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25th Mar '17 5:44:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Bookworld as depicted in the ThursdayNext series is not only the English language part (areas in other languages are only briefly mentioned), but practically all of the characters, books and tropes depicted are limited to England specifically, with very few references to American authors and books, let alone works not originally in English (only WarAndPeace and Literature/TheTrial are shown explicitly).

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* The Bookworld as depicted in the ThursdayNext ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series is not only the English language part (areas in other languages are only briefly mentioned), but practically all of the characters, books and tropes depicted are limited to England specifically, with very few references to American authors and books, let alone works not originally in English (only WarAndPeace ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and Literature/TheTrial ''Literature/TheTrial'' are shown explicitly).
23rd Mar '17 8:10:39 AM MidnightMan
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** There's a car with weak performance stats that's all over the first game, the Mundano. It's clearly modeled after the Ford Mondeo that could be seen all over the place in Great Britain back then. It was also availabe in North America, but under the names Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique, so the [[PunnyName pun in the name]] only works for those who know its British and European name.


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* Being a Japanese game, ''VideoGame/ATrain'' mostly has Japanese trains. Even the world-wide version of ''A-Train III'' with European character faces, only labeled ''A-Train'', has two fantasy trains, two American trains and 17 Japanese trains plus the computer-controlled Shinkansen.
* ''VideoGame/TransportTycoon'' looks ''very'' British. The buildings aren't exclusively British, but the overall style goes into that direction. Also, all rail vehicles except for the TGV are modeled after locomotives and railcars operating in Great Britain.


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* While ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' loves to throw in some obvious BigApplesauce for good measure (Chrysler Building, Twin Towers, mentioning the Statue of Liberty without mentioning its hometown), it also slips in a lot from Los Angeles in general and Hollywood and Burbank in particular where it was made. The police wear LAPD uniforms and drive LAPD-colored cars, the pilot "To the Rescue" features the [=L.A.=] city hall as well as Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, Seymour's Travel Agency in "It's a Bird, It's Insane, It's Dale!" is located near Lankershim Boulevard and Cahuenga Boulevard which meet in Studio City, and "The Luck Stops Here" mentions Flower Street (they're mentioned again in "A Wolf in Cheap Clothing"), one of which stretches from Hollywood to Burbank. Perhaps this is what [[WordOfGod Tad Stones]] meant with the "West Coast city with an East Coast flair".
11th Mar '17 7:48:40 PM louisXVI
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* Subverted in [[http://www.theonion.com/article/us-upset-after-aliens-land-in-italy-4327 this Onion article]] in which the Bush administration officially declares itself "confused and saddened" that alien diplomats chose to land in Italy.


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* A great deal of reporting on "Canadian culture" tends to operate on the assumption that readers are primarily interested in how Canada is different than the United States. This is true for Americans and Canadians, but often less than helpful for the rest of the world. For example, a list of "Canadian foods" will inevitably feature a lot of relatively obscure snack foods that can't be bought in the United States, such as ketchup-flavored potato chips, but not bother to mention more common Canadian things like s'mores or root beer that Americans would take for granted as normal, but people outside North America might find curious or distinctive.
3rd Mar '17 2:16:00 PM Xtifr
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* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'': The French series ''Once Upon a Time… Man'' (French: Il était une fois… l'homme) has its own problems on occassion. In 26 episodes, aired between 1979 and 1981, the show covers world history from the birth of planet Earth and the evolution of life up to the 1970s. While fairly accurate and attempting to be objective, the show covers important events and eras as seen from a Western perspective. Most of the action takes place in Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Figures like Pericles, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad, Charlemagne and [[UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat Peter I of Russia]] get entire episodes devoted to them. But the cultures of the rest of Asia, Africa and pre-Colombian America are hardly represented. For example, out of the entire history of China, only Kublai Khan gets the spotlight treatment and then only through his interactions with UsefulNotes/MarcoPolo. The creators tried to make up for this by making a sequel entitled ''Once Upon A Time...In America'', which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin focused on the history of the Americas]], including pre-Colombian times.

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* ''WesternAnimation/IlEtaitUneFois'': The French series ''Once Upon a Time… Man'' (French: Il était une fois… l'homme) has its own problems on occassion. In 26 episodes, aired between 1979 and 1981, the show covers world history from the birth of planet Earth and the evolution of life up to the 1970s. While fairly accurate and attempting to be objective, the show covers important events and eras as seen from a Western perspective. Most of the action takes place in Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Figures like Pericles, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad, Charlemagne and [[UsefulNotes/PeterTheGreat Peter I of Russia]] get entire episodes devoted to them. But the cultures of the rest of Asia, Africa and pre-Colombian America are hardly represented. For example, out of the entire history of China, only Kublai Khan gets the spotlight treatment and then only through his interactions with UsefulNotes/MarcoPolo. The creators tried to make up for this by making a sequel entitled ''Once Upon A Time...In America'', which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin focused on the history of the Americas]], including pre-Colombian times.
1st Mar '17 5:55:36 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Though noticing this may itself be a case of the trope, since many websites default to the country they guesstimate from the IP address, so you will only see "USA" as default and top of the list if you're in the US.
*** Not always, as "USA" being default comes up most of the time for people in, for instance, Canada, whose [=IP=]s would obviously not show them as Americans.
23rd Feb '17 5:22:58 AM C2
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** Sailor Moon is especially guilty of this with the only time it was justified was in the second half of season 2 as the villains were from the future and were trying to alter Tokyo. It gets pretty ridiculous in later seasons when the villains are looking for a particular object inside of humans and somehow never decide poto target people outside of Tokyo.

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** Sailor Moon is especially guilty of this with the only time it was justified was in the second half of season 2 as the villains were from the future and were trying to alter Tokyo. It gets pretty ridiculous in later seasons when the villains are looking for a particular object inside of humans and somehow never decide poto to target people outside of Tokyo.
21st Feb '17 10:32:43 AM MarqFJA
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** Older fluff (now retconned) indicated that the [[JuliusBeethovenDaVinci Emperor was Jesus]], but a still-canon one is that he was Saint George (the PatronSaint of England).

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** Older fluff (now retconned) indicated that the [[JuliusBeethovenDaVinci [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Emperor was Jesus]], but a still-canon one is that he was Saint George (the PatronSaint of England).
20th Feb '17 9:56:46 AM Gunslinger
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*** Try as they might the writers were ''terrible'' at writing [[GangBangers Hood Lingo]]; Slink Johnson ad-libbed the majority of his lines while performing as Lamar, only using the script as a rough guideline for the dialogue's direction.
20th Feb '17 6:05:47 AM Midna
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* In the PAL English version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', released in the UK and Australia, Wailord's trophy mentions that it can dive down a distance over twice the height of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Nevis Ben Nevis]]. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and well known in the UK, but almost unknown outside of it. The NTSC English release uses general terms for this trophy, which makes you wonder why the PAL writers didn't do the same.
20th Feb '17 6:04:53 AM Midna
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** Sailor Moon is especially guilty of this with the only time it was justified was in the second half of season 2 as the villains were from the future and were trying to alter Tokyo. It gets pretty ridiculous in later seasons when the villains are looking for a particular object inside of humans and somehow never decide to target people outside of Tokyo.

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** Sailor Moon is especially guilty of this with the only time it was justified was in the second half of season 2 as the villains were from the future and were trying to alter Tokyo. It gets pretty ridiculous in later seasons when the villains are looking for a particular object inside of humans and somehow never decide to poto target people outside of Tokyo.



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games made after the 4th generation have many Japanese motifs, even if Black/White and X/Y are set in fantasy versions of the United States and France respectively. Abundant Shrine in the Unova region is obviously a Japanese shrine, and the Lass trainer class wears an outfit based on a Japanese school uniform. Many random trainers in the untranslated versions have Japanese names.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games made after the 4th generation have many Japanese motifs, even if Black/White and X/Y are they're set in fantasy versions of the United States (''Black and White'', ''Sun and Moon'') and France respectively. (''X and Y''). Abundant Shrine in the Unova region is obviously a Japanese shrine, and the Lass trainer class wears an outfit based on a Japanese school uniform.uniform, and the Trainer's School in Alola is modeled after a Japanese school building. Many random trainers in the untranslated versions have Japanese names.


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* In the PAL English version of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U'', released in the UK and Australia, Wailord's trophy mentions that it can dive down a distance over twice the height of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Nevis Ben Nevis]]. Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles and well known in the UK, but almost unknown outside of it. The NTSC English release uses general terms for this trophy, which makes you wonder why the PAL writers didn't do the same.
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