Quotes: Fantasy Counterpart Culture

"This is not a book about Australia. No, it's about somewhere entirely different which just happens to be, here and there, a bit ... Australian."

"All those who feel that stereotypes aren't an issue when creating fictional groups for game purposes are free to take part in playtests for my new game Sambo: The RPG of Stealing Chickens and Eating Watermelons."
— JellyRoll Baker, in a RPG.net discussion of why one needs to be careful when dealing with this trope.

Count DookŻ: Sacrebleu! Ah am telling you, Palpatine, 'e eez up to somezing.
Obi-Wan: Why is he talking in a French accent?
GM: It's just to indicate that he's from a different culture. He's not French French, he's—
R2-D2: Space French.
GM: ... Yeah.

Prydain is not Wales—not entirely, at least. The inspiration for it comes from that magnificent land and its legends; but, essentially, Prydain is a country existing only in the imagination.
The Chronicles of Prydain, introduction