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10th Apr '18 3:38:34 PM zzedar
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* The Empire in Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series of novels is very, very Roman by design. Asimov was inspired to write the ''Foundation'' series as a parallel to Gibbons's ''The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. To wit, it starts out as the Kingdom Trantor, then is for some time the Trantorian Confederation, and later becomes the Galactic Empire. In its decline, it even gets its own Belisarius stand-in, Bel Riose. ''Prior'' to its decline ''Pebble in the Sky'' uses the Galactic Empire's Roman-ness by having it play Space Rome to Earth's Space Israel.

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* The Empire in Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series of novels is very, very Roman by design. Asimov was inspired to write the ''Foundation'' series as a parallel to Gibbons's ''The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. To wit, it starts out as the Kingdom Trantor, then is for some time the Trantorian Republic, then the Trantorian Confederation, and later becomes the Galactic Empire. In its decline, it even gets its own Belisarius stand-in, Bel Riose. ''Prior'' to its decline ''Pebble in the Sky'' uses the Galactic Empire's Roman-ness by having it play Space Rome to Earth's Space Israel.
10th Apr '18 3:30:02 PM zzedar
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* The Empire in Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series of novels is very, very Roman by design. Asimov was inspired to write the ''Foundation'' series as a parallel to Gibbons's ''The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. To wit, it starts out as the Kingdom Trantor, then is for some time the Republic of Trantor, and later becomes the Galactic Empire. In its decline, it even gets its own Belisarius stand-in, Bel Riose. ''Prior'' to its decline ''Pebble in the Sky'' uses the Galactic Empire's Roman-ness by having it play Space Rome to Earth's Space Israel.

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* The Empire in Isaac Asimov's ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series of novels is very, very Roman by design. Asimov was inspired to write the ''Foundation'' series as a parallel to Gibbons's ''The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire''. To wit, it starts out as the Kingdom Trantor, then is for some time the Republic of Trantor, Trantorian Confederation, and later becomes the Galactic Empire. In its decline, it even gets its own Belisarius stand-in, Bel Riose. ''Prior'' to its decline ''Pebble in the Sky'' uses the Galactic Empire's Roman-ness by having it play Space Rome to Earth's Space Israel.
24th Feb '18 10:57:17 AM nombretomado
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** The Thukkers are Space {{Romani}}. They are a Minmatar tribe that, unlike the others, remained nomadic rather than settling down on planets, and they refusal to integrate and abandon their way of life has led to discrimination against them from the other tribes, who associate them with criminality. Those Thukkers who settle on planets often experience an identity crisis, feeling alienated from both their fellow planetside Minmatar and from the "Great Caravans" who they feel no longer represent their interests.

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** The Thukkers are Space {{Romani}}.UsefulNotes/{{Romani}}. They are a Minmatar tribe that, unlike the others, remained nomadic rather than settling down on planets, and they refusal to integrate and abandon their way of life has led to discrimination against them from the other tribes, who associate them with criminality. Those Thukkers who settle on planets often experience an identity crisis, feeling alienated from both their fellow planetside Minmatar and from the "Great Caravans" who they feel no longer represent their interests.
7th Dec '17 6:01:47 AM Carliro
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** [[spoiler:The Protheans]] are also very similar to the Roman empire, as revealed in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''.

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** [[spoiler:The Protheans]] are also very similar to the Roman empire, as revealed in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''. However, they also strongly resembled the Aztec.
9th Oct '17 2:11:59 PM Zaptech
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** ''Videogame/Destiny2'' shows more about their nature, revealing they are very much Space Romans, with a hedonistic Emperor who was [[BodyguardBetrayal betrayed by his own]] PraetorianGuard, now ruled by a military tribunal akin to the Legates, with imperial dominion over several other species, and now have Latin-sounding names to many of their ranks and titles, as well as warriors named Gladiators and even gladiator fighting arenas and BreadAndCircuses style entertainments to keep the masses content and happy.
18th Sep '17 2:01:26 AM Luppercus
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* The Centauri in ''Series/BabylonFive'' have their own Senate rule by the noblility: The Centaurum, an Emperor and a vast (albeit for the time the series happens already decaying) Empire, have slavery, a rigid class system and an specialized army, among other many parallelism with Rome. One of their Emperors, Cartagia, is a mad man expy of [[TheCaligula Caligula]].

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* The Centauri in ''Series/BabylonFive'' have their own Senate rule by the noblility: The Centaurum, an Emperor and a vast (albeit for the time the series happens already decaying) Empire, have slavery, a rigid class system and an a specialized army, among other many parallelism with Rome. One of their Emperors, Cartagia, is a mad man expy of [[TheCaligula Caligula]].
18th Sep '17 2:00:46 AM Luppercus
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* The Centauri in ''Series/BabylonFive'' have their own Senate rule by the noblility: The Centaurum, an Emperor and a vast (albeit for the time the series happens already decaying) Empire, have slavery, a rigid class system and an specialized army, among other many parallelism with Rome. One of their Emperors, Cartagia, is a mad man expy of [[TheCaligula Caligula]].
7th Jul '17 4:02:46 PM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}}'': The New Conglomerate is very American, the Terran Republic is similar to the Soviet Union (the first game mixed this with PuttingOnTheReich, the second dropped this) and the Vanu Sovereignty has developed a futuristic feudal Japan flavour.
14th May '17 2:39:46 PM nombretomado
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* For some reason, the Terrans in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' are dead ringers for the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate States of America]]; Southern accents, Black laborers, powerful "Old Families," a strange mix of redneck and gentlemenly mannerisms, and even the title of "Confederacy." Oh, and they have the same flag. According to the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], they are the descendants of humans exiled from Earth because they had the potential to develop psychic powers, which were the political scapegoat of choice at the time; and they apparently developed a bad case of FutureImperfect.

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* For some reason, the Terrans in ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' are dead ringers for the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Confederate States of America]]; Southern accents, Black laborers, powerful "Old Families," a strange mix of redneck and gentlemenly mannerisms, and even the title of "Confederacy." Oh, and they have the same flag. According to the [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], they are the descendants of humans exiled from Earth because they had the potential to develop psychic powers, which were the political scapegoat of choice at the time; and they apparently developed a bad case of FutureImperfect.
12th May '17 3:26:17 PM Canadiancookie
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