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22nd Apr '16 6:27:24 AM Doug86
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** This is more the case of changing the name to its equivalent in the dominant language (like Chinese city names being referred by the Mandarin pronunciation rather than the local dialect). Iskanderun means virtually same thing as Alexandretta, as Iskander is simply how the name Alexander is rendered in Arabic. (Same with other cities named after AlexanderTheGreat. Alexandria in Egypt is called Iskandariyah in Arabic (although hardly anyone outside the Arab world calls it by its Arabic name. Alexandria in Afghanistan is called Kandahar in Pashtun (although no one calls it by its original Greek name.))

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** This is more the case of changing the name to its equivalent in the dominant language (like Chinese city names being referred by the Mandarin pronunciation rather than the local dialect). Iskanderun means virtually same thing as Alexandretta, as Iskander is simply how the name Alexander is rendered in Arabic. (Same with other cities named after AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. Alexandria in Egypt is called Iskandariyah in Arabic (although hardly anyone outside the Arab world calls it by its Arabic name. Alexandria in Afghanistan is called Kandahar in Pashtun (although no one calls it by its original Greek name.))
13th Apr '16 12:00:07 PM intastiel
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** The Western Continent's nation-states and cities are constantly changing names around once a year, as that's how long it takes the average tyrant to be overthrown and [[MeetTheNewBoss replaced by another tyrant]].

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** The Western Continent's nation-states and cities are constantly changing names around once a year, as that's how long it takes the average tyrant to be overthrown and [[MeetTheNewBoss [[FullCircleRevolution replaced by another tyrant]].
30th Mar '16 11:00:35 PM SSJMagus
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* "Königsberg" (meaning "King's mountain") became "Kaliningrad", i.e. "Kalinin City", named after the Soviet Head of State Mikhail Kalinin, when the Soviets took it from Germany. Many of the locals prefer "Kyonig". Like with most former CommieLand renamings, there is a movement in favor of renaming it back.

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* "Königsberg" (meaning "King's mountain") became "Kaliningrad", i.e. "Kalinin City", named after the Soviet Head of State Mikhail Kalinin, when the Soviets took it from Germany. Many of the locals prefer "Kyonig". Like with most former CommieLand renamings, there is a movement in favor of renaming it back.back (or rather, to the Russian transliteration "Kyonigsberg", as nearly 90% of the Kaliningrad Oblast's population is Russian and less than 1% are German).
3rd Feb '16 7:26:13 AM mirisu92
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*** EDSA itself used to be called Highway 54 in the 1950s. And "Junio 19" before ''that''.

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*** EDSA itself used to be called Highway 54 in the 1950s. 1950s.
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And "Junio 19" before ''that''.
27th Jan '16 7:12:47 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house and colonized. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.

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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Arabs and Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was claimed for France in 1640 and 1640, named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house house, and colonized. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
27th Jan '16 7:05:02 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.

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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house.house and colonized. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
27th Jan '16 7:04:06 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.

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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese, it was was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house. Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
27th Jan '16 7:00:43 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese. In 1640 it was claimed for France and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house. After [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], it was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners then were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring slavery throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806, but after the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.

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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese. In 1640 Portuguese, it was was claimed for France in 1640 and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon]] after the royal house. After Once [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], it the isle was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners then were incensed when the French Republic tried to abolish slavery in 1794[[note]](this measure was never implemented on La Réunion and Île de France (Mauritius) because the local slave-owners made it clear they would rather hand over the islands to the British)[[/note]] and consequently they were so grateful to UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring slavery it throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]] in 1806, but after 1806. After the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
27th Jan '16 6:54:12 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese. In 1640 it was claimed for France and named Île Bourbon after the royal house. After [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], it was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners then were so grateful to First Consul UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]], but after the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.

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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese. In 1640 it was claimed for France and named [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bourbon Bourbon]] after the royal house. After [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], it was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners then were so grateful to First Consul UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte for restoring slavery throughout UsefulNotes/TheFrenchColonialEmpire that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]], Bonaparte]] in 1806, but after the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
27th Jan '16 6:50:20 AM Menshevik
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* The French overseas department La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. First an uninhabited Island called Dina Maghrabin ("West Island") by the Arabs, then Santa Apolonia by the Portuguese. In 1640 it was claimed for France and named Île Bourbon after the royal house. After [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution the Bourbons were ousted from the throne and France became a republic]], it was renamed La Réunion in 1793 to commemorate the reunion of the volunteers from Marseille and the Parisian National Guard for the storming of the Tuileries on August 10, 1792. The local slave-owners then were so grateful to First Consul UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte that they renamed the island [[{{Egopolis}} Île Bonaparte]], but after the British took the island in 1810 they called it Île Bourbon again. That name stuck after it was returned to France, even after the Revolution of 1830, which once again deposed the Bourbons (the new reigning House of Orléans being a younger branch of the House of Bourbon). Finally, the February Revolution of 1848 brought back the republican name La Réunion.
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