So… I have to repeat a semester of World History so I can graduate (No, I don’t want to get into why I failed, it’s a long story). Anyway, I was actually ALMOST looking forward to being in history again, because I didn’t know Hetalia before. Unfortunately, the teacher is being a (enter word I probably shouldn’t call a teacher). He’s making me do all this work (no less than ten chapters of work) all from FIRST SEMESTER. I passed first semester two years ago.
So yesterday, the school was doing CAHSEE testing (that stands for California High School Exit Exam). All the sophomores have to take it, and they can’t graduate if they don’t pass it by the end of their senior year.I, being a senior, didn’t have to take it. But when I got to school, my classroom was still being used for the test. So I had to spend an entire hour sitting in the vice principal’s office (which I don’t think she likes me very much). I was supposed to be doing said ten chapters of work, but I wasn’t. I was flipping through the index of my book, looking for stuff that was referenced in Hetalia (Prussia, Liechtenstein, etc.) And I nearly cried.
The book had NOTHING about Maria Theresa, The war of Austrian Succession, Liechtenstein, Sealand (although I didn’t really expect there to be anything on him), Nothing about Russia besides the Cold War, and what side he fought on for ww2. There was BARELY ANYTHING about Prussia at all, it certainly didn’t cover the fact that he was dissolved by the Allies. It had barely anything about the Austro-Hungarian empire, or its collapse, nothing about Germania other than referencing “Germanic invaders” as contributing to the fall of Rome.
For all you people that say “Hetalia doesn’t teach you anything accurate”, I say…
IT’S BETTER THAN RELYING ON THAT SORRY EXCUSE OF A HISTORY TEXTBOOK THAT HAS MORE HOLES THAN A BLOCK OF SWISS CHEESE