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19th Aug '17 10:10:01 AM less_than_kind
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': Temeria is high medieval France, Redania is high medieval Poland, Cidaris is medieval England, [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] is Rome mixed with Nazi Germany, Skellige is Scotland except the people are like Vikings, the dwarves are Jews with Italian-sounding names, and the elves are basically either the Celts after Rome conquered them or the Romans after Rome fell.

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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': The nation of Temeria is similar high medieval France, Poland while neighboring Redania is high similar to medieval Poland, Cidaris is Lithuania. Kaedwen could be Ruthenia or even medieval England, Hungary. [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] is Rome mixed with Nazi Germany, the Holy Roman Empire looking east as during it's forays and expeditions into Central Europe and Baltic states during the 12th and 13th centuries. The Duchy of Toussaint represents parts of Southern France and Occitania. Skellige is Scotland except combines Scottish and Viking cultures, specifically the people Geats and Danes of Beowulf fame who also settled in Ireland for a time and absorbed some of the native culture. Dwarves are like Vikings, the dwarves similar to medieval European Jews, while Elves are Jews a combination of Celtic cultures combined with Italian-sounding names, and the elves are basically Rome or Byzantium long after both have fallen. The Ofieri can be seen as either the Celts after Rome conquered them Persian, Yemeni, or the Romans after Rome fell.Ottoman.
17th Aug '17 9:29:16 AM Pichu-kun
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-->- From MadTV's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_1fPf2dhs#t=1m37s parody]] of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''

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-->- From MadTV's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95_1fPf2dhs#t=1m37s parody]] of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
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** There is confusion over whether Arendelle from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a city-state or a country however it is implied to be a country. Nevertheless it is a counterpart to Norway. The Southern Isles is revealed in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' to take the place of Denmark.

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** There is confusion over whether Arendelle from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a city-state or a country country, however it is implied to be a country. Nevertheless Nevertheless, it is a counterpart to Norway. The Southern Isles is revealed in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' to take the place of Denmark. In the comic "Feels Like Home", royalty from the country of Yuwabe arrive in Arendelle. Yuwabe is clearly an African country, with the queens name (Mahereb) and their enjoyment of cassava implying it's a counterpart to a West African country.
9th Aug '17 6:29:43 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Guru Pathic is blatantly Indian, but nobody else of his ethnicity appears. It's actually rather surprising given how deep the show is in Hindu concepts. Combustion Man does have an Eye of Shiva tattoo though.
7th Aug '17 4:21:08 PM Samothrace42
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'': Many [[AfterTheEnd Post-War societies]] are intentionally based on Pre-War records of various civilizations when trying to forge a new nation out of the [[DeathWorld Wasteland]].
** [[VideoGame/Fallout2 Fallout 2]] created both the [[TheFederation New California Republic]] and the Shi Empire, which are based on the Pre-War United States and Imperial China respectively. [[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas Fallout: New Vegas]] elaborates on the NCR, making it so that they're based on both the United States during the Wild West and the Roman Republic.
*** Speaking of ''New Vegas'', the game's main antagonists ([[TheHorde Caesar's Legion]]) are stylized after the Roman Empire. However, they actually bear more similarities to Sparta in practice.
** [[AbsoluteXenophobe The Enclave]] are mostly patterned after both Nazi Germany and the Pre-War United States.
** The [[NobleDemon Great Khans]] intentionally evoke the idea of being based after the Mongolian Empire - although it's slightly lessened because horses have gone extinct.
** [[VideoGame/Fallout3 The East Coast Brotherhood of Steel under Elder Lyons]] is inspired by early Prussia. By [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4]], [[TheOrder the Brotherhood]] under Elder Maxson are now based on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Medieval Britain.
*** [[WeHelpTheHelpless The Commonwealth Minutemen]] are patterned after both Revolutionary-Era America and the knightly orders of samurai in Feudal Japan.
*** [[UndergroundRailroad The Railroad]] are also clearly based after both the Underground Railroad of American history and the CIA during the Cold War.
*** While Vault 81 is based on [[EverytownAmerica quintessential small-town America]], their political situation (being isolated from the outside world, are only recently opening themselves up to the Commonwealth, and are popular traders with most of the region) is actually evocative of Japan after being opened up by Commodore Perry to the West.
*** Finally, [[TheConspiracy the Institute's]] focus on science and the arts while also being secluded from the rest of the Wasteland is inspired by a combination of Athens, Sparta, and Renaissance-Era Italy.
28th Jul '17 2:30:09 PM TheNerevarine
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* The country of Dystopia in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' is a demonic version of England inhabited by lizard people whose queen resembles UsefulNotes/ElizabethI (its heavily implied that it might as well be her) and their capital city is named Donlon. Their greatest heroes are also twisted, hellish versions of the [[Myth/KingArthur Knights of the Round Table]] with King Arthur and Lancelot being {{dragon knight}}s and Merlin being an talking egg.
15th Jul '17 11:02:40 AM AgProv
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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal take Creator/TerryPratchett's Fantasy Counterpart Cultures UptoEleven. Pratchett's structure (Quirm = France, Überwald = Switzerland/Bavaria/Germany, Llamedos = Wales, et c) is expanded on with additions such as Rimwards Howondaland = South Africa, the Sto States = Benelux [[note]]Sto Helit, a Grand Duchy, = Luxembourg, Sto Lat = Belgium, Sto Kerrig = Holland [[/note]], Far Überwald/Zlobenia = Russia, "Aceria" = Canada/{{Eagleland}}, Hergen = Ireland, et c. As can be expected, NationalStereotypes abound: Sto Kerrig is renowned for windmills, clogs, tulips, strange smoking tobaccos, and a language shading from "Kerrigian" into "Phlegmish" that sparked off a daughter dialect spoken in "Hovondalaand".

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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fics of Creator/AAPessimal take Creator/TerryPratchett's Fantasy Counterpart Cultures UptoEleven. Pratchett's structure (Quirm = France, Überwald = Switzerland/Bavaria/Germany, Llamedos = Wales, et c) is expanded on with additions such as Rimwards Howondaland = South Africa, the Sto States = Benelux [[note]]Sto Helit, a Grand Duchy, = Luxembourg, Sto Lat = Belgium, Sto Kerrig = Holland [[/note]], Far Überwald/Zlobenia = Russia, "Aceria" = Canada/{{Eagleland}}, CanadaEh mixed with {{Eagleland}}, Hergen = Ireland, et c. As can be expected, NationalStereotypes abound: Sto Kerrig is renowned for windmills, clogs, tulips, strange smoking tobaccos, and a language shading from "Kerrigian" into "Phlegmish" that sparked off a daughter dialect spoken in "Hovondalaand".
11th Jul '17 1:14:01 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThePalaververse'': Besides those already present in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePony:FriendshipIsMagic'' canon, Asinia is Spain at the height of the colonial age, Capra shares quite a bit with the various Persian empires, Ovarn is a more united version of the Greek city-states, Bovaland is feudal Europe, the Corvids are the Scottish highland clans, Zebrica is Pharaonic Egypt, the continent of Dactylia in general stands in for Africa, the mammoth clans of the southern Dactylian steppes have a distinctly Mongolian flavor, and Ceratos is imperial China.
7th Jul '17 2:52:19 PM IdentityUnknown
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** Rieze Maxia from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' is based heavily on the Mongol Empire. It's culture tends to be similar to that of the Asian steppes and many of it's place names are derived from the names of actual central Asian cities. Elympios, on the other hand, tends to be more based in Slavic folklore and mythology.
30th Jun '17 4:03:09 AM leraluna
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** ''FantasyCounterpartCulture/ASongOfIceAndFire''
24th Jun '17 1:35:34 AM thatmadork
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* ''Franchise/TheWitcher'': Temeria is high medieval France, Redania is high medieval Poland, Cidaris is medieval England, [[TheEmpire Nilfgaard]] is Rome mixed with Nazi Germany, Skellige is Scotland except the people are like Vikings, the dwarves are Jews with Italian-sounding names, and the elves are basically either the Celts after Rome conquered them or the Romans after Rome fell.
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