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1st Dec '16 1:54:17 AM Jake
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** It's implied in some of the fluff that this is true for at least one enemy race; [[TheBrute Mutons]] apparently have some kind of tattoos or ritual scarification, which combined with their observed behaviour in combat (including some sort of war chant) leads Dr Vahlen to theorise that they're some kind of tribal society forcibly uplifted as {{Mooks}}.
26th Nov '16 5:50:00 PM DarthWalrus
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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" Confucian-influenced culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check and everything the captain does and vice versa, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.

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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" Confucian-influenced culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check and everything the captain does and vice versa, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.
14th Nov '16 7:28:42 PM epoxy
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* In ''Rocannon's World'' by Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin the protagonist is attacked and captured by barbarians: savage, primitive nomads who wield explosive heat-seeking surface-to-air missiles. The dissonance is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the nomads are being covertly supplied by TheEmpire.
25th Oct '16 2:22:52 AM Philweasel
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* The Homeworld Gems from Steven Universe are extremely advanced, forming an intergalactic empire with faster than light travel and instantaneous communication across galaxies. They also have no concept of art or music, and have actually ''declined'' culturally over the last thousand years.
19th Oct '16 3:24:55 AM DarthWalrus
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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check everything the captain does, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.

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* Korean (and to a lesser extent, Chinese and Japanese) culture can be considered this when it comes to aviation, with the highly hierarchical "respect your elders" Confucian-influenced culture being in some cases ''lethal'' in airplanes. The co-pilot has to double check and everything the captain does, does and vice versa, yet co-pilots often are afraid to correct their captain's mistakes, as the captain is their elder. This has actually led to ''crashes''. Korean Air has acknowledged this and is attempting to fix the problem with new pilot training.
11th Oct '16 5:58:13 PM nombretomado
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** Their first action is to detonate several nukes in the upper atmosphere, planning to scramble Tosevite electronic systems. Except, humanity hasn't developed integrated circuits yet, and vacuum tubes/valves are a lot less affected by EMP. Had they arrived during the ColdWar, circuits would have been in use already, except military tech would be, for the most part, shielded against EMP.

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** Their first action is to detonate several nukes in the upper atmosphere, planning to scramble Tosevite electronic systems. Except, humanity hasn't developed integrated circuits yet, and vacuum tubes/valves are a lot less affected by EMP. Had they arrived during the ColdWar, Cold War, circuits would have been in use already, except military tech would be, for the most part, shielded against EMP.
24th Aug '16 6:33:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** The episode "Bread and Circuses" featured a world with 1960s-level tech (television, firearms) but a society that mirrored the RomanEmpire, complete with the slow rise of Christianity (albeit 2000 years late).

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** The episode "Bread and Circuses" featured a world with 1960s-level tech (television, firearms) but a society that mirrored the RomanEmpire, UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire, complete with the slow rise of Christianity (albeit 2000 years late).
16th Aug '16 1:55:55 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* This is in some ways how Marx defined capitalism. Humanity has developed to universally fulfill needs, but the culture, government, and organization of society had not caught up to the sheer ability to produce and provide for those needs in spite of that. So a revolutionary change must be made in order to bring human society up to the standards that technology and industry make possible.

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* This is in some ways how Karl Marx defined capitalism. Humanity has developed to universally fulfill needs, but the culture, government, and organization of society had not caught up to the sheer ability to produce and provide for those needs in spite of that. So a revolutionary change must be made in order to bring human society up to the standards that technology and industry make possible.


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* The terrorist group ISIS/ISIL/whatever has access to modern weaponry, yet their beliefs in regards to women's rights, LGBT rights, science, etc. are straight out of the Dark Ages.
13th Aug '16 5:19:49 PM PushoverMediaCritic
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* The Saiyans from ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' are a brutal race of violent barbarians with a constantly warring society built entirely on an AsskickingEqualsAuthority political system. They live in houses carved out of stone but, because they work for the Planet Trade Organization, they have access to technology far beyond their normal capabilities, such as interplanetary spaceships, healing pods, incredibly durable, flexible, and lightweight body armor, Scouters capable of reading PowerLevels, as well as an assortment of other high-tech goodies.
8th Aug '16 6:32:09 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':''Franchise/StarTrek'': The PrimeDirective, which bans interfering with the development of less advanced societies, exists to prevent this from happening.
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