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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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23rd Apr '16 4:19:03 PM AgProv
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** This was an integral part of Britain (read England's) dominance of its Celtic provinces. Even the most liberal opinion held that it was an act of kindness and education to eliminate the inferior Celtic languages and to ensure the benighted natives grew up speaking only English, so as to equip them for survival in the wider world and British Empire. Other opinion held that deliberately deracinating the Irish and Scottish from speaking their crude barbaric language (thus cutting them away from direct contact with their own cultural traditions and history) was necessary to prevent any more revolts in Ireland and would diminish the possibility of the Scots picking up where they left off in 1745. This was done so effectively that Cornish and Manx effectively dissappeared as everyday spoken languages, Gaelic was driven to the very fringes in Scotland and Ireland, and even Welsh was driven into decline.[[note]]But is now resurgent; Gaelic is gradually increasing in numbers of speakers in Scotland and Ireland and militant diehards are reviving Cornish and Manx[[/note]]. The "Welsh Not" is still remembered with anger: Welsh children were routinely beaten in school for speaking Welsh until the language won parity and full recognition.
** The Academie Francaise is still determined to eliminate non-standard French dialects and related languages: its attitude to Breton is much the one the English administrators of Wales had for Welsh, and its influence as the legally binding arbitrator and enforcer of Standard French has pretty much wiped out the Occitan and Catalan tonguers spoken in the Spanish border regions and the Languedoc of the south.
18th Apr '16 4:31:22 PM Veemon3449
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* After the American Civil War, occupied Confederate states, with the exception of Tennessee, were divided into several numbered Military Districts until the end of Reconstruction.
14th Oct '15 7:05:24 AM BilgeRat
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** Sometimes professional wrestlers bring these up if they want to pander to a crowd in their home town. [[Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr Rey Mysterio Jr's]] famous '619' finisher was named after the area where he grew up (San Diego) and [[Wrestling/MontelVontaviousPorter Montel Vontavious Porter's]] less famous jumping reverse STO finisher was for a time named the '305' (after Miami).
12th Sep '15 9:45:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere,'' when Buzz Windrip of the fascist Corpo Party takes over the United States, he abolishes the old 48 states and their elected governments, and divides America into eight provinces, each province divided into numbered districts, each district divided into lettered counties, each unit ruled by a commissioner appointed by himself. Even the hostile newspaper editor Doremus Jessup is forced to admit these new administrative divisions make a certain amount of sense.
* In TaylorCaldwell's ''The Devil's Advocate'', the totalitarian Democracy of America has replaced the states with numbered Sections. What was formerly New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is only "Section 7".

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* In Sinclair Lewis' ''ItCantHappenHere,'' ''Literature/ItCantHappenHere,'' when Buzz Windrip of the fascist Corpo Party takes over the United States, he abolishes the old 48 states and their elected governments, and divides America into eight provinces, each province divided into numbered districts, each district divided into lettered counties, each unit ruled by a commissioner appointed by himself. Even the hostile newspaper editor Doremus Jessup is forced to admit these new administrative divisions make a certain amount of sense.
* In TaylorCaldwell's Creator/TaylorCaldwell's ''The Devil's Advocate'', the totalitarian Democracy of America has replaced the states with numbered Sections. What was formerly New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania is only "Section 7".



* In GuyGavrielKay's ''{{Tigana}}'', that city-state has been renamed Lower Corte, after its neighboring bitter rival. PleaseSelectNewCityName thus equally applies.

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* In GuyGavrielKay's ''{{Tigana}}'', Creator/GuyGavrielKay's ''Literature/{{Tigana}}'', that city-state has been renamed Lower Corte, after its neighboring bitter rival. PleaseSelectNewCityName thus equally applies.
14th Aug '15 8:21:43 AM Ifreann
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* The English names for most places in Ireland are Anglicisations of their Irish names. ''Dún na nGall'' becomes Donegal. Several towns around the country are called Ballymore, from the Irish ''Baile Mor''. ''Baile Mor'' literally means "Big Town".
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