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25th Jul '17 7:05:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/VirtualCombat'': The bad guy briefly mentions a foreign state known as the "People's Republic of England".
23rd Jul '17 5:19:48 PM nombretomado
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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform you]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. There's no free speech, either. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).

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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform you]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. There's no free speech, either. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).
9th Apr '17 8:55:17 AM nombretomado
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* Pottsylvania in ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.

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* Pottsylvania in ''RockyAndBullwinkle''.''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle''.
10th Mar '17 11:18:41 PM TropesForever
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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform you]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. TalkingIsAFreeAction doesn't apply (in the literal sense) here. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).

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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform you]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. TalkingIsAFreeAction doesn't apply (in the literal sense) here.There's no free speech, either. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).
19th Feb '17 7:04:13 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheFiremensBall'': A Commie Land movie made, remarkably, inside Commie Land--namely, Czechoslovakia 1967--portraying the authorities as bumbling incompetents and society in general as hopelessly corrupt. Made during the period of liberaliziation in Czechoslovakia that peaked with the Prague Spring of 1968 and was ended decisively by the arrival of Soviet tanks that year. Thereafter banned in Czechoslovakia until the VelvetRevolution and the fall of Communism in 1989.
19th Feb '17 5:07:43 PM Fireblood
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* Two of Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn's (who used to live in the Soviet work camps himself) books, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich'', which is a historical fiction based on experience in the camps, and ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago'', which is a non-fiction history of the Soviet work camps.

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* Two of Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn's (who used to live in the Soviet work labor camps himself) books, ''Literature/OneDayInTheLifeOfIvanDenisovich'', which is a historical fiction based on experience in the camps, and ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago'', which is a non-fiction history of the Soviet work labor camps.



* Creator/TerryGoodkind's ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', being inspired by Rand's work, involves the protagonist being forced to live in a collectivist dystopian city of TheEmpire.

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* Creator/TerryGoodkind's ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', being inspired by Rand's work, involves the protagonist being forced to live in a collectivist dystopian city of TheEmpire.TheEmpire (though their economy is ''worse'' than real communism).



* The Klingons on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' were supposed to be like this, but that didn't exactly pan out. The Romulans were later developed in TNG as being similar to commie land.

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* The Klingons on [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' were supposed to be like this, but that didn't exactly pan out. The Romulans were later developed in TNG as being similar to commie land. The Borg Collective is a techno-cyborg version.
19th Feb '17 5:03:16 PM Fireblood
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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. TalkingIsAFreeAction doesn't apply (in the literal sense) here. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).

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These places are often pretty depressing, dominated by dilapidated concrete architecture, people wearing drab Commie clothing and probably even the weather cold and rainy (unless it's some place like Cuba, when this trope [[XMeetsY meets]] BananaRepublic). Basic utilities are substandard, there are [[BlackMarketProduce shortages of almost everything]] ([[PropagandaMachine but the news service is all too happy to inform]] inform you]] [[WorstNewsJudgmentEver that a local foundry has just cast its 500,000th ton of raw steel]]) and what little consumer goods are produced are absolute rubbish, [[TheAllegedCar especially the cars]]. However, a foreigner will be glad to find out his spare change [[RidiculousExchangeRates is quite a sum in local currency]]. Locals, besides the clothing, tend to be TheEeyore or ApatheticCitizens, with possibly the only exception being GallowsHumour (often of RussianReversal variety). Which means it's no wonder they tend to be very keen on [[DrowningMySorrows alcohol]]. TalkingIsAFreeAction doesn't apply (in the literal sense) here. [[SarcasmMode On the up side]], there's always [[SecretPolice someone]] [[BigBrotherIsWatching caring for you]], and frequent [[MillionMookMarch public festivities]]. You can as well expect secret weapons facilities (especially in the biological field of WMD).
12th Feb '17 6:02:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TopSecret'': Parodied by [[CommieNazis combining the communists with the Nazis]]. The East German "national anthem" even includes lyrics about trying to escape not a bright idea if you value your life.

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* ''Film/TopSecret'': Parodied by [[CommieNazis combining the communists with the Nazis]]. The East German "national anthem" even includes lyrics about trying to escape not being a bright idea if you value your life.
12th Feb '17 6:01:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TopSecret'': Parodied by [[CommieNazis combining the communists with the Nazis]]. The East German "national anthem" even includes lyrics about trying to escape not a bright idea if you value your life.
21st Jan '17 6:45:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Costa-Gavras's film ''The Confession'' depicts 1950s Czechoslovakia this way. Its protagonist (Yves Montand) is a government official who is arrested for and falsely convicted of espionage and treason. Inspired by the 1952 Slánský trial; Montand's character [[AnonymousRinger is based on Artur London]].

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* Costa-Gavras's film ''The Confession'' ''Film/TheConfession'' depicts 1950s Czechoslovakia this way. Its protagonist (Yves Montand) is a government official who is arrested for and falsely convicted of espionage and treason. Inspired by the 1952 Slánský trial; Montand's character [[AnonymousRinger is based on Artur London]].



* TerryGoodkind's ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', being inspired by Rand's work, involves the protagonist being forced to live in a collectivist dystopian city of TheEmpire.

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* TerryGoodkind's Creator/TerryGoodkind's ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', being inspired by Rand's work, involves the protagonist being forced to live in a collectivist dystopian city of TheEmpire.
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