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Gibberan
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Postby Gibberan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:04 am

Gibber, in Gibberish, roughly translates to 'free community'. Gib is community, and er is free.
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Postby Steampunk Mars » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:02 am

New Surrey was named after the English county just south of London. IC, it was named because the region of Mars in which it is located reminded the early explorers of the North Downs. OOC it's named after the area of England first terrorised by the Martians in HG Wells' War of the Worlds.
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Postby Victorious Decepticons » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:50 am

Decepticon Headquarters was originally our main military base.

As is common around big bases, plenty of businesses opened up around the restricted area. Then, homes began to be built in the immediate vicinity. These homes first housed the employees of the businesses, but as the years went on, people began to move in because the amount of shops made the area desirable. Since it was also a time of total war - The Cybertronian Great War was raging - some people also moved there because they figured it would be safer if a big base was that close. Alas, the war was so total that everyone eventually ended up fighting in it, and the city became depleted through the years as casualties piled up on both sides.

Once we won the Cybertronian Great War, the planet had been almost completely depopulated - but this quickly changed after what is known as the Repopulation. Soon, Decepticon Headquarters was a thriving population center once again. Military strategists, however, realized that enemies would now likely come from space rather than the ground or within the atmosphere - so a big military base would be an obvious target for bombardment from orbit. This meant that having the base in the middle of a giant population center was now a very bad idea.

Upon realizing this, the actual military base was moved elsewhere so as not to draw fire to the area. The city, however, retained the name of Decepticon Headquarters due to its historical significance and the fact that civilian government operations were now centered there.

After the move, the base itself was renamed with the plain, descriptive title of Main Military Base, and is known simply as The Main Base in casual conversation.
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Postby New Boozland » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:17 am

Latipet is the capital province of New Boozland. The name Latipet comes from the word petal and in New Boozland, a petal symbolizes peace. (Petal backwards is Latep and Latipet comes from Latep.)
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Muzztopia
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Postby Muzztopia » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:26 am

Our capital city is named after our glorious Eternal Empress who died in battle fighting the Evil nations surrounding our glorious and mighty Empire
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Cegeania
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Postby Cegeania » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:35 pm

Ninge Dé Deuse quite literally means warrior or army of God, a remnant of the days in which Cegeania was a bastion of religious diversity.

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Postby Solaray » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:40 pm

Astora, the glorious, sun soaked capital in the central mountains of Solaray was the name given to it by the pilgrims who first arrived. The mountains were given the name the Astoriana Mountains. When a settlement was built in the mountains, it was given the name Astora, which was essentially a shortened version of Astoriana.

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Postby The Kaisers Prussian Imperium » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:48 pm

The capital is named Bastion, after a heavily fortified structure used for defensive purposes. When the heart of the Empire was first settled, the wildlife was extremely hostile and the only remotely safe place was a large mountain. The settlers dug into a mountain and turned it into a bastion against all chaos, anarchy, and danger.

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Postby Morturaria » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:00 pm

L'Etoile de Sang translates as "Star of Blood". Many outsiders believe that the capital was named as such because of Morturaria's bloody history. In truth, it was given the name because humans often marked capital cities on maps with large red stars.

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Postby Frenequesta » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:00 pm

The first completed permanent building in what is now known as Neue Bayreuth was a theater. Since it was designed to stage operas, folks naturally decided to name the whole city after the site of one of the most famous opera houses on the planet virtually all of them traced descent from: Earth. Hence, "Neue Bayreuth".
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Thurask
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Postby Thurask » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:02 pm

We feel "Thurask City" is pretty self-explanatory.
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Greater Americana
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Postby Greater Americana » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:04 pm

Helena is named after Helen of Troy.
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Postby New Garzah » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:06 pm

Taezrat Ghertaa means "New Ghertaa" and is obviously named after an older city. The original Ghertaa was the capital of the Garzian Empire before a fair amount of the galaxy was destroyed in the War. Among the things that needed replacing in the aftermath were Ghertaa and the planet it was on.
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Atvania
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Postby Atvania » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:08 pm

The name of the city derives from the words "kapu" and "vár", meaning gate and castle in Hungarian. So Kaposvár is the "Castle of gates". Experts believe that it is possible that the city used to have many gates.

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Sunny Skies
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Postby Sunny Skies » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Although Sunny Skies has no official capital, when people need to deliberate stuff, they usually stop at the old capital in Kychen. Kyche is the true demonym to Sunny Skies born people, and this sense, Kychen means simply "Of the Kyche" but since the divide between Sunny Skies and Tysia, this name has been largely abandoned due to political implications.
The name the people use for the capital is usually Flower Field or Sunny Field, and it's pretty self explanatory.
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Postby ArUmdAUM » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:25 pm

It just means capital.
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Wallenbergia
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Postby Wallenbergia » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:58 pm

Konungsboorg literally means "King's Fort", or "King's Castle".
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Gloomsville
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Postby Gloomsville » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:20 pm

Gloomsville, translated from its native English, means roughly "Village of Gloom"

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-San Andreas
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Postby -San Andreas » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:07 am

Los Santos means "The Saints", so City of Los Santos means "City of The Saints"
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Albaie
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Postby Albaie » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:10 am

Dubrack's Town literally means Dubrack's Town as the emigration of the Albaie people landed in the bay of Albaie and named their town after their ancestral king Dubrack.
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The Ashkenazi
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Postby The Ashkenazi » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:34 am

Netanya means "the Gift of God."

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Postby Eaischpnaeieacgkque Bhcieaghpodsttditf » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:37 am

Soriranashi-Sonikan is know as the city of heaven because it is believed that is where the gods went to rule the world.

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Postby Tarnen » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:38 am

Tarnen's capital city is name Tiberia, name after our first king, King Tiberius Rego Tarnen I
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Postby The 54th Squadron » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:18 am

Uptide (Full name 'The City of Uptide') is named after the nearby Uptide River.
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Postby Silversage » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:13 pm

Bouchburgh is Silversagian English and means Castle of Books.
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