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Deletion warning

Reminder: do not delete content without an explanation. Do not delete swaths of content without discussing it on the talk page prior to taking action. Canary 22:55, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Notes regarding Terra vs Earth

Per Talk:Terraism i've renamed this to Terra and changed (almost) all references to match. I did not change the references to the United Earth Government, however, and my reasoning is as follows:

Although it is true that the series never refers to the planet as Earth in the 'present-day' period, it is referred to that way in the historical documents shown in 'To Earth'. (For example, the graphic at about 00:08:12, the signs held by protesters at about 00:08:56, and, if we can count it, the paper reports shown around 00:11:12.)

If we take this at face value, which i guess we should try to do when possible, this suggests that Earth was still called Earth until at least the late 27th century, but then some time afterwards — perhaps with the influence of Terraism — the name shifted back to Terra.

Given the lack of evidence to the contrary, it is therefore probable, i think, that the United Earth Government was in fact called that, not the United Terran Government or anything similar, and also that the war was called the Earth-Sirius War, not Terra-Sirius or whatever.

Sound about right?  ♥ kine @ 04:40, 26 December 2011 (UTC)

Sound argument. I agree. On another note, is that picture really supposed to be Earth/Terra? I know the map pretty well and I can't recognize a single landmass. I'm sure that the two wars scarred the surface but not to the point of deforming the continents. You guys think it was just a mistake or is this the right photo/file? Strayor
I am 97% sure it's the correct picture, but you can double-check 'Holy Land' if you like. I assume the shape/layout of the continents can be attributed to artistic laziness, but i don't know for sure.  ♥ kine @ 05:19, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Its an accurate picture. If you take a look at the earth map on the [Thirteen Days War] you can see that pretty much the whole North American continent was ravaged. If you look closely at the picture of Terra, it resembles the Western hemisphere with large parts of the eastern seaboard wiped away. Canary 11:41, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
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