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26th Mar '18 7:33:12 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Crystal Tokyo, the far future realm of Neo-Queen Serenity, in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''.

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* Crystal Tokyo, the far future realm of Neo-Queen Serenity, in ''Franchise/SailorMoon''. And much earlier in the same setting, the Silver Millennium on the moon, which it is to at least some extent based on.
26th Mar '18 7:31:22 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* [[TropeMaker The concept itself]] is much earlier than the name, going all the way back to Creator/{{Plato}}'s dialogue ''Literature/TheRepublic'', written in the fourth century B.C.E. Plato's Republic, besides being OlderThanFeudalism, is the first of a long list of Utopias which most modern people would find [[CrapsaccharineWorld terrifyingly totalitarian]], with no private property and its caste system ruled absolutely by "philosopher kings". It also gave us the concept of the "[[PropagandaMachine noble lie]]", the mechanism Plato thought would hold it all together, namely people believing that they were born from the earth itself in their respective castes (to accomplish this, children would be taken away from their mothers and raised in state nurseries) and the gods or nature itself had ordained it that way. Since this was part of Hindu society for centuries among the many other systems like this, it seems that it ''can'' work, if not perfectly.
* {{Deconstructed}} by Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''. Ironically, Aldous Huxley changed a few things about it that suddenly turned it into a utopia; that book is called ''Island''.

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* [[TropeMaker The concept itself]] is much earlier than the name, going all the way back to Creator/{{Plato}}'s dialogue ''Literature/TheRepublic'', written in the fourth century B.C.E. Plato's Republic, besides being OlderThanFeudalism, is the first of a long list of Utopias which most modern people would find [[CrapsaccharineWorld terrifyingly totalitarian]], with no private property and its meritocratic, eugenicist caste system ruled absolutely by [[ThePhilosopherKing "philosopher kings".kings"]]. It also gave us the concept of the "[[PropagandaMachine noble lie]]", the mechanism Plato thought would hold it all together, namely people believing that they were born from the earth itself in their respective castes (to accomplish this, children would be taken away from their mothers and raised in state nurseries) and the gods or nature itself had ordained it that way. Since this was part of Hindu society for centuries among the many other systems like this, it seems that it ''can'' work, if not perfectly.
* {{Deconstructed}} by Aldous Huxley's ''Literature/BraveNewWorld''. ''Literature/BraveNewWorld'', which provides an example of a hyper-controlled CrapsaccharineWorld, driven by utilitarianism, mass consumerism, and welfare-state planning and enabled by psychological conditioning, prescription drugs, and mind-numbing propaganda. Ironically, Aldous Huxley changed a few things about it that suddenly turned it into a utopia; utopia in a later novel; that book is called ''Island''.



* [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] under the rule of Ozma is more or less a utopia; all problems come from either outside (particularly the Nome King) or from Oz's fringes.

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* [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] under the rule of Ozma is more or less a utopia; all problems come from either outside (particularly the [[OurGnomesAreWeirder Nome King) King]]) or from Oz's fringes.



* William Lind's ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' presents the Northern Confederation as this, with the only critics in story being presented as evil [[StrawCharacter strawmen]]. It can only be considered a Utopia is you're a white heterosexual fundamentalist Christian, though.

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* * William Lind's ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' presents offers the Northern Confederation as this, Confederation, a neo-reactionary direct democracy with a very hands-off, Articles of Confederation-style federal government that scraps all welfare payments, rolls back feminism, homosexuality, anti-racism and other social changes of the only critics in story being presented 20th century that the author considers destructive, and effectively enforces an idealized, conservative 19th-century lifestyle for its citizens, with all the good ''and'' bad that entails. While the author evidently intends to present it as evil [[StrawCharacter strawmen]]. It can only an honest utopia, or at least the closest thing to one we are likely to get, he also realizes that not everyone would be considered happy with it, and has characters criticize it in-story. Notably, one critic from an [[PuttingOnTheReich effectively Nazi]] fantasy nation dislikes their [[CapitalismIsBad shopkeeper mentality]], while others from a Utopia is you're LadyLand are horrified by a white heterosexual fundamentalist Christian, though.
nation that expects all women to be [[MandatoryMotherhood good Christian housewives]] and nothing else.



* According to ''Literature/TheBible'', the world will become Utopia ''AfterTheEnd''.

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* According to ''Literature/TheBible'', the whole world will become a Utopia ''AfterTheEnd''.



* Zaofu from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. It's effectively portrayed as the ideal civilisation, with innovation, freedom and self-perfection being key but not sacrificing security and commonwealth like many libertarian dystopias. It's so perfect, in fact, that the final antagonist of the series, Kuvira, tried to model the Earth Empire after it, with [[{{Understatement}} mixed]] [[TheEmpire results]]. It's also achieved in a fairly realistic fashion too, and while things are good for the citizens, it has a grim side in that [[RealityEnsues it syphons resources away from the rest of the Earth Nation]].

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* Zaofu from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. It's effectively portrayed as the ideal civilisation, with innovation, freedom and self-perfection being key but not sacrificing security and commonwealth like many libertarian dystopias. It's so perfect, in fact, that the final antagonist of the series, Kuvira, tried to model the Earth Empire after it, with [[{{Understatement}} mixed]] [[TheEmpire results]]. It's also achieved in a fairly realistic fashion too, and while things are good for the citizens, it has a grim side in that [[RealityEnsues it syphons siphons resources away from the rest of the Earth Nation]].
19th Mar '18 2:29:20 PM Crino37
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See also PerfectPacifistPeople and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Contrast with (of course) {{Dystopia}}. May run on {{Aesoptinum}}. An CrapsaccharineWorld may be a subervion or a deconstruction of this trope.

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See also PerfectPacifistPeople and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Contrast with (of course) {{Dystopia}}. May run on {{Aesoptinum}}. An CrapsaccharineWorld may can be a subervion subversion or a deconstruction of this trope.
19th Mar '18 2:26:46 PM Crino37
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See also PerfectPacifistPeople and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Contrast with (of course) {{Dystopia}}. May run on {{Aesoptinum}}.

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See also PerfectPacifistPeople and UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans. Contrast with (of course) {{Dystopia}}. May run on {{Aesoptinum}}.
{{Aesoptinum}}. An CrapsaccharineWorld may be a subervion or a deconstruction of this trope.
18th Feb '18 6:14:36 PM Stillalive
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* William Lind's ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' offers the Northern Confederation, a neo-reactionary direct democracy with a very hands-off, Articles of Confederation-style federal government that scraps all welfare payments, rolls back feminism, homosexuality, anti-racism and other social changes of the 20th century that the author considers destructive, and effectively enforces an idealized, conservative 19th-century lifestyle for its citizens, with all the good ''and'' bad that entails. While the author evidently intends to present it as an honest utopia, or at least the closest thing to one we are likely to get, he also realizes that not everyone would be happy with it, and has characters criticize it in-story. Notably, one critic from an [[PuttingOnTheReich effectively Nazi]] fantasy nation dislikes their [[CapitalismIsBad shopkeeper mentality]], while others from a LadyLand are horrified by a nation that expects all women to be [[MandatoryMotherhood good Christian housewives]] and nothing else.

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* William Lind's ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' offers presents the Northern Confederation, a neo-reactionary direct democracy Confederation as this, with a very hands-off, Articles of Confederation-style federal government that scraps all welfare payments, rolls back feminism, homosexuality, anti-racism and other social changes of the 20th century that the author considers destructive, and effectively enforces an idealized, conservative 19th-century lifestyle for its citizens, with all the good ''and'' bad that entails. While the author evidently intends to present it only critics in story being presented as an honest utopia, or at least the closest thing to one we are likely to get, he also realizes that not everyone would evil [[StrawCharacter strawmen]]. It can only be happy with it, and has characters criticize it in-story. Notably, one critic from an [[PuttingOnTheReich effectively Nazi]] fantasy nation dislikes their [[CapitalismIsBad shopkeeper mentality]], while others from considered a LadyLand are horrified by Utopia is you're a nation that expects all women to be [[MandatoryMotherhood good Christian housewives]] and nothing else.
white heterosexual fundamentalist Christian, though.
3rd Jan '18 5:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* The setting of ''HostileWaters'' until the beginning.

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* The setting of ''HostileWaters'' ''VideoGame/HostileWatersAntaeusRising'' until the beginning.
16th Oct '17 12:15:00 PM StarformDCX
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** The United Federation of Planets is said to be Gene Roddenberry's idea of "utopia"-no poverty, disease, or war exists on the Earth of the 24th century. ''Deep Space Nine'', though, pokes some pretty big holes in that idealistic view, with terrorism, war, and a 'secret police' cabal that will do ''anything'' to ensure that everyone is safe and sound. But since most of the stories of political intrigue were written after Roddenberry's death, [[DependingOnTheWriter it's hard to tell whether or not they're actually canon]].

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** The United Federation of Planets is said to be Gene Roddenberry's idea of "utopia"-no poverty, disease, or war exists on the Earth of the 24th century. ''Deep Space Nine'', though, pokes some pretty big holes in that idealistic view, with terrorism, war, and a 'secret police' cabal that will do ''anything'' to ensure that everyone is safe and sound. But since most of the stories of political intrigue were written after Roddenberry's death, [[DependingOnTheWriter it's hard to tell whether or not they're actually canon]].
11th Aug '17 11:20:45 AM TheNerfGuy
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16th Jul '17 6:12:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The second movie, "The Beast with a Billion Backs" [[spoiler:almost ends with all of the universe living in a Utopian setting on a galaxy-sized tentacled alien that loves everyone (romantically), renders them immortal, and looks like the ThemePark version of [[FluffyCloudHeaven Heaven]]. Then a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic jealous Bender and his robotic Army of the Damned invade "Heaven" and end up getting everyone exiled]], because [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop True Love is Jealous and Needy]].]]

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** The second movie, "The Beast with a Billion Backs" [[spoiler:almost ends with all of the universe living in a Utopian setting on a galaxy-sized tentacled alien that loves everyone (romantically), renders them immortal, and looks like the ThemePark version TheThemeParkVersion of [[FluffyCloudHeaven Heaven]]. Then a [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic jealous Bender and his robotic Army of the Damned invade "Heaven" and end up getting everyone exiled]], because [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop True Love is Jealous and Needy]].]]
5th Jul '17 4:07:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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