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Yugoslavia

ユーゴスラビア

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Name

YugoFlag Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija) (Социјалистичка Федеративна Република Југославија)

Human Name

Sonja Bosnjak (ソニア・ボズニアコ, Sonia Bozuniako)

Age

19

Gender

Female

Birthday

December 1

Hair Color

Platinum Blonde

Eye Color

Teal/Aqua Green

Height

165 cm (5'5")

Creation Date

August 17, 2009

Featured

DeviantART, LiveJournal

Yugoslavia (ユーゴスラビア, Yūgosurabia) is a fan-made character in the series Axis Powers: Hetalia/Hetalia: Axis Powers. She is the representation of ex-Yugoslavia, most commonly the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY). She was given the human name Sonja Bosnjak (ソニア・ボズニアコ, Sonia Bozuniako). Contrary to popular belief, this character is in no way affliated with the "Yugotalia" characters, created by Tix91.

Full credit for character, which is NOT FREE FOR USE, goes to Tealinia93 on DeviantART. Fanart and fanfics including this character are appreciated if her character is done correctly. Roleplay accounts of this character by a fan, unless given permission, are NOT appreciated and NOT wanted. Please honor these rules.


Appearance

She has long platinum blond hair that partially hangs over her shoulders, and teal/aqua green eyes. She wears a slate-colored, (originally gray-blue), military uniform, being almost never seen actually wearing the shirt. Instead, she prefers to wear it over her shoulders, seen in
Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia's earliest design

a variety of ways. Sonja also wears a black tank-top shirt and black knee-high boots with silver rings around the ankles.

Upon closer inspection, Yugoslavia also wears silver stud earrings in her ears, which are said to protect erogenous zones that lie in her earlobes.

Personality and Interests

Sonja is described as a deep thinker, friendly, yet always having her head in the clouds. Having grown quickly as a nation, she doesn't have much to remember up to being dissolved. On a few rare occasions, she has flashbacks of World War II and the Yugoslav Wars, which put her in a state of paranoia and mild anxiety, as well as a few abandonment issues.

Yugoslavia usually stays neutral in terms of argument unless dragged into the conflict, if which happens, she will defend her friends and allies until the very end. She is usually very friendly toward the other nations, having no desire to make any enemies, though she is known to have a few. Sonja is more of a follower than a leader, having been known to take the decisions of other nations as they come with little to no argument, though concern may have been present. She's easy to sway when it comes to decision-making and appears to be the type to do little to nothing when being bossed around. She's also known to be a bit cowardly, using methods of "attack-and-run" to win her battles. She seems to be rather laid back when things are calm, sometimes found humming to herself and frequently heard telling others, "do not worry". When things are difficult or tense, she can become nervous or frustrated easily. Because of this, she's sometimes considered to be a bit impulsive.

Sonja's biggest flaw is procrastination. She waits until the very last moment to do anything, be it important or not. She tends to daydream more about doing things than actually doing them, which brings her to lose her senses of fantasy and reality. In addition, she is also very lazy until something absolutely has to be done. Her hobbies include swimming, sleeping, and writing stories about her time as a nation in World War II or simply things she wishes she could have done in the past. Her speech is sometimes a little strange, as she sometimes leaves demonstrative pronouns, (words like "it", "this", "that", etc.) out of her sentences when she talks.
Yugo Profile

Yugoslavia's pseudo-official profile card

She also never uses contraction words, ("I'm", "don't", "wouldn't", etc.)

Relationships

Boris Draganov (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria is often refered to as the older "brother" of Yugoslavia because of the two's relation of being South Slavic nations. Having a bit of a love/hate relationship, the two were forced to fight each other during the Second World War, but were scheduled to join together to form the Balkan Federation in 1947 under the Bled Agreement, (because of intervention from Joseph Stalin of Russia, the agreement was discarded). The two also seem to have disputes over Macedonia for territorial ownership. To Sonja, Boris can sometimes be a bully, and he can sometimes be overprotective. Yugoslavia doesn't hold much of a liking for him, but accepts the fact that she can't choose her family.

Vladimir Popescu (Romania)

Sonja tends to treat Romania as a brother figure, though no relation between them has been confirmed. The two share close bonds due to mutual feelings for Hungary. In 1920-1921, they, along with Czechoslovakia, formed an alliance known as the Little Entente, which became a formal agreement to protect one another against foreign attacks. The alliance fell apart, however, after Yugoslavia disagreed to become hostile toward Hungary. The friendship between Sonja and Romania stayed, though, and the two joined another alliance known as the Balkan Entente with Greece and Turkey in 1934. Yugoslavia once again became the cause of a crumbled alliance with her shift in foreign policy, dissociating herself with alliances affiliated with the war. To this day, Sonja and Romania still get along with one another as good friends and sibling figures.

Francis Bonnefoy (France)

Main Article: Francis Bonnefoy

Yugoslavia's feelings toward France can be described as nothing less than best friendship. She usually thinks of him first when it comes to searching for company, seeming to simply dismiss his perverted nature as a factor. She seems to take example from France, having based the Little Entente alliance off the former Entente Powers from World War I. The treaty was even written in French.

Arthur Kirkland (England)

Main Article: Arthur Kirkland

Another person who Sonja looks at as a close friend. Though England had been the one who wanted her to join in on World War II, she still thinks of him as a good friend rather than a bad one. England, along with France, had been the ones to help her from harassment from Benito Mussolini in 1927.

Ivan Braginski (Russia)

Main Article: Ivan Braginski

During World War II, Russia had grown to become Yugoslavia's closest ally. She takes a lot of inspiration from him, such as with the Yugoslav Partisans and their Communist lead. It's also known that Russia was the one to save Yugoslavia in her fight against Germany in 1944. Because of this, she doesn't have a distinct fear of him. During the Cold War, the two faced conflict between their bosses, who seemed to antagonize each other. With the Iron Curtain in place, Russia wanted Yugoslavia to become part of the Warsaw Pact as well. When she disagreed to its terms, tension arose. Because of Yugoslavia's plans to incorporate two members of the Warsaw Pact into the Balkan Federation, discussion of the matter was made to take place in Moscow. When Russia was near declaring war, Yugoslavia discontinued plans to form the greater state.

Elizabeta Héderváry (Hungary)

Main Article: Elizabeta Héderváry

Because of her friendship with Romania, Yugoslavia was influenced over opinions of Hungary. Her attitude toward Hungary can be described as hateful and somewhat fearful. Yugoslavia often puts the blame on Hungary for her father's death, even though it's probably not justified.
Relationships with Hungary worsened during the Informbiro period between Yugoslavia and Russia, as Hungary was often used as a vantage point for pro-Soviet "cominformists" in Yugoslavia, which angered Sonja even further. After her dissolution, however, she wanted to reconcile, but feared being labeled a traitor by Romania. Reconciliation never took place.

Ludwig (Germany)

Main Article: Ludwig

The two had always shared a bitter relationship in Yugoslavia's earliest years, having dealt with endless conflict and battles between their bosses. For a while, Yugoslavia was noted to have been dependent on Germany, mostly through the later parts of the Great Depression. She faced dilemma during World War II in terms of alliance, as she'd been more or less sold out to the Axis Forces by her bosses. Puppet states were formed in her territory, notably the Independent State of Croatia and Nedić's Serbia. She was eventually led out of this forced alliance by Josip Broz Tito and his Partisan resistance army, and became a free nation once again.

As time had progressed, Sonja started to become rather fond of Ludwig, learning that he was quite fragile on the inside, despite his tough demeanor outside. She appears to have an admiration for him after seeing how much he'd struggled through to become one of, if not Europe's most economically strong country today.

Alfred F. Jones (United States of America)

Main Article: Alfred F. Jones

During World War II and up to the 1980s, the two had a decent relationship as far as alliances go. It had been noted that Yugoslavia's Partisan Army once saved a fleet of 600 American Air Force fliers after they'd been shot down in battle. Yugoslavia's boss, Josip Broz Tito, had made several trips to the United States, befriending Alfred's bosses with ease. It was noted that Yugoslavia was one of the only Communist nations that America had become friends with during the Cold War. They focused on establishing a good connection up until Tito's death. However, after the Yugoslav Wars had started, their friendship had grown cold and broken. It is unknown whether they ever reconciled.

Trivia

Partisan

Design concept as a Yugoslav Partisan


  • Yugoslavia's states of being include the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia respectively, though she is most commonly referred to as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • Her birthday corresponds to the date of Yugoslavia's formation, December 1st, 1918.
  • Sonja was designed to be of Serbian heritage. Because of conflict of interest in the countries, a few things do not correspond to Serbian traits. Her surname, Bosnjak, comes from that of Bosnia and Herzegovina while her hair and eye color would be more similar to that of people in Slovenia, (given by statistics here and here). Her swimming hobby would come from Croatia and Montenegro, both noted for their beaches. Her lazy and laid-back nature would come from Macedonia, a country that takes a lot of influence from Greece, (Heracles Karpusi).
  • In her military status, Yugoslavia was given two different positions she'd taken. The first was a Yugoslav Royal Chetnik. After the breakout of World War II, she had quickly converted to a Partisan to free herself from Axis control.
  • Yugoslavia is also known for her strong connection to some of her national heroes, such as Stjepan Filipović and Josip Broz Tito. This connection can be compared to that of Prussia's relationship to Frederick II.
  • She has been featured on several websites by her fans, (individuals other than her creator, Tealinia93 on DeviantART, where she first appeared in August, 2009). Some of these features include the fanfiction Hello Daddy, (making her first appearance in Chapter 3), and the gallery of bowlersandtophats on DeviantART, (as well as many other galleries on the site).
  • This character has been a victim of theft more than once. The first incident involved Twitter, where a role play account had been created under the name of @Yugo_Slavia. After a 4-day argument, the offending party agreed to use a different character image, shortly losing interest and finally removing all stolen artwork and (badly played) role play posts. The second offense was resolved much faster with no argument. It was held on Facebook, under a page called "~ Yugoslavia~ Republika Jugoslavija//Hetalia~," having been changed to a role play account for a Serbia OC once the issue was brought up.
  • While a lot of people think Sonja Bosnjak has some parent-offspring affiliation with Tix91's Yugotalia, the two creators have never actually spoken to each other. They're in no way related. The truth is, Sonja's creator lacks all respect for Tix91 after discovering the "artist" actually traces sketches from Hidekaz Himaruya, the creator of Hetalia: Axis Powers. There were, however, offspring concept designs made in collaboration with
    Scan20082

    One of the first concept drawings of Yugoslavia's six children, drawn by bowlersandtophats and colored by Tealinia93

    bowlersandtophats on DeviantART, who, at the time, was known for his role playing as Germany. Throughout private role play sessions, it was decided that Germany and Yugoslavia would get together and eventually have children. They ended up with six, including the major, official countries of former Yugoslavia, including Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia, excluding Kosovo and Vojvodinja. These offspring designs were never made "official," instead being held indefinitely in the concept stage. There have been arguments over the controversy of the "parent" countries as well as the design concepts for the offspring, most notably on DeviantART between Tealinia93 and a Balkan OC enthusiast under the (now banned) username of LittleFunNut.

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