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11th Jul '17 12:12:46 PM Gideoncrawle
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* In general, a lot of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic portray Equestria in this fashion, despite the fact that the show itself heavily stresses the flaws its characters possess and the conflicts that stem from these flaws (not to mention the frequency of evil being that show up). It can be especially blatant in the cases of authors who project their own ideologies into the setting. Also ''inverted'' by some other fanfics that ignore the canon flaws of the society and view the ''canon'' Equestria as this and try to 'fix' it by adding flaws.
11th Jul '17 12:08:35 PM Gideoncrawle
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*** Website/StarDestroyerDotNet [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Essays/Trek-Marxism.html adds]] [[http://www.stardestroyer.net/Empire/Database/Query-ST.php?Series=&Category=Culture&EpName=&Keywords=&Quotes=&Analysis=&Submit=Submit its share of analysis]].
1st Jul '17 4:38:54 AM Trooper924
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**[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by IDW's version of [[Anime/TransformersCybertron Velocitron]]. When a delegation consisting of Knockout and Moonracer arrives from the colony, the former is quick to boast about how the Velocitronians have no major problems they need help with and have long since closed themselves off from the rest of the galaxy to focus on their favorite pastime of racing. But Moonracer soon admits that this isn't true, revealing that Velocitronian society has become increasingly elitist as their racing obsession has evolved into a kind of FantasticRacism. Slower Velocitronians are looked down upon and Moonracer herself mentions that she's disparaged simply for choosing to drive off-road instead of on the colony's racetracks.
12th Jun '17 1:33:13 AM DrPopo
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* 2015 ''ComicBook/AForce'' deconstructs it. Arcadia is a supposed feminist utopia, but the book quickly shows how this paradise is meaningless and undermined by the fact that it's a single bright spot in a CrapsackWorld and subservient to its despotical ruler.
30th May '17 10:55:18 AM Gravidef
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* In ''Film/LittleBuddha'', the King attempts to invoke this when his son, the Prince Siddhartha decides to leave the palace to learn more about the world. The whole city seems to live in the same splendor the Prince does, it seems like he has no reason to leave his home... until Siddhartha sees a poor beggar wander into the crowd who is then hauled away by the guards. This revelation about the world is one of the things that causes Siddhartha to begin a journey that will ultimately lead him to become the Buddha.

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* In ''Film/LittleBuddha'', ''Little Buddha'', the King attempts to invoke this when his son, the Prince Siddhartha decides to leave the palace to learn more about the world. The whole city seems to live in the same splendor the Prince does, so it seems like he has no reason to leave his home... until Siddhartha sees a poor beggar wander into the crowd who is then hauled away by the guards. This revelation about the world is one of the things that causes Siddhartha to begin a journey that will ultimately lead him to become the Buddha.Buddha.
* ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' is a thorough [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstruction]] of this trope. Main character David thinks that the titular town, which shares its name with the [[ShowWithinAShow television program in the film]], is this: everything seems happy and idyllic, the town is permanently in the "nice" part of TheFifties (no greasers/rock 'n roll/war, etc.), and all problems are resolved in thirty short minutes. But when David and his sister Jennifer are [[TrappedInTVLand sucked into the show]], he discovers just how miserable it is: none of the books have any print in them, everybody's happy [[StepfordSmiler because they're mandated to be]], nobody has any sex whatsoever (to the point where Jennifer teaching her sitcom "mother" to [[ADateWithRosiePalms masturbate]] and experience orgasm for the first time causes a nearby tree to ''burst into flame''), and the town's Main Street ends in a circle--there's no getting out of it whatsoever. By the end, David and Jennifer have transformed the town into a place that's not nearly as perfect, but much more human and genuine.
25th May '17 10:02:22 AM ZemplinTemplar
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* ''[[Literature/TheDraka The Domination of Draka]]'' is an odd case, best described as a VillainSue-topia. Supposedly a study in the nature of evil on a metatextual level and possessed of a social structure resembling a pre-emancipation Caribbean "sugar island" (small citizenry ruling over several times their number of slaves) massively scaled up. The question is how the Draka manage to constantly display every martial virtue in the book for generations, become a beacon of gender equality, ''and'' retain an advantage in technological innovation that does not begin to narrow until the late 20th century (the notational POD is in the late 1700s). Furthermore, as [[http://www.alternatehistory.com/gateway/analyses/Drakaproblems.html this site]] notes, a large part of their success comes from a mixture of Author Favoritism and the fact that every other nation is handed the IdiotBall regarding them until it's much too late.

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* ''[[Literature/TheDraka The Domination of Draka]]'' is an odd case, best described as a VillainSue-topia. Supposedly a study in the nature of evil on a metatextual level and possessed of a social structure resembling a pre-emancipation Caribbean "sugar island" (small citizenry ruling over several times their number of slaves) massively scaled up. The question is how the Draka manage to constantly display every martial virtue in the book for generations, become a beacon of gender equality, ''and'' retain an advantage in technological innovation that does not begin to narrow until the late 20th century (the notational POD is in the late 1700s). Furthermore, as [[http://www.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20040811181838/http://gateway.alternatehistory.com/gateway/analyses/Drakaproblems.com:80/reviews-set.html this site]] this]] and [[http://web.archive.org/web/20040811181838/http://gateway.alternatehistory.com:80/reviews-set.html this]] article notes, a large part of their success comes from a mixture of [[CreatorsPet Author Favoritism Favoritism]] and the fact that every other nation is handed the IdiotBall regarding them until it's much too late.
31st Mar '17 4:00:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/LiberalityForAll'': OsamaBinLaden as an ambassador because the US have become "too liberal"? [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] trying to kill the last living [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle bald eagle]] (notice the "least concern" conservation status) because "euthanasia is more humane"? Yeah, they go there.

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* ''ComicBook/LiberalityForAll'': OsamaBinLaden UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden as an ambassador because the US have become "too liberal"? [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] trying to kill the last living [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle bald eagle]] (notice the "least concern" conservation status) because "euthanasia is more humane"? Yeah, they go there.
27th Feb '17 2:07:38 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The Elven Kingdom in ''Literature/TheElfslayerChronicles'' is peaceful, has very little crime (they don't even have holding cells), is egalitarian enough to let their princess play with peasant children, is non-materialistic, accepting of homosexuality, and its people are great artisans.

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* The Elven Kingdom in ''Literature/TheElfslayerChronicles'' ''WebOriginal/TheElfslayerChronicles'' is peaceful, has very little crime (they don't even have holding cells), is egalitarian enough to let their princess play with peasant children, is non-materialistic, accepting of homosexuality, and its people are great artisans.
27th Feb '17 12:38:01 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The Elven Kingdom in ''Literature/TheElfslayerChronicles'' is peaceful, has very little crime (they don't even have holding cells), is egalitarian enough to let their princess play with peasant children, is non-materialistic, accepting of homosexuality, and its people are great artisans.
9th Feb '17 3:04:20 AM Kadorhal
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* Deconstructed by the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series; the societies you find yourself wandering through were founded upon a single core philosophy (objectivism in ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', an anti-objectivist credo of absolute altruism in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', and American exceptionalism in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'') and did indeed start off as Mary Suetopias. By the time YOU show up, though, the religious adherence of their citizens to these philosophies have brought to light a few minor flaws therein; flaws which have forced the cities' founders to [[HeWhoFightsMonsters become the monsters they fought]] (a cruel irony they're all too aware of), and have caused society to crumble into a state of violent anarchy, the exception being ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''... [[FromBadToWorse where it's pretty clear the founders STARTED as monsters.]]

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* Deconstructed by the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series; the societies you find yourself wandering through were founded upon a single core philosophy (objectivism in ''VideoGame/BioShock1'', an anti-objectivist credo of absolute altruism in ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', and American exceptionalism in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'') and did indeed start off as Mary Suetopias. By the time YOU show up, though, the religious adherence of their citizens to these philosophies have brought to light a few minor flaws therein; flaws which have forced the cities' founders to [[HeWhoFightsMonsters become the monsters they fought]] (a cruel irony they're all too aware of), and have caused society to crumble into a state of violent anarchy, the anarchy. The exception being ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''... [[FromBadToWorse to this is ''Infinite'', where it's pretty clear the founders STARTED ''[[FromBadToWorse started]]'' as monsters.]]
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