Hanover is the capital city of the United States of Atlantis, as well as a state of Atlantis. It is actually the second capital. New Hastings served as the country's first capital until after the Atlantean Servile Insurrection.
Hanover was initially founded in the seventeenth century by English colonists and named Stuart after the royal family. It was from Stuart that legendary merchant William Radcliff launched the devastating raid against the Red Rodney Radcliffe and the pirate forces of Avalon. However, following the accession of the royal house of Hanover in the eighteenth century, the town was renamed to its current title.
A dozen years after the end of the war against the French and Spanish colonies on Atlantis, Hanover found itself garrisoned by British military forces as tensions seethed between some Atlanteans and the British government over taxation. Victor Radcliff pointed out to Erasmus Radcliff that Hanover did not automatically equate to Atlantis as a whole, that they should tread lightly.