History Main / CityInABottle

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.
25th Mar '17 10:02:18 AM erforce
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* The 1981 miniseries Goliath Awaits features a British ocean liner sunken by a U-Boat in 1938 a la the Lusitania, which was partially saved and transformed into an underwater version of this by a genius inventor/Chief Engineer played by ChristopherLee. Generations have grown up, and some people don't want to return to the outer world when a crew finds them 43 years later.

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* The 1981 miniseries Goliath Awaits features a British ocean liner sunken by a U-Boat in 1938 a la the Lusitania, which was partially saved and transformed into an underwater version of this by a genius inventor/Chief Engineer played by ChristopherLee.Creator/ChristopherLee. Generations have grown up, and some people don't want to return to the outer world when a crew finds them 43 years later.
16th Dec '16 4:58:32 PM Voidwing
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** Aida village is an extreme example: they have so few resources that they can only maintain a population of 50, and must exile any excesses, chosen by lottery.

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** Aida Adai village is an extreme example: they have so few resources that they can only maintain a population of 50, and must exile any excesses, chosen by lottery.
15th Dec '16 12:37:27 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Most people have the stereotype that all of New York IS Manhattan and/or New York City, despite NYC being only a very small geographical portion of the state, with 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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* Most people have the stereotype that all of New York IS Manhattan and/or New York City, despite NYC being only a very small geographical portion of the state, with such different politics, economy, ecology, attitude, and most other aspects of life that many upstaters wish the two could become separate states. The idea of NYC being separate from the rest of the state came to a head during the U.S. Civil War. Democratic Mayor Fernando Wood proposed that New York City should become a sovereign city-state called " Free City of Tri-Insula" and live off the import tariffs. The idea was too radical for even the time but the city remained against the war and the draft, leading to the bloody New York Draft Riots.



21st Nov '16 3:15:45 AM TSBasilisk
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* Suramar in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' was protected from the [[WorldSundering Sundering]] by a [[DomedHometown magical barrier]] and has remained sealed away for 10,000 years since. The society forced back into the world by the Legion's arrival is ruled by a DeadlyDecadentCourt and [[AddictiveMagic severely addicted to mana]].
9th Nov '16 12:40:45 PM Tron80
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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'', Linda/Kara often visits the Bottle City looking for aid. In issue #2 she almost destroys it by accident.
4th Nov '16 6:06:57 AM matruz
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* The human territory of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', sometimes referred to as "The Walled City" (it's actually the size of a small country and is ruled by a monarchy, but functions more or less like a city-state), is the ''only'' land that humans still control. The government is totally comfortable with sending unarmed, untrained citizens to "reclaim land from the Titans" in order to maintain a comfortable population density.

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* The human territory of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', sometimes referred to as "The Walled City" (it's actually the size of a small country and is ruled by a monarchy, but functions more or less like a city-state), is the ''only'' land that humans still control. The government is totally comfortable with sending unarmed, untrained citizens to "reclaim land from the Titans" in order to maintain a comfortable population density.
density. [[spoiler: Turns out to be all a lie, as there's people living outside the walls, in fact the Walls are a VestigialEmpire that decided to seclude itself from the outside world and specially from the superpower that dominates the continent]].
28th Oct '16 12:27:10 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', [[spoiler:Kara appears to smash it when she tries to convince her cousin that Krypton is not real, but in reality she destroyed a replica.

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** In ''Comicbook/KryptonNoMore'', [[spoiler:Kara appears to smash it when she tries to convince her cousin that Krypton is not real, real (long story), but in reality she destroyed a replica.replica]].
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