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9th Aug '16 4:02:47 PM nombretomado
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* ''DecadesOfDarkness'' has this: Knoxville, TN is the new * US capital Columbia, Equador is northern Brazil, New England is a much more extensive term, and colonial cities across Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas have different names.
** Also inverted -- The government of His Majesty, the Tsar of All the Russias, would like to make perfectly clear that it's Constantinople, not Istanbul.

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* ''DecadesOfDarkness'' has this: ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'':
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Knoxville, TN is the new * US capital Columbia, Equador is northern Brazil, New England is a much more extensive term, and colonial cities across Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas have different names.
** Also inverted Inverted -- The government of His Majesty, the Tsar of All the Russias, would like to make perfectly clear that it's Constantinople, not Istanbul.
8th Aug '16 3:03:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} is called The Republic of China on its official documents, China: Taipei or Chinese Taipei in international games, and occasionally also as "Formosa", as it was referred to as "Ilha Formosa" (the beautiful island) by early explorers. There was a movement to make "Taiwan" the official government name, but it didn't stick, not least because [[RedChina the folks across the border]] would regard this as a sneaky declaration of independence and object. [[ChineseWithChopperSupport Violently]]. Possibly [[TheDragonsTeeth with mushrooms]], if you catch our drift...

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* UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} is called The Republic of China on its official documents, China: Taipei or Chinese Taipei in international games, and occasionally also as "Formosa", as it was referred to as "Ilha Formosa" (the beautiful island) by early explorers. There was a movement to make "Taiwan" the official government name, but it didn't stick, not least because [[RedChina the folks across the border]] would regard this as a sneaky declaration of independence and object. [[ChineseWithChopperSupport [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport Violently]]. Possibly [[TheDragonsTeeth [[UsefulNotes/TheDragonsTeeth with mushrooms]], if you catch our drift...
10th Jul '16 12:36:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock uses this trope a lot in his alternate-universe and time-travel stories. One in particular, the empire of Granbretan (Great Britain) in the [[TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff Hawkmoon]] books, is used as a TakeThat against certain aspects of his birthplace.

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* Creator/MichaelMoorcock uses this trope a lot in his alternate-universe and time-travel stories. One in particular, the empire of Granbretan (Great Britain) in the [[TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff [[Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff Hawkmoon]] books, is used as a TakeThat against certain aspects of his birthplace.
5th Jul '16 1:06:13 PM Willbyr
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23rd Jun '16 3:45:57 PM Luppercus
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** From the Americas: Barachan Islands are the Caribbean with their own pirate island; Tortuga and the Picts are a like a version of the Native Americans.

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** From the Americas: Barachan Islands are the Caribbean with their own pirate island; Tortuga and the Picts are a like a version of the Native Americans.
27th May '16 9:14:21 PM Luppercus
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** From Asia: Hyrkania is Mongolia. Turan is Central Asia and Turkey. Vendhya is India. Shem is the northern Middle East (Mesopotamia and Palestine for example) whilst Ophir is Arabia (both names come from the Bible). Khitai was China (is the name of one of the prehistoric Chinese dynasties). Meru is Tibet (Meru is the name of a sacred montain in Tibetan Buddhism). Iranistan is Persia, of course, and Koth is the land of the Hitites.

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** From Asia: Hyrkania is Mongolia. Turan is Central Asia and Turkey. Vendhya is India. Shem is the northern Middle East (Mesopotamia and Palestine for example) whilst Ophir is Arabia (both names come from the Bible). Khitai was is China (is the name of one of the prehistoric Chinese dynasties). Meru is Tibet (Meru is the name of a sacred montain in Tibetan Buddhism). Iranistan is Persia, of course, and Koth is the land of the Hitites.
27th May '16 9:12:02 PM Luppercus
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* The ''ConanTheBarbarian'' books and related materials, set in what was constructed to be a feasible vanished age. Scandinavia is not called Jotunheim, but it's called Vanaheim and Asgard, which isn't better. Robert E. Howard claimed things to be the other way around: the different mythological names of people and places he mentions were 'corrupted' over time, becoming the myths we know of today.

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* The ''ConanTheBarbarian'' books and related materials, set in what was constructed to be a feasible vanished age. Scandinavia is not called Jotunheim, but it's called Vanaheim and Asgard, which isn't better. Robert E. Howard claimed things to be the other way around: the different mythological names of people and places he mentions were 'corrupted' over time, becoming the myths we know of today. Some other examples are:
** Acheron is the Roman Empire, a large Empire ruling over large areas that, after its fall, remained with certain cultural influence over the former provinces.
** From Europe: Aquilonia will be a cross between the Byzantine Empire and Italy (it's the name of a French region though, althoug ''Aquilo'' in Latin means "north wind".Argos is Ancient Greece. Brythunia is Britain (culturally, geographically is located in what is now Poland). Corinthia is Athens. Hyperborea, Russia and Finland. Zingara is Spain, a similar country is Zamora, another Iberian-like country and the native land of the Gypsies.
** From the Americas: Barachan Islands are the Caribbean with their own pirate island; Tortuga and the Picts are a like a version of the Native Americans.
** From Asia: Hyrkania is Mongolia. Turan is Central Asia and Turkey. Vendhya is India. Shem is the northern Middle East (Mesopotamia and Palestine for example) whilst Ophir is Arabia (both names come from the Bible). Khitai was China (is the name of one of the prehistoric Chinese dynasties). Meru is Tibet (Meru is the name of a sacred montain in Tibetan Buddhism). Iranistan is Persia, of course, and Koth is the land of the Hitites.
** From Africa: Stygia is Egypt, the name is the same of one of the rivers of the Greek Underworld. Zembabwei is Zimbabwe. Punt is Somalia and the Wadai tribe kindgom is base in real life Wadai tribe of Chad.
26th May '16 11:21:56 PM PaulA
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** ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'': This MagiTek novel is set in Angels City, on the coast of the Peaceful Ocean, and just north of the Barony of Orange. On the East Coast of the Confederated Provinces are the District of St. Columba and the city of New Jorvik. Other countries mentioned include Alemania and Persia, as well as a Hanese restaurant.

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** ''The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump'': ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheToxicSpellDump'': This MagiTek novel is set in Angels City, on the coast of the Peaceful Ocean, and just north of the Barony of Orange. On the East Coast of the Confederated Provinces are the District of St. Columba and the city of New Jorvik. Other countries mentioned include Alemania and Persia, as well as a Hanese restaurant.
5th May '16 7:24:54 PM Cinereous
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* ''Anime/KabaneriOfTheIronFortress'' refers to Japan as "Hinomoto" which is an AlternateCharacterReading of the kanji that make up the country's name (as opposed to the more widely known "Nippon").
28th Apr '16 8:01:11 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** In another world protagonists visit later in the series, North America was colonized by the English like in RealLife, but history happened differently [[ForWantOfANail in at least two ways]]: the American Revolution failed or didn't happen at all, but another revolution in Great Britain ''did'' succeed. So North America is ruled by a VestigialEmpire ruled by an English king who doesn't rule anything on the east side of the Atlantic. Boston is called New London in this world.

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** In another world protagonists visit later in the series, North America was colonized by the English like in RealLife, but history happened differently [[ForWantOfANail in at least two ways]]: the American Revolution UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution failed or didn't happen at all, but another revolution in Great Britain ''did'' succeed. So North America is ruled by a VestigialEmpire ruled by an English king who doesn't rule anything on the east side of the Atlantic. Boston is called New London in this world.



* After the American Revolution, some cities underwent mild name changes: most famously, Charles Town became Charleston, but other changes included Nashborough and Jonesborough becoming Nashville and Jonesville, respectively.

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* After the American Revolution, UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, some cities underwent mild name changes: most famously, Charles Town became Charleston, but other changes included Nashborough and Jonesborough becoming Nashville and Jonesville, respectively.
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