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player3768303
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why Constantinople? Sat, 15 December 2018 12:11
I ask myself why such a nice game named our city with its historic name Constantinople. The name Istanbul was given with the decçaration of our republic in 1924 (as it is also written on Wikipedia, if you care to look for)... Strangely, all other city names are also in modern. I could even understand when a game dates to an earlier time and names as the older name as it is in Constantinople. And before the republic, we didnt had any train lines. How can you explain making a modern-dated game with a historic name in it? Thus naming our city with its pre-republican name only can mean that you prefer our country as The Ottoman Empire. Political incorrectness doesnt suit for a gaming company...
      
Bryne
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Re:why Constantinople? Mon, 17 December 2018 11:05
My guess is, that the Constantinople name is chosen in favour of the 1912 expansion. I am pretty sure there was no intention for political incorrectness.
      
Photios
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Re:why Constantinople? Mon, 17 December 2018 14:25
You gave the answer yourself; before 1924 the official name of the city was Constantinople. Actually I was amazed by this info because Turks call the city "Instabul" even before 1453, when they conquered it.
So DoW tried to be politically correct and historically accurate since it referred to 1912 routes.
      
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Re:why Constantinople? Sat, 12 January 2019 14:29
player3768303 wrote on Sat, 15 December 2018 13:11

I ask myself why such a nice game named our city with its historic name Constantinople. The name Istanbul was given with the decçaration of our republic in 1924 (as it is also written on Wikipedia, if you care to look for)... Strangely, all other city names are also in modern. I could even understand when a game dates to an earlier time and names as the older name as it is in Constantinople. And before the republic, we didnt had any train lines. How can you explain making a modern-dated game with a historic name in it? Thus naming our city with its pre-republican name only can mean that you prefer our country as The Ottoman Empire. Political incorrectness doesnt suit for a gaming company...


Take a look at Wilno - modern name is Vilnius, however since it's an early XX century map, name 'Wilno' is used.
      
    
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