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27th Oct '16 1:24:58 PM Naram-Sin
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** They actually missed on a good chance to have British (Brittonnic) characters when they had Pompey send blue-coated warriors to steal the eagle of Caesar's legion as a way to humiliate them, but made them Spanish even though this custom was only practiced in the British Isles (the first to write about it was none other than Caesar himself).
13th Jul '16 1:21:08 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', Tevye has a brother-in-law in America, and several Anatevkans set off for there at the end. When Tevye hears that his daughter Tzeitel and Motel have pledged marriage to each other, he tells them, "Where do you think you are? America?"

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* In ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'', Tevye has a brother-in-law in America, and several Anatevkans set off for there at the end. When Tevye hears that his daughter Tzeitel and Motel have pledged marriage to each other, he tells them, goes into an angry monologue in which he turns directly to the FourthWall and asks: "Where do you they think you they are? America?"
10th Jul '16 5:18:20 PM foxley
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* Author Patrick O'Brian's Irish ancestry and his move to a Catalan town in his youth show up in the character of Stephen Maturin, as part of the ''Literature/Aubrey-Maturin'' series.

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* Author Patrick O'Brian's Irish ancestry and his move to a Catalan town in his youth show up in the character of Stephen Maturin, as part of the ''Literature/Aubrey-Maturin'' ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' series.
29th Jun '16 5:42:12 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[ExecutiveMeddling At the request of studio executives]], the League included an American (Secret Service Agent [[TomSawyer Sawyer]]) so American audiences would have someone to identify with.

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* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. [[ExecutiveMeddling At the request of studio executives]], the League included an American (Secret Service Agent [[TomSawyer [[Literature/TomSawyer Sawyer]]) so American audiences would have someone to identify with.
19th Apr '16 11:51:09 PM erforce
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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron included a few nods to his native Mexico in the third ''Film/HarryPotter'' film. For example, the courtyard fountain has [[http://outnow.ch/Media/Movies/Bilder/2004/HarryPotter3/movie.ws/03.jpg four statues of an eagle eating a snake]], a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico Mexican coat of arms]].

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* Creator/KevinSmith, a Jersey native, regularly makes nods to his home state, from mentioning local landmarks (e.g.: Monmouth College--now Monmouth University--is mentioned a couple of times ''{{Clerks}}'' ''Film/{{Clerks}}'' and ''Film/{{Mallrats}}'', and most obviously the Quick Stop and RST Video stores in which the former mostly takes place) to towns that nobody outside the state could reasonably be expected to have heard of (Leonardo, both the setting and filming location of ''Clerks'', the suburb of Toms River being turned into [[IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom the Temple of Doom]] in ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'').
* Creator/AlfonsoCuaron included a few nods to his native Mexico in the third ''Film/HarryPotter'' film.''Film/HarryPotterAndTheprisonerOfAzkaban''. For example, the courtyard fountain has [[http://outnow.ch/Media/Movies/Bilder/2004/HarryPotter3/movie.ws/03.jpg four statues of an eagle eating a snake]], a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico Mexican coat of arms]].
6th Apr '16 3:29:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The later ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).

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* The later ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are games set in France (3, 4) (''3'') and New York (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), Tame'') always include one Japanese party member (besides ''besides'' the PC, who is always Japanese; the always-Japanese PC (the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).
26th Feb '16 4:48:12 PM Prfnoff
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': When Rita and Runt go to Iraq, Rita sings that it doesn't look like Burbank, more like Van Nuys. (Both are suburbs of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. You can guess which one has higher property values.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': When Rita and Runt go to Iraq, Rita sings that it doesn't look like Burbank, more like Van Nuys. (Both are suburbs of UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. You can guess which one has higher property values.)) The reference to Burbank can be justified by the Creator/WarnerBros water tower being there in RealLife.
26th Feb '16 4:30:41 PM Prfnoff
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* The later ''SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (V, ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).

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* The later ''SakuraWars'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games, which are set in France (3, 4) and New York (V, (''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove'', ''Kimi Aru ga Tame''), always include one Japanese party member (besides the PC, who is always Japanese; the player is supposed to identify with him, after all).
19th Nov '15 1:02:43 AM Adept
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* The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime had one single offhand reference to an [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} "eastern island"]] from which {{Shogi}} was imported.

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* The first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime had one single offhand reference to an [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} "eastern island"]] from which {{Shogi}} TabletopGame/{{Shogi}} was imported.
13th Nov '15 1:03:33 PM eroock
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