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Shipping: Character not Nation by SummerLovesPeace Shipping: Character not Nation by SummerLovesPeace
It's not like it's actually physicaly possible to ship countries anyway.
Well, I love it when people do that but then it's in a joking way. Like this: [link]

:bulletred:I'm starting to use the human names much more often. The drawbacks are, however, that some people do not know the country's human name. Plus, there are plenty of characters sans a human name: Ukraine, Liechtenstein, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Belgium, Monaco, Wy, Cuba, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Thailand, Seychelles, Cameroon, Bulgaria, etc.

:bulletorange:Of course, most people use shortened names of the country for it: Lili for Liechtenstein, Belle for Belgium, Sey for Seychelles, etc. Some characters even have fanon names, like Ukraine's is Yekaterina 'Katyusha' Braginskaya and Taiwan's is Meimei Wang.

:bulletyellow:But some- maybe I'm not too much into that side of the fandom but I have no idea what to call the Netherlands. Ned? Or Norway or Iceland- in those cases most people just use "Nor" or "Ice."

:bulletgreen:IDK. I think the disclaimer in some of my clubs is a good summation of it:
:bulletblue:Disclaimer: While the manga/anime Axis Powers Hetalia uses humans to represent countries through national customs and stereotypes, the characters herein this group are depicted simply as people, though deviations may or may not have a historical context between the nations of [Country 1] and [Country 2].

:bulletpurple:Because, yes. I know America and Russia don't like each other. I'm an American- the cold war is almost back again, seeing reports on the news and just seeing people's reactions to my jacket from the Soviet Union IT'S AN AMAZING JACKET BTW

But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy some Ivan x Alfred. :iconohohoplz:
Or Eduard x Katyusha, or Elizaveta x Natalia. Or any of the bajillions of pairings I ship.

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NorwegianFairytale Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kirimilliganhandlen Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
When I am talking about a pair of countries in a shipping context I do use human names. However, when I am talking historical context I will use country names.
The-Spirit-Unicorn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
True ^^
Wish-I-Was-Finnish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My golden rule.
QueenSophiaChan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
nashenas1 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Shipping real countries is just impossible. Hetalia characters are just fictional characters no matter how much the writer has tried to say they are the personifications of their countries. They are based on stereotypes for entertaining audience. If they were to be taken seriously the series would be offensive to be honest.

By the way, I think RusAme doesn't make any sense. They barely interact through the series. I don't mean their relationship in the real world. Because unlike some fans I don't use political, historical etc to prove some pairs are canon. To be honest I think it's stupid.
OllieKyusu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
I'm happy someone did this stamp.

I don't understand how people can look at two landmasses and think "I ship it!" lol 
I just support the humanised characters as friends ect.
But if you ship the humanised characters of countries, that's cool (well...depending on the ship and how you ship lol).

Of course, landmass jokes about it are fun (Like what Sweden and Finland look like together on a map) :XD:
Liettore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If only some of the crazed USUK shippers could see this....
sMoLs1N Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I just ship countries if only have a true friendship like i ship KorPiri (korea x philippines) because they are friends and look cute together well i kinda ship Russia x china.. I respect tjis stamp.
SparklyStarLights Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Dat link XD
And yes, I just ship the characters, I don't know why people ship the countries, it would be very strange...
PineApple-Hut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I sometimes forget their human names l'D
bluecrusader13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
True some pairings I like over others. Using
momonpata Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wish-I-Was-Finnish Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I agree with this stamp. 
Pinkalala Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly when I see every hetalia pairing I like, I realized that I'm not just ship them because of it's political relationship, but I'm more ship the 'country' because of their character's appearance and trait. like Japan and Taiwan (or I must call them Kiku and Mei), I really like their appearance as 'human' and can't help to ship it <3 Besides, the ship of two 'countries' not just for political relation, there's something more like the people, culture, etc. I always thought that not all the people of the country agree with the goverment, so I'm not really ship the countries just because the political reason. That's what I think :> but don't get me wrong, I still like to ship the countries based on good political relation too. I like every pairings that I think is good, IRL or just the characters, so everyone are happy~~~

btw, I lol'ed at your link, landmass/landmass, epic x'DD
waterfuzzy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't get along in politics. Taiwan was colonized by the Japanese and forced into the Axis powers. It was a painful process that caused many innocent deaths. In fact, literally no country in the Pacific gets along with Japan except maybe the ones they didn't colonize.
pokemonsonicgirl123 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally supports my headcanon that all nations are born sterile and girl nations cannot get pregnant if they do have sex with a male nation or male human. It's like having sex with the ground.
Acrnavy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
*is fricken jealous of your jacket* Whenever I read a fanfic, it is usually either well-written, good concept, or a Human-AU. 
*cough* OTP Amelia x Ivan or Alfred x Ivan *cough*
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Trust me, hardly any Hetalia fanfictions is going to be 'well written' especially in AU. Because they are just a shell less personality with a new back story.
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist
The characters ARE countries. There is a reason they are named after the countries. -_-
ranemiura Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
May I use this?
Hetalia-G8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't netherlands human name Tim or Abel? (I use Tim mostly)
ranemiura Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Um, I read in some article the Himaruya-san is considering names for him and Tim and Abel are under the list ^^
Hetalia-G8 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's why I put that for his name. I use Tim Manon. :3
ranemiura Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh. :))
Sereniama Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That link is me every day.
allanahsunflower Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Artist
can I ask you?
Sereniama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Don't even... you'll get so lost.
allanahsunflower Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
I apologized, you can use this meme, I like this meme so much
Sereniama Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
allanahsunflower Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Artist
you can look the link, if you don't, just ignore it
INomYourSoul Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is true XD it would be nice if people liked my land though X'D
GigaPipen1407 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Also...that link... :iconscarredforlifeplz:
TheEvilSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
I get your point xD It's also a bit akward that pics describes it. However -just as you say- a lot of countries don't have human names yet. Also I ALWAYS doubt wether to call Netherlands Ned or Neth or [insert one of the human names which are not not chosen yet]. You have a good point.
WineInAnOpenWound Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Miki-chan004 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where the hell did you get a Soviet jacket?

-comment totally not related to the stamp-
SummerLovesPeace Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
My dad gave it to me, he said he got it at a concert.
Miki-chan004 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...that's weird...
dreamydark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
...I ship both I suppose...I like FrUK because of their history but also because of their personalities~and most of my ships have some history...
(nonhistorical ships i like: PruHun, BelaLiech, SwitzKong, CanSey, etc...)
I see the personifications as representing their people not the landmass (and there are actual reallife personifications like Marianne and Britannia...UNCLE SAM!//shot)

as for human names the fanon already made some good ones
Seychelles- Angelique or Victoria <----her capital btw (personally I name her Adelaide...i think the name suits her...idk)
Liechtenstein- Lilli (funfact: in HetaQuest it's Zira)
Belgium- Belle/Bella
Ukraine- Yekaterina/Katyusha (funfact: in HetaQuest it's Dahila)
Taiwan- Mei(mei) Wang (funfact: in HetaQuest it's...Xiaomei...I think...don't exactly remember...)
Denamrk- Mathias Kohler (o has a slash through it...this name is practically canon by now)
Norway- Lukas or Aleks
Iceland- Emil Steilsson (last name's probably spelt wrong)
Hong Kong- Kaoru (which is inaccurate since it's Japanese) or Leon (funfact: in HetaQuest it's...Li...again I'm not perfectly sure)
Netherlands...I have no clue whatsoever... idea but in HetaQuest he's Carlos
Monaco- I've also seen Angelique used for her

that's all I can remember off the top of my head...
AliceCrystalRose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is basically why I write all my Hetalia fanfics in AUs. I just... can't write them as their respective countries. I tried once writing them as countries, and it sucked terribly...
PurpleLuverForever Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can NOT tell you how many Frukers I've had pissed at me for shipping UsUk because of It's History. Thank you for Creating this Stamp. *favorited*
A-Broken-Flower Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Writer
agreed almost 100%
I like using both. making it meaning full.
Using history to make my Ship make sens...

*will gladly go down with her Ships~<3*
HetaliaNorthKoreaplz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wrote "France x England <33" in the signature of my other dA account, and my BFF (who hates APH) bitched on me, saying "COUNTRIES CAN'T BE SHIPPED THEY ARE LAND BISH STFU AND GTFO"
my reaction was =_____="
TheMistressOfAnime Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Something creepy: In 2000, the countries of Russia and Belarus signed an agreement to merge. The Russian government has been delaying this merge. Historical canon anyone?
Mundochibi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agree, some fangirls wanna the REAL coutries become one :iconwthplz:
I ship pairings as Mathew x Sesel, Elizabeta x Natalia, Densen x Tino, etc, but I know they are only CARTOON CHARACTERS, not REAL country, some fangirls piss me off, thatas why because sometimes I call characters by they human name :3

and I support it as a joke , too XD:
psycho-kitteh225 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love the idea of the characters being countries, and using things like friendship and family relations between some of the characters.
Yet I'm seriously starting to love shipping a bunch of Hetalia couples, but then I feel awful when people complain about the actual national relations as opposed to how the Hetalia characters act with one another. I came across this stamp a while ago, and I have to say, the idea of just shipping couples like Ludwig/Feliciano, or Berwald/Tino is a relief to me.
Fradalikeztoons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Landmass + landmass made me lol.

But I totally agree. It's kinda weird to think of them as COUNTRY-COUNTRIES, too. I just see them as characters.
Wyncandel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I always use the character names with my friends, and we just substitute nicknames for the countries that don't have names. This way we don't get weird looks when we're joking about 'Alfred' or 'Ludwig' instead of 'America' or 'Germany' doing this or that.

Still, I find the North America and Scandinavia geography jokes no end of funny. xD
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