I feel bad for APH France
I feel bad for APH France. Hetalia portrays him as a weak, pitiful country.
I mean look at this. France is the root of all military banter, and is constantly the joke of every malfunction known to man. France is belittled as a military power in everyway.
Personified as a country incapable of fighting and winning, this poor darling is never treated with respect because it is believed to be that he is a terrible fighting. (Similar to the misconception of the Italian Military).
Enough is enough. I have to say something.
Remember this guy? Terrifying, barbaric viking Denmark who constantly fights with Sweden and Prussia and is known in history as a ruthless military power? The guy that is never made fun of for lack of strength?
In World War II, Denmark surrendered one day into the German invasion.
Other examples are Belgium who fell in eighteen days, and the Netherlands, the bad a of Europe, who fell in five days. Now let’s talk about France.
France lasted for forty-two days.
You may argue France has more landmass and a bigger population than all three combined, and I would say you’re right. But get this.
Of France’s 200,000 military deaths in World War II, nearly half of them occurred in the six weeks of the German invasion in 1940.
France, the weakest and worst implied fighter of the Allied powers, lost over 100,000 of his people defending their country for forty-two days.
Next time you want to make fun of France, remember: he’s not the weak country Hetalia portrays him to be. He’s actually one of the strongest.