OP here, finally finished these.
>inb4 why is [country/region] perfect when it's far-right/conservative/nationalist/whatever????
Because I ignored politics with certain countries/regions if there's enough that I like about them and I like the things I like about them enough. With the majority of countries/regions politics factored in at least somewhat, and there are a few countries/regions with which they're the only thing I considered if I don't really know anything else about them. Sometimes I was optimistic, other times I was pessimistic... it's not exactly consistent tbh. That's also one of the two reasons why I made it gradient without abrupt transitions, the other one being that I wanted it to look aesthetically pleasing.
I'll also note about the attractiveness map, with a lot of countries I ignored regions because I don't really know exactly where the hottest people are. I generally tried to go with the average attractiveness of the hottest people from those countries I've seen (including by googling "[country/ethnicity] women") but in some cases, like the US and Canada, I highlighted particularly hot indigenous peoples as well as regions where a lot of the hottest people are concentrated (LA and New York).
As for the food map, unfortunately I've never been to any other countries so I can only go by what I've eaten here in Finland at restaurants or bought from shops. I've only eaten food from a few countries in my life, although I've probably eaten more without knowing where they originate from... so, I dotted Finland since, you know, I've only eaten in Finland and they're probably all watered-down versions of authentic foods. Anyway, here's a list of the top foods I coloured countries by:
>Turkey (kebab, condiments)
>Italy (pizza, pasta, condiments)
>Ukraine (Kiev chicken)
>Japan (sushi, condiments)
>China (Peking duck, condiments)
>India (some chicken foods, condiments)
>Thailand (phat mama) sounds like the intro to a "horny stepmum milks her son's dick" porn
>America/Mexico (some meat things, I assume they originate from Mexico)
I also associate certain spices with Turkey and India, even if they probably don't originate from either and I don't know if the "real" foods from those countries use them much? Like turmeric, cumin, saffron, sumac, curry... I know saffron comes from Iran, but a spice alone isn't a food so I didn't colour Iran. One reason I made Japan the tastiest tier are soy sauce and miso (soy factored in China's tiering too), and I also generally associate most noodles that aren't Italian-style with Japan or China even if they're not Japanese or Chinese-style either... but eh. I think of ketchup as equally Italian and American, even though I know all the ketchup here is from America.