What is Simterra?
My theory is that the Sims live on an alternate version of Earth. A young monarch named Simelia, desperate to prove her worth to her father, left Earth bound for the far reaches of outer space with a group of nobles and servants, including Admiral Landgrabb. Her space shuttle crashed on Twikkii Island on an inhabitable planet and met the SimNatives. She named the planet Simterra, gathered a workforce of the SimNatives, her own servants, and nobles and built the SimNation. Gradually, Sims branched out and started nations on the other continents – Sim Union [European Union], Af’simica [Africa], the Simiribbean Islands [Carribbean islands] and Simasia [Asia].
Here is a photograph of Lady Simelia:
SimNatives lived on Simterra long before the arrival of Simmians. They are believed to be descendants of the Amazónes from Venusia (Sol-System Venus) and Amazons from Earth. Upon arrival on Simterra, the Nativians, as they are typically called, renounced their technology and warring ways in favor of peaceful living, and in hopes of never destroying the land or another culture again. Read more here.
…because it makes it easier if it is an open planet
…because it makes more sense than a really large country on Earth
… I don’t have to worry about accidentally contradicting actual world history
…because traveling to the far reaches of space is cool
…because it’s set in the future
…because the aliens make more sense