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APH - Best Friends by FrauV8 APH - Best Friends by FrauV8
Another pic I just finished...

It's a pic of America/Alfred with Germany/Ludwig before they became nations under the authority of their older brothers England/Arthur and Prussia/Gilbert.

In reality these two countries are like peas in a pod, buddy-buddies constantly interchanging ideas amongst each other (even controversial ones, like Eugenics :dead: ), but APH unfortunately doesn't really show their close relationship other than America eating cheeseburgers and their shared fear of ghosts :XD: (Germany in one web comic strip does show he's afraid of them - [link] (read ■If You See A Ghost's Actual Form■) ).

I'm still going to be busy with Finals stuff, but I'll try to get some more pics done for y'all.

Feel free to Comment as always. :D


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D'awww, this is so sweet <':
Aellostriker2 Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if most American settlers were German immigrants; then that would sound like:

:icondoitsuplz: :iconsaysplz: Amerika... I am your vatter.

:iconamericahamburgerplz: :iconsaysplz: whut...?

:icondoitsuplz: :iconsaysplz: I said, I am your vatter...FATHER!

:iconamericafuckedupplz::iconsaysplz: Dude, that`s not funny...

:icondoitsuisserious2plz::iconsaysplz: Nein, I`m serious.

:iconohboyamericaplz: :iconsaysplz: N-NO!...

:iconamericarapefaceplz: :iconsaysplz:...that`s not true! tell me you`re kidding! D: *runs crying*

:icongermanyisangry2plz::iconsaysplz:Amerika! Amerika come back here! :icongermanyfacepalmplz:

:iconamericasulkplz::iconsaysplz: ...TAT

:icongermanyjizzedplz: :iconsaysplz: DUMKOPFF! Get over with it!

(this made me come up a very crazy idea of a drama, dunno why XD)...but then again Alfred isn`t a crybaby; is he?
Alfred and Ludwig look so cute in their younger days. :icondawwplz:
Yeah, I definitely agree with you about the history part. Wish the anime would someday show the close ties of these two countries.
I have an idea:
Since the 30 years war was the beginning of the end for the Holy Roman Empire, he lost his memory even BEFORE Germany became a country, and he ended up in America somehow, and he was who America played with while England wasn't there, and they could relate to each other since they were both 'newborn', or at least they both thought so, even though Germany was actually already centuries old.
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FrauV8 Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Interesting idea... :hmm:

Holy Roman Empire was a lot of other Countries aside from major parts of Germany like Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein ; History said that the death of the Old Empire gave birth to these Countries (well, not quite Countries yet - they were more like Constituencies), and there was hearsay news of an unreleased Web Comic in regards to what happened to HRE in APH (It wasn't a nice ending for HRE from what I overheard - France told Italy that HRE had died in the War trying to keep his Empire together; Italy was obviously sad, but mentioned he knew HRE might end up just like Grandpa Rome all along, and was grateful to finally know what happened to him; he's also grateful for all the Friends he has now, and vows to never forget HRE).
Then after the birth of these Countries-in-the making, many roamed around the Earth either in the behalf of other Countries like England and France, or because there was so much trouble in their homeland as more conflicts arose in setting up boarders and reunifying City-States.

I know a lot of German Settlers had came to America in the 1500-1600s when America was a Newborn, and onwards to the late 18th and early 19th Centuries after the American Revolution - they're known as the 'Pennsylvania Dutch' because many of them settled in the US State of Pennsylvania, and they're called 'Dutch' because Americans can't pronounce Deutsch correctly and confused them with the Dutch up in New Amsterdam (now New York).
I can totally see a young Germany angry at Newborn America calling him "Dutch" while Netherlands is laughing his Arse off (I might actually draw this). :XD:
During the American Revolution, many German Mercenaries called Hessians were hired by England to fight against America and France (and perhaps even Prussia since a Prussian Officer helped train the Americans to fight against England).
In a way, you can say that England caught Germany roaming around and bribed him to fight against America since Germany was so poor - pretty sad. :(
After the war ended, most of them decided to stay in America and brought their Families over since America was so vast with farmland and had less problems compared to Germany and Prussia (who were fighting against Napoleon since France occupied them) and trying to become unified (which finally happened in the late 1800's).

So pretty much, your idea is quite an accurate explanation - APH age-wise, Germany was 1-2 years older than America (who was listed as 19 during WW2, making Germany 20-21) which could represent the few Centuries he lived before America.
Also, most of the Immigrants that had came to America when he first started being a Country weren't English - they were German, and it continued to be mostly Germans until the mid-1800s when the Irish had the Potato Famine (approx. 55-60% of Americans today are German-Irish Descent - like myself :lol: ); so naturally, America and Germany would share similar ideas and values in various things (ie. Germany and America both took an Imperialistic approach to Government in the 19th to early 20th Centuries, and grew economically strong and rivaled each other for military power because of it).

Sorry for the really long response, but it was really an interesting idea that could work. ^^;
I knew about half of that, and the half that I already knew was because that is pretty much the story of my heritage.
The half I didn't know...thanks for the answers to my next history test! MWAHAHAHAHAHHAH!!! :evillaugh:
Well, actually, that was the information I could have used to pass /last months/ test.
Yeah, that could work. An entire doujin could actually be made illustrating the relationship between Germany and America since the beginning. But I'm very lazy and already have a comic that I'm working on and are bad at drawing it and keep messing up noses. I think I'll just drop the concept of noses all together.
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FrauV8 Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lolz, I actually had one person ask me to be her History Tutor - but I don't think I'm quite qualified to do so when I'm majoring in Art and Biology. :XD:
I also took US Military like a year ago, and AP World and US History over 5 years ago in High School, so I'm a little rusty on some things - that's why we have Wikipedia! :XD:

But I know a lot of this stuff because I myself is a descendant of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their relatives that came from Germany much later on prior to the World Wars (I overheard how much my Relatives in my Father's side of the family were relieved to fight against Japan instead of Germany because there's still Family living in Germany and Sweden - even though we have little to no contact with them).
And there's other fun, little trivial things - like the Official Language of America could of been German instead of English if it wasn't for a couple of Votes at a Congressional meeting when America was getting started.
Since watching/reading APH, my Brother and I joke that England rigged the Polls - England didn't want America to be able to trade with other Countries (especially France) except himself, so he imposed learning English only on America; today, America is the Butt of European jokes in regards to his inability to speak and understand other Languages other than English. :XD:
And if America spoke German, it probably would of affected his relationships with England, France, and Germany greatly - especially in regards to the World Wars.

There's a lot of "What if...?" in History, and since APH came out, it makes so many young people interested in these things again, especially now they can see the Countries as people in their heads - and that's actually a good thing since one thing a Country does affects us all in the World, no matter how minor or major it is. :D
I kid you not - my US Military Professor really said "Countries are like people - they can act like mature Adults, or immature Teenagers and Children; also, they don't have Friends - only mutual Relationships for their own benefits."
And APH definitely confirmed this. :XD:
fayfoxx Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours are so sweet! There should be more pictures of child-Germany <3!
Alfred with toy-soldier = love ^^
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