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11th Feb '16 1:57:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* The country of Amestris in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is based on a combination of European countries. It's ruled by a military dictatorship similar to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]], but they speak English, and the military ranks are also English based (with the rank of Field Marshall replaced with the rank of Fuhrer). Character names are based on names found in various European nations such as the U.K and France. Also the technology used is the same or similar to the technology found around UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' ** The country of Amestris in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is based on a combination of European countries. It's ruled by a military dictatorship similar to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]], but they speak English, and the military ranks are also English based (with the rank of Field Marshall replaced with the rank of Fuhrer). Character names are based on names found in various European nations such as the U.K and France. Also the The technology used is the same or similar to the technology found around UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

* The country of Amestris ** There is no Xing in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is based on the anime-verse however a combination of European countries. It's ruled by passing reference to an eastern country, along with chopsticks and asian looking characters existing, imply a military dictatorship similar to [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]], but they speak English, and the military ranks are also English based (with the rank of Field Marshall replaced with the rank of Fuhrer). Character names are based on names found in various European nations such as the U.K and France. Also the technology used is the same or similar to the technology found around UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.country.

** Arendelle in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a counterpart to Norway and the Southern Isles in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' takes the place of Denmark.
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** There is confusion over whether Arendelle in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' 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 and the Norway. The Southern Isles is revealed in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' takes to take the place of Denmark.
8th Feb '16 9:47:57 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the Rashidun Caliphate with quite a bit of modern ISIS tacked on. The Jewish Tribal Republic is a mix of modern and biblical Israel, and the Angel Federation is a CrystalSpiresAndTogas version of Renaissance-era Italy.
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the ancient Rashidun Caliphate with quite a bit of modern ISIS (and [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer40000}} Dark Eldar]]) tacked on. The Jewish Tribal Republic is a mix of modern and biblical Israel, and the Angel Federation is a CrystalSpiresAndTogas version of Renaissance-era Italy.
6th Feb '16 7:15:59 AM Makhno
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Merry Brandybuck's movie accent was incorrectly described as Irish. It's rural southern English.
** The Shire is reminiscent of an [[{{Arcadia}} idealized rural England]], and also has a lot of Irish elements, particularly their dance and music. There is a lot of crossover between old English and Irish dance/music. Tolkien used familiar stereotypes of English yokels, but Hollywood comic peasants are always {{Scotir|eland}}ish, hence the mixture. And hence Merry and Pippin's respective Irish and Scottish accents although they are Frodo's cousins (and although most of the Shire, including Sam, use the generic country accent known to English actors as "Mummerset.")
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** The Shire is reminiscent of an [[{{Arcadia}} idealized rural England]], and also has a lot of Irish elements, particularly their dance and music. There is a lot of crossover between old English and Irish dance/music. Tolkien used familiar stereotypes of English yokels, but Hollywood comic peasants are always {{Scotir|eland}}ish, hence the mixture. And hence Merry and Pippin's respective Irish and Scottish accents accent although they are he is Frodo's cousins cousin (and although most of the Shire, including Sam, and even Merry - another cousin - use the generic country accent known to English actors as "Mummerset.")
29th Jan '16 1:32:58 PM Theriocephalus
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts The Hooffields and the McColts]], the titular feuding clans are very clearly Appalachian hillbillies.
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** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E23TheHooffieldsAndMccolts The Hooffields and the McColts]], McColts]]'', the titular feuding clans are very clearly Appalachian hillbillies.
27th Jan '16 3:31:28 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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The Princess And The Frog: It's explicitly called New Orleans in the film. Lumiere in Be Our Guest sings, "After all, Miss, this is France." But I'll let that one go.
** Arendelle in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a counterpart to Norway.
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** Arendelle in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is a counterpart to Norway.Norway and the Southern Isles in ''Disney/FrozenFever'' takes the place of Denmark.

** Earlier Disney Princess movies didn't identify the settings by name, but most of them derived part of their aesthetic from real-world cultures. ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' took place in a Bavaria-like principality, ''Disney/Cinderella'' has a vaguely French setting, the world of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was an English ChivalricRomance, and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' was set in what was essentially New Orleans in all but name.
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** Earlier Disney Princess movies didn't identify the settings by name, but most of them derived part of their aesthetic from real-world cultures. ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' took place in a Bavaria-like principality, ''Disney/Cinderella'' ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' has a vaguely French setting, and the world of ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' was an English ChivalricRomance, ChivalricRomance. ** Despite ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' taking place in an [[{{Qurac}} Arabian counterpart]], its major design inspiration was a neighbor of the Middle East, UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} - homeland of the script supervisor, who brought pictures of his city, and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' was set of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_miniature Persian miniatures]]. Shades of the curved Arabic calligraphy are still seen, specially in what was essentially New Orleans in how words (and credits) are written. [[note]]The early versions of the ''1001 Nights'' originated from India and Persia before entering the Arabic-speaking world, so this is not all but name.that odd.[[/note]]

* Amusingly, despite ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' taking place in an [[{{Qurac}} Arabian counterpart]], its major design inspiration was a neighbor of the Middle East, UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} - homeland of the script supervisor, who brought pictures of his city, and of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_miniature Persian miniatures]]. Shades of the curved Arabic calligraphy are still seen, specially in how words (and credits) are written. [[note]]The early versions of the ''1001 Nights'' originated from India and Persia before entering the Arabic-speaking world, so this is not all that odd.[[/note]]
27th Jan '16 3:49:22 AM narm00
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*** To expand on this a bit, the colonial United States analogue is Andoran: a new country that has recently in the past century won its independence from Cheliax and is experimenting with democracy. Golarion also has an ancient Egyptian analogue in Osirion, an Middle Eastern counterpart named Qadira, and a Roman/Byzantine-type country in Taldor. The Land of the Linnorm Kings is clearly based on saga-era Viking myth. Irrisen and Brevoy both play like medieval Russia, with Brevoy going for civil war between noble houses and Irrisen doing the fantasy side. Galt is Reign of Terror France. Ustalav is Eastern Europe through the eyes of Film/HammerHorror films. Touvette is a mixed dig at Western fascism and North Korea. Cheliax wants to be Renaissance Italy by way of fantasy devil worship. Vudrani are meant to portray pre-Colonial India. Bacchuan is another dig at North Korea. Minkai is faux-medieval Japan, and Kyonin is faux-medieval elven Japan. All of the Lung Wa successor states are essentially pieces of the multicultural traditions of China. Hongal are Mongolian analogs. Tianjiang looks a lot like the public perception of pre-Communist Tibet, so Tibet via HollywoodHistory. Katapesh is another "pulp-Arabia" country, with Jalamey filling in for "pulp-Near East." Molthune goes for Imperial Germany. The Crown of the World features faux Inuit peoples. The Mwangi Expanse goes for a bit of a Reconstruction of the DarkestAfrica trope, eliminating many of its odious connotations while portraying the Mwangi as knowledgeable, intelligent Colonial-era African analogs. The Varisian people are heavily inspired by [[UsefulNotes/Romani Roma gypsies]] and Mediterranean Europe. Quite a few countries make up what could be called a generic mish-mash of South East Asian-themed societies. And certainly more parallels could be found.
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*** To expand on this a bit, the colonial United States analogue is Andoran: a new country that has recently in the past century won its independence from Cheliax and is experimenting with democracy. Golarion also has an ancient Egyptian analogue in Osirion, an Middle Eastern counterpart named Qadira, and a Roman/Byzantine-type country in Taldor. The Land of the Linnorm Kings is clearly based on saga-era Viking myth. Irrisen and Brevoy both play like medieval Russia, with Brevoy going for civil war between noble houses and Irrisen doing the fantasy side. Galt is Reign of Terror France. Ustalav is Eastern Europe through the eyes of Film/HammerHorror films. Touvette is a mixed dig at Western fascism and North Korea. Cheliax wants to be Renaissance Italy by way of fantasy devil worship. Vudrani are meant to portray pre-Colonial India. Bacchuan is another dig at North Korea. Minkai is faux-medieval Japan, and Kyonin is faux-medieval elven Japan. All of the Lung Wa successor states are essentially pieces of the multicultural traditions of China. Hongal are Mongolian analogs. Tianjiang looks a lot like the public perception of pre-Communist Tibet, so Tibet via HollywoodHistory. Katapesh is another "pulp-Arabia" country, with Jalamey filling in for "pulp-Near East." Molthune goes for Imperial Germany. The Crown of the World features faux Inuit peoples. The Mwangi Expanse goes for a bit of a Reconstruction of the DarkestAfrica trope, eliminating many of its odious connotations while portraying the Mwangi as knowledgeable, intelligent Colonial-era African analogs. The Varisian people are heavily inspired by [[UsefulNotes/Romani [[UsefulNotes/{{Romani}} Roma gypsies]] and Mediterranean Europe. Quite a few countries make up what could be called a generic mish-mash of South East Asian-themed societies. And certainly more parallels could be found.

* Played with in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}. The Terran Confederation is rather like a space USA. The Vilani have a vaguely Confucian feel to them. The Third Imperium very much resembles UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. The Sword Worlds interestingly enough are a deliberate attempt to justify a Viking example; not only are they largely Scandinavian decent but they were influenced by a nativist ideological movement called The Viking Revival. However it is a bit of a subversion, simply because Swordies seem a more instinctively rooted people rather then a wandering people. While they occasionally go on epic space voyages they don't do it very often and prefer their plot of ground. As for the Aslan, they are kind of like generic tribesfolk, though they have their own characteristics unique to them.
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* Played with in ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}.''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''. The Terran Confederation is rather like a space USA. The Vilani have a vaguely Confucian feel to them. The Third Imperium very much resembles UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. The Sword Worlds interestingly enough are a deliberate attempt to justify a Viking example; not only are they largely Scandinavian decent but they were influenced by a nativist ideological movement called The Viking Revival. However it is a bit of a subversion, simply because Swordies seem a more instinctively rooted people rather then a wandering people. While they occasionally go on epic space voyages they don't do it very often and prefer their plot of ground. As for the Aslan, they are kind of like generic tribesfolk, though they have their own characteristics unique to them.
25th Jan '16 9:21:00 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the Rashidun Caliphate with quite a bit of modern ISIS tacked on. The Jewish Tribal Republic is the biblical Israelite tribes combined with modern Israel, and the Angel Federation is a CrystalSpiresAndTogas version of Renaissance-era Italy.
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the Rashidun Caliphate with quite a bit of modern ISIS tacked on. The Jewish Tribal Republic is the a mix of modern and biblical Israelite tribes combined with modern Israel, and the Angel Federation is a CrystalSpiresAndTogas version of Renaissance-era Italy.
25th Jan '16 9:13:50 AM EricNeoMatrix
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the Rashidun Caliphate with a bit of modern ISIS tacked on. ** Although it's not shown in-story, Sonya's unnamed homeland is described as a version Warring States-era Japan, except with the warrior culture of the Vikings.
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* The Demon Empire from ''FanFic/SonicXDarkChaos'' is basically a science fiction Roman Empire as run by TheLegionsOfHell. On the other side, the Emirate of Mecca is pretty much a far more brutal version of the Rashidun Caliphate with quite a bit of modern ISIS tacked on. on. The Jewish Tribal Republic is the biblical Israelite tribes combined with modern Israel, and the Angel Federation is a CrystalSpiresAndTogas version of Renaissance-era Italy. ** Although it's not shown in-story, Sonya's unnamed homeland is described as a version of Warring States-era Japan, except with the warrior culture of the Vikings.
23rd Jan '16 2:24:33 AM mrnickname
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* It's never mentioned what the name of [[ComicBook/{{Wolfskin}} Wolfskins]] race is, but he and they are fairly obviously [[HornyVikings Vikings]]. There's also the [[{{Wutai}} Noi]] who resemble Samurai in look, but whose knowledge of gunpowder puts them closer to the ancient Chinese.
19th Jan '16 6:26:22 AM DeepRed
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*** To expand on this a bit, the colonial United States analogue is Andoran: a new country that has recently in the past century won its independence from Cheliax and is experimenting with democracy. Golarion also has an ancient Egyptian analogue in Osirion, an Middle Eastern counterpart named Qadira, and a Roman/Byzantine-type country in Taldor. The Land of the Linnorm Kings is clearly based on saga-era Viking myth. Irrisen and Brevoy both play like medieval Russia, with Brevoy going for civil war between noble houses and Irrisen doing the fantasy side. Galt is Reign of Terror France. Ustalav is Eastern Europe through the eyes of Film/HammerHorror films. Touvette is a mixed dig at Western fascism and North Korea. Cheliax wants to be Renaissance Italy by way of fantasy devil worship. Vudrani are meant to portray pre-Colonial India. Bacchuan is another dig at North Korea. Minkai is faux-medieval Japan, and Kyonin is faux-medieval elven Japan. All of the Lung Wa successor states are essentially pieces of the multicultural traditions of China. Hongal are Mongolian analogs. Tianjiang looks a lot like the public perception of pre-Communist Tibet, so Tibet via HollywoodHistory. Katapesh is another "pulp-Arabia" country, with Jalamey filling in for "pulp-Near East." Molthune goes for Imperial Germany. The Crown of the World features faux Inuit peoples. The Mwangi Expanse goes for a bit of a Reconstruction of the DarkestAfrica trope, eliminating many of its odious connotations while portraying the Mwangi as knowledgeable, intelligent Colonial-era African analogs. Quite a few countries make up what could be called a generic mish-mash of South East Asian-themed societies. And certainly more parallels could be found.
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*** To expand on this a bit, the colonial United States analogue is Andoran: a new country that has recently in the past century won its independence from Cheliax and is experimenting with democracy. Golarion also has an ancient Egyptian analogue in Osirion, an Middle Eastern counterpart named Qadira, and a Roman/Byzantine-type country in Taldor. The Land of the Linnorm Kings is clearly based on saga-era Viking myth. Irrisen and Brevoy both play like medieval Russia, with Brevoy going for civil war between noble houses and Irrisen doing the fantasy side. Galt is Reign of Terror France. Ustalav is Eastern Europe through the eyes of Film/HammerHorror films. Touvette is a mixed dig at Western fascism and North Korea. Cheliax wants to be Renaissance Italy by way of fantasy devil worship. Vudrani are meant to portray pre-Colonial India. Bacchuan is another dig at North Korea. Minkai is faux-medieval Japan, and Kyonin is faux-medieval elven Japan. All of the Lung Wa successor states are essentially pieces of the multicultural traditions of China. Hongal are Mongolian analogs. Tianjiang looks a lot like the public perception of pre-Communist Tibet, so Tibet via HollywoodHistory. Katapesh is another "pulp-Arabia" country, with Jalamey filling in for "pulp-Near East." Molthune goes for Imperial Germany. The Crown of the World features faux Inuit peoples. The Mwangi Expanse goes for a bit of a Reconstruction of the DarkestAfrica trope, eliminating many of its odious connotations while portraying the Mwangi as knowledgeable, intelligent Colonial-era African analogs. The Varisian people are heavily inspired by [[UsefulNotes/Romani Roma gypsies]] and Mediterranean Europe. Quite a few countries make up what could be called a generic mish-mash of South East Asian-themed societies. And certainly more parallels could be found.
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