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TWH: The 80th birthday by hippo2 TWH: The 80th birthday by hippo2
Allegory of Japan (with similarities to emperor Meji)
Prince Albert Edward of England. Son of Queen Victoria and the later king Edward VII
Queen Victoria of England
Emperor Wilhelm II of the German Empire
Czar Nicolai II of Russia
Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria
On the ground: Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire.

Background:
The alliance mentioned by Eduard was the Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902. It's an example for the many alliances of the late 19th century.

Wilhelm's "place under the sun" represents the imperialism, that could be found in every big nation of this time.

On the one hand, Nicolai II cheers the friendship with Wilhelm, but in 1892, he forged an alliance with France. This destabilized the balance of power even more.

Franz Joseph is already thinking about the annexion of Bosnia in 1908. The Ottoman Empire was called "the sick man on the Bosporus" in that time. Economically and military weak, the imperial powers could easily take parts of the Ottoman Empire.

15 years later, all these reasons lead to the outbreak of WWI.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
on the ground: XD made me lol so hard XD
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Thank you for the fave.

BtW: These are no Hetalia personification but the actual leaders of the different countries.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know :) I just put it there since it's a similar subject ;)
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Alright. Glad you like it. Btw: I have more history comics in my gallery.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The biggest French XD
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Glad you like that too.

I saw you faved the german versions. Do you speak German?
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I learn in school (but I have bad marks ^^; ) They were the only ones I found :? did I miss something
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
I made versions in German and English. Here's a collection of all english comics. [link]
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, did not know about all these details leading up to WWI.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
It's very complex. We learn it at school in much detail. And I even let several aspects out of this comic.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I see.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
What did you learn about the reasons of WWI at school? You can send me a PM if you want.
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Let's see, I learned that the main cause of WWI was due to each country involved wanting to show off their military power.
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
That's a very simply explanation. There were several reasons, which combined into a dangerous situation.

And who's responsible for the war?
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P-z-p-Z Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, the guy who shot Archduke Ferdinad?
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hippo2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
The assasinaton was merely the trigger. The important question is, what happened between the 28th of June 1914 (Assasination) and 28th of July (Austria declares war on Serbia). And I can tell you that there is no simple answer. Neither is it acceptable to say that Germany and Austria were only responsible nor is the position by Gladstone, that it was just a big accident. These are the interesting questions in history.
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