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23rd Aug '16 11:12:47 AM 32_Footsteps
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* Ghost Port Kolobos in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyBraveExvius'' isn't quite a GhostTown yet despite its name, as it does have some permanent residents and a couple of shops, but large sections of the town are falling apart, and everyone makes it clear that the town currently doesn't have long before it's completely abandoned.
7th Aug '16 9:27:09 AM manepony101
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* Many rural communities in Japan that have no tourism to thrive on suffered from heavy population loss. This is mostly from the combination of closing of industries, young adults migrating to major cities for career, education, and cultural opportunities, and low birth rates leaving mostly the elder population.

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* Many rural communities in Japan that have no tourism to thrive on suffered from heavy population loss. This is mostly from caused by the combination of closing of industries, young adults migrating to major cities for career, education, and cultural opportunities, and low birth rates leaving mostly the elder population.
7th Aug '16 8:34:32 AM manepony101
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* Many rural communities in Japan that have no tourism to thrive on suffered from heavy population loss. This is mostly from the combination of closing of industries, young adults migrating to major cities for career, education, and cultural opportunities, and low birth rates leaving mostly the elder population.
3rd Aug '16 8:37:27 PM HamburgerTime
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* Rust Belt suburb Grosse Point, Michigan in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. Its ApatheticCitizens are in denial about it until it's too late.

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* Rust Belt suburb Grosse Point, Michigan in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. Its ApatheticCitizens are in denial about it until it's too late.late, and its teenagers just want to get out as fast as possible.
2nd Aug '16 1:57:21 PM Toadofsteel
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** Almost every settlement in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}'' not named Diamond City, Goodneighbor, or Bunker Hill is this. The player can revitalize this combination of Dying towns and Ghost towns into a thriving network of settlements, [[EarnYourHappyEnding through great effort]].
1st Aug '16 4:21:34 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, during the Boeing Bust of the 1970's, there were billboards that read "Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn out the lights?". [[Creator/MicrosoftStudios They turned themselves]] [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} around pretty quickly]] (Starbucks, Seattle's pride and joy, made coffee a luxury simply by tripling the price).

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* In UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, during the Boeing Bust of the 1970's, TheSeventies, there were billboards was a billboard near the airport that read [[https://gilmanpark.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/lights-out-in-seattle/ "Will the last person leaving Seattle please - turn out the lights?". lights"]]. It was out of this milieu that {{grunge}} emerged. [[Creator/MicrosoftStudios They The city turned themselves]] itself]] [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} around pretty quickly]] quickly]], however (Starbucks, Seattle's pride and joy, made coffee a luxury simply by tripling the price).price), the transition largely completed in TheNineties.
17th Jul '16 9:52:18 AM HamburgerTime
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* Rust Belt suburb Grosse Point, Michigan in ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''. Its ApatheticCitizens are in denial about it until it's too late.


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* "Death To My Hometown" by ''Music/BruceSpringsteen.
5th Jul '16 11:42:54 AM sslemmons
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* ''VideoGame/TheVanishingOfEthanCarter'' is set in a small mining town that has been abandoned for well over a decade after a mine collapse killed off its economy.


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* ''VideoGame/TheVanishingOfEthanCarter'' is set in a small mining town that has been abandoned for well over a decade after a mine collapse killed off its economy.
20th May '16 5:33:45 PM CnHGirl
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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' is actually TruthInTelevision to a point. Many towns that had historically banked on the steady traffic from Rout 66 became this or even died completely, largely due to the emergence of the interstate highway system combined with other socioeconomic factors. Stories like Radiator Springs were and still are tragically common.

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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' is actually TruthInTelevision to a point. Many towns that had historically banked on the steady traffic from Rout Route 66 became this or even died completely, largely due to the emergence of the interstate highway system combined with other socioeconomic factors. Stories like Radiator Springs were and still are tragically common.
20th May '16 5:33:23 PM CnHGirl
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* A pretty unique example in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania Centralia, Pennsylvania]]. In 1962, a coal seam fire started under the town, producing both heat and toxic fumes. By 1984, the government determined that the town was uninhabitable, and it would be so expensive to put out the fire that it was cheaper to buy all the homes and relocate the entire population. Around 50 residents refused to move, despite the lack of anything to sustain a town. As of 2010, there were still 10 people living there.

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* A pretty unique example in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania Centralia, Pennsylvania]]. In 1962, the underground trash landfill that used to be a coal seam was set on fire started under the town, to clear it, producing both heat and toxic fumes.fumes that eventually started breaking through to the surface. By 1984, the government determined that the town was uninhabitable, and it would be so expensive to put out the fire that it was cheaper to buy all the homes and relocate the entire population. Around 50 residents refused to move, despite the lack of anything to sustain a town. As of 2010, there were still 10 people living there.




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* ''{{WesternAnimation/Cars}}'' is actually TruthInTelevision to a point. Many towns that had historically banked on the steady traffic from Rout 66 became this or even died completely, largely due to the emergence of the interstate highway system combined with other socioeconomic factors. Stories like Radiator Springs were and still are tragically common.



* This was and to a great extent still is a problem in Britain, which ran its industrial base ragged during the Second World War and was forced to nationalise many heavy industries to prevent their total collapse. Then TheEighties happened and things got worse. As mentioned above, if you ever visit one of these towns, [[BerserkButton do NOT mention]] MargaretThatcher.

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* This was and to a great extent still is a problem in Britain, which ran its industrial base ragged during the Second World War and was forced to nationalise nationalize many heavy industries to prevent their total collapse. Then TheEighties happened and things got worse. As mentioned above, if you ever visit one of these towns, [[BerserkButton do NOT mention]] MargaretThatcher.
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