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21st Sep '16 8:28:35 PM DastardlyDemolition
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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 the event of a nuclear war. In theory, as radiation levels decreased the Vaults would open to the outside world and the survivors would rebuild civilization, but Vault 101 remained closed for two hundred years, and the Overseers tell the population that the surface is still 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 the event of a nuclear war. In theory, as radiation levels decreased the Vaults would open to the outside world and the survivors would rebuild civilization, but Vault 101 remained closed for two hundred years, and the Overseers tell the population that the surface is still inhabitable. Whether or not it remains a CityInABottle depends on the player's decisions.[[note]]It wasn't always sealed, despite it being the main focus of the "experiment". There were ''several'' expeditions that gradually expanded the knowledge of the outside world (that and radroaches). Eventually James brought the Lone Wanderer there to raise them in saftey before he had to leave 19 years later.[[/note]]
19th Sep '16 4:21:33 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVII'': A major supernatural cataclysm ripped the world AND its spirit apart, meaning the various island cities ripped apart from the former continents don't even remember that a few decades ago, there were others. For all they know, there has only been their island, the sea, the sky, ''and nothing else''. The protagonist's job is to fix the screwed up problems that each island has developed so they can stitch their world back together.
14th Sep '16 9:25:19 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Each of the worlds in ''Literature/TheWorldAndThorinn'' believes that it is the only world. In actuality, [[spoiler:each is a carefully conserved sector under the surface of the Earth]].
19th Aug '16 12:57:57 PM megarockman
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** Then there's [[http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/newyorker2.JPG this]] famous cover of ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' depicting the [[FlyoverCountry city dweller's view of America]].

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** Then there's [[http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/newyorker2.JPG [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/View_of_the_World_from_9th_Avenue this]] famous cover of ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' depicting the [[FlyoverCountry city dweller's view of America]].
6th Aug '16 6:37:54 AM JackG
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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the 'colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship' version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the Underpeople, inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the Earth Worshippers outer space causes them to GoMadFromTheRevelation or just accuse the Underpeople of creating illusions to deceive them. Incidentally, the author James Follet also wrote a prequel novel ''Earthsearch: Mindwarp'' based on this concept, in which the protagonists of an UndergroundCity go in search of the dreaded Outdoors.

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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the 'colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship' version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the Underpeople, inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the Earth Worshippers outer space causes them to GoMadFromTheRevelation or just accuse the Underpeople of creating illusions to deceive them. Incidentally, the author James Follet Follett also wrote a prequel novel ''Earthsearch: Mindwarp'' based on this concept, in which the protagonists of an UndergroundCity go in search of the dreaded Outdoors.
6th Aug '16 6:37:38 AM JackG
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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the 'colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship' version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the Underpeople, inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the Earth Worshippers outer space causes them to GoMadFromTheRevelation or just accuse the Underpeople of creating illusions to deceive them.

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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the 'colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship' version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the Underpeople, inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the Earth Worshippers outer space causes them to GoMadFromTheRevelation or just accuse the Underpeople of creating illusions to deceive them.
them. Incidentally, the author James Follet also wrote a prequel novel ''Earthsearch: Mindwarp'' based on this concept, in which the protagonists of an UndergroundCity go in search of the dreaded Outdoors.
6th Aug '16 5:32:04 AM JackG
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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the usual colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the first group outer space causes them to have GoneMadWithTheRevelation or just accuse them of creating illusions.

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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the usual colony 'colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship spaceship' version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the Underpeople, inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the first group Earth Worshippers outer space causes them to have GoneMadWithTheRevelation GoMadFromTheRevelation or just accuse them the Underpeople of creating illusions.
illusions to deceive them.
6th Aug '16 5:27:55 AM JackG
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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the usual colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the inhabitants outer space causes them to GoMadWithTheRevelation or accuse them of creating illusions to fool them.

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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the usual colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the inhabitants first group outer space causes them to GoMadWithTheRevelation have GoneMadWithTheRevelation or just accuse them of creating illusions to fool them.
illusions.
6th Aug '16 5:26:21 AM JackG
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* The BBC RadioDrama ''Earthsearch'' has the protagonists encounter another ship like their own with the usual colony that's forgotten they're on a spaceship version. The locals are panicked by the sight of their spacesuits, assuming they are monsters. A ReasonableAuthorityFigure takes them into custody, but when they reveal they're searching for Earth has them sentenced to death by hanging, the fate of anyone who suggests the Earth is a real place instead of the afterlife it's assumed to be. Fortunately they're rescued by the inhabitants of another colony on the spaceship, who mention that any attempt to show the inhabitants outer space causes them to GoMadWithTheRevelation or accuse them of creating illusions to fool them.

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8th Jul '16 9:38:44 PM Zyffyr
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* Possibly the case in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''. The CityOnTheWater and a few people in boats believe that all land is underwater and they are some of the last survivors. However, not only is there nowhere near enough water on Earth for this to be possible, but when the protagonists find dry land it is green and habitable rather than being only the tops of mountains. That a young girl somehow has a map showing how to get there tattooed on her shows that some people certainly know that land still exists.

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* Possibly the case in ''Film/{{Waterworld}}''. The CityOnTheWater and a few people in boats believe that all land is underwater and they are some of the last survivors. However, not only is there nowhere near enough water on Earth for this to be possible, but when the protagonists find dry land it is green and habitable rather than being only the tops of mountains. That a young girl somehow has a map showing how to get there tattooed on her shows that some people certainly know that land still exists.

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