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14th Apr '17 6:48:20 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel and Azur Alliance, plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).

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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel (much larger and powerful than any other, but with its forces scattered over its entire area) and Azur Alliance, Alliance (considerably smaller than Abel, but looking for ways to offset that difference of power and with its armies much more concentrated), plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).
12th Apr '17 7:05:42 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* Inverted in ''TabletopGame/AnimaBeyondFantasy'': For several centuries, the (known by humans) world has been under the control of a single [[TheEmpire empire]]. After things get messed up, several nations go from declaring independence ''and'' opposing the Empire (Azur Alliance) to independize and watch what happens waiting to act with one band or another, or simply ignore all the fuss and go in their own. By far the three major [[spoiler:not in the shadows]] powers are the already mentioned Empire of Abel and Azur Alliance, plus the Holy Church of Abel (very small in geographical terms, but having significant political and especially religious power).
9th Apr '17 8:31:45 PM DustSnitch
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* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology takes place in an AlternateHistory where {{Jesus}} was killed as a baby and was replaced by a different Messiah. Thanks to the Redeemer's efforts, the Roman Empire never fell and remains stronger than ever to this day, now known only as the State with its ruler, the Possessor, having his capital in [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Lutetia]] (alternate Paris). The State controls most of Europe and has colonies in Africa and the Americas. Several vassal nations serve as the buffer zone between the State and its on-and-off enemy the Russian Khanate (Russia never threw off the Mongol yoke and becomes a mix of both cultures). The Chinese Empire is the most advanced nation in the world and controls most of Asia. The Ottoman Empire is the weakest of the major powers. Smaller nations are mentioned, such as the Aztec Empire that constantly clashes with the State's colonies in America, and Judea, which is a tiny vassal nation of the Ottomans.

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* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko's ''Literature/SeekersOfTheSky'' duology takes place in an AlternateHistory where {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} was killed as a baby and was replaced by a different Messiah. Thanks to the Redeemer's efforts, the Roman Empire never fell and remains stronger than ever to this day, now known only as the State with its ruler, the Possessor, having his capital in [[IstanbulNotConstantinople Lutetia]] (alternate Paris). The State controls most of Europe and has colonies in Africa and the Americas. Several vassal nations serve as the buffer zone between the State and its on-and-off enemy the Russian Khanate (Russia never threw off the Mongol yoke and becomes a mix of both cultures). The Chinese Empire is the most advanced nation in the world and controls most of Asia. The Ottoman Empire is the weakest of the major powers. Smaller nations are mentioned, such as the Aztec Empire that constantly clashes with the State's colonies in America, and Judea, which is a tiny vassal nation of the Ottomans.
31st Mar '17 8:02:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Paradox Interactive go to great lengths to try and avert this one, typically releasing numerous patches to rebalance nations to stop, for example, France or Ming China devouring all of their neighbours as far as the Caspian Sea in ''EuropaUniversalis III''

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* Paradox Interactive go to great lengths to try and avert this one, typically releasing numerous patches to rebalance nations to stop, for example, France or Ming China devouring all of their neighbours as far as the Caspian Sea in ''EuropaUniversalis ''VideoGame/EuropaUniversalis III''
25th Feb '17 11:32:07 AM nombretomado
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* The Strangereal Earth of AceCombat is less exaggerated than other examples, but still has considerably fewer nations than our Earth. Notably, superpowers Osea and Yuktobania are approximately the size of South America, while the continent of Anea is divided into only three countries.

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* The Strangereal Earth of AceCombat ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' is less exaggerated than other examples, but still has considerably fewer nations than our Earth. Notably, superpowers Osea and Yuktobania are approximately the size of South America, while the continent of Anea is divided into only three countries.
11th Jan '17 6:04:32 PM nombretomado
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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''LookToTheWest'': much of West Africa becomes officially known as the Space-Filling Empire after its main architects, a Mr. Space and a Mr. Filling.

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* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''LookToTheWest'': ''Literature/LookToTheWest'': much of West Africa becomes officially known as the Space-Filling Empire after its main architects, a Mr. Space and a Mr. Filling.
20th Nov '16 8:35:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done with the first map ever printed of the planet ''{{Mystara}}'', which depicted a major hunk of continent as "the Empire of Dorfin IV", and showed the Empire of Thyatis (whose actual boundaries were much less) encompassing the entire "Known World" region. Averted and {{Lampshaded}} by Bruce Heard's ''Voyages of the Princess Ark'' article series, which revealed this map to be a complete fraud, perpetuated by a DeadpanSnarker who'd named its various Space Filling Empires after his wife, his mistress, and his dog.

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* Done with the first map ever printed of the planet ''{{Mystara}}'', ''TabletopGame/{{Mystara}}'', which depicted a major hunk of continent as "the Empire of Dorfin IV", and showed the Empire of Thyatis (whose actual boundaries were much less) encompassing the entire "Known World" region. Averted and {{Lampshaded}} by Bruce Heard's ''Voyages of the Princess Ark'' article series, which revealed this map to be a complete fraud, perpetuated by a DeadpanSnarker who'd named its various Space Filling Empires after his wife, his mistress, and his dog.
9th Nov '16 2:18:35 AM AaronOfMpls
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This trope is so prevalent that the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom wiki even has [[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/alternate_history/space_filling_empire its own page]] for it.

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This trope is so prevalent that the Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom wiki even has [[http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/doku.php/alternate_history/space_filling_empire php?id=alternate_history:space_filling_empire its own page]] for it.
30th Oct '16 10:51:09 AM nombretomado
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* Averted in the majority of the timelines of ''{{GURPS}}''. Even Reich-5, which was conquered by the Axis powers, is still full of minor nations that were too insignificant to directly take over and/or voluntarily joined the Axis.

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* Averted in the majority of the timelines of ''{{GURPS}}''.''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}''. Even Reich-5, which was conquered by the Axis powers, is still full of minor nations that were too insignificant to directly take over and/or voluntarily joined the Axis.
17th Oct '16 3:35:41 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''The Compleat Literature/{{Discworld}} Atlas'', many of the countries named in the chronicles are much larger than the descriptions in the books might suggest, to reduce the number of new countries that might otherwise be needed to fill the gaps. The Welsh FantasyCounterpartCulture of Llamados, for example, is about five times larger than its real world counterpart.

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* In ''The Compleat Literature/{{Discworld}} Atlas'', many of the countries named in the chronicles are much larger than the descriptions in the books might suggest, to reduce the number of new countries that might otherwise be needed to fill the gaps. The Welsh FantasyCounterpartCulture of Llamados, for example, is about five times larger than the area of its real world counterpart.counterpart, and longer than the entire UK.
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