Since Threads about characters from other continents already exist, I thought of, as a European myself, creating a thread about Europeans. When people think of Europe, they only think of the following countries: Germany, UK and Russia. But that’s not all that makes Europe a whole continent, obviously.
Just to clarify: This thread is ONLY about geographical Europe, NOT political Europe, as it is too complex to explain. We only focus on its ethnicities, cultures, languages etc.
Europe has very diverse ethnicities and cultures to offer that are unfortunately too often overlooked.
Europe can be divided into six groups (and more):
Denmark (but can also be counted as part of Central Europe)
Russia (Russia is geographically in Europe and Asia)
Estonia (can also be counted as part of Eastern Europe)
Latvia (can also be counted as part of Eastern Europe)
Lithuania (can also be counted as part of Eastern Europe)
Vatican City State
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Turkey (Like Russia, Turkey is geographically in Europe and Asia)
Netherlands (can also be counted as part of central Europe)
Belgium (can also be counted as part of central Europe)
Great Britain (Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales)
Now that you have an idea of which countries belong to Europe, you can write more interesting characters with different ethnicities and cultures. Or even places that doesn’t take place in the US. If you are from Europe, it would be amazing to tell us more about your country and culture and educate us on its prejudices and stereotypes!
As a general rule, treat every character like a human. We all are humans beings. We also make mistakes, have interests, goals/aspirations in life, backgrounds, world views, jobs, quirks, weaknesses, strengths, religion, social class, gender, family, friends, philosophy, ethnicity, language, culture etc. NEVER limit your characters to stereotypes! It’s harmful and disrespectful! Always do your research! You can always ask the community for feedback. Don’t be afraid to ask!
To be continued…