Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is Indiana's largest city and is the 14th largest city in the U.S., the third largest city in the Midwest, and the second most populous state capital.
Nicole Gunther was born and raised in and around Indianapolis. She left in 1993 for Los Angeles, a city which made Indianapolis seem puny. After her time travel from 1999 to 170, the sight of Carnuntum made Indianapolis seem like a large city after all.
With nearby Anderson becoming the birthplace of the movement to bring American troops back from Germany, in the tumultuous years following World War II. Indianapolis, and the state of Indiana as a whole, became much more prominent on a national (and even international) scale. Several rallies were held in the city and many important figures came to the city to speak, such as U.S. Secretary of State James Byrnes and, more commonly, founder and organizer of the Mothers Against the Madness in Germany movement, Diana McGraw.
The Mothers Against the Madness in Germany and their allies held a rally in Indianapolis on July 4, 1947. The speaker, City Councilman Gus van Slyke, was shot to death by an unknown person shortly after beginning his speech. This murder galvanized sympathy for the movement.
After FleetlordAtvar learned that US PresidentEarl Warren had ordered the 1962 sneak attack on the Race's Colonization Fleet, he presented Warren with a choice of three ultimata. One was for the United States to abandon space exploration and its nuclear weapons (effectively, the loss of America's independence), the second was to fight an all-out war with the Race, and the final option was to submit to the destruction of an American city with an explosive-metal bomb. Much to Atvar's surprise and disappointment, Warren chose the latter, and Indianapolis was selected as the target.
Plans to rebuild Indianapolis began almost immediately, reaching completion by the early 21st century. The new city included the Earl Warren Memorial Park, which honored the people who had died. Nicole Nichols visited the memorial prior to her mission to Home.