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5th Feb '16 9:54:48 PM nombretomado
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* The Australian Football League (the premier competition of AustralianRulesFootball) has 18 teams, of which 10 are based in Victoria (and all but one of those are based in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}). Somewhat justified in that the League is an expansion of the Victorian Football League, and Victoria is the birthplace and home of the game.
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* The Australian Football League (the premier competition of AustralianRulesFootball) UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball) has 18 teams, of which 10 are based in Victoria (and all but one of those are based in UsefulNotes/{{Melbourne}}). Somewhat justified in that the League is an expansion of the Victorian Football League, and Victoria is the birthplace and home of the game.
2nd Feb '16 1:22:45 PM NoahGoldFox
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* Gaijin, the Russian developers of ''VideoGame/WarThunder'', has drawn criticism for making Russian aircraft unrealistically powerful, especially the [[DiscOneNuke LaGG-3]] and its variants, which are very effective early-tier fighters despite the real plane's notoriously poor power-to-weight ratio and fragile airframe. There was also the infamous "[[FanNickname LumberYak]]"; at one point the Yak-9's wings would never actually break no matter how damaged they got, allowing it to fly through trees unimpaired. ** Taken further with the introduction of ground forces. The starting Panzer II's can't penetrate the Russian T26's from the front. The T26's have a 57mm cannon that can oneshot both Pz II's ''and'' other T26's. ** Another example is the I-185, a Russian fighter available as a premium purchase. Though Gaijin goes on for ''days'' about the impeccable accuracy of their in-game flight models, designed from months of painstaking research to accurately simulate each plane's real-world performance and handling characteristics, this one is pretty blatant. Their I-185 is basically a UFO. The real I-185 never advanced beyond the prototype stage because [[TheAllegedCar it could barely get itself off the ground]].
26th Jan '16 6:42:11 AM AgProv
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* Creator/BBC sitcom ''Stockport! So Good They Named it Once!" played on this trope, trying to find some [[BigApplesauce New York-style glamour]] in a quiet OopNorth town famed only for making hats and having a very long railway viaduct.
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* Creator/BBC sitcom ''Stockport! So Good They Named it Once!" Once!'' played on this trope, trying to find some [[BigApplesauce New York-style glamour]] in a quiet OopNorth town famed only for making hats and having a very long railway viaduct.
26th Jan '16 6:41:46 AM AgProv
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* Creator/BBC sitcom ''Stockport! So Good They Named it Once!" played on this trope, trying to find some [[BigApplesauce New York-style glamour]] in a quiet OopNorth town famed only for making hats and having a very long railway viaduct.
24th Jan '16 10:51:19 AM BenOfHouston
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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}}.
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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.
16th Jan '16 1:38:50 PM Jhonny
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* Any sport mostly focused on one country / region for that matter. Up until the 1960s, there was no Ice-Hockey outside the NHL according to US newspapers. And it took quite some time (and Dirk Nowitzki) to realize that Basketball is played outside the NBA. Baseball is a different story, but American Football is still called "NFL Football" '''even in other places where it is played''' - all that despite there being a European Championship of American Football since the 1980s.
16th Jan '16 1:35:45 PM Jhonny
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**Actually there is kind of a reason (though a twisted one) to calling the champions of Major League Baseball (and the NFL for that matter) "world champion" - there simply is no other team in that sport that could claim to be better. That's also the reason why the predecessor to the current Super Bowl was called the "AFL-NFL World Championship Game". The American and National Football League were the only professional Football Leagues at that time and naturally the one who won a duel between both champions would be the best in the world. It can be argued that the "world champion" crowned by the International Federation of American Football (currently the US) is not a world champion at all, because no NFL talent is allowed to compete and hence the best players are excluded
15th Jan '16 7:25:31 PM Jhonny
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** averted with the 2015 selection: [[Angela Merkel]].
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** averted with the 2015 selection: [[Angela Merkel]].UsefulNotes/AngelaMerkel.
15th Jan '16 7:24:13 PM Jhonny
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**averted with the 2015 selection: [[Angela Merkel]].
15th Jan '16 6:40:25 AM Anddrix
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However, sometimes this happens even in contexts where such settings seem unlikely. In this case, [[TheyJustDidntCare lack of imagination]] or assuming one's audience [[ViewersAreMorons is unreceptive to anything remotely foreign]] may play a role. Of course, this is often a case of global realism being sacrificed for local realism. It might seem unlikely for one place to be the focus of so much activity, but setting it in a place the author is familiar with can help to make the setting appear more full-bodied and believable. It can mean the difference between a realistic environment and TheThemeParkVersion.
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However, sometimes this happens even in contexts where such settings seem unlikely. In this case, [[TheyJustDidntCare lack of imagination]] or assuming one's audience [[ViewersAreMorons is unreceptive to anything remotely foreign]] foreign may play a role. Of course, this is often a case of global realism being sacrificed for local realism. It might seem unlikely for one place to be the focus of so much activity, but setting it in a place the author is familiar with can help to make the setting appear more full-bodied and believable. It can mean the difference between a realistic environment and TheThemeParkVersion.
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