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19th Jun '18 12:00:41 AM M84
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* Stalwart Village in ''Videogame/PillarsOfEternity'' ''The White March'' is in decline due to the Hollowborn epidemic, ogre attacks, and spending what little money they have left on expeditions to restart the legendary White Forge in Durgan's Battery which have yielded no results [[spoiler:and are actually ''provoking'' the ogre attacks since the ogres see the expeditions as invasions of their territory.]] Restarting the White Forge at the end of Part I breathes new life into the village as their newfound ability to manufacture Durgan Steel brings in a lot of money and business [[spoiler:but puts them at even greater risk in Part II in the form of the colossal golems tasked with killing anyone who discovers the secrets of the White Forge, the Eyeless.]]
10th Jun '18 5:09:47 PM Motherdragon64
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** If you save Broken Hills from a race war in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', it trucks along fairly well...until the uranium mine runs out. It becomes a Dying Town, and eventually a GhostTown.

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** If you save Broken Hills from a race war in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'', 2}}''
*** The PlayerCharacter's tribal village of Arroyo has become one due to a terrible drought, which is what kickstarts their quest when they're sent out to find the [[MacGuffin Garden of Eden Creation Kit]].
*** The town of Modoc, a prosperous farming community, is also dying at the hands of the same drought that's killing Arroyo. You can potentially save it if you help establish an alliance with a nearby people called the Slags, which will allow Modoc to thrive.
*** If you get the best ending for Broken Hills by saving it from a human/mutant race war,
it trucks along fairly well...until the uranium mine runs out. It Losing it's economic foundation, it quickly becomes a Dying Town, and eventually a GhostTown.
9th Apr '18 1:34:27 AM Sumatris
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* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' is set in [[IronicName ironically named]] Prosperity, a small mining town whose economy revolved entirely around the local gold mine. No points for guessing what happened when the vein ran dry. The film's protagonist returns to his native town after decades of absence with the noble intention of reopening the mine, only to get roped into the GiantSpider invasion the movie is all about, but in the end succeeds in bringing prosperity back to Prosperity.

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* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' is set in [[IronicName ironically named]] Prosperity, a small mining town whose economy revolved entirely around the local gold mine. No points for guessing what happened when the vein ran dry. The film's protagonist returns to his native town after decades of absence with the noble intention of reopening the mine, only to get roped into the GiantSpider invasion the movie is all about, but in the end [[EarnYourHappyEnding he succeeds in bringing prosperity back to Prosperity.Prosperity]].
9th Apr '18 1:33:36 AM Sumatris
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* ''Film/EightLeggedFreaks'' is set in [[IronicName ironically named]] Prosperity, a small mining town whose economy revolved entirely around the local gold mine. No points for guessing what happened when the vein ran dry. The film's protagonist returns to his native town after decades of absence with the noble intention of reopening the mine, only to get roped into the GiantSpider invasion the movie is all about, but in the end succeeds in bringing prosperity back to Prosperity.
6th Apr '18 8:02:11 PM snichols1973
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* Music/RayStevens's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu8Vy8gZ1zA "Dear Andy Griffith"]] pays homage to a suburban town that has seen better days; the garden beds have become overrun with weeds, yard sales, cluttered lawns, pit bulls, with the banker's house turned into a funeral parlor, and the local veteran's memorial is a hangout for Goths and vampires.
5th Apr '18 10:22:10 PM Erdariel
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* There are some towns, such as Haapamäki, in Finland, which were built near some railway route and most people there used to work for VR (the national railway company). Then VR centered things to bigger cities.
4th Apr '18 5:52:18 PM angie710
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Easily spotted by the number of buildings that are shuttered or boarded up, particularly on its main thoroughfare. The streets are nearly empty of vehicles, and the grass hasn't been cut around quite a few houses. Quite a few of said houses will have a barking dog tied to a cinderblock, inoperable vehicles and/or appliances in varying degrees of decay rusting on the lawn, possibly some lawn ornaments that are considered "tacky," or holiday decorations unironically left in place even though it's August, and [[LowerClassLout inhabitants]] who spend their days sitting out front in cheap plastic lawn chairs with a cigarette perpetually clutched between two outstretched fingers and a cheap beer in the other hand. There may also be children running amok in the yard while the adults pay them no mind. If you ask, the inhabitants will tell you NothingExcitingEverHappensHere. At least not since the rutabaga factory burnt down, or the hot springs dried up, or Bigville got the freeway exit. The economy, meanwhile, probably hinges on monthly benefits payments, and the local Wal-Mart is likely the de facto town meeting place. The few jobs that do still exist are either part-time and pay minimum wage (or not much more) with no or terrible benefits, or are full-time unskilled labor positions that pay terribly. If there is a decent-paying job available that doesn't require higher education or specialized training, it's probably dangerous, unpleasant, and likely to necessitate an early retirement due to the physical toll that it takes.

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Easily spotted by the number of buildings that are shuttered or boarded up, particularly on its main thoroughfare. The streets are nearly empty of vehicles, and the grass hasn't been cut around quite a few houses. Quite a few of said houses will have a barking dog tied to a cinderblock, inoperable vehicles and/or appliances in varying degrees of decay rusting on the lawn, possibly some lawn ornaments that are considered "tacky," or holiday decorations unironically left in place even though it's August, and [[LowerClassLout inhabitants]] who spend their days sitting out front in cheap plastic lawn chairs with a cigarette perpetually clutched between two outstretched fingers and a cheap beer in the other hand. The local pastime, for many people, is some type of [[DrugsAreBad drug]] (meth, heroin, crack, whatever the "flavor of the decade" happens to be). There may also be children running amok in the yard while the adults pay them no mind. If you ask, the inhabitants will tell you NothingExcitingEverHappensHere. At least not since the rutabaga factory burnt down, or the hot springs dried up, or Bigville got the freeway exit. The economy, meanwhile, probably hinges on monthly benefits payments, and the local Wal-Mart is likely the de facto town meeting place. The few jobs that do still exist are either part-time and pay minimum wage (or not much more) with no or terrible benefits, or are full-time unskilled labor positions that pay terribly. If there is a decent-paying job available that doesn't require higher education or specialized training, it's probably dangerous, unpleasant, and likely to necessitate an early retirement due to the physical toll that it takes.
27th Mar '18 5:54:40 PM JackG
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* In the Australian play ''The Custodians of Culture'', a man and his simple-minded friend live in a ghost town that's been abandoned after a highway bypass, going through the pretense that they're its custodians.
20th Mar '18 6:54:37 PM danlansdowne
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** UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} from being the centre of Canadian finance and media (with a well-timed boost in TheSeventies from Quebec's strict language laws which led to an influx of anglophones and businesses from UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}).

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** UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}} from being the centre of Canadian finance and media (with a well-timed boost in TheSeventies from Quebec's strict language laws laws, which led to an influx of anglophones and businesses from UsefulNotes/{{Montreal}}).
5th Mar '18 3:46:05 AM Jake
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* ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series details a number of solar systems that had once been host to heavy traffic but have been bypassed by the time the titular fleet passes through because the PortalNetwork rendered the old mode of system-to-system hyperspace travel obsolete. Some of these systems have been [[GhostPlanet completely abandoned]], while others still have dwindling populations that lack the means to leave (there aren't any spaceships passing through anymore, after all).

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* ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series details a number of solar systems that had once been host to heavy traffic but have been bypassed by the time the titular fleet passes through because the PortalNetwork rendered the old mode of system-to-system hyperspace travel obsolete. Some of these systems have been [[GhostPlanet completely abandoned]], while others still have dwindling populations as more and more of the younger generation emigrate, or are conscripted. On at least one occasion, a CompanyTown that lack existed solely to service a now-disused waystation in a particularly bleak system is only clinging to life because the means corporation didn't bother sending anyone to leave (there aren't any spaceships passing take the workers off-world after they were laid off. On another occasion, the titular Lost Fleet passes through anymore, after all).a system whose main habitable world was once [[PleasurePlanet famed for its natural beauty and home to numerous luxury resorts]], but [[ForeverWar a hundred years of constant war]] haven't been good for the tourist trade.
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