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15th Oct '17 8:11:39 AM ManchuCandidate
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* ''VideoGame/{{ELEX}}'' takes place on a world similar to present day Earth called Magalan. However, a asteroid struck the planet and caused the old nations to collapse. Said asteroid brought with it the element Elex which can be used to power advanced technology or give people special, magical powers when consumed. The part of the world you explore is divided between four factions and they all have a very different aesthetic and tech-level. The Albs and Clerics of Calaan are both high-tech factions with troops equipped with PoweredArmor and wielding[[PlasmaCannon plasma weapons]] and have mechs in their armies. The Outlaws are a ''Film/MadMax'' inspired faction and have modern day weapons and equipment. Then you have the Berserkers who are a group of warriors who have renounced modern technology, embraced a medieval life-style and purify Elex into Mana to wield magic and restore life to nature on one side.
22nd Jul '17 7:56:14 AM benda
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* Russia, for that matter. Just compare Moscow and St. Petersberg to the hunters of the Far North - or sometimes even to plain Russian villages devoid of sanitation.
26th May '17 11:38:46 PM Nulono
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* This is very much present in RealLife. In many developing countries, farming is still done with bulls, and muscle-powered rickshaws are still very much in use. Millions still die from diseases whose vaccines were invented a decades ago; there are millions in the corners of Africa and Asia who are still not connected with the electrical grid; there are tribes in dank jungles of the Amazon, Indonesia and Andaman Islands who still live as hunter gatherers.

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* This is very much present in RealLife. In many developing countries, farming is still done with bulls, and muscle-powered rickshaws are still very much in use. Millions still die from diseases whose vaccines were invented a decades ago; there are millions in the corners of Africa and Asia who are still not connected with the electrical grid; there are tribes in dank jungles of the Amazon, Indonesia and Andaman Islands who still live as hunter gatherers.
25th May '17 9:21:50 AM crazysamaritan
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* Any fanfic which puts [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] in the modern era of the human world (such as ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''). Equestria has AncientGrome-era military advances, a pre-industrial revolutionary (that is, agricultural) economy, and [[TheDungAges very medieval]] politics and governances (being essentially TheKingdom). This, in combination with its other HighFantasy traits like BlackAndWhiteMorality, usually causes interesting conflicts with the cosmopolitan, highly advanced and usually democratic countries, such as the US, and this usually pits both the extremes of [[RomanticismVsEnlightenment romanticism and enlightenment]] against each other, both technologically and morally.

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* Any fanfic which puts [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Equestria]] in the modern era of the human world (such as ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau''). ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureau'' gives Equestria has AncientGrome-era military advances, a pre-industrial revolutionary (that is, agricultural) economy, and [[TheDungAges very medieval]] politics and governances (being essentially TheKingdom). This, in combination with its other HighFantasy traits like BlackAndWhiteMorality, usually causes interesting conflicts with the cosmopolitan, highly advanced and usually democratic countries, such as the US, and this usually pits both the extremes of [[RomanticismVsEnlightenment romanticism and enlightenment]] against each other, both technologically and morally.
24th Apr '17 9:09:45 AM Malady
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See also: CrystalSpiresAndTogas, AdvancedAncientAcropolis and LuddWasRight. Compare LowCultureHighTech, where a backwards culture uses technology it doesn't understand.

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See also: CrystalSpiresAndTogas, AdvancedAncientAcropolis and LuddWasRight. Compare LowCultureHighTech, where a backwards culture uses technology it doesn't understand.
understand. Possibly also a {{Tomorrowland}}.
3rd Apr '17 5:59:26 PM TonyG
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* Spoofed on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when the gang learn that Robin was a pop idol in Canada named Robin Sparkles. Although her singing career was in the mid nineties, the music video they watch looks like it's from the mid-eighties. When Ted comments on this, Robin explains that the eighties didn't come to Canada until 1993.
3rd Apr '17 5:18:26 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** One group of Andaman natives, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinelese_people Sentinelese]], actively ''refuse'' any contact with the outside world, even resorting to violence sometimes. Nowadays Indian authorities just leave them alone and look around so that everyone else does the same. That's actually putting it pretty mildly; they attack anyone nearing their island, even helicopters, on sight except for one incident where the visitors threw them some fish.

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** One group of Andaman natives, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentinelese_people org/wiki/Sentinelese Sentinelese]], actively ''refuse'' any contact with the outside world, even resorting to violence sometimes. Nowadays Indian authorities just leave them alone and look around so that everyone else does the same. That's actually putting it pretty mildly; they attack anyone nearing their island, even helicopters, on sight except for one incident where the visitors threw them some fish.
3rd Apr '17 4:47:27 PM 64SuperNintendo
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31st Mar '17 7:57:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Most ''Paradox'' grand strategy games take some steps to avoid this by applying a larger penalty to research the further ahead you get in technology compared to real history, and by giving regions a research bonus based on how much more advanced their neighbours are. However, they also deliberately play it straight by giving large penalties to cultures that historically didn't keep up with technological advance. So in ''EuropaUniversalis'', for example, it's difficult (although still possible) for European countries to get this relative to each other, but difficult to avoid it compared to most of the rest of the world.

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* Most ''Paradox'' grand strategy games take some steps to avoid this by applying a larger penalty to research the further ahead you get in technology compared to real history, and by giving regions a research bonus based on how much more advanced their neighbours are. However, they also deliberately play it straight by giving large penalties to cultures that historically didn't keep up with technological advance. So in ''EuropaUniversalis'', ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis'', for example, it's difficult (although still possible) for European countries to get this relative to each other, but difficult to avoid it compared to most of the rest of the world.
4th Feb '17 7:40:13 PM dmcreif
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* In the early seasons of ''Series/TheWire'', despite taking place in the 2000s, we see the police department still using typewriters due to not having the budget to get computers.
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