The Steamlands are an interesting collection of estates. The various nations that form the alliance span different eras as well as different themes. From the Middle Ages to the Victorian age to the 1930s and from fantasy to historical accuracy.
Given the heterogenous group of estates, one would expect that some nations have stronger ties with some of their allies than with others. By "ties" I mean residents who have taken up residence in more than one nation or are involved in more than one community.
I think it would be interesting to find out what those ties look like. In some cases, it could be obvious, for instances, someone who is into Steampunk might prefer the communities that are - at least partially - based on Steampunk, like New Babbage and Caledon. However, as I have noticed, there are also overlaps between certain estates that don't have that much in common, at least at first sight. A good example is New Toulouse and Winterfell.
I would really like to dug deeper into the sociology of the Steamlands. In order to do that, I need the support and the input of other Steamlanders so that we can obtain a broader level of information and insight.
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please let me know. Thank you!