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16th Sep '17 4:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* The settlement of Frenchtown, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} Territory, was incorporated as the Village of Monroe, and the newly-formed surrounding county named Monroe County, following President UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe's visit to the territory in 1817. The Frenchtown name remains an important part of the region, however, due to the Battle of Frenchtown in the WarOf1812, and the township north of the present City of Monroe is named Frenchtown.

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* The settlement of Frenchtown, UsefulNotes/{{Michigan}} Territory, was incorporated as the Village of Monroe, and the newly-formed surrounding county named Monroe County, following President UsefulNotes/JamesMonroe's visit to the territory in 1817. The Frenchtown name remains an important part of the region, however, due to the Battle of Frenchtown in the WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, and the township north of the present City of Monroe is named Frenchtown.
12th Sep '17 6:22:47 AM EvilKid
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** Japan itself is endonymie. The Japanese call their country Nippon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans call them Jepang. Then English speaking people call it Japan.

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** Japan itself is endonymie. exonyme. The Ancient Japanese call their country Nippon.Nifon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans Japanese call them Jepang.Jippon. Then English speaking people call it Japan. Modern Japanese for the country is Nippon.
12th Sep '17 6:12:39 AM EvilKid
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** Japan itself is endonymie. The Japanese call their country Nippon. One of old Chinese dialect make it Ciphon. The Portuguese who interact with Malayans call them Jepang. Then English speaking people call it Japan.
** Japanese colonies. Ezo becomes Hokkaido and Ryukyuu becomes Okinawa.



** Sunda Kelapa was renamed to Jaya Karta (City of Glory) when Fatahillah, the general of the Sultanate of Demak, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen defeated the Portuguese]] in the 16th century. When the Dutch took over a century later, they gave it the name Batavia. Lastly, after gaining independence in the aftermath of World War II, the new authorities renamed it to Jakarta.

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** Before that collectively (Indonesia as national identities didn't exist until Dutch colonization) as Nusantara (Lands in Between [referring to Indonesia's position "between" South Chinese Sea and Indian Ocean and role as trade hub])
** Sunda Kelapa was renamed to Jaya Karta (City of Glory) when Fatahillah, the general of the Sultanate of Demak, [[WoodenShipsAndIronMen defeated the Portuguese]] in the 16th century. When the Dutch took over a century later, they gave it the name Batavia.Batavia (after Bataaf people who are believed to be ancestors of Dutch). Lastly, after gaining independence in the aftermath of World War II, the new authorities renamed it to Jakarta.



* Portuguese Timor: Timor Leste since 1976.

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* Portuguese Timor: Timor Leste Timur (Indonesian for East Timor) since 1976.1976 to 1999 and after that Timor Leste.
29th Aug '17 2:17:32 PM wingedcatgirl
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* In a rare case of changing ''who'' a place is named after, but not the actual name of the place, the name of the county in which Seattle, Washington State sits in was changed in 2005 from King County (named after William Rufus King, vice president of the United States at the time of the county's inception), to...um...[[NamesTheSame King County]] (named after Martin Luther King Jr., who visited Seattle in 1961).

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* In a rare case of changing ''who'' a place is named after, but not the actual name of the place, the name of the county in which Seattle, Washington State sits in was changed in 2005 from King County (named after William Rufus King, vice president of the United States at the time of the county's inception), to...um...[[NamesTheSame [[RenamedTheSame King County]] (named after Martin Luther King Jr., who visited Seattle in 1961).
26th Aug '17 10:38:01 AM DaibhidC
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* Starling City is renamed Star City (which was its name in the comics, although see above for why that's complicated these days) in season 4 of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', in tribute to the believed-dead Ray Palmer.
26th Aug '17 10:04:35 AM DaibhidC
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* Seattle gets renamed Star City after it's taken over by an AncientConspiracy in the ''Comicbook/GreenArrowRebirth'' storyline "Rise of Star City". Ollie makes a point of continuing to call it Seattle.
8th Aug '17 1:18:02 PM ddyingle
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* '''Cambodia''' was (briefly) renamed to ''Democartic'' Kampuchea during the reign of Khmer Rouge. This didn't last long.

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* '''Cambodia''' was (briefly) renamed to ''Democartic'' ''Democratic'' Kampuchea during the reign of Khmer Rouge. This didn't last long.
30th Jul '17 9:49:12 PM karstovich2
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* Speaking of Oregon, the area was once jointly controlled by the Americans and British, and known as both "Oregon" and "Columbia". When it was split in half along the pre-existing US/British border, the British kept the "Columbia" name for their half (which later joined Canada as, obviously, "British Columbia"), and the US kept the "Oregon" name. When the Americans split their part in half again, the southern part kept the name "Oregon", and the northern part was planned to go back to "Columbia", until a rather last-minute change named it "Washington" instead...out of a desire to avoid confusion with the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC District of Columbia]]. Clearly, someone DidntThinkThisThrough.

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* Speaking of Oregon, the area was once jointly controlled by the Americans and British, and known as both "Oregon" was originally one of two names for a stretch of land between the Pacific Ocean and "Columbia". the Continental Divide that was the subject of a border dispute between the U.S. and the British from the 1830s to 1846, extending from the northern border of California at the 42nd parallel north to the southern border of Russian Alaska a little bit north of the 54th parallel north. The issue was that the agreed border between the U.S. and British Canada (the 49th parallel north) only went as far as the Rocky Mountains, and so the border west of the mountains remained a point of contention. In general, the Americans called the area "Oregon," while the British called the area the "Columbia District" (after the Columbia River). When it the U.S. and Britain agreed in 1846 to resolve the territorial dispute by extending the border east of the Rockies west to the Pacific (except for Vancouver Island, which was split in half along the pre-existing US/British border, to be entirely British), the British kept the "Columbia" name for their half (which later joined Canada as, obviously, "British Columbia"), and the US kept the "Oregon" name. When the Americans split their part in half again, the southern part kept the name "Oregon", and the northern part was planned to go back to be named "Columbia", until a rather last-minute change named it "Washington" instead...out of a desire to avoid confusion with the [[UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC District of Columbia]]. Clearly, someone DidntThinkThisThrough.
30th Jul '17 8:44:53 PM karstovich2
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* Paterson, NJ was once a key global producer of silk. At its height it was a major artistic and cultural center. Two of its largest suburbs incorporated under the names East Paterson and West Paterson in order to identify themselves with Paterson's reputation. Fast forward 90 years: Paterson no longer produces silk, the factories are all broken glass and crumbling facades, and the entire place is considered, fairly or unfairly, a crime-ridden ghetto. Controversially, East & West Paterson became Elmwood Park and Woodland Park to distance themselves from their former namesake. A local joke is that Paterson will rename itself "Park" in revenge.

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* Paterson, NJ UsefulNotes/NewJersey was once a key global producer of silk. At its height it was a major artistic and cultural center.center; its most famous son, Creator/WilliamCarlosWilliams, wrote his poetry (including his MagnumOpus, a poetic portrait of the city, titled ''Paterson'') while practicing pediatrics at the nearby Passaic General Hospital. Two of its largest suburbs incorporated under the names East Paterson and West Paterson in order to identify themselves with Paterson's reputation. Fast forward 90 years: Paterson no longer produces silk, the factories are all broken glass and crumbling facades, and the entire place is considered, fairly or unfairly, a crime-ridden ghetto. Controversially, East & West Paterson became Elmwood Park and Woodland Park to distance themselves from their former namesake. A local joke is that Paterson will rename itself "Park" in revenge.
8th Jul '17 9:06:59 AM nombretomado
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* '''UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia''' is named after the ruling Saud dynasty; should they lose power, the country would probably be renamed (most likely to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hejaz Hejaz]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd Najd]]," the traditional names of the lands that make up most of its territory). TheOtherWiki, for example, describes the country as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Saudi_Arabia#Second_Saudi_State_.281824-1891.29 "Rashidi Arabia"]] during the 1890's when the Al Rashid dynasty was in power.

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* '''UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia''' is named after the ruling Saud dynasty; should they lose power, the country would probably be renamed (most likely to "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hejaz Hejaz]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najd Najd]]," the traditional names of the lands that make up most of its territory). TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, for example, describes the country as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Saudi_Arabia#Second_Saudi_State_.281824-1891.29 "Rashidi Arabia"]] during the 1890's when the Al Rashid dynasty was in power.



** The former capital of Japan, Kyōto, was originally called Heian-kyō ("The Capital of Tranquility and Peace"), giving the golden era of the Imperial Court, the Heian-jidai, its name. It was renamed to Kyōto ("Capital City") when that era came to a close. According to TheOtherWiki, it was also briefly renamed Saikyō ("western capital") when Edo was renamed. Before it was the capital, it was named Uda.

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** The former capital of Japan, Kyōto, was originally called Heian-kyō ("The Capital of Tranquility and Peace"), giving the golden era of the Imperial Court, the Heian-jidai, its name. It was renamed to Kyōto ("Capital City") when that era came to a close. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it was also briefly renamed Saikyō ("western capital") when Edo was renamed. Before it was the capital, it was named Uda.
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