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21st Feb '17 2:43:51 PM lexii
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Fictional cities are often obvious stand-ins for RealLife cities. They have a different name, different landmarks and a different population, but the look, conventions and society at large are the same. This gives the setting more flavor than just calling it CityOfAdventure.

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Fictional cities and occasionally countries are often obvious stand-ins for RealLife cities.ones. They have a different name, different landmarks and a different population, but the look, conventions and society at large are the same. This gives the setting more flavor than just calling it CityOfAdventure.
3rd Jan '17 7:40:04 AM AthelstanRex927
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* The original ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City, which roughly resemble New York City, San Francisco and Miami. When the series was moved to full 3D, ''GTA III'', ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTA IV'' were set in Liberty City (though the Liberty City from ''GTA IV'' is different from the one in the previous games), ''Vice City'' and ''Vice City Stories'' were set in the eponymous city, and ''San Andreas'' was expanded into a Vice State with three cities: Los Santos (UsefulNotes/LosAngeles), San Fierro (UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), and Las Venturas (UsefulNotes/LasVegas), with the countryside being largely a mix of California and Nevada. GTA V returns to Los Santos (again, the Los Santos in ''GTA V'' is different from the rendition in ''San Andreas'').

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* The original ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' had Liberty City, San Andreas and Vice City, which roughly resemble New York City, San Francisco and Miami. When the series was moved to full 3D, ''GTA III'', ''Liberty City Stories'' and ''GTA IV'' were set in Liberty City (though the Liberty City from ''GTA IV'' is different from the one in the previous games), ''Vice City'' and ''Vice City Stories'' were set in the eponymous city, and ''San Andreas'' was expanded into a Vice State state with three cities: Los Santos (UsefulNotes/LosAngeles), San Fierro (UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco), and Las Venturas (UsefulNotes/LasVegas), with the countryside being largely a mix of California and Nevada. GTA V returns to Los Santos (again, the Los Santos in ''GTA V'' is different from the rendition in ''San Andreas'').
1st Dec '16 8:09:02 PM Mdumas43073
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** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the "Harb" (Hudson) and "Dix" (East) rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.

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** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the "Harb" (Hudson) and "Dix" (East) rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.
1st Dec '16 8:07:54 PM Mdumas43073
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* Ed [=McBain=]'s ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of police procedurals are set in Isola, a district of an [[CityWithNoName unnamed, fictional city]] in an unnamed state closely resembling New York. Isola includes many features of Manhattan, and the other districts mentioned are clear stand-ins for New York City's other four boroughs.
** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the Harb (Hudson) and Dix (East) Rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.

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* Ed [=McBain=]'s ''Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct'' series of police procedurals are set in Isola, "Isola", a district of an [[CityWithNoName unnamed, fictional city]] in an unnamed state closely resembling New York. Isola includes many features of Manhattan, and the other districts mentioned are clear stand-ins for New York City's other four boroughs.
** More specifically, according to [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isola_(fictional_city) "Calm's Point" is Brooklyn, "Majesta" is Queens, "Riverhead" is the Bronx, and "Bethtown" Staten Island]]. "Diamondback", a poor and dangerous area of Isola with a mainly African-American population, is Harlem. Then there's the Harb "Harb" (Hudson) and Dix "Dix" (East) Rivers, rivers, and the similarly unnamed "next state" (New Jersey). George M. Dove's unofficial 1985 companion to the series, ''The Boys from Grover Avenue'', analyzes the geography of [=McBain=]'s "Imaginary City" and describes it as NYC rotated through ninety degrees clockwise, so that north becomes east, east south, etc.
10th Nov '16 7:58:36 AM TimberRidge
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* The location in which ''Literature/CrossAndPoppy'' is set is obvious if you read the clues. (And if you can't, there's a fake Ordnance Survey map on the back cover with only the names changed and the orientation flipped.) [[spoiler: It's pretty clearly Teffont Magna,Teffont Evias, and the country 'round.]]

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* The location in which ''Literature/CrossAndPoppy'' is set is obvious if you read the clues. (And if you can't, there's a fake Ordnance Survey map on the back cover with only the names changed and the orientation flipped.) [[spoiler: It's pretty clearly Teffont Magna,Teffont Evias, and the country 'round.]]]] This continues throughout the ensuing series of the ''Literature/VillageTales'' novels, including the "side-trips" to Shropshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, and Perthshire.
9th Nov '16 1:43:41 AM Tamfang
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* It was assumed for years that the city in which ComicStrip/DickTracy operates was in fact, Chicago, notorious for gangsters and corrupt activities (Big Boy was an obvious analogue to Al Capone), and was where the strip's creator, Chester Gould worked. Over time however, the city remained nameless and eventually, geographical inconsistencies with the real Chicago crept in (at one point, the Atlantic coastline was said to be less than fifty miles away from Tracy's city).

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* It was assumed for years that the city in which ComicStrip/DickTracy operates was in fact, fact Chicago, notorious for gangsters and corrupt activities (Big Boy was an obvious analogue to Al Capone), and was where the strip's creator, Chester Gould Gould, worked. Over time however, But the city remained nameless and and, eventually, geographical inconsistencies with the real Chicago crept in (at in; at one point, the Atlantic coastline was said to be less than fifty miles away from Tracy's city).city.
9th Nov '16 1:38:18 AM Tamfang
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* George Alec Effinger's trilogy ''When Gravity Fails / A Fire in the Sun / The Exile Kiss'' is set in an unnamed city that seems to be in North Africa; but those who knew him say it's New Orleans.
8th Nov '16 2:59:11 PM Tamfang
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*** The same sourcebook gives the Metropolis area code as 123. It also says that Gotham was originally a Swedish colony, obviously a reference to New York once being Dutch.
*** Actually, at one point, completely separate from the Dutch colonization of New York, what we now know as Delaware was called Nya Sverige, and was a Swedish colony. If Gotham is in Delaware, this makes perfect sense.

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*** The same sourcebook gives the Metropolis area code as 123. It also says that Gotham was originally a Swedish colony, obviously a reference to New York once being Dutch.
*** Actually, at one point, completely separate from the Dutch colonization of New York, what we now know
colony as Delaware was called Nya Sverige, and was a Swedish colony. If Gotham is in Delaware, this makes perfect sense.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden was]].
4th Oct '16 7:33:21 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ''[[VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport Forza Horizon]]'' is set in Colorado. The towns have fictitious names, but allegedly every location in the game is based on RealLife.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ForzaMotorsport Forza Horizon]]'' is set in Colorado. The towns have fictitious names, but allegedly every location in the game is based on RealLife. The subsequent games have been set in real-world locations with actual city names (the French/Italian border in ''2'' and Australia's Gold Coast in ''3'').
26th Sep '16 10:45:57 AM Vilui
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* People will think the village of Sylvania in ''Anime/SylvanianFamilies'' is actually fictional. Thought WordOfGod states the village is more of inspired from the 1970's Britain.

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* People will think the village of Sylvania in ''Anime/SylvanianFamilies'' is actually fictional. Thought WordOfGod states the village is more of inspired from the 1970's 1970s Britain.
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