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Hetalia OC [?]- Carthage by MapleBeer-Shipper Hetalia OC [?]- Carthage by MapleBeer-Shipper
My design of Carthage, a technical Ancient.

The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote extensively on Carthaginian politics, and he considered the city to have one of the best governing institutions in the world, along with those of the Greek states of Athens, Sparta and Crete.

A rival of Rome situated in North Africa. Rome mentions to Germany that on his path to power one of the things he did was beat up Carthage.
- Hetalia.KitaWiki;Minor Characters; Ancient Empires and Tribes.

Carthage was considered the son of Phoenicia, an ancient Semitic civilization situated on the western, coastal part of the Fertile Crescent.
Carthage himself was "born" 814 BC but did not gain his own independence from Phoenicia until 650 BC.

Carthage was a force to be reckoned with during Antiquity, being considered a bit of a rival to Ancient Greece whom he'd fight with over an island closer to his location (aka modern-day Sicily).
Carthage was the one to kill Iberia, the Parent of two boys (modern-day Portugal and Spain) who would later be taken under Rome's control, following Carthage's own death.

Despite his obvious temper, Carthage did in fact care deeply about those countries that he did take over.
And you can imagine his surprise when four smaller countries appeared around where he was situated (Modern-day Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia).

Carthage soon developed a rivalry with the Roman Empire following his sudden take over of the Greek-colonized island.
Even after several treaties.

Rome and Carthage had their final battles against each other.
These were known as the three Punic Wars.

But the third one was the last fight Carthage would ever have.
Following his defeat in the third Punic War, Rome invaded his Capital city and lit the city ablaze which killed Carthage.

And thus Carthage fell in 146 BC and those countries he had taken over were turned over to Roman control.

In the mid-19th century, Carthage's ruins were unearthed in the Capital city of Tunisia.

Because of such; Tunis, Tunisia has been named a sister city of Rome, Italy in honor of the past greatness of the two once great Empires.

Bonus(es);
* Carthage's main pet was a North African Elephant (a possible subspecies of the African bush elephant) which he used in the Punic Wars though it is believed this pet died not long after his fall as the species of it is no longer alive.
* There are often stories of Carthage being highly into child sacrifice though these are not confirmed.
* Tunisia seems to speak rather highly of Carthage but the same cannot be said for Libya, Algeria, and Morocco.


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Hetalia Hidekaz Himaruya
Carthage Design MapleBeer-Shipper
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Symphano Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I love it! :D
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lmbrake Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Only bad-asses can wear capes. Exhibit A: Carthage. ;)

I like how he and Tunisia have similar hair-styles. Not sure if that was intentional or not, but it's cute.
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