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Spratly Islands

Nánshā Qúndǎo
Kapuluan ng Kalayaan
Kepulauan Spratly
Quần Đảo Trường Sa

Name

Spratly Islands

Human name

Danny Sachs

Age

18

Birthday

March 11

Gender

Male

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Height

140 cm

Spratly Islands is a fanmade character for Hetalia: Axis Powers. He represents the Spratly Islands, a chain of islands and reefs located in the South China Sea. His human name is Danny Sachs, which he adopted to prevent conflict between China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, and the Philippines (which are claimants of the Spratly Islands in real life).

Appearance

Danny has short black hair and brown eyes and wears a white shirt and blue pants, signifying his desire for peace and in order not to offend his claimant nations. Although not a real nation, he is as tall as Raivis Galante (Latvia).

Danny looks a lot like Austria, which has caused a little confusion among the nations until they see that Danny is wearing simple shirts and pants and not Roderich's nobleman suit.

Personality and Interests

Danny is aloof and a little secretive, in that not many people know the wildlife in his house. He has about 750 children (a reference to the 750 islands of the Spratlys), but some of them had been "adopted" by his claimant nations (another reference to the occupation of the Spratlys). He wishes that his claimants would finally get along and he would be left alone with his children.

History

Early life

Danny has existed since the formation of the Spratlys, but he was unaware that there were others like him, who represented the land in which they were born. He only became aware of them between 600 to 3 BCE.

China's ancient maps depict the "Thousand Li Stretch of Sands" and the "Ten Thousand Li of Stone Pools", which he claims refers to Danny and the Spratlys. Meanwhile, Vietnam's map depicts Danny with the Paracels, a close friend of his. But despite the fact that both of them made claims to Danny at the same time, they were both unaware that they had charted his territory and laid claim to the same person.

Danny was sporadically visited by different European mariners. In 1883, Germany's boats visited Danny, but Vietnam protested the survey, and Ludwig was forced to withdraw, but many European maps from before the 20th century didn't even make mention of his territory.

Military conflict

In 1933, on behalf of Vietnam, France asserted his claim on Danny and the Paracels, occupying Itu Aba Island, building weather stations, and administering him under French Indochina. In 1935, China (still the Republic of China) announced a sovereignty claim on the Spratlys after Francis admitted to seeing Chinese fishermen with Danny. Japan occupied Danny in 1939, establishing a submarine base in his house and began calling him "Shinnan Shoto," literally, the New Southern Islands.

Following Japan's defeat, China reasserted his claims. ROC troops under Taiwan quietly withdrew from Itu Aba, but returned following Philippines' claims on Danny. Kiku renounced all claims to Danny in 1951, and it remains unclear if Francis stills continues his claim on him.

Relationships

People's Republic of China (Wang Yao)

Main article: China

Yao found him sometime between 600 and 3 BCE. His ancient maps already have records of Danny's house, and he kept this practice up to 1817. In 1958, his boss issued a declaration that made Danny's house a part of his territory. He currently has nine of Danny's children with him.

Republic of China (Mei)

Main article: Taiwan

Because she was part of Yao's household, Mei found Danny alongside him. Upon orders from her boss, she "adopted" two of Danny's children.

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Main article: Vietnam

Viet says that Yao's maps say that the Spratlys are actually in his territory. When he declared that Danny was a part of him, he and other nations gave no challenge. He curently has 32 of Danny's children with him.

Malaysia (Zahrin Aiman)

Main article: Malaysia

Abdul claims Danny as part of his continental shelf. He currently has seven of Danny's children.

Republic of the Philippines (Maria Clara dela Cruz)

Main article: Philippines

Maria claims Danny through res nullius and as part of her geography. Among his many claimants, she is his closest friend as she was the only one who respected his wish that the natural environment of his home not be harmed. She currently has ten of Danny's children.

Trivia

  • His birthday is listed as March 11, the day when oil was first discovered in the Spratlys.

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