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You could see him, even though no one else could. You know what he's been through, but all the credit is given to Britain. He's your hero, but his brother is already self proclaimed. His own mother nations can't see him even after all he's done for them. America will waltz in and suddenly he's proclaimed the hero, only because he became fed up with the Germany, not because he was going to support his mother country.

His own brother has tried to take him over, more than once. The fear never left his mind. Russia had owned a part of him at one time, now his brother does. He can't even call it part of him anymore. Another part of him wants to leave for the part is fed up with having their rights taken away, till this day that part still wants leave.

His land is the second largest in the world, but still is never recognized. The only time people usually see him is when they need his resources, his soldiers. Being as kind as he is, he always gave into helping.

"Hey Matthew." You whispered as you sat beside the quiet Canadian nation.

"H-Hi." He greeted still starring at the wall in front of him.

"Matthew, you've been through so much. You need to stop thinking about the past." You stated looking down at your lap.

"T-They can't even see me." He sobbed hugging his polar bear closer to him.

"I know Matthew, I don't know why." You sadly smiled.

"I-I have done so much for them." Matthew cried, tears falling down his cheeks.

"Matthew I know you-"

"You don't understand! I have fought so many battles, I am the reason Vimy Ridge wasn't taken over!" He sobbed, you could feel the tears starting to fall from your eyes as you looked at the broken Canadian.

1812- A War Fought.

At the time Matthew was still becoming a nation, a great nation later called Canada. There were no provinces at this point, only Upper and Lower Canada and the remaining Native tribes. Arthur has yet cut Matthew out of the picture yet, at the time Arthur was fighting against Francis' Napoleonic Empire.

To fight off Francis' empire, Arthur began to take Alfred over seas to help him fight. Alfred saw this as kidnapping and tried to stop it, but it didn't work. Alfred became mad at the fact that Arthur was using him to fight.

Alfred had tried Manifest Destiny before, a concept he made up. Alfred tried taking over his brother's land, thus started the War of 1812. Arthur felt this as a personal attack for Matthew was still a part of him. The Brit started to attack the Atlantic coast of America, while Alfred also was attacking his brother on the border and in the Great Lakes.

In retaliation Matthew burned down one of the most famous symbols Alfred kept dear to his heart. The White House.

Neither side won or lost in this, but Alfred always proclaims he won, for he is the hero.

"H-He's still never really forgiven me for burning down the white house." Matthew stuttered.

"He tried taking your country over, I understand your reasoning." You smiled rubbing the Canadian's sweater clad back.

"My French side and English side never got along, still don't." He sighed hugging Kumajiro closer to him.

"That's understandable." You reasoned.

"Confederation was the hardest and the most rewarding thing in my life time as a country. That's when I became me, that's my birthday" Matthew smiled recalling the memory.

Some Time Before 1867

Alfred had now stopped trading with his brother Matthew, the nation was now left to stand by it's self in the trade sense. As well the American nation was trying Manifest Destiny again. With only four colonies to Matthew's name he was at a loss for what to do, he tried reasoning with the colonies. Except Quebec and Ontario were sworn enemies, it reminded Matthew much like France and England.

He finally got the two provinces to agree, for like Matthew himself were scared of Alfred taking over. Matthew had to set up and attend many conferences, which finally led to a conference in London.

On one faithful day, July 1st, 1867. Matthew became Canada, he became a nation. The four colonies Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia became one. Matthew might have physically became a nation that day, but it wouldn't be until Vimy Ridge were he would be recognized as a nation.

"See Matthew, you have tons of good memories too." You smiled kissing his cheek, causing a blush to appear on the Canadian's cheek.

"W-Well, I d-did meet you." He smiled, kissing your head.

"See, another good memory." You pointed out, the Canadian grabbed one of your hands and held it tightly.

"B-But they still can't see me." He softly said starring into your eyes.

"I know, everyone over looks your victories. But I still remember them, deep down Arthur thanks you. Francis definitely appreciates it, he did build a monument for you." You smiled kissing one of the Canadian's tears away.

"D-Did I ever tell you how I got glasses?" He asked.

"No, I thought you've had them ever since you were little?" You questioned confused.

"I wish, it all started back in 1915." He told you.

April 22nd, 1915; Canada Meets Gas

Matthew was leading his first division in the Battle of Ypres in Belgium. To Matthew's left two French divisions held their ground as they waited to move forward. Sadly this battle wouldn't be one of the victories Francis, Matthew and Arthur were wanting.

Ludwig had one of his many scientists develop the first ever gas, which would be used in the first ever chemical warfare attack. Matthew was waiting quietly with his division, his bright purple eyes glancing across No Man's Land.

That's when it came, a cloud of lethal toxins. The gas had driven the French away, leaving only the Canadians. Matthew held his ground, his troops supporting his moves. Sadly many of his soldiers died, but since Matthew wasn't mortal, he couldn't die. Instead the gas had caused him to lose some of his vision.

Even though Matthew's vision wasn't good anymore, he led his remaining troops to attack the advancing nation Ludwig represented. Matthew fought them off with success, and became known for his bravery and his nation became known as a fighting force.

"T-That's how I-I got my glasses." Matthew muttered, you just starred at the Canadian.

"M-Matthew, that is incredible, you're so brave." You gasped.

"S-Still no one can see me." He cried again, you hugged his side trying to comfort him.

"I remember when you told me the story of Vimy Ridge. You were a huge hero then." You stated holding the Canadian's hand tightly.

"I-I guess." Matthew blushed.
"You were, you're my hero." You sighed catching the Canadian's lips in a sweet kiss,

Vimy Ridge; A Nation, Becomes a Country

This battle would help Matthew step out of Arthur's shadow. One of Matthew's greatest Generals (Arthur Currie), and one of his very close friends helped Matthew lead four divisions to victory. Ludwig was still trying to take France over and end the war for good, but Matthew and General Currie had other ideas.

Using reconnaissance Matthew trained his soldiers to know where every trench, and alleyman lied. Everyman new the plan in case of accidents. Ludwig never expected the attack.

Matthew and Currie led all four Canadian divisions through sleet, during a pitch black night on Easter to the enemy's side. Ludwig was surprised along with his other soldiers, they tried fending off the Canadians but Matthew wasn't going to leave without a fight.  

The battle lasted a few days, but Matthew finally captured Vimy Ridge from Ludwig's control. This battle would go down in history for the birth of a nation. Many gave up their lives to win this battle, no one wanted a repeat of the Battle of Somme. Matthew showed true bravery and determination in this battle, giving himself national pride.

As a tribute to Matthew's bravery, Francis built a monument right of the battle field that would commemorate not only Matthew but all his brave soldiers who lost their lives.

That day Matthew became known as a great nation.

"Matthew you're so brave you just can't see it." You cried into his sweater.

"T-Those were the old days, ____." He sighed putting his bear on the ground and hugging you close to him.

"Matthew! You are a strong, brave, amazing nation." You sobbed. "You are my hero."

"R-Really?" He asked.

"Of course, you have saved me from so much. Matthew I love you." You smiled looking up at the handsome Canadian with tear filled eyes.

"B-But all the other-"

"Are jealous they aren't all like you." You stated.

"Je t'aime." Matthew smiled, tears of happiness filling his eyes.

He's been through hardships, tribulations, wars, battles, and being abandoned. He has had wars with his brother, but even that hasn't stopped you from loving the Canadian.

"_-___?" Matthew stuttered.

"Yeah?" You smiled as he wiped some of your tears away.

"W-Will you marry me?" He blushed holding you closer to him.

"Of course! You're my hero, my nation, my only love." You cried jumping onto the Canadian and kissing him. Once you two pulled away he pulled out a gold ring with a ruby embedded maple leaf on top. He slid the ring onto your finger and gingerly kissing you again.

Francis and Arthur may not see him. Alfred may be the only hero. No one may know who he truly is. It indeed bothers him, but if he has you, he doesn't care. He thinks you're his most precious maple leaf, and would do anything for you.

The two of you fell asleep in each other's arms, you had fallen asleep first. Matthew looked down at your angelic sleeping figure. He leaned down and kissed you on the forehead.

"You're my most precious maple leaf, I am so glad I have you." He whispered as he fell asleep with you in his arms.
I was sitting in History class today, and became enraged that my country has done so much but is hardly ever recognized much like Canada in the anime. So therefore this story came into my mind. Yes I realize some of the facts are tweaked a little, that was to fit the story just a bit better. May or may not do this kind of story with the other nations, let me know if you'd like to see more like this.

I do not own Hetalia or its characters. I do not own the preview picture here is the link to the artist: [link]
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Pandy1031 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm so pissed at America right now (excuse my language) the curriculum that I was taught last year when I was in 7th grade was like oh Germany did this and France retaliated like this. Heck until I joined this fandom I didn't even realize Canada helped in WW2 I mean it just pisses me off. Britain this, France that, Italy did nothing, Germany did this and so on and so forth. No one even knows that some Canadian soildiers were in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attack (at least I think so). Even the schools are living up to the stereotypes of America "I'm the hero!!" We did this and WE won the war. No. The ALLIES won the war. And CANADA was a part of the allies. That's why I stood up in the middle of my social studies class and basically said what I just told you. Heck, every one was surprised because I'm mostly quiet. Please even if you're not a big fan of Canada please help me raise awareness for this!!
starshipray Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
The feels train
OriginalOtakuLuv Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
* fangil squels at the ring* Just so like canada i would love him forever!
matchmakingdove1028 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While I might not know my geography and history, this is still sad, because I didn't even know Canada was involved in the war! I've been to Canada twice, and I just have to say it's my favorite country! It's the best! I love Mattie and Canada and this is just sad, honestly.

I'm glad You've educated me in the greatness of Canada! I'll be sure to have something to fire back if anyone insults or forgets Canada! Hahaha!

But now I'm more interested in History more than ever! (And that was waaaay before I even found out about Hetalia) I'll probably be more than eager to learn more things about Canada! Hahaha!
AnimeGoddess15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Most people aren't sure of what they really want in life. I received this letter

from a friend on the computer, did what it told me to, and within a week,

everything I had wished came true!! Here's an exact copy,




1. To yourself, say the name of the only guy or girl you wanna be with 3


2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and say

it to your self 6 times!!

3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!

4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that

1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!

5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you scroll

down focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but that wish.

* *

* *

* *

Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.

After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and what

you wished for will come true within in one week!

u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your



Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Now

pay very close attention this important message!

Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda chain
letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864 and if you
break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that after hearing these

First Example:

Take Barbra Wallace.. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got this same
chain letter. She had a crush on the same kid since kindergarden. when she
got this mail she didn't pay any attention to it. She just thought, no big deal.
And deleted it. The next day her dad got fired and her mom dies in a car
crash. If she would have sent the letter none of that would have happened
and her mom would be alive.

Second Example:

Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, was
short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51
people in the hour. Now, like Barbra, he had a crush on a girl since 3rd
grade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her love for
him ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage to ask her out,
and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years. They grew up
and married each other to live happily forever.

Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd rather
be, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats only

me. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out withthat

special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you send this to-

1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!

10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!

15 people- your crush will say they like you

20 people- your crush will ask you out!

25 people- your crush will kiss you!!

30 people - Your crush will have sex with you

35 people or more- All of the above!!

Don't blow it, it's ur chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more!

Now, complaining cus u dont have any
friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a chat

room, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch..... you only

have 1 hour
if the pain goes on im not gonna make it...!
NeveAlol Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually glad for fics like this one not only do I get to learn more about Canada since my history teacher decided not to tell us anything about the country (Scottish history classes for ya). This not only upsets me when they do this but my Canadian friend as well. I shall end my rant here and say that I would love too see more like this for the other nations. 

(I don't think any of this even made sense) 
beccalou14 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for entertaining AND educating me! History is a wonderful thing, but I will admit: if you take a history class in America, you can list how many times Canada's mentioned on one hand. Not even then, you can do it on one finger using knuckles. So: thank you for the lesson, and thank you for the wonderful story. (: IIIIIIII like it.
Kotetsufan Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I think netherlands/holland remembers canada :/ I mean they send 10000 tulips annually to Ottawa as thanks for what he had done
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In WWII, yes they do, as well as Canada, America and Iceland starting NATO, and Canada and America creating an agreement of protection. Canada is remembered in real life, at least our contributions are, but sadly in the anime and manga he's not.
Kotetsufan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
:( yea poor Mattie (you would think someone would remember this adorable guy :iconcanadasparklesplz: )
unarii Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Since I've turned the real Matthew Williams into a Piano 2wice, its time for revenge on his brother, Alfred.

~At my friend's place while the countries are not there(haven't happened)~

Me: ....
Canada: ...
Me: What?
Canada: London?
Me: I know
Me: *pulls America by his jacket* You're Matt's brother!HOW CAN YOU NOT NOTICE HIM?
England: Uh.
Everyone: Stare.
Me: S-Sorry.

ShugoGurl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes I just want to give America a high five. To the face. With a brick.

I love Canada~ I feel bad for him because no one can see him. oAo
Hyo38 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
go with a second brick right afterwords for all the times he has caused Canada to be hurt.
TesalecterCaptain1 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, you know what? I think America deserves a high five... in the face... with a stun grenade. Since I'm American I should easily be able to give him this! *smiles psychotically*
Invisible-Neko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alphonsie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Artist
Invisible-Neko Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This, this just made my day.
Amar8910 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And mine xD
Alphonsie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Artist
Why thank you Neko-Chan
xXArtimisXx Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is really amazing!! I love that Canada gets some much-needed comfort after what he's been through.
JessThePegasus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow O.o I have never had the chance to learn about Canada before and but now I know about the country my dad was born in! YAY!
AlikaKamashi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student General Artist

AmeKumori Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Writer
There are no words to describe how awesome and adorable this is! I love it!

It really surprises me how I know so much about history but at the same time don't know the half of it. I really need to research it outside of classes.
skating-wally Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
:iconawwwplz: sooo cute! I am so proud to be canadian!
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As am I :)
skating-wally Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
CanadiianSpoonIsFork Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait are all of your recent fanfics named after Disney songs? Which one is this from? o:
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The most recent ones aren't this one is completely original besides the fact that the battles and wars actually happened.
CanadiianSpoonIsFork Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay c: it confused me cuz I've never heard a Disney song with that title xD
CanadiianSpoonIsFork Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have the same headcanon that he got his glasses from poison gas! c:
KanGiveHugs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
What a beautiful story! Poor Canada! Thanks for teaching me new stuff. :)
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel ever so bad that this is only a tiny fraction of my nation's history, I tried to fit as much in as possible! No problem ma Cherie<3
HElCHOU Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's obvious that i remember canada, i've been learning canadian history before turning to the world wars (thank you mr richman :iconfinallyplz:) i also speak fluent french and i'm part canadian myself! also i've visited niagara falls when i was little, at least i have photos :iconyaycanadaplz: no reason to forget the awesome canada :icondontunderstandplz:
Shoujo-Slytherin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Writer
This was beautiful. The only time Canada was mentioned in my class was the War of 1812.

I wish I was Canadian...
SukiOneeChan Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My favorite,
My country,
(was)My boyfriend,
and now My fiancee
heluethehedghehog Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is so beautiful D:
Hoozuki Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
:iconmyburgerplz::iconsaysplz:Mattie... you need a huggie. :iconbrohugplz:Now feel better and have some pancakes while watching a hockey game.
Enbi-to-Miruku Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
The word 'Canada' only appeared ONCE in my history textbook. And it's on a map. A FREAKIN MAP. Not one single line mentions Canada. Can't understand why.
Sasukescougar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
The Silent Hero, is a true hero. One that isn't looking for recognition, just does the right thing because it's the right thing to do. You make me proud to be a Canadian ^_^
Afanasi-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in french club I took last year, je'taime means I love you.
this is truly romantic.
thesmilyone Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will always remember you Canada! Always!
SailorSun1998 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Writer
We're learning about Canada tomorrow/next week in geography~ <3 I can't wait.
Kitsuneechan Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly just feel in love with this it was sad cute and just amazing~!
I love it and I'm faving it~!
MissXCocoa Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
:iconlazycryplz: Oh Mattie ♥
AnnaThePolarBear Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
:hug: I love you so much for making this~
Fyreflare Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Writer
I remember you Canada! Je t'aime! I'm learning French because of you!
Why are you hardly ever mentioned in my textbooks?! The entire book can be summed up in one statement, "I'm the hero!" I want to be Canadian!
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well actually here in Canada, we have two different kinds of French I am privileged to know both :) There is French-Canadian which is slightly different from European French, and we also have Acadian-French again also slightly different. Ma Cherie, I am sure where ever your country is it is also magnificent :) You can always be a Canadian at heart :)
Fyreflare Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Writer
I'm an American... like I said... I'd rather be Canadian. I'm thinking I'm gonna move to British Columbia once I'm out of school. It looks pretty there.
Katniss-HP-Twilight Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Yeah, I never hear ANYTHING about Canada in World History class, and it pisses me off because I am really interested in what all Canada has done and stuff. and it's WORLD history good fic~!
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If you ever want me to tell you anything about my country I would absolutely be honoured to :)
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