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20th Nov '16 7:20:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* A non-Russian example: The vaguely-Asian invading power in ''TheTomorrowSeries'' is never identified, and indeed [[http://www.rsimpson.id.au/books/tomorrow/explore/enemy.html no nation]] could possibly fit all the criteria for the invaders. This was an intentional decision by the author, who wanted to focus on the story and characters and didn't want nationalists to use the books for their own ends.

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* A non-Russian example: The vaguely-Asian invading power in ''TheTomorrowSeries'' ''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries'' is never identified, and indeed [[http://www.rsimpson.id.au/books/tomorrow/explore/enemy.html no nation]] could possibly fit all the criteria for the invaders. This was an intentional decision by the author, who wanted to focus on the story and characters and didn't want nationalists to use the books for their own ends.



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18th Oct '16 1:06:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' had a few episodes where Number Six or his former superiors at MI6 refer to 'The Other Side'. Of course, with how weird and vague ''The Prisoner'' could be, perhaps the other side ISN'T the Russians.
** And of course Number Six doesn't know ''which side'' actually runs the Village.

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* ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' had a few episodes where Number Six or his former superiors at MI6 refer to 'The Other Side'. Of course, with how weird and vague ''The Prisoner'' could be, perhaps the other side ISN'T the Russians.
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Russians. And of course Number Six doesn't know ''which side'' actually runs the Village.
18th Oct '16 1:05:24 PM Morgenthaler
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* The classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Warriors of the Deep'' was in a nightmare future where two "massive power blocs" were locked in... well, it was the cold war. But we only ever heard whoever the others were referred to as 'the opposing bloc'. Which was odd, considering two of the characters were undercover agents from their side and went on to refer to themselves as such after the reveal.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The classic ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Warriors of the Deep'' was in a nightmare future where two "massive power blocs" were locked in... well, it was the cold war. But we only ever heard whoever the others were referred to as 'the opposing bloc'. Which was odd, considering two of the characters were undercover agents from their side and went on to refer to themselves as such after the reveal.



* The first season of ''Series/TwentyFour'' featured a Serbian mafia/military family called the Drazens as the villains. Although they spoke Serbian on screen, they were often referred to being from the "Balkans" instead of Yugoslavia.

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The first season of ''Series/TwentyFour'' featured a Serbian mafia/military family called the Drazens as the villains. Although they spoke Serbian on screen, they were often referred to being from the "Balkans" instead of Yugoslavia.
18th Oct '16 1:04:38 PM Morgenthaler
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** Wow, it is '''[[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp really weird]]''' to think of Smith as some kind of Soviet agent.
*** For that matter it's pretty strange to think of [[DirtyCoward Doctor]] [[ReliableTraitor Smith]] as [[TheLoad an agent of]] [[VillainDecay any kind at all]]
** The series [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture was set in 1997]] so the people behind it assumed [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the Cold War would be over]]. At least, that's what they say ''now''...
18th Oct '16 1:03:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* An original ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode, "Two", seems to follow this trope. Elizabeth Montgomery is very Soviet in uniform and appearance and her one line is "Precrassny", Russian for "pretty". Of course, it's clearly an AfterTheEnd AdamAndEvePlot with an explicitly ambiguous TranslationConvention, so perhaps not?
** Possible subversions: Two other original ''Series/TwilightZone'' episodes, "Probe 7, Over And Out" and "Third from the Sun", use this trope, but it turns out at the end that the characters are NOT from or on Earth, respectively. In this case, it's to setup a world we THINK we know, and then hit us with the TwistEnding.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
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An original ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode, "Two", seems to follow this trope. Elizabeth Montgomery is very Soviet in uniform and appearance and her one line is "Precrassny", Russian for "pretty". Of course, it's clearly an AfterTheEnd AdamAndEvePlot with an explicitly ambiguous TranslationConvention, so perhaps not?
** Possible subversions: Two other original ''Series/TwilightZone'' episodes, "Probe 7, Over And Out" and "Third from the Sun", use this trope, but it turns out at the end that the characters are NOT from or on Earth, respectively. In this case, it's to setup a world we THINK we know, and then hit us with the TwistEnding.
18th Oct '16 9:47:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* There was something like that in the former USSR-we had some generic imperialists instead of the US.
** To be more specific, the enemies are greedy imperialists who oppress and deny its people free university education and healthcare. The later being illustrated by a dying old grandfather and his beautiful who is pleading for the authorities to help, but being turned down because she has no money. Oh, and she is probably black, because we all know that greedy imperialists are racists. All the fun times we had!
** The Americans were known for [[NotSoDifferent using a similar tactic]], with a generic [[WarsawPact WP]] invasion coming from a country known as [[BilingualBonus Krasnovia]]/[[RedsWithRockets Krasnova]]/[[IncrediblyLamePun Krasnoya]]

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* There was something like that in the former USSR-we had some generic imperialists instead of the US.
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** * The Americans were known for [[NotSoDifferent using a similar tactic]], with a generic [[WarsawPact WP]] invasion coming from a country known as [[BilingualBonus Krasnovia]]/[[RedsWithRockets Krasnova]]/[[IncrediblyLamePun Krasnoya]]
18th Oct '16 9:45:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Tintin}}'', the country of Borduria, with its mustachioed dictator Kûrvi-Tasch ([[IncrediblyLamePun Pleksy-Gladz]] in the original French), is a fictional Russian satellite state.

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* In ''{{Tintin}}'', the country of Borduria, with its mustachioed dictator Kûrvi-Tasch ([[IncrediblyLamePun Pleksy-Gladz]] in the original French), is a fictional Russian satellite state.



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* The first season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' featured a Serbian mafia/military family called the Drazens as the villains. Although they spoke Serbian on screen, they were often referred to being from the "Balkans" instead of Yugoslavia.

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* The first season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'' ''Series/TwentyFour'' featured a Serbian mafia/military family called the Drazens as the villains. Although they spoke Serbian on screen, they were often referred to being from the "Balkans" instead of Yugoslavia.



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** To be more specific, the enemies are greedy imperialists who oppress <insert country> and deny its people free university education and healthcare. The later being illustrated by a dying old grandfather and his beautiful <insert a desperate relative> who is pleading for the authorities to help, but being turned down because she has no money. Oh, and she is probably black, because we all know that greedy imperialists are racists. All the fun times we had!

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** To be more specific, the enemies are greedy imperialists who oppress <insert country> and deny its people free university education and healthcare. The later being illustrated by a dying old grandfather and his beautiful <insert a desperate relative> who is pleading for the authorities to help, but being turned down because she has no money. Oh, and she is probably black, because we all know that greedy imperialists are racists. All the fun times we had!


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13th Jul '16 10:36:00 AM MasoTey
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* One episode of ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' had the time-traveling heroes [[RandomTransportation show up]] in a city with a hostile vibe and a lot of Cyrillic signage. The decided they were in "Southeast Europe." The plot revolved around a rival Time Tunnel being developed by Them.

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* One episode of ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' had the time-traveling heroes [[RandomTransportation show up]] in a city with a hostile vibe and a lot of Cyrillic signage. The decided they were in "Southeast Europe." The plot revolved around a scientist from a carefully unnamed foreign power, who was developing a rival Time Tunnel being developed by Them.
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13th Jul '16 10:33:06 AM MasoTey
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* One episode of ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' had the time-traveling heroes [[RandomTransportation show up]] in a city with a hostile vibe and a lot of Cyrillic signage. The decided they were in "Southeast Europe." The plot revolved around a rival Time Tunnel being developed by Them.
3rd Jul '16 6:25:46 PM Doug86
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* A training film for the [[WorldWarII OSS]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzR0kdGp5s "Undercover"]] (directed by John Ford) has the characters (two undercover agents [[RightWayWrongWayPair showing the "right" and "wrong" ways to perform said operations]]; and their handlers) using "[[InsistentTerminology Enemy Area]]" to describe the fictional country they have been assigned to (which quite blatantly seems to be Germany).

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* A training film for the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII OSS]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVzR0kdGp5s "Undercover"]] (directed by John Ford) has the characters (two undercover agents [[RightWayWrongWayPair showing the "right" and "wrong" ways to perform said operations]]; and their handlers) using "[[InsistentTerminology Enemy Area]]" to describe the fictional country they have been assigned to (which quite blatantly seems to be Germany).
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