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YES! BEHOLD! THE MAP OF RAIMAKE!
Actually, I've been sitting on this since last night, but as my printer decided to crap out on its scanner, I used the one downstairs just today to get it scanned and up on PhotoBucket.
Anyway, as you can see, Nishoukisun (the main prefecture where this takes place) is pretty far from the prefecture where one of the Maids comes from, Hankosaa (all the way down south). Also, for those of you wondering "WTF is Noboraki?" The Imperial Province, Noboraki Tokubetsuke. Basically, DC. And it's big because I felt like having it be bigger than just a city.
OK, a quick infodump-type-thing on a setting I plan on using for more than just NANDESOREWA?!... The world of Raimake. The world is divided into many countries, just like our world, and of them, I have certain ones named. They correspond in some ways to countries in our world and in other ways to other countries; each one is made by taking one country's name, translating it into another language, and anagramming the Latin Transliteration. So, without further ado, I present a look at the world of Ukyuchi.
Raimake is the country where most of it takes place, and it's an island nation divided into 28 prefectures. Certain areas have stereotypes (like the jokes made about people from certain parts, or the political ideas of the north versus the south), and there was a great civil war about six hundred years ago. Generally, the country remains peaceful, and each prefecture has its own Grand Duke and Duchess, whose children are termed "Princes" and "Princesses". The central government is run by the Regal Monarch, the King Under the Great Heaven. The King is chosen upon the death of the old King in an election held by the people of the nation; they also elect a body of legislative nobles whose positions come up through three processes: Abdication, Death, or Ascension. Abdication and Death are easy to explain, and Ascension, while rare, is when a Legislator rises to the office of Regal Monarch through the electoral process. The latest monarch, His Majesty Moaba, ascended to his position in a hotly-contested election a scant two years ago. Transfers of power are kept peaceful by the elections, but there have been kings who have been assassinated in the past, much to the grief of the nation and its people. Raimake was formed by taking the US and twisting it through the lens of Japanese. Residents have Japanese names and accents based on where in the US their prefecture corresponds to.
Kimsoke is a peninsular nation, with a relationship to Raimake similar to Korea's relationship to Japan. It corresponds, however, to Mexico, despite the fact that the ownership of Texas was Mexican until it split off, and not the other way around. It also has some relations to Cuba. People from Kimsoke have Korean names.
Adanjia is a large nation. While Raimake sometimes refers to it satirically as their “glove”, Adanjia likewise makes jokes about Raimake being their “ring”. The two nations enjoy good terms with each other, but have a fierce rivalry over a sport dubbed “Ice Hockey”. Adanjiani are considered (and often stereotyped) as masters of this sport. They also have a very stereotyped accent, and many of them can be found in Raimake's film industry as highly paid and respected actors. Its name comes from taking Canada's name, making it Chinese, and then making the characters work with an anagrammed version. It was... tough. People from Adanjia have Chinese names.
Yanispai is a fairly large nation. Located to the north of Kimsoke, it used to rule the land that became the small nation until it lost a war of aggression against Raimake. Raimake gained the rights to Kimsoke after beating Yanispai back. The Yanispari are an artistic people, and good warriors, as well as being highly pious. Little else is known about them. Yanispai, as you can guess, is Spain, as taken through the Russian lens. However, it will not be the only nation with Russian naming.
Najpa is located far across the sea from Raimake. Najpa is a weird place, full of variety. It’s also the number one exporter of weird shit since the world began. Najpans are viewed by the world as smart, industrious, and having a weird, sometimes pervy, sometimes just bizarre, sense of humor. Recently, their Prime Minister has suggested a World Council; their Emperor has approved this suggestion as well. Najpa is the opposite of Raimake; it's Japan in the place where the US should be.
One more note: The world doesn't have a map corresponding exactly to that of the Earth. I plan on posting the map of Raimake once it's finished. And then I'll go on to post a world map if I can make one good enough.