Here is the place to suggest or discuss the templates for future use:
I will start with a template for countries. It comes in two parts. The first is a quick description on some aspects of the country. The second is more lengthy description that goes into more details. These are just ideas in order to make a good template. I have figured out that not every information is useful and it's also important to know how to communicate that information. For example: I think it's better to talk about the GDP using qualitative descriptors than numbers.
I know it's messy but I tried to include many ideas and I was not sure as for what words are better to use (partly because I speak french).
Name : and gentilic
Region: Location in the world
Other name: (if any)
Superficie (from French) in English, I don’t know which one is better :Area, surface, land ?
Population: number and composition regarding culture and race
Culture: main culture, accepted culture and other cultures present in the country
Languages: (is often the same thing as culture but not always)
Faith: (faith also includes beliefs that are not religious like Confucianism)
Politic: name, system and regime,
Political party (if applicable)
Technological level :
Economy : GDP total or per capita (quantitative or qualitative : very low, low, average, high, very high. Currency
Production: list of goods
Importation: list of goods (and where they come from)
Exportation: list of goods (and where they are going)
Other ideas :
military orientation : militaristic, peaceful, neutrality
economic orientation: Free trade, protectionism, self-sufficiency, interventionism, state capitalism, mercantilism, free market
Religious orientation: intolerant, state religion, tolerant, secular…
Social traits: xenophobic, conservative, liberal, multiculturalism
Foreign policy: imperialism, non interventionism, hermit…
Geographic features: geology, topography, hydrography
Political subdivision : provinces, duchies, regions, states…
Cultures: languages, religions, social classes, customs
Locations: cities, temple…
Folklore and legend
Actualities/adventure hook, (Rumor and intrigue)
Politics: Government, Important organizations, Important characters, Foreign relations
Law : concerning magic, slavery…
what else ???