Country Name: Republic of Kosovo
Human Name: Lindita Jashari
('Jashari' is taken from Adem Jashari, who is considered the "father" of the 'Kosovo Liberation Army', and a symbol of Kosovo independence. Lindita means 'the new day is born' in Albanian, and was the name she took on from the moment she declared her independence in 2008)
Age Appearance: 18. She often looked younger than her neighbours, but has begun to look more mature in the more recent years.
Nation Age: While it's been 5 years since her declared independence, she was around as early as the Middle Ages and is really just as old as Serbia - she is approximately 800 years old, give or take
Height: 5'7" - the height of women in this region is tall, but she's still considered short by many of the other Balkans (particularly the males)
Birthday: 17th February (the date in which she declared independence)
Capital City: Pristina
Languages: Albanian and Serbian
Islam and Christianity (Catholic and Orthodox)Faceclaim:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (link
)Brief Overall DescriptionLindita is a girl who has spent the majority of her life under Serbia, who she considered to be an older brother for many years. However, during the rule of the Ottoman Empire, she played a significant part during the 'Albanian national movement', which was a key factor in the great population of Kosovar-Albanians today. Because of this, over the years, she started to feel more closer to Albania than she did to Serbia, which was something the latter has never approved of. Nonetheless, despite spending so many years as a 'region', she began to realise just how much she wanted to become a nation of her own and thus declared independence. Some of the first to recognise her included Albania, Turkey, USA, UK and France. Other Eastern Europeans who have recognised her independence include Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia. However, there are still many other nations who refuse to recognise her independence, notable nations being Serbia and Russia.Lindita is someone who is a keen observer. She's seen a lot of chaos throughout her life and has suffered many wounds over the years. Lindita however, isn't someone who tries to pretend that nothing's wrong. She can actually be rather blunt and a bit of a deadpan snarker actually - she's actually quite sarcastic and witty when she wants to be and is the type of person to own her flaws as much as she can. Lindita can recognise what needs to be done, and will do her best to ensure it is done, however, because she is rather upfront with her emotions, it can at times cloud her judgement. Sometimes she's even rather unconventional, a trait that seemed to pop up a lot more as she got to know Albania. She is quite down to earth, especially with those she considers a friend, but with those she doesn't get along with, she can seem rather standoffish. One thing she's trying to get down pat is coming across more open and really securing more positive relations, but the fact that with some nations it's a lost cause, that's something that brings her down at times. However, she's been gaining an increase of support over the years, which has been motivating her a lot more to persist and she hopes to stand out more in the future.
Foreign Relations (MAJOR WIP)
ALBANIA - Albania is a bit of a brother figure to Kosovo, and her closest supporter in regards to her independence. She has a long history with him, becoming closer and more influenced by him over the years, which Serbia doesn’t approve of much. They have a lot of similarities with one another these days, which tightens their close relationship.
AUSTRIA - Austria supports Kosovo’s independence and has been working hard with the EU to get others to recognise Kosovo more. She regards him as a friend.
BELGIUM - There were tensions during the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia that Belgium was involved with (among others), considering that at the time, Kosovo was still considering herself a part of Serbia. However, Belgium is also one of the countries that now recognises Kosovo’s independence from Serbia.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - This country is very much divided in opinion over Kosovo’s Independence. One of the political entities, Republika Srpska, is more against it and has threatened to join Serbia if Bosnia and Herzegovina were to recognise her. Due to this, the country will not acknowledge Kosovo as being independent.
CZECH REPUBLIC -
UNITED KINGDOM -
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -
SAUDI ARABIA -
SOUTH KOREA -
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -
This will be updated with further information on personality, foreign relations and history.
But for now, what do you think? The lineart wasn't done by me, but by the ever so wonderful Ask-Cambodia
, but it was me who did the colouring! It's not often that I attempt to colour in the Hima style, so that's why it's pretty lame colouring, pffff--
but Kiki, I wouldn't mind collaborating with you again, ahaha XDD I just thought the lineart was so cute and as I was colouring it, I realised I could just use it as Lindita's reference. So there we go, a full body reference of my Kosovo OC!
As I have stated on my previous deviation of her:
Anyway, the truth is she's my third Hetalia OC to be created. Albania was first, Philippines was second. Anyway, when I was developing my Albania OC, one thing I noticed to be of importance was the Albania-Kosovo relationship. There were hardly any Kosovo OCs around and it was sort of tough pondering the two characters when I had one, but not the other. Thus along came the creation of this girl. And not long after, I made a Serbia. I decided the wisest thing with creating OCs of Albania, Kosovo and Serbia, was for me as a creator to remain as neutral as possible to the political dynamics between the three. I hope to continue doing more research for the three.
Hopefully I'll be able to post up more bios of my Hetalia OCs! I kind of want to have a new Maricela reference (aka a nicer looking reference sheet), as well as references for my other 'main' OCs (or at least the ones I consider to be my main) like Albania, Serbia, Colombia and Luxembourg. Yeah yeah, I know there's a canon Luxembourg, but I've done a lot of research for my OC and don't wish to discard him in the slightest! So w/e w/e Mel does what she wants.
Favourites and comments always appreciated!
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