I have seen this many times, but I am not sure what to call this. For example, the People’s Republic of China is often written as China, People’s Republic of.
Thanks in advance!
According to the Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS), it’s called an inversion.
16.9: Main headings for index entries
A noun phrase is sometimes inverted to allow the keyword—the word a reader is most likely to look under—to appear first.
agricultural collectivization, 143–46, 198 Aron, Raymond, 312–14 Bloomsbury group, 269 Brest-Litovsk, Treaty of, 61, 76, 85 Cold War, 396–437 Communist Party (American), 425 Communist Party (British), 268 imperialism, American, 393, 403 police, Soviet secret. See Soviet secret police war communism, 90, 95, 125 World War I, 34–61 Yalta conference, 348, 398
In CMoS’s own index, the above section appears as follows:
main headings: alphabetizing, 16.56 … inversion in, 16.9, 16.56, 16.94; …
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