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13th Aug '16 10:22:48 AM htuttle
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* Mega-Primus in ''{{X-Com}}: Apocalypse''. According to the {{backstory}}, it's actually the prototype of the concept designed to consolidate the remaining living space on the planet following the aversion of NoEndorHolocaust at the end of ''Terror from the Deep''.

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* Mega-Primus in ''{{X-Com}}: Apocalypse''. ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse''. According to the {{backstory}}, it's actually the prototype of the concept designed to consolidate the remaining living space on the planet following the aversion of NoEndorHolocaust at the end of ''Terror ''[[VideoGame/XCOMTerrorFromTheDeep Terror from the Deep''.Deep]]''.
1st Aug '16 3:59:40 PM Gess
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** There's also Cammoragh, the ''city dimension'' of Dark Eldar, which supposedly dwarfs imperial Hive worlds in size. Supposedly, because it's an extra-dimensional conglomerate of megapolicies, arranged in a way that [[AlienGeometry defies all common sense]]. It's also arguably the most evil place in the universe
25th Jul '16 8:07:53 PM Beatlemania
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* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.

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* Speakin Speaking of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.
17th Jul '16 7:44:25 AM Beatlemania
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* Although it may not seem like much compared to other entries in this list, UsefulNotes/{{London}} was probably the first modern mega city with a population of 6.7 million in the 1900s. It is still one and the largest among European cities, with 14 million people living in the London commuter belt which includes the Greater London area.
* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.

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* Although it may not seem like much compared to other entries in this list, UsefulNotes/{{London}} was probably the first modern mega city metropolis with a population of 6.7 million in the 1900s. It is still one and the largest among European cities, with 14 million people living in the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_commuter_belt London commuter belt belt]] which includes the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London Greater London London]] area.
* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding Ile-de-France region [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Île-de-France Île-de-France region]] also counts. 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.



* Seoul is also this. In fact, half of the population of UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} resides in the Seoul metropolitan area (25 million) with 10 million of them in Seoul, making it one of the largest metropolitan area in terms of population.
** The Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongsangnamdo metropolitan area isn't as large as the Seoul metropolitan area, but it still houses 8 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in South Korea.
* Another East Asian state, the de facto nation UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} also has one, which is the Taipei metropolitan area with 8 million people.

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* Seoul UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}} is also this. In fact, half of the population of UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} resides in the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_London Seoul metropolitan area Capital Area]] (25 million) with 10 million of them in Seoul, making it one of the largest metropolitan area in terms of population.
** The [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BUG%27s Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongsangnamdo metropolitan area area]] isn't as large as the Seoul metropolitan area, but it still houses 8 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in South Korea.
* Another East Asian state, the de facto nation UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} also has one, which is the [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taipei–Keelung_metropolitan_area Taipei metropolitan area area]] with 8 7 to 9 million people.
15th Jul '16 5:41:15 AM Beatlemania
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* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. With a population of 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.

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* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. With a population of 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.


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**The Busan-Ulsan-Gyeongsangnamdo metropolitan area isn't as large as the Seoul metropolitan area, but it still houses 8 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan area in South Korea.
* Another East Asian state, the de facto nation UsefulNotes/{{Taiwan}} also has one, which is the Taipei metropolitan area with 8 million people.
15th Jul '16 5:18:56 AM Beatlemania
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* Although it may not seem like much compared to other entries in this list, UsefulNotes/London was probably the first modern mega city with a population of 6.7 million in the 1900s. It is still one and the largest among European cities, with 14 million people living in the London commuter belt which includes the Greater London area.
* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/Paris and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. With a population of 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.

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* Although it may not seem like much compared to other entries in this list, UsefulNotes/London UsefulNotes/{{London}} was probably the first modern mega city with a population of 6.7 million in the 1900s. It is still one and the largest among European cities, with 14 million people living in the London commuter belt which includes the Greater London area.
* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/Paris UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. With a population of 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.
15th Jul '16 5:17:13 AM Beatlemania
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* Although it may not seem like much compared to other entries in this list, UsefulNotes/London was probably the first modern mega city with a population of 6.7 million in the 1900s. It is still one and the largest among European cities, with 14 million people living in the London commuter belt which includes the Greater London area.
* Speakin of European cities, UsefulNotes/Paris and the surrounding Ile-de-France region also counts. With a population of 12 million or approximately one fifth of the French lives in the region, making it the second largest metropolitan area within the European region, excluding Moscow.
14th Jul '16 6:32:10 AM Beatlemania
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* Seoul is also this. In fact, half of the population of UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}} resides in the Seoul metropolitan area (25 million) with 10 million of them in Seoul, making it one of the largest metropolitan area in terms of population.
5th Jul '16 3:27:23 AM StFan
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* ''Series/{{Aftermath}}: Population Overload'': Most of the population of North America becomes concentrated around the Great Lakes after a drought-induced mass migration. A massive mega city surrounds the lakes.
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* ''Series/{{Aftermath}}: Population Overload'': Most of the population of North America becomes concentrated around the Great Lakes after a drought-induced mass migration. A massive mega city surrounds the lakes.
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* ''Film/StarWars'' has the city planet of Coruscant. It's rumoured that one can walk all the way around the planet without ever setting foot on its surface.

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* ''Film/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the city planet of Coruscant. It's rumoured rumored that one can walk all the way around the planet without ever setting foot on its surface.



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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', all of Earth's population lives in eight hundred arcologies known as 'Cities'. The average population of each City is eleven point two million. The governments of three large cities (New York, Philadelphia and Washington) are considering merging into one single ''Mega'' Mega City, but the logistics of maintaining and governing such a large conglomerate have so far prevented any action on the plan.
** Later in the ''Robots/Empire/Foundation'' series, Trantor, and presumably a few other worlds, are globe-spanning versions of these with populations in the billions. Trantor is very much the model for Coruscant.

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* In Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''Literature/TheCavesOfSteel'', all of Earth's population lives in eight hundred arcologies known as 'Cities'."Cities". The average population of each City is eleven point two million. The governments of three large cities (New York, Philadelphia and Washington) are considering merging into one single ''Mega'' Mega City, but the logistics of maintaining and governing such a large conglomerate have so far prevented any action on the plan.
** * Later in the ''Robots/Empire/Foundation'' series, Trantor, and presumably a few other worlds, are globe-spanning versions of these with populations in the billions. Trantor is very much the model for Coruscant.



* In Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/BigKievTechnician'' UrbanFantasy series, Big Kiev in this AlternateUniverse is roughly 600 miles in diameter. Big London is also mentioned, although it may be smaller. It takes 9 hours on a train to get from the Black Sea in the southern part of town to the Center (where our Kiev, Ukraine, is located). One of the old cities absorbed into Big Kiev is L'viv. Only canned goods are available in the Center due to lack of farmland or cattle so far from the edge, unless you're willing to spend a fortune on fresh meat and fruit.
** Big Moscow is mentioned to be even larger, although younger.
*** A military conflict is mentioned to have happened in the past between Big Moscow and Big Berlin. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** This can be partially explained by cities apparently growing ''on their own'', as a jungle would. This fits into the overall theme of all machines in this world being alive.
*** Apparently, the major cities have been slowly growing for the past 300,000 years in the novel's timeline.

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* In Creator/VladimirVasilyev's ''Literature/BigKievTechnician'' UrbanFantasy series, series:
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Big Kiev in this AlternateUniverse is roughly 600 miles in diameter. Big London is also mentioned, although it may be smaller. It takes 9 hours on a train to get from the Black Sea in the southern part of town to the Center (where our Kiev, Ukraine, is located). One of the old cities absorbed into Big Kiev is L'viv. Only canned goods are available in the Center due to lack of farmland or cattle so far from the edge, unless you're willing to spend a fortune on fresh meat and fruit.
** Big Moscow is mentioned to be even larger, although younger.
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younger. A military conflict is mentioned to have happened in the past between Big Moscow and Big Berlin. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** This can be partially explained by cities apparently growing ''on their own'', as a jungle would. This fits into the overall theme of all machines in this world being alive.
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alive. Apparently, the major cities have been slowly growing for the past 300,000 years in the novel's timeline.



* In F. Paul Wilson's ''LaNague Federation'' series, Earth (and some colonized planets) has several Megalops with stupidly huge buildings and nightmarish overpopulation. Food-riots are not pleasant affairs.

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* In F. Paul Wilson's ''LaNague ''[=LaNague=] Federation'' series, Earth (and some colonized planets) has several Megalops with stupidly huge buildings and nightmarish overpopulation. Food-riots are not pleasant affairs.



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* Appropriately enough, the ''Pinball/JudgeDredd'' pinball takes place in Mega-City One.

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* Appropriately enough, ''Series/{{Aftermath}}: Population Overload'': Most of the ''Pinball/JudgeDredd'' pinball takes place in Mega-City One.population of North America becomes concentrated around the Great Lakes after a drought-induced mass migration. A massive mega city surrounds the lakes.



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* Appropriately enough, the ''Pinball/JudgeDredd'' pinball takes place in Mega-City One.
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* ''{{Shifters}}'': The comic takes place in Shade City a Mega City that encompasses a vast amount of territory in the Pacific Northwest.

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* ''{{Shifters}}'': ''Webcomic/{{Shifters}}'': The comic takes place in Shade City a Mega City that encompasses a vast amount of territory in the Pacific Northwest.



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* The proper term to describe cities- more specifically, Broad-stroke regions- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''Megalopolis''. The following examples listed below all qualify, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.

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* The proper term to describe cities- cities -- more specifically, Broad-stroke regions- regions -- that have reached extreme levels of population and urban development is ''Megalopolis''. The following examples listed below all qualify, as most of them are a chain of metropolitan areas that are so closely connected to each other that they have begun to overlap.



11th Jun '16 10:10:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/WilliamGibson's SprawlTrilogy has the titular [[TitleDrop Sprawl]], more officially known as BAMA, the Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis, presumably an extension of the real Bos-Wash. Also notable for being almost completely covered by geodesic domes. Judging from descriptions in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' Chiba City and the other cities around Tokyo Bay also count.
* In one of AndreiLivadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' novels, Earth cities are mentioned to have become these with populations of major cities approaching 20 billion ''each''. That's nearly triple the population of the entire world today in a single city. This is the main reason why President John Winston Hammer of the [[TheEmpire Earth Alliance]] sends a fleet to force the recently-discovered [[LostColony Lost Colonies]] into submission, so as to offload the extra population. By the time of the later novels, most of the population has moved to new colonies or died in the First Galactic War (the 30-year war with the colonies, which Earth ultimately loses) with only about 100 million people left on Earth. Most urban areas, now abandoned, are covered by lush jungles, and many surviving landmarks have been moved to other areas for preservation. After the war, the colonies emerge as the industrial, economic, and scientific power in human space, forming the [[TheFederation Confederacy of Suns]] for mutual protection (Earth isn't included).

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* Creator/WilliamGibson's SprawlTrilogy ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' has the titular [[TitleDrop Sprawl]], more officially known as BAMA, the Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis, presumably an extension of the real Bos-Wash. Also notable for being almost completely covered by geodesic domes. Judging from descriptions in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' Chiba City and the other cities around Tokyo Bay also count.
* In one of AndreiLivadny's Creator/AndreiLivadny's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheGalaxy'' novels, Earth cities are mentioned to have become these with populations of major cities approaching 20 billion ''each''. That's nearly triple the population of the entire world today in a single city. This is the main reason why President John Winston Hammer of the [[TheEmpire Earth Alliance]] sends a fleet to force the recently-discovered [[LostColony Lost Colonies]] into submission, so as to offload the extra population. By the time of the later novels, most of the population has moved to new colonies or died in the First Galactic War (the 30-year war with the colonies, which Earth ultimately loses) with only about 100 million people left on Earth. Most urban areas, now abandoned, are covered by lush jungles, and many surviving landmarks have been moved to other areas for preservation. After the war, the colonies emerge as the industrial, economic, and scientific power in human space, forming the [[TheFederation Confederacy of Suns]] for mutual protection (Earth isn't included).
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