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5th Jan '18 12:17:43 PM DaibhidC
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* The first arc of ''ComicBook/{{The Kingdom|DC}}'' takes place in the "cold place," Anarchticy -- that's Antarctica to you and me. Subsequent stories visit Tazzy Island and Auxtralia.

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* The first arc of ''ComicBook/{{The Kingdom|DC}}'' ''Kingdom'' in ''Comicbook/TwoThousandAD'' takes place in the "cold place," Anarchticy -- that's Antarctica to you and me. Subsequent stories visit Tazzy Island and Auxtralia.
7th Dec '17 12:35:39 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name.[[note]]A more accurate transliteration would be "Nihon." "Nippon" is an older version in that name,
which is still used in some places, like Okinawa.[[/note]] ''Literature/SnowCrash'', by the same author, does the same.

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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name.[[note]]A more accurate transliteration would be "Nihon." "Nippon" is an older version in that name,
name, which is still used in some places, like Okinawa.[[/note]] ''Literature/SnowCrash'', by the same author, does the same.
7th Dec '17 12:15:28 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name. ''Literature/SnowCrash'', by the same author, does the same.

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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name. [[note]]A more accurate transliteration would be "Nihon." "Nippon" is an older version in that name,
which is still used in some places, like Okinawa.[[/note]]
''Literature/SnowCrash'', by the same author, does the same.
7th Dec '17 12:12:18 PM CheeseDogX
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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name.

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* ''Literature/{{Cryptonomicon}}'', which takes place in a world just a little bit different from ours, calls Japan "Nippon", which is, more-or-less, the Japanese name. ''Literature/SnowCrash'', by the same author, does the same.
7th Dec '17 12:10:04 PM CheeseDogX
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** Some American States have different names in Literature/Timeline191. North and South Dakota are one state, called Dakota, Oklahoma is called Sequoyah, and when the Union captures part of Texas, they rename it Houston (though the actual city of Houston is still in Confederate Texas). And when the Mormons attempt to secede, they rename Utah "Deseret" (their original name for the state).
23rd Oct '17 5:58:19 PM nybiker1
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Whenever there's a fantastic Earth, or a world like our own yet very different, it's a safe bet that the author has messed with the names. Renaming things and places after what they ''could'' have been called is a very effective way to bring a touch of the exotic into the mundane, be it in TheTimeOfMyths (Hyperborea for Greenland, Avalon for England), AfterTheEnd ([[GaiasLament Amazon Desert]], Empire of Denver, [[DividedStatesOfAmerica Whatever States of America]]), AlternateHistory or in another dimension.

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Whenever there's a [[FictionalEarth fantastic Earth, Earth]], or a world like our own yet very different, it's a safe bet that the author has messed with the names. Renaming things and places after what they ''could'' have been called is a very effective way to bring a touch of the exotic into the mundane, be it in TheTimeOfMyths (Hyperborea for Greenland, Avalon for England), AfterTheEnd ([[GaiasLament Amazon Desert]], Empire of Denver, [[DividedStatesOfAmerica Whatever States of America]]), AlternateHistory or in another dimension.



* ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' has "Scandia" for Scandinavia in the localization due to CharacterNameLimits, though this is an actual older name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terranigma}}'' has "Scandia" for Scandinavia in the localization due to CharacterNameLimits, though this is an actual older name. Also most of the names of real world cities are replaced with fictional ones such as "Freedom" for New York, "Nirlake" for Chicago, and "Loire" for Paris.
12th Oct '17 8:34:54 AM matruz
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->''"Even old [[BigApplesauce New York]], once was New Amsterdam"''
12th Oct '17 8:27:58 AM matruz
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* Justified in ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'', since it's set in the Roman Era Europe so everyone refers to all places by their ancient name, sometimes there are footnotes mentioning the modern name to the reader's benefit.
11th Oct '17 6:43:01 AM matruz
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* The geography of the world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:corresponds to an upside-down and mirrored map of the real world, in which South Africa is known as Marley (which dominates most of the continent, part of Europe and South America), the island of Madagascar is named Paradis Island (and it's the place where the Three Walls are situated), there are also appearances of a Mid-East Alliance which seems Turkish-Ottoman and an Asian nation {{Expy}} of Japan called Hizul]].

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* The geography of the world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:corresponds to an upside-down and mirrored map of the real world, in which South Africa is known as Marley (which in this universe is a militaristic empire that dominates most of the African continent, part of Europe and South America), the island of Madagascar is named Paradis Island (and it's the place where the Three Walls are situated), there are also appearances of a Mid-East Alliance which seems Turkish-Ottoman and an Asian nation {{Expy}} of Japan called Hizul]].
6th Oct '17 8:21:31 AM matruz
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* The geography of the world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:corresponds to an upside-down and mirrored map of the real world, in which South Africa is known as Marley (which dominates most of the continent), the island of Madagascar is named Paradis Island (and it's the place where the Three Walls are situated), there are also appearances of a Mid-East Alliance which seems Turkish-Ottoman and an Asian nation {{Expy}} of Japan called Hizul]].

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* The geography of the world of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' [[spoiler:corresponds to an upside-down and mirrored map of the real world, in which South Africa is known as Marley (which dominates most of the continent), continent, part of Europe and South America), the island of Madagascar is named Paradis Island (and it's the place where the Three Walls are situated), there are also appearances of a Mid-East Alliance which seems Turkish-Ottoman and an Asian nation {{Expy}} of Japan called Hizul]].
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