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13th May '16 11:03:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The implication that [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/pfriend-or-pfoe- urban Americans]] are not as [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/quiz--are-you-a-real-american- "American"]] or [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/governor-palin-clarification "patriotic"]] as their small-town relations is a well-known BerserkButton of ''Series/TheDailyShow''[='=]s Creator/JonStewart (as well as many urban Americans; Stewart himself is a New York City native). The attitude itself can be found as far back as ThomasJefferson, who maintained that America ought to be a primarily agrarian nation for democracy to survive (he lived before urbanization became a widespread phenomenon, so it's a bit more excusable).

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* The implication that [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/pfriend-or-pfoe- urban Americans]] are not as [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/quiz--are-you-a-real-american- "American"]] or [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-october-20-2008/governor-palin-clarification "patriotic"]] as their small-town relations is a well-known BerserkButton of ''Series/TheDailyShow''[='=]s Creator/JonStewart (as well as many urban Americans; Stewart himself is a New York City native). The attitude itself can be found as far back as ThomasJefferson, UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson, who maintained that America ought to be a primarily agrarian nation for democracy to survive (he lived before urbanization became a widespread phenomenon, so it's a bit more excusable).
6th May '16 4:11:07 PM IlGreven
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* CountryMusic in general will have a strong preference for the country. Any song where a country boy moves to the city will almost always have that boy back in the country (or at least wishing he was) by song's end. A good example is the Music/WaylonJennings song "Where Corn Don't Grow" (CoveredUp by Travis Tritt later).
14th Apr '16 6:42:54 AM Adept
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* The basic premise of the early ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games involve a big city boy/girl who just moved to a rural town to inherit a rundown farm whose owner had recently passed away and try to restore it to its former glory.

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* The basic premise of the early ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games involve a big city boy/girl who just moved to a rural town to inherit a rundown farm whose owner had recently passed away away. The goal of the game is to settle down in said farm and try to restore it to its former glory.
glory, although some versions allow the player to refuse the farm offer, which would immediately lead to a game over.
14th Apr '16 6:41:23 AM Adept
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* The basic premise of the early ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games involve a big city boy/girl who just moved to a rural town to inherit a rundown farm whose owner had recently passed away and try to restore it to its former glory.
24th Mar '16 1:30:59 PM AndyLA
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* Music/EltonJohn's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is about a person who has grown disillusioned with life in the big city and longs to return to the countryside.

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* Music/EltonJohn's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is about a person who has grown disillusioned with life in the big city and longs decides to return to the countryside.
24th Mar '16 1:30:22 PM AndyLA
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* Music/EltonJohn's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is about a person who has grown disillusioned with life in the big city and longs to return to the countryside.
21st Sep '15 5:59:41 PM jormis29
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* Hideki from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is rather eager to move away from the farm, specifically to get an education in order to avoid being a boring farmer for the rest of his life. When he first enters the city, he's quite amazed at all the technology and stuff. He even says that he can't wait to get a computer with the internet so he can finally look up the fabled porn that he's heard so much about. Then he finds Chii in the trash in the back alley, wakes her up, and the plot starts up. All in all though, his country upbringing isn't treated as an issue.

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* Hideki from ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is rather eager to move away from the farm, specifically to get an education in order to avoid being a boring farmer for the rest of his life. When he first enters the city, he's quite amazed at all the technology and stuff. He even says that he can't wait to get [[TheInternetIsForPorn a computer with the internet so he can finally look up the fabled porn that he's heard so much about.about]]. Then he finds Chii in the trash in the back alley, wakes her up, and the plot starts up. All in all though, his country upbringing isn't treated as an issue.
21st Sep '15 5:57:57 PM jormis29
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* The EnglishCivilWar and the HanoverStuartWars were in part a war between the cities and the country. More specifically subcultures connected with the city tended to line up first with parliament and later with the Hanovers and subcultures connected with the country went Stuart. Obviously this is a ''very'' rough appraisal but there is some truth to it.
* In {{Switzerland}} this was the cause of the splitting of the former canton of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel_(canton) Basel]] into the ''half-cantons'' of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel-Stadt Basel-Stadt]] (litt. Basel-Town) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel-Landschaft Basel-Landschaft]] (litt. Basel-Country), the latter feeling marginalised against in the political system by the former.

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* The EnglishCivilWar UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar and the HanoverStuartWars UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars were in part a war between the cities and the country. More specifically subcultures connected with the city tended to line up first with parliament and later with the Hanovers and subcultures connected with the country went Stuart. Obviously this is a ''very'' rough appraisal but there is some truth to it.
* In {{Switzerland}} UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}} this was the cause of the splitting of the former canton of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel_(canton) Basel]] into the ''half-cantons'' of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel-Stadt Basel-Stadt]] (litt. Basel-Town) and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basel-Landschaft Basel-Landschaft]] (litt. Basel-Country), the latter feeling marginalised against in the political system by the former.
7th Sep '15 1:04:57 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of ''Series/NorthernExposure''. FishOutOfWater Joel is a NewYorkCity boy fresh out of medical school; the state of Alaska paid for his education in return for him practicing in Alaska for 4 years. He's supposed to be posted in Anchorage but they overbudgeted their doctor-payments. He thinks that means he doesn't have to work in Alaska at all, but instead they send him to the tiny town of Cicely, where he spends a couple of years resenting being there before finally blending in, and eventually GoingNative - when the government of Alaska is forced to let him out of his contract early, he leaves Cicely but stays in unincorporated Alaska.

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* The premise of ''Series/NorthernExposure''. FishOutOfWater Joel is a NewYorkCity UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity boy fresh out of medical school; the state of Alaska paid for his education in return for him practicing in Alaska for 4 years. He's supposed to be posted in Anchorage but they overbudgeted their doctor-payments. He thinks that means he doesn't have to work in Alaska at all, but instead they send him to the tiny town of Cicely, where he spends a couple of years resenting being there before finally blending in, and eventually GoingNative - when the government of Alaska is forced to let him out of his contract early, he leaves Cicely but stays in unincorporated Alaska.
6th Jun '15 8:54:21 PM missmoon
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* Music/GirlsAloud's "Live In The Country" is about being so exhausted with city life that when they have enough money, they're ditching the city life for a quieter life in the countryside, with ducks in a lake and a stall at the village markets selling cakes. Bonus LastNoteHilarity for including animal noises at the end of the song.
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