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15th Jun '16 6:21:19 PM Doug86
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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French communes]] which still legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.

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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French communes]] which still legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
10th Jun '16 2:36:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.

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* The protagonists of both the original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' and [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 the remake]] do this on a smaller scale with a shopping mall. In fact, this is largely the point (of the older movie, at least). It gets very {{Anvilicious}} when you see the little perfect world the protagonists have constructed for themselves, with things "borrowed" from the mall. The zombies are largely a distraction from the commercialism-[[BuffySpeak things]]. Sorry for FanWank.
25th Apr '16 1:35:22 PM FordPrefect
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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French ''communes'']] which have still a legal existence and thus a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.

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* Played literally for [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_villages_destroyed_in_the_First_World_War six French ''communes'']] communes]] which have still a legal existence legally exist and thus have a mayor named by the prefect in spite of [[DoomedHometown being totally destroyed]] during WorldWarI.
29th Mar '16 10:59:55 AM Jhonny
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* The smallest community in Germany to have its own mayor is Hallig Gröde, an island in the North Sea, population ''9''. It used to have a bit more people on it in the past. In 1825 there were 90 people. Papers love to interview the "mayor" for tourism pieces.
26th Mar '16 2:42:05 PM Ranger439
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* ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' has an episode where Rani and Clyde find themselves alone in, as far as they can tell, the whole world.
15th Mar '16 4:47:39 AM morenohijazo
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* Distinct possibility in DwarfFortress. Most fortresses will eventually suffer catastrophes and get wiped out, but in case one of the inhabitants became a vampire, he/she is much likely to survive and keep the fortress going as the sole inhabitant as he/she requires no sustenance.

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* Distinct possibility in DwarfFortress.''VideoGame/DwarfFortress''. Most fortresses will eventually suffer catastrophes and get wiped out, but in case one of the inhabitants became a vampire, he/she is much likely to survive and keep the fortress going as the sole inhabitant as he/she requires no sustenance.



* Played for laughs in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}. The Wayward Vagabond, a non-human wanderer of post-apocalyptic Earth, is fascinated enough by the idea of democracy that he becomes a mayor over a stash of cans.

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* Played for laughs in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}.''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. The Wayward Vagabond, a non-human wanderer of post-apocalyptic Earth, is fascinated enough by the idea of democracy that he becomes a mayor over a stash of cans.



* Named for the ''TheSimpsons'' episode in which Homer divides Springfield into two towns, Old Springfield and New Springfield. When Homer erects a wall to this effect, the citizens of New Springfield quickly realize that they suddenly have no means of obtaining supplies. All but the Simpson family climb over the border, leaving a disgruntled Homer alone, to which Bart says 'Face it Homer, you're mayor of a ghost town!'

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* Named for the ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode in which Homer divides Springfield into two towns, Old Springfield and New Springfield. When Homer erects a wall to this effect, the citizens of New Springfield quickly realize that they suddenly have no means of obtaining supplies. All but the Simpson family climb over the border, leaving a disgruntled Homer alone, to which Bart says 'Face it Homer, you're mayor of a ghost town!'
26th Jan '16 8:29:25 PM kome360
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* One of the countries that [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kino]] encounters is the last remaining member of a "democracy" that voted by majority. Ultimately, everyone else had voted each other to death until one man was left.

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* One of the countries that [[LightNovel/KinosJourney Kino]] encounters is the last remaining member of a "democracy" that voted by majority. Ultimately, everyone else had voted each other to death until one man was and his dying wife were left.
15th Jan '16 9:40:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheStand'' had one bomb-happy character blow up oil storage silos for the explosions, since no-one was going to stop him.

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* ''TheStand'' ''Literature/TheStand'' had one bomb-happy character blow up oil storage silos for the explosions, since no-one was going to stop him.
11th Jan '16 8:09:33 PM jormis29
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** Homer also has the run of Springfield for about half a Treehouse of Horror segment, after a Neutron bomb kills all the people. [[spoiler: And turns many others into cannibal zombies.]]

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** Homer also has the run of Springfield for about half a Treehouse of Horror segment, after a Neutron bomb NeutronBomb kills all the people. [[spoiler: And turns many others into cannibal zombies.]]
3rd Jan '16 7:01:19 PM ZerroDefex
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* The western USA has a few mostly abandoned settlements which would no longer appear on the map if not for one or two remaining residents.
** Monowi, Nebraska is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a population.
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