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Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels. Its most significant appearance in the books is in Witches Abroad. It is in an area called the Swamplands, some distance from the Sto Plains/Ramtops locations of most of the books. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (known to some fans as Pterry, following the convention he used in his book Pyramids where characters were given names such as Ptraci and Pteppic) is an English fantasy author (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Bucks), best known for his Discworld series. ... The Discworld is a series of over 30 novels by Terry Pratchett set on the Discworld. ... Witches Abroad is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, originally published in 1991. ... In Terry Pratchetts Discworld, Sto Plains is a rich country, full of silt and cabbage fields. ... The Ramtops are a fictional mountain range appearing in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series. ...

The name Genua is likely based on Genoa, a city in Italy, however Genua bears a striking resemblance to the American South, especially New Orleans. During the events of Witches Abroad the city was ruled by an evil fairy godmother, who was obsessed with fairy tales and thought she could force everyone to be happy. Under her rule the city most obviously resembled a skewed version of Disneyland. Location within Italy Flag of Genoa Christopher Columbus monument in Piazza Aquaverde Genoa (Italian Genova, Genoese Zena, French Gênes) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...

Genua was most likely established as a far flung colony of the Morporkian Empire, thus explaining why it shares more similarities with Ankh-Morpork/Sto Plains than its immediate neighbours Überwald and Muntab. The state first gained power under General Tacticus, who, having being sent there by the Morporkian Empire to stay out of the way, proceeded to declare war on Ankh-Morpork. In politics and in history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a geographically-distant state (or city, in ancient times). ... Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). ...

According to the novel Going Postal Genua is located approximately 2000 miles from Ankh-Morpork by road, a journey of two months by stagecoach. A faster method is to travel by flying broomstick, whereby the city can be reached in a single day, but unfortunantly you'll most likely blow your own ears off or possibly just freeze to death on the way. Memorial of the 1986 post office incident in Edmond, OK. Going postal is an American English slang term, used as a verb meaning to commit murder, mass murder or a killing spree in the workplace, generally by a current or former employee. ... Coat of arms: A shield, quartered by a river (the Ankh) and tower (the Tower of Art). ... For the 1939 film starring John Wayne see Stagecoach. ... A broom is a cleaning tool with a stick, the broomstick. ...

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de.indymedia.org | Genua: 2 Jahre danach (2465 words)
Und während sie in Sektlaune ihre nächsten Pläne zur Ausplünderung der Welt ausheckten, wurde innerhalb der faschistischen Festung Genua der Sohn einer Lehrerin und eines ehemaligen Gewerkschaftssekretärs hingerichtet.
Und ein Kanzler Schröder wäre nie auf den Gedanken gekommen, seinen Urlaub in Italien zu stornieren, weil in Genuas Kasernen der Mord an einem Jungen mit faschistischen Liedern gefeiert und mit Bier begossen wurde.
In Genua wird dank der Bewegung, an einer anderen, der kapitalistischen Wirklichkeit völlig entgegen gesetzten Welt gearbeitet.
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