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25th Jun '16 7:51:38 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ExplodingBarrels and [[EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions shell shock, shock]], a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:47:54 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts way ahead of its time -, as well as Romans fluent in [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' ExplodingBarrels and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and some guy named Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:44:52 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding [[TheQueensLatin Queens Latin]], ''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
25th Jun '16 7:42:37 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ryse Son Of Rome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] ''Queens Latin'', [[''Exploding Barrels'' and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' [[Film/{{Gladiator}} gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
23rd Jun '16 11:41:17 AM Passpartout
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* ''VideoGame/{{RyseSonOfRome}}'' does this to Ancient Rome, by taking [[ArtisticLicenseHistory wild liberties with History]] such as having Nero's Rome sacked by barbarians - the city also having advanced hydraulic technology for lifts -, as well as Romans fluent in [[QueensLatin]], [[ExplodingBarrels]] and shell shock, a [[''Film/Gladiator'' gladiator duel between the Hero and Commodus]], along with borrowing indiscriminately from Greek and Roman mythology, which end up playing as [[DeusExMachina plot convenience]]
8th Jun '16 11:46:05 AM Smitty300
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* Extreme emphasis on 'freedoms' in the lower grades plays into both American Exceptionalism [[note]]Read: Arrogance[[/note]] and constant fear of 'big goverment' (despite the US providing poorer social services in some areas than a good number of third world[[note]]The person who wrote this grew up among family and friends from the third world and has not yet enountered a single non-white, non-PC nut who found the term offensive.[[/note]] nations.
2nd Jun '16 2:33:31 PM nombretomado
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* CosmicHorror stories are, [[SarcasmMode as we all know]], all about [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow forbidden knowledge]] (usually acquired from [[TomeOfEldritchLore blasphemous books]]) and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting]] [[EldritchAbomination tentacled god-monsters]] that are just ''waiting'' to exterminate (and [[ImAHumanitarian optionally eat]]) all of humanity [[WhenThePlanetsAlign once the stars are right]]. Never mind that the actual story canon of HPLovecraft alone is a good bit more varied and nuanced than that...

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* CosmicHorror stories are, [[SarcasmMode as we all know]], all about [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow forbidden knowledge]] (usually acquired from [[TomeOfEldritchLore blasphemous books]]) and [[GoMadFromTheRevelation sanity-blasting]] [[EldritchAbomination tentacled god-monsters]] that are just ''waiting'' to exterminate (and [[ImAHumanitarian optionally eat]]) all of humanity [[WhenThePlanetsAlign once the stars are right]]. Never mind that the actual story canon of HPLovecraft Creator/HPLovecraft alone is a good bit more varied and nuanced than that...
1st Jun '16 6:40:11 PM Meritocrat
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* Most of history, especially what you're taught in high school. It would take the whole school year to get a non-Theme Park version of one war, especially complex events such as the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar. Likewise, certain national histories are often taught in a closed-off hermetic fashion without reference to geopolitical tensions and other environmental and sociological changes, while also giving an impression of continuity between old regimes and modern times. This intersects with the tendency to present an [[PropagandaPiece official version]] of national history; for example, classes in US history can resemble advertisements for the US progressive movement.

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* Most of history, especially what you're taught in high school. It would take the whole school year to get a non-Theme Park version of one war, especially complex events such as the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar. Likewise, certain national histories are often taught in a closed-off hermetic fashion without reference to geopolitical tensions and other environmental and sociological changes, while also giving an impression of continuity between old regimes and modern times. This intersects with the tendency to present an [[PropagandaPiece official version]] of national history; for example, classes in US history can resemble advertisements for the US progressive conservative movement.


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*Extreme emphasis on 'freedoms' in the lower grades plays into both American Exceptionalism [[note]]Read: Arrogance[[/note]] and constant fear of 'big goverment' (despite the US providing poorer social services in some areas than a good number of third world[[note]]The person who wrote this grew up among family and friends from the third world and has not yet enountered a single non-white, non-PC nut who found the term offensive.[[/note]] nations.
1st Jun '16 12:21:15 PM Josef5678
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* ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed II'' has tracks taking place in exotic locales such as [[LandDownUnder The Outback]] (depicted as a rocky desert cutting through UsefulNotes/{{Sydney}}), The Himalayas (snowy mountains and a small village), and Northern Europe (which contains the Autobahn, a Germanic village, and castles within the same driving distance.
13th May '16 6:52:12 AM AndyLA
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* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' - the (playable) cast features 8 men from the Theme Park Versions of America, France, Germany, and the Soviet Union. The ninth, the Pyro, is a FeaturelessProtagonist.

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* ''VideoGames/TeamFortress2'' - the (playable) cast features 8 men from the Theme Park Versions of America, France, Germany, Scotland and the Soviet Union. The ninth, the Pyro, is a FeaturelessProtagonist.FeaturelessProtagonist.
* In ''VideoGame/FatalFury 2'' and its expansion ''Special'', Andy Bogard's stge is set in Italy for some reason (he is an American McNinja, after all). The fight takes place on a boat that seems to be running through the channels of Venice, passing by the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.



* When ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' go to Japan, they dine in a Theme Park Version restaurant of the ''United States'' called Americatown, complete with sarcastic waiters dressed as cowboys that state that they don't know anything as a result of America's educational system and also work in producing poor quality cars and inferior electronics.
** In almost any episode where the Simpsons leave Springfield, their destination is the Theme Park Version. Notable examples include France, Australia, and New York City, but the standout is Capital City, the state capital of The Simpsons unnamed state that functions as a combined Theme Park Version of New York and Los Angeles, meant to invoke classic The Big City tropes.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' where the kids ask Jimbo, who fought in Vietnam, about some info for a school report. Jimbo literally gives a theme park version and the kids get a F.

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* When ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E23ThirtyMinutesOverTokyo go to Japan, Japan]], they dine in a Theme Park Version restaurant of the ''United States'' called Americatown, complete with sarcastic waiters dressed as cowboys that state that they don't know anything as a result of America's educational system and also work in producing poor quality cars and inferior electronics.
---> '''Homer:''' ''(genuinely amused)'' [[SarcasmBlind Oh, they got our number!]]
** In almost any episode where the Simpsons leave Springfield, their destination is the Theme Park Version. Notable examples include France, Australia, and New York City, but the standout is Capital City, the state capital of The Simpsons Simpsons' unnamed state that functions as a combined Theme Park Version of New York and Los Angeles, meant to invoke classic The Big City tropes.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' where the kids ask Jimbo, who fought in Vietnam, about some info for a school report. Jimbo literally gives a theme park version and the kids get a an F.
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