geopolitical dodecahedron

The theme of Ludum Dare 
this weekend is 
small worlds.

I started to brainstorm
about how to make a small
version of the earth,
for a game or similar.

That made me
mistreat geography
and draft a
twelve-sided globe
mainly with land-mass.

The idea was
to use it for a
geo-political historical
incremental game.

Too big a task,
which I quickly abandoned.
But the globe geography
still feels interesting.

These were the regions:

- Europe
- Russia
- Africa
- China
- Middle-East + Sourth Asia
- Antarctica + Australia
- USA + Mexico
- Arctic + Canada
- South America
- Sea: Eastern Siberia
- Sea: Atlantic
- Sea: Pacific

Each can be drawn within a pentagon,
and combined to a dodecahedron globe.

This is the graph of neighbours / 
overview of the map:


            Arctic + Canada
         _.~'  _~  |  ~_  '~._
     _.~'    _~    |    ~_    '~._
-- USA -- Sea --  EU -- Rus.-- Sea -- ..
   / \    / \    / \    / \    / \
      \  /   \  /   \  /   \  /   \ /
.. -- S.A.-- Afr.-- M.E.-- Chn.-- Sea --
      '~._   ~_     |     _~   _.~' 
          '~._ ~_   |   _~ _.~'
          Antarctic + Australia


The map is schewed 
and mostly land mass.
It still looks 
very earth-like.

Geography is wrong,
but it is a nice structure
geographical-relative
political segments,
for a game and similar.

It might be useful for a
visualisation some day.
It could be interesting
to create as a dice.
And it was fun to make :)