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If your OC was a colony, that didn't mean they actually lived in their coloniser's house. Sure, it was easy for Italy to be at Austria's and Romano to be at Spain's because THEY ARE ACTUALLY CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER GEOGRAPHICALLY.

But take America and England. America never actually lived at England's place! He was often left in his own country with England coming to visit him now and again! Now look at the distance between America and England on the map. There's a damn good reason why America didn't actually live at England's - he's far away!

So now let's look at colonies in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Again, they're a damn good distance away from Spain, Netherlands, England, France and Portugal. (well, with perhaps the exception of Spain and the North African countries). So maybe, just maybe, your colonised oc nation was not some chibi desu thing living in their coloniser's house??? Maybe they just stayed where they were and got visited instead.

Take Philippines for example. Philippines was governed by Spain via Mexico, who was New Spain. This was because the distance between New Spain and Philippines was smaller than Spain and Philippines, making for a rather convenient trade route to Asia. So if anything, Spain would not only have left Philippines in his/her own homeland, but New Spain probably did a lot more of the visiting!

And with England and all his colonies. Do you seriously think he crammed all his colonies into one house? I don't think so. They all needed managing, but that can be done in the places they represent. He'd have had people assigned to deal with them, the way his own nation had its own leader and so on.

I'm just sick of seeing APH OCs that were once colonies depicted as little kawaiified maid-kun/chan's in their coloniser's house. Seriously. 8I

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AndreaTheChinchilla Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU >:D
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
YOU'RE WELCOME
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SaoriKlaeid9870 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
OHMYGOD THIS IS SO ACCURATE AMG WHY CAN'T SOME HETALIANS UNDERSTAND 8I
somehow I sense MexPiri uvu
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
IDK /HEAVY SIGH
i'm ok with that i like me some mexpiri
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randomsketchez Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'll give you a 3 thumbs up if I could! Finally! Some one points that out. Im pretty open minded about this, though. I mean, it is their version of the story, so I respect that. But it is pretty unbelievable. If I'm not mistaken, during those days, travel from Spain to Mexico would take about half a year. Then from Mexico to Philippines, another half. Who in their right mind would do such a thing!? And if youre a personification of a country, why would you live outside of your country?lol!

haha! this kinda reminds me of that Xmas special on himaruya's blog where Cuba demands Germany to somehow magically teleport to Canada.
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
It's not so much them doing that version of the story, but rather the lack of justification behind it, imo. I mean, there are exceptions in which I could understand certain colonies being with their colonisers quite a lot, but the desu maid thing NOPE I CAN'T I NEVER CAN

lol travel seems to be kind of w/e in hima's comics sometimes
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the-Canaan-family Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
((Yes. Yes. YES.))
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
glad you agree! :D
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NorthMoonAlaska Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Omg that's totally true !
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melonstyle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
yeeeeeep 8I
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