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5th Feb '17 11:03:21 AM StarSword
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* ''Literature/IntoTheHinterlands'' and its sequel ''Into the Maelstrom'' by Creator/DavidDrake and Creator/JohnLambshead is the wars of early America InSpace, with viewpoint character Allen Allenson standing in for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington in respectively the UsefulNotes/FrenchAndIndianWar (Brasilian colonies versus Terran soldiers and "Riders") and UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolutionaryWar (Brasilian colonies seeking independence from Brasilia).

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* ''Literature/IntoTheHinterlands'' and its sequel ''Into the Maelstrom'' by Creator/DavidDrake and Creator/JohnLambshead is the wars of early America InSpace, with viewpoint character Allen Allenson standing in for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington in respectively the UsefulNotes/FrenchAndIndianWar (Brasilian colonies versus Terran soldiers and "Riders") and UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolutionaryWar the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution (Brasilian colonies seeking independence from Brasilia).
5th Feb '17 11:02:20 AM StarSword
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* ''Literature/IntoTheHinterlands'' and its sequel ''Into the Maelstrom'' by Creator/DavidDrake and Creator/JohnLambshead is the wars of early America InSpace, with viewpoint character Allen Allenson standing in for UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington in respectively the UsefulNotes/FrenchAndIndianWar (Brasilian colonies versus Terran soldiers and "Riders") and UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolutionaryWar (Brasilian colonies seeking independence from Brasilia).
15th Jan '17 3:53:18 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': The War of Five Kings is loosely inspired by the WarsOfTheRoses, Aegon's Conquest has obvious parallels to the Norman Conquest of England and the historical period the dance of the dragons was clearly based on the English Anarchy of 1135-1154.
15th Jan '17 11:30:08 AM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SarcasmMode Totally not]] based on UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.]]
4th Dec '16 2:51:31 PM StarSword
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** Like [[Literature/HonorHarrington a certain other long-running space opera]], the novels are loosely based on the Napoleonic Wars, with the literary inspiration being the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels instead of ''Literature/HoratioHornblower''. The Republic of Cinnabar stands in for Britain (with bits of the Roman Republic thrown in), both good and bad (it's noted they favor dictatorships to democracies for their client states because they only have to control one guy, not the whole population), while the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Alliance of Free Stars]] stands in for Napoleonic France, with elements of Prussia and the Soviet Union. [[spoiler:Unlike the Napoleonic Wars, however, the Cinnabar-Alliance War ends in a negotiated peace after book seven, as both countries, by far the most powerful human states in TheVerse, were on the verge of complete economic collapse after roughly forty years of fighting.]]

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** Like [[Literature/HonorHarrington a certain other long-running space opera]], the novels are loosely based on the Napoleonic Wars, with the literary inspiration being the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novels instead of ''Literature/HoratioHornblower''. The Republic of Cinnabar stands in for Britain (with bits of the Roman Republic thrown in), both good and bad (it's noted they favor dictatorships to democracies for their client states because they only have to control one guy, not the whole population), while the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Alliance of Free Stars]] stands in for Napoleonic France, with elements of Prussia and the Soviet Union. [[spoiler:Unlike the Napoleonic Wars, however, the Cinnabar-Alliance War ends in a negotiated peace after book seven, as both countries, by far the most powerful human states in TheVerse, were on the verge of complete economic collapse after roughly forty years of fighting.fighting and would probably take most of human civilization with them.]]



** Despite the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' [-InSpace-] stylings of the series, the main conflict between New London and Hanover is surprisingly more reminiscent of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII than the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, with culturally British and trade-oriented New London opposing the culturally German and militarily expansionist Republic of Hanover mostly by itself for an extended period, and trying to get friendly but militarily neutral powers into the war on their side.

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** Despite the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' [-InSpace-] stylings of the series, the main conflict between New London and Hanover is surprisingly more reminiscent of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII than the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, with culturally British and trade-oriented New London opposing the culturally German and militarily expansionist Republic of Hanover mostly by itself for an extended period, and trying to get friendly but militarily neutral powers into the war on their side.



* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Shortly after the novel's original release, audiences began drawing parallels between it and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Creator/JRRTolkien disliked this interpretation strongly enough that subsequent releases included a forward that discusses at length all the ways in which the War of the Ring is ''not'' like World War II.

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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Shortly after the novel's original release, audiences began drawing parallels between it and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Creator/JRRTolkien disliked this interpretation strongly enough that subsequent releases included a forward foreword that discusses at length all the ways in which the War of the Ring is ''not'' like World War II. II.
* The annexation of Cadiz by the Commonwealth in ''Literature/AngelInTheWhirlwind'' is a very disparaging allegory to the American occupation of Iraq in the 2000s: a politically controversial long-running occupation of a neutral power begun for reasons of {{realpolitik}}, that has by now become mired in a bloody and expensive insurgency and is riven with corruption and incompetence on the part of the occupiers.
2nd Nov '16 12:10:56 PM Morgenthaler
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2nd Oct '16 4:57:33 PM MasterGhandalf
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* [[DefiedTrope Defied]] by ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. Shortly after the novel's original release, audiences began drawing parallels between it and UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Creator/JRRTolkien disliked this interpretation strongly enough that subsequent releases included a forward that discusses at length all the ways in which the War of the Ring is ''not'' like World War II.
23rd Sep '16 2:29:53 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/AlexisCarew'':
** Despite the ''Literature/HoratioHornblower'' [-InSpace-] stylings of the series, the main conflict between New London and Hanover is surprisingly more reminiscent of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII than the UsefulNotes/NapoleonicWars, with culturally British and trade-oriented New London opposing the culturally German and militarily expansionist Republic of Hanover mostly by itself for an extended period, and trying to get friendly but militarily neutral powers into the war on their side.
** The mutiny in ''Mutineer'' is based on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hermione_(1782) historical mutiny]] aboard HMS ''Hermione'', down to the name of the ship.
** ''The Little Ships'' takes its name from [[spoiler:the evacuation of Dunkirk. New London lands an army on Giron in the Berry March and for a while nothing happens (the so-called "Sitzkrieg"). Then Hanover draws away the fleet and counter-lands a much larger army that begins to RapePillageAndBurn. Midshipman Artley marshals a small fleet of civilian ships to get the troops and as many civilians as can be carried back off of Giron (Dunkirk). The author furthers the homage by naming several of the civilian ships after real-life ones that took part in the operation.]]
15th Sep '16 5:39:44 PM StarSword
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* Yet another book series featuring an analogue to the War of the Roses is ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', with the FeudingFamilies Stark and Lannister being less than subtle clues. And, even more directly, brief mentions are made of the Red and Green "Apple" Fossoways, who appear to have their own squabbles over titles and are two branches of a house. The symbol of House Tyrell, one of the major power players in the series, is depicted in the TV adaptation ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as a dead ringer for the Tudor double rose,
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** The civil war between Aegon and Rhaenyra, is very similar - except for the dragons, of course - to the conflict between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda, cousins who vied over the English throne in the 12th century. Aegon is even persuaded to take the throne by his wife and mother, much as Stephen was. The Purple Wedding was also inspired by the death of Eustace (Stephen de Blois' son) at the the end of the Anarchy. Like the result of the Anarchy, Rhaenyra's claim is vindicated by her son Aegon III;
** Likewise, The Red Wedding is based on real-life violations of SacredHospitality such as the Glencoe Massacre and the Black Dinner;

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* Yet another book series featuring an analogue to the War ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' is based heavily on various Scottish and English internal wars of the Roses is ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', with Middle Ages.
** The names of
the FeudingFamilies Stark and Lannister being (York and Lancaster) are less than subtle clues. And, even clues to inspiration from the Wars of the Roses. Even more directly, brief mentions are made of the Red and Green "Apple" Fossoways, who appear to have their own squabbles over titles and are two branches of a house. The symbol of House Tyrell, one of the major power players in the series, is depicted in the TV adaptation ''Series/GameOfThrones'' as a dead ringer for the Tudor double rose,
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rose.
** The civil war between Aegon and Rhaenyra, is very similar - except for the dragons, of course - to the conflict between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda, cousins who vied over the English throne in the 12th century. Aegon is even persuaded to take the throne by his wife and mother, much as Stephen was. The Purple Wedding was also inspired by the death of Eustace (Stephen de Blois' son) at the the end of the Anarchy. Like the result of the Anarchy, Rhaenyra's claim is vindicated by her son Aegon III;
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** Likewise, The Red Wedding is based on real-life violations of SacredHospitality such as the Glencoe Massacre and the Black Dinner;Dinner.



** The Blackfyre Rebellion is a reworking of [[UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars the Jacobite Rebellion]];

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** The Blackfyre Rebellion is a reworking of [[UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars the Jacobite Rebellion]]; Rebellion]].



* The Nilfgaard Empire's conquest of the Aedirn Kingdom in ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' series, for the Nazi invasion of Poland that led to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Nilfgaard itself is [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a totalitarian state with visions of world domination and disdain for any nation it regards as less civilised]], and tactics it employs against Aedirn include {{False Flag Operation}}s, Blitzkrieg raids deep into the heart of their territory (with cavalry instead of tanks), and forming pacts with Aedirn's old allies, who betray it in exchange for a share of the conquered lands.\\
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While author Andrzej Sapkowski, who is Polish, might've intended the conquest of Aedirn to be the metaphor of the Nazi invasion of Poland (with the SovietUnion gaining the Western Ukraine and Belorussia from the under-the-table deal with Germany), ironically his Czech fans reportedly tend to interpret the same events as the Nazis' annexation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia, with Poland getting Silesia in the similar secret deal (both real situations were similar, so this is not surprising).

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* The Nilfgaard Empire's conquest of the Aedirn Kingdom in ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' series, for is intended by author Creator/AndrzejSapkowski as a parallel to the Nazi invasion of Poland that led to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Nilfgaard itself is [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a totalitarian state with visions of world domination and disdain for any nation it regards as less civilised]], and tactics it employs against Aedirn include {{False Flag Operation}}s, Blitzkrieg raids deep into the heart of their territory (with cavalry instead of tanks), and forming pacts with Aedirn's old allies, who betray it in exchange for a share of the conquered lands.\\
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While author Andrzej Sapkowski, who is Polish, might've intended
Ironically, the conquest of Aedirn to be the metaphor of the Nazi invasion of Poland (with the SovietUnion gaining the Western Ukraine and Belorussia from the under-the-table deal with Germany), ironically his Polish Sapkowski's Czech fans reportedly tend to interpret the same events as the Nazis' annexation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia, with Poland getting Silesia in the similar secret deal (both real situations were similar, so this is not surprising). surprising).



** Creator/DavidDrake's foreword to ''When the Tide Rises'' states he based the book's conflicts, both military and political, on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cochrane,_10th_Earl_of_Dundonald Lord Cochrane's]] memoirs from his time serving as commander of the Chilean Navy during its war of independence, and the major battle on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_(1811) Battle of Lissa]].

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** Creator/DavidDrake's foreword to ''When the Tide Rises'' states he based the book's conflicts, both military and political, on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Cochrane,_10th_Earl_of_Dundonald Lord Cochrane's]] memoirs from his time serving as commander of the Chilean Navy during its war of independence, and the major battle on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_(1811) 1811 Battle of Lissa]].Lissa]] (not to be confused with the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lissa_(1866) 1866 Battle of Lissa]], which Drake comments was [[RealityIsUnrealistic so farcical you couldn't use it as a basis for fiction]]: the Italians somehow forgot to load shells in their cannons and spent the entire battle shooting blanks).
12th Sep '16 1:54:01 PM leraluna
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** The civil war between Aegon and Rhaenyra, is very similar - except for the dragons, of course - to the conflict between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda, cousins who vied over the English throne in the 12th century. Aegon is even persuaded to take the throne by his wife and mother, much as Stephen was. The Purple Wedding was also inspired by the death of Eustace (Stephen de Blois' son) at the the end of the Anarchy. Like the result of the Anarchy, Rhaenyra's claim is vindicated by her son Aegon III,
** Likewise, The Red Wedding is based on real-life violations of SacredHospitality such as the Glencoe Massacre and the Black Dinner,
** Cersei's (who is also inspired by [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed Isabelle of France]]) convoluted FawltyTowersPlot to frame Margaery for adultery was inspired by the Tour de Nesle affair, were the daughters-in-law of King Philip the Fair allegedly committed adultery,
** The Blackfyre Rebellion is a reworking of [[UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars the Jacobite Rebellion]],

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** The civil war between Aegon and Rhaenyra, is very similar - except for the dragons, of course - to the conflict between Stephen of Blois and Empress Matilda, cousins who vied over the English throne in the 12th century. Aegon is even persuaded to take the throne by his wife and mother, much as Stephen was. The Purple Wedding was also inspired by the death of Eustace (Stephen de Blois' son) at the the end of the Anarchy. Like the result of the Anarchy, Rhaenyra's claim is vindicated by her son Aegon III,
III;
** Likewise, The Red Wedding is based on real-life violations of SacredHospitality such as the Glencoe Massacre and the Black Dinner,
Dinner;
** Cersei's (who is also inspired by [[NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed Isabelle of France]]) convoluted FawltyTowersPlot to frame Margaery for adultery was inspired by the Tour de Nesle affair, were the daughters-in-law of King Philip the Fair allegedly committed adultery,
adultery;
** The Blackfyre Rebellion is a reworking of [[UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars the Jacobite Rebellion]], Rebellion]];
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