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20th Oct '17 6:25:23 PM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/TheOrville'' episode “If the Stars Should Appear” has the crew encounter a huge bioship that has a giant ecosystem inside it with a single city and lots of farmland. The people believe that this are is the entire universe, created by their god. To believe otherwise is heresy, punishable by death. In fact, the leader admits there is a possibility their beliefs are wrong, but he doesn't want to cause a panic (and lose power). After getting to the bridge, the crew see a message left by the ship's captain, who reveals that the ship's journey was supposed to only last for a century, but a NegativeSpaceWedgie knocked out the engines, leaving the ship adrift for two millennia. The dome is also designed to open to simulate night but hasn't been opened in a long time. They open it to show the people the stars for the first time in their lives.
14th Oct '17 12:11:40 PM lillolillo
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* In ''ComicBook/GothamCityGarage'', ComicBook/LexLuthor built a dome encircling Gotham City to protect it from the gangs of marauders roving around the wastelands... and to keep everyone controlled. Thirty-five years later, no local is certain that there's beyond the dome other than a dangerous desert.
29th Sep '17 8:45:22 AM Divra
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** Residents of Stockholm take this UpToEleven, with some old-school Stockolmers considering everything outside "the tolls" (i.e. the city's medieval toll gates) to be a wasteland, and take pride in never having been there. Over five sixths of modern Stockholm is "outside the tolls".

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** Residents of Stockholm take this UpToEleven, with some old-school Stockolmers Stockholmers considering everything outside "the tolls" (i.e. the city's medieval toll gates) to be a wasteland, and take pride in never having been there. Over five sixths of modern Stockholm is "outside the tolls".
29th Sep '17 6:03:51 AM Divra
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* There is a common Russian stereotype of Moscovites that they think Moscow is this and everything else except, probably, St.Petersburg, is wilderness.

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* There is a common Russian stereotype of Moscovites that they think Moscow is this and everything else except, probably, St.Petersburg, is wilderness. Moscovites often jokingly refer to the rest of the world as "[=TransMKADia=]", MKAD being shorthand for the Moscow Beltway.


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** Residents of Stockholm take this UpToEleven, with some old-school Stockolmers considering everything outside "the tolls" (i.e. the city's medieval toll gates) to be a wasteland, and take pride in never having been there. Over five sixths of modern Stockholm is "outside the tolls".
13th Aug '17 3:07:50 PM Jake
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* Most of the Scandanavian countries have become this in ''StayStillStaySilent'' after a ghastly BodyHorror plague spread across the rest of the world, particularly Iceland. There's some in-universe speculation about whether any other small clusters of survivors are out there, but if they do exist then they might as well be on Mars, given the vast wasteland of shambling horrors ([[WasOnceAMan some of which used to be human]]) between them and the homelands of the viewpoint characters.
2nd May '17 1:57:34 PM ZombieAladdin
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* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', the residents of the Kingdom of East Mikado really do believe that there isn't anything outside--the thought never once occurs to anyone. They are so convinced East Mikado contains the entirety of humanity that a major character finds a novel set in France and immediately assumes it's a fictional country. It's not that they're super-ignorant: [[spoiler:The Archangels, led by Gabriel, are deliberately subtly influencing the thoughts of the people of East Mikado in this way, treating the place much like a human ant farm.]]
29th Apr '17 11:00:36 PM Xtifr
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* Elizabeth Bear's ''Dust'' plays with the "stranded generation ship" version.

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* Elizabeth Bear's ''Dust'' ''[[Literature/JacobsLadderTrilogy Dust]]'' plays with the "stranded generation ship" version.
8th Apr '17 9:54:47 AM Xtifr
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* E.M. Forster's short story "The Machine Stops" features an underground city. There the inhabitants have forgotten what the surface world is like to the point of believing it is a lifeless, barren world. Believing their artificial environment is the only solace from a dead world, the protagonist of the story ends up finding otherwise with disastrous results.

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* E.M. Forster's Creator/EMForster's short story "The Machine Stops" "Literature/TheMachineStops" features an underground city. There the inhabitants have forgotten what the surface world is like to the point of believing it is a lifeless, barren world. Believing their artificial environment is the only solace from a dead world, the protagonist of the story ends up finding otherwise with disastrous results.
8th Apr '17 9:14:30 AM Sharlee
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* In an in-Verse example, in the ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' game ''Return to Ravenhearst'', there's a map on the wall of Gwendolyn and Charlotte's home-schooling classroom that depicts nothing but an outline of England and Wales, with "Unknown" scrawled on the vague, fading-out edges of Scotland, Ireland, and the French coast. The only settlement on the map is Blackmoor, nearest town to the Ravenhearst estate.




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* In an in-Verse example, in the ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' game ''Return to Ravenhearst'', there's a map on the wall of Gwendolyn and Charlotte's home-schooling classroom that depicts nothing but an outline of England and Wales, with "Unknown" scrawled on the vague, fading-out edges of Scotland, Ireland, and the French coast. The only settlement on the map is Blackmoor, nearest town to the Ravenhearst estate.
8th Apr '17 9:12:49 AM Sharlee
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* In an in-Verse example, in the ''VideoGame/MysteryCaseFiles'' game ''Return to Ravenhearst'', there's a map on the wall of Gwendolyn and Charlotte's home-schooling classroom that depicts nothing but an outline of England and Wales, with "Unknown" scrawled on the vague, fading-out edges of Scotland, Ireland, and the French coast. The only settlement on the map is Blackmoor, nearest town to the Ravenhearst estate.
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