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11th Aug '17 8:24:44 PM Daedalis
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* Everyone in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' either works for Benjamin Hickory's copper mine or provides goods and services for those employees.
20th Feb '17 9:00:45 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Literature/WetDesertTrackingDownATerroristOnTheColoradoRiver'': Boulder City, Nevada was formerly a company town erected by the builders of Hoover Dam, a history referenced in the story.
3rd Feb '17 5:17:46 AM Doug86
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* The ''DarthBane'' book ''Path of Destruction'' in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse has one of these in the form of the planet Apatros, owned by a mining corporation that does this. Dessel, later known as Darth Bane, grew up here with an alcoholic father that drove his family deep into debt through his drinking, and then died of an ([[SelfMadeOrphan apparent]]) heart attack but leaves Dessel with the debt. Even getting lucky at cards can't get the debt paid, because the pot has been deliberately capped to keep workers from paying off their debts in a single lucky night.

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* The ''DarthBane'' ''Literature/DarthBane'' book ''Path of Destruction'' in the StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse has one of these in the form of the planet Apatros, owned by a mining corporation that does this. Dessel, later known as Darth Bane, grew up here with an alcoholic father that drove his family deep into debt through his drinking, and then died of an ([[SelfMadeOrphan apparent]]) heart attack but leaves Dessel with the debt. Even getting lucky at cards can't get the debt paid, because the pot has been deliberately capped to keep workers from paying off their debts in a single lucky night.
2nd Jan '17 12:01:01 PM jamespolk
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* Biopic ''Film/CoalMinersDaughter'' starts with Music/LorettaLynn growing up in the company coal mining town of Butcher's Hollow, KY. After her father collects his paycheck from the mine, he goes straight to the company store to spend it.
29th Dec '16 11:51:18 PM justanid
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Overlaps with IndustrialGhetto. Compare with OnlyShopInTown (there's usually more than one shop, but they're either in league with or owned by a single company); OneNationUnderCopyright (a MegaCorp owning a citystate or bigger); IOwnThisTown (one person running things); {{Egopolis}}: a town named after the dictator who controls it; and ElaborateUniversityHigh (for a collegiate version).

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Overlaps with IndustrialGhetto. Compare with OnlyShopInTown (there's OnlyShopInTown, there's usually more than one shop, but they're either in league with or owned by a single company); OneNationUnderCopyright (a company; OneNationUnderCopyright, a MegaCorp owning a citystate or bigger); IOwnThisTown (one bigger; IndustrialGhetto, usually a part of larger city; IOwnThisTown, where one person is running things); {{Egopolis}}: things; {{Egopolis}}, a town named after the dictator who controls it; and ElaborateUniversityHigh (for a collegiate version).
7th Dec '16 8:45:53 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Incorporated'' the Green Zones are luxury versions. Gated cities and suburbs where the owning corporation's management can live without being disturbed by the Red Zone slums surrounding them.
5th Nov '16 2:57:40 PM Jackoman
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* The planned municipality of Zawame City from ''Series/KamenRiderGaim''
18th Oct '16 4:08:51 AM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/SaltOfTheEarth'', Delaware Zinc owns everything, not just the mine and the land, but the shacks the miners live in and the store where they go to buy goods. This allows them to put the screws to the miners when the miners go on strike for better living and working conditions.
8th Sep '16 7:28:48 PM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called a "Company Store" due to the owner charging his workers "fees" to stay there.

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* ''VideoGame/TheWolfAmongUs'' has a strip club, "The Puddin' and Pie", be called which is similar to a "Company Store" due to because the owner refuses to release any of his workers, charging his workers them "fees" to stay there.there. [[spoiler:Also, they're fitted with decapitation collars with disguise and vocal trigger mods]].
8th Sep '16 7:23:31 PM kome360
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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.

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** And then horribly deconstructed after Glasceau makes his move and unleashes a titanic murder machine made from the pain and suffering of the afterlife. Since the town doesn't have an economy to salvage, the Cresian militia comes to wipe them out, thinking they're no better than vermin.vermin for the crime of living in the same town that birthed that monstrosity. Every named character is horrified.
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