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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

Enterprise takes place before the formation of the Federation in 2161. It's still possible that people would identify places by the country that place was in (Paris is both a city in France and a town ...
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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

Although countries no longer had individual governments by the mid-22nd century, at least some of the landmasses were still referred to by their previous names, even as late as the 24th century. TROI:...
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What is the size of Westeros?

TL;DR Version To sum up the points below: Westeros is roughly equal to size of South America in our world as per the author. Essos is equal to Europe and Asia combined according to the author. And no,...
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Why did Robb attack Tywin Lannister's Army at the same time as his surprise attack on Jaime?

System Down has sufficiently answered this question. This is merely to add graphical representation to add more clarity to the situation. Situation before the crossing Before Robb made his ...
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What is the Real Scale of the Breath of the Wild Map?

I know it’s been a while since this thread was started, but I have something to add. I am actually the author of that Reddit post you linked. (I’m glad you found it interesting.) Since then, we've ...
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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

The other answers are great in pointing out that the names of countries continue to be used even after they have ceased to become independent, sovereign nations. In our own world, this has happened to ...
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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

Some official and unofficial maps of the Star Trek galaxy depict space realms like the Federation or the Klingon Empire, etc., spread out over a large proportion of the galaxy. Maps often depict each ...
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How big is the Circumfence barrier?

Tethis (a sea troll) tells us about the Circumfence in The Colour of Magic. It's not small. “It could be extended for a couple of miles, if you found enough rocks and things,” said the wizard. “...
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Why did Robert and Rhaegar fight at the Trident instead of down south in the Stormlands?

That's because Robert's allies were up north and he did not want to get surrounded by Armies of Crownlands, Highgarden and Dorne. Geography of Westeros In Westeros there are nine administrative units ...
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Are the rivers Ankh and Lancre identical?

In a word, yes. They're the same river, albeit I think we can assume that it's joined by tributaries (or possibly is itself a tributary) as it progresses through the Ramtops and out onto the Sto ...
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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

You can probably think of an example close to you where one city annexed another, or cities merged, but they still retained the place name as a cultural delineation which no longer carried any legal ...
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Does the Miskatonic River match a real place?

No The Miskatonic River starts in north central Massachusetts and flows into the sea in Massachusetts. No river matches that description. Supporting quotes All quotes are from Lovecraft's works ...
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How long does it take to get from Moat Cailin to Mole Town on horseback?

Judging from this map is approximately +/- 1,000 miles from Moat Cailin to Castle Black and Mole's Town is just to the south. You might be able to get 100 miles per day out the best horses, if you ...
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Does the Miskatonic River match a real place?

I think that the Saugus River is the best choice considering the description in the original post. Other reasonable choices are the Merrimack River, Crane Brook plus Crane River, and Mystic River. ...
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Confusing movements of Lannister Armies under Jaime and Tywin?

The Prelude Uncle Edmure had sent Lord Vance and Lord Piper to hold the pass At the beginning, Lannisters amassed a large host at Casterly Rock. Upon hearing about Lannister mobilization, Edmure ...
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What is the Real Scale of the Breath of the Wild Map?

84 square kilometers is roughly 9.16km to a side (5.6mi). Eyeballing the map, this seems reasonable. However, the average walking speed of a human is about 5km/hr, which means you should be able to ...
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What is the size of Skull Island in Kong:Skull Island (2017) movie?

Based on an eyeball analysis of the official Skull Island poster (which helpfully includes a map scale at the bottom), the island is approximately 51 x 37 miles at its greatest extent. Approximately ...
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Does the Gormenghast trilogy provide enough information to answer Bellgrove's "Name an isthmus" question?

Besides the globe with "CANE SLYPATE THURSDAY" inscribed across it, as mentioned in comments on the question. Gormenghast is often compared to the island of Sark, which is one of the British ...
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Where is Sogoria and/or Isseni located in The Hyborian Age?

According to this Hyborian Atlas: SOGARIA This large, walled city-state, renowned for its fabrics woven from Khitian silk, is the westernmost of the Hyrkanian cities lying on the Silk Road caravan ...
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Does the Miskatonic River match a real place?

The Miskatonic probably does not accurately represent any real New England river. (The name itself is suggestive both of the real Mystic River as well as a Iroquoian origin.) However, I ...
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Where in France is the post-apocalyptic Malevil novel based on?

French Wikipedia has an interesting, although unsourced, hypothesis. Périgord department, where the author lived. Now known as Dordogne department. Many locations in the novel are strangely ...
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Guide to Napa Valley sites from Le Guin's "Always Coming Home"?

The Na valley is indeed the Napa Valley and some places of note are listed below. Compare satellite imagery for the locations with the Nine towns of the River map of the Valley (available here, but ...
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If the world was flat, could one see great distances?

Near where I live is a mountain peak with an elevation of almost 7,000 ft. About 100 miles to the west is another peak with an elevation of over 10,000 ft. On a clear day, from the nearer peak, the ...
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Ranger's Apprentice countries

We get some clues from the language used in Gallica. Abelard's permission phrase is "permettez moi", a Gallican phrase. Deparnieux's castle is called "Château Montsombre". Both ...
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Ranger's Apprentice countries

A review of the 3rd book in the series says "Gallica takes both its name and its approximate language from medieval France in the age of chivalry circa 1300"
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Are the rivers Ankh and Lancre identical?

The Mapp of the Discworld was published in 1995, eighteen years before Raising Steam (2013), and inevitably Terry's Discworld evolved between those dates. If you look at the Compleat Discworld Atlas, ...
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