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26th Jul '16 9:28:59 AM DannWoolf
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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Engineer update comic, where it's revealed that Australia became a hyper-masculine Gary Stu-topia at the pinnacle of technological progress thanks to the discovery of TestosteronePoisoning-inducing [[{{Unobtanium}} Australium]]. Even though the Australians were originally dumb, the Australium made them super-geniuses through and allowed them to grow marvelous handlebar mustaches, even on women.

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* Parodied in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' Engineer update comic, where it's revealed that Australia became a hyper-masculine Gary Stu-topia at the pinnacle of technological progress thanks to the discovery of TestosteronePoisoning-inducing [[{{Unobtanium}} Australium]]. Even though the Australians were originally dumb, the Australium made them super-geniuses through and allowed them to grow marvelous handlebar mustaches, even on women.
24th Jul '16 2:52:32 AM Anddrix
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** And of course TheFederation itself. Want to work? Cool, do what you want. Go found a new colony. We don't use money, we have replicators and everyone works only for their own benefit. ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is [[BaseBreaker both well liked and criticized because it denies this Utopia.]]

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** And of course TheFederation itself. Want to work? Cool, do what you want. Go found a new colony. We don't use money, we have replicators and everyone works only for their own benefit. ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' is [[BaseBreaker both well liked and criticized because it denies this Utopia.]]
17th Jul '16 6:16:08 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/CoDominium'' series by Jerry Pournelle, Earth under the control of the CoDominium - an alliance between the Western and [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Eastern blocs]] - has become an extreme exaggeration of a Welfare State where the privileged Taxpayer class support massive "Welfare Islands" where uneducated citizens receive an endless supply of free food and drugs. Later averted as the [=CoDom=] was [[WorldWarThree on the way out]] and everyone knew it, resulting in them shipping as many people offworld as possible [[PenalColony whether they liked it or not]] in order to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save humanity]].

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* In the ''Literature/CoDominium'' series by Jerry Pournelle, Earth under the control of the CoDominium [=CoDominium=] - an alliance between the Western and [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Eastern blocs]] - has become an extreme exaggeration of a Welfare State where the privileged Taxpayer class support massive "Welfare Islands" where uneducated citizens receive an endless supply of free food and drugs. Later averted as the [=CoDom=] was [[WorldWarThree on the way out]] and everyone knew it, resulting in them shipping as many people offworld as possible [[PenalColony whether they liked it or not]] in order to [[WellIntentionedExtremist save humanity]].
13th Jul '16 11:29:12 AM xlblplk
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* The Lyremouth Chronicles by Jane Fletcher have a fairly straightforward example; those who live outside the Protectorate are either unsavory criminals, pseudo-religious con-men, just bad at their jobs, or actively wish they could live inside the Protectorate - but know they're not good enough to do so. Citizens of the Protectorate, on the other hand, are wealthy, successful, intelligent - and eschew 'primitive religions', anything hereditary, and are almost all bisexual.
10th Jul '16 6:21:35 PM Blazer
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** In the ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentMarvel'' relaunch of the ''Black Panther'' title, Wakanda is returned to its pristine form, but we're shown another facet of what's going on as we're shown a hi-tech country with archaic laws. When a few women are imprisoned for attacking their would-be rapists, they've had enough and turn rebel.
9th Jul '16 2:22:32 PM poi99
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->''"How about... an Anarchy? The Reality government is only here to spread news, keep a limited structure of communication and protection, and to deal with foreign worlds. Here, the people take care of themselves, are free to do what they want, and smart enough to know what not to do."''
-->-- '''Mayor Rabbit''', ''Webcomic/CityOfReality''

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->''"How about... an Anarchy? The Reality government is only here to spread news, keep a limited structure of communication and protection, and to deal with foreign worlds. Here, the people take care of themselves, are free to do what they want, and smart enough to know what not to do."''
-->-- '''Mayor Rabbit''', ''Webcomic/CityOfReality''
9th Jul '16 12:19:23 PM poi99
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* Literature/TheCulture from [[Creator/IainBanks Iain M. Banks]]'s series of novels ''would'' be one of these, if Mr. Banks wasn't such a good writer. While admitting the Culture is the ideal society he'd love to live in, many of the novels explore its flaws and darker activities. He also readily admits, and at several points in the narrative explicitly points out, that it wouldn't be remotely possible for a society that is not already post-scarcity to attain the level of superiority the Culture has.
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.]]
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