Does your world interact with others? The Kingdom has a divine commission to watch earth. It has also been at war with other worlds (something I hope to flesh out more in separate novels later). The Kingdom in the time I’m writing about it tends to stick to its divine commission only and hasn’t been attacked for ages given it has not provoked other worlds into doing so. There is an arrogance in the Kingdom that says non-magical beings are inferior. I hope at some point to set it against another magical world as I feel that would lead to some interesting conflicts. It would also test the loyalty of the characters. Who would back the winning side regardless of the consequences (aka as Doing A Sir William Stanley if you're a Richard III fan)?
What can threaten your world? External forces? Diseases? Both? What are their approaches to science, magic, religion and so on? Are the beings in your world happy with their lot? Is the government reasonable? How does society handle those against the norm or those who defect, like my Eileen did? How does your society organize itself? If it’s a magical world, do they use magic for everything or do they limit its use? If the latter, why? I use limitations on the grounds fairies etc want to save magical energy for more important magic. After all, food can be grown, baked etc, so why use magic for that, unless in a dire hurry? My Fairy Kingdom has also realized machines can be used for drudge work too, again saving magical energy for better things (like taking on the Witch!).
Are the genders the same as for us? Is there any kind of gender discrimination? Has your world got a sense of its history and does it effect the present day (it should do, for good or bad, all places are influenced by their past)?