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WCRB Extras: A 1983 Doomsday Record through the Nation's Eyes.

File 02 -- Alpine Confederation-Suisse/Schweiz/Svizzera /Switzerland - Vash Zwingli

"The Alps have been home to the Schweizer Cantons for many generations. It’s protected their ancestors as much as it challenged them. In time these mountains helped give meaning to their way of life and the lengths taken to protect it. Thus of the three core members of the Alpine Confederation, the original Confoederatio Helvetica has the best claim for that name. I should know, as it’s my obligation and right as one born to embody them.

Back in the Cold War, our neutrality meant that a world eager to tear itself apart left us alone. My leaders had been wise to stay out of it, my people keeping at arm’s length those convoluted networks and international blocs that would make World War III a matter of time. Sure enough, it came on September 26, 1983, a date many call Doomsday. It didn't really matter then whether America or Russia fired first. But even as nuclear warheads flew past my home, as refugees flowed from dead countries towards the borders, we were ready. Emergency measures were enacted, frontiers secured both for myself and Liechtenstien, meine Schwöschter. For the sake of order and in spite of old grudges I even helped a crippled Austria, marking the start of a rekindled partnership. Though some decisions – some were done out of necessity. I did what had to be done to survive. We all did.

The country emerged stronger and more resolved from the chaos. With Liechtenstein and even Austria, my territory became an oasis of civilization, the Alps untouched by the bombs that took so many casualties. While Swiss ties with the others go back centuries, the binding pacts we formed amongst one another were at once for our mutual benefit and in the interests of my people. Eventually these led to the formation of the Alpine Confederation in 1997, solidifying as fact in both paper and action our position as a bastion over the Wastes. The years since have seen us grow more in might, whether through the charity or weapons of my citizens.

Some priorities remain constant however. The Swiss consider independence, democracy and self-reliance important. They bow to no king or dictator. That much has been true ever since the Cantons first rose up, even more so now as founding values for all Alpines. Whether in Bern or the smallest village, many uphold their traditional freedoms and way of life even as they embrace their restored prosperity and power. They also fiercely improve on the very neutrality that has helped them for so long. As Doomsday so demonstrated, nations can only depend on their own to survive in the end. Still it has to be said that those willing to live here or seek help are welcomed. But know that any enemy, warlord or nation, that threatens my people, interests or the Confederation's borders will not live long to regret it.

In the Alpine flag, the Swiss Cross can be found right at the very center. It signifies not only continuity or unity but just how valued Switzerland is, as are the other founding member states. In reality, Schwöschter and I know fully well where the real power lies – and who the future of the Alps will take after."
This is part 2 of sorts for the Profile Extras to the Doomsday-verse AU, showing how the Nations' intro profiles and map-files would be like if they did it themselves and reminiscent of the Game of Thrones lore extras.

This one in particular focuses on one of the founding countries of the Alpine Confederation ([link]: Switzerland. The next ones shift that attention to the other two main member-states (Liechtenstein, Austria)...and it would become clear that there are three versions of a similar backstory.

Some nods are made to the 1983: Doomsday source material, Hetalia and some history involving Swiss neutrality, origins and ties to Austria and Liechtenstein. There are also references to certain Doomsday-verse fics. Namely these: [link] , [link] , [link] , [link]

Hope you enjoy!

Image courtesy of :iconrosel-d:

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And just to play it safe, this is a work of fiction. I neither own Axis Powers Hetalia nor 1983: Doomsday, which belong to their respective owners.

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As for some trivia:

Switzerland is also known as Confoederatio Helvetica ([link], from which "CH" comes from.

In the Doomsday-verse and source material, the Alpine Confederation started out as the "Austro-Swiss Union," with Switzerland being the one more in control.

Schwöschter is the Swiss German word for "sister."

The WCRB is a reference to the "World Census and Reclamation Bureau" from the 1983: Doomsday source material ( [link] ). Originally an set up in 2004 by the ANZ Commonwealth (Australia-New Zealand), it's an international, neutral organization whose mission is to explore and document the post-Doomsday world, reconnecting survivors out in the wastes along the way. In the Doomsday-verse, this extends to keeping tabs on certain "confidential" records.

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Alpine Confederation Map-File: [link]

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File 01 - Kingdom of Prussia: [link]
File 03 - Alpine Confederation-Liechtenstein: [link]
File 04 - Alpine Confederation-Austria: [link]
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517NewCreation Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved it~
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
:la:
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work just like the last one :)
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Thanks! :)

So what do you gather about Switzerland from this tidbit? ^^
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hard to say really, I'v picked up on pride, smug arrogance perhaps, an insistence staying neutral and been self reliant above all else and willing to do what needs to be done for his nation and people put preferring to stay out of trouble ?
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
You got it. There's also a hint of militarism and straight forward-ness in there too.

I guess that means he's in-character right?:)
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From what I know of him and how I picture my BRTS version of him pretty much, shades of both versions really "aka mine and the original"
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
That's a surprise. ^^;
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GigoXXIII Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its probably due to some vaguely similar situations that both versions have faced, the Doomsday one has faced Nuclear War and everything that causes while the BRTS has had to deal with an increasingly authoritarian and hostile Europe compared to OTL that has not had any comparable demilitarisation or an EU emerging "Middle Europa doesn't count" along with its neutrality been violated not once but twice!!! first by the French and Italians and later by the Russians.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Talk about paradox in that the Swiss seem to become superpowers thanks to either angry invaders or nuclear war. ;)
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