Being an American, I think the USA is awesome *waves tiny little flag* despite its flaws. BUUUT some folks on the boards have made the very good point that it can be kind of surprising/improbable that, officially, all the Green Lanterns from Earth are living in the USA. Frankly, I think all our celltowers must be throwing the rings guidance systems off or something. I believe the next one , if Johns plan is followed, will be a woman of Latina descent.
However, the Red Lanterns have two Earthlings, one from the UK (IIRC), and the other..is a cat.
But, assuming the Blue Lanterns ever make a comeback (And they will need to make some serious recruitment if they do), one might be from Earth yet. The Sinestro Corps is getting its own series. Heck, we still have lots of Corps to draft Earthlings from.
So what parts of the Earth would you want new recruits for the various corps to be from?
My own thoughts on some possibilities:
Blue- I'm thinking an African country, either war torn or with huge poverty problems or both. I apologize for generalizing an entire continent, but my geographical knowledge is weak enough that I'd want to think about it before picking a specific one. If we wanted ties to the original Batwing, that might be a nice lead in. Given the plight of Coptic Christians in some countries I'd probably be tempted to make him a man of that faith but whoever wrote it would really need to do his research to get things right.
Indigo- Nok! I mean, the Indigo tribe is a bit lacking in personality, being all brainwashed into reform and all. So one spot might be as good as another. That said, how about a man who was a psychopath, but somehow bearing the indigo staff returns his sanity and he's quite aware of all he's did. He's desperately afraid of losing his light and going back to what he was. Let's make him Dutch. Why? Why not, I don't think the Netherlands gets mentioned in the comics EVER so yeah.
Sapphire- Unless you count Kyle when he taps into it, the Star Sapphires are all female last I heard. Maybe it's time to allow some guys to make like Huey Lewis and tap into the 'Power of love!' I have an image in my head of some Japanese guy scrambling to rescue his wife or even whole family from an Earthquake when the ring finds him. That said, if we want another lady, rushing to save your loved ones from the crevice that opened up under neath them would work just as well for a young lady.
Yellow/Sinestro- In a 'Gee, I miss the Cold War' moment, I'm picturing an ex-KGB agent who's older than the average character in the DCnu, but no less dangerous for all that. In fact, the 'old age and treachery always beats youth and skill' mantra would be a good one for this guy. Maybe he's got a nephew on the Rocket Red Brigade.
Of course, if more GLs and RLs were to come from Earth than their already are, well, I vote the Red Lantern be a Canadian writer for TV. I'm telling you, their sarcasm burns! And JL Canada will need a foe. :)