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27th Nov '16 7:19:19 PM Fireblood
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** Jackson's Whole is nothing but BlackMarket, selling devious and unethical goods and services for high prices.

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** Jackson's Whole is nothing but a BlackMarket, selling devious and unethical goods and services for high prices.


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* ''Literature/GuardiansOfTheFlame'': Pandathaway, a port city which is a commercial hub and caters to visitors looking for goods. There is practically nothing that's not out for sale (this also makes it the center of the regional slave trade, much to the heroes' disgust). Merchants and guild heads run it.
27th Oct '16 9:36:40 AM Derkhan
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* The ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings'' series has Bingtown, situated near the mouth of the Rain Wild River on the Cursed Shores. The Bingtown Traders consider themselves an exclusive caste, basically rule themselves via the Traders Council and are very proud of being the descendants of those who came to the Cursed Shores with nothing but themselves and not only managed to survive but also to make a fortune.
14th Oct '16 1:17:03 PM superstrijder15
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*Rotterdam doesn't look like it in city centre, but it has the biggest port of Europe, most of it located outside the city and largely automated.
17th Aug '16 8:25:20 PM PaulA
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* Jackson's Whole from the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''.
** Arguably, Komarr also.

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* ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'':
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Jackson's Whole from is nothing but BlackMarket, selling devious and unethical goods and services for high prices.
** Komarr's society is based on {{Intrepid Merchant}}s, taking advantage of its location at
the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''.
** Arguably, Komarr also.
crossroads of several interstellar trade routes.
9th Aug '16 1:21:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Paris}}, back in her early days. That's why the city's coat-of-arms displays a trim merchant ship in silver (representing money by commerce, not through the royal mint.)

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* {{Paris}}, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, back in her early days. That's why the city's coat-of-arms displays a trim merchant ship in silver (representing money by commerce, not through the royal mint.)



* Germany: Lübeck, UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Danzig and the rest of the HanseaticLeague.
* {{London}} specialises in merchant ''banking'' these days, but is still a busy port.

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* Germany: Lübeck, UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Danzig and the rest of the HanseaticLeague.
UsefulNotes/HanseaticLeague.
* {{London}} UsefulNotes/{{London}} specialises in merchant ''banking'' these days, but is still a busy port.
23rd Jul '16 6:22:41 AM Beatlemania
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* Kaesong, a city now located in UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}, was this during the Goryeo Dynasty, the Dynasty that preceded the Joseon Dynasty that moved it's capital from Kaesong (then called Gaegyoung) to UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}. The city prospered from trade with the neighboring kingdoms, including Song Dynasty and Heian Japan, and the city's merchants had a reputation for being skilled centuries after the fall of the dynasty. The city was so prosperous that if estimates were correct the city would have a population of half a million (more than the city's current population), which at that time (10th century) was quite a big deal.

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* Kaesong, a city now located in UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}, was this during the Goryeo Dynasty, the Dynasty that preceded the Joseon Dynasty that moved it's capital from Kaesong (then called Gaegyoung) Gaegyeong) to UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}. The city prospered from trade with the neighboring kingdoms, including Song Dynasty and Heian Japan, and the city's merchants had a reputation for being skilled centuries after the fall of the dynasty. The city was so prosperous that if estimates were correct the city would have a population of half a million (more than the city's current population), which at that time (10th century) was quite a big deal.
23rd Jul '16 6:20:26 AM Beatlemania
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* Kaesong, a city now located in UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}, was this during the Goryeo Dynasty, the Dynasty that preceded the Joseon Dynasty that moved it's capital from Kaesong (then called Gaegyoung) to UsefulNotes/{{Seoul}}. The city prospered from trade with the neighboring kingdoms, including Song Dynasty and Heian Japan, and the city's merchants had a reputation for being skilled centuries after the fall of the dynasty. The city was so prosperous that if estimates were correct the city would have a population of half a million (more than the city's current population), which at that time (10th century) was quite a big deal.
17th Jul '16 2:21:28 PM WillKeaton
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* VideoGame/BreathOfFireI: Prima, which is also an UnderwaterCity.

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* VideoGame/BreathOfFireI: ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireI'': Prima, which is also an UnderwaterCity.
6th Jul '16 5:45:50 PM LtFedora
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* Lübeck, UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Danzig and the rest of the HanseaticLeague.

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* Germany: Lübeck, UsefulNotes/{{Hamburg}}, Danzig and the rest of the HanseaticLeague.
19th May '16 11:38:45 PM DanaO
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* The entire dimension of Deeva in the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series.

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* The entire Bazaar on the dimension of Deeva Deva in the ''Literature/MythAdventures'' series.series. While it doesn't come close to covering the world's landmass and in fact slowly migrates across it, it's the only settlement, transportation to Deva always routes visitors wherever it presently is rather than to geographic coordinates, and there's nothing else on Deva worth seeing in any event. (The land itself can no longer support life and the natives turned entirely to cross-dimensional trade to support themselves.)
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