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21st Jun '16 7:18:52 PM gewunomox
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* NeilYoung's song "Cortez the Killer" depicts the Aztecs, of all people, in this fashion:

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* NeilYoung's Music/NeilYoung's song "Cortez the Killer" depicts the Aztecs, of all people, in this fashion:
11th Jun '16 6:20:26 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* The author of ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has remarked that he's intentionally subverting this with Wakanda, as opposed to its usual status of near invincibility - while it has some very snappy technology and a near unique knack for melding technology and magic, it isn't even close to invincible. While it did things like resist all attempts at colonisation, beating back invaders, that happened in the real world. The Battle of Isandlwanha, where a Zulu army [[CurbstompBattle crushed]] an invading British army, is cited (though it is noted that the rest of the war didn't go quite so well for the Zulus), and the geography of Wakanda is noted as helping. Plus, you know, its armies being led by at least one [[OneManArmy Captain America level superhuman.]] Thanks to its isolationist history, it also has very poor diplomatic and economic links with the rest of the world, which means that it's largely incapable of exerting its will beyond its borders. Plus, in chapter 70, HYDRA's assault team [[spoiler: led by Baron Zemo]] is shown to be capable of penetrating Wakandan air space, reaching [[spoiler: the Vibranium mound and carting off tons of the stuff.]]
** And after HYDRA's defeat, [[spoiler: Peter Wisdom points out very bluntly that he doesn't actually have to give T'Challa any of the reclaimed Vibranium back and T'Challa has no way of forcing him to.]]



** Part of how they are shown to be better than humans is they don't have to destroy the environment to fulfill their needs, everything they could ever want or need, up to and including flight, is provided by nature.

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** Part of how they are shown to be better than humans is they don't have to destroy the environment to fulfill fulfil their needs, everything they could ever want or need, up to and including flight, is provided by nature.
11th Jun '16 6:04:02 PM DarkPhoenix94
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*** Though it should be noted that Panther knows so much about technology, specifically Tony's technology, because he spent a very long time studying it in his general observation of the Avengers - and as for his knowledge of magic, that has more to do with his willingness to study it, where Thor takes it as a given. On mythological specifics, Thor knows more. And [[spoiler: sticking a council of elders in charge isn't exactly democratic.]]
11th Jun '16 4:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* Terry Goodkind's ''[[SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', where Richard is basically kidnapped by the dark sister Nicci, who delivers [[CharacterFilibuster speech after speech]] about the "enlightened" administration of the Imperial Order, all of which are caricatures of Communist and/or Socialist practices.

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* Terry Goodkind's ''[[SwordOfTruth ''[[Literature/SwordOfTruth Faith of the Fallen]]'', where Richard is basically kidnapped by the dark sister Nicci, who delivers [[CharacterFilibuster speech after speech]] about the "enlightened" administration of the Imperial Order, all of which are caricatures of Communist and/or Socialist practices.
8th Jun '16 9:41:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[StrawCharacter Strawman Communist]] dystopias of Creator/AynRand's ''{{Anthem}}''.

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* The [[StrawCharacter Strawman Communist]] dystopias of Creator/AynRand's ''{{Anthem}}''.''Literature/{{Anthem}}''.
7th May '16 8:49:58 PM HamburgerTime
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* ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' has [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny The "Republic" of Gilead]], which the author admitted was effectively her conception of [[NoWomansLand the worst society possible for women]]. In the panic following a global infertility epidemic, the US government is [[TheCoup overthrown]] by a [[TheFundamentalist organization of religious terrorists]] who somehow manage to assassinate the President and every member of Congress in a single day; they subsequently throw out the Constitution and impose Old Testament Law in its place. The few remaining fertile women are rounded up to be sold as {{Sex Slave}}s to wealthy men, and the penalty for a woman disobeying a man becomes [[DisproportionateRetribution death]]. It's also implied rather strongly that Gilead has undertaken a [[FinalSolution mass murder]] of both African- and Jewish-Americans. [[spoiler: However, it turns out DystopiaIsHard, as the book's epilogue insinuates that Gilead's repressive policies led to a quick revolution, with future Americans remembering it as essentially the historical equivalent of a BigLippedAlligatorMoment]].
5th May '16 10:14:10 PM HighCrate
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** The storyline at the end of the first 'season' has the government of Reality itself come to question it's isolation leading to an event that was utterly disastrous. ''City of Reality'' isn't one to let potential holes in it's utopia remain unpoked, half the comic seems to exist to test the limits of it's utopia and the other half to revel in it.

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** The storyline at the end of the first 'season' has the government of Reality itself come to question it's its isolation leading to an event that was utterly disastrous. ''City of Reality'' isn't one to let potential holes in it's utopia remain unpoked, half the comic seems to exist to test the limits of it's utopia and the other half to revel in it.
5th May '16 11:48:39 AM rjd1922
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** The storyline at the end of the first 'season' has the government of Reality itself come to question it's isolation leading to an event that was utterly disastrous. City of Reality isn't one to let potential holes in it's utopia remain unpoked, half the comic seems to exist to test the limits of it's utopia and the other half to revel in it.

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** The storyline at the end of the first 'season' has the government of Reality itself come to question it's isolation leading to an event that was utterly disastrous. City ''City of Reality Reality'' isn't one to let potential holes in it's utopia remain unpoked, half the comic seems to exist to test the limits of it's utopia and the other half to revel in it.



* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has [=CWCville=], where all benefit from the wise and magnanimous rule of Christian Weston Chandler. "[[NoSmoking Tobacky]]" and alcohol are banned, though the mayor has eventually abandoned his principles and gotten on the booze. The town has several taxpayer funded soup [[strike:kitchen]] hotels with cable television and internet in every room. Each person gets their own room and each hotel is at least five stories tall. Also, some of the 'heroes' of the comic have mobiles with unlimited free minutes and cards that allow them to eat anywhere for free. With very little effort, the {{troll}}s make fan fiction depicting [=CWCVille=] as a hellhole headed up by an insane, tyrannical manchild.
** It certainly doesn't help that their response to a terrorist bombing (perpetrated by one of Chandler's many [=Strawmen=] based on real life people) is to have the daughter of one of the victims butcher the terrorists with a drill.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' has [=CWCville=], where all benefit from the wise and magnanimous rule of Christian Weston Chandler. "[[NoSmoking Tobacky]]" and alcohol are banned, though the mayor has eventually abandoned his principles and gotten on the booze. The town has several taxpayer funded soup [[strike:kitchen]] [[strike:kitchens]] hotels with cable television and internet in every room. Each person gets their own room and each hotel is at least five stories tall. Also, some of the 'heroes' [[DesignatedHero "heroes"]] of the comic have mobiles with unlimited free minutes and cards that allow them to eat anywhere for free. With very little effort, the {{troll}}s make fan fiction depicting [=CWCVille=] as a hellhole headed up by an insane, tyrannical manchild.
** It certainly doesn't help that their response to a terrorist bombing (perpetrated by one of Chandler's many [=Strawmen=] based on real life people) is to have the daughter of one of the victims [[CruelAndUnusualDeath butcher the terrorists with a drill.drill]].
5th May '16 11:44:11 AM rjd1922
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* Ironically reversed in a lot of {{dystopia}}n fiction, like Aldous Huxley's Literature/BraveNewWorld. The world first appears perfect, till it becomes horribly clear it's not.

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* Ironically reversed in a lot of {{dystopia}}n fiction, like Aldous Huxley's Literature/BraveNewWorld. ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''. [[CrapsaccharineWorld The world first appears perfect, till it becomes horribly clear it's not.]]
31st Mar '16 10:56:51 PM SantosLHalper
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* Wetgalfan's ''A Parallel Universe'' series plays this trope straight. The universe presented is a [[CoveredInGunge WAM fetish dream come true]], where women are willing to strip/get gunged without hestitation, while all the men tend to take advantage of this, and strip/gunge them on every chance.The narration even goes out of its way at times to show how this universe is great, while making jabs at how our world is boring in comparison, having women wear breakaway clothing, and glorifying adultery in the process, and justifying it.
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