History Main / SpaceFillingEmpire

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.
17th Oct '16 3:34:02 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.
16th Oct '16 11:30:45 AM gears
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** It was seventeen. Three in the Americas, two in Africa, 5 in Europe, 6 in Asia, and Australia. All in theory balanced, and divided among the three ideologies.

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** *** It was seventeen. Three in the Americas, two in Africa, 5 in Europe, 6 in Asia, and Australia. All in theory balanced, and divided among the three ideologies.
16th Oct '16 11:29:40 AM gears
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** It was seventeen. Three in the Americas, two in Africa, 5 in Europe, 6 in Asia, and Australia. All in theory balanced, and divided among the three ideologies.
31st Aug '16 4:23:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[{{Worldwar}} Colonization]]'' trilogy (the sequel to the ''Worldwar'' series) starts with Earth divided in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_World_Colonization.png only a few states]]. The [[TheReptilians Race]] controls all of Latin America, Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Poland, the Middle East, Australia, and most of Southeast Asia (including China and India). The US and Canada stayed the way they are, as did the USSR. The Greater German Reich controls much of Europe. Imperial Japan controls much of Oceania (except for Australia) as well as Indonesia and the Philippines. Britain only has the original island. "Free France" is made up of several islands in the Pacific. A few other countries are separate from these main players but they don't really play into the world politics.

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* Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[{{Worldwar}} ''[[Literature/{{Worldwar}} Colonization]]'' trilogy (the sequel to the ''Worldwar'' series) starts with Earth divided in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_World_Colonization.png only a few states]]. The [[TheReptilians Race]] controls all of Latin America, Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, Poland, the Middle East, Australia, and most of Southeast Asia (including China and India). The US and Canada stayed the way they are, as did the USSR. The Greater German Reich controls much of Europe. Imperial Japan controls much of Oceania (except for Australia) as well as Indonesia and the Philippines. Britain only has the original island. "Free France" is made up of several islands in the Pacific. A few other countries are separate from these main players but they don't really play into the world politics.
18th Aug '16 3:01:29 PM Tre
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* Very early in its existence, the SciFiChannel produced a daily sci-fi/soap opera short called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTL_Newsfeed FTL Newsfeed,]]'' in which the Earth of 2142 has consolidated into five or so super-states.

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* Very early in its existence, the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] produced a daily sci-fi/soap opera short called ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTL_Newsfeed FTL Newsfeed,]]'' in which the Earth of 2142 has consolidated into five or so super-states.
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