new zealand inside wisconsin
Once I got home I did some more research on the geography of New Zealand and found out that the two islands are larger than the state of Wisconsin. With that piece of information in my head, I kept trying to imagine all of the different landscapes that I saw in New Zealand being placed in Wisconsin. It quickly became an interesting visual.
If I wanted the two places to be the same then there would have to be a mountain range with peaks reaching twelve thousand feet going through the center of the state. As far as I know the highest point in Wisconsin is somewhere in the neighborhood of twelve hundred feet.
In addition to a mountain range there would also have been to mud pools, geysers and volcanic activity in the northern part of the state. Obviously we have those kinds of things in the United States, but one would have to go to Colorado and Wyoming to see them. Having them in the same state is a different story.
Covering those mountains would be glaciers creeping down to the sea amidst temperature rainforest. Where the rainforest ends there would be vineyards and fruit orchards.
Besides the land features the Great Lakes would have to be replaced with the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean as boundaries. Continuing with the water aspect Wisconsin has lakes, but in order to be like New Zealand they would have to be miles in length and hundreds of feet deep. Then scattered between the land and the water there would be forty million sheep roaming the hills with some cattle and deer farms mixed in as well. Wisconsin has cows, but sheep aren't nearly that common.
Finally the state would have one million less people in it to match the population of New Zealand. Personally it sounds like a great place to live.