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Battle of Sedan - Axis Powers Hetalia Style! by Rheinhard Battle of Sedan - Axis Powers Hetalia Style! by Rheinhard
My first commissioned art!

By the outstanding :iconscarlet-xx:, the piece I have been hoping to get made for years, and have always talked about at my Hetalia History panels!



This is a takeoff of the famous painting of Prussian "Iron Chancellor" Otto von Bismarck, sitting with the defeated French Emperor Napoleon III after the decisive Battle of Sedan, at which the superior organizational skill of Prussian Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke, and the awesome Krupp artillery, allowed Prussia to come into its own as a true great power in continental Europe with the defeat of France. This victory set the stage of the winning of the Franco-Prussian War, and subsequently the unification of all the German principalities into the unified German Empire (Kaiserreich), under the Prussian King Wilhelm I, who became its first Emperor (Kaiser) in 1871.

I always wanted a version of this painting with a smug Prussia sitting in for Bismarck, and a dejected France sitting in for Napoleon III, because (a) their natural anime personalities are just perfect for it, (b) I'm of German extraction, so seeing a defeated France is always a pick-me-up, (c) Napoleon III's outfit (with the red poof pants and blue overcoat) already looked a lot like the canonical outfit for Hetalia France, and (d) DeviantArt needs more Hetalia Prussia in a Picklhaube!

P.S. -- Although I won't be doing my "Hetalia History" panel again this time, I will be at Anime Weekend Atlanta in 2 weeks, from September 26-29, giving panels on "Anime Blinded me with Science!", and "Yamato 2199: Great Remake or the Greatest Remake?"... if you're at the con, check them out!
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Armygeneral13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XDDD Hetalia in real life. That's gold!
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
extremly awesome work!
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Charikleia32 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is AMAZING wow wow wow *hands down* absolutly amazing 
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Zwirrlicht Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing piece! :O
Lovely done! ♥
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME PIECE! :)

FANTASTIC WORK! :) Beautifully crafted and coloured! :)

:+fav:
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Rheinhard Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Thanks, but all the credit for the art goes to :iconscarlet-xx: ... I just came up with the idea, and ordered the commission!  I'm full of ideas, but no artistic ability!
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D'OH! Sorry about that! Thanks for setting me straight. :)
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SyedSultana Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is so .
...how do I say it ....
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PERFECT , BEAUTIFUL , AWESOME
:D
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Miruchan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god... This is gorgeous... ♥
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HakuniUzume Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student General Artist
So Cool!
You just made me love history more!
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