Re: Americanism in WC?
Originally posted by Dragonslayer
I dont really see the americanism in WC. In the early games, most ships are named in a british style. IN WC3 Victory and Ajax are traditional British naval names and sheffield and coventry are british cities. Behemoth is also very british in style. In WC2 most of the ships, except for the Gettysburg, have non American names. The names of the Confederation and the Concordia as well as their numbers are the only really american thing in the games. William Tell? Swiss. Beowulf? Old English. Hector? Greek Myth. WC1 has the same trend with ships such as the Formidable and the Tiger's Claw. The only "American" ship is the Austin.
In all fairness, the US named ships in that fashion too. The trend more recently though, as we evolved away from Britain, was to name ships after significant people or places unlike the British form of mainly naming their ships with adjectives.
In WC3 Tolywn mentions the Pelielu(sp?), that's an American ship. In the novels most of the ships seem to be named after American ships or at least in American style (In End Run there's the TCS Johnny C. Greene? and TCS Tarawa)
There's lots of other "american things" in the games though...look beyond the ships...in WC1/2, the rank insignia is American (down the colonel's insignia being the bald eagle with the 13 arrows!), the salutes are American (although, other countries might do it like that to..), the capitol of the Confederation is Washington D.C., "New Detroit", a bunch of stuff.
Not that's a big deal, but it is in there.