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I love Switzerland’s and Austria’s relationship in hetalia and it makes perfect sense for a series which takes place during WWII. But today there’s no bitterness, distrust or even hatred between them anymore (the denial and tsundereness are still kinda true though X)).
So here’s something about their relationship today.
The average Swiss has financial assets of 164 000 Euros (not counting proprietary). I wish I was average! XD
I figured the gay thing out when I went to see an Austrian play which (surprisingly enough for me) loved to joke about the ‘gayness’ of the Swiss. I was seriously confused and asked my Austrian relatives, which were all like “Why of course honey, everyone knows the Swiss are all gay!”.
I also heard things like “We don’t need gay marriages in Austria! All the gays move to Switzerland anyway!”
2) The quotes are mainly from Austria’s president Heinz Fischer and from the former foreign minister Ursula Plassnik. Maybe Switzerland did say nice things as well, I just found little or nothing.
3) As my neighbour says: “Austria is exactly like Switzerland, only cheaper and nicer!”