So I have been looking at the Inner Sea World Guide and figuring out real world analogues for a lot of the nations listed. Examples include
Galt: Revolutionary France
Lands of the Linnorm Kings: Scandinavia
Try as I might though I have not found an analogue for Mexico or Central/South America in general. I am attempting to build a Zorro style defender of freedom and can't decide on a country for him. Thoughts?
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There is no Mexico, as the analog would be Arcadia and there is no colonies on Arcadia. Cheliax is the "Spanish Inquisition" analog though, and Cheliax would work as a homeland. A good alternative would be Sargava, as it is a former Cheliax colony, and it's culture is a mix of old pre-Asmodeus Cheliax and the native Mwangi.
How do you get the Spain from Chaliax? i get a very strong british empire vibe.
Probably the naming conventions. For me those create an image not unlike Renaissance Italy. Hell, Westcrown's almost basically Fantasy Venice.
Cheliax - Spanish Empire, Spanish inquisition, renaissance Italy, etc. Its old capital Westcrown is similar to Venice and the titles of its office-holders are Italian.
Sargava - a Spanish/British/Portuguese type imperial colony in Africa or the Americas.
Andoran - revolutionary America, with light touches of Italy.
Molthune and Galt - militant C19th Prussia and late C18th revolutionary France
Taldor - a mixed bag. The oldest bits resemble ancient Rome and the Byzantine empire, but then it has medieval knights and castles, and the C18th and C19th image of a debased European aristocracy living in plush manors with uniformed servants. I think it got muddled by the theme of aristocrats, and every image of aristocracy from ancient to medieval to recent centuries tossed into the mix.
Qadira - Arabia
Osirion - Egypt
Katapesh - Arabic East Africa (coastal Sudan, Somalia, Zanzibar, etc.), with mix of African/Arabic influences and creatures like giraffes, hyenas and savanna landscape.
Thuvia - the Sahara desert
Mwangi - Central and West African jungles