History Main / DecadeDissonance

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.
9th Jan '17 10:19:27 PM ElectroKraken
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** Many of said Feral Worlds are also base of operation for [[BioAugmentation transhuman]] {{Space Marine}}s in PoweredArmor wielding [[MoreDakka repeating grenade launchers]] and [[PowerFist matter-disrupting gauntlets]], since the tribal wars are excellent for identifying promising recruits when they are [[ChildSoldiers still young enough]] to undergo the transformation process. The most famous example would be the SpaceWolfes from [[HornyVikings Viking Age]] [[DeathWorld Fenris]]

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** Many of said Feral Worlds are also base of operation for [[BioAugmentation transhuman]] {{Space Marine}}s in PoweredArmor wielding [[MoreDakka repeating grenade launchers]] and [[PowerFist matter-disrupting gauntlets]], since the tribal wars are excellent for identifying promising recruits when they are [[ChildSoldiers still young enough]] to undergo the transformation process. The most famous example would be the SpaceWolfes [[Literature/SpaceWolf Space Wolves]] from [[HornyVikings Viking Age]] [[DeathWorld Fenris]]
24th Nov '16 9:06:44 PM ninjamitsuki2
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* On ''Website/{{Neopets}}'', lands with medeival, modern, Victorian and even stone age societes exist on the same planet and even freely interact.
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