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FMA OC Guidebook: Nations and Races: Canon by tansyuduri FMA OC Guidebook: Nations and Races: Canon by tansyuduri

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If you wish to make your own tutorial and use info from this I would like the credit due to me for the effort and time I put into making and researching this. Please! include a link back to this as a source. Like you would do for an official paper written for school or work

Here is the first of three guides dealing with the subject of nations and races. "Fanmade Nations and Races", and "Mixing Ethnicities and Nationalities" Will come next.

This is not a very long guide, since a lot of info on cannon nations and races can be found on the fma wiki, (I'll include the links here.) Mostly this guide just lists things that are not found on the wiki or things the wiki seems to be wrong on. (Also I'l like to mention that I knew what nations these where based off with the exception of xerxes BEFORE reading the wiki. I pride myself on my FMA knowlage so my vanity insists I mention that ^^; )

Amestris: [link]
Ishval/Ishbal: [link]
Xerxes: [link]
Creta: [link]
Aerugo: [link]
Drachma: [link]
Xing: [link]

If you really enjoy my guides you can "pay me back" and make me very happy by reading my fanfic here [link] and commenting
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:iconkotori-piyopiyo:
Kotori-PiyoPiyo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was thinking Creta from the image, but which country(ies) could my character have originated in if she has red hair? I don't have a set eye color yet so I'll adjust that accordingly. Thanks ;3
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:iconkarasunokazu:
Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Any "European" country is fine for red hair.
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:iconkotori-piyopiyo:
Kotori-PiyoPiyo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks :)
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Arisu999 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
From where is the second image? (the one that describes the Nordic amestrian group)
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Writer
The episode of denny with his family.
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Arisu999 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Thanks!
By the way I loved your guidebook, i think is very helpful and I can't wait until the guidebook "fanmande nations and races" is finished!
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Mangacide Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way Xerxes was presented to me always made me associate it more with Atlantis more than any existing nation. And the name Paninya sounds kind of Hispanic to me though I could be wrong. This is all really interesting ^-^
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Writer
With the disaster and all? Huh, I bet that is another thing it's based off.

I always thought it sounded somewhat indian/other east asian, But it does have a hispanic ring to it you're right.
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Mangacide Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*nodnod* There's so much thought that went into this it's no wonder it's fantastic. I know I don't put half that much speculation into the names I use in my settings. It's kind of like "does this word sound like a place to me?...yes." and then I'm done.
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah, I tend to do that with people names.
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Mangacide Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Naming people can be the most frustrating sort of fun! ^___^
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
It depends on if the name just pops into your head or not.
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:iconmangacide:
Mangacide Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed indeed. Still I keep a notebook filled with all the weird and interesting names I see just in case I need an idea. ^-^
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Writer
Brilliant! I should do that!
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docwinter Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is actually very helpful thanks
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AltheOtaku616 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
btw u should do cannon on the Nations of FMA's military technology that would be awesome! XD
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AltheOtaku616 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Great job on this! Happy theres someone else out there that does there research on the world of FMA ^^!
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SovietNickie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Writer
Creta always came off more like a Facist Spain or Italy from the 1930's and 1940's, not nazi like but a more facist regime and very militaryistic/all production is purely for the military might of Creta.Creta also seems to constantly be on the verge of war with Amestris due to both of them sending many spies at one another to recover information. This also there are a few moments in the Star of milos you could find their military outfit which is Tan/Light Brown military fatueegs and a small tan hat, This much resembels the military outfit of Early WWII Soviet Union before men started to modify their outfits. Nice job other wise, very well put together.
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
The problem is that Aerugo is defiantly italy. and they way Creta is described as having many tribes that are ususaly in conflict with each other doesn't fit most Europe nations. We also know that drachma is based of Russia so both Italy and Russia are not possible for Creta
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SovietNickie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
Spain could be compairable durring the 1930's and 40's the country was under a facist rule, but was at constant arms with smaller spanish groups that tried to take power, thats why they didnt take place in WWII, also i didnt say they were russia, their military garb simply looked like Russian WWII troops when they were first conscripted.
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joaocouto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with Creta being the country counterpart for Spain.
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Writer
Hmmmm we should look more into the Spain connection!
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:iconalphonseelricswife:
AlphonseElricsWife Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
I can't see the guide for some reason.;^;
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
do you have adobe reader?
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:iconalphonseelricswife:
AlphonseElricsWife Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
no.Do I need that to read it?
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Writer
yeah but its free
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:iconalphonseelricswife:
AlphonseElricsWife Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
ok then thank you!~
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CobyCane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
you made a small typo with the race types. i.e. "take into account the many characters
with light eyes and dark hair or dark hair and light eyes"
Repeated the same thing :XD: lol
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CobyCane Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Looks great! :)
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SugarplumTits Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope this helps out a lot of people :XD:
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peacefulinvasion Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Great job on the tutorial :)
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:iconkarasunokazu:
Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done! ^_^ Additionally, Eastern Island nations are mentioned in the manga too, so there is official precedent for them. Breda mentions that the game "shogi" he is playing is from there. Also, I think it would be cool to put some of the Black people in to the part where you talk about the different looks of people from Amestris. There do seem to be a lot of Black and/or South Asian looking people, probably because Amestris is such a crossroads of culture! This is a really helpful guide which I'm sure a lot of people will make good use of.

(You might want to check spelling though. Examples, "cannon" should be "canon", "Ishvalen" should be "Ishvalan" etc. I don't mind proof-reading things if you like.)
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
fixed i think
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:iconkarasunokazu:
Karasunokazu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Jolly good.
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hykari Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Very good work from your side (:
But I have found a tiny mistake: It shouldn't read '"pure" Germans' but 'pure Aryan' because I think there's still a difference.

btw. I'm german, that's why it bothers me a tiny bit (;
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
but Aryan is a race concept that is not valid...
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:iconhykari:
hykari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
of course, I know!
but nords (which are not always germans) are also blond and blue eyed and were part of this oh-so-pure race.
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
so what are you saying you think I should change?
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:iconhykari:
hykari Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
hm... I would change it, but it is still up to you to decide (:
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
but what Exactly should I change?
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CaptainRougefaye Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh heck yes! thank you for posting this! I already have a better understanding and Ideas for my stories! This THIS THIS is pure gold for writing. Please we need more of these!
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Writer
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CaptainRougefaye Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for the links Tansyuduri they will be most helpful in my fan stories and then in my actual book writing.
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
sure
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TheFeverThatKilled Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
The cheongsam on Mei just reminded me of Sakura...
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:icontansyuduri:
tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
lol
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BlueFudgePuppy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
FINALLY. THANK YOU!! map!! Quite helpful much thanks
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tansyuduri Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Writer
sure
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