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24th Jun '17 2:58:35 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Franchise/{{FactionParadox}}'' has the City of the Saved: a galaxy-sized city at the end of time where every human and human-descended individual is resurrected in immortal invulnerable bodies and can live forever in the closest thing the setting has to paradise... unless they're only part-human, [[FantasticRacism in which case they're second-class citizens and are generally thought of as lucky to have got in.]] In addition, humans and posthumans with non-human friends and lovers tend to be tragically disappointed when they realise their loved ones didn't make it into this human-supremacist heaven. House Halfling, the pressure group for part-human rights, explicitly pointed out that the City's culture will stagnate much faster with only human influences and that it is at present a rather unsatisfactory endpoint of history. [[SarcasmMode Fortunately that probably won't matter any more, as someone figured out a way to turn off the immortality, a civil war broke out, and one group's attempt to end it summoned an]] EldritchAbomination [[SarcasmMode from the universe after this one. So that's alright then.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{FactionParadox}}'' ''Franchise/FactionParadox'' has the City of the Saved: a galaxy-sized city at the end of time where every human and human-descended individual is resurrected in immortal invulnerable bodies and can live forever in the closest thing the setting has to paradise... unless they're only part-human, [[FantasticRacism in which case they're second-class citizens and are generally thought of as lucky to have got in.]] In addition, humans and posthumans with non-human friends and lovers tend to be tragically disappointed when they realise their loved ones didn't make it into this human-supremacist heaven. House Halfling, the pressure group for part-human rights, explicitly pointed out that the City's culture will stagnate much faster with only human influences and that it is at present a rather unsatisfactory endpoint of history. [[SarcasmMode Fortunately that probably won't matter any more, as someone figured out a way to turn off the immortality, a civil war broke out, and one group's attempt to end it summoned an]] EldritchAbomination [[SarcasmMode from the universe after this one. So that's alright then.]]
24th Jun '17 5:42:03 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/TomorrowTown'' is supposedly a technologically-advanced community-of-the-future. The devices they invent are CoolButInefficient, the community only survives on government subsidies, and the social system is inherently sexist. The outside world has long surpassed Tomorrow Town in social and technological advancement. No-one dares complain about these obvious facts until after their founder is murdered.
16th May '17 6:51:57 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' series, everyone over sixteen is beautiful, and anyone who has just turned sixteen has a few years of non-stop partying. But the operation to become a Pretty involves having brain implants to make you vapid and shallow. Justified, as the brain implants were meant to stop people becoming as destructive as the Rusties, the race of humans who destroyed the world with their stupidity.

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* In the ''{{Uglies}}'' ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' series, everyone over sixteen is beautiful, and anyone who has just turned sixteen has a few years of non-stop partying. But the operation to become a Pretty involves having brain implants to make you vapid and shallow. Justified, as the brain implants were meant to stop people becoming as destructive as the Rusties, the race of humans who destroyed the world with their stupidity.
4th Apr '17 7:41:30 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Genosha was worse than Latveria. A utopia to only the upper class, their cruel apartheid government used mutants as a SlaveRace to maintain a stellar economy. (But it came crashing down after they attracted the ire of the ComicBook/XMen.)

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* Genosha, another fictional Marvel state that appears mainly in the ComicBook/XMen comics, is a rare subversion of this trope. When they first appear, they are presented as a little model democracy with a super-advanced economy and public health care, like a stereotypical Sweden on steroids. Then, however, it [[TheReveal turns out]] that the country secretly implements a super-harsh SuperRegistrationAct that basically reduces its [[FantasticRacism mutants]] to state slavery. But ''then'' the story takes pains to explain that the country ''really is'' a paradise for everyone else ''except'' the mutants--And with a few hundred of them in a country of ten million, this makes them [[CrapsackOnlyByComparison easily the smallest oppressed underclass in history]]. The Genoshan government also get to justify their harsh measures by appeals to national security, arguing that if not kept under strict control, the super-powered mutants will quickly [[BewareTheSuperman destroy their democratic way of life]]. And they are actually [[TheExtremistWasRight proved right]] by the story, as the X-Men, not buying this, free the mutants--Who then proceed to turn Genosha was into a SuperSupremacist PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny that purges the majority population and is [[NiceJobBreakingItHero objectively far worse than Latveria. A utopia to only the upper class, their cruel apartheid government used mutants as a SlaveRace to maintain a stellar economy. (But it came crashing down after they attracted the ire of the ComicBook/XMen.)old regime in just about every way.]]
30th Mar '17 6:43:46 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', the Republic of Azania has shades of this. A [[LadyLand majority-female]] society, they are a generally peaceful, economically and technologically advanced nation in an otherwise largely post-apocalyptic setting, which welcomes women and homosexuals fleeing the [[EvilReactionary reactionary]] neighboring states. However, it is also a semi-totalitarian dictatorship that practices eugenics, bans natural childbirth and heavily discriminates against men.
28th Mar '17 4:45:52 AM Doug86
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* Genosia was worse than Latveria. A utopia to only the upper class, their cruel apartheid government used mutants as a SlaveRace to maintain a stellar economy. (But it came crashing down after they attracted the ire of the {{X Men}}.)

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* Genosia Genosha was worse than Latveria. A utopia to only the upper class, their cruel apartheid government used mutants as a SlaveRace to maintain a stellar economy. (But it came crashing down after they attracted the ire of the {{X Men}}.ComicBook/XMen.)
22nd Feb '17 4:54:47 PM BattleMaster
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* The Wizarding World of Literature/HarryPotter has some elements of this in general. Having spent his first ten years with the [[AbusiveParents Dursleys]], he is more than happy to attend Hogwarts and is amazed by the magic world. At first, it appears that everything there is better than the Muggle world. However, as the books grow DarkerAndEdgier, the Wizarding World's flaws become more and more apparent. The second book shows that it has racism and slavery. The third that it has horrible creatures like the Dementors in it. The fourth gives us a racial supremacist cult and [[KnightTemplar Barty Crouch]]. The fifth has Umbridge, who turns the school into a dictatorship. Looks less magical now, doesn't it?

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* The Wizarding World of Literature/HarryPotter has some elements of this in general. Having spent his first ten years with the [[AbusiveParents Dursleys]], he is more than happy to attend Hogwarts and is amazed by the magic world. At first, it appears that everything there is better than the Muggle world. However, as the books grow DarkerAndEdgier, the Wizarding World's flaws become more and more apparent. The second book shows that it has racism and slavery. The third that it has horrible creatures like the Dementors [[EmotionEater Dementors]] in it.it and they're used by the government to run the HellholePrison. The fourth gives us a racial supremacist cult and [[KnightTemplar Barty Crouch]]. The fifth has Umbridge, who turns the school into a dictatorship. Looks less magical now, doesn't it?
20th Feb '17 4:39:10 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Genosia was worse than Latveria. A utopia to only the upper class, their cruel apartheid government used mutants as a SlaveRace to maintain a stellar economy. (But it came crashing down after they attracted the ire of the {{X Men}}.)
19th Feb '17 4:04:07 PM rva98014
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'': The titular city purports to be a place where animals now live in harmony and anyone can become anything. Actually living there makes one realize how deeply the AnimalJingoism still runs.
21st Dec '16 11:45:39 PM narm00
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* Doctor Doom has created Latveria, among other False Utopias, through the years. He often makes his people trust and worship him, even though he is an outright dictator. Note that he does try to bring peace, but with force.

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* Doctor Doom ComicBook/DoctorDoom has created Latveria, among other False Utopias, through the years. He often makes his people trust and worship him, even though he is an outright dictator. Note that he does try to bring peace, but with force.



* ''TheIncredibleHulk'': In one of the comics, Bruce Banner has a dream where all his biggest wishes are true: married to Betty, friend to her father and other former enemies... This is an illusion from his inner monster, the Devil Hulk, in which Bruce could be trapped if he let the devil take over his body. Bruce turned down the offer.

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* ''TheIncredibleHulk'': ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'': In one of the comics, Bruce Banner has a dream where all his biggest wishes are true: married to Betty, friend to her father and other former enemies... This is an illusion from his inner monster, the Devil Hulk, in which Bruce could be trapped if he let the devil take over his body. Bruce turned down the offer.
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