Here are some of my Nutcrackers that hail from around the world. Top to bottom, left to right:
Top: Unknown solder, King Louis XIV from France, Richard the Lionhearted - England.
Middle: Casanova - Italy, Irish, Scottish Bagpiper, Steinbach Scottish Bagpiper, King Wenceslas, Shakespeare - England, another Irish not quite leprechaun.
Bottom: Swedish Santa, German Clockmaker, Erik the Viking, Beefeater - Guard at the Tower of London, England.
Do you have a favorite yet?