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5th Sep '16 1:40:50 PM erforce
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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.

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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
1st Jul '16 7:38:54 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge.

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* In the original ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' series, the Weyland-Yutani corporation appears to be the dominant commercial entity. The expedition in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'' was funded by Weyland, as was the one in the pseudo-prequel ''{{Film/Prometheus}}'', while ''Film/AliensVsPredatorRequiem'' shows Yutani corporation showing up to investigate recovered technology at the end, and is implied to already have some knowledge. According to WordOfGod, this meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.



* The Weyland-Yutani Corporation from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise is, according to WordOfGod, meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
1st Jul '16 7:37:37 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': ''"Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars. Now all restaurants are Taco Bell."''

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': ''"Taco Bell was the only restaurant to survive the Franchise Wars. Now all restaurants are Taco Bell."''"'' None of the restaurants are anything like the "old" Taco Bell because all junk food is outlawed so now the company is "Taco Bell" InNameOnly.
5th Jun '16 2:07:49 AM Psyclone
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** Early revisions of the script had the company named "Leland-Toyota", making it an even more literal version of the trope.
27th May '16 3:36:43 PM Doug86
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* The HumanxCommonwealth's United Church integrates ethical and philosophical principles from both human and thranx belief systems. Potential contradictions or conflicts between the various faiths of Earth and Hivehom are reconciled by the Church not taking itself too seriously.

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* The HumanxCommonwealth's Literature/HumanxCommonwealth's United Church integrates ethical and philosophical principles from both human and thranx belief systems. Potential contradictions or conflicts between the various faiths of Earth and Hivehom are reconciled by the Church not taking itself too seriously.
1st May '16 6:56:12 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** The Boeing Airplane Company (usually just called Boeing) merged with [=McDonnell=] Douglas (which was a merger of [=McDonnell=] and Douglas), taking the name The Boeing Company (usually just called Boeing) — and despite the naming most of the management of the united company came from MD side. Boeing also acquired North American Rockwell (a merger of North American Aviation withRockwell International).

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** The Boeing Airplane Company (usually just called Boeing) merged with [=McDonnell=] Douglas (which was a merger of [=McDonnell=] and Douglas), taking the name The Boeing Company (usually just called Boeing) — and despite the naming most of the management of the united company came from MD side. Boeing also acquired North American Rockwell (a merger of North American Aviation withRockwell with Rockwell International).
10th Apr '16 5:23:37 AM HeSupplanted
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\n[[AC:Film]]*In the Eppy/Orion era of ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'', Christianity has been reunified under the Pope at Vatican Quest.

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\n[[AC:Literature]]* ''Film/PitchBlack'' has 'Chrislam' pilgrims heading for the planet of New Mecca.
*The Weyland-Yutani Corporation from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise is, according to WordOfGod, meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
* In the film ''Film/{{Americathon}}'', Jews and Arabs have finally put aside their differences and formed "Hebrab National," a future (post-reconciliation) "Hebrew National." Great Britain has also become a U.S. state.

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\n[[AC:Live-Action * ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' has several examples of religious mergers: the Orange Catholic Bible is an effort of the Council of Ecumenical Translators which was made up of representatives of all faiths with more than a million followers. The result was supposed to be a universal (i.e. catholic) representation of beliefs. It was not well received. At first.
** There are also less economical one-on-one mixtures such as Navachristians and Buddislamics (who divide into Zensunnis and Zenshiites).
* Creator/PhilipKDick was particularly fond of this: in several novels (notably TheDivineInvasion) there was a merger between the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union in the backstory.
* The ''Literature/LifeOfPi'''s main character, Piscine Molitor Patel, was born a Hindu [[InterfaithSmoothie but chooses to simultaneously practice]] both Islam and Christianity too as he grows up. His reason: he "just wants to love God."
* Enigma Babylon One World Faith in the LeftBehind books, which consists of Roman Catholicism merged with various "heretical" Christian sects (as defined by the books' authors and the Tribulation Force characters) as well as other world religions.
* The HumanxCommonwealth's United Church integrates ethical and philosophical principles from both human and thranx belief systems. Potential contradictions or conflicts between the various faiths of Earth and Hivehom are reconciled by the Church not taking itself too seriously.
* The Church of the Global Standard Deity (GSD for short) in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series.
* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'' by Nick Harkaway has the United Island Kingdoms of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Cuba Libre (popularly known as Cubritannia).
* In the sci-fi book ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' by Robin Wassermann, China and India have merged into Chindia.
* Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' are the only three nations in the world. They each need the perpetual state of war that exists between them to maintain their respective tyrannies, which are all basically the same.
* The ''Literature/CoDominium'' series features a future where the United States and Soviet Union decided to stop fighting and cooperate in carving up the planet (and then the galaxy) together. This, of course, had to get retconned after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp.

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\n[[AC:Tabletop * ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' is a subtle example, as the only explicitly religious ceremony it shows is a funeral which combines Christian and Buddhist elements, which may just be ArtisticLicenseReligion.
**The Alliance from the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' 'verse started out as an alliance between the United States and China.
*Series/{{Andromeda}} has Wayism, founded by a Magog who found God and decided all religions were true.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore Sleep No More]]", set in the 38th century, India and Japan have become one nation. Remarks by the Doctor imply this was a [[InferredHolocaust physical merger]] in the wake of a "Great Catastrophe", not solely a political alliance.

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** ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'''s UCAS - the United Canadian and American States, which is a combination of this trope and BalkanizeMe - the US split apart somewhat, and parts of it reformed with Canada.



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\n[[AC:Web *Capcom's video game series ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' is implied to be set in one of these: "Ah, Strider Hiryu! He will never leave Eurasia alive!"

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\n[[AC:Western *Pangaeism, the most politically correct religion ever, is briefly mentioned in ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'', apparently they have a minor holy war every time a new species is contacted and the scripture needs to be revised to include their mythology.

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**One episode mentions the 51st state of the United States, Saudi-Israelia.
**The church which most of the main characters go to; the Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism.




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\n[[AC:RealLife]]*In the sci-fi webcomic ''{{Starslip}}'', the crew is sent to explore a GhostShip that once belonged to the "Canamerexican Alliance". The comic is set so far in the future that ''this'' conglomeration is now just a part of their ancient history, having given way to global and interstellar governments.
* Father Changstein El-Gamal of the First Amalgamated Church on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' episode where Timmy wished that he was always right, Crocker asked him how many states there were and Timmy said 49. Suddenly, North and South Dakota reunited into one state.
-->''"The Dakotas have settled their differences!"''
** Amusingly enough, this has been seriously proposed should UsefulNotes/PuertoRico or UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC become a state.
* At the end of the "Go God Go" episode of WesternAnimation/SouthPark, the world has done away with all -isms. However, there is still war, as "French-Chinese thinks they have the rights to Hawaii." (which means they still kept Imperialism, apparently)

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** The Boeing Airplane Company (usually just called Boeing) merged with [=McDonnell=] Douglas (which was a merger of [=McDonnell=] and Douglas), taking the name The Boeing Company (usually just called Boeing) — and despite the naming most of the management of the united company came from MD side. Boeing also acquired North American Rockwell (a merger of North American Aviation with Rockwell International).

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** The Boeing Airplane Company (usually just called Boeing) merged with [=McDonnell=] Douglas (which was a merger of [=McDonnell=] and Douglas), taking the name The Boeing Company (usually just called Boeing) — and despite the naming most of the management of the united company came from MD side. Boeing also acquired North American Rockwell (a merger of North American Aviation with Rockwell withRockwell International).




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*Messianic Jewish religions such as Jews for Jesus may qualify.
* The United Church of Canada was formed by the merger of the Methodists, most of the Presbyterians, and the Congregationalists. A similar set-up occurred with the Uniting Church in Australia. In fact, uniting churches is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_and_uniting_churches quite common.]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarian_Universalism Unitarian Universalism]] formed from the merger of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association in 1961. Nowadays they go even further by allowing anyone to be a member regardless of their personal religious beliefs. Even atheists and agnostics are allowed to be members.
* 'Chrislam' is actually a real sect in Nigeria.
* The Bahá'í Faith is partly an attempt at this.
* Virtually all modern countries were formed by merger, often involving conquest, of smaller states.
** Historical examples include Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Czechoslovakia, and Austro-Hungarian Empire. The current biggest examples are the United Kingdom (of Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and Northern Ireland) and, of course, the United States of America. The European Union can be seen as an attempt to do this without conquest.




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* In the Eppy/Orion era of ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}'', Christianity has been reunified under the Pope at Vatican Quest.

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* ''Film/PitchBlack'' has 'Chrislam' pilgrims heading for the planet of New Mecca.

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* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' has several examples of religious mergers: the Orange Catholic Bible is an effort of the Council of Ecumenical Translators which was made up of representatives of all faiths with more than a million followers. The result was supposed to be a universal (i.e. catholic) representation of beliefs. It was not well received. At first.
** There are also less ecumenical one-on-one mixtures such as Navachristians and Buddislamics (who divide into Zensunnis and Zenshiites).
* Creator/PhilipKDick was particularly fond of this: in several novels (notably TheDivineInvasion) there was a merger between the Catholic Church and the Soviet Union in the backstory.
* The ''Literature/LifeOfPi'''s main character, Piscine Molitor Patel, was born a Hindu [[InterfaithSmoothie but chooses to simultaneously practice]] both Islam and Christianity too as he grows up. His reason: he "just wants to love God."
* Enigma Babylon One World Faith in the LeftBehind books, which consists of Roman Catholicism merged with various "heretical" Christian sects (as defined by the books' authors and the Tribulation Force characters) as well as other world religions.
* The HumanxCommonwealth's United Church integrates ethical and philosophical principles from both human and thranx belief systems. Potential contradictions or conflicts between the various faiths of Earth and Hivehom are reconciled by the Church not taking itself too seriously.
* The Church of the Global Standard Deity (GSD for short) in the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series.

[[AC:Live-Action TV]]
* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' is a subtle example, as the only explicitly religious ceremony it shows is a funeral which combines Christian and Buddhist elements, which may just be ArtisticLicenseReligion.
* Series/{{Andromeda}} has Wayism, founded by a Magog who found God and decided all religions were true.

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* Pangaeism, the most politically correct religion ever, is briefly mentioned in ''Webcomic/LastRes0rt'', apparently they have a minor holy war every time a new species is contacted and the scripture needs to be revised to include their mythology.

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* The Western Branch of American Reform Presbylutheranism from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' .
* Father Changstein El-Gamal of the First Amalgamated Church on ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.

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* Messianic Jewish religions such as Jews for Jesus may qualify.
* The United Church of Canada was formed by the merger of the Methodists, most of the Presbyterians, and the Congregationalists. A similar set-up occurred with the Uniting Church in Australia. In fact, uniting churches is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_and_uniting_churches quite common.]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unitarian_Universalism Unitarian Universalism]] formed from the merger of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association in 1961. Nowadays they go even further by allowing anyone to be a member regardless of their personal religious beliefs. Even atheists and agnostics are allowed to be members.
* 'Chrislam' is actually a real sect in Nigeria.
* The Bahá'í Faith is partly an attempt at this.

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[[AC:Film]]
* The Weyland-Yutani Corporation from the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' franchise is, according to WordOfGod, meant to imply that England and Japan become the major superpowers of the future. ''Film/AlienResurrection'' takes it further by mentioning Weyland-Yutani got bought out by UsefulNotes/{{Walmart}}.
* In the film ''Film/{{Americathon}}'', Jews and Arabs have finally put aside their differences and formed "Hebrab National," a future (post-reconciliation) "Hebrew National." Great Britain has also become a U.S. state.

[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/TheGoneAwayWorld'' by Nick Harkaway has the United Island Kingdoms of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Cuba Libre (popularly known as Cubritannia).
* In the sci-fi book ''Literature/{{Skinned}}'' by Robin Wassermann, China and India have merged into Chindia.
* Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia in ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' are the only three nations in the world. They each need the perpetual state of war that exists between them to maintain their respective tyrannies, which are all basically the same.
* The ''Literature/CoDominium'' series features a future where the United States and Soviet Union decided to stop fighting and cooperate in carving up the planet (and then the galaxy) together. This, of course, had to get retconned after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp.

[[AC:Live-Action TV]]
* The Alliance from the ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' 'verse started out as an alliance between the United States and China.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E9SleepNoMore Sleep No More]]", set in the 38th century, India and Japan have become one nation. Remarks by the Doctor imply this was a [[InferredHolocaust physical merger]] in the wake of a "Great Catastrophe", not solely a political alliance.

[[AC:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'''s UCAS - the United Canadian and American States, which is a combination of this trope and BalkanizeMe - the US split apart somewhat, and parts of it reformed with Canada.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* Capcom's video game series ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' is implied to be this: "Ah, Strider Hiryu! He will never leave Eurasia alive!"

[[AC:Webcomics]]
* In the sci-fi webcomic ''{{Starslip}}'', the crew is sent to explore a GhostShip that once belonged to the "Canamerexican Alliance". The comic is set so far in the future that ''this'' conglomeration is now just a part of their ancient history, having given way to global and interstellar governments.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' mentions the 51st state of the United States, Saudi-Israelia.
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Fairly Odd Parents]]'' episode where Timmy wished that he was always right, Crocker asked him how many states there were and Timmy said 49. Suddenly, North and South Dakota reunited into one state.
-->''"The Dakotas have settled their differences!"''
** Amusingly enough, this has been seriously proposed should UsefulNotes/PuertoRico or UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC become a state.
* At the end of the "Go God Go" episode of WesternAnimation/SouthPark, the world has done away with all -isms. However, there is still war, as "French-Chinese thinks they have the rights to Hawaii." (which means they still kept Imperialism, apparently)

[[AC:Real Life]]
* Virtually all modern countries were formed by merger, often involving conquest, of smaller states.
** Historical examples include Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Czechoslovakia, and Austro-Hungarian Empire. The current biggest examples are the United Kingdom (of Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and Northern Ireland) and, of course, the United States of America. The European Union can be seen as an attempt to do this without conquest.

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6th Apr '16 9:46:57 PM Mhazard
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* Not the company itself, but the founder of Nuka Cola, [[CompositeCharacter John Caleb Bradberton]], is a composite name of both the founder of Coca Cola and Pepsi.

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* Not the company itself, but the founder of [[VideoGame/{{Fallout}} Nuka Cola, Cola]], [[CompositeCharacter John Caleb Bradberton]], is a composite name of both the founder of Coca Cola and Pepsi.
6th Apr '16 9:46:20 PM Mhazard
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* Not the company itself, but the founder of Nuka Cola, [[CompositeCharacter John Caleb Bradberton]], is a composite name of both the founder of Coca Cola and Pepsi.
5th Mar '16 1:43:00 PM MarkLungo
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* The Scottish [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] team Inverness Caledonian Thistle was formed in 1994 by a a merger between Inverness Thistle and Caledonian FC. Bitter rivals in the Highland League, they thought (correctly) it would increase their chances of entering the [[FootyLeagues Scottish Third Division]]. They're now in the ScottishPremierLeague.

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* The Scottish [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball football]] team Inverness Caledonian Thistle was formed in 1994 by a a merger between Inverness Thistle and Caledonian FC. Bitter rivals in the Highland League, they thought (correctly) it would increase their chances of entering the [[FootyLeagues Scottish Third Division]]. They're now in the ScottishPremierLeague.UsefulNotes/ScottishPremierLeague.
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