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Real World Equivalents?

Posted by Litvania on 27 December 2016 in English (English)

The previous post on the Diary Entries (I was too lazy to look who it was), got me thinking.

What do you want your country to be the real world equivalent of?

I think of say, Drabantia as the equal to Czechia. I am aiming for Litvania to be a very similar country to Slovakia.

What do you want to do make your country like?

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 27 December 2016 at 19:23

Shilesia is the "what if Silesia got independence" kind of thing. (by the way - as a Silesian myself I'd love if it happened in reality, but it's unlikely).

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Comment from Thunderbird on 27 December 2016 at 19:45

Jefferson is thought to be something like if Pennsylvania and New Jersey were one country, but slightly smaller in area.

The culture and the terrain and geography are all going to be similar, with the economy heavily dependent on manufacturing. But compared to the US government, Jefferson's government is less restrictive with lower taxes, less regulation for corporations, less welfare, and moving toward becoming even smaller. After quite a bit more mapping has been done, I will address the positives and negatives that arise from this form of government.

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Comment from thermo_nuclear on 27 December 2016 at 20:02

Climate of Northern Europe, maybe Estonia for north end and Finland for south.

History - something like Russia. espessialy being socialist state with accelerated industrialization in past century (but I didn't think it off completely).

Language - it is my own invention. I try to make it unsimilar to any language on Earth. I'll write an article about it someday

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Comment from Yuanls on 27 December 2016 at 20:05

That's a very good question. Agarderia is probably the equivalent of Romania or Moldova.

Glaster is copletely original. South Glaster is mostly based of generic Britain, while North Glaster is more of a 1970s Britain or Eastern European.

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Comment from kingfries on 27 December 2016 at 20:42

Some strange mix between late 1950s-1980s Western/ Mid-Western US, with some aspects of other countries and regions. Oh and with a bit of conservative retrofuturism added into there.

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Comment from niels20020 on 27 December 2016 at 21:17

Balonis is a mix between USA and Latin America (primarily USA) with some European influences.

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Comment from PColumbus73 on 27 December 2016 at 22:44

My counties are modeled after Senegalese/West African climate, but the language and culture is a mix of German, Japanese and English

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Comment from PortCal on 27 December 2016 at 23:03

While being an original country with only influences, Paroy could be seen as a mix of USA (specifically California) and Canada, but with a more subtropical climate. Besides that, it also has strong British influences and some smaller ones from other European countries.

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Comment from ilikemaps on 28 December 2016 at 01:55

Auleus is like an independent Tasmania with more Germanic influences

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Comment from Luziyca on 28 December 2016 at 03:42

My intention is to make Mahikan be basically the equivalent of apartheid-era South Africa, if it were ruled by Koreans oppressing the Cree people.

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Comment from UltraWorlds on 28 December 2016 at 09:27

The closest country I can associate Conabaras with is possibly Colombia by terrain (Jungles in the east and south, mountains dividing the country, and desert in the north), and basically make it look like a colonial Spanish nation with many tribes, and the most equal to this are the countries of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Mexico.

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Comment from zhenkang on 28 December 2016 at 09:58

My country Singkangia models Singapore, but some modifications of its characteristics. Because I am a Singaporean myself. Hahaha...

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Comment from tparigo on 28 December 2016 at 10:35

Broceliande has influences from the south of France.

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Comment from Pawl on 28 December 2016 at 11:08

Tircambry and Wesmandy are British-like but in a Scandinavian climate. Culturally, Tircambry is Welsh; Wesmandy started off as south-west English (mainly Devon) but as a result of historical collaboration with neighbours will also have a Scandinavian/German element.

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Comment from adminero_us on 28 December 2016 at 13:57

Vinnmark is a mix of Sweden and Denmark, with some Dutch and German influences

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Comment from Sarepava on 28 December 2016 at 13:59

Karolia is Finland, Estonia, Hungary and Austria.

Meridonia is Andorra, Lichtenstein and San Marino.

Arataran is Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and the 'stans.

Elhadia is African desert, such as Mauritania, Niger, Mali and Ethiopia.

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Comment from Ernestpcosby on 29 December 2016 at 04:33

I guess Freedemia was mostly influenced by American cities, but I did want it to have a bit of a European feel to it. Sort of like an American-style city but with more of a London-ish semi-historic feel. Maybe the New England area is the best comparison?

Now obviously climate doesn't tie into that- being an equatorial country I had to be mostly original at trying to make the climate work with the culture and vice versa XD

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Comment from bhj867 on 29 December 2016 at 04:53

PRETANY, is like France or England if the Romans stayed in western Europe well into the modern era. St. Richards is modelled from a weirs mixture of London, Paris, and Budapest. Southern Pretany (as well as Port Emporia) is more Americanized with grid streets. My country is weird.

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Comment from clik on 29 December 2016 at 14:33

Egani is : Geographically like Greece, southern Balkans, Cyprus and Turkey. Linguistically close to Greek, but not Greek. I imagine Egani as a country that could have existed somewhere near geographical and historical Thracia. Original point : it was a group of early colonialist countries around 9th century and was strongly influenced by Sathrian peoples.

VatofarĂȘ is geographically close to some parts of India, with both monsoon and arid climates. Though it was an Eganian colony.

Niscavo is a bit like Macao, but with fewer casinos and an Eganian influence instead of Portuguese.

It's very interesting to learn about your countries !

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