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Regional Ruler Report

While I’ve written before about the current rulers of the four main countries of Oz, as well as how these countries developed throughout the series, I haven’t said that much about the rulers of these places before the coming of … Continue reading

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Southern Hozpitality

Now we turn to the Quadling Country, literally the “little four” country. The name suggests that it’s the fourth of the main Oz countries to be united. It’s probably at least partially inspired by the Southern United States, which explains … Continue reading

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Oz in Four Parts

It seems that the division of Oz into separate countries is rather too neat, with all four countries being roughly the same size and shape, and each one color-coded. Is this just part of its being a magical fairyland, or … Continue reading

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Country Colors

Today is L. Frank Baum’s birthday, and I’m making an Oz post. Granted, I do this pretty much every week, but still. Today’s subject is one that comes into play all the way back in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, … Continue reading

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You’re a Grand Oz Flag

The first mention of a flag for the Land of Oz appears in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, in which it’s described as such: “This flag was divided into four quarters, one being colored sky-blue, another pink, a third … Continue reading

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Imagi-National Studies

Just as Middle-Earth is a European fantasy land, Oz is an American one. That said, does its geography have any basis in that of the United States? I would say there’s some. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the eastern … Continue reading

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Glinda’s Kin

Glinda, Good Sorceress of the South, is one of the most mysterious characters in the Oz series. We never learn her origins in any canonical book, but the hints we are given suggest that she’s been around for a long … Continue reading

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