Since I had the day off for the Lunar New Year holiday (Year of the Monkey), I decided to complete the creation of Commonia's 1st level political divisions. Commonia now has 75 "constituent regions" - I conceptualize the country as having a kind of "assymetric federalism" in the style of the Russian Federation.
Since the main map doesn't update often at low zooms, I made one of my "polygon overlay maps" so people can take a look:
Since Commonia is a "blue" territory open to all, none of these choices are written in stone. If you don't like something, you are free to change it. However, please don't change things "just because" - try to have a well-thought-out reason, or some interest in the territory in question.
Hopefully these relations can be maintained despite newbies working the territory - everyone is invited to help out if you notice something amiss.
I made up almost none of the names. I would surf across the map and choose names from towns or other mapped objects placed by various users, and apply them to the regions. The borders in many areas are completely made up, however - and in several areas I added some major rivers to give some shape and reason territories.
Only in a few areas did I find substantial "legacy" boundaries to work with, but in those cases, I tried very hard to respect them.
Only in some blank areas did I make up names. I tried to give the country a wide cultural diversity. To commemorate the start of the "Year of the Monkey" I named a fairly empty southwestern state "Annosimia" - Latin for "Year of the Monkey."