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8th Oct '17 5:49:15 PM nombretomado
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* A recurring element in the works of BrandonSanderson:

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* A recurring element in the works of BrandonSanderson:Creator/BrandonSanderson:
4th Oct '17 11:23:51 AM DeadBloxxEpic
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* ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}''--Civilization lets you create your own nation. However, if you get behind in technology, you can end up with knights versus armored tanks.
3rd Oct '17 5:29:23 PM WaxingName
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** Timeline A, containing ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' through ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has first a lengthy period of stasis, but then averts the trope in a strange way as there is a great technological regression. There is, after the long period of stasis, a clear loss of historical and architectural knowledge, loss of more complex clothing technologies, a large population crash, and the loss of much of the SchizoTech artifacts such as juke boxes, telephones, hardhats, etc.

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** Timeline A, containing ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' through ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has first a lengthy period of stasis, but then averts the trope in a strange way as there is a great technological regression. There is, after the long period of stasis, a clear loss of historical and architectural knowledge, loss of more complex clothing technologies, a large population crash, and the loss of much of the SchizoTech artifacts such as juke boxes, telephones, hardhats, etc. Out-of-universe, this can be explained by the original two games being the ''last two'' games in this timeline.
29th Sep '17 10:25:03 PM mogryo
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** Not quite: Tevinter rose 2,000 years ago from the Neromenian city states to empire/republic(Antiquity Begins), then spent 1,000 years conquering Thedas before falling(Antiquity ends, Fall of Western Roman Empire, Middle Ages Begin), the Chantry and Orlais are founded by Kordillus(Carolignian Empire, Early Middle Ages), 300 years later you have the Construction of the Grand Cathedral of Val Royeaux, the founding of the Imperial Chantry and the Exalted Marches(Byzantine Empire, Crusades), 200-400 years after that the Clayne tribes united to form Ferelden, Nevarra goes from Marcher City State to Full-blown Kingdom, Qunari land in Par Vollen(High Middle Ages, Rise of Islam,). Thedas isn't static, the same way 800 AD kingdoms aren't the same as 1400 AD kingdoms.
20th Sep '17 10:03:10 AM DinoCam1795
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20th Sep '17 10:02:28 AM DinoCam1795
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* ''FanFic/TheAssassinationOfTwilightSparkle'' has the explanation that there are a lot of traditionalists that insist that things should be done magically or by hoof, even though other nations are developing their technology to the point that Equestria is falling behind. These traditionalists are part of the reason Twilight met such opposition with her reforms, though things are changing in that regard now.
** As Pinkie's chapter reveals, this also applies to medicine, with many ponies with mental problems simply declared lost causes because there's no magical cures for their conditions or arcane treatments in the works, with many simply locked up in sanitariums. Pinkie is lucky enough to have a family that can afford to import the medicine she takes, allowing her to be herself and use her talents while maintaining her sanity, but others aren't as lucky, which is part of the reason Pinkie supported Twilight's attempts to advance Equestria's medicinal knowledge.
17th Sep '17 9:42:03 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'' the world where the protagonist reincarnates has been in a medieval or similar state for several centuries. This is explained by two factors.
** Monsters are powerful, wide-spread, and come in large numbers. As a result humanity has been condensed into smaller, defended locations and much of the world is unknown to them. Even the seas are off-limits as dragons will attack anything that enters them.
** As a result of the [[AndManGrewProud ancient civilization]]'s disastrous war, [[spoiler:the System was implemented. To promote personal combat, certain chemical reactions such as the burning of gunpowder is suppressed within the System]].
16th Sep '17 3:51:36 PM nombretomado
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* The world of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has been in the Middle Ages for the last millennium or so. [[ZigzaggedTrope However,]] during this time span the world has seemed to have progressed through TheLowMiddleAges and the HighMiddleAges, and is currently in a stage that seems to combine TheLateMiddleAges with elements of TheRenaissance and TheCavalierYears (this is more or less the time it took for real-world European cultures to progress through these stages).

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* The world of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' has been in the Middle Ages for the last millennium or so. [[ZigzaggedTrope However,]] during this time span the world has seemed to have progressed through TheLowMiddleAges and the HighMiddleAges, and is currently in a stage that seems to combine TheLateMiddleAges with elements of TheRenaissance UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance and TheCavalierYears (this is more or less the time it took for real-world European cultures to progress through these stages).
12th Sep '17 6:15:38 PM Temporary14
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** The origin of [[AdamAndEvePlot King Frank and Queen Helen]] makes this even more problematic. In ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', they were plucked from VictorianLondon--specifically when "Mr. SherlockHolmes was still living in Baker Street"--and became the first in a centuries-long line of royal humanity, and yet they somehow created a ''medieval'' society, not a Victorian one.

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** The origin of [[AdamAndEvePlot King Frank and Queen Helen]] makes this even more problematic. In ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', they were plucked from VictorianLondon--specifically when "Mr. SherlockHolmes was still living in Baker Street"--and became the first in a centuries-long line of royal humanity, and yet they somehow created a ''medieval'' society, not a Victorian one.one. This is probably the result of neither of them being scientists or engineers, and Narnia's first real technology being made by dwarves apparently by instinct alone. (They forge crowns shortly after they're created as fully formed adults by [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan]].) A reliance on creating technology from an unchanging template could explain Narnia's stasis, but not so much places like [[TheEmpire Calormen]], which has little in common culturally with Narnia, along with a desire for conquest that would provide a much stronger impetus for technological development.
10th Sep '17 7:29:19 PM Nicoaln
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* The ''Divinity'' video game series has [[http://divinity.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline a timeline]] that places a good portion of the games close to each other (justifying this with ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSinII'', so that it can be more thematically and lore-wise close to the others), but ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' takes place in a roughly medieval-to-renaissance-era level of technological development (with only a few Romanesque aesthetics in Cyseal). One thing to note is that the first ''Original Sin'' game takes place 1200 years ''before'' the other Divinity games - and the technological level seems largely unchanged, having never recovered from the era of Dragon Commander.
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