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The seven years war by simply-lau The seven years war by simply-lau
I always try to avoid backgrounds but this one of Himaruya was so beautiful that I wanted to try and draw it (failing :iconlazycryplz:)

And I tried the anime style. In my first drawings that I didn't submit I always used it, anyway I know it's not perfect >w<

Here's the original image from the manga:

i.imgur.com/u6aoE.jpg

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Edit 16/04/2016: New ver. (simply-lau.deviantart.com/art/…)

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Hetalia©Hidekaz Himaruya
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imasemi2 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the anime (with better colors)! And that background is a nice touch :D
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016
Thank you!! I'm making a newer and better version of this one, by the way xD
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imasemi2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
That's awesome!
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Gilbert-LesMis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
(Wait, is the 7 years war the War of Austrian Succession the same thing ? )
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
(Not really. The War of Austrian Succession happened before [1740-1748], the 7 years War [1756-1763] is a consequence of how the first one ended. In the latter there had been a reverse of the alliances between countries that fought together in the War of Austrian Succession, and it is considered the really first World War because it was fought also in a not European soil.)
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Gilbert-LesMis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
(Oh, thanks. You know, i'm really good in Medieval History, but in the XVIII century, i get really confused.) 
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
(That's okay! History is not so easy to remember. I don't remember/know much about the Roman Empire, and I'm Italian xP)
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Gilbert-LesMis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
(I'm Russian, but i live in Canada. Russian History is kinda long, too." 
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Artist
I used to buy them... I am too lazy to read them in English xD german is so much easier xDDD
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
What? The manga? xD
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TaNa-Jo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Artist
Yes xD If you want an anime in german it is ..
1) very bad synchronized
2) you wait many years for it since you need rights and in germany you get them only very slow..much paper work / laws ...I hate it. We have GEMA Yay.
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I see :/ 
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BDETheRev Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
It looks like its from the anime!!!!!! Amazing!!!!!!!! LOL nosebleed
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Thank you so much!
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I wish the original manga wasn't so inaccurate on the war but wow, great job with the picture! It looks awesome
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Gameraider100 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you put the events of the war? (Believe me, I understand the feeling)
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Well, I suppose it isn't so much inaccuracy as it is painting the picture in different light.  First, it's unfair to strictly label Frederick II as a misogynist.  He actually had quite a bit of respect for Maria Theresa, and also he was very close with his sister.

Second, Austria wasn't nearly as weak as Hetalia portrays him to be.  For a long time that nation was one of the dominant powers in Europe, not to mention it for a long time was the largest guiding influence on the Holy Roman Empire.  Just because Austria lost the war does not mean he could not fight or had a poor military.  He had some pretty strong nations for allies, as well - France and Russia.
This contradiction also happens with the War of the Austrian Succession - Austria was not as weak or alone as he appeared to be there either.

Third, Hungary didn't play NEARLY as huge of a role in this as the comic shows.  Not to demean Hungarian contribution whatsoever, but Hungary and Austria were conjoined by Maria Theresa being the queen of the former and the archduchess of the latter.  The two nations acted together rather than necessarily Hungary being her own player.  Also, as much as I love PruHun, Prussia and Hungary barely interacted directly at throughout history - it was mostly through Austria.

In addition, I would make Prussia a bit less cocky.  He only started becoming a major player in the 18th century and definitely in the 19th.  For centuries before that, he was essentially a political pawn.  His military focus arose out of need for self-protection, for that reason in addition to the fact that his territories were not consolidated and were difficult to defend as they were - in bits and pieces.  These wars are more him proving himself than anything.  Also - Prussian virtues emphasize duty and discipline, so I don't know WHERE Hetalia Prussia got his personality from.

Sorry for the long response!  I just enjoy discussions involving Prussian/German history.  I apologize if I missed anything history-wise.
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Gameraider100 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, no not at all! I LOVED your explanation ^^

Yea, I figured that the way Hetalia portrayed Austria wasn't completely true. And I totally understand your preference on Prussia. The Prussians were definitely based on loyalty, honor and such other morals, not GIANT-SIZED EGOS. XD

((When I write fanfics with Prussia I make him a little more meek and mannered than obnoxious XD ))
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Thank you!!  I'm glad I can clarify. ^^

XD I still like the character Prussia, but it does bewilder me at times

Since I like German history, I've been thinking of doing a project (some art or a few stories) in which I would shape/remake Prussia and other nations to closer align with how I imagine them to be like.  The idea of personifications representing history still intrigues me, so I often try to imagine what a much more realistic/serious Hetalia would look like!
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Gameraider100 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How awesome that would be~
I do that to sometimes too, think about how it would be with a more serious Hetalia
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DirtyPaws13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
It really gets you thinking about history from a different perspective!
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Gameraider100 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR!! And much more engaging too :D
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Thank you very much!
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flamegrell Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
awsome
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thanks!
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Happycandyx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MEIN GOTT. . . THIS IS . . . CHGFBCFCHCFGNJBCFNHJF :iconsqueeeeplz:

PERFECTO :iconsobeautifulplz:~!
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thank you very much!! >u< :heart:
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Happycandyx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :3!
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Pamex17 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Perfect!
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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Pamex17 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
You're welcome!
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lilaclila Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah.... So beautiful.... Amazing work.
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Thank you very much! > u <
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lilaclila Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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Ti-Vennie Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :wow: You got the official style pretty good ! :faint:
This composition is very nice, good job ! :heart:__:heart:
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thank you so much! ^//u//^ :heart:
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123icoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
is this hard to draw
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Well, I don't know what to say ouo Personally I didn't have any problems to draw it, nor to colour it...
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Vapour-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your colouring skills... I WANT :iconwooowplz:
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Mine are not that good, choose someone else's ;A; But thank you <333
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Vapour-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO I WANT YOURS! :iconwtfaruplz:

And you're welcome XD
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
A-alright alright they're yours! :iconitalyflagplz: Just don't hurt me! (I love that China icon XD)
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Vapour-Dreams Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(I love it too XDD)
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ApeChan Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist
OH-MIO-DIO. D: Il disegno... *sviene* ... * si riprende* I colori... *sviene di nuovo* ... *si riprende* Lo sfondo... *sviene per non riprendersi pi*
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Nooo Ape riprenditi! D: *cerca di farla riprendere* Sono contenta che ti piaccia tanto! > 3 < :tighthug: :heart:
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ApeChan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
*non si riprende* ... *se per si fosse ripresa, avrebbe ricambiato con tanta forza la stritolata :heart:*
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
S invece, ti riprendi ora. D: *usa i suoi poteri paranormali* (?)
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ApeChan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist
*si riprende grazie ai poteri paranormali(?)* ... Ok, ora ti stritolo. //// *commossa* :tighthug::heart:
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simply-lau Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
*commossa pi di lei* ;A; :huggle:
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Arisu95 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
TI ODIO.
... Ma perch mi devi fare questo?
Ma perch, dopo un viaggio estenuante di 4 ore sotto il diluvio universale, dopo un'ora e tre minuti passati al telefono con la mia amica a parlare a mezzanotte di argomenti quali compiti, Chiesa e Politica, ti ci metti pure tu ??
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......... :iconpolandplz:

... E' STUPENDO !!!!!!! :iconchuplz:
Ho sempre adorato quell'immagine del manga, e vederla a colori, ridisegnata da te, ... E' ... E' davvero bello vedere QUESTA come prima deviation dopo la mia corta ed infelice vacanza! *____*
Mi hai risollevata un po', anche se sono stanca, e avrei preferito fantasticarci per bene a mente fresca <33 (capito perch ti odio? ;P)
Austria troppo bello qui ==
Mi piace un sacco quando ha quel vestito bianco, gli dona tantissimo! *O*
E anche Prussia bellissimo!
Sei stata molto brava! :3

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Perdona il commento lungo e forse un po' strano (all'inizio, ma non ho voglia di cancellare xD), ma sono taaaaaaaanto stanca. Anche se avevo voglia di commentare subito. U___U'
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