In my case, I want to know whether both words or either word of "The Badlands" should be capitalized. "The Badlands" is specifically what people use now instead of the real name for a place.
-We live in Africa, but everyone calls it The Badlands now.
-I wouldn't know what happens in other places, I'm from The Badlands.
-We roam The Badlands day and night.
-We are the people of The Badlands.
-One day, I want to leave The Badlands.
Lastly, let us say I have always been using "the" before "badlands" but in a few sentences I switch to
-These badlands have always been my home.
-We will continue to roam these badlands.
To me, only the last two sentences don't need the capitalization but the rest do. Possibly not "the" but "Badlands" yes. Is this so?
Thanks in advance for the help.