History Main / EgoPolis

21st Jan '18 2:13:10 PM eroock
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Compare EgocentricTeamNaming, ConspicuousConsumption and AirstripOne. ''Please note that this trope is only about renaming cities. If you're looking for the trope about villains who like to plaster their face all over their cities, that's MalevolentMugshot.''

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Compare EgocentricTeamNaming, ConspicuousConsumption and AirstripOne. ''Please Please note that this trope is only about renaming cities. If you're looking for the trope about villains who like to plaster their face all over their cities, that's MalevolentMugshot.''
25th Dec '17 5:54:20 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Subverted}} with the Italian city of Alessandria (that is Italian for "Alexandria"): born of the union of the towns of Gamondio, Marengo (yes, ''[[NapoleonicWars that]]'' Marengo) and Bergoglio, it was named after then-reigning Pope Alexander III (Alessandro III in Italian) to [[IShallTauntYou remind the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa that the cities of Northern Italy were effectively independent]], honor the guy who was weakening Barbarossa enough for them to ''stay'' independent in the face of Imperial military superiority, and because, Italians being Italians, aknowledging the union was effectively Bergoglio absorbing the two smaller towns would have broken the union (and Gamondio later returned its own town anyway). It was later briefly renamed Cesarea (after "Cesare", Italian for "Caesar" and another way to say "emperor") as a token act of subservience to the Holy Roman Empire after the Italians had won their effective independence, but the renaming didn't stick.

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* {{Subverted}} with the Italian city of Alessandria (that is Italian for "Alexandria"): born of the union of the towns of Gamondio, Marengo (yes, ''[[NapoleonicWars ''[[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars that]]'' Marengo) and Bergoglio, it was named after then-reigning Pope Alexander III (Alessandro III in Italian) to [[IShallTauntYou remind the Holy Roman Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa that the cities of Northern Italy were effectively independent]], honor the guy who was weakening Barbarossa enough for them to ''stay'' independent in the face of Imperial military superiority, and because, Italians being Italians, aknowledging the union was effectively Bergoglio absorbing the two smaller towns would have broken the union (and Gamondio later returned its own town anyway). It was later briefly renamed Cesarea (after "Cesare", Italian for "Caesar" and another way to say "emperor") as a token act of subservience to the Holy Roman Empire after the Italians had won their effective independence, but the renaming didn't stick.
23rd Dec '17 6:00:48 PM nombretomado
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* New York's (the city and the state) namesake is James Stuart, the Duke of York, and later, King James II. He was the Lord High Admiral when the RoyalNavy captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch.

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* New York's (the city and the state) namesake is James Stuart, the Duke of York, and later, King James II. He was the Lord High Admiral when the RoyalNavy [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] captured New Amsterdam from the Dutch.
23rd Dec '17 3:35:41 PM nombretomado
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* When King Charles II gave William Penn a sizeable land grant in North America, he named it Pennsylvania (meaning "Penn's Woods"); William Penn was actually embarrassed that the king named it after him, at which point the King explained that no, he wasn't naming it for Penn himself--whose Quakerism he disdained and whom he personally disliked--but rather for Penn's ''father'', who had been a respected admiral in the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] who had helped [[UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar Charles take back his throne]], and had been an Anglican to boot (and to top it off, the land grant was in satisfaction of a debt the King owed to the elder Penn). Penn would have preferred either New Wales (because a lot of the settlers who planned to go were Welsh[[note]]to this day, several towns west of Philadelphia have Welsh names, and the area is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]][[/note]]) or Sylvania (again, because of the woods), but Charles II would not change the name of the grant.

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* When King Charles II gave William Penn a sizeable land grant in North America, he named it Pennsylvania (meaning "Penn's Woods"); William Penn was actually embarrassed that the king named it after him, at which point the King explained that no, he wasn't naming it for Penn himself--whose Quakerism he disdained and whom he personally disliked--but rather for Penn's ''father'', who had been a respected admiral in the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Navy]] who had helped [[UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar Charles take back his throne]], and had been an Anglican to boot (and to top it off, the land grant was in satisfaction of a debt the King owed to the elder Penn). Penn would have preferred either New Wales (because a lot of the settlers who planned to go were Welsh[[note]]to this day, several towns west of Philadelphia have Welsh names, and the area is called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Tract Welsh Tract]][[/note]]) or Sylvania (again, because of the woods), but Charles II would not change the name of the grant.
16th Nov '17 6:48:32 AM kasperow
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** It also helps that Kamina was dead before they even found the Capitol, which Team Dai-Gurren renamed Kamina City after The Battle Of Tepplin.
12th Nov '17 7:33:10 AM 64SuperNintendo
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5th Nov '17 6:04:48 AM morane
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* After Emperor Alexander I conquered Finland from Sweden, he relocated the capital further east (from Turku to Helsinki) and renamed the main street. Because his rule was seen as an improvement (and then that of his nephew Alexander II even more so), the Finns kept the name.

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* After Emperor Alexander I conquered Finland from Sweden, he relocated the capital further east (from Turku to Helsinki) and renamed the main street. Because his rule was seen as an improvement (and then that of his nephew Alexander II even more so), the Finns kept the name. The street, ''Aleksanterinkatu'', is one of Helsinki's most important shopping streets, and the Helsinki Cathedral and statue of Alexander II are located on it.
14th Oct '17 11:18:13 PM Geoduck
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* In the MarvelUniverse, Doctor Doom renamed Latveria's capital Doomstadt, also renaming several of the nation's other cities (to Doomburg, Doomwood, Doomton, etc.). Latveria's greatest holiday is Doom's Day, which is celebrated whenever Doom feels like celebrating.

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* In the MarvelUniverse, Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom renamed Latveria's capital Doomstadt, also renaming several of the nation's other cities (to Doomburg, Doomwood, Doomton, etc.). Latveria's greatest holiday is Doom's Day, which is celebrated whenever Doom feels like celebrating.
9th Oct '17 5:51:07 PM general_tiu
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** There were proposals by Soviet citizens in 1930s that UsefulNotes/Moscow itself be renamed Stalinodar in honor of the man, but seeing it as going too far, Stalin rejected the proposal and earlier actually ''banned'' further renaming of cities after him.

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** There were proposals by Soviet citizens in 1930s that UsefulNotes/Moscow Moscow itself be renamed Stalinodar in honor of the man, but seeing it as going too far, Stalin rejected the proposal and earlier actually ''banned'' further renaming of cities after him.
9th Oct '17 5:47:48 PM general_tiu
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** There were proposals by Soviet citizens in 1930s that UsefulNotes/Moscow itself be renamed Stalinodar in honor of the man, but seeing it as going too far, Stalin rejected the proposal and earlier actually ''banned'' further renaming of cities after him.
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