InkL0sed wrote:iancanton wrote:bangladesh splits neatly into four real (not made-up) states: khulna west of the river, rajshahi in the north-east, chittagong in the south-east and dhaka in the central east, straddiling the river.
I'm not crazy about that idea – I'm trying to keep the map clean – but if others agree with you, I'll see what I can do.
i presume u're saying that u don't want to use an inset map, which i understand: point accepted.
bangladesh, bhutan, nepal and sri lanka are independent countries recognised by the united nations. they do not belong to any part of india. equally, delhi (which ought to be called uttarakhand), uttar pradesh and bihar are part of india and do not belong to nepal. people are liable to become very upset if u start giving away bits, or even all, of their countries (see europe map discussion!).
we can solve this by renaming the "nepal" continent as "minor powers" (or, if u prefer, "independent states"), consisting of nepal, bhutan, bangladesh and sri lanka. because none of these countries border each other, i suggest a bonus of +1 for holding any three of the minor powers and a total of +4 for holding all of them.
join east and west nepal into one territory, since such a division does not exist. if we need an additional territory, then split himachal into two territories, called himachal pradesh and indian punjab. indian punjab borders pakistani punjab (which is "punjab" on our map), himachal pradesh, haryana, rajasthan and jammu and kashmir (which is "kashmir" on our map). make jammu and kashmir part of both the northern india and pakistan bonus, as both countries claim kashmir as their own.
the revised northern india will be himachal pradesh, indian punjab, uttarakhand, uttar pradesh, haryana and the disputed territory of jammu and kashmir.
eastern india can then be orissa, jharkhand, bihar, west bengal and assam (plus maybe chhattisgarh, depending on gameplay).