Iain has a good relationship with Canada. He considers Canada his favorite “little brother”. He had even met Canada before England and established a colony there called Nova Scotia (New Scotland). Though, he was forced to leave by France, but was somehow managed to win back control with the help of England. Iain spoils Canada and makes no mistake in ever mistaking him as America. It’s easy for him to tell the difference. He taught Canada how to play the fiddle. Even with his clumsy and slow hands, Canada managed and grew great at it. Iain was proud of him.
Though Iain considers him a bit of a rowdy person, he gets along well with America, but at times has heated arguments with him such as the time where America and Iain got into a fight about terrorism. Their relationship is hot and cold and it’s sometimes hard to see where things will go.
Prussia and Germany:
Iain has a wonderful relationship with Prussia, having both been good friends for a while. They had their rough times, but they often go out drinking and hunt from time to time together. Sometimes they’re called the Badass Duo, but that’s just a name. Iain has backed up Prussia several times and help take care of little Germany. Though, being friends with Prussia, Germany and Iain have had some rough times with their people and trade, but they aren’t the worst of friends.
Iain and France had never been the best of friends after the first few years of their meeting, but, over time they learned more about each other and got along. They never really did become friends until the wedding of Iain’s Mary Queen of Scots and France’s Francis the Second. Though sometimes France can be a bit of a headache to him, Iain loves his company. Even after their alliance (Auld Alliance), they remained friends after they sorted out some issues. When Iain helped defeat Napoleon forces, France felt a bit betrayed, but has somehow grown to forgive Scotland for this a bit since those times of war was so chaotic.
They go out drinking after meetings and often return one of each other’s home to cook dinner and pop open a glass of wine. Have a nice laugh or two.
Italy and Iain are pretty good friends, both liking good food and wine. Iain thinks Italy a bit of an airhead, but overall a good and cute lad. Their people have some deep ties with each other and Iain considers Rome a distant relative. (Though let’s not forget about Hadrian’s wall and the Antonine wall.) Iain sometimes thinks he’s too much of an airhead and a bit loose, and will sometimes scold him. Iain sees Italy as a distant relative as well since Rome had conquered most of the British Isles and was said to be one of Mama Britannia’s love interests. (Iain calls Grandpa Rome “Uncle” or “Pa” at times.)
One of Iain’s most calm relationships is with Netherlands. The two share some sort of a bonding whether it be because they smoke or not. They had much trade between their people. Netherlands and Scotland share similar educational systems and there are a number of Scottish churches in Netherlands. Trade and education between the two countries have always been good. You could say they are buddies.
Iain got quite a bit of history with the Nordics and happen to have some conflicts with them in the past.
With Norway, Iain and him have often crossed swords in the past having made fought over control of land and trade. Though their relationship is now subtle and feelings are mutual they sometimes have staring contests with each other in which there is complete silence. Sometimes creeping out their siblings.
Iain had many arguments and battles with Denmark, most not very pretty. They’ve been rivals since old times and continuously make almost everything out as a contest between them. Even with their turbulent relationship, Denmark is one of Iain’s drinking companions and close friends. When they were younger, Iain had been one to love to tell Denmark scary stories that would make him cling to Norway at night. The two of them are in many ways similar, but completely different.
Though they don’t show it, Iain and Sweden have an understanding with each other that makes them out to be strangely good friends. Many of their encounters will consist of no speaking. There is always an air of understanding between them. A time in their past they had something of an Unoffcial Alliance when somewhere in the second half of the sixteenth century and first half of the seventh century where Sweden’s emergence as an independent Nordic required many needs a constant supply of manpower. There were several migrations from Scotland to Sweden and his people helped with this growth and this was in a way an Unofficial Alliance.
Iceland and Finland are not as good friends to Iain as he is with the other Nordics, bit they have had some crossing with each other, some disagreements, but not as many. The are all mutual friends.
Well all knew this was coming. Yes. Scotland is actually not the oldest of his siblings at least in my book. (I’m not a complete expert on the subject, but I believe Wales may be the oldest of them then Ireland and Scotland, etc.) Iain has a bit of a rough relationship with his brothers.
Iain’s and Wales relationship may be the best he has with all his brothers. They don’t argue or fight as much, but the are pretty tight as brothers. Though they don’t always agree on the some things, they have a bit of what you might call a harmonic relationship. Ish.
With Ireland, it’s a bit complicated since England is thrown into the mix. Many times, Iain and England have fought each other over control over Ireland and there was many wars and bloodshed between the brothers. (Wales is the chill brother. xD) In a case, many of Iain’s people fled and went to Ireland during a famine in the 1690’s. Iain wasn’t happy, but he wasn’t one to complain since one of his newest colony (New Caledonia) failed. He lost thousands of his people and was almost bankrupt. It didn’t help that the Spanish decided to attack and England refused to give aid. Even with how much he hated it, Iain was soon grudgingly forced to make the decision to join England in the Act of Union in 1707.
When Northen Ireland came to be during the Ulster Plantation things somehow seem to lighten a bit between the brothers. A new birth of a boy that would much later become an actual country. Somehow with the discovery of such a child in their lands and family, they all seemed to like the boy and have grown a bit fond of the lad.
Iain shared a mutual understanding with his brothers excluding England since they all wished not to be forced to join in alliance with him. They mostly all wanted to be independent. (Though Wales was pretty chill except for the part where his people were banned from speaking Welsh, which was later resolved in a different matter.)
Even with all this fighting and complicated matters, Iain and his brothers share a deep bond that can’t always been seen at first glance. They are extremely protective of each other.
Iain has a good relationship with them due to trade, but isn’t particularly close to them. He thinks they are nice fellows.
Russia and his sisters:
Iain and Russia are actually pretty good friends. Many of Russia’s military generals have Scottish blood in them and many of Iain’s people have migrated to Russia to live and trade with the people. Russia’s people as well have found Scotland’s lands to be a nice place to live. Often times, Iain will visit Russia, but Russia prefers to visit Iain instead since he often has sunflowers blooming in his greenhouse. Iain had helped Russia a bit when fighting back Napoleon forces in the past. Though with England, there were some battles that Iain did help with when fighting Russia.
Russia is one of Iain’s drinking partners. Because of their relationship, Iain is on good terms with Russia’s older sisters. He finds Belarus cute and a spirited girl. Ukraine is in his opinion a beautiful and kind person.
Australia and New Zealand:
Iain shares good relations with with both New Zealand and Australia. Many connections are related to England, but Iain is neither close nor not close to them. In actuality, they are friends, but they aren’t close friends. Australia and Iain share a like for the same music a bit. Iain taught him how to play the bagpipes.
With many ties coming from England and relationships, Iain is on pretty good terms with India. Iain realizes India’s concern for England, and watches how their relationship progresses. India isn’t a bad chap and Iain doesn’t mind hanging out with him since he’s a bit more fun to joke around with than with some other countries.
Japan and Iain have good ties and relations. Trade help develop their bond and a Scottish man by the name of Richard Brown acted as Japan’s Honorary Consul. Iain helped Japan design it’s first Skyscraper. They relate to each other pretty easily and share embarrassing stories about their families to each other. Especially ones with England.
[May be updated from time to time.]