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11th Oct '17 9:40:42 PM thatother1dude
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** And the fifth season featured villains who, despite clearly being Russian separatists and having the assassination of the Russian President among their objectives, were referred to being from "Central Asia".

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** And the fifth season featured villains who, despite clearly being [[RenegadeRussian Russian separatists separatists]] and having the assassination of the Russian President among their objectives, were referred to being from "Central Asia".
10th Sep '17 12:46:11 AM jamespolk
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* In 1940, as Nazi troops marched across Europe and the U.S. remained (officially) neutral, MGM released ''Film/TheMortalStorm''. The movie had an explicitly anti-Nazi message, but MGM tried to mitigate the damage a bit by only once identifying Germany as the setting and referring to the presumably Jewish characters only as "non-Aryans". The Nazi regime was offended anyway and responded by banning all MGM films in Germany.
8th Sep '17 1:13:19 PM jamespolk
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* In 1940, as Nazi troops marched across Europe and the U.S. remained (officially) neutral, MGM released ''The Mortal Storm''. The movie had an explicitly anti-Nazi message, but MGM tried to mitigate the damage a bit by only once identifying Germany as the setting and referring to the presumably Jewish characters only as "non-Aryans". The Nazi regime was offended anyway and responded by banning all MGM films in Germany.

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* In 1940, as Nazi troops marched across Europe and the U.S. remained (officially) neutral, MGM released ''The Mortal Storm''.''Film/TheMortalStorm''. The movie had an explicitly anti-Nazi message, but MGM tried to mitigate the damage a bit by only once identifying Germany as the setting and referring to the presumably Jewish characters only as "non-Aryans". The Nazi regime was offended anyway and responded by banning all MGM films in Germany.
16th Jul '17 9:44:16 AM nombretomado
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* Swedish propaganda movies during WW2 are a special case. Since Sweden was neutral, ''all'' the countries involved in the actual war were potential enemies. It doesn't help warning people against the godless communists or beastly Huns if the spy or saboteur they actually have a chance of detecting works for the Western allies. Hence, spies, saboteurs etc. are just nefariously ''foreign'', their allegiance is never spelled out, and they are given vaguely Mitteleuropean names (since people from any of the forces involved could be named such).

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* Swedish propaganda movies during WW2 [=WW2=] are a special case. Since Sweden was neutral, ''all'' the countries involved in the actual war were potential enemies. It doesn't help warning people against the godless communists or beastly Huns if the spy or saboteur they actually have a chance of detecting works for the Western allies. Hence, spies, saboteurs etc. are just nefariously ''foreign'', their allegiance is never spelled out, and they are given vaguely Mitteleuropean names (since people from any of the forces involved could be named such).
12th Jul '17 11:40:18 AM TheShweeb
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* [[http://www.cpusa.org The Communist Party USA]] technically ''does'' use a hammer and sickle for its logo, but it's a modified shape that's less likely to remind Americans of their old long-time rivals, and it has a cog added to the design.
9th Apr '17 9:00:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''The RockyAndBullwinkle Show'' had the villains Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale come from the fictional country of Pottsylvania, a parody of a UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era eastern European country (possibly based on East Germany).

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\n* ''The RockyAndBullwinkle WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Show'' had the villains Fearless Leader, Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale come from the fictional country of Pottsylvania, a parody of a UsefulNotes/ColdWar-era eastern European country (possibly based on East Germany).
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4th Mar '17 2:08:45 PM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics played with this trope. The USSR/Soviet Union were not always mentioned by name but terms like: Reds, Commies, Moscow and Kremlin were common. This let to odd situations. In the first issue of the Fantastic Four, they steal a space shuttle to beat the communists into space, given that no other nation had a space program at the time, it's a clear reference to the Soviet space program. However the Soviets are just mentioned as Communists. In some cases they averted it, ComicBook/IronMan for example was injured in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and it's stated to be as such. However a lot of these references were removed as time went on.

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics played with this trope. The USSR/Soviet Union were not always mentioned by name but terms like: Reds, Commies, Moscow and Kremlin were common. This let to odd situations. In the first issue of the Fantastic Four, they steal a space shuttle to beat the communists into space, given that no other nation had a space program at the time, it's a clear reference to the Soviet space program. However the Soviets are just mentioned as Communists. In some cases they averted it, ComicBook/IronMan for example was injured in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and it's stated to be as such. However a lot of these references were removed as time went on.
24th Feb '17 12:36:30 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The [[Theatre/Anastasia stage adaptation]] averts this--in it, Rasputin is gone and the Soviet government have become the antagonists.

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** The [[Theatre/Anastasia 2016 stage adaptation]] adaptation of the film averts this--in it, Rasputin is gone and the Soviet government have become the antagonists.
24th Feb '17 12:35:51 PM ElSquibbonator
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** The [[Theater/Anastasia stage adaptation]] averts this--in it, Rasputin is gone and the Soviet government have become the antagonists.

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** The [[Theater/Anastasia [[Theatre/Anastasia stage adaptation]] averts this--in it, Rasputin is gone and the Soviet government have become the antagonists.
24th Feb '17 12:35:26 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Not made during the Cold War, and set much earlier but mentionable: the Creator/DonBluth animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' ignores the politics of the Bolshevik Uprising (merging the February and October Revolutions into one event as well) and gives Rasputin a HistoricalVillainUpgrade to turn him into an {{evil sorcerer}} who sold his soul to the devil for magic so he could kill the Romanovs. Exactly ''one'' fleeting mention is given to "Reds" in an off-hand comment.

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* Not made during the Cold War, and set much earlier but mentionable: the Creator/DonBluth animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' ignores the politics of the Bolshevik Uprising (merging the February and October Revolutions into one event as well) and gives Rasputin a HistoricalVillainUpgrade to turn him into an {{evil sorcerer}} who sold his soul to the devil for magic so he could kill the Romanovs. Exactly There is ''one'' fleeting mention joke about "everything being Red", but that's it.
** The [[Theater/Anastasia stage adaptation]] averts this--in it, Rasputin
is given to "Reds" in an off-hand comment.
gone and the Soviet government have become the antagonists.
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