Depending on how you view history, Hetalia is either the greatest thing since slice bread or your worst nightmare. To summarize, Hetalia is a show that takes metaphorical license with world history. Countries become teenage boys and historical events become pubescent hi-jinks. Needless to say this show is crazy and extremely funny if you don't mind ethnic stereotypes and implied boys love whenever two countries sign a trade agreement.
To put things in perspective; China, a member of the Allies during World War 2, wonders why Britain and America have a hard time controlling their respective nations. "Things are so much easier when you have a totalitarian government." to quote China. Likewise America is an energetic, self-centered, powerhouse with a hero complex.
Unsourced GIFs were made from FUNimation's free stream of Hetalia.
The Allied Nations have FOMO
"Why weren't we invited to their bonfire?"
It's the Jets vs. Shar...I mean Axis vs. Allies.
Nobody likes a third wheel, Italy.
Geopolitics in a nutshell
The Holy Roman Empire is a perv
I don't think the Italian Wars of the Renaissance happened quite like that.
The Holy Roman Empire gets hit by one of cupid's arrows.
His heart is going doki doki
All is belong to America
"You're telling me there is a country called Georgia?"-America
France and England make peace.
"Make love, not war."-France
"You call this making love?"-England
Canada tries speaking up...
It didn't go so well
Horror movie night
Anyone want to watch Insidious?
It's a bird! It's a plane!
Just a little closer...
LET US LOVE YOU
China hits things when he's upset
England having an identity crisis
Gosh darn it, Henry VIII!
Hetalia fans be like:
Italy's got a need for speed
Japan doesn't seem to enjoy it. Maybe he just needs to watch Tokyo Drift.
Whether it be White Castle, Five Guys, or In n Out, everyone's got a favorite burger joint!
Japan channeling Ouran Koukou Host Club
Bet your heart just skipped a beat!
The secret to Germany's suaveness
Okay, so Hetalia is a little light on history and heavier on the comedy. But no one can deny it's super entertaining. And maybe you'll learn something along the way!