Why did your country's capital become the capital?
Berlin, because it was the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia for centuries and after the German unification of the 19th century it became the capital of all Germany because Prussia was the deciding force behind unification. The Prussian King automatically became German Emperor, too.
DC was built from the ground up as a compromise between the politically divided North and South. Neither wanted the capital in the other's area so they built it on the border between Maryland and Virginia. Fun Fact: It was meant to emulate Paris and Rome
Old capital was in Philadelphia.
Our first capital was Tashkent which is now in uzbekistan, second was somewhere near Astarkhan(astrakhan). This era capital was Orynbor( orenburg).
Astana was chosen as a capital city because of russian ooga booga chimpouts.
Our all aliyah repatriants are demanded to move to the north.
Kraków is considered our cultural capital while Warsaw is more of a business city.
I still dont know why dumb commies forced this horrible "its alright comrades, we will rebuild it with commie blocks and stalin dick in middle of city and it will be glorious" meme.
Istanbul was occupied by the Brits and Ottoman goverment was still in control of it during the Grand National Assembly.
So they decided to make Ankara capital because of it's strategic position and it had good transportation capabilities even during 1920s so we rolled with it.
Also there is a thing that first Turkish republic ( the one back in 14th century or so , more of a merchant republic ) was founded in Ankara so it also has something to do with it
>whole city stolen
You mean a small district which has only a stone and Hagia Sophia left from the others?
Hell , Hagia Sophia wouldn't even stand there if we weren't there to save it.
Tenochtitla was the economic and political capital of the Aztec empire, it was funded on the XIV century and thanks to the aid of other indigenous empires, overtaken in 1521 by the Spanish crown.
Spaniards were such salvages back then, they forced the remaining few survivors of the European pandemic, to destroy the main pyramids and build churches with those same stones.
the legend goes as follows:
Grand Duke Gediminas went hunting.
He set up camp and went to sleep at night.
He dreamt of an Iron Wolf on top of a hill, howling as load as hundreds of wolves.
After waking up he asked Lizdeika (a pagan priest) what this meant. He answered that the wolf represents a castle of a capital that is to be built here, the howling means that the glory of the capital will echo throughout the world.
So Gediminas obeyed the old gods and built a capital city there. Gave it a name from the local river that ran through it.
Yes , Ahi organisation ( kind of a guild for the artisans and shops , helped Seljuks and Early Ottoman Economy a whole lot , Ottoman's wouldn't even be a thing if Ahis weren't there to help them ) was kind of a goverment for some time before and after the Battle of Ankara
Why Paris is the capital of France is really complicated.
At first it was a colony, Lutetia. It was defendable, and a nice place to hold.
Sadly, it was also ridden with dangerous filfth and hobos.
Under Rome, Lyon was the most developped city and the de facto capital of Gaul. Clovis had his capital in Tournai, and then Soissons.
Then the Kingdom of France was divided in a fuckton of different petty kingdoms and feudal lords who waged shit on each other. That's when the fucking vikings decided it was cool to come, and they started to besieged Paris.
But then, Count Odo of Paris rekt their dirty mongrel faces. Odo's children would become the Capet dynasty, and, of course, from there you understand what will happen : Philip II made Paris the official capital and built a large gate of walls around.
Still, Paris wasn't exactly liked. In the XVIIth Century, "la Fronde" forced Louis XIV to flee, and he hated Paris so much he decided to live in Versailles instead.
But then came the Revolution, and the armies of Paris crushed all of those who dared oppose her. And since then, Paris, the City of Light, was the greatest place on Earth.
Until today, when it was taken over by hipsters and immigrants :^)
dublin was the center of english administration since the normans
all the fancy government buildings were there
it's biggest city
nothing fancy really
people from CARK still get butthurt though
>muh rebel capital
because souith american trade came through there, first european settlement in the pacific, later on railway for gold rush and canal too were built right besides it
Brasilia was created in the middle of a semi-arid area because it was in middle of Brazil. However, the true purpose was to be away from marches and protests in Rio.
Rio was our capital for a long time, while Salvador (capital of Bahia state) was our capital for our first 50 years.
Because the biggest city of the Americas happened to be right there when the Spaniards arrived. They decided to make the capital of New Spain in the middle and above what had been the heart Aztec Empire as a result and a symbolic gesture.
Then Spain proceeded to almost exclusively only develop that part of the country for the next 300 years forgetting about all the other regions of the country (huge amounts of territory), in one of the most stupid examples of centralism.
And thanks to us that is Brasil and not Surinam
He's actually wrong. Turku burned 15 years after Helsinki was made the capital.
The real reason is because Turku was too close to Sweden. Russians didn't like it, so Alexander I decided to relocate the capital from Turku to Helsinki.
>Butthurt provincial's on version of paris's history
Clovis Madeparis his capital long before the vikings invaded because of it's advantageous position on the seine where he can control the river trade. not to say paris was of the earliest place in northern gaul to be christianised.
there was a brief moment when the capital was aachen, but then when west francia was created and the king made paris the capital again. Paris grew thanks to that, until it was impossible for kings to leave paris for it was strategically, culturally and economically too important. (by the 13th century it was the biggest city in europe, and it's cultural center, check the college de notre dame+la sorbonne)
even when louis XIV decided to fuck off the louvre to versailles, he was still very active in the city's developpement (he built the invalides and tore down the city walls for exemple).
Because this manlet built a palace there and decided it should be
When Australia became a country in 1901, Sydney and Melbourne couldn't agree on which city should be the capital. It got so bad that NSW and Victoria threatened to declare independence from Australia, so a new city was established as a compromise between the two.
>First Capital is where the farmlands & economic was, back then
>Somehow gets moved down to the south, to some inland port
>Some asshole wants to move it to the western sea port, where trading to Russia happens, but he dies of some disease before the paperwork is done
The port. It had the advantage of being on the Río de la Plata estuary, which is a very important point due to it being the point of access to the rivers Paraná and Uruguay, thus allowing ships to navigate through the internal parts of the country.