Type: Tsundere

Personality: A young man who does things at his own pace and has an abundance of affectionate expressions.
He has no hesitation in bragging about French being the language of love.
He brags about being a gourmet, but his food is pretty fierce.
He loves culture and the arts, as well as paintings and clothing and people, and, well, anything that's beautiful.
He'll go for beautiful men and women of any age, and maybe even some non-human beings.

Ever since forever ago, he's fought with England, but he thinks, "As long as it's quiet, it's fine right?"
But he loves himself so much he won't learn English.

Flaws: N/A

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: Culture, Arts, Painting, Clothing, People

Dislikes: England

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: N/A

Brothers: N/A

Sisters: Belgium

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: Germany, Japan, Italy, England

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Meetings: N/A

War: WWII

History: N/A
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Latvia

Post  England on Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:38 pm


Representing State-

Capital City: Riga

Which Country are you a Part of?: Latvia

Human Name: Raivis Galante

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: 12

Actual Age: 15

Birthday: September 17, 1991

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The national flag of Latvia was used by independent Latvia from 1918 until the country was occupied by the Soviet Union in 1940. Its use was suppressed during Soviet rule. After regaining its independence, Latvia re-adopted on February 27, 1990 the same red-white-red flag. Though officially adopted in 1922, the Latvian flag was in use as early as the 13th century. The red color is sometimes described as symbolizing the readiness of the Latvians to give the blood from their hearts for freedom and their willingness to defend their liberty. An alternative interpretation, according to one legend, is that a Latvian leader was wounded in battle, and the edge of the white sheet in which he was wrapped were stained by his blood. The white stripe may stand for the sheet that wrapped him. This story is similar to the legend of the origins of the flag of Austria.

Languages: Latvian

Area: 64,589 km2 (124th)
24,938 sq mi

Population: 2,245,357

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Light Blonde, somewhat styled, and straight.

Eye Colour: Deep purple / Blueish

Skin Tone: White [Caucasian]

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [Both series]

Attitude Type: Moe/Yandere

Personality: A boy who is a bit of an introvert and a withdrawn crybaby.
You get the feeling he’s been involved in a lot of strange things.
When his dependence on Russia was at its highest, he tried and tried and failed at trying to cut ties.
Right now he just wants a close friend.

He looks as such, but he’s pretty much a heavy drinker.

Flaws: Being an introvert and withdrawn crybaby

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: To state his opinion quite openly

Likes: N/A

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: N/A

Fears: Russia

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: Lithuania, Sealand, Estonia, Poland

Brothers: Lithuania, Estonia

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: N/A

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: WWII

History: Around the beginning of the third millennium BC (3000 BC), the proto-Baltic ancestors of the Latvian people settled on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.[10] The Balts established trade routes to Rome and Byzantium, trading local amber for precious metals.[11] By 900 AD, four distinct Baltic tribes inhabited Latvia: Curonians, Latgalians, Selonians, Semigallians[citation needed] (in Latvian: kurši, latgaļi, sēļi and zemgaļi), as well as the Livonians (lībieši) speaking a Finnic language.
Latvia i/ˈlætviə/ (Latvian: Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvian: Latvijas Republika), is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia (border length 343 km), to the south by Lithuania (588 km), to the east by the Russian Federation (276 km), and to the southeast by Belarus (141 km).[5] Across the Baltic Sea to the west lies Sweden. The territory of Latvia covers 64,589 km2 (24,938 sq mi) and it has a temperate seasonal climate.
The Latvians are Baltic people culturally related to the Estonians and Lithuanians, with the Latvian language having many similarities with Lithuanian, but not with the Estonian language (a Finnic language). Today the Latvian and Lithuanian languages are the only surviving members of the Baltic languages of the Indo-European family. The modern name of Latvia is thought to originate from the ancient Latvian name Latvji, which, like the name of Lithuania, may have originated from the river named Latuva.[citation needed] The country is also the home of a large number of ethnic Russians of whom some are non-citizens.
Latvia is a unitary parliamentary republic and is divided into 118 municipalities (109 counties and 9 cities). The capital and largest city is Riga. With a population of 2.22 million, Latvia is one of the least-populous members of the European Union, and its population has declined 15.1% since 1991.[6] Latvia has been a member of the United Nations since September 17, 1991; of the European Union since May 1, 2004; and of NATO since March 29, 2004.
Following a period of being part of the Soviet Union after World War II, Latvia declared its independence in 1991. After years of economic stagnation in the early 1990s, Latvia posted Europe-leading GDP growth figures during the 1998–2006 period. In the global financial crisis of 2008–2010 Latvia was the hardest hit of the European Union member states, with a GDP decline of 26.54% in that period.[7][8] Its per capita GDP is 49% of the EU average in 2009, making it the third poorest member-state.[9]

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Representing State-

Capital City: N/A

Which Country are you a Part of?: Germania

Human Name: Germania- san

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: Grandpa

Physical Age: About 30

Actual Age: N/A

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: N/A

Languages: There are.. a lot of them.

Area: N/A

Population: N/A

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Long, and blonde

Eye Colour: Blue

Skin Tone: White [Caucasian]

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: N/A

Attitude Type: Tsundere

Personality: Holy Roman Empire and others’ Grandpa.
He had unpleasant ties to Grandpa Rome, where they rotted too much and became nothing but bones.
His personality is rough, and the number of words he says is low. There was also a time when he was Rome’s guard.

He delivered the fatal blow to Grandpa Rome, and the many years that passed are lost in the darkness.

Flaws: N/A

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: N/A

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: [Not sure]

Brothers: [Not sure]

Sisters: [Not sure]

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: [Not sure]

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: Germania (Greek: Γερμανία) was the Greek and Roman geographical term for the geographical regions inhabited by mainly by peoples considered to be Germani. It was most often used to refer especially to to the east of the Rhine and north of the Danube. These areas were mainly Celtic (specifically Gaulish) and had become part of the Roman Empire.[1][2]
Some Germani, perhaps the original people to have been referred to by this name, had lived on the left side of the Rhine at least as early as the 2nd century BCE. This area was considered to be in "Gaul", and became part of the Roman empire. These were the so-called germani cisrhenani, who in modern terms lived in the region of modern eastern Belgium, the southeastern Netherlands, and stretching into German towards the Rhine. During the period of the Roman empire, more tribes were settled in areas of the empire near the Rhine, in territories controlled by the Roman Empire. Eventually these areas came to be known as Lesser Germania, while Greater Germania (Magna Germania) was the larger territory east of the Rhine.
The Roman parts of Germania, "Lesser Germania", eventually formed two provinces of the empire, Germania Inferior, "Lower Germany", which came to eventually include the region of the original germani cisrhenani and Germania Superior, which in modern terms comprised an area of western Switzerland, the French Jura and Alsace regions, and southwestern Germany. Important cities were Besançon (Besontio), Strasbourg (Argentoratum), Wiesbaden (Aquae Mattiacae), and Mainz (Mogontiacum).

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Lithuania

Post  England on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:55 pm


Representing State-

Capital City: Vilnius

Which Country are you a Part of?: Lithuania

Human Name: Toris Lorinaitis

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: Liet

Physical Age: About 16

Actual Age: 19

Birthday: March 11th, 1990

State Information-

State Nicknames: Lietuva

State Motto: " Tautos jega vienybeje! (Lithuanian, The strength of the nation is unity!)

State Bird: White Stork

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: Rue (Ruta graveolens)

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The flag of Lithuania consists of a horizontal tricolor of yellow, green and red. It was adopted on March 20, 1989, almost two years before the reestablishment of Lithuania's independence following the end of the Soviet Union. Before its readoption, the flag had been used from 1918 until 1940 when Lithuania was occupied and then annexed by the Soviet Union. This flag had lighter colors. After a brief occupation by Nazi Germany (1941–1945), from 1945 until 1989, the Soviet Lithuanian flag consisted first of a generic red Soviet flag with the name of the republic, then changed to the red flag with white and green bars at the bottom. The last alteration to the current flag occurred in 2004 when the aspect ratio changed from 1:2 to 3:5. The flag is identical to the flag of the Danish island Ærø, also located by the Baltic Sea.

Languages: Lithuanian

Area: 65,200 km2 (123rd)
25,174 sq mi

Population: 3,210,761[4] (133rd)

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Shoulder-length brown hair

Eye Colour: Green

Skin Tone: White [Caucasian]

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: Deep scars cover is back

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [Both series]

Attitude Type: Moe/Tsundere

Personality: Lithuania sometimes wears his hair tied back into a ponytail, such as when he worked as a housekeeper or when he was younger. In the strip 'While You Were Gone', Lithuania is shown to have deep scars covering his back.

Poland’s partner.

It feels like he’s usually just dragged around by him, but he has a good time.
He’s pretty serious with a lot of patience, but he usually thinks too much, gets depressed and gives himself a stomachache.

The eldest of the three Baltics, Lithuania controlled Middle and Eastern Europe during the Middle Ages, and was actually a formidable nation that used to beat Prussia, until he was taken by Russia. Though he managed to get away for a time, he always wound up back under his control. After the Soviet Union fell, he fully regained his independence and went to rehabilitate with Poland.

He is a bit of a serious introvert, winds up being easy to take advantage of, and is the type who will welcome one into his heart once he knows the person. He also tends to depress himself so much that he gets a stomachache. Lithuania is also said to be into martial arts and literature, and he drives a second-hand car.

In a rare strip, it is shown that the other two Baltics think highly of him, but resent that he ignores them in favor of spending time with Poland.

Flaws: He's too easily taken advantage of

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: He's into martial arts and literature

Dislikes: Russia

Talents: N/A

Fears: Russia

Family & Friends-

Best Friends: Estonia, Latvia, Poland

Brothers: Estonia, Latvia

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: N/A

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: Lithuania (i/ˌlɪθuːˈeɪniə/ or /ˌlɪθjuːˈeɪniə/; Lithuanian: Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika; Samogitian: Lietovos Respoblėka) is a country in Northern Europe,[7] the biggest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, and across the Baltic Sea to the west lie Sweden and Denmark. It shares borders with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and a Russian exclave (Kaliningrad Oblast) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 3.2 million as of 2011, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius.
During the 14th century, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe: present-day Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were territories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. With the Lublin Union of 1569, Poland and Lithuania formed a new state, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighboring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772 to 1795, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory.
In the aftermath of World War I, Lithuania's Act of Independence was signed on 16 February 1918, declaring the re-establishment of a sovereign state. Starting in 1940, Lithuania was occupied first by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. As World War II neared its end in 1944 and the Germans retreated, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first Soviet republic to declare independence.
Prior to the global financial crisis of 2007–2010, Lithuania had one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. Lithuania is a member of NATO, the Council of Europe, and the European Union. Lithuania became a full member of the Schengen Agreement on 21 December 2007.[8] In 2009, Vilnius was the European Capital of Culture and Lithuania celebrated the millennium of its name.

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China

Post  England on Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:37 am


Representing State-

Capital City: Bejing

Which Country are you a Part of?: China

Human Name: Wang Yao

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: 15

Actual Age: 4,000 [Immortal]

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: N/A

Languages: Chinese/Mandarin

Area: N/A

Population: N/A

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Dark brown, and pulled into a pony tail

Eye Colour: Brown

Skin Tone: N/A

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit:N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: Scar on his back, and a panda- shaped tattoo above his buttocks

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [Both seasons]

Attitude Type: Moe/Yandere

Personality: One of the apparent oldest nations, he happens to be an extremely superstitious and religious type. He tries to act as an older brother to the other Asian nations, but fails to be treated as one. He has a companion named "Shinatty-chan", an old man in a Hello Kitty knockoff costume.

He is shown to be a lover of cuisine, and is said to nag if food has a certain pattern of tastes. On one occasion in the WWII-set strips, he winds up arriving late to a meeting and explains that he always puts his food as his first priority.

China appears to have a love of cute things, particularly cartoon characters, Hello Kitty, and pandas, and he is frequently seen carrying one. He is also very artistic, as he is skilled at not only painting beautiful human beings full-scale, but also on something as small as a strand of hair. His artistic abilities don't, however, apply across the board, as his anime drawings are quite poor compared to Japan's and Korea's.

Overall he appears to be a cheerful character, though he can occassionally slip into moments of melancholy when reflecting on how much the world has changed in all the years he's been around. He's also been shown to be easily annoyed and prone to snapping, particularly when it comes to Korea.

Flaws: N/A

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: N/A

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: Panda

Brothers: Northern/Southern Korea, Hong Kong

Sisters: Taiwan, Vietnam

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: Italy, Prussia, Hungary, Germany, Japan

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Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: N/A
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Spain

Post  England on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:50 am


Representing State-

Capital City: Madrid

Which Country are you a Part of?: Spain

Human Name: Antonio Fernandez Carriedo

Origin of Name: N/A

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: 19

Actual Age: 25

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: N/A

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The flag of Spain (Spanish: La Bandera de España), as it is defined in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, consists of three horizontal stripes: red, yellow and red, the yellow stripe being twice the size of each red stripe. Traditionally, the middle stripe was defined by the more archaic term of gualda, and hence the popular name rojigualda (red-weld).
The origin of the current flag of Spain is the naval ensign of 1783,[1] Pabellón de la Marina de Guerra under Charles III of Spain. It was chosen by Charles III himself among 12 different flags designed by Antonio Valdés y Bazán (all projected flags were presented in a drawing which is in the Naval Museum of Madrid).[2] The flag remained marine for much of the next 50 years, flying over coastal fortresses, marine barracks and other naval property. During the Peninsular War the flag could also be found on marine regiments fighting inland. Not until 1820 was the first Spanish land unit (The La Princesa Regiment) provided with one and it was not until 1843 that Queen Isabella II of Spain would make the flag official.[3]
Throughout the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, the color scheme of the flag remained intact, with the exception of the Second Republic period (1931–1939); the only changes centered on the coat of arms.

Languages: Spanish, Basque, Catalan/Valencian, Galician and Occitan

Area: 504,030 km2 (51st)
195,364 sq mi

Population: 46,030,109ml

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: Curly brown

Eye Colour: Green

Skin Tone: Lightly tanned

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: N/A

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: [World Series]

Attitude Type: Moe/Tsundere

Personality: [Formally the country of passion where the sun never set.
He has a cheerful and passionate personality, with a big heart and can be a bit (significantly) thickheaded.
It’s a bit easy to run circles around him.

He can be pretty random sometimes, but if he were to describe himself he would say he’s recklessly burning with passion through and through.
He’s strangely affectionate to Romano.] A cheerful country bumpkin, Spain was once a super powerful nation and traveler until he was tormented by England and the Netherlands, beat up by a younger America, and was cast into war and poverty. Despite all his hardships, he remained optimistic and passionate. The source of his constant happiness is the sunshine that is cast over his land.

Although he means well, he happens to come off as insensitive and clueless at times due to his inability to "read the atmosphere" (it is said that he does not even try to assess the situation).

He is also very fond of children, especially both of the Italy brothers. It is shown that his ultimate dream is for both of them to live with him, and he had also expressed interest in marrying them when they were younger.

Flaws: N/A

Pet peeves: N/A

Likes: Children [Exp. The Italy brothers]

Dislikes: N/A

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friend: Romano

Brothers: France, Monoco

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: N/A

Views-

Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: Spain (i/ˈspeɪn/ spayn; Spanish: España, pronounced [esˈpaɲa] ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España[note 7]),[5] is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.
Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. Furthermore, the town of Llívia is a Spanish exclave situated inside French territory. With an area of 504,030 square kilometres (194,610 sq mi), it is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France.
Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject to many external influences since prehistoric times and through to its dawn as a country. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the reconquest, or Reconquista, of the Iberian peninsula in 1492. Conversely, it has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the modern era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world's second most spoken first language.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and very high living standards (20th highest Human Development Index), including the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world, as of 2005. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.
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Romania

Post  England on Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:34 am


Representing State-

Capital City: Bucharest

Which Country are you a Part of?: Romania

Human Name: Vlad III

Origin of Name: Vlad III, who is better known as Dracula is a Romanian hero

Nicknames: N/A

Physical Age: N/A

Actual Age: N/A

Birthday: N/A

State Information-

State Nicknames: N/A

State Motto: N/A

State Bird: N/A

State Fish: N/A

State Gem: N/A

State Flower: Dog rose

State Tree: N/A

State Fossil: N/A

State Insect: N/A

State Flag: The national flag of Romania (Romanian: Drapelul României) is a tricolour with vertical stripes: beginning from the flagpole, blue, yellow and red. It has a width-length ratio of 2:3.
The Constitution of Romania[1] provides that “The flag of Romania is tricolour; the colors are arranged vertically in the following order from the flagpole: blue, yellow, red”. The proportions, shades of color as well as the flag protocol were established by law in 1994[2] and extended in 2001.[3]
The flag is coincidentally very similar to the civil flag of Andorra and the state flag of Chad. The similarity with Chad’s flag, which differs only in having a darker shade of blue (indigo rather than cobalt), has caused international discussion. In 2004, Chad asked the United Nations to examine the issue, but then-president of Romania Ion Iliescu announced no change would occur to the flag.[4] The flag of Moldova is related to the Romanian tricolour, except it has a 1:2 ratio, a lighter shade of blue and the Moldavian coat of arms in the middle.

Languages: Romanian

Area: 238,391 km2 (83rd)
92,043 sq mi

Population: 21,904,551ml

Appearance-

Hair Colour & Style: N/A

Eye Colour: N/A

Skin Tone: N/A

Height: N/A

Weight: N/A

Body Type: N/A

Anything that Represents You?: N/A

Outfit: N/A

Scars/Tattoos/Piercings: Fangs [Romania is actually depicted as a vampire]

Personality & Interests-

Overall First Appearance: N/A

Attitude Type: Moe/Yandere/Tsundere [A mix of all three]

Personality: This is Romania, whose name has been around for a long time. For a person that has come around much, his character is friendly and a bit mischievous. However, he is also carelessly eccentric. He has a strong belief in black magic and the kind and loves folklore. Thinking of fairy tale princesses (the legend about Ileana) he has a romantic side, too. With Hungary he tends to fight a lot, they can't stand each other at all * Hungarians appear extremly often in Romanian jokes. With Germany and Italy, Romania has some kind of business friendship. Recently he tries to be friends with Turkey.

Flaws: N/A

Pet Peeves: N/A

Habits: N/A

Likes: Folklore

Dislikes: Hungary

Talents: N/A

Fears: N/A

Family & Friends-

Best Friends: Italy, Germany

Brothers: N/A

Sisters: N/A

Love Interest: N/A

Enemies: Hungary

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Meetings: N/A

War: N/A

History: Romania (i/roʊˈmeɪniə/ roh-may-nee-ə; dated: Roumania;[6] or Rumania,[7][8]; Romanian: România [romɨˈni.a] ( listen)) is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea.[9] Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south.
At 238,391 square kilometers (92,043 sq mi), Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with 21.9 million people.[10] Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the sixth largest city in the EU with about two million people.
The Kingdom of Romania emerged when the principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia were united under Prince Alexander Ioan Cuza in 1859. Independence from the Ottoman Empire was declared on May 9, 1877, and was internationally recognized the following year. At the end of World War I, Transylvania, Bukovina and Bessarabia united with the Kingdom of Romania. Greater Romania emerged into an era of progression and prosperity that would continue until World War II. By the end of the War, many north-eastern areas of Romania's territories were occupied by the Soviet Union, and Romania forcibly became a socialist republic and a member of the Warsaw Pact.
With the fall of the Iron Curtain and the 1989 Revolution, Romania began to transition towards democracy and a capitalist market economy. After a decade of post-revolution economic problems, extensive reforms fostered economic recovery and the country joined the European Union on 1 January 2007. Romania is now an upper middle-income country with high human development.[11]
Romania joined NATO on 29 March 2004, and is also a member of the Latin Union, of the Francophonie, of the OSCE and of the United Nations. Today, Romania is a unitary semi-presidential republic, in which the executive branch consists of the President and the Government.[12]
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