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 **[[timelines:​Chaos]]**:​ "​Wildenhartburg"​. Founded in 1750, after the defeat of the Menominee tribe. Named after Ernst von Wildenhart who became governor of the new land Männermenland. **[[timelines:​Chaos]]**:​ "​Wildenhartburg"​. Founded in 1750, after the defeat of the Menominee tribe. Named after Ernst von Wildenhart who became governor of the new land Männermenland.
  
 +===== Chile =====
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 +**//​[[OTL]]//​**:​ The exact etymology of the nation'​s name is disputed, but comes from South American native languages. According to 17th-century Spanish chronicler Diego de Rosales,​[14] the Incas called the valley of the Aconcagua "​Chili"​ by corruption of the name of a Picunche tribal chief ("​cacique"​) called Tili, who ruled the area at the time of the Incan conquest in the 15th century.Another theory points to the similarity of the valley of the Aconcagua with that of the Casma Valley in Peru, where there was a town and valley named Chili.
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 +**[[timelines:​Amerindian Arbalists]]**:​ Chile'​s closest equivalent is the South American country of Cobrenia on the southwestern Pacific coast, also colonised by the Spanish. Similarly to Argentina in OTL, the name is chosen based on deposits of a precious mineral resource the country is famous for: In Argentina'​s case, silver (//​argentum//​) and in ATL Cobrenia'​s case, copper (//cuprum// in Latin, //cobre// in Spanish).
 ===== China ===== ===== China =====
  
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 **[[GURPS|GURPS Alternate Earths I, Shikaku-mon]]**:​ "​Aotearoa"​ **[[GURPS|GURPS Alternate Earths I, Shikaku-mon]]**:​ "​Aotearoa"​
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 +**[[timelines:​Amerindian Arbalists]]**:​ In a massive inversion, "New Zeeland"​ (note the two "​e"​-s) is a sovereign post-colonial nation on the eastern coast of North America, settled by the Dutch. Like the OTL New Zealand in the Pacific, it was initially named after the Dutch province of [[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Zeeland|Zeeland]].
  
 ===== Papua / New Guinea ===== ===== Papua / New Guinea =====
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