Hetalia © by Hidekaz Himaruya
So this is probably one of the first Hetalia-Fanarts, I ever made.
Russia/Ivan has to go to war with Germany and Austria in 1914, so he and his two sisters bid farewell to each other. It should be historically accurate, since Belarus and Ukraine were parts of the Russian Empire in that time.
I had to think of an alternate clothing for Ukraine, because her farming suit would have been very anachronistic, so I decided for the white Dress^^
I know, that the tsarist flag in the background is not fully accurate, as well as Russia's white uniform, which doesn't really have a typical russian cut, but I hope you can forgive me that.
There is a famous russian march, called "Proshchaniye Slavyanki" (Farewell of Slavianka), written by Wassily Agapkin at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, it became one of the most famous russian marches and marching songs worldwide.
There are numerous, some times totally different, lyrics from different years. Some are about fighting for the Motherland, some about the glorious russian army and some about parting and remembering.
Badr "The Golden Boy" Hari ( Arabic: بدر هري born on December 8, 1984 ) is a professional kickboxer and martial artist morocco Moroccan -Dutch descent.
We are pleased to be working for him. Creating art style to GTA V. It's our favorite athlete , as you have noticed, and in this version , mimicking the style of the great gangster Rockstar game , good company french-algerian Karim Benzema.
Recently, Marcelo , Ronaldo and Benzema at the same they can be seen together in a video wishing luck to Badr Hari, the Golden Boy or Bad Boy , as he is known in the world of the ring.
Benzema 's Real Madrid who contacted the Dutch fighter of Moroccan origin. " Good luck for your next fight," Ronaldo said in the video, as he stands guard escorted by his two companions .
Hari was fan of Karim Benzema since he joined the club Real Madrid.
The front gave him luck with his teammates .
He won the battle to Alexey Ignashov in Moscow and microphone in hand, even with his arm raised , dedicated the victory to the white trident : " Cristiano , Benzema and Marcelo , thank you very much for your support ."
Hari was born in Amsterdam and very young became the great talent of kickboxing in the Netherlands. He's a former world champion heavyweight K -1 and 101 victories short of 112 fights and 88 of them by knockout.
Hetalia © by Hidekaz Himaruya
Here, Germany/Ludwig is shown as a german soldier from the First World War (I hope, his uniform is more or less accurate, they changed multiple times during the war, though).
In short, just what happened:
In summer 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia due to the assassination of archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to it's throne, by a Serb in Bosnia (parts of the Balkan region were occupied by Austria-Hungary). However, Austria-Hungary most likely would not have done this without Germany backing it up, because Russia, in alliance with France, would obviously intervene.
Germany then declared war on Russia and France, too. When Germany invaded neutral Belgium to attack France, Britain, part of the Triple Entente together with France and Russia, declared war on Germany and Austria-Hungary, the central powers.
This fatal chain of alliances and declarations of war lead to the war now known as the Great War or the First World War, which would last until 1918 and cost millions of lifes...
(later on, also the Ottoman Empire, Italy, Bulgaria, Romenia, the countries of the Commonwealth and the british and french colonies, Japan, the US and many other countries and it's people would be involved in the war)
The First World War is often seen as the true end of the 19th century, since a lot changed in the world due to the consequences of the war. The first german republic was declared, the US broke their isolation towards europe, the Soviet Union was founded, etc.
Then, the loss of the Great War would also strengthen radical nationalist fractions in Germany...
WW1 is also perceived as the first modern, industrial war with technologies like heavy artillery, aeroplanes, machine guns, poison gas, tanks, etc., in which the one with with better technology and larger resources of both, material and humans, would win.
There's much, much more about WW1 and it's consequences, but too much to explain all of it here (I'm not a historian, though).
For this pic, I had Germany/Ludwig wear gaiters made of cloth instead of leathern boots and a so called Krätzchen (the round, not peaked cap, he's wearing) instead of a Pickelhaube (spicked helmet) or a steel helmet, like the soldiers in the background.
I tried to have most of the iconic symbols of the First World War in it: gasmasks, infantry charges with bayonet and handgrenade, the first planes used for combat and reconaissance , the effect of heavy artillery, machine guns and, of course, barbed wire, sandbags and the trenches.
Please do not forget about the Western and Eastern Front and all other battlefields throughout Europe, Africa and Asia and all the victims of the First World War. Too much content to have it in one pic, at least, for me.