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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".
5th Jul '15 12:32:24 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the various lands conquered by the Holy Britannian Empire are given numbers as part of the "Number system" of identified said conquered lands. Japan is renamed "Area 11."
** Furthermore, the people themselves of conquered Areas are renamed as well, so, for example, the people of Japan (now named Area 11) are called "Elevens." Full citizens of Britannia also use "Numbers" as shorthand for everyone in Areas.
* [[DragonBall Frieza]] named all the planets he conquered "[[EgoPolis Planet Frieza]] #(insert number here)"

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* In ''Anime/CodeGeass'', the various lands conquered by the Holy Britannian Empire are given numbers as part of the "Number system" of identified said conquered lands. Japan is renamed "Area 11."
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" Furthermore, the people themselves of conquered Areas are renamed as well, so, for example, the people of Japan (now named Area 11) are called "Elevens." Full citizens of Britannia also use "Numbers" as shorthand for everyone in Areas.
* [[DragonBall [[Manga/DragonBall Frieza]] named all the planets he conquered "[[EgoPolis Planet Frieza]] #(insert number here)"
22nd May '15 3:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''HorusHeresy'' novels the planets conquered by humanity during the great crusade have their original names replaced by a numeric designation based on the code number of the fleet that conquered it, followed by a number that shows which order it was conquered in. Thus the 10th planet conquered by the 25th fleet is known as 25-10. These planets are then given proper Imperial names later.

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* In the ''HorusHeresy'' ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novels the planets conquered by humanity during the great crusade have their original names replaced by a numeric designation based on the code number of the fleet that conquered it, followed by a number that shows which order it was conquered in. Thus the 10th planet conquered by the 25th fleet is known as 25-10. These planets are then given proper Imperial names later.
10th Mar '15 8:06:33 AM MasterGhandalf
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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', regions conquered by the Lord Ruler get renamed after their location relative to the capital, Luthadel - the four main "Dominances" (provinces) are named for the four cardinal directions, while those farther away are given names to suggest their distance ("Farmost Dominance", "Remote Dominance"). The only exception is the Terris Dominance, which bears the name of the region's original nation for reasons no one quite understands. [[spoiler: It's because the Lord Ruler was originally a Terrisman]].

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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', regions conquered by the [[EvilOverlord Lord Ruler Ruler]] get renamed after their location relative to the capital, Luthadel - the four main "Dominances" (provinces) are named for the four cardinal directions, while those farther away are given names to suggest their distance ("Farmost Dominance", "Remote Dominance").Dominance"). Most have been subdued so long the people no longer remember the names of the nations that were once there. The only exception is the Terris Dominance, which bears the name of the region's original nation for reasons no one quite understands. [[spoiler: It's because the Lord Ruler was originally a Terrisman]].
10th Mar '15 8:04:50 AM MasterGhandalf
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* In ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', regions conquered by the Lord Ruler get renamed after their location relative to the capital, Luthadel - the four main "Dominances" (provinces) are named for the four cardinal directions, while those farther away are given names to suggest their distance ("Farmost Dominance", "Remote Dominance"). The only exception is the Terris Dominance, which bears the name of the region's original nation for reasons no one quite understands. [[spoiler: It's because the Lord Ruler was originally a Terrisman]].
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