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10th Nov '17 4:58:27 AM memememememe
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven, creating a CrapsackWorld. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. And maybe throw in some kind of robot zombie overlords or something.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." place," i.e. a CrapsackWorld. The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue issues and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven, {{deconstruct|ion}} them, in order to expose how much said sociopolitical issues can go horribly wrong in the worst manner, thus creating a CrapsackWorld. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. And maybe throw in some kind of robot zombie overlords or something.
the aforementioned crapsack world.
10th Nov '17 4:55:03 AM memememememe
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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. And maybe throw in some kind of robot zombie overlords or something.

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Dystopia is Ancient Greek for "bad place." The trick to creating a dystopia is to take a sociopolitical issue and deconstruct it or turn it UpToEleven.UpToEleven, creating a CrapsackWorld. Better yet, do it with several issues, or perhaps all of them. And maybe throw in some kind of robot zombie overlords or something.
30th Oct '17 12:33:39 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The series ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' features several levels of Dystopia: AlienInvasion (a result of NewTechnologyIsEvil), also featuring a variation on the NoSexAllowed rule: No More Children.

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* The series ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' features several levels of Dystopia: AlienInvasion (a result of NewTechnologyIsEvil), also featuring a variation on the NoSexAllowed rule: No More Children.
4th Oct '17 6:49:07 AM jormis29
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* ''Bend Sinister'', a book by Vladimir Nabokov in which a fictitious East European country is [[DayOfTheJackboot taken over]] by the Ekwilist [[BlackShirt Party of the Average Man]], who want to end conflict by equalizing all personality attributes and making everyone the "average man." In reality, all they succeed in doing is ruining the lives of the country's inhabitants, murdering the family of the country's only internationally renowned figure, the philosopher Adam Krug, and driving him insane.

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* ''Bend Sinister'', ''Literature/BendSinister'', a book by Vladimir Nabokov in which a fictitious East European country is [[DayOfTheJackboot taken over]] by the Ekwilist [[BlackShirt Party of the Average Man]], who want to end conflict by equalizing all personality attributes and making everyone the "average man." In reality, all they succeed in doing is ruining the lives of the country's inhabitants, murdering the family of the country's only internationally renowned figure, the philosopher Adam Krug, and driving him insane.
3rd Oct '17 10:03:37 PM Odacon_Spy
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* VideoGame/TheSecretWorld would be a [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] version of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', the surface of it looks normal, but everything is watched and controlled by [[KnightTemplar The Templars]], TheIlluminati, and [[TheChessmaster The Dragons]], and hidden in the shadows are EldritchAbomination that lie and wait to devour anyone who are within their reach.

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* VideoGame/TheSecretWorld ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld'' would be a [[CrapsaccharineWorld Crapsaccharine]] version of ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', the surface of it looks normal, but everything is watched and controlled by [[KnightTemplar The Templars]], TheIlluminati, and [[TheChessmaster The Dragons]], and hidden in the shadows are EldritchAbomination that lie and wait to devour anyone who are within their reach.


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* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'s'' setting is unique in that it has three different flavors of dystopia, each just as [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] as the next. Do you prefer the "Lawless gangland hell, with lots of crumbling infrastructure" flavor? Check out La Mugre (eng. The Dirt). Is the "Bleak communist dictatorship with everything run by [[TheMafiya the mob]]" flavored dystopia more your style? The Den has you covered. Or maybe you're more the "Hi-tech cyberpunk dystopia with everything (and everyone) owned, enforced and manipulated by an absurdly powerful MegaCorp" type? Look no further than The Corridor.
25th Sep '17 11:18:12 PM Scsigs
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* In the evangelical ComicBook/ChickTract 'The Last Generation,' the future, as described by Jack Chick, is one where some weird spiritual religion has taken dominance over all others, best described as a cross between Hinduism and Wiccanism, as well as most people apparently being gay and/or divorced, where all Christians are persecuted for believing in Jesus and not the "Mother Goddess," kids are apparently Nazis who can send their parents to concentration camps just for [[DisproportionateRetribution telling them to go to bed]] and are fully willing to rat their parents out for being Christian, as it's apparently against the law to be anything else than the religion that's dominated society. It's run by a new age healer dictator, who will see to it personally that the last remaining sects of Christianity are wiped out from existence. It's as insane as that sounds.
18th Sep '17 8:42:51 PM TheNerevarine
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* The setting in ''Anime/GenmaWars'' is a throughout oppressive one to live in both the modern times and the distant future:
** The future (where the story initially takes place in) is a post-apocalyptic nightmare where humanity was conquered by a extra-dimensional race of demons known as Genma, who keeps them in line through their army of mutants and monsters, and humans themselves are treated as both cattle and slaves. The demon king that rules over this world routinely rapes human girls to breed half-human children and set them to fight against each other (the [[TitleDrop titular Genma Wars]]) for [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans his own depraved amusement]].
** When the protagonists travel to the past which would be modern times, they find out its not much better than the timeline they lived. The Genma are revealed to have ruled over mankind in this time period as well, though subtly from the shadows masquerading as the media and corrupt government officials. The population's will is crushed under their control and there is a special plaza where [[DrivenToSuicide people hang themselves]] to escape from their difficult lives. Not to mention, the special elite that [[KarmaHoudini does whatever the hell they want and can get away]] with [[WouldHurtAChild running little children]] in the street if [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem they flash the police with their cards]].
9th Sep '17 10:45:27 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** ''Music/{{2112}}'' is in part a concept album based on ''Anthem'' by Creator/AynRand. Although individual identity is not as suppressed as it is in the book, technology, and especially music, is outlawed. The main character discovers a guitar and learns to play; and when he bring it back to share with the rest of the world, the ruling elite arrest him and smash his guitar. He reacts by [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide in despair]]]].

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** ''Music/{{2112}}'' ''Music/TwentyOneTwelve'' is in part a concept album based on ''Anthem'' by Creator/AynRand. Although individual identity is not as suppressed as it is in the book, technology, and especially music, is outlawed. The main character discovers a guitar and learns to play; and when he bring it back to share with the rest of the world, the ruling elite arrest him and smash his guitar. He reacts by [[spoiler: [[DrivenToSuicide committing suicide in despair]]]].
8th Sep '17 8:57:22 PM Kissinger113
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Candace traveling into a BadFuture where busting her brothers in the pilot episode somehow snowballed into [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Doofenschmirtz taking over the world]].

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Candace traveling into a BadFuture where busting her brothers in the pilot episode somehow snowballed into [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Doofenschmirtz Doofenshmirtz taking over the world]].Danville]].
17th Jul '17 5:11:02 PM nombretomado
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* Music/DaftPunk's third album, "Human After All" uses minimalism, emotional detachment and repetition to assert that with our reliance of techology, dystopia may not be a thing of the future. It may already be here.
* In their 2011 album {{Mylo Xyloto}}, {{Coldplay}} paints a story in which music and color are outlawed by the government.

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* Music/DaftPunk's third album, "Human ''Human After All" All'', uses minimalism, emotional detachment and repetition to assert that with our reliance of techology, technology, dystopia may not be a thing of the future. It may already be here.
* In their 2011 album {{Mylo Xyloto}}, {{Coldplay}} ''{{Mylo Xyloto}}'', Music/{{Coldplay}} paints a story in which music and color are outlawed by the government.
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