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The political conflict in Neketaka is loosely based on Djibouti.

The locals commissioned a $3.5 bil free trade zone built by the Chinese, obviously analogous to Queen's Berth. The Chinese maintain a light military force in the region to combat pirate activities targeting ships headed towards the Suez Canal.

https://dpfza.gov.dj/facilities/Free-trade-area/djibouti-international-free-trade-zone

The Americans have a much larger military base primarily used for waging war in Yemen and other nearby regions. This is analogous to the Brass Citadel. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Lemonnier

Next door, Somalia is in political disarray, and many of the locals turn to piracy to make ends meet. This should be self-explanatory. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy_off_the_coast_of_Somalia

 

Of course, it's not a perfect analogy, since the Huana are more loosely based off of Hawaiians/Maori/Pacific Islanders. But I find it interesting to see the game through the lens of the real world.

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What does the game gain, in your opinion, from this real world interpretation? I am honestly curious, please do not take this as a criticism.

Somehow this reminds of the time when people were extremely interested in seeing the real world in the Lord of the Rings. You know, Sauron being Stalin and all that.

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Rauatai as a fictional culture was influenced by Japan and Prussia and the Huana by Polynesian culture afaik. I don't think any of the devs had Djibouti in mind. 

Don't want to say it's impossible but judging from what I heard/read about what influenced the depiction of the factions in Deadfire I have my doubts - even if the comparison somewhat works. 

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