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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Narnia is only the name of one of many kingdoms; when Eustace tells Jill he's been to Narnia and then that he's never been to Narnia (been to the world, but not the country), Jill is understandably confused.

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* ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'': Narnia is only the name of one of many kingdoms; when Eustace tells Jill he's been to Narnia and then that he's never been to Narnia (been to the world, but not the country), Jill is understandably confused. Note that the inhabitants of the Narnian world don't refer to it as "Narnia", however. When they call it anything at all, it seems to be referred to as "earth", which obviously wouldn't help when trying to distinguish it from our world.


* Averted in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series. The games are set in various provinces of the Empire of Tamriel, based out of the province of Cyrodiil, on the continent Tamriel, on the planet Nirn, in the plane of Mundus, in a universe known as the Aurbis. Adding further depth, there are several other continents on Nirn including the destroyed [[UnderwaterRuins Yokuda]] (original home of the Redguards), frozen-over [[MysteriousAntarctica Atmora]] (original home of the Atmorans, ancestors of the Nords and possibly all the races of Men on Tamriel), the presumed lost [[{{Atlantis}} Aldmeris]] (the original home of the ancestors of the [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]), and [[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], home to its own unique races which serves as the "Asia" to Tamriel's "Europe".
* Averted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV''. The realm of Eorzea is just but one of many realms in the world of Hydaelyn, and the world map makes it clear there are nations beyond its borders.


** it can be argued that a goodly chunk of Middle-Earth is PlanetEngland. Tolkein was interested in creating an explicitly English mythology and drew from hitory and folklore. The Shire is a sort of idealised English rurality based on turn-of-the-century Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Bree is a bucolic English vilage. The Elven strongholds of Rivendell and Lorien come out of English ideas of Faerie. Rohan is an Expy of Anglo-Saxon England right down to the language spoken. Gondor has Roman Empire overtones. And all threats come out of the East.

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* Being inspired by Narnia, Fillory from ''Literature/TheMagicians'' is sometimes the name of the entire magical world and sometimes just one of its kingdoms.


* There's the Forest Moon of Endor from ''Film/StarWarsReturnOfTheJedi''. The movie doesn't make it clear whether Endor is the name of the moon or the planet that it orbits and the ExpandedUniverse can't decide which it is.

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* There's the Forest Moon of Endor from ''Film/StarWarsReturnOfTheJedi''.''Franchise/StarWars Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''. The movie doesn't make it clear whether Endor is the name of the moon or the planet that it orbits and the ExpandedUniverse can't decide which it is.

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* There's the Forest Moon of Endor from ''Film/StarWarsReturnOfTheJedi''. The movie doesn't make it clear whether Endor is the name of the moon or the planet that it orbits and the ExpandedUniverse can't decide which it is.


* With {{Lego}}, Lego City in the canon of the toys, shows, direct to TV movies, and [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie the movie]] [[note]] Albeit only briefly mentioned, as Bricksburg was used as the main hub instead [[/note]] exists within the Lego Multiverse.

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* With {{Lego}}, Franchise/{{Lego}}, Lego City in the canon of the toys, shows, direct to TV movies, and [[WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie the movie]] [[note]] Albeit only briefly mentioned, as Bricksburg was used as the main hub instead [[/note]] exists within the Lego Multiverse.


* The Literature/LandOfOz is near such places as [[OddNameOut Ix, Ev, Mo, and Menankypoo]]. There's no official name for the continent on which the stories take place. The most common {{fanon}} name is Nonestica; other proposals are Supernumquam and the Continent of Imagination. Every king of Oz is ''named'' Oz, making them King Oz, of the nation of Oz, on the Continent of Oz

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* The Literature/LandOfOz is near such places as [[OddNameOut Ix, Ev, Mo, and Menankypoo]]. There's no official name for the continent on which the stories take place. The most common {{fanon}} name is Nonestica; Nonestica [[note]]it is canonical that the surrounding ocean is called The Nonestic Ocean[[/note]]; other proposals are Supernumquam and the Continent of Imagination. Every king of Oz is ''named'' Oz, making them King Oz, of the nation of Oz, on the Continent of Oz


** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' played this completely straight. In it, Link explores the entire world (or a large part of it), crossing several continents. The original Hyrule [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI from the first game]] is tucked away in a tiny corner of that world map. It's implied that Hyrule has expanded in the recent centuries to cover all that land. Later sequels however returned to the original smaller map, and have simply ignored the issue of what exists beyond Hyrule proper, except for the Gerudo Desert and the continent of New Hyrule in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'', explicitly founded by refugees from the original, now sunken Hyrule.

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** ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' played this completely straight. In it, Link explores the entire world (or a large part of it), crossing several continents. The original Hyrule [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI from the first game]] is tucked away in a tiny corner of that world map. It's implied that Hyrule has expanded in the recent centuries to cover all that land. Later sequels however returned to the original smaller map, and have simply ignored the issue of what exists beyond Hyrule proper, except for the Gerudo Desert (subtly characterized in games such as ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'' as being separate from the Kingdom of Hyrule) and the continent of New Hyrule in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'', explicitly Tracks]]'' (explicitly founded by refugees from the original, now sunken Hyrule.Hyrule).


* Averted in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' along the lines of LOTR above. The games are set in various provinces of the Empire of Tamriel (the original ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' let you visit all of them), on the continent Tamriel, on the planet Nirn, in the plane Mundus.
** Adding to the depth, the third game (Morrowind) and the fifth game (Skyrim) are named for the specific countries the game is set in.
*** In-game lore, and WordOfGod states that there are many other continents mentioned but never visited, in which the Nords and Akaviri immigrated from. A few examples of said lands are said to be inhabited by anthropomorphic snake people, and Feudal Japanese style civilizations.

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* Averted in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' along the lines of LOTR above. series. The games are set in various provinces of the Empire of Tamriel (the original ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena'' let you visit all Tamriel, based out of them), the province of Cyrodiil, on the continent Tamriel, on the planet Nirn, in the plane Mundus.
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of Mundus, in a universe known as the Aurbis. Adding to the further depth, the third game (Morrowind) and the fifth game (Skyrim) are named for the specific countries the game is set in.
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there are many several other continents mentioned but never visited, in which on Nirn including the destroyed [[UnderwaterRuins Yokuda]] (original home of the Redguards), frozen-over [[MysteriousAntarctica Atmora]] (original home of the Atmorans, ancestors of the Nords and Akaviri immigrated from. A few examples possibly all the races of said lands are said to be inhabited by anthropomorphic snake people, Men on Tamriel), the presumed lost [[{{Atlantis}} Aldmeris]] (the original home of the ancestors of the [[OurElvesAreBetter races of Mer]]), and Feudal Japanese style civilizations.[[{{Wutai}} Akavir]], home to its own unique races which serves as the "Asia" to Tamriel's "Europe".


** And now there's Ixalan. Unlike other planes, which are all {{Planetville}}s, Ixalan has two continents. One is named Torrezon, The other is named... also Ixalan. That's the continent that the plot is focused on; the former is just used as the home for the thinly-veiled conquistador metaphor vampires (and former home of the pirates).

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** And now there's Ixalan. Unlike other planes, which are all {{Planetville}}s, Ixalan has two continents. One is named Torrezon, The other is named... also Ixalan. That's the continent that the plot is focused on; the former is just used as the home for the thinly-veiled conquistador metaphor vampires (and former home of the pirates). Also just narrowly avoided with Dominaria, location of most early sets. It's the center of the multiverse, but the multiverse is named Dominia, which is still incredibly close.

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** And now there's Ixalan. Unlike other planes, which are all {{Planetville}}s, Ixalan has two continents. One is named Torrezon, The other is named... also Ixalan. That's the continent that the plot is focused on; the former is just used as the home for the thinly-veiled conquistador metaphor vampires (and former home of the pirates).


* The parallel universes of the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] multiverse are generally referred to as "Earth-1", "Earth-2", etc.
** Strangely, Earth-2 is the original universe and the heroes of Earth-2 have been around, as well as using their superhero identities, for much longer than their Earth-1 counterparts. Earth-2 even discovered interuniversal travel first. But, because the main DC Universe at the time was Earth-1, it somehow got the Earth-1 title.

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The parallel universes of the [[Franchise/TheDCU DC]] multiverse are generally referred to as "Earth-1", "Earth-2", etc.
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etc. Strangely, Earth-2 is the original universe and the heroes of Earth-2 have been around, as well as using their superhero identities, for much longer than their Earth-1 counterparts. Earth-2 even discovered interuniversal travel first. But, because the main DC Universe at the time was Earth-1, it somehow got the Earth-1 title.



* '''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' takes place in a multiverse, but the issue is handled fairly well. We call our world "Will's world," since that's where Will comes from. Also, most of the characters who hear about our world only know Will. Cittagazze is really just a city, though, and the characters shouldn't be using it as the name of the entire, Spectre-haunted world.
** They sometimes call it "The world of Cittegazze," but it's kind of a mouthful.

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* '''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' takes place in a multiverse, but the issue is handled fairly well. We call our world "Will's world," since that's where Will comes from. Also, most of the characters who hear about our world only know Will. Cittagazze is really just a city, though, and the characters shouldn't be using it as the name of the entire, Spectre-haunted world. \n** They sometimes call it "The world of Cittegazze," but it's kind of a mouthful.



* The Literature/LandOfOz is near such places as [[OddNameOut Ix, Ev, Mo, and Menankypoo]]. There's no official name for the continent on which the stories take place. The most common {{fanon}} name is Nonestica; other proposals are Supernumquam and the Continent of Imagination.
** Every king of Oz is ''named'' Oz, making them King Oz, of the nation of Oz, on the Continent of Oz

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* The Literature/LandOfOz is near such places as [[OddNameOut Ix, Ev, Mo, and Menankypoo]]. There's no official name for the continent on which the stories take place. The most common {{fanon}} name is Nonestica; other proposals are Supernumquam and the Continent of Imagination.
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Imagination. Every king of Oz is ''named'' Oz, making them King Oz, of the nation of Oz, on the Continent of Oz



* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': The Kingdom of Hyrule within the world of Hyrule.
** It's never incredibly consistent if Hyrule is the entire world, or just one country/continent.
** Supposedly it's just a country of an alternate Earth, since there is also the lands of Holodrum and Labyrnna.
** Hyrulean geography is never consistent, but it ''does'' have all the hallmarks of a country that hasn't really bothered to explore much beyond its natural borders. Hyrule's creation stories don't seem to consider the possibility that much exists beyond their home country, a characteristic of many ancient oral traditions in the real world.
** Dialogue in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' mentions a world beyond Hyrule, implicitly saying that it's not actually called Hyrule.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'': ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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The Kingdom of Hyrule within the world of Hyrule.
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Hyrule... maybe. It's never incredibly consistent if Hyrule is the entire world, or just one country/continent.
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country/continent. Supposedly it's just a country of an alternate Earth, since there is also the lands of Holodrum and Labyrnna.
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Labyrnna. Dialogue in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' mentions a world beyond Hyrule, implicitly saying that it's not actually called Hyrule. Hyrulean geography is never consistent, but it ''does'' have all the hallmarks of a country that hasn't really bothered to explore much beyond its natural borders. Hyrule's creation stories don't seem to consider the possibility that much exists beyond their home country, a characteristic of many ancient oral traditions in the real world.
** Dialogue in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' mentions a world beyond Hyrule, implicitly saying that it's not actually called Hyrule.
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* The [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mushroom Kingdom]] within the Mushroom World.
* The Kingdom of Azeroth on continent of Azeroth on [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} the planet Azeroth]]. Later retconned into the Kingdom of Stormwind, the continent of the Eastern Kingdoms and the planet Azeroth, respectively, but the old names still occasionally pop up even in recent lore.
** The southern region of the Eastern Kingdoms is still technically called "Azeroth." [[AllThereInTheManual The manual]] makes a note of this in attempt to avoid confusion.
* The country of Ivalice in the world of [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Ivalice]].
** Except in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', where Ivalice refers to a region made up of the main areas of the game - Rozarria, Dalmasca, Nabradia, and Archadia.
* [[VideoGame/KingsQuest Daventry]] is an interesting example. The author of the reference materials written in-universe has a magic computer (and thus a magical Internet connection to our world). He says that he will continue to refer to the entire realm as Daventry for the reader's benefit, even though Daventry is technically only one kingdom.
** WordOfGod calls the world Earth, and stated that the events of the game occured in the ancient past.

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* The [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' has the Mushroom Kingdom]] Kingdom within the Mushroom World.
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'': The Kingdom of Azeroth on continent of Azeroth on [[VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} the planet Azeroth]]. Azeroth. Later retconned into the Kingdom of Stormwind, the continent of the Eastern Kingdoms and the planet Azeroth, respectively, but the old names still occasionally pop up even in recent lore.
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lore. The southern region of the Eastern Kingdoms is still technically called "Azeroth." [[AllThereInTheManual The manual]] makes a note of this in attempt to avoid confusion.
* The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has the country of Ivalice in the world of [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Ivalice]].
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Ivalice. Except in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', where Ivalice refers to a region made up of the main areas of the game - Rozarria, Dalmasca, Nabradia, and Archadia.
* [[VideoGame/KingsQuest Daventry]] ''VideoGame/KingsQuest'': Daventry is an interesting example. The author of the reference materials written in-universe has a magic computer (and thus a magical Internet connection to our world). He says that he will continue to refer to the entire realm as Daventry for the reader's benefit, even though Daventry is technically only one kingdom.
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kingdom. WordOfGod calls the world Earth, and stated that the events of the game occured in the ancient past.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Early {{fanon}} was split as to whether Equestria was the name of the world or a country. "Hearth's Warming Eve" revealed that the Earth, Unicorn, and Pegasus nations formed an alliance to settle in a new region they name "Equestria".
** The introduction of several other countries (starting in Season 3 with Saddle Arabia) shows that Equestria is not the only country on the planet. Other pony nations have been shown with Maretania, meaning that Celestia and Luna do not rule all of ponykind as many fans had assumed.
** The planet's name has yet to be mentioned. (If the pony world even ''is'' a planet and not a FlatWorld. The moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, implying that the smallest of the three bodies is at an unstable Lagrange point of the other two.)
** The Crystal Empire, despite being nominally independent (and a city-state), is referred to as part of Equestria, suggesting that it's also the name of the continent the country is located on. This would make sense, as it's clearly a counterpart of North America.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Early {{fanon}} was split as to whether Equestria was the name of the world or a country. "Hearth's Warming Eve" revealed that the Earth, Unicorn, and Pegasus nations formed an alliance to settle in a new region they name "Equestria".
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"Equestria". The introduction of several other countries (starting in Season 3 with Saddle Arabia) shows that Equestria is not the only country on the planet. Other pony nations have been shown with Maretania, meaning that Celestia and Luna do not rule all of ponykind as many fans had assumed.
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assumed. The planet's name has yet to be mentioned. (If the pony world even ''is'' a planet and not a FlatWorld. The moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, implying that the smallest of the three bodies is at an unstable Lagrange point of the other two.)
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) The Crystal Empire, despite being nominally independent (and a city-state), is referred to as part of Equestria, suggesting that it's also the name of the continent the country is located on. This would make sense, as it's clearly a counterpart of North America.


* "Randland" is often used as the unofficial name for the world in the '''Literature/WheelOfTime'', though this term (naturally) isn't used by anyone in the book. It's also used specifically for what the Aiel call "[[LeftJustifiedFantasyMap the wetlands]]," distinguishing it from the Aiel Wastes, the Blight and Seanchan.

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* "Randland" is often used as the unofficial name for the world in the '''Literature/WheelOfTime'', '''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', though this term (naturally) isn't used by anyone in the book. It's also used specifically for what the Aiel call "[[LeftJustifiedFantasyMap the wetlands]]," distinguishing it from the Aiel Wastes, the Blight and Seanchan.


** Narnia is an interesting example as the children rarely refer to their own world as "Earth", favouring "[[TropeNamer England]]".
*** It's an interesting example for another reason too -- it lampshades a fact that makes this kind of an ironic trope: we don't have a name for our world either. It's just "the world," or "the universe." When there's only one there's no point in naming it. Uncle Andrew points this out when he's first talking to Digory about traveling to other worlds -- he says he doesn't mean other planets, since those are part of our world and you could get to them without magic if you had the technology, but other universes. So maybe part of the reason the kids always talk about England instead of Earth is that Earth isn't really what they mean.

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