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Major Regions

    •   Africa
    •   Asia
    •   Australia & Pacific
    •   Canada
    •   Europe
    •   Polar & Sub Polar Regions
    •   Central & S. America, Mexico, Caribbean
    •   USA
    •   Global
    •   On The High Seas
    •   Imaginary Locations

USA Regions

    •   Northeast
    •   Mid-Atlantic
    •   South
    •   Southwest
    •   Midwest
    •   West

USA States

    •   N.H. Vt. Maine
    •   Conn. & R.I.
    •   Mass.
    •   Penn.
    •   NY State
    •   New Jersey
    •   Md. Del.
    •   Washington DC
    •   Tenn. Va. W.Va. Ky.
    •   N & S Carolina
    •   Mis. Ala. Ga.
    •   Florida
    •   Texas
    •   Ark. La. Ok.
    •   Kas. Mo.
    •   Illinois
    •   Ind. Mich. Ohio
    •   Minn. Wis. Iowa
    •   Nebr.& Dakotas
    •   Ariz. Nev. N.M. Utah
    •   Wash. Ore. Idaho
    •   Colo. Wyo. Mont.
    •   California

Europe by Region

    •   France
    •   Germany
    •   Italy
    •   UK (Britain) & Ireland
    •   Scandinavia
    •   Spain
    •   The Low Countries
    •   Eastern Europe

Asia by Region

    •   Middle-East (West Asia)
    •   Russia (North Asia)
    •   Central Asia
    •   East Asia (except China)
    •   China
    •   South Asia (except India)
    •   India
    •   South-East Asia

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