Canada is typically “invisible”, or mistaken for America. Personally, it has always puzzled me that England is among the nations most prone to overlooking him. Canada was an original member of the Commonwealth of Nations, and didn’t cut its last ties with British Parliament until 1982; historically, the two nations have almost always had fairly close ties and positive relations.
This is only a theory, and probably a silly one at that, but I propose that in the world of Hetalia, England’s tendency to forget about Canada perhaps comes from an inability to see Canada as a fully independent and separate nation. (Bear in mind, during WW2, Canada was still a British Dominion.) It’s not a deliberate slight or an omission, but rather, they’re close enough that England may simply regard Canada as an extension of himself.
Jesus, I could get behind this theory.
Canada, under all the hoodies, is really thin and lanky. And with his height, he just looks like a really long twig. But he’s still pretty badass at hockey, and will have no mercy.