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17th Jun '16 10:15:48 AM Willbyr
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* The majority of worlds in the ''KingdomHearts'' series, with most of the exceptions being worlds whose very purpose is linked to the multiplicity of worlds. At most, there's youth speculation about the existence of other worlds.

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* The majority of worlds in the ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series, with most of the exceptions being worlds whose very purpose is linked to the multiplicity of worlds. At most, there's youth speculation about the existence of other worlds.
27th Mar '16 6:44:55 PM Vilui
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Extremely common in the science fiction genre which [[NewerThanTheyThink inspired it]], especially in [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism the more cynical age]] since the 70's when it was popularized by ''Literature/LogansRun''. It nearly always takes place in a {{dystopia}}n future, or at best a WorldHalfFull where the outside world really ''is'' that bad, or a world where the people are brought up to ''believe'' the world is untenable outside, in order to [[GovernmentConspiracy control them]]. This little plot device is a prime source of ParanoiaFuel for innocent minds.

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Extremely common in the science fiction genre which [[NewerThanTheyThink inspired it]], especially in [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism the more cynical age]] since the 70's 70s when it was popularized by ''Literature/LogansRun''. It nearly always takes place in a {{dystopia}}n future, or at best a WorldHalfFull where the outside world really ''is'' that bad, or a world where the people are brought up to ''believe'' the world is untenable outside, in order to [[GovernmentConspiracy control them]]. This little plot device is a prime source of ParanoiaFuel for innocent minds.
19th Mar '16 3:08:20 AM Driavatus
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* Vault 101 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. It and the other "Vaults" were constructed to shelter a human population safely underground in case of a nuclear holocaust. It worked, and as soon as the radiation had worn away enough all the Vaults were abandoned so the survivors could try to rebuild civilization--except for the people in Vault 101, who remained there for two hundred years, and whose "Overseers" tell them that the surface is still not inhabitable. Whether or not it remains a CityInABottle depends on the player's decisions.

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* Vault 101 in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''. It and the other "Vaults" were constructed to shelter a human population safely underground in case the event of a nuclear holocaust. It worked, and war. In theory, as soon as the radiation had worn away enough all levels decreased the Vaults were abandoned so would open to the outside world and the survivors could try to would rebuild civilization--except for the people in civilization, but Vault 101, who 101 remained there closed for two hundred years, and whose "Overseers" the Overseers tell them the population that the surface is still not inhabitable. Whether or not it remains a CityInABottle depends on the player's decisions.
6th Feb '16 2:28:05 AM justanid
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Compare HiddenElfVillage; especially if the inhabitants are PerfectPacifistPeople, SpaceAmish and/or SpaceElves of the ProudScholarRace sort. Compare CrapsaccharineWorld. See also SpaceBrasilia.

Compare LostWorld. Contrast TheOutsideWorld.

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Compare HiddenElfVillage; especially CrapsaccharineWorld, HiddenElfVillage (especially if the inhabitants are PerfectPacifistPeople, SpaceAmish and/or PerfectPacifistPeople), LostWorld, SpaceAmish, and SpaceElves of (of the ProudScholarRace sort. Compare CrapsaccharineWorld. See also SpaceBrasilia.

Compare LostWorld.
sort). Contrast TheOutsideWorld. See also SpaceBrasilia.
6th Feb '16 2:26:37 AM justanid
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Contrast TheOutsideWorld.

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Compare LostWorld. Contrast TheOutsideWorld.
25th Jan '16 8:38:20 PM Anddrix
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* In ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', the people of Chicago, having resided there [[spoiler:for eight generations]] believe that Chicago is the last remaining bastion of humanity, and that what lies beyond the outer gates is desolate wasteland. [[spoiler:Averted in ''Allegiant'', when it's revealed that not only does Chicago is not the only bastion, the US government still exists, albeit as a FallenStatesOfAmerica. Half of the US population is dead, but other peoples still exist in other cities, some of which were also formerly used for experiments to produce more GP population. In fact, Tris' mother, Natalie was a refugee from one of those cities: Milwaukee]].
20th Dec '15 6:10:35 PM nombretomado
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* Kandor, in SilverAge Franchise/{{Superman}} tales. It's where Superman and ComicBook/JimmyOlsen became Franchise/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/{{Robin}} {{Expies}}.

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* Kandor, in SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Franchise/{{Superman}} tales. It's where Superman and ComicBook/JimmyOlsen became Franchise/{{Batman}} and Comicbook/{{Robin}} {{Expies}}.
5th Dec '15 5:53:36 PM FordPrefect
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** Just like in France, Mexico is usuallly divided in Mexico City and 'Provincia' (Province); while this trope is true for most lower income Mexico City residents (some of them who have never gone outside the city limits), the view is mostly a stereotype seen by non-Mexico City residents.
* Most people have the stereotype that all of New York IS Manhattan and/or New York City, despite the fact that NYC being only a very small geographical portion of the state, and such different politics, economy, ecology, attitude, and most other aspects of life that many upstaters wish the two could become separate states.

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** Just like in France, Mexico is usuallly divided in into Mexico City and 'Provincia' (Province); while this trope is true for most lower income Mexico City residents (some of them who have never gone outside the city limits), the view is mostly a stereotype seen by non-Mexico City residents.
* Most people have the stereotype that all of New York IS Manhattan and/or New York City, despite the fact that NYC being only a very small geographical portion of the state, and with such different politics, economy, ecology, attitude, and most other aspects of life that many upstaters wish the two could become separate states.
5th Nov '15 9:22:47 AM Willbyr
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-> ''"For on the fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault 101 slid closed -- and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die. Because, in Vault 101: no one ever enters and no one ever leaves."''

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-> ''"For on the fateful day, when fire rained from the sky, the giant steel door of Vault 101 slid closed -- and never reopened. It was here you were born. It is here you will die. Because, in Vault 101: no one ever enters and no one ever leaves."''
5th Nov '15 7:58:37 AM HighCrate
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* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' [[DomedHometown might qualify]], even if it draws more from ''Series/ThePrisoner'' than anything else.
* ''Film/TheVillage''
* ''Film/LogansRun'', the TropeCodifier
* ''Film/AeonFlux'' could almost be a remake of ''Film/LogansRun''.

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* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' [[DomedHometown might qualify]], even if it draws more from ''Series/ThePrisoner'' than anything else.
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