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11th Apr '16 5:39:00 PM Adept
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* The setting of ''[[RankinBassJackFrost Jack Frost]]'' and ''SantaClausIsCominToTown''.

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* The setting of ''[[RankinBassJackFrost ''[[WesternAnimation/RankinBassJackFrost Jack Frost]]'' and ''SantaClausIsCominToTown''.''WesternAnimation/SantaClausIsCominToTown''.
27th Feb '16 3:49:16 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Castle in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''.

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* The Castle in ''Literature/SeptimusHeap''. It's a fairly small city state, except without as much external territory as city states usually have.
22nd Feb '16 8:14:24 PM PaulA
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* Pontevedro in ''TheMerryWidow'', a blatant parody of Montenegro.

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* Pontevedro in ''TheMerryWidow'', ''Theatre/TheMerryWidow'', a blatant parody of Montenegro.
18th Feb '16 7:39:37 PM pratchettgaiman
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** San Marino counts for the "Micro" part (being only 61 square kilometers), but not the "Monarchy" part (having been a republic since 301).
6th Feb '16 12:42:46 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The Kingdom of Rodigan, where Prince Wally is from. At the end of the episode it is featured however, the monarchy is said to come to an end when Wally decides to convert the government to a democracy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The Kingdom of Rodigan, where Prince Wally is from. At the end of the episode it is featured featues in, however, the monarchy is said to come to an end when Wally decides to convert the government to a democracy.



* Many real-life micronations - tiny not-quite-countries, many of which have tried and even gained independence from their parent countries.

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* Many real-life micronations - tiny not-quite-countries, many of which have tried and even gained to gain independence from their parent countries.countries, some even succeeding.
6th Feb '16 12:39:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* Hyrule from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. It's [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime biggest incarnation]] contains no more than six humanoid settlements: Hyrule castle town, Kakariko village, the Gerudo fortress, and the Goron, Zora and Kokiri villages. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' just has one castle, one village and two abandoned palaces.

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* Hyrule from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda''. It's Its [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime biggest incarnation]] contains no more than six humanoid settlements: Hyrule castle town, Kakariko village, the Gerudo fortress, and the Goron, Zora and Kokiri villages. ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' just has one castle, one village and two abandoned palaces.
28th Dec '15 1:16:54 PM Anddrix
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* Parodied in the card game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Super Munchkin]]'' with the [[DoctorDoom "Ruler of a Small European Country"]] card, which shows the character standing in a "country" about one foot square.

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* Parodied in the card game ''[[TabletopGame/{{Munchkin}} Super Munchkin]]'' with the [[DoctorDoom "Ruler of a Small European Country"]] Country" card, which shows the character standing in a "country" about one foot square.
20th Dec '15 11:22:53 PM Dimas28
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** And the "being easily conquered" parts definitely applies too, as shown with how easily Luxembourg was conquered by UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} in both of the World Wars, or when Kuwait was conquered in just two days by UsefulNotes/{{Iraq}} during the Gulf War.
15th Nov '15 10:24:31 AM hydrix
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* The small-state Khulewitz is this in the ''ComicStrip/SuskeEnWiske'' album #300 ''Het machtige monument''. Unlike others on the list though the state is corrupt despite its ruler being extremely sympathetic. The main villain is the one leading the corruption.
9th Nov '15 7:30:22 PM karstovich2
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* Various countries the world over resemble this trope: Europe has UsefulNotes/{{Monaco}}, UsefulNotes/{{Liechtenstein}}, UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}}, and UsefulNotes/VaticanCity[[note]]The pope, as head of state, is indeed a monarch[[/note]], (Andorra is a weird case, as its co-princes are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocese_of_Urgell bishop of Urgell]] and ...''[[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfFrance the president of France]]''); the Middle East has the smaller Arab states of the Persian Gulf (particularly Bahrain); Southeast Asia has UsefulNotes/{{Brunei}}. In mainland Asia there's UsefulNotes/{{Bhutan}}.

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* Various countries the world over resemble this trope: Europe has UsefulNotes/{{Monaco}}, UsefulNotes/{{Liechtenstein}}, UsefulNotes/{{Luxembourg}}, and UsefulNotes/VaticanCity[[note]]The pope, as head of state, is indeed a monarch[[/note]], monarch. Also, the Vatican is of course ''super'' micro, given that it is not only small but entirely surrounded by one ''city''--Rome.[[/note]], (Andorra is a weird case, as its co-princes are the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diocese_of_Urgell bishop of Urgell]] and ...''[[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfFrance the president of France]]''); the Middle East has the smaller Arab states of the Persian Gulf (particularly Bahrain); Southeast Asia has UsefulNotes/{{Brunei}}. In mainland Asia there's UsefulNotes/{{Bhutan}}.
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