Industrial Revolution!


【Southern Italy】

Romano was used to being cared for by Spain (and even when he wasn’t officially in his care, Spain still doted on him a lot during this time) so when he was suddenly told “go live with your brother! Huh? You say your cultures and ways of life are different? Oh, you’ll be fine! You’re both part of the Italian peninsula, after all!” and united with Northern Italy, he had a pretty rough time. And thus the curtain was raised on Romano’s struggle for international survival.

Spain made plans to build him some factories, but that kind of fell through and he fell behind on industrialization and modernization in general.

He found himself side-eying his younger brother beside him who was all “making cars is fun!” while he himself had no choice but to shut up and continue farming, in ways that are even more behind than the Roman Age depending on the provinces. Meanwhile, his younger brother was all up on modern farming techniques and was able to produce much larger quantities, so needless to say he didn’t make a whole lot of money at all.

And since Veneziano had been a separate country for so long, he couldn’t exactly intervene in Romano’s business so readily…

So basically, even though they now formed one Italy, it’s like the two brothers are playing a game of ‘four-legged’ race, and it’s hard to say whether they are close or not too close or distant to each other. Anyway, their relationship was a complicated one!!

【Netherlands is strong】

Thanks to the fact that the industrial revolution meant a lot of money was changing hands, Netherlands was able to achieve success in industries that weren’t affected by price wars and design wars, and he was industrializing reasonably well, all while making quite a profit with money lending and forward trading.
Netherlands also made some spectacular moves during the second industrial revolution. He’s really strong!

【Industrial Design】

Anglo-Japanese style came to existence when Japanese traditional arts were first imported and they were so inspiring that the sheer power of “we don’t understand much of the hopes and dreams for this distant nation, but Japan is definitely an otherworldly country that looks like this!” created the style. That’s why it was something that seemed kind of China-influenced, or like a Japanese (?) woman wearing some odd clothing, and basically a very interesting collection of works. It’s pretty funny.

Later, some actual Japanese craftsmen were included as members of England’s Design & Industries Association, and so mass production of seemingly Japanese but actually British products began.
In the end, the design that England eventually arrived at was…!

【Latvia】

You’re amazing, Latvia.
You should be given a lot more credit.

【America】

Has a ridiculous amount of room to grow. What’s going on there?

Translation: hikari-kaitou, y4nderenka, don_amoeba
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