The Hetalia Special volumes collect two volumes of the published manga into one!
A third Speciale volume will be published in the near future collecting volumes 5 and 6.
Italy is called Italy Veneziano to signify his status as the Northern Italy - that is, the Italy with Venice, as Italy Romano is the Italy with Rome.
As for the usage of human names, that appears to simply be Himaruya’s personal choice.
For a gag, name Alfred is used in one strip.
And in regards to your request -
Please look forward to some France facts soon!
In the case of Canada, in an old blog post Himaruya explains that giving Canada the last name “Jones” would be too American!
In general, since most nations do not belong to families in the traditional sense, the use of surnames may perhaps be more liberal.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with having overactive saliva glands. Affection takes many shapes and forms, and one should not be discouraged by perceived hindrances in certain areas.
That being said, it is not an entirely endearing thought!
There are quite a few lists compiling these combo names in various places on the internet, depending on your exact interests!
For example, the Hetalia Wiki has a page listing fan nicknames including a section on group names, and sections on pairing names.
Various other fan sites and fan pages have gathered collective names; and such pages can, generally, be found through careful and responsible use of one’s search engine of choice!
You could consult the APH Kugelmugel tag to learn some very factual tidbits of information on this eccentric young micronation!
Pain makes us stronger.
Thank you for pointing this out.
What a complicated question!
Although Holy Roman Empire confessed his love to the young Italy and they kissed, it would eventually come to be that Holy Roman Empire was “no more”, as France put it.
We are not given any direct insight into Holy Roman Empire’s final moments.
Many people assume that the boy Italy refers to in Buon San Valentino as his “first love" is Holy Roman Empire, implying that Italy remembers Holy Roman Empire.
Germany is a whole other can of worms!
Germany as we know him is a very young nation, born in the late 19th century, and meeting Itay during WWI.
Side by side with these facts, many people note similarities between Holy Roman Empire and Germany.
Whether this means that Germany and Holy Roman Empire are the same person, or if it is simply Germanic resemblance, is a contentious topic.
Fans can only theorize, up to the point - if or when - we are give answers to what exactly happened to Holy Roman Empire.
Until then, Holy Roman Empire and Italy’s love story concluded on that fateful day that Holy Roman Empire left for good.