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22nd May '16 12:54:26 AM ZombieAladdin
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** For a while, [=MacIntosh=]'s spell check did not recognize the word "cooperation" (recognizing it only in its hyphenated state, "co-operation") and replace it with the word "Cupertino." Cupertino is a small town in California near Silicon Valley where Apple is located that, were it not for this quirk of that spell check, would be mostly unknown to anyone else and would otherwise be unlikely to be part of a spell check's word list.



* The reason for geocentric model. Everyone who cared knew that the Earth is round as early as III century BC, but we've needed a telescope to stop assuming that the Earth is the center of the universe.

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* The reason for geocentric model. Everyone who cared knew that the Earth is round as early as III century BC, but we've needed a telescope to stop assuming that the Earth is the center of the universe. Not to mention the trouble Nicolaus Copernicus endured for daring to believe in a Solar System model with the Sun in the middle.
** In a sense, this happens repeatedly in humanity's understanding of the universe. At first, people thought Earth was the largest thing in the universe and everything else had to be the little specks seen in the sky (or the big specks known as the Sun and the Moon). Then, people accepted that the Earth is not of any special importance to the Solar System but still thought the Solar System encompassed the known universe with the stars being a speckled backdrop beyond the furthest planets. Then, the Milky Way was discovered to be a vast collection of stars comparable to our Sun, half of whom have planetary systems like ours, but the Milky Way was then thought to be the extent of the universe. Then, the Andromeda Galaxy was discovered to be a galaxy similar to the Milky Way and we expanded our scope of the universe to an unimaginably large collection of such galaxies. Now there's reason to believe that the universe we live in might not be the only one to exist.
20th May '16 2:21:56 PM RurikWolfe
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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'': All action and suffering is seen and experienced through the eyes of American soldiers. Other Allied troops are hardly mentioned at all, left alone the local Europeans, who suffered equally much and a lot longer throughout the Nazi occupation. Though this is justified as the film focuses on a single unit of Americans and an event (D-Day) important to American war veterans.[[note]]Of course, D-Day is also important to British and Canadian veterans who also played major roles in the landing.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'': All action and suffering is seen and experienced through the eyes of American soldiers. Other Allied troops are hardly mentioned at all, left alone the local Europeans, who suffered equally much and a lot longer throughout the Nazi occupation. Though this is justified as the film focuses on a single unit of Americans and an event (D-Day) important to American war veterans.[[note]]Of course, D-Day is also important to British and Canadian veterans who also played major roles in the landing.landing, making the previous statement a good example of the trope.[[/note]]
20th May '16 2:20:49 PM RurikWolfe
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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'': All action and suffering is seen and experienced through the eyes of American soldiers. Other Allied troops are hardly mentioned at all, left alone the local Europeans, who suffered equally much and a lot longer throughout the Nazi occupation. Though this is justified as the film focuses on a single unit of Americans and an event (D-Day) important to American war veterans.

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* ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'': All action and suffering is seen and experienced through the eyes of American soldiers. Other Allied troops are hardly mentioned at all, left alone the local Europeans, who suffered equally much and a lot longer throughout the Nazi occupation. Though this is justified as the film focuses on a single unit of Americans and an event (D-Day) important to American war veterans.[[note]]Of course, D-Day is also important to British and Canadian veterans who also played major roles in the landing.[[/note]]
15th May '16 9:44:14 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Or how many American films, actors and TV shows have their own article as opposed to other countries. The overabundance of pages and entire character sheets for major American super hero comics like Marvel or DC also says a lot.

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** Or how many American films, actors and TV shows have their own article as opposed to other countries. The overabundance of pages and entire character sheets for major American super hero comics like Marvel or DC also says a lot. Even European works still get a fair share. Works that are released in neither region, if they get their own pages, will probably just receive maintenance from one or two editors.



** Most of the work pages are for works that have been released in North America and Europe; NoExportForYou in those territories means it's less likely to get a page and even then it'll probably be maintained by one or two editors at best.
15th May '16 9:42:05 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Most of the work pages are for works that have been released in North America and Europe; NoExportForYou in those territories means it's less likely to get a page and even then it'll probably be maintained by one or two editors at best.
15th May '16 2:32:11 AM Doug86
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* The {{Discworld}} is vast and large, but Terry Pratchett's British outlook is comes through very clearly. {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s are depicted based on British attitudes to their real-world inspirations.

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* The {{Discworld}} Literature/{{Discworld}} is vast and large, but Terry Pratchett's British outlook is comes through very clearly. {{Fantasy Counterpart Culture}}s are depicted based on British attitudes to their real-world inspirations.
14th May '16 3:10:56 PM TitoMosquito
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** UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} had "Batmen of many nations", but all of them were ''inspired'' by the American Franchise/{{Batman}}. This was reformed as Batman Inc in the 2000s, and actively did have numerous international BaddassNormal heroes, many of which were bat-themed and often actively inspired by Batman, but most existing before coming into Bruce's fold.

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** UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} had "Batmen of many nations", but all of them were ''inspired'' by the American Franchise/{{Batman}}. This was reformed as Batman Inc in the 2000s, and actively did have numerous international BaddassNormal BadassNormal heroes, many of which were bat-themed and often actively inspired by Batman, but most existing before coming into Bruce's fold.
13th May '16 9:55:15 PM Adept
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* Most of MegCabot's books either take place in New York, where she lives, or Indiana, where she grew up.

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* Most of MegCabot's Creator/MegCabot's books either take place in New York, where she lives, or Indiana, where she grew up.
11th May '16 5:32:56 PM onionmaster
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** {{U2}} intentionally used this idea to write their song "In God's Country", which is officially about America, but the lyrics are vague enough that fans from every country in the world see it as referring to their country.
28th Apr '16 3:13:22 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Twin Galaxies, an organization and website dedicated to keeping track of video game world records, was founded by Americans. Guess where most of the "world" records come from? It doesn't help that most of its officials are American, meaning that players from Europe, Japan, or worse, non-major territories will have a harder time getting their ''world'' records validated.

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* Twin Galaxies, an organization and website dedicated to keeping track of video game world records, was founded by Americans. Guess where most of the "world" records come from? It doesn't help that most of its officials are American, meaning that players from Europe, Japan, or worse, non-major territories will have a harder time getting their ''world'' world records validated.
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