I’ve read all your comments and decided to completely redo this quiz.
Here’s the main points I changed:
> increased N° of regions to 80
> removed and replaced some lesser-guessed ones
> got rid of historical regions as they caused confusion
> more detailed illustration thanks to SVG classes
> better visibility of smaller regions (arrows and light blue color)
> more detailed population update, I either used country population or divisional populations according to citypopulation, and in some cases, based the region border on these divisions (e.g. Australian LGAs for the Outback)
> more type-ins to reflect your inputs
Very engaging quiz, though.
But then read at Wikipedia, that the term Levant used to mean the entire Eeastern Mediterranean at some point so it could actually work here too, perhaps.
E.g. Fertile Crescent feels very archaic to me, I'd have called that region The Levant (even then a pretty old term).
I would also argue that Scandinavia should be a type in for The Nordics. I've never heard the term The Nordics before, I'd think of it as more an adjective than a noun.
Similarly the Mid-Atlantic states get called a lot of things, I'd argue that Eastern Seaboard is a comparably common name.
Overall great quiz, and a fantastic concept!
People have been giving you good suggestions for type ins for over a year. We aren't mind readers and there are several different arbitrary names you have chosen for regions that have several different possible names.
South Asia for Indian subcontinent
Levant for Fertile Crescent
Sudan for the Sahel (as the region demarcated is vague enough to be either)
Maritime Southeast Asia for East Indies
Mainland Southeast Asia or just Southeast Asia for Indochina
North Zhili for Jingjinji and maybe also Bohai Economic Rim
Ruthenia for Kievan Rus' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthenia
East Africa(n Community) for African Great Lakes, as it historically was that shape https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community
I would still suggest against Outback for Australia though, because it's such an informal and vague term, and perhaps to change the Beijing one, since when you see that shape, you're expecting it to be more complicated than the biggest city in the area
sad to see Macaronesia go but it was a bit hard, I guess
Bummed I couldn't get "Nordics" either - tried Scandinavia and Northern Europe before giving up.
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