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2nd Dec '16 12:46:49 AM PaulA
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* The SeriesBattlestarGalacticaReimagined is ''incredibly'' guilty of this, with a very Earth-like civilization (that bounces between the 1930s and the mid 21st century technology- and culture-wise) that uses the Latin script and is based on Greco-Roman mythology, yet for some obscure reason takes place over a hundred millenia years ago. Albeit the remainder of the human race resettles on our Earth, they voluntarily leave all technology behind in the process. AlienSpaceBats are responsible for humanity not only recreating colonial culture 150,000 years later, but also (for the Mediterranean offshoot) reinventing their script and belief system for no good reason whatsoever.

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* The SeriesBattlestarGalacticaReimagined ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'' is ''incredibly'' guilty of this, with a very Earth-like civilization (that bounces between the 1930s and the mid 21st century technology- and culture-wise) that uses the Latin script and is based on Greco-Roman mythology, yet for some obscure reason takes place over a hundred millenia years ago. Albeit the remainder of the human race resettles on our Earth, they voluntarily leave all technology behind in the process. AlienSpaceBats are responsible for humanity not only recreating colonial culture 150,000 years later, but also (for the Mediterranean offshoot) reinventing their script and belief system for no good reason whatsoever.
9th Oct '16 5:59:56 PM Arachnid
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** Within the Imperium itself, various SpaceMarine homeworlds seem to each have their own Earth counterpart: The Literature/{{Space Wol|f}}ves are Norse / Russian, the Ultramarines are Classical Grecoroman, the Literature/WhiteScars are Mongol, the Black Templars are German. Thousand Sons had an Egyptian theme going on, the Word Bearers took after the three monolithic religions of the Middle East, and Emperor's Children had something resembling French and Italian high culture before they were corrupted by Chaos.

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** Within the Imperium itself, various SpaceMarine homeworlds seem to each have their own Earth counterpart: The Literature/{{Space Wol|f}}ves are Norse / Russian, Norse, the Ultramarines are Classical Grecoroman, Greco-Roman, the Literature/WhiteScars are Mongol, the Black Templars are German. Teutonic Knights. Thousand Sons had an Egyptian theme going on, the Word Bearers took after the three monolithic religions of the Middle East, are Babylonian, and Emperor's Children had something resembling French and Italian high culture before they were corrupted by Chaos.
8th Oct '16 5:39:46 PM Zaptech
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* The Cabal in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' are a race of giant rhinoceros men with an empire spanning many planets, and their subtypes are named after Roman military units.

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* The Cabal in ''VideoGame/{{Destiny}}'' are a race of giant rhinoceros men with an empire spanning many planets, and their subtypes are named after Roman military units.units like Legionaries and Centurions, with other units like Phalanxes and Colossi being named after Greek terms. Their elite soldiers even feature enormous helmet or shoulder-mounted plumes, and their armies are organized in a system of legions.
12th Sep '16 12:18:03 AM Fireblood
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* The BattlestarGalacticaReimaginedSeries is ''incredibly'' guilty of this, with a very earthlike civilization (that bounces between the 1930s and the mid 21st century technology- and culture-wise) that uses the Latin script and is based on Greco-Roman mythology, yet for some obscure reason takes place over a hundred millenia years ago. Albeit the remainder of the human race resettles on our Earth, they voluntarily leave all technology behind in the process. AlienSpaceBats are responsible for humanity not only recreating colonial culture 150,000 years later, but also (for the mediterranean offshoot) to reinvent their script and belief system for no good reason whatsoever.
* The Romulans from ''Franchise/StarTrek''; heck, their homeworlds are even named Romulus and Remus, their politicians are Senators and Praetors, and their soldiers are Centurions and Legions.
** Explained in some potentially cannonically source or another as being the result of {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s having formed the basis for the Roman pantheon and culture and those same aliens doing the EXACT SAME THING with the Romulans. The Romulans just took to it better/with better technology.

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* The BattlestarGalacticaReimaginedSeries SeriesBattlestarGalacticaReimagined is ''incredibly'' guilty of this, with a very earthlike Earth-like civilization (that bounces between the 1930s and the mid 21st century technology- and culture-wise) that uses the Latin script and is based on Greco-Roman mythology, yet for some obscure reason takes place over a hundred millenia years ago. Albeit the remainder of the human race resettles on our Earth, they voluntarily leave all technology behind in the process. AlienSpaceBats are responsible for humanity not only recreating colonial culture 150,000 years later, but also (for the mediterranean Mediterranean offshoot) to reinvent reinventing their script and belief system for no good reason whatsoever.
* The Romulans from ''Franchise/StarTrek''; heck, their homeworlds home worlds are even named Romulus and Remus, their politicians are Senators and Praetors, and their soldiers are Centurions and Legions.
** Explained in some potentially cannonically cannonical source or another as being the result of {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s having formed the basis for the Roman pantheon and culture and those same aliens doing the EXACT SAME THING with the Romulans. The Romulans just took to it better/with better technology.



*** The space Romans from TOS episode "Bread and Circuses" also had "son-worshippers" as counterparts to the persecuted Christians.

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*** The space Romans from TOS episode "Bread and Circuses" also had "son-worshippers" "son-worshipers" as counterparts to the persecuted Christians.



*** The 1920s Chicago Gangsters averts the amazing coincidence part of this trope: the entire reason why the Enterprise is there is to attempt to fix the cultural contamination that happened the last time the Federation sent a ship to the planet. As it turns out, that cultural contamination consisted of leaving a book about the mobs of Chicago in the 1920s in the hands of a highly imitative culture... the Nazis, similarily were a direct consequence of someone's meddling (a mad historian deciding to use the Nazi model to uplift a primitive civilization), rather than the species just happening to develop Nazis on their own.

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*** The 1920s Chicago Gangsters averts the amazing coincidence part of this trope: the entire reason why the Enterprise is there is to attempt to fix the cultural contamination that happened the last time the Federation sent a ship to the planet. As it turns out, that cultural contamination consisted of leaving a book about the mobs of Chicago in the 1920s in the hands of a highly imitative culture... the The Nazis, similarily similarly, were a direct consequence of someone's meddling (a mad historian deciding to use the Nazi model to uplift a primitive civilization), rather than the species just happening to develop Nazis on their own.
7th Aug '16 3:12:45 PM DeanMT94
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** The Batarians are space North Koreans. The Batarian Hegemony is a hermit kingdom with a Stalinist political system whose leaders hate the (very Western) human Alliance but lack the military muscle to beat them, so they bankroll criminals and terrorists to strike at them.

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** The Batarians are space North Koreans. The Batarian Hegemony is a hermit kingdom with a Stalinist political system whose leaders hate the (very Western) human Alliance but lack the military muscle to beat them, so they bankroll criminals and terrorists to strike at them. They also have a highly authoritarian government which tightly controls what the Batarian public do and do not hear from their media.
29th Jul '16 1:41:18 PM ruthlesstyrant
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* The BattlestarGalacticaReimaginedSeries is ''incredibly'' guilty of this, with a very earthlike civilization (that bounces between the 1930s and the mid 21st century technology- and culture-wise) that uses the Latin script and is based on Greco-Roman mythology, yet for some obscure reason takes place over a hundred millenia years ago. Albeit the remainder of the human race resettles on our Earth, they voluntarily leave all technology behind in the process. AlienSpaceBats are responsible for humanity not only recreating colonial culture 150,000 years later, but also (for the mediterranean offshoot) to reinvent their script and belief system for no good reason whatsoever.
21st May '16 4:16:51 AM RurikWolfe
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Planet 51}}'' takes place on a planet that heavily resembles the United States in the 1950s.
29th Apr '16 3:27:18 PM StarSword
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* The Romulans as portrayed in the ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}'' novels are modeled on the Roman Republic, though the ''names'' Romulus and Remus and the terms "senator" and "praetor", among others, are actually Federation-assigned terms that often aren't actually accurate translations (e.g. the Romulan word ''deihu'', translated as "senator", is actually closer to "clan elder").
29th Apr '16 3:24:04 PM StarSword
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** The Andermani Empire was explicitly inspired by its founders to be Space Prussians, although most of the population is originally Chinese in origin. Grayson was founded by what were, essentially, descendants of American Southern Baptists and much of their culture is still recognizably American.

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** The Andermani Empire was explicitly inspired by its founders to be Space Prussians, although most of the population is originally Chinese in origin. Grayson was founded by what were, essentially, descendants of American Southern Baptists (with some fundamentalist Mormonism thrown in) and much of their culture is still recognizably American.American.
* ''Literature/TheMakoSaga'': Auran culture is effectively identical to modern America right down to people's names, which makes for some AerithAndBob moments for the notably ''non''-Earthlike names of planets. They also apparently had literal Space Romans at some point, considering the main ship in the series is named AS ''Praetorian''. This, along with the fact the Aurans and offshoot Alystierians are biologically human plus or minus a couple fractions of a percent genetically, is given a parallel evolution {{handwave}}.
14th Feb '16 11:59:37 PM KeithM
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* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe is explicitly modelled on the conflicts between the British Empire and Revolutionary/Napoleonic France.

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* The ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe is explicitly modelled modeled on the conflicts between the British Empire and Revolutionary/Napoleonic France.France.
** The Andermani Empire was explicitly inspired by its founders to be Space Prussians, although most of the population is originally Chinese in origin. Grayson was founded by what were, essentially, descendants of American Southern Baptists and much of their culture is still recognizably American.
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