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26th Sep '16 9:05:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* The SavageWorlds setting Runepunk by RealityBlurs takes place entirely within the city of Scatterpoint, a Steampunk-eqsque city 600 miles across that was torn from its home plane and set adrift between dimensions.

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* The SavageWorlds ''TabletopGame/SavageWorlds'' setting Runepunk by RealityBlurs takes place entirely within the city of Scatterpoint, a Steampunk-eqsque city 600 miles across that was torn from its home plane and set adrift between dimensions.
21st Sep '16 8:12:27 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'': Rapture isn't especially large compared to most real-world cities, but it's definitely self-contained, self-sufficient, and a sovereign nation as far as anyone's concerned.
* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Columbia was originally part of America, but has since declared its independence and become a self-sustaining city.

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* ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series:
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''VideoGame/BioShock'': Rapture isn't especially large compared to most real-world cities, but it's definitely self-contained, self-sufficient, and a sovereign nation as far as anyone's concerned.
* ** ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'': Columbia was originally part of America, but has since declared its independence and become a self-sustaining city.city.
*** In-universe for both games, many people believe that Rapture and Columbia are just urban myths with little to no hard evidence for their existence. In addition both cities, while independent, don't have the society to ''stay'' self-sustaining, as both fall into a bloody and viscous civil war.
13th Sep '16 7:23:42 PM WillKeaton
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* PerdidoStreetStation and IronCouncil feature New Crobuzon, which in the latter book is at war with the city-state of Tesh. TheScar also features a city-state made of pirate ships stuck together.

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* PerdidoStreetStation ''PerdidoStreetStation'' and IronCouncil ''IronCouncil'' feature New Crobuzon, which in the latter book is at war with the city-state of Tesh. TheScar also features a city-state made of pirate ships stuck together.
13th Sep '16 7:23:08 PM WillKeaton
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* In the live action Film/SuperMarioBros movie, the parallel world where Koopas reside had only one city, surrounded by endless tracts of desert.

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* In the live action Film/SuperMarioBros ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie, the parallel world where Koopas reside had only one city, surrounded by endless tracts of desert.
3rd Sep '16 11:02:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also many of the smaller states that made up the HolyRomanEmpire. Fully 51 were officially deemed ''Freie und Reichsstädte'' (Free and Imperial Cities) as of 1792; while a number of the monarchies, prince-bishoprics, and abbeys sharing representation in the Imperial Diet were often even smaller than most of said cities. There were even five ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Village Reichsdörfer]]'' directly under the emperor's authority[[note]]yes, they were as small as the name implied[[/note]] on record as of 1803.

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* Also many of the smaller states that made up the HolyRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire. Fully 51 were officially deemed ''Freie und Reichsstädte'' (Free and Imperial Cities) as of 1792; while a number of the monarchies, prince-bishoprics, and abbeys sharing representation in the Imperial Diet were often even smaller than most of said cities. There were even five ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Village Reichsdörfer]]'' directly under the emperor's authority[[note]]yes, they were as small as the name implied[[/note]] on record as of 1803.
20th Aug '16 7:02:38 PM Jhonny
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** West Berlin [[ZigzaggedTrope is a special case]]. Officially, the city was a free and independent entity jointly ruled by the Mayor of (West) Berlin and the Western Allies (US, UK, France), and West German laws had no legal effect inside West Berlin. Practically, the city was ''de facto'' part of the ''Bundesrepublik Deutschlands'', as the citizens of West Berlin held West German citizenship [[note]]technically, West German citizenship was also extended to the citizens of the ''Deutsche Demokratische Republik'', but for obvious reasons, this could not kick in until the person was actually on West German soil to claim it, something [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall East Germany went to insane lengths to prevent]][[/note]], West German currency was the official legal tender of West Berlin, when Bonn passed a law, West Berlin would enact the same law to keep legal parity, and West Berlin sent non-voting observer delegates to the ''Bundestag'' and ''Bundesrat'' in Bonn. Still, the Allies blocked official incorporation of West Berlin into the ''BRD'' in 1950 to avoid a serious flare-up in east-west tensions (the relevant law in the Berlin Constitution passed then didn't kick in until 1990, at the time of reunification). Additionally, West Berliners were not subject to the West German compulsory military service for young men[[labelnote *]]Not only that, you ''couldn't'' join the military living in Berlin, even if you volunteered. You had to move to West Germany proper if you were keen on joining the military[[/labelnote]], which was a major reason why West Berlin was famously full of anti-establishment punks. The fact that West Berliners were West German citizens but not in West Germany led to the bizarre situation where a West Berliner could not vote in West German elections, but ''could'' run and even be elected to office in them (as happened with former West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, who would eventually be elected Chancellor of West Germany in the '70s.)

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** West Berlin [[ZigzaggedTrope is a special case]]. Officially, the city was a free and independent entity jointly ruled by the Mayor of (West) Berlin and the Western Allies (US, UK, France), and West German laws had no legal effect inside West Berlin. Practically, the city was ''de facto'' part of the ''Bundesrepublik Deutschlands'', as the citizens of West Berlin held West German citizenship [[note]]technically, West German citizenship was also extended to the citizens of the ''Deutsche Demokratische Republik'', but for obvious reasons, this could not kick in until the person was actually on West German soil to claim it, something [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall East Germany went to insane lengths to prevent]][[/note]], West German currency was the official legal tender of West Berlin, when Bonn passed a law, West Berlin would enact the same law to keep legal parity, and West Berlin sent non-voting observer delegates to the ''Bundestag'' and ''Bundesrat'' in Bonn. Still, the Allies blocked official incorporation of West Berlin into the ''BRD'' in 1950 to avoid a serious flare-up in east-west tensions (the relevant law in the Berlin Constitution passed then didn't kick in until 1990, at the time of reunification). Additionally, West Berliners were not subject to the West German compulsory military service for young men[[labelnote men[[labelnote: *]]Not only that, you ''couldn't'' join the military living in Berlin, even if you volunteered. You had to move to West Germany proper if you were keen on joining the military[[/labelnote]], which was a major reason why West Berlin was famously full of anti-establishment punks. The fact that West Berliners were West German citizens but not in West Germany led to the bizarre situation where a West Berliner could not vote in West German elections, but ''could'' run and even be elected to office in them (as happened with former West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, who would eventually be elected Chancellor of West Germany in the '70s.)
20th Aug '16 7:02:09 PM Jhonny
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** West Berlin [[ZigzaggedTrope is a special case]]. Officially, the city was a free and independent entity jointly ruled by the Mayor of (West) Berlin and the Western Allies (US, UK, France), and West German laws had no legal effect inside West Berlin. Practically, the city was ''de facto'' part of the ''Bundesrepublik Deutschlands'', as the citizens of West Berlin held West German citizenship [[note]]technically, West German citizenship was also extended to the citizens of the ''Deutsche Demokratische Republik'', but for obvious reasons, this could not kick in until the person was actually on West German soil to claim it, something [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall East Germany went to insane lengths to prevent]][[/note]], West German currency was the official legal tender of West Berlin, when Bonn passed a law, West Berlin would enact the same law to keep legal parity, and West Berlin sent non-voting observer delegates to the ''Bundestag'' and ''Bundesrat'' in Bonn. Still, the Allies blocked official incorporation of West Berlin into the ''BRD'' in 1950 to avoid a serious flare-up in east-west tensions (the relevant law in the Berlin Constitution passed then didn't kick in until 1990, at the time of reunification). Additionally, West Berliners were not subject to the West German compulsory military service for young men, which was a major reason why West Berlin was famously full of anti-establishment punks. The fact that West Berliners were West German citizens but not in West Germany led to the bizarre situation where a West Berliner could not vote in West German elections, but ''could'' run and even be elected to office in them (as happened with former West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, who would eventually be elected Chancellor of West Germany in the '70s.)

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** West Berlin [[ZigzaggedTrope is a special case]]. Officially, the city was a free and independent entity jointly ruled by the Mayor of (West) Berlin and the Western Allies (US, UK, France), and West German laws had no legal effect inside West Berlin. Practically, the city was ''de facto'' part of the ''Bundesrepublik Deutschlands'', as the citizens of West Berlin held West German citizenship [[note]]technically, West German citizenship was also extended to the citizens of the ''Deutsche Demokratische Republik'', but for obvious reasons, this could not kick in until the person was actually on West German soil to claim it, something [[UsefulNotes/TheBerlinWall East Germany went to insane lengths to prevent]][[/note]], West German currency was the official legal tender of West Berlin, when Bonn passed a law, West Berlin would enact the same law to keep legal parity, and West Berlin sent non-voting observer delegates to the ''Bundestag'' and ''Bundesrat'' in Bonn. Still, the Allies blocked official incorporation of West Berlin into the ''BRD'' in 1950 to avoid a serious flare-up in east-west tensions (the relevant law in the Berlin Constitution passed then didn't kick in until 1990, at the time of reunification). Additionally, West Berliners were not subject to the West German compulsory military service for young men, men[[labelnote *]]Not only that, you ''couldn't'' join the military living in Berlin, even if you volunteered. You had to move to West Germany proper if you were keen on joining the military[[/labelnote]], which was a major reason why West Berlin was famously full of anti-establishment punks. The fact that West Berliners were West German citizens but not in West Germany led to the bizarre situation where a West Berliner could not vote in West German elections, but ''could'' run and even be elected to office in them (as happened with former West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, who would eventually be elected Chancellor of West Germany in the '70s.)
20th Aug '16 3:24:52 PM thatmadork
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[[caption-width-right:350:And you said a country can't have one city...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:And you said a country can't have one city...]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Welcome to the city... uh, country... [[VerbalBackspace Tropico! Welcome to Tropico!]]]]
27th Jul '16 4:41:15 PM Blenderhead
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* The second half of Literature/TheBlackCompany is set in and around Taglios, a land in the SavageSouth. Taglios seems to be the only metropolitan area until Overlook, the realm of the series' antagonists.

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* The second half of Literature/TheBlackCompany is set in and around Taglios, a land in the SavageSouth. Taglios seems to be the only metropolitan area until Overlook, the realm of the series' antagonists.
27th Jul '16 4:39:29 PM Blenderhead
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* The second half of Literature/TheBlackCompany is set in and around Taglios, a land in the SavageSouth. Taglios seems to be the only metropolitan area until Overlook, the realm of the series' antagonists.
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