Oh, cool, irredentism, lemme just put that in my folder "hungary_receipts">>3793101>everyone wanted Ireland to be a girl
Fandom thing or Irish thing>too many dicks
Remember where you are, anon.
I actually agree, though, too much sausage at this smorgasbord.
I just headcanon the countries that don't have an official hetagijinka as girls. Which means most of Africa.
Africa's really fun to conceptualize for, as the dumbass colonial borders are a great stresstest for the "countries-as-people" concept Hetalia's built on.
Oh, also "sensitive" regions, like Tibet. Also, defunct historical states, like Bavaria, or Carthage, or Bukhara, or Srivijaya.
Is Srivijaya just Indonesia? Questionable, as it's also kinda Malaysia.
State succession in Hetalia keeps me up at night.
Like, if the Italy Bros. are distinct from the Roman Empire, then what about modern China and the Zhou, or, like, the Qing, or the Warring States? To what extent can a successor state "succeed" the old one and retain the same gijinka?
China in particular is a massive headache, here are some dirty links that get into why:old.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/11l24tjold.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/9yg341
The impression I get is that China today could still be the same one from Jesus times if we think of China as an imagined central heaven-mandated government uniting ethnically/culturally distinct regions throughout history.
While I can kiiinda see Han China eventually turning into the PRC, I have no idea what happens to those "ethnically/culturally distinct regions" Hetalia-wise, especially the ones that existed as pretenders to the Imperial throne, like, whatever happened to the Jurchen who formed the Jin Dynasty, and the ex-Jurchen who created the Qing dynasty?
They must have gotten their own mascot at one point or another. Fuckin Sealand has one