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12th Dec '17 1:59:04 PM Lymantria
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* The novel ''Literature/{{Ecotopia}}'' has the [[TheOtherRainforest Northwestern US]] secede and become a separate country which is an Arcadian Nation. The protagonist is a reporter and visits the nation.

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* The novel ''Literature/{{Ecotopia}}'' has the [[TheOtherRainforest Northwestern US]] US secede and become a separate country which is an Arcadian Nation. The protagonist is a reporter and visits the nation.
16th Nov '17 4:13:33 PM Commander_Ysenir
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** [[FalloutNewVegas Zion National Park]] counts as one. It's a mythical, hard to reach place, there is virtually no [[GaiasLament ecological damage]] from the [[AfterTheEnd Great War]], the water is free of radiation, plants thrive in abundance, and it is inhabited by the innocent and peaceful tribe known as the [[NobleSavage Sorrows]]. {{Played With}} in that it's still a part of the [[CrapsackWorld Fallout world]] and as such is host to [[EverythingTryingToKillYou lovely mutants]] like [[BearsAreBadNews Yao Guais]], [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent Green Geckos]], [[DemonicSpiders Cazadores]] and [[BigCreepyCrawlies Giant Mantises]].
10th Nov '17 4:56:55 PM CaptEquinox
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* Peaceful country life is described in Music/JoniMitchell's "Sisotowbell Lane". The name comes from a mythology she invented and is an acronym: "Somehow, in spite of troubles, ours will be ever-lasting love." There is something of this in Graham Nash's "Our House", describing his relationship with Joni. The house was hers, in idyllic Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles.
26th Oct '17 1:05:55 AM Theriocephalus
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* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', at the end of the book, Quixote considers leaving being a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] to become an arcadian shepherd instead. Pastoral tropes in general are deconstructed and parodied in the novel: The real shepherds are {{Country |Mouse}}Mice -- ignorant people who have enough common sense and work as shepherds by need. They want to help and are sympathetic enough. The problem comes when a lot of {{City |Mouse}}Mice try to invoke this trope:

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* In ''Literature/DonQuixote'', at the end of the book, Quixote considers leaving being a [[KnightInShiningArmor knight]] to become an arcadian shepherd instead. Pastoral tropes in general are deconstructed and parodied in the novel: The real shepherds are {{Country |Mouse}}Mice M|ouse}}ice -- ignorant people who have enough common sense and work as shepherds by need. They want to help and are sympathetic enough. The problem comes when a lot of {{City |Mouse}}Mice M|ouse}}ice try to invoke this trope:
25th Oct '17 10:29:17 AM bitemytail
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Banished}}'', the aim of the game is to ensure the survival of a [[TheColonialPeriod colonial-era settlement]], and manage it's growth. Most successful settlements will look like this, but unfortunately, you will need to build smoke-spewing mines, quarries and heavy industry sometimes, which will tarnish the aesthetic.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Banished}}'', the aim of the game is to ensure the survival of a [[TheColonialPeriod colonial-era settlement]], settlement, and manage it's its growth. Most successful settlements will look like this, but unfortunately, you will need to build smoke-spewing mines, quarries and heavy industry sometimes, which will tarnish the aesthetic.
24th Oct '17 10:48:03 AM DustSnitch
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* Nicolas Poussin is well-known for idyllic, Arcadian depictions, including ''Et in Arcadia Ego'', also known as ''Les Bergers d'Arcadie''

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* Nicolas Poussin is well-known for idyllic, Arcadian depictions, including ''Et in Arcadia Ego'', also known as ''Les Bergers d'Arcadie''d'Arcadie''.
* The bottom-right scene in ''Art/TheApotheosisOfWashington'' shows a peaceful goddess holding a basket of fruit while beautiful maidens and men pick fruit and tame horses, all to represent America's agricultural prosperity.
2nd Oct '17 4:44:22 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* Romance between shepherds & shepherdesses and other country folk was a common theme for English madrigals, e.g., ''Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone'', ''Now Is the Month of Maying'', ''It Was a Lover and His Lass''.

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* Romance between shepherds & and shepherdesses and other country folk was a common theme for English madrigals, e.g., ''Fair Phyllis I Saw Sitting All Alone'', ''Now Is the Month of Maying'', ''It Was a Lover and His Lass''.
28th Sep '17 1:38:18 AM HelloLamppost
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* The Mennonite community in ''Literature/AlienInASmallTown'' is essentially this, with lengthy descriptions of how beautiful the countryside is. However, Indira grew up there, left for years, and returned under awkward circumstances, so her feelings about the place are decidedly mixed.
26th Sep '17 10:55:09 AM SS2double
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Idealized often to the point of becoming a {{Utopia}}. Generally portrayed as a place where people still stick to the GoodOldWays, rather than being trapped in the city's bustle. (Unkind souls may [[GoodIsOldFashioned sneer at them for being old fashioned]].) Though the [[CityMouse city dwellers]] may scorn them for their lack of luxury, they are happier for not having to rely on material things for happiness.

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Idealized often to the point of becoming a {{Utopia}}. Generally portrayed as a place where people still stick to the GoodOldWays, rather than being trapped in the city's bustle. (Unkind souls ([[{{Jerkass}} Unkind souls]] may [[GoodIsOldFashioned sneer at them for being old fashioned]].) Though the [[CityMouse city dwellers]] may scorn them for their lack of luxury, they are happier for not having to rely on material things for happiness.
8th Sep '17 11:20:52 AM GrammarNavi
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** Much of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} is like this, which has been cemented by an old joke: "You have UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} on one side, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} on the other, and [[DeepSouth Alabama]] with winters in between." Huge swathes of incredibly fertile farmland (officially called the Piedmont region) are also occupied by large populations of the Old Order {{Amish}} and Mennonites, two groups that are often considered in North American culture to personify the simple lifestyles of yesteryear.

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** Much of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} is like this, which has been cemented by an old joke: "You have UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} on one side, UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} on the other, and [[DeepSouth Alabama]] with winters in between." Huge swathes of incredibly fertile farmland (officially called the Piedmont region) are also occupied by large populations of the Old Order {{Amish}} UsefulNotes/{{Amish}} and Mennonites, two groups that are often considered in North American culture to personify the simple lifestyles of yesteryear.
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