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12th Apr '18 1:00:55 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Mormons]] fled persecution in Illinois and Missouri by packing up and heading to Utah, then part of Mexico and inhabited only by Natives. In 1890, the Mormon leadership agreed to ban polygamy, opening a path for statehood and an end to official persecution. A few refused to accept this and began founding their own towns in other nearby states, territories, and countries where they could practice their polygamous lifestyle in relative peace. Some of these towns are still going strong today, with polygamy still going on, even if there is a high-profile raid every several years or so.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Mormons]] UsefulNotes/{{Mormon|ism}}s fled persecution in Illinois and Missouri by packing up and heading to Utah, then part of Mexico and inhabited only by Natives. In 1890, the Mormon leadership agreed to ban polygamy, opening a path for statehood and an end to official persecution. A few refused to accept this and began founding their own towns in other nearby states, territories, and countries where they could practice their polygamous lifestyle in relative peace. Some of these towns are still going strong today, with polygamy still going on, even if there is a high-profile raid every several years or so.
12th Apr '18 1:00:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* On a darker note, charismatic preacher Jim Jones founded his own colony, Jonestown, with around a thousand followers, in Guyana. [[DrinkingTheKoolAid It ended badly.]]

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* On a darker note, charismatic preacher Jim Jones founded his own colony, Jonestown, Film/{{Jonestown}}, with around a thousand followers, in Guyana. [[DrinkingTheKoolAid It ended badly.]]
12th Apr '18 12:58:31 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the tradition of UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans who wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.

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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the tradition of UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans who wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} for the Netherlands, UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society GoingNative and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
12th Apr '18 12:57:14 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans who wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.

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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, tradition of UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans who wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
12th Apr '18 12:56:41 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans that wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.

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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, largely belonged to a separatist Puritan faction aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England (as opposed to other Puritans that who wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
12th Apr '18 12:56:19 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, were largely members of a separatist faction of the Church of England. They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
* In 1630, members of another breakaway sect known as the Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony forty miles north of Plymouth, establishing the city of UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. They promptly made it illegal to be anything but a Puritan, and soon were expelling large numbers of their own members for not being sufficiently Puritan, which is how the nearby colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut got started. (That Boston today is associated with liberalism and Irish Catholics is a supreme irony that probably has the founding Puritans rolling in their graves.)

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* The Pilgrims, best remembered for inspiring the UsefulNotes/ThanksgivingDay holiday, were largely members of belonged to a separatist Puritan faction of aiming to cut all ties with the Church of England.England (as opposed to other Puritans that wanted to reform the Church from within). They left Britain for the Netherlands, which had [[FreestateAmsterdam much the same reputation]] then as now, but at least didn't have the Archbishop of Canterbury as part of the state. In 1620, some of the separatists, afraid that their children were assimilating into Dutch society and losing their English identity, booked the freighter ''Mayflower'' to found Plymouth in what is today Massachusetts. They were originally planning to settle in the existing colony of Jamestown, Virginia, but were blown off course. Some of the settlers took that opportunity to create a brand new settlement instead of trying to go back to Virginia, partly so that no one would hold power over them, as documented in the Mayflower Compact.
* In 1630, members of another breakaway Puritan sect known as the Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony forty miles north of Plymouth, establishing the city of UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. They promptly made it illegal to be anything but a Puritan, and soon were expelling large numbers of their own members for not being sufficiently Puritan, which is how the nearby colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut got started. (That Boston today is associated with liberalism and Irish Catholics is a supreme irony that probably has the founding Puritans rolling in their graves.)
24th Mar '18 1:56:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''VideoGame/SurvivingMars'', one of the available sponsors you can select for your Martian colony is called the Church of the New Ark. Their birthrate is doubled and all colonists get the Religious trait (higher base morale, low sanity never leads to suicide), but they start out with only one rocket, they don't generate research on their own, and hydroponic farms produce 50% less food.
* In ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'', the [[PathOfInspiration Morninglight]] have built one of these in South Africa called New Jerusalem.



* In 1630, members of another breakaway sect known as the Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony forty miles north of Plymouth, establishing the city of UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. They promptly made it illegal to be anything but a Puritan, and soon were expelling large numbers of their own members for not being sufficiently Puritan, which is how the nearby colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut got started (that Boston today would be associated with liberalism and Irish Catholics is a supreme irony that probably has the founding Puritans rolling in their graves.)

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* In 1630, members of another breakaway sect known as the Puritans founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony forty miles north of Plymouth, establishing the city of UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}. They promptly made it illegal to be anything but a Puritan, and soon were expelling large numbers of their own members for not being sufficiently Puritan, which is how the nearby colonies of Rhode Island and Connecticut got started (that started. (That Boston today would be is associated with liberalism and Irish Catholics is a supreme irony that probably has the founding Puritans rolling in their graves.)



* [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Mormons]] fled persecution in Illinois and Missouri by packing up and heading to Utah, then part of Mexico and inhabited only by Natives. In 1890, the Mormon leadership agreed to ban polygamy, opening a path for statehood and an end to official persecution. A few refused to accept this and began founding their own towns in other nearby states, territories and countries where they could practice their polygamous lifestyle in relative peace. Some such towns are still going strong today, with polygamy still going on.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Mormonism}} The Mormons]] fled persecution in Illinois and Missouri by packing up and heading to Utah, then part of Mexico and inhabited only by Natives. In 1890, the Mormon leadership agreed to ban polygamy, opening a path for statehood and an end to official persecution. A few refused to accept this and began founding their own towns in other nearby states, territories territories, and countries where they could practice their polygamous lifestyle in relative peace. Some such of these towns are still going strong today, with polygamy still going on.on, even if there is a high-profile raid every several years or so.



* The modern nation of UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} was established in order for the Jews to have an own state again. The area they picked out was also their ancient ancestral homeland, subverting this trope to a degree. Also partially averted in that they welcome people who don't follow their beliefs to the extent that there have been periodic worries that the majority will someday be non-Jewish, though there are ''some'' restrictions on that for "the legal code was written by Holocaust survivor {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s" reasons.

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* The modern nation of UsefulNotes/{{Israel}} was established in order for the Jews to have an own state again. The area they picked out was also their ancient ancestral homeland, subverting this trope to a degree. Also partially averted in that they welcome people who don't follow their beliefs to the extent that there have been periodic worries that the majority will someday be non-Jewish, though there are ''some'' restrictions on that for "the legal code was written by {{shell shocked|Veteran}} Holocaust survivor {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s" survivors" reasons.



* People like the Branch Davidians (of the infamous Waco siege) count as this. If it weren't for the fact that they have their own homes and the only place that they've walled up is their place of worship the Westboro Baptist Church might also count as this.

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* People like the Branch Davidians (of the infamous Waco siege) count as this. If it weren't for the fact that they have their own homes and the only place that they've walled up is their place of worship worship, the Westboro Baptist Church might also count as this.
3rd Mar '18 2:25:27 PM AmuckCricetine
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* The prison colony of Cygnus Alpha in the first season of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' was ruled by a corrupt cult leader who enforced his control by controlling access to a "medicine" that protected against a divinely-sent plague. The disease was actually a mild poison the cult was dosing itself and new arrivals with, but only the leader/s knew this.

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* The prison colony of [[Recap/BlakesSevenS1E3CygnusAlpha Cygnus Alpha Alpha]] in the first season of ''Series/BlakesSeven'' was ruled by a corrupt cult leader who enforced his control by controlling access to a "medicine" that protected against a divinely-sent plague. The disease was actually a mild poison the cult was dosing itself and new arrivals with, but only the leader/s knew this.



** The colony in "The Way to Eden", if it had lasted long enough to properly be called a colony.
** The Luddite colony from DeepSpaceNine episode "Paradise" is a dark and unwilling variation: [[spoiler: rather than recruit like-minded potential colonists, the leader instead intentionally stranded her fellow shipmates/passengers and used a secret anti-technology energy field to ''force'' them to live according to her luddite philosophy. When this is eventually revealed, most of the surviving colonists decide to remain and figure out for themselves whether to maintain their way of life, but she herself is arrested for the crimes she committed stranding them there and for the ''murder'' of those colonists who died since because of her enforcing the anti-technology (including medicine) lifestyle.]]
** The social experiment from "The Masterpiece Society".
** The colony from "Up the Long Ladder" was said to have been founded by runaway "Neo-transcendentalists", though that was not elaborated upon and and it didn't really seem to have a [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
** Dukat sets one up for Pah-Wraith followers on Empok Nor in "Covenant."

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** The colony in "The "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS3E20TheWayToEden}} The Way to Eden", Eden]]", if it had lasted long enough to properly be called a colony.
** The Luddite colony from DeepSpaceNine episode "Paradise" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E15Paradise}} Paradise]]" is a dark and unwilling variation: [[spoiler: rather than recruit like-minded potential colonists, the leader instead intentionally stranded her fellow shipmates/passengers and used a secret anti-technology energy field to ''force'' them to live according to her luddite philosophy. When this is eventually revealed, most of the surviving colonists decide to remain and figure out for themselves whether to maintain their way of life, but she herself is arrested for the crimes she committed stranding them there and for the ''murder'' of those colonists who died since because of her enforcing the anti-technology (including medicine) lifestyle.]]
** The social experiment from "The "[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E13TheMasterpieceSociety The Masterpiece Society".
Society]]".
** The colony from "Up the "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E18UpTheLongLadder}} Up The Long Ladder" Ladder]]" was said to have been founded by runaway "Neo-transcendentalists", though that was not elaborated upon and and it didn't really seem to have a [[PlanetOfHats hat]].
** Dukat sets one up for Pah-Wraith followers on Empok Nor in "Covenant.""[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS07E09Covenant}} Covenant]]".
21st Jan '18 12:36:46 AM CountDorku
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Frequently overlaps with SpaceAmish, when the rejection of technology is religiously based. Naturally qualifies as a PlanetOfHats. In sci-fi, Mormons are a probably the favorite pick for this- although they are usually off-screen.

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Frequently overlaps with SpaceAmish, when the rejection of technology is religiously based. Naturally qualifies as a PlanetOfHats. In sci-fi, Mormons are a probably the favorite pick for this- although they are usually off-screen.
off-screen. If the cult develops unsavoury traditions that it hides from visitors, the result will be a TownWithADarkSecret.
27th Dec '17 5:07:08 PM nombretomado
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* In an ''[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Aliens]]'' Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.

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* In an ''[[Franchise/{{Alien}} Aliens]]'' Special, also by Dark Horse, a company is cutting costs by having a variety of cults help terraform a planet in return for being able to practice their religions in peace. Mentioned are a cult that worships an Creator/HPLovecraft expy, [[ElvisPresley [[Music/ElvisPresley Presleyans]], and the Latter-Day Satanists.
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