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25th Jul '17 5:51:21 PM LordLoko
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* ''OperationFlashpoint'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}s, ''{{ARMA}}: Armed Assault''. TheKingdom of Sahrani Island from the first ''ARMA'' game played this trope fairly straight, being a stereotypical [[OliveGarden Mediterranean]]-[[TorosYFlamenco esque]] monarchy based on Cyprus. It's adversary is the aforementioned PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny in the northern half of the island, which broke away from the kingdom a few years ago. [[spoiler:If you succeed in beating the main campaign, you can defeat the Democratic Republic of Sahrani and help restore the original united kingdom.]]

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* ''OperationFlashpoint'''s {{Spiritual Successor}}s, ''{{ARMA}}: Armed Assault''. TheKingdom Assault'', is [full of those as their main settings. Mostly to prevent controversies but still provide an accurate foregin conflict zone.
**''{{ARMA}}: Armed Assault'' has The Kingdom
of Sahrani Island from the first ''ARMA'' game played this trope fairly straight, being a stereotypical [[OliveGarden Mediterranean]]-[[TorosYFlamenco esque]] monarchy based on Cyprus. It's adversary is the aforementioned PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny in the northern half of the island, which broke away from the kingdom a few years ago. There's even a city, called ''Corazól'' located in the border between the North and South where there's a walled demilitarized zone diving the city in two, filled with ruined buildings. [[spoiler:If you succeed in beating the main campaign, you can defeat the Democratic Republic of Sahrani and help restore the original united kingdom.]]


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** The Republic of Altis and Startis in III is an interesting example. The maps are based on real life greek islands 'Lemnos' and 'Agios Efstratios' (Altough the game [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield makes clear it's NOT the islands with a different name in the future but an entire separate location]]), the general theme of the islands is very similar to the countries of UsefulNotes/{{Malta}} and UsefulNotes/{{Cyprus}} - indepedent mediterranean island republic - with the history begin mostly similar to UsefulNotes/{{Cyprus}} than Malta, both Altis and Cyprus were colonized by various nations, such as the pheonicians, greeks and arabs, both nations are mostly famous for their tourist attractions, both nations became indepedent recently from the british, both suffered at the hands of a bloody civil war (Altough Cyprus' case was mostly ethnic), both became overseen by foreign peacekeepers and were invaded by a Near Eastern power. The AAF is also very similar to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armed_Forces_of_Malta Armed forces of Malta]] and the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cypriot_National_Guard Cypriot National Guard]].
16th Jul '17 11:59:46 AM nombretomado
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Between the wars, the typical Ruritania became slightly less primitive. Wolves, bears, and superstitious peasants still abounded, but automobiles had been introduced and the army now had tanks and planes, with which it prepared bloody revenge on its neighbours. The royals were still around, if a bit less powerful then before, but are now being schemed against by even more dastardly [[ThoseWackyNazis fascists]] and [[DirtyCommies communists]]. When WW2 rolled around, Ruritania was likely occupied by the Germans, or was possibly itself an Axis power. In either case, brave partisans equipped with [[BadassBeard formidable beards]] kept up a heroic struggle against tyranny without forgetting their true enemy - the village on the other side of the valley. After the war, many Ruritanias became CommieLand and continued to be a lurking place for DirtyCommunists, either Soviet-backed or home-grown.

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Between the wars, the typical Ruritania became slightly less primitive. Wolves, bears, and superstitious peasants still abounded, but automobiles had been introduced and the army now had tanks and planes, with which it prepared bloody revenge on its neighbours. The royals were still around, if a bit less powerful then before, but are now being schemed against by even more dastardly [[ThoseWackyNazis fascists]] and [[DirtyCommies communists]]. When WW2 [=WW2=] rolled around, Ruritania was likely occupied by the Germans, or was possibly itself an Axis power. In either case, brave partisans equipped with [[BadassBeard formidable beards]] kept up a heroic struggle against tyranny without forgetting their true enemy - the village on the other side of the valley. After the war, many Ruritanias became CommieLand and continued to be a lurking place for DirtyCommunists, either Soviet-backed or home-grown.
25th Jun '17 9:19:54 AM 64SuperNintendo
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9th Jun '17 3:04:09 PM nombretomado
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* Wallachia, in the WhateleyUniverse. {{Supervillain}} Lord Paramount took it over and crowned himself Prince of the country.

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* Wallachia, in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. {{Supervillain}} Lord Paramount took it over and crowned himself Prince of the country.
5th Jun '17 12:29:17 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'' brings us Niko Bellic, who comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.

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* It's not set there, but ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' brings us Niko Bellic, who comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
5th Jun '17 12:28:09 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'' brings us Niko Bellic, who comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.

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* It's not set there, but ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'' ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'' brings us Niko Bellic, who comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
5th Jun '17 12:27:09 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto4]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.

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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto4]]'s ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'' brings us Niko Bellic Bellic, who comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
5th Jun '17 12:25:46 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.

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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'s [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto4]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
5th Jun '17 12:25:13 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.

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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'s [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
5th Jun '17 12:24:19 PM needsanewhobby
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* It's not set there, but [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoFour]]'s Niko Bellic comes from a generic Eastern European country. They do drop hints as to which one it is, but all the hints contradict each other.
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