|Name:||Republic Of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik)|
|Human Name:||Eduard von Bock (エドァルド・フォンヴォック, Edoarudo fon Vokku)|
|Eye Color:||Green (manga), Blue (anime)|
|First Appearance (volume):||Volume 1|
|First Appearance (strip):||Chapter 4: Pact of Steel|
|First Appearance (anime):||Episode 01 (cameo), Episode 29 (formal debut)|
|Japanese VA:||Atsushi Kousaka|
|English VA:||Mike McFarland|
Estonia (エストニア Esutonia) is a character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the characters and he received the name, Eduard von Bock (エドァルド・フォンヴォック Edoarudo fon Vokku).
Main article: Uniform Guide: Estonia
He has dark blond hair and green eyes, and wears glasses. His usual choice of outfit in the WWII-set strips is a deep green military suit. In an early character design, Estonia's eyes appeared to be a dull brown. He's also iconically seen surrounded by yellow sparkles. Estonia is said to be modeled after Himaruya himself, but with different eye and skin coloring.
Personality And Interests
The second oldest of the Baltics, he is an ace student and is considered the luckiest of the three (although this is a historical inaccuracy), having managed to avoid problems with his wit. He is skilled at information technology, and appears to have good relations with most of the other nations.
Main Article: Finland
Estonia and Finland have known each other for a long time, thus they are good friends. After fleeing Denmark's rule, Finland stopped by to see him; during this visit, Sweden offered for the Baltics to come join them as family. Though Poland refused to let them go, Sweden gained partial custody of both Estonia and his younger "brother" Latvia.
The two men are known to come up with strange festival ideas together, though Estonia snatched the "leader" position.
In the Anime
In a minor change to his character design, his green eyes were changed to a dark blue, while his military uniform became blue as well.
Both Eduard and the surname von Bock are actually of German origin, though Eduard is also a common name for Baltic, Slavic and Russian males.
- Self-portrait comics of Hidekaz Himaruya suggest that Estonia bears resemblance to his creator. Also, Himaruya has jokingly said Estonia is "the coolest creation in the series."
- His birthday references the date of Estonia's declaration of independence from both Germany and Russia on February 24th, 1918. It became officially recognized as independent on February 2nd, 1920, but was annexed by the Soviet Union from 1940-1941. Next, it fell under the occupation of the Third Reich until 1944, when Soviet forces reoccupied the nation. Estonia regained its independence from the Soviet Union on August 20th, 1991.
- In a recent webpost, Gakuen Hetalia Estonia, along with Ukraine, is said to be part of the Chorus club. A picture in the same post shows that he can also play the piano.