History Main / PenalColony

17th Jul '16 6:17:21 PM nombretomado
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* The CoDominium universe has several, notably Haven and Tanith, but nearly every colony that isn't fortunate enough to have a nationalist patron gets [[strike:convicts and dissidents]] "involuntary transportees" dumped on them whenever Earth feels like it.

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* The CoDominium Literature/CoDominium universe has several, notably Haven and Tanith, but nearly every colony that isn't fortunate enough to have a nationalist patron gets [[strike:convicts and dissidents]] "involuntary transportees" dumped on them whenever Earth feels like it.
26th May '16 12:25:13 AM jormis29
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* The setting of ''Literature/APlanetCalledTreason'' is a penal planet for the leaders of a rebellion and their descendants. A lack of metal keeps the inhabitants on the surface while the rest of the galaxy profits from their otherwise advanced technology which is offered up for pittances of metal.

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* The setting of ''Literature/APlanetCalledTreason'' is a penal planet for the leaders of a rebellion and their descendants. [[MetalPoorPlanet A lack of metal metal]] keeps the inhabitants on the surface while the rest of the galaxy profits from their otherwise advanced technology which is offered up for pittances of metal.
25th May '16 7:03:13 AM FurryKef
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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of are were sent to the POW camps in the Prairies of America or Canada. These camps generally needed no walls or heavy guard as they were so far away from civilization that a person can walk for days without encountering another person. A often-told story concerns a band of ragged and starving escapees (unused to the sheer size of America) finally encountering a person after a grueling march and asking him if they are in Mexico--only to be informed that they have not even made it past the county lines yet.

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* During WWI and WWII, captured Axis prisoners of are war were sent to the POW camps in the Prairies of America or Canada. These camps generally needed no walls or heavy guard as they were so far away from civilization that a person can walk for days without encountering another person. A often-told story concerns a band of ragged and starving escapees (unused to the sheer size of America) finally encountering a person after a grueling march and asking him if they are in Mexico--only to be informed that they have not even made it past the county lines yet.
10th May '16 8:44:10 PM PaulA
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* Botany in the ''Catteni'' books. The similarities to the settlement of Australia are numerous and explicit.

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* Botany in the ''Catteni'' ''Literature/{{Catteni}}'' books. The similarities to the settlement of Australia are numerous and explicit.
23rd Apr '16 9:09:07 AM hoodiecrow
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* ''Hawksbill Station'' (''The Anvil of Time'' in the UK), by Creator/RobertSilverberg, takes place at the eponymous penal colony somewhere on earth in the Precambrian era. There is no supervision, nor any significant life outside the oceans, just a number of male political dissidents exiled by one-way time travel.
22nd Apr '16 9:54:17 AM KizunaTallis
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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'' reveals that the TCB!Crystal Empire was converted into one of these. It's an utter HellholePrison, and the Crystal Ponies and any other (suspected or otherwise) political dissidents dumped off there are forced to mine for crystals and other raw materials all day, all the while they're kept under complete media blackout to keep them more scared of humanity than of [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Celestia]]. Much of the ''Shades of the Unsung'' side story takes place there, and it's revealed there are also some very disturbing experiments going on, and the [[WardensAreEvil Warden]] has it in for the main characters (which is not completely unjustified, as they're planning a GreatEscape).



* JetLi's ''Film/TheOne'' featured a prison dimension.

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* JetLi's Creator/JetLi's ''Film/TheOne'' featured a prison dimension.



* In Australian Westerns ''Film/NedKelly'', ''Film/MadDogMorgan'', ''Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe'', ''Film/CaptainThunderbolt'', and ''Film/VanDiemensLand'' the convicts all spend time as slave labourers.

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* In Australian Westerns ''Film/NedKelly'', ''Film/MadDogMorgan'', ''Film/TheOutlawMichaelHowe'', ''Film/CaptainThunderbolt'', and ''Film/VanDiemensLand'' the convicts all spend time as slave labourers.laborers.
18th Apr '16 1:26:05 AM azul120
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* In ''Anime/CrossAnge'', people who cannot use mana, [[AntiMagic Norma]], are sent to Arzenal, a penal military base, where they are forced to fight [[=DRAGONs=]] invading from a different dimension.



* Takron-Galtos, the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}' favorite dumping ground for cosmic baddies.

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* Takron-Galtos, the ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}' ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes' favorite dumping ground for cosmic baddies.



* [[ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse The Incal]] has one on water, and it's seemingly without any land or infrastructure, leaving one to wonder how prisoners are supposed to survive on it at all. Though in fairness [[spoiler: it turns out to be a cover for a secret base.]]

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* [[ComicBook/MetabaronsUniverse The Incal]] has one on water, and it's seemingly without any land or infrastructure, leaving one to wonder how prisoners are supposed to survive on it at all. Though in fairness [[spoiler: it [[spoiler:it turns out to be a cover for a secret base.]]



* ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'' had the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe.

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* ''Film/{{Star Trek VI|The Undiscovered Country}}'' VI|TheUndiscoveredCountry}}'' had the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe.
15th Apr '16 8:20:08 PM LtFedora
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* In J. K. Rowling's ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Azkaban, the wizard prison, was such an example, being an island in the middle of the north sea. As it was run by dark creatures who eventually let the prisoners escape it was a cardboard prison.

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* In J. K. Rowling's ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Azkaban, the wizard prison, was such an example, being an island in the middle of the north sea.North Sea. As it was run by dark creatures who eventually let the prisoners escape it was a cardboard prison.
15th Apr '16 7:53:44 PM karstovich2
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* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[UsefulNotes/TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.

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* The early American colonies were a popular destination for persons convicted of crimes; they would arrange with the prosecutor to become indentured servants in America, and after a term of years would win their freedom. Furthermore, the state of Georgia was originally founded by Britain in 1732 specifically as a colony for the poor and those imprisoned for being unable to pay their debts (rather than having committed some crime), the idea being that they could work their debts off as farmers rather than rot in jail. However, after the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution War of Independence]], Britain had nowhere to transport convicts who had previously been going to America.[[note]]Which is exactly how the Americans wanted it; one of the less-emphasized but definite grievances of the colonies was Britain's habit of treating them as a dumping ground for the dregs of British society.[[/note]] Canada was not an option for various reasons (chief among them unsuitable geography and a desire not to piss off the Francophones), and obviously the other big British colony--[[UsefulNotes/TheRaj India]]--was out of the question (except for the few who [[TradingBarsForStripes joined]] [[UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest the East India Company's army]]...). After a while, though, the British noticed that Australia was conveniently unclaimed by any of the other European powers, and was therefore "empty" (try telling an 18th century European that Indigenous Australians are real people, and you'll probably get laughed out of the room).room[[note]]Unlike the aforementioned Indians, where there were too many of them to ignore[[/note]]). And so Australia was chosen, and you probably know the rest of the story if you've read the rest of this section.
11th Mar '16 9:09:57 AM ZimFan89
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* On ''Series/{{Colony}}'', anyone found guilty of crimes against the occupation are shipped off to "The Factory", which is eventually revealed to be a forced labor camp [[spoiler: on the Moon]].
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