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Long canal with singular fountain called the Mönch (monk) at Schloss Ludwigslust, which was built for Herzog Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1772 to 1776. The castle and gardens form the centerpiece of a remarkable late baroque urban plan for Ludwigslust. The gardens were later re-designed in the English landscape style, but retain all the notable features of the baroque layout, including mile-long canals and cascades, and numerous temples, ruins, and mausolea, making it one of the most interesting layouts of Northern Germany.

Question: Where do I think the MidCin boys are from? (Including headcanons for the countries!)

So, this is my as-usual longass answer to the question asked by the lovely anon here. They asked:

“I think Louis is from France, even if Howard isn’t really a French last name. Byron is from Germany, obviously. I don’t know about the other guys. How about you? Where do you think the MidCin boys come from? :)”

And, as usual, I’m going to spew out all of my calculations and headcanons for this, since I’ve actually been studying this in-depth for the past few days around revision and coursework. So, I hope you’re ready for my excessive analysis, anon!

For those who don’t wish to read my reasoning for all this, however, here’s a simple conclusion, reduced from all that blab into simple bullet points!

Countries:

  • Wysteria is probably France, but Wysteria Palace is actually in Germany.
  • Stein is probably Germany, but Stein Castle is actually in France.
  • Laurelia is probably Switzerland, or maybe The United Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • Fairmark is probably Liechtenstein. I will not budge from this no matter what you say to me.
  • Alder is probably The Kingdom of Prussia.
  • Bergenia is probably The Polish Partitions / The Duchy of Warsaw
  • Carallia is probably The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Characters (in terms of their main heritage + birthplaces):

  • Albert is German, born in Germany, with German heritage. (Steiner, from Stein, with Steiner heritage)
  • Alyn is Scottish and English, born in France or maybe England at a very big stretch. (Of Carallian heritage if I go by my theory, but then born Wysterian, in Wysteria)
  • Byron is German, born in Germany, predominantly German heritage. (Steiner, from Stein, with mostly Steiner heritage)
  • Giles is French, born in France, with French and maybe a tid bit of English heritage. (Wysterian, born in Wysteria, with Wysterian and maybe Carallian heritage)
  • Leo is Scottish and English, born in France or maybe England at a very big stretch (Of Carallian heritage if I go by my theory, but then born Wysterian, in Wysteria)
  • Louis is German, born in Germany, but raised in France. I’d say his heritage is predominantly German with bits of French. (Steiner, born in Stein, but raised Wysterian, with both in his heritage.)
  • Nico is German, born in France, and raised in France in his early years. I’d say he’s mostly German in heritage. (Steiner, born in Wysteria, but raised in Wysteria for a few years until *cough* things happen *cough*. Mostly Steiner is heritage.)
  • Rayvis is Polish, or could have been born in Latvia - what was then the Baltic States - but now lives in Germany. I’d say his heritage is very much German. (Bergenian, born in Bergenia and living in Stein, with bits of Polish/Latvian in his mostly German heritage.)
  • Robert is Polish, born in The Polish Partitions but a resident of Germany and France at different times. (Bergenian, born in Bergenia but a resident of Stein and then Wysteria in his late teens and adulthood.)
  • Sid is French, born in France, with French heritage. (Wysterian, born in Wysteria, with Carallian and Wysterian heritage)

Putting it under the cut because this is seriously an absolutely colossal answer!

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Das Schweriner Schloss in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany is situated on an island in the city’s main lake, the Schweriner See. For centuries it was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg. Today it serves as the residence of the Landtag (state parliament). It's regarded as one of the most important works of Romantic Historicism in Europe and is designated to become a World Heritage Site. It’s sometimes called the “Neuschwanstein of the North”. The current palace was built in the mid-1800s. The first records of a castle at this location date from AD 973. There was a fort of the Polabian Slav tribe of the Obotrites on an island in the large Lake of Schwerin.