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26th Feb '17 8:36:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": Most if not all of the water in the Colorado River belongs to California, meaning that states and people farther upriver have no water.
21st Jan '17 11:52:58 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* A ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel called "Gulliver's Fugitives" had a planet that banned all fiction, with very elaborate cleanup measures including LaserGuidedAmnesia. Unlike many examples, this one makes it very clear just how incredibly hard it is and how much of the society's resources are needed to maintain the "quarantine" against imagination.

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* A ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' novel called "Gulliver's Fugitives" had a planet that banned all fiction, with very elaborate cleanup measures including LaserGuidedAmnesia. Unlike many examples, this one makes it very clear just how incredibly hard it is and how much of the society's resources are needed to maintain the "quarantine" against imagination. [[spoiler: The whole thing turns out to be a hallucination caused by Troi doing an ArchiveBinge in a learning machine.]]
7th Dec '16 12:33:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* AllCrimesAreEqual
27th Nov '16 6:11:35 AM doorhandle
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* In the ''VideoGame/Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/TheForgottenCity'', The Dwarves' Law forms one of the cores of the plot: "The many shall suffer for the sins of the one." Unlike most examples on this page it's seems reasonable and is draconian only in it's enforcement: Steal or kill and [[KillEmAll Everyone in the city]] [[FinalSolution where the crime took place will be killed]]" However it's unsuccessful in preventing people [[LoopholeAbuse abusing loopholes in the law...]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/TheForgottenCity'', The Dwarves' Law forms one of the cores of the plot: "The many shall suffer for the sins of the one." Unlike most examples on this page it's seems reasonable and is draconian only in it's enforcement: Steal or kill and [[KillEmAll Everyone everyone in the city]] [[FinalSolution where the crime took place will be killed]]" However it's unsuccessful in preventing people [[LoopholeAbuse abusing loopholes in the law...killed.]]
27th Nov '16 6:10:36 AM doorhandle
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* In the ''VideoGame/Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/TheForgottenCity'', The Dwarves' Law forms one of the cores of the plot: "The many shall suffer for the sins of the one." Unlike most examples on this page it's seems reasonable (no murder, no stealing), and is draconian only in it's enforcement: "The many" in this case means "[[KillEmAll Everyone in the city]] [[FinalSolution where the crime took place.]]" However it's unsuccessful in preventing people [[LoopholeAbuse abusing loopholes in the law...]]

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* In the ''VideoGame/Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/TheForgottenCity'', The Dwarves' Law forms one of the cores of the plot: "The many shall suffer for the sins of the one." Unlike most examples on this page it's seems reasonable (no murder, no stealing), and is draconian only in it's enforcement: "The many" in this case means "[[KillEmAll Steal or kill and [[KillEmAll Everyone in the city]] [[FinalSolution where the crime took place.]]" place will be killed]]" However it's unsuccessful in preventing people [[LoopholeAbuse abusing loopholes in the law...]]
27th Nov '16 6:08:49 AM doorhandle
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* In the ''VideoGame/Skyrim'' mod ''VideoGame/TheForgottenCity'', The Dwarves' Law forms one of the cores of the plot: "The many shall suffer for the sins of the one." Unlike most examples on this page it's seems reasonable (no murder, no stealing), and is draconian only in it's enforcement: "The many" in this case means "[[KillEmAll Everyone in the city]] [[FinalSolution where the crime took place.]]" However it's unsuccessful in preventing people [[LoopholeAbuse abusing loopholes in the law...]]
20th Sep '16 9:47:53 AM FurryKef
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'' the relatively annoying DJ announcer states when you pass the anti-litter ordnance- "El Presidente has passed a new anti-litter ordnance. Remember, violators will be shot on sight, so watch where you throw that bubble gum wrapper, kids."

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}'' the relatively annoying DJ announcer states when you pass the anti-litter ordnance- ordinance, "El Presidente has passed a new anti-litter ordnance.ordinance. Remember, violators will be shot on sight, so watch where you throw that bubble gum wrapper, kids."
20th Sep '16 9:40:25 AM FurryKef
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A MarySuetopia, CrapsackWorld or PlanetOfHats oftentimes has a single, not very realistic law (with other laws existing to shore up that law) which, often contrary to common sense ''defines'' that society. The penalty for breaking the Dystopian Edict is usually draconian in nature -- death or imprisonment are the most common, but [[FateWorseThanDeath worse punishments exist]], particularly in speculative fiction.

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A MarySuetopia, CrapsackWorld or PlanetOfHats oftentimes has a single, not very realistic law (with other laws existing to shore up that law) which, often contrary to common sense sense, ''defines'' that society. The penalty for breaking the Dystopian Edict is usually draconian in nature -- death or imprisonment are the most common, but [[FateWorseThanDeath worse punishments exist]], particularly in speculative fiction.
14th Jul '16 9:08:18 AM Morgenthaler
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{{Dystopia}}s with a variety of different laws and rules, no matter how draconian, don't count. (E.g. ''TheGiver''.)

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{{Dystopia}}s with a variety of different laws and rules, no matter how draconian, don't count. (E.g. ''TheGiver''.''Literature/TheGiver''.)
13th May '16 1:01:16 PM pi4t
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel ''The Stealers of Dreams'', where even thinking about anything untrue is a sign of insanity. However, it is justified by [[spoiler:the evil mind aliens that make anything you imagine become "real" as a hallucination.]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' novel ''The Stealers of Dreams'', where even thinking about anything untrue is a sign of insanity. However, it is justified by [[spoiler:the evil mind aliens that make anything you imagine become "real" as a hallucination.]]
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