If I were ever to become a history teacher, I would teach history using Axis Powers Hetalia
. Because personified nations that fight and squabble amongst themselves to a surprisingly accurate retelling of World War II is both awesome and cracktastic. It's like Kyou Kara Maou
except with countries.
Also because Sweden X Finland is the most adorable thing I've seen in ages.
Also Japan X Greece. And America X United Kingdom (Don't worry, UK, America still loves you even though he left you during that nasty
falling out you two had). And Germany X Italy. And Austria you are awesome because you force Germany to listen to your piano music and don't care when he annexes you. Also Russia, being creepy with Lithuania, who just wants to go back to Poland and live peacefully with his hetero lifemate, who talks like a valley girl. And Canada is America's well-meaning and oft-forgotten younger brother who keeps getting beat up by Cuba because they look the same. This thing is ridiculously awesome.
America is voiced by TTGL's Kamina in the video shorts, too. And he wears glasses
. Everything he does is FOR JUSTICE, because he is the HERO and everyone else can provide support to him while he whups those AXIS BASTARDS into the ground because AMERICA IS AWESOME. And his name is Alfred F. Jones.
I need to go and find my European history books and reread them. I forgot how much I loved it.