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20th Aug '16 12:13:53 PM dvorak
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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel "Over a Barrel"]] deals with a scenario much like early America's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Indian_Wars Indian Wars]], settlers taking over the natives' ancestral land for their own purposes, without native consent, which in turn cranks off the natives. Due to [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism the nature of the show,]] things get resolved before they... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement escalate too far]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel "Over a Barrel"]] deals with a scenario much like early America's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Indian_Wars Indian Wars]], settlers taking over the natives' ancestral land for their own purposes, without native consent, which in turn cranks off the natives. Due to [[SlidingScaleOfCynicismVersusIdealism the nature of the show,]] things get resolved before they... [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement escalate too far]]. Specifically, it's a LighterAndSofter fantasy version of the Black Hills conflict, wherein the Lakota regarded the area as Sacred Ground (in the episode, a Buffalo Stampede Trail) whereas the settlers found a big mess of precious minerals (in the episode, the only place a farm could be planted).
19th Jul '16 3:22:30 AM Orickle
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* ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'':
** Broken Stone War, War of Black Trees and really the whole relationship between Aedyr (and later, Dyrwood) and Glanfathans resembles both Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain and European colonization of North America.
** War of Defiance, where now ''Free'' Palatinate of Dyrwood gained independence from Aedyr Empire, is UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution.
** Saint's War is a more ambiguous example, but has some notable familiarities with UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar: agrarian, traditionalist Readceras and industrial, more liberal Dyrwood resemble the sides pretty well, though the reasons for war were different.
3rd Jul '16 5:45:54 PM StarSword
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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' was partially inspired by journals of Confederate soldiers on the frontier from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, and the Unification War and aftermath has its similarities (Alliance occupation troops in the series' present = Union occupation troops during Reconstruction, for instance). However the comparison isn't perfect, as the Independent Faction started out independent instead of trying to secede and failing, and while it's left vague exactly ''what'' freedoms the independents were fighting to protect,[[labelnote:*]][[AllThereInTheManual According to the RPG]] they were more or less just fighting against Alliance annexation in general.[[/labelnote]] it pretty obviously [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil wasn't the freedom to own slaves.]]

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' was partially inspired by journals of Confederate soldiers on the frontier from UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, and the Unification War and aftermath has its similarities (Alliance occupation troops in the series' present = Union occupation troops during Reconstruction, for instance). However the comparison isn't perfect, as the Independent Faction started out independent instead of trying to secede and failing, and while it's left vague exactly ''what'' freedoms the independents were fighting to protect,[[labelnote:*]][[AllThereInTheManual According to the RPG]] and Joss Whedon's notes on ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' they were more or less just fighting against Alliance annexation in general.annexation, period.[[/labelnote]] it pretty obviously [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil wasn't the freedom to own slaves.]]


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* The Occupation of Bajor as portrayed in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' drew most of its cues from the Nazi occupation of Europe in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII (and to a lesser extent the Japanese occupation of Pacific nations in the same period), with the Cardassians using concentration camps, forced labor, and {{sex slave}}ry on the native Bajorans and pillaging their art and cultural resources, while the Bajorans themselves had both LaResistance and LesCollaborateurs. However, the Cardassians withdraw right before the series mostly due to their own internal politics.
15th Jun '16 9:42:11 AM 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.

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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.]]
14th Jun '16 12:52:41 PM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'' has a fantasy ''postwar'' counterpart in the Cardassians, whose treaty with the Federation following the Dominion War reduced their military to a defensive organization of considerably smaller size, rather like what happened to Japan after World War II. The rest of the picture looks like post-invasion Iraq, with many former Cardassian Guard officers joining the True Way, a reactionary terrorist organization.
3rd Jun '16 10:35:07 PM Doug86
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* The titular conflict of ''FanFic/TheDilgarWar'' presents more than a few similarities to WorldWarII.
* In ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'' the war is practically the Western Front of WorldWarI [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]].

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* The titular conflict of ''FanFic/TheDilgarWar'' presents more than a few similarities to WorldWarII.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* In ''FanFic/OrderInChaos'' the war is practically the Western Front of WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE]].
16th Mar '16 10:36:19 AM StarSword
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** "Sugar Dirt" = Guadalcanal, with a landing force being abandoned to fend for themselves for months in favor of taking advantage of a more strategic position elsewhere (New Guinea in real life, the planet Ixion near the Chig homeworld in the episode). Complete with a VanityPlate dedicating the episode to Guadalcanal veterans.

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** "Sugar Dirt" = Guadalcanal, with a landing force scoring an initial easy victory, then being abandoned to fend for themselves in the face of superior forces for months in favor of taking advantage of a more strategic position elsewhere (New Guinea in real life, the planet Ixion near the Chig homeworld in the episode). Complete with a VanityPlate dedicating the episode to Guadalcanal veterans.
16th Mar '16 10:33:00 AM StarSword
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* Late battles in ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'' are directly based on parts of the Pacific and Normandy campaigns in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, with the similarities directly called out in the episodes.
** "Stardust" = a disinformation op in the leadup to D-Day. [[spoiler:Also referenced are the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_talker code talkers]], with the Marines using missives written in Navajo and attached to corpses to mislead the Chigs.]]
** "Sugar Dirt" = Guadalcanal, with a landing force being abandoned to fend for themselves for months in favor of taking advantage of a more strategic position elsewhere (New Guinea in real life, the planet Ixion near the Chig homeworld in the episode). Complete with a VanityPlate dedicating the episode to Guadalcanal veterans.
** Round Hammer itself is inspired by the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands. [[spoiler:But unlike the real one that never happened because the Japanese surrendered after the American nuclear attacks, Round Hammer is called off in the finale because the Wild Cards screw up and give away the battle plan to the Chigs,[[note]]They meet an unarmored Chig while scouting a moon of the Chig homeworld and, not knowing what unarmored Chigs look like, mistake him for a different alien species and tell him about the planned assault to save his life. He is apparently a guardian of a Chig breeding ground and tells his government about the invasion.[[/note]] who offer to open peace negotiations instead of taking advantage. The negotiations go badly awry and the war restarts, but the UN has lost the initiative.]]
15th Mar '16 12:37:31 PM StarSword
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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) Battle of Lissa]]. Though he made modifications, such as [[RealityIsUnrealistic having Daniel Leary's opponents remember to actually load their weapons properly]].

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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) Battle of Lissa]]. Though he made modifications, such as [[RealityIsUnrealistic having Daniel Leary's opponents remember to actually load their weapons properly]].
15th Mar '16 12:33:53 PM StarSword
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* ''Literature/{{RCN}}'':
** 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.
** 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]]. Though he made modifications, such as [[RealityIsUnrealistic having Daniel Leary's opponents remember to actually load their weapons properly]].
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