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{Archive} Nationality of Randland..

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I've been thinking about this for the past two weeks' date=' trying to match Earth's countries with Randland's countries...

 

So...

 

Cairhien: French...

Andor: British Isles

Tear: Greek (It's the hats...)

The Western Countries: Spain/Italy

The Borderlands: Norway/Sweden/Russia

Seanchan: Orient/ Asia

Ath'an'mier: Africa

Tinkers: Gypsyes

Aiel: Arabian/Middle East

 

The list has many flaws...anyone care to revise it?[/quote']

Cairhien: French...

I would agree with that, the "prude" version of France.

Andor: British Isles

Tear: Greek (It's the hats...)

I think of it as Florida, but that because RJ said it's in the same position.

The Western Countries: Spain/Italy

The Borderlands: Norway/Sweden/Russia

Seanchan: Orient/ Asia

The only problem with that is Tuon is black. Infact there are few blacks within the Seanchan.

Ath'an'mier: Africa

I would say the Mediterranean Sea region. That would include North Africa but also Greece.

Tinkers: Gypsyes

Aiel: Arabian/Middle East

When you say 'Aiel' I think 'Irish nomads living in the Sahara'.

 

One of the reasons it's hard to compare the Westlands to our world is the mixing of cultures and people you don't see here. For instance, in both Tear and Seanchan you see blonde hair/blue eyes standing beside those of charcoal skin a.k.a. a black person. And before any one compares that situation to America, don't. The 'mixing pot' slogan is a myth. If the Mat/Tuon relationship was duplicated here they would be outcasts.

I think the Borderlands are more Japanese' date=' really. Think of the topknots.

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I know that Semirage is amoung the Seanchan but I was unaware that Tuon or any other Seanchan were black. I'll need to revise my drawings

 

Children of the Light: Nazi Party/Hitler

i would compare andor to america/canada.

 

i knew tuon was black but not semirage. and maries right about america mat and tuon would be outcasts.

The Whitecloaks strike me as the Ku Klux Klan. They even dress in white and have the illogical hatred down to a 't'' date=' for the love of the light.

 

Marie, why Irish nomads in sahara?

 

When I read that I thought of Leprechauns building sandcastles for some reason.[/quote']

Thats the funniest thing I've read in a long time....

Well, the Waste is a desert like the Sahara and everytime I think of Aiel/Irish I think of red hair. I'm not sure where the nomad part came in.

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well i would put illianers as greeks

and aiel as russian nomads , you know steppes and stuff

but whats intresting is yhe fact that aiel have too many stuff in common with fremen

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well i would put illianers as greeks

and aiel as russian nomads ' date=' you know steppes and stuff

but whats intresting is yhe fact that aiel have too many stuff in common with fremen[/quote']

But Irish nomads living in the Sahara sounds funnier.

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But Irish nomads living in the Sahara sounds funnier.

 

True. :D

 

Irish nomads would probably be gypsies. The tinkers. Who are related to the aiel. Who are the only ones allowed to pass through the waste unmolested. Right back to Irish nomads.

 

 

See how I made that ingenious connection? :D

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That I am. :D

 

I'm going to ignore that pet' date=' too, and take it as a compliment.[/quote']

As you should. :D

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