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First, the World. Then What? Geography!

Very soon, I’m going to be posting my first geography country profile under the title “Geography Quick Facts.” I’ll be looking at the physical geography of every country in the world, as well as various statistics about each country. At the same time, I’ll be going through the physical geography of the countries of Ariadne.

So, first, I’ll be going through every country in the world alphabetically. After that, overseas territories and dependent territories (and Taiwan). After that, I’m thinking about going through the Canadian provinces and territories followed by the American states. Then I’d like to do Japanese prefectures.  But what should I do next?  Here are the choices:

  • Australian states and territories
  • Chinese provinces
  • Mexican states
  • Brazilian states
  • Argentinian provinces
  • Indian states

Which would you like to see? Or something else? Let me know in the comments below.

Do you think I’m crazy for doing this?

Country Profiles, Real and Fictional

Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about geography, as well as watching videos about it.  My focus has been on physical geography, and it’s got me thinking about a few things.

One thing I want to do is write about each country in the world, looking at physical geography, going into what the different geological regions are like, looking at the tallest mountain, major rivers, lakes, and so on.  I would also look a bit at the human side of things, major cities, agriculture, industry, and culture.

Moving on to the fictional, I would also like to do the same for each country on Ariadne.  But in this case, I would have to draw each country’s map, indicate the physical characteristics, such as hills, mountains, valleys, rivers, lakes, and other physical features.  I’d also look at the vegetation and climate.  As I’m currently in the discovery phase of Journey to Ariadne, there are no human settlements, so just the physical natural aspects of the world would be looked at.  For each country, I’d write a page on my author’s page, as well as a blog post here.  Sound ambitious?  Well, at least it’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing.  It’ll also be useful in the future, as I’ll have the world set up, and it’ll be real in my mind.

Have you ever developed a world so extensively for a story?