After the last episode of Hetalia: Axis Powers introduced us to America at its discovery, so this latest instalment shows us the rivalry that built up between England and France as a result of wanting to claim America as its "little brother".
So, we see France and England at loggerheads, with the latter joining every war in which France is involved on the opposing side. Of course, ultimately England wins (hurrah!), but not for long before America goes its own way and gains its independence.
Again, this is almost an entirely unfunny episode of Hetalia (are they even trying to be funny any more?) but at least I got a kick out of the history this time around, being English and all. A small silver lining to this particular laugh-free cloud.