Cryptonomicon Setting & Symbolism

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Shanghai

Shanghai is a province in China where Station Alpha is located.

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton is the site of Princeton University where Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse spends his sophomore year.

Manila

Manila is the capital of the Philippines.

Three Siblings Computer Center

The Three Siblings are three colleges in California whose computer centers are linked.

Station Hypo

Station Hypo is the location of the cryptology units in Hawaii.

San Francisco

San Francisco, California is the location of Avi's fantasy game company.

London, England

London, the capital of England is where Lawrence Waterhouse is assigned by the United States military.

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is near London and the site of the British cryptology operations.

North Africa

The North African countries were a theater of operations during World War II.

Kinakuta

Kinakuta is an island nation ruled by a Sultan that is located near the Philippines and Borneo.

Sydney, Australia

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