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11th Jun '16 10:50:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mikhail Akhmanov's ''ArrivalsFromTheDark'' series has this first with the [=USC=] (United States and Canada), which has military forces in space, along with Russia (with whom they are good friends) and European Union (which seems more unified than today). All three powers deliberately keep the other nations grounded, including China. In later novels, the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] is the official government of humanity, although it is unclear if the nation-states still exist as governing bodies.

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* Mikhail Akhmanov's ''ArrivalsFromTheDark'' ''Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark'' series has this first with the [=USC=] (United States and Canada), which has military forces in space, along with Russia (with whom they are good friends) and European Union (which seems more unified than today). All three powers deliberately keep the other nations grounded, including China. In later novels, the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]] is the official government of humanity, although it is unclear if the nation-states still exist as governing bodies.
17th Feb '16 5:48:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', Liberty is one of the four Houses (read: nations) in the Sirius Sector. Descended from predominantly American settlers, the people of Liberty strive to recreate the US in space (the name comes from the name of the ship that brought the settlers to Sirius). The planets and systems in Liberty are named after American locations (e.g. the capital of Liberty is the planet Manhattan in the New York system). The government system appears to be an American-style democracy with an elected President.
17th Feb '16 5:21:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* The initial conflict in Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''Literature/GalacticMarines'' series is between the US and the UN (European-dominated) over the discovery of human remains in alien ruins on Mars. Despite the archaeological mission being funded and run by the US, the UN insists on attaching observers with a military escort. The observers than immediately want to hide the discovery until proper decisions can be made at the highest level. Meanwhile, the American archaeologists believe that a discovery of such magnitude must be revealed to the public. The different philosophies (common good vs. individual achievement) come into sharp conflict here, eventually resulting in a war with, of course, the US Marines coming out on top.
17th Feb '16 5:11:18 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Terran Confederation in the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' is a true confederacy in that its member nations are still independent in their own right, including having their own [[SpaceNavy Space Navies]]. However, the Confederation has been slowly centralizing its power despite objections from the more independent-mind nations like the [[ExpandedStatesOfAmerica United States of North America]]. In fact, the largest conflict stems from the USNA refusing to kowtow to the [[UnitedEurope Paneuropean]]-dominated Confederate Senate and admirals. In fleet actions, the biggest conflicts come from the different military traditions, with Paneuropean officers being the more obedient, and USNA officers being more independent-minded. Historical precedents are also important to the friction between the Confederation and the USNA, with the Confederation being more willing to accept the Sh'daar demands to survive, while the USNA adopting the usual "live free or die" attitude. [[spoiler:The USNA finally secedes in the fourth book, after the Confederation attempts to forcibly take a hyper-advanced AI created by USNA scientists as a "strategic resource" and force the USNA to toe the partly line. The USNA responds by using illegal weapons and attacking civilian targets, including wiping out the capital of the USNA with a GreyGoo bomb. After a relatively brief war, the Confederation collapses from within (thanks to some information warfare by the same USNA AI). It's implied that it will be re-created to be more USNA-dominated, fulfilling this trope]].

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* The Terran Confederation in the ''Literature/StarCarrier'' is a true confederacy in that its member nations are still independent in their own right, including having their own [[SpaceNavy Space Navies]]. However, the Confederation has been slowly centralizing its power despite objections from the more independent-mind nations like the [[ExpandedStatesOfAmerica United States of North America]]. In fact, the largest conflict stems from the USNA refusing to kowtow to the [[UnitedEurope Paneuropean]]-dominated Confederate Senate and admirals. In fleet actions, the biggest conflicts come from the different military traditions, with Paneuropean officers being the more obedient, and USNA officers being more independent-minded. Historical precedents are also important to the friction between the Confederation and the USNA, with the Confederation being more willing to accept the Sh'daar demands to survive, while the USNA adopting the usual "live free or die" attitude. [[spoiler:The USNA finally secedes in the fourth book, after the Confederation attempts to forcibly take a hyper-advanced AI created by USNA scientists as a "strategic resource" and force the USNA to toe the partly line. The USNA Confederacy responds by using illegal weapons and attacking civilian targets, including wiping out the capital of the USNA with a GreyGoo bomb. After a relatively brief war, the Confederation collapses from within (thanks to some information warfare by the same USNA AI). It's implied that it will be re-created to be more USNA-dominated, fulfilling this trope]].
16th Oct '15 3:07:39 PM nombretomado
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* The very concept of the Bio of a Space Tyrant series by PiersAnthony is that every planet in the world is, sociopolitically, a RecycledINSPACE version of some continent or region on Earth. For instance, the United States took the northern hemisphere of Jupiter--the largest planet in the solar system--to colonize and make into the image of the old Earthly United States.

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* The very concept of the Bio ''Bio of a Space Tyrant Tyrant'' series by PiersAnthony Creator/PiersAnthony is that every planet in the world is, sociopolitically, a RecycledINSPACE version of some continent or region on Earth. For instance, the United States took the northern hemisphere of Jupiter--the largest planet in the solar system--to colonize and make into the image of the old Earthly United States.
15th Oct '15 9:56:58 PM JamaicanCastle
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** The actual American faction in ''Beyond Earth'' doesn't fit the trope at all -- it's a monolithic MegaCorp that doesn't even pretend to have any particular continuity with the old democratic government. The closest thing to an American culture is probably Polystralia, [[TheAlliance a conglomeration]] of UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}, UsefulNotes/NewZealand, Polynesia, and much of the surrounding regions.
26th Sep '15 11:51:59 PM sirboulevard
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** Its also worth nothing, however, that while TheFederation is ruled by a President, its actually closer to a Parliamentary-style democratic republic rather than the one the US uses (the Presidental candidates are nominated directly by the Federation Council (the President in DS9 mentions he didn't even WANT the job, but got stuck with it through nomination) even though the final vote goes to the people) making the President more of a Prime Minister.
22nd Aug '15 9:16:22 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Anime/GundamWing'', the L2 Colonies belong to America. [[spoiler: Later, Earth and the space colonies are all merged into the Earth Sphere Unified Nation.]]

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* In ''Anime/GundamWing'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'', the L2 Colonies belong to America. [[spoiler: Later, Earth and the space colonies are all merged into the Earth Sphere Unified Nation.]]
16th Aug '15 5:18:40 PM nombretomado
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** On the other hand, Caprica in, well, ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' has a Prime Minister (despite the prevalence of AmericanAccents) and refers to "Ministers" (indicating parliamentary government). That, and the fact that [[FantasticRacism racism]] is directed towards foreigners (especially Taurons) rather than a subgroup of native Capricans, suggests comparisons to Britain, especially '50s Britain. The Colonies as a whole had no unified government until the Cylon war forced them to, and as a result it is hinted on occasion that the Colonial Military has more influence and power than modern American-style systems.

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** On the other hand, Caprica in, well, ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' has a Prime Minister (despite the prevalence of AmericanAccents) UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents) and refers to "Ministers" (indicating parliamentary government). That, and the fact that [[FantasticRacism racism]] is directed towards foreigners (especially Taurons) rather than a subgroup of native Capricans, suggests comparisons to Britain, especially '50s Britain. The Colonies as a whole had no unified government until the Cylon war forced them to, and as a result it is hinted on occasion that the Colonial Military has more influence and power than modern American-style systems.
4th Jul '15 3:38:35 PM nombretomado
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* The Free Planets Alliance in ''Anime/LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes'' clearly invokes the USA ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8BSSpU5fU right down to the English lyrics of the anthem]]), to the point that they might as well be called "Space Americans" At the same time, however, it's revealed to be an increasingly dysfunctional democracy wracked by corruption. By the time the series begins, the efforts of a few good men like Yang Wen-li and the threat posed by their [[TheEmpire Space German enemies]] are pretty much the only things effectively holding them together. [[spoiler:Most of the Alliance eventually ''does'' fall to Reinhard about halfway into the show.]]

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* The Free Planets Alliance in ''Anime/LegendOfTheGalacticHeroes'' ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' clearly invokes the USA ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs8BSSpU5fU right down to the English lyrics of the anthem]]), to the point that they might as well be called "Space Americans" At the same time, however, it's revealed to be an increasingly dysfunctional democracy wracked by corruption. By the time the series begins, the efforts of a few good men like Yang Wen-li and the threat posed by their [[TheEmpire Space German enemies]] are pretty much the only things effectively holding them together. [[spoiler:Most of the Alliance eventually ''does'' fall to Reinhard about halfway into the show.]]
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