Variably create 1 or more AWS Buckets across multiple regions

I’m looking for recommendations and help with an issue that I am having with setting up and managing bucket and bucket policy creation for multiple environments and multiple regions within a single environment.

I have 4 AWS accounts (dev, stg, prod1, prod2 which is a copy of prod1). In prod1 we have two kubernetes clusters aws-us-prod1 and aws-eu-prod1. These two clusters are completely independent of one another and they merely serve customers in those regions.

I have an applications running on these two different clusters (aws-us-prod1 and aws-eu-prod1) that need to write content to an S3 bucket. But these two clusters share an AWS account (prod1).

I’m trying to write some terraform resource automation to manage this, and I haven’t been able to variably control what region a bucket gets put in. The latest doc shows that there is a region attribute but it doesn’t work because of how the provider has been implemented with the aws provider region attribute.

What I’d like to do is something like this:

variable "buckets" {
    type = map(string) # e.g. buckets='{"a-us-prod1": "us-west-2", "a-eu-prod1":"eu-west-2"}'

resource "aws_s3_bucket" "my_buckets" {
    for_each = var.buckets

    bucket = each.key
    region = each.value

resource "aws_s3_bucket_policy" "my_buckets_policy" {
    for_each = aws_s3_bucket.my_buckets
    bucket =
    policy = ...

I’ve tried using multiple providers using aliases, but you can’t programmatically use a provider based on the value of a variable you are iterating over. What’s the proper way to organize this project and resources to accomplish this?

These issues I have come across are related to this: