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29th Mar '16 5:37:26 PM Faberlich
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* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Lois Lane goes to Nairomi to interview a war chief / terrorist chief. The name is most probably inspired by Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.
12th Mar '16 12:58:39 PM eroock
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-->--'''Binyavanga Wainaina''', ''[[SarcasmMode How to Write About Africa]]''

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11th Mar '16 6:27:06 AM StFan
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* 'ThePhantom'' is set in Bangalla, a nation of precisely this type. Bangalla did handle the transition to the post-Colonial age better than most, and the capital of Morristown is a modern city, but there are still deep jungles and parched savannahs a-plenty.



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* Bangalla, homeland of ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', somewhere on the east coast of Africa. It was an English colony when the series started in the 1930s, and transitioned to self-rule in the 1960s. Bangalla did handle the transition to the post-Colonial age better than most, and the capital of Morristown is a modern city, but there are still deep jungles and parched savannahs a-plenty.
* The Squee-Jee Islands, off the coast of equatorial Africa, in ''ComicStrip/TheKatzenjammerKids''. Although the King was rather authoritative, and insisted on wearing a traditional grass skirt, it was protrayed as a semi-modern society in the 30's through 50's.
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* Bangalla, homeland of ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom'', somewhere on the east coast of Africa. It was an English colony when the series started in the 1930s, and transitioned to self-rule in the 1960s.
* The Squee-Jee Islands, off the coast of equatorial Africa, in ''ComicStrip/TheKatzenjammerKids''. Although the King was rather authoritative, and insisted on wearing a traditional grass skirt, it was protrayed as a semi-modern society in the 30's through 50's.
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-->'''Sophie:''' Formerly the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Democratic Republic of Nambitrea]], when it was [[DirtyCommies Communist]].
-->'''Ryan:''' And before that it was the [[RunningGag Nambitrean People's Republic]], when it was [[FascistsBedTime Fascist]].
-->'''Sophie:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire And before that it was called New Devon, when it was completely owned by Lord Brinkworth.]]

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-->'''Sophie:''' Formerly the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Democratic Republic of Nambitrea]], when it was [[DirtyCommies Communist]].
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Communist]].\\
'''Ryan:'''
And before that it was the [[RunningGag Nambitrean People's Republic]], when it was [[FascistsBedTime Fascist]].
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Fascist]].\\
'''Sophie:'''
[[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire And before that it was called New Devon, when it was completely owned by Lord Brinkworth.]]



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* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Animal Kingdom]]'s African section features the town of Harambe, East Africa. A nation which, judging by the inscription on a bench nearby, [[BilingualBonus received independence in 1961.]] There were also plans to expand EPCOT in 1983 with an Africa pavilion containing features of multiple nations, but the only country willing to host the exhibit was South Africa, [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra and even Disney's not that evil]].

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* [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Ride/DisneyThemeParks: Animal Kingdom]]'s Kingdom's African section features the town of Harambe, East Africa. A nation which, judging by the inscription on a bench nearby, [[BilingualBonus received independence in 1961.]] There were also plans to expand EPCOT in 1983 with an Africa pavilion containing features of multiple nations, but the only country willing to host the exhibit was South Africa, [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra and even Disney's not that evil]].



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* The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Simpsons Safari" is set in Tanzania, and the production team did take effort to portray the country realistically, but did slip in some Bulungi-esque tropes, like the country changing regimes and [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny official title]] frequently, and including customs like ear, lip and neck stretching that aren't Eastern African customs at the Masai village.
-->'''Flight Attendant:''' Attention, passengers. Please prepare for our landing in Tanzania. ''*handed paper*'' I'm sorry. It is now called New Zanzibar. ''*handed another paper*'' Excuse me. It is now called [[ProductPlacement Pepsi Presents]] New Zanzibar.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': The ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Simpsons]]'' episode "Simpsons Safari" is set in Tanzania, and the production team did take effort to portray the country realistically, but did slip in some Bulungi-esque tropes, like the country changing regimes and [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny official title]] frequently, and including customs like ear, lip and neck stretching that aren't Eastern African customs at the Masai village.
-->'''Flight Attendant:''' Attention, passengers. Please prepare for our landing in Tanzania. ''*handed paper*'' (''handed paper'') I'm sorry. It is now called New Zanzibar. ''*handed (''handed another paper*'' paper'') Excuse me. It is now called [[ProductPlacement Pepsi Presents]] New Zanzibar.



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* Equatorial Guinea in [[http://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Gangsters-Experience-Development-Decadence/dp/0465087604 Tropical Gangsters]]by Robert Klitgaard, at least at the time the book was published.

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* Equatorial Guinea in [[http://www.amazon.com/Tropical-Gangsters-Experience-Development-Decadence/dp/0465087604 Tropical Gangsters]]by Gangsters]] by Robert Klitgaard, at least at the time the book was published.
21st Feb '16 1:12:45 AM jormis29
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* The setting of ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]]'' is unnamed, but its two named regions (Leboa-Seko and Bowa-Seko) are like this, though they includes multiple environments one might expect in Africa (jungle, desert, savannah) in a very small space. The country's corrupt monarchy was ousted from power and now two factions, the APR and the UFLL, are locked in a civil war.

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* The setting of ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]]'' ''VideoGame/FarCry2'' is unnamed, but its two named regions (Leboa-Seko and Bowa-Seko) are like this, though they includes multiple environments one might expect in Africa (jungle, desert, savannah) in a very small space. The country's corrupt monarchy was ousted from power and now two factions, the APR and the UFLL, are locked in a civil war.
18th Feb '16 6:42:54 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* The setting of ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]]'' , Bowa-Seko, is like this, though it includes multiple environments one might expect in Africa (jungle, desert, savannah) in a very small space. Its corrupt monarchy was ousted from power and now two factions, the APR and the UFLL, are locked in a civil war.

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* The setting of ''[[VideoGame/FarCry Far Cry 2]]'' , Bowa-Seko, is unnamed, but its two named regions (Leboa-Seko and Bowa-Seko) are like this, though it they includes multiple environments one might expect in Africa (jungle, desert, savannah) in a very small space. Its The country's corrupt monarchy was ousted from power and now two factions, the APR and the UFLL, are locked in a civil war.



* The first ''Videogame/OperationFlashpoint'' has a mod named Tonal Island, which is focused on a civil war in a fictional African country set in a group of islands lying near the Africa eastern coast.

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* The first ''Videogame/OperationFlashpoint'' has a mod named Tonal Island, which is focused on a civil war in a fictional African country set in a group of islands lying near the Africa eastern coast.coast of Africa.
23rd Jan '16 12:29:16 PM nombretomado
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* {{Storm}}'s uncle was the dictator of such a country. Wakanda, the home of the Comicbook/BlackPanther, however, isn't such a country, but is instead a HiddenElfVillage that does everything in its power to prevent being controlled by outside forces or forsake their native culture (made easier by the fact that they are the world's only natural source of [[{{Unobtainium}} Type I vibranium]], which gives them enough political clout to keep themselves relatively free of unwelcome outside influence).

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* {{Storm}}'s ComicBook/{{Storm}}'s uncle was the dictator of such a country. Wakanda, the home of the Comicbook/BlackPanther, however, isn't such a country, but is instead a HiddenElfVillage that does everything in its power to prevent being controlled by outside forces or forsake their native culture (made easier by the fact that they are the world's only natural source of [[{{Unobtainium}} Type I vibranium]], which gives them enough political clout to keep themselves relatively free of unwelcome outside influence).
2nd Jan '16 6:29:31 AM karstovich2
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* Zanj, Kush and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sahel]] in [[John Updike]]'s novel ''The Coup''. As befits Updyke, these are somewhat better-educated names, being historical terms for actual regions of Africa (Zanj refers to the central part of the eastern coast, roughly corresponding to coastal Kenya and Tanzania, Kush is an Ancient Egyptian name for a state of Classical Antiquity that existed in what is now northern Sudan, and Sahel is the semi-arid region on the southern edge of the Sahara).

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* Zanj, Kush and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sahel]] in [[John Updike]]'s Creator/JohnUpdike's novel ''The Coup''. As befits Updyke, these are somewhat better-educated names, being historical terms for actual regions of Africa (Zanj refers to the central part of the eastern coast, roughly corresponding to coastal Kenya and Tanzania, Kush is an Ancient Egyptian name for a state of Classical Antiquity that existed in what is now northern Sudan, and Sahel is the semi-arid region on the southern edge of the Sahara).
2nd Jan '16 6:28:22 AM karstovich2
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* Zanj, Kush and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sahel]] in John Updike's novel ''The Coup''.

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* Zanj, Kush and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sahel]] in John Updike's [[John Updike]]'s novel ''The Coup''.Coup''. As befits Updyke, these are somewhat better-educated names, being historical terms for actual regions of Africa (Zanj refers to the central part of the eastern coast, roughly corresponding to coastal Kenya and Tanzania, Kush is an Ancient Egyptian name for a state of Classical Antiquity that existed in what is now northern Sudan, and Sahel is the semi-arid region on the southern edge of the Sahara).
24th Nov '15 12:59:03 PM StFan
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: The African state "Boeloe Boeloe", ruled by an Idi Amin parody, is featured in a few albums.

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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ''ComicBook/DeKiekeboes'': The African state "Boeloe Boeloe", ruled by an Idi Amin parody, is featured in a few albums.
21st Nov '15 5:01:25 AM LondonKdS
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* In one arc of ''ComicBook/{{Hitman}}'', Tommy Monaghan and his friends try to escape a bad situation in Gotham City by hiring themselves as mercenaries to the government of an African country called Tynanda. However, when they realise that the president is a murderous dictator backed by an EvilColonialist as TheManBehindTheMan, they change sides and join the rebels.
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