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22nd Feb '17 6:23:51 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Literature/LeftBehind'', the ten regional global districts under the control of the subpotentates were originally called United [Regional Area] States, but eventually were just referred to by Nicolae Carpathia and his Global Community top brass by their regional codes.
29th Jan '17 12:25:21 PM Reymma
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* Under the control of white-minority-dominated South Africa, the current Namibia was more or less considered an addendum to the original and called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-West_Africa South-West Africa]].
** Subverted in that this no more than a continuation of the territory's name before it became a Mandate administered by South Africa: German South-West Africa.

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* Under the control of white-minority-dominated South Africa, the current When today's Namibia was more or less considered an addendum to the original and called [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-West_Africa a German colony it was known as German South-West Africa]].
** Subverted in that this no more than a continuation of the territory's name before
Africa; when it became a Mandate administered by South Africa: German Africa, it became South-West Africa.Africa, much as South Africa is still today.



* A lighter example is how the U.S. congressional district names go along the lines of [State]'s [Number] Congressional District - in contrast to the U.K., the country it descended from, which gives each of its 650 parliamentary constituencies unique names.
** You might think this is a matter of pragmatism--after all, the districts are often significantly redrawn when the decennial Census requires a redistribution of seats among the states. However, it is quite possible--especially today, what with computers--to draw districts with largely consistent boundaries--as that's what the British do. The real reason for this is because most districts in the US are so gerrymandered that giving an accurate geographic name would be nigh-impossible. Some Americans actually advocate a switch to the named-district system in order to make the gerrymandering more obvious and hopefully therefore discourage it.

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* A lighter example is how the U.S. congressional district names go along the lines of [State]'s [Number] Congressional District - in contrast to the U.K., the country it descended from, which gives each of its 650 parliamentary constituencies unique names.
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names. You might think this is a matter of pragmatism--after all, the districts are often significantly redrawn when the after each decennial Census requires a redistribution of seats among the states. Census. However, it is quite possible--especially today, what possible, especially with computers--to computers, to draw districts with largely consistent boundaries--as that's what boundaries, as the British do. The real reason for this is because most districts in the US are so gerrymandered that giving an accurate geographic name would be nigh-impossible. Some Americans actually advocate a switch to the named-district system in order to make the gerrymandering more obvious and hopefully therefore discourage it.
29th Jan '17 12:05:18 PM Reymma
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* After Nazi Germany conquered Poland in 1939, they labeled that part of it which was not annexed outright by Germany or the Soviet Union the ''Generalgouvernment'' (General Government) to deny the Poles there an identity, and many references to Poland was deliberately suppressed.[[note]]The full name was "General Government of the occupied Polish territories", but this version was rarely used and completely phased out in 1941. However, Polish slave labourers in Germany were forced to wear a diamond-shaped patch with the letter "P".[[/note]] They were generally more inventive elsewhere, naming conquered territories after things like local rivers and similar.

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* After Nazi Germany conquered Poland in 1939, they labeled that part of it the area which was not annexed outright by Germany or taken by the Soviet Union was called the ''Generalgouvernment'' (General Government) to deny the Poles there an identity, and many references to Poland was were deliberately suppressed.[[note]]The full name was "General Government of the occupied Polish territories", but this version was rarely used and completely phased out in 1941. However, Polish slave labourers in Germany were forced to wear a diamond-shaped patch with the letter "P".[[/note]] They were generally more inventive elsewhere, naming conquered territories after things like local rivers and similar.
5th Oct '16 5:11:36 AM foxley
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* ''ComicBook/CaptainBritain'': The Corps - gathering of the counterparts of Captain Britain from every alternate version of Earth - includes a Captain Airstrip-One who seems to hail from a world very similar to Orwell's ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''.
30th Aug '16 8:25:12 AM Cuddles
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* ''Film/{{District9}}'' has the eponymous ghetto where the aliens are forced to live. In the epilogue it's shown that they've been moved to (larger and nicer, but still segregated) District 10, but it's never made clear exactly what the districts are or where the first eight are. It can be assumed that the whole city, assuming the human parts, is divided into administrative districts, but the alien area is the only one referred to by just its number.
27th Jul '16 10:11:18 PM Beatlemania
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** The city of Hanyang or Hanseong was renamed Keijou (Gyeongseong in Korean) after the [[UsefulNotes/{{NorthKorea}} annexation of]] [[UsefulNotes/{{SouthKorea}} Korea]] by Imperial Japan, which just ment "Capital City", as it was the seat of the colonial government at the time. It is ironic that after independence, the South renamed the capital city "UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}", which was a Korean word that ment exactly the same thing.
29th Jun '16 8:24:04 AM Gess
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* The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, possibly the TropeMaker. When the state was being created in 1922, a name of "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics of Europe and Asia" was considered, but was ultimately rejected for including specific geographic references. It was believed that a world revolution was inevitable, and the USSR would constantly expand to all continents; thus, any mention of specific cultures or places in the state's name was deemed undesirable.
21st Jun '16 9:20:14 AM Sharlee
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* Nepal's latest Constitution went into effect in 2015, dividing the country into seven provinces. As their boundaries were drawn up based on logistical and political convenience rather than historical significance or culture, these provinces only have numbers, not names.
9th Jun '16 11:24:15 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' has the entire United Kingdom given the pitiful title of [[TropeNamer "Airstrip One,"]] a reference to the Americans referring to it as "an unsinkable aircraft carrier" during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo when the Nazis had overrun most of continental Europe.

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* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' has the entire United Kingdom given the pitiful title of [[TropeNamer "Airstrip One,"]] a reference to the Americans referring to it as "an unsinkable aircraft carrier" during UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII when the Nazis had overrun most of continental Europe.
20th May '16 9:44:30 AM DaibhidC
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* In ''Literature/LookToTheWest'', this is how Societist countries rename their territories, in keeping with the Societist beliefs that acknowledging unique characteristics of different areas leads to division and war. Each zone is numbered, and each city has a "name" of the style Zone''x''Urb''y''.
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