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13th Dec '16 8:18:45 AM kyojikasshu
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* ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' refers to Ginrai traveling in West Germany; ''Masterforce'' was made in 1989 but set some time after 2011.

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* ''Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' refers to Ginrai traveling in West Germany; ''Masterforce'' was made in 1989 1988 but set some time after 2011.



** They started referring to Russia instead of the Soviet Union later on, mind you.

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** They started referring to Russia instead of (and Brasnya as a "former Soviet republic") from issue 5 onward, and Simon Furman [[WordOfGod admitted]] the Soviet Union later on, mind you.references in the earlier issues were errors.
11th Dec '16 7:04:01 PM DesertDragon
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* The original arcade edition of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' was released less than a year before the fall of the Soviet Union and had one of its fighters, namely Zangief, as a Soviet representative. His ending sequence even features Mikhail Gorbachev, who is helicoptered in to congratulate him on his victory, espousing the greatness of the "Soviet spirit". Despite subsequent editions of the game being released after the fall of the Soviet Union, Zangief's nationality and ending remained unchanged, although the SNES and Genesis ports attempted to somewhat fix that by having Zangief address Gorbachev as "Mr. Ex-President". This was [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]] series, which took place chronologically before ''Street Fighter II'', but other games don't have this excuse. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' that Zangief's nationality was officially changed to Russian. To make it even less consistent, ''Hyper Street Fighter II'', released in 2004, changed the flag of Hong Kong from its earlier British colonial flag to its current five petal design while keeping Zangief's Soviet nationality. And Hong Kong was under British control for the entire history of the Soviet Union!

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* The original arcade edition of ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' was released less than a year before the fall of the Soviet Union and had one of its fighters, namely Zangief, as a Soviet representative. His ending sequence even features Mikhail Gorbachev, who is helicoptered in to congratulate him on his victory, espousing the greatness of the "Soviet spirit". Despite subsequent editions of the game being released after the fall of the Soviet Union, Zangief's nationality and ending remained unchanged, although the SNES and Genesis ports attempted to somewhat fix that by having Zangief address Gorbachev as "Mr. Ex-President". This was [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in the [[VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha Alpha]] series, which took place chronologically before ''Street Fighter II'', but other games don't have this excuse. It wasn't until ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'' that Zangief's nationality was officially changed to Russian.the Russian Federation, with the current flag. To make it even less consistent, ''Hyper Street Fighter II'', released in 2004, changed the flag of Hong Kong from its earlier British colonial flag to its current five petal design while keeping Zangief's Soviet nationality. And Hong Kong was under British control for the entire history of the Soviet Union!
19th Nov '16 7:01:30 AM DPsycho
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* In ''Film/{{Underground}}'', a group of Serbian war refugees is duped into spending 20 years below ground making weapons to fight the Nazis, being told that the war continues to rage above their heads. When a few escape, they're quite confused the

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* In ''Film/{{Underground}}'', a group of Serbian war refugees is duped into spending 20 years below ground making weapons to fight the Nazis, being told that the war continues to rage above their heads. When a few escape, they're quite confused the confused.
21st Oct '16 2:42:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Ergo, it is rather funny to hear references to the Soviet Union, the Cold War, East and West Berlin/Germany in SciFi shows set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture but written before 1989. Fortunately, the old habit of [[InsistentTerminology calling the USSR "Russia"]] - either [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname due to ignorance or convenience]], [[TheyJustDidntCare or laziness]], [[{{Troll}} or to annoy them]], [[DivideAndConquer or to emphasize the differences between USSR's ethnic groups and delegitimise the regime]] -- allowed much accidental retroactive averting of this trope.

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Ergo, it is rather funny to hear references to the Soviet Union, the Cold War, East and West Berlin/Germany in SciFi shows set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture but written before 1989. Fortunately, the old habit of [[InsistentTerminology calling the USSR "Russia"]] - either [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname due to ignorance or convenience]], [[TheyJustDidntCare or laziness]], laziness, [[{{Troll}} or to annoy them]], [[DivideAndConquer or to emphasize the differences between USSR's ethnic groups and delegitimise the regime]] -- allowed much accidental retroactive averting of this trope.
23rd Sep '16 9:43:04 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Kamandi}}: The Last Boy On Earth'', the map of the UpliftedAnimal-controlled [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] Earth shows that Siberia is now the "Communi-Bear Silo State". Human civilisation has collapsed ''entirely'', but Russia is still communist.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Kamandi}}: The Last Boy On Earth'', the map of the UpliftedAnimal-controlled [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] Earth shows that Siberia is now the "Communi-Bear Silo State". Human civilisation civilization has collapsed ''entirely'', but Russia is still communist.


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* In the universe of ''ComicBook/TheUniques'', the Cold War lasted until at least 1993, thanks to the Uniques replacing conventional weaponry. Among other effects, this has resulted in the Republicans maintaining their hold on the White House; it's mentioned that in 1996, when the story opens, UsefulNotes/NewtGingrich is the President. It also resulted in an overabundance of unaffiliated Uniques serving as either vigilantes or supervillains.
14th Sep '16 8:27:00 PM PaulA
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** The sequel Shadow trilogy did not anticipate South Sudan becoming independent.

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** The sequel Shadow ''Literature/EndersShadow'' trilogy did not anticipate South Sudan becoming independent.
3rd Sep '16 11:25:39 AM Nikumubeki
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** Such provisional capitals are still rather common. The "official" capital of Republic of China (Taiwan) is still technically Nanjing on mainland China. The "official" capital of North Korea is Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
17th Aug '16 1:35:02 PM Random888
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* Inverted in ''Film/CoolRunnings'', which was made in 1993 and set in 1988. At one point, the flag of UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia is anachronistically included amongst the flags of the nations competing at the Winter Olympics. Period appropriate Soviet flags and insignia are seen elsewhere in the film, however.

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* Inverted in ''Film/CoolRunnings'', which was made in 1993 and set in 1988. At one point, the flag of UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia is anachronistically included amongst the flags of the nations competing at the 1988 Winter Olympics. Period appropriate Soviet flags and insignia are seen elsewhere in the film, however.
17th Aug '16 1:33:38 PM Random888
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* Inverted in ''Film/CoolRunnings'', which was made in 1993 and set in 1988. At one point, the flag of UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia is anachronistically included amongst the flags of the nations competing at the Winter Olympics. Period appropriate Soviet flags and insignia are seen elsewhere in the film, however.
13th Aug '16 1:55:01 AM RobTan
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* In-universe in the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Future Past". When Voyager is sent back to 1996, Tom Paris, the ship's expert on the 20th Century enlists the aid of an astronomer called Rain Robinson, claiming to be a CIA agent investigating a Soviet plot. When she tells him the USSR collapsed five years ago, he pauses for a second and replies "That's what they want you to think".
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