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5th Apr '17 10:59:34 AM dasuberkaiser
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** What little we see of Postwar Cardassian politics shows that there are some nostalgic movements in the government that wish that the defense force were allowed to be expanded to a full military force again. Coupled with said politician wishing to have a particular blend of Kanar that was made on Bajor during the occupation and that it's rare because most Bajoran's see it as a sign of the occupation, it can be a nice blend of Postwar Iraq, Japan, and WWI Germany.

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** What little we see of Postwar Cardassian politics shows that there are some nostalgic movements in the government that wish that the defense force were allowed to be expanded to a full military force again. Coupled with said politician wishing to have a particular blend of Kanar that was made on Bajor during the occupation and that it's rare because most Bajoran's Bajorans see it as a sign of the occupation, it can be a nice blend of Postwar Iraq, Japan, and WWI Germany.
31st Mar '17 8:35:34 AM hszmv1
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** What little we see of Postwar Cardassian politics shows that there are some nostalgic movements in the government that wish that the defense force were allowed to be expanded to a full military force again. Coupled with said politician wishing to have a particular blend of Kanar that was made on Bajor during the occupation and that it's rare because most Bajoran's see it as a sign of the occupation, it can be a nice blend of Postwar Iraq, Japan, and WWI Germany.
** The introduction of Carrier ships into the game has led to many comparisons to WWII, especially with their growing prominence pushing out previously battle ship style capitol ships.
26th Mar '17 8:16:26 PM HotelCalifornia
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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).

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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]].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).
21st Mar '17 5:16:27 PM MadAnthony94
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* ''StarWars''
** The war against the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy has shades of WWII, with the Empire playing the part of Nazi Germany ("stormtrooper" was originally a name for SS troops). Probably especially fitting given that a major influence on the series was old WWII-era serials.
** The prequel trilogy, although a bit more low-key, draws on aspects of the American Civil War, with the antagonists' side being called a "Confederacy", which utilizes slave labor and is mostly rebelling for economic reasons.
** The sequel trilogy seems to draw more on modern day asymmetrical conflicts with Iran, Syria, or North Korea (the First Order draws especially on imagery of the latter, with a "Supreme Leader" and a heavily indoctrinated military).
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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