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12th Oct '16 9:27:16 PM dpisel01
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This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.

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This might be considered the urban counterpart of {{Eagleland}}, the perception (more ignorantly so in other countries) of American cities as crime ridden [[ViceCity Vice Cities]]. This has much to do with the export of American films. Supposedly, you will find French people, for instance, believing that UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} is still as it was when Al Capone was alive.
19th Sep '16 5:09:51 PM radnick104
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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're shipped to other US cities.

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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're were shipped to other US cities.
19th Sep '16 5:06:18 PM radnick104
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* Miami was once known as the Drug Capital of the United States. It was Terrorized by drug queenpin Grizelda Blanco back in the 70s and 80s, and served as a massive distribution hub for illegal drugs that we're shipped to other US cities.
* Northern Virginia, as affluent as the suburb is, has among the highest concentration of Latino Gangs in the country.


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* Much of Colombia during PabloEscobar's reign of terror.
12th Sep '16 12:31:37 PM radnick104
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** Chicago, to this day, still has among the highest violent crime rates in the country due to all the gangs roaming the street. It's regaraded by many as ''The gang capital of America''. And the city that had that reputation before then was LosAngeles.
18th Jul '16 12:36:15 AM Cinereous
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* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!


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* [[SouthOfTheBorder Mexico]] is often viewed as this from time to time. Particularly by people caught up in the current hostilities, which blur the line between a gang war and a civil war!
3rd Mar '16 1:44:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.

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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', ''Film/MenaceIISociety'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''Film/AmericanMe''.
3rd Mar '16 1:44:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Juice'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Menace 2 Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Blood In Blood Out'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''American Me''.

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* Any "coming of age hood movie" from the early 90s, especially ''Juice'', ''Film/{{Juice}}'', ''Film/BoyzNTheHood'', ''Menace 2 Society'', ''Film/Menace2Society'', and of course ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''. Also pretty most anything involving Mexican Americans, such as ''Blood In Blood Out'', ''Film/BloodInBloodOut'', ''Film/{{Colors}}'', ''American Me''.''Film/AmericanMe''.
3rd Mar '16 1:42:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''[[{{Tintin}} Tintin in America]]'' pits Tintin against Chicago gangsters, including an undisguised Al Capone.

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* ''[[{{Tintin}} ''[[ComicBook/{{Tintin}} Tintin in America]]'' pits Tintin against Chicago gangsters, including an undisguised Al Capone.



* In ''Hoodlum'', in Harlem everybody is affliated with either the black Mafia, or the Jewish mafia, or the Italian mafia...you get the idea.

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* In ''Hoodlum'', ''Film/{{Hoodlum}}'', in Harlem everybody is affliated with either the black Mafia, or the Jewish mafia, or the Italian mafia...you get the idea.
23rd Jan '16 7:33:54 PM ultimomant
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** This trope is directly invoked by Tsugumi in ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' when she and Anya get in a fight with Liz and Patti. Tsugumi [[EquippableAlly turns into]] is a halberd, then Patti [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight turns into a gun.]]

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** This trope is directly invoked by Tsugumi in ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' when she and Anya get in a fight with Liz and Patti. Tsugumi [[EquippableAlly turns into]] is a halberd, then Patti [[NeverBringAKnifeToAGunFight turns into a gun.]]
16th Jul '15 7:25:55 PM mirisu92
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* Prohibition-era Chicago in ''Film/RoadToPerdition''. Run by Capone and the IrishMob.
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