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22nd Mar '17 10:28:51 PM TheJokster22
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* Australian Prime Ministers? Harold Holt and Whoever is currently in office (The Current PM is Malcolm Turnbull) and Mabe John Howard, Robert Menzies and John Curtin.
12th Mar '17 3:24:51 AM Xtifr
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* If people have to name a specific HistoricalDomainCharacter it's usually going to be either Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus or UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. In the USA UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln are popular extra choices. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler may be mentioned too, but is a bit too controversial to namedrop in some circles.

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* If people have to name a specific HistoricalDomainCharacter it's usually going to be either Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus or UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. In the USA UsefulNotes/GeorgeWashington and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln are popular extra choices. UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler may be mentioned too, but is a bit too controversial to namedrop in some circles.



** AncientEgypt and UsefulNotes/AncientEgyptianHistory: Usually a ThemeParkVersion of a civilization that lasted for more than a thousand years, with [[PyramidPower pyramids]], [[Art/TheSphinx sphinxes]], obelisques, tombs, [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], the Nile and people writing hieroglyphs and [[WalkLikeAnEgyptian walking like an Egyptian]] everywhere. Most people's idea of AncientEgypt is the New Kingdom time period (18th-20th Dynasties, 1550-1069 BC), but the only events that are usually depicted are UsefulNotes/RamsesII and his confrontation with Moses, UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and her romance with Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar and people busy building pyramids. Expect UsefulNotes/RamsesII, UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}}, UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII, Echnaton/Aton, Hatshepsut and Nefertite to either have a cameo or be namedropped. The only [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian gods]] most people know are Anubis, Osiris, Isis, Horus and Ra. All people have long black hair and walk around in nothing but a white dress.

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** AncientEgypt and UsefulNotes/AncientEgyptianHistory: Usually a ThemeParkVersion of a civilization that lasted for more than a thousand years, with [[PyramidPower pyramids]], [[Art/TheSphinx sphinxes]], obelisques, tombs, [[{{Mummy}} mummies]], the Nile and people writing hieroglyphs and [[WalkLikeAnEgyptian walking like an Egyptian]] everywhere. Most people's idea of AncientEgypt is the New Kingdom time period (18th-20th Dynasties, 1550-1069 BC), but the only events that are usually depicted are UsefulNotes/RamsesII and his confrontation with Moses, UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and her romance with Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar and people busy building pyramids. Expect UsefulNotes/RamsesII, UsefulNotes/{{Tutankhamun}}, UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII, Echnaton/Aton, Hatshepsut and Nefertite to either have a cameo or be namedropped. The only [[Myth/EgyptianMythology Egyptian gods]] most people know are Anubis, Osiris, Isis, Horus and Ra. All people have long black hair and walk around in nothing but a white dress.



** AncientRome: The only time when UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic will be depicted is near the end, when it evolved into UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. The rise and murder of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar is usually the focus. The story may continue until the defeat and death of Mark Anthony and UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} taking power. The fashions and politics depicted will be from this period no matter what century it is.[[note]]Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' is one of the best-known examples of this. The senators scheming to restore republican government are also anachronistic - it's about as realistic as portraying scheming 20th century British parliamentarians trying to restore the House of Stuart.[[/note]]. The only other historical events that are interesting are the Pompeïi volcano disaster, the Great Fire of Rome, the [[GladiatorRevolt slave revolt]] of Spartacus, Hannibal crossing the Alps and the eventual invasion of the city by barbarians. The empire is far more interesting for most people, because it allows scenes of grotesque decadent and immoral behaviour and the opportunity to show [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome Rome in all of its magnificent glory]]. Naturally all action is concentrated in Rome, except perhaps to show some people battling in Gaul or Carthage. Still, Roman life will only take place in or nearby aquaducts, temples, columns, amphitheaters, bath houses, the Senate, the Imperial Palace and [[BreadAndCircuses an arena]], preferably the Colosseum, where [[GladiatorGames gladiators and large animals will kill one another for blood thirsty spectators]]. Romans will all wear togas and be a [[ColourCodedPatrician patrician]], senator, [[TheCaligula emperor]], gladiator, legionary, centurion or [[MadeASlave a slave]]. Most people think every Roman spoke Latin, while upperclass people in Rome spoke Ancient Greek. Expect the following historical domain characters to make a cameo or be namedropped: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Pompey, Marc Anthony, UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, Trajan, Hadrian, Caracalla, Elagabalus, Constantine, Marcus Aurelius, Hannibal, Spartacus, Creator/{{Cicero}}, Creator/{{Virgil}}, Messalina, Agrippina, Creator/{{Juvenal}}, Creator/{{Plautus}}, Sallust, Creator/{{Tacitus}} and Creator/{{Ovid}}.

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** AncientRome: The only time when UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic will be depicted is near the end, when it evolved into UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. The rise and murder of Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar is usually the focus. The story may continue until the defeat and death of Mark Anthony and UsefulNotes/CleopatraVII and UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}} taking power. The fashions and politics depicted will be from this period no matter what century it is.[[note]]Creator/RidleyScott's ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' is one of the best-known examples of this. The senators scheming to restore republican government are also anachronistic - it's about as realistic as portraying scheming 20th century British parliamentarians trying to restore the House of Stuart.[[/note]]. The only other historical events that are interesting are the Pompeïi volcano disaster, the Great Fire of Rome, the [[GladiatorRevolt slave revolt]] of Spartacus, Hannibal crossing the Alps and the eventual invasion of the city by barbarians. The empire is far more interesting for most people, because it allows scenes of grotesque decadent and immoral behaviour and the opportunity to show [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome Rome in all of its magnificent glory]]. Naturally all action is concentrated in Rome, except perhaps to show some people battling in Gaul or Carthage. Still, Roman life will only take place in or nearby aquaducts, temples, columns, amphitheaters, bath houses, the Senate, the Imperial Palace and [[BreadAndCircuses an arena]], preferably the Colosseum, where [[GladiatorGames gladiators and large animals will kill one another for blood thirsty spectators]]. Romans will all wear togas and be a [[ColourCodedPatrician patrician]], senator, [[TheCaligula emperor]], gladiator, legionary, centurion or [[MadeASlave a slave]]. Most people think every Roman spoke Latin, while upperclass people in Rome spoke Ancient Greek. Expect the following historical domain characters to make a cameo or be namedropped: Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Pompey, Marc Anthony, UsefulNotes/{{Augustus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}, UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, Trajan, Hadrian, Caracalla, Elagabalus, Constantine, Marcus Aurelius, Hannibal, Spartacus, Creator/{{Cicero}}, Creator/{{Virgil}}, Messalina, Agrippina, Creator/{{Juvenal}}, Creator/{{Plautus}}, Sallust, Creator/{{Tacitus}} and Creator/{{Ovid}}.



** [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Caesar]], UsefulNotes/{{August}}, UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} and [[Series/IClaudius Claudius]]. Constantine the Great is known to Christians for making Christianity the state religion. Hadrian is known for Hadrian's Wall. Marcus Aurelius, Caracalla, Elagabalus, Commodus, Tiberius also regularly pop up in lists of daft Roman Emperors.

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** [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar Caesar]], UsefulNotes/{{August}}, UsefulNotes/{{Nero}}, UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}} and [[Series/IClaudius Claudius]]. Constantine the Great is known to Christians for making Christianity the state religion. Hadrian is known for Hadrian's Wall. Marcus Aurelius, Caracalla, Elagabalus, Commodus, Tiberius also regularly pop up in lists of daft Roman Emperors.
12th Mar '17 3:18:11 AM Xtifr
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* Dictators? A tricky category, because to some people these statesmen may actually be benevolent leaders (usually by people who didn't experience their terrors themselves). For instance, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar and UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte are technically dictators, but in some parts of Europe regarded in high esteem. Also leaders of democratic nations are generally not viewed as dictators by definition. To people whose countries have been invaded by their troops they may appear more as dictatorial powers. With all this mind, the popular choices are always:

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* Dictators? A tricky category, because to some people these statesmen may actually be benevolent leaders (usually by people who didn't experience their terrors themselves). For instance, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar and UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte are technically dictators, but in some parts of Europe regarded in high esteem. Also leaders of democratic nations are generally not viewed as dictators by definition. To people whose countries have been invaded by their troops they may appear more as dictatorial powers. With all this mind, the popular choices are always:
7th Mar '17 12:09:56 PM JamesAustin
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** TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: The introduction of sound in 1927 lead to a period of {{Glamour}} to give many people some escapism. Whenever Hollywood is referenced in pop culture it's usually during this era, with many references to icons like Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/LaurelAndHardy, Creator/TheMarxBrothers, Creator/WCFields, Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/ShirleyTemple, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Music/BingCrosby, Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/BusbyBerkeley, Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/JeanHarlow, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/JimmyDurante, Creator/GeorgeBurns, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/JohnnyWeissmuller, Creator/KatherineHepburn, Creator/VivienLeigh, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/JudyGarland, ''Film/TheLittleRascals'', Creator/TheThreeStooges, Creator/FredAstaire, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, and naturally Creator/WaltDisney's creation ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse''. If a specific film needs to be referenced it will be ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/CitizenKane'' or ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.

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** TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood: The introduction of sound in 1927 lead to a period of {{Glamour}} to give many people some escapism. Whenever Hollywood is referenced in pop culture it's usually during this era, with many references to icons like Creator/ClarkGable, Creator/JoanCrawford, Creator/EdwardGRobinson, Creator/LaurelAndHardy, Creator/TheMarxBrothers, Creator/WCFields, Creator/BelaLugosi, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/ShirleyTemple, Creator/JamesCagney, Creator/ErrolFlynn, Creator/HumphreyBogart, Music/BingCrosby, Creator/BorisKarloff, Creator/BusbyBerkeley, Creator/CaryGrant, Creator/GaryCooper, Creator/JeanHarlow, Creator/MauriceChevalier, Creator/MarleneDietrich, Creator/MickeyRooney, Creator/JimmyDurante, Creator/GeorgeBurns, Creator/HenryFonda, Creator/JohnWayne, Creator/JohnnyWeissmuller, Creator/KatherineHepburn, Creator/KatharineHepburn, Creator/VivienLeigh, Creator/SpencerTracy, Creator/PeterLorre, Creator/OrsonWelles, Creator/LaurenBacall, Creator/JudyGarland, ''Film/TheLittleRascals'', Creator/TheThreeStooges, Creator/FredAstaire, Creator/GingerRogers, Creator/ClaudetteColbert, and naturally Creator/WaltDisney's creation ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse''. If a specific film needs to be referenced it will be ''Film/KingKong'', ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Film/CitizenKane'' or ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''.
4th Mar '17 8:28:25 AM WaterBlap
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** There are 43 presidents to date, but which ones will be mentioned in pop culture? At the very least, Washington, Lincoln, and the most recent one(s). Jefferson, the Roosevelts, Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan are also likely to come up. If you need more, you'll likely get Adams, Madison, Jackson, Grant, Wilson, and everyone from Truman on. The others... not really.

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** There are 43 over 40 presidents to date, but which ones will be mentioned in pop culture? At the very least, Washington, Lincoln, and the most recent one(s). Jefferson, the Roosevelts, Kennedy, Nixon, and Reagan are also likely to come up. If you need more, you'll likely get Adams, Madison, Jackson, Grant, Wilson, and everyone from Truman on. The others... not really.
1st Mar '17 12:30:59 AM alnair20aug93
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** Creator/LouiseBrooks-style {proper term: [[TwentiesBobHaircut Dutch bob]]}

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** Creator/LouiseBrooks-style {proper (proper term: [[TwentiesBobHaircut Dutch bob]]}bob]])


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** Creator/FarrahFawcett-[[SeventiesHair style]]
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** Creator/LouiseBrooks-style {proper term: [[TwentiesBobHaircut Dutch bob]]}



** Beehive hairdo (seen on middle-aged women)

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** Beehive hairdo BeehiveHairdo (seen on middle-aged women)
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** Fifties-style pompadour (if the character is a snobbish redneck)

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** [[FiftiesHair Fifties-style pompadour pompadour]] (if the character is a snobbish redneck)



** Creator/MarilynMonroe-style (proper term: pageboy)

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** Creator/MarilynMonroe-style (proper term: pageboy)[[FiftiesHair pageboy]])
22nd Feb '17 2:28:18 PM LaptopGuy
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* UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}: Sydney, where the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will be brought in view. Canberra, the actual capital, might get a mention, just like Perth, Queensland and Adelaide. Uluru (Ayers Rock), however, will always be referenced.
* UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}: Best known for Vienna, city of the Waltz, coffee, the Wiener oboe and Vienna sausages. The only other locations worth namedropping are the Vienna Woods (''Wienerwald''), Tyrol (known for Tyrolean hats, music and Tyrolean sex comedies), the Alps and Salzburg, home of ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' and birth place of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. And if Tyrol and Carinthia are ever portrayed, it's because of the [[YodelLand Alps, where everybody yodels and wears lederhosen.]] Bonus points if they mention the Grossglockner.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Australia}}: Sydney, where the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge will be brought in view. Canberra, the actual capital, might get a mention, just like Perth, Queensland Queensland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide. Uluru (Ayers Rock), however, will always be referenced.
* UsefulNotes/{{Austria}}: Best known for Vienna, city of the Waltz, coffee, the Wiener oboe and Vienna sausages. The only other locations worth namedropping are the Vienna Woods (''Wienerwald''), Tyrol (known for Tyrolean hats, music and Tyrolean sex comedies), Braunau (for Hitler) the Alps and Salzburg, home of ''Film/TheSoundOfMusic'' and birth place of Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart. And if Tyrol and Carinthia are ever portrayed, it's because of the [[YodelLand Alps, where everybody yodels and wears lederhosen.]] Bonus points if they mention the Grossglockner.



* UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}: Phnom Penh, if people are able to pronounce the name.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}: Phnom Penh, if people are able to pronounce the name. Best known for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Also, Angkor Wat.



* UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}: Havana, only known for ''Havana cigars''. And hijackings, in the '70s.
* UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic: Prague and the region Bohemia, best known for ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', ''The Bohemian Girl'', Music/{{Queen}}'s ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', the word ''bohémien'', Bohemian crystal and art glass.
* UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}: Copenhagen, only known for the statue of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid''. Theatre lovers may now it for ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' and claim there is ''something rotten in the state''.
* UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}}: Cairo, the Nile, the Suez Canal and Giza (for the Pyramids and the Sphinx).

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* UsefulNotes/{{Croatia}}: Likely to be brought up because of Nikola Tesla.
* UsefulNotes/{{Cuba}}: Havana, only known for ''Havana cigars''.cigars'' and Castro. And hijackings, in the '70s.
* UsefulNotes/CzechRepublic: Prague and the region Bohemia, best known for ''Theatre/LaBoheme'', ''The Bohemian Girl'', Music/{{Queen}}'s ''Bohemian Rhapsody'', "Bohemian Rhapsody", Msuci/TheDandyWarhols' "Bohemian Like You", the word ''bohémien'', Bohemian crystal and art glass.glass. Also famous for Antonin Dvorak and Franz Kafka. Sigmund Freud and Gregor Mendel were born here but considered themselves Austrian.
* UsefulNotes/{{Denmark}}: Copenhagen, only known for the statue of ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid''. Theatre lovers may now it for ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' and claim there is ''something rotten in the state''. \n Also known for Lego.
* UsefulNotes/{{Egypt}}: Cairo, the Nile, the Suez Canal (for the 1956 crisis) and Giza (for the Pyramids and the Sphinx).



* UsefulNotes/{{France}}: UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, just for the [[EiffelTowerEffect Eiffel Tower]] and the Louvre, of course. You might get a reference to the Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Pont Neuf, the Sorbonne, Place Concorde, Versailles, Place Vendôme, Père Lachaise and the Notre Dame in there too.

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* UsefulNotes/{{France}}: UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}, just for the [[EiffelTowerEffect Eiffel Tower]] Tower]], Arc de Triomphe, and the Louvre, of course. You might get a reference to the Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Coeur, Montmartre, Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Pont Neuf, the Sorbonne, Place Concorde, Versailles, Place Vendôme, Père Lachaise and the Notre Dame in there too.



* UsefulNotes/{{Greece}}: Athens, to have a view of the Parthenon and Acropolis. Several Greek locations also thank their fame due to their association with Ancient Greek society: Sparta, Delphi, Lesbos, Crete, Mount Olympus, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Corinthe, Epidaurus, ...

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* UsefulNotes/{{Greece}}: Athens, to have a view of the Parthenon and Acropolis. Several Greek locations also thank their fame due to their association with Ancient Greek society: Sparta, Delphi, Lesbos, Lesbos (for lesbians), Crete, Mount Olympus, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Corinthe, Epidaurus, ...



* UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}: Budapest. Other references will likely be merely for a "hungry" joke.
* UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}: Reykjavik.
* UsefulNotes/{{India}}: Bombay (almost never Mumbai), Calcutta (almost never Kolkata), Delhi, Bangalore and Bengal. Nobody knows Agra, but they will recognize the Taj Mahal there. One irony is that {{Bollywood}} movies have the same SmallReferencePools to their own culture.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}}: Budapest. Budapest, often brought up to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Romania}} Bucharest]]. Other references will likely be merely for a "hungry" joke.
joke, Harry Houdini, or Franz Liszt.
* UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}}: Reykjavik. \n The only other reference to Iceland will be to the Iceland/Greenland joke or Music/{{Bjork}}.
* UsefulNotes/{{India}}: Bombay (almost never Mumbai), Calcutta (almost never Kolkata), Delhi, Delhi (old and new), Bangalore and Bengal.Bengal (known for the tigers). Nobody knows Agra, but they will recognize the Taj Mahal there. One irony is that {{Bollywood}} movies have the same SmallReferencePools to their own culture. Gandhi will always be the first person mentioned.



* UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}: The only existing cities are UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} (for The Pope, Colosseum and the Trevi fontain), UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} (boat rides with a gondolas), Naples, Milan, and - if the need arise - Florence. Pisa only exists because of the Leaning Tower and Pompeii because of the volcano disaster during the Roman era. Sicily will bring up associations with the Mafia. Non-Italians only know Genoa (the capital of the province of Liguria) for being the birthplace of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. Cultivated people know Verona as the setting of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}: The only existing cities are UsefulNotes/{{Rome}} (for The Pope, Colosseum and the Trevi fontain), UsefulNotes/{{Venice}} (boat rides with a gondolas), Naples, Milan, Naples (for pizza), Milan (for fashion), and - if the need arise - Florence.Florence (for the Renaissance). Pisa only exists because of the Leaning Tower and Pompeii because of the volcano disaster during the Roman era. Sicily will bring up associations with the Mafia. Non-Italians only know Genoa (the capital of the province of Liguria) for being the birthplace of UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus. Cultivated people know Verona as the setting of ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.



* UsefulNotes/{{Libya}}: Tripoli. Benghazi only exists for the 2011 uprising and U.S. Embassy attacks in 2012.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Libya}}: Tripoli. Benghazi only exists for the 2011 uprising and U.S. Embassy attacks in 2012. Muammar Gaddafi is the only Libyan likely to be mentioned.



* UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}: One province is known by everyone who ever heard of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': Transylvania. The only other reference will be to Ceaucescu.
* UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}: The capital UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, best known for the Kremlin and nothing but snowy landscapes. St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Volgograd might get mentioned too, but far more infamous is Siberia, which lives on in the public imagination as a mysterious place where people are [[TheGulag sent to work in slave labor]]. Some older people may mention Leningrad and Stalingrad, unaware that these cities are now called St. Petersburg and Volgograd. Olympics buffs will remember Sochi, but only as a place with ice rinks and ski jumps. Other cities ad regions mentioned will often be part of an independent Baltic republic now.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}: One province is known by everyone who ever heard of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'': Transylvania. The only other reference will be to Ceaucescu.
Ceaucescu. Bucharest is also brought up to be confused with [[UsefulNotes/{{Hungary}} Budapest]]
* UsefulNotes/{{Russia}}: The capital UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, best known for the Kremlin and nothing but snowy landscapes. St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Vladivostok (as the city all the way in the east), Volgograd might get mentioned too, but far more infamous is Siberia, which lives on in the public imagination as a mysterious place where people are [[TheGulag sent to work in slave labor]]. Some older people may mention Leningrad and Stalingrad, unaware that these cities are now called St. Petersburg and Volgograd. Olympics buffs will remember Sochi, but only as a place with ice rinks and ski jumps. Other cities ad regions mentioned will often be part of an independent Baltic republic now.



* UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}}: Sarajevo, even though it's now part of Bosnia. Only known as the subject of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most famous recording.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Serbia}}: Sarajevo, even though it's now part of Bosnia. Only Best known as for the subject of Trans-Siberian Orchestra's most famous recording. mid '90s siege and "[[Music/TransSiberianOrchestra Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24]]". Also known is Srebrenica, for the July 1995 massacre.



* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}: Stockholm.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}: Stockholm. Pop culture references are likely to be about Swedish fish, Swedish meatballs, Music/{{Abba}} and IKEA.



* UsefulNotes/{{Tanzania}}: Bset known for Zanzibar, which is where Music/FreddieMercury [[Music/{{Queen}} is from]].



* UsefulNotes/{{Tibet}}: TheShangriLa, the Himalaya Mountains and Mount Everest.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Tibet}}: TheShangriLa, the Himalaya Mountains Mountains, the Dalai Lama and Mount Everest.



* UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates is to many foreigners a toss between UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity (because it is treated as ''EverytownAmerica'' in movies and TV shows and instantly recognizable thanks to the Statue of Liberty, skyscrapers, Central Park, Broadway, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square, the UN Headquarters and Brooklyn Bridge), UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (home of the White House, Capitol, Pentagon and Lincoln Monument), UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} and a large Southwest area which can be described as ''Cowboy Country'' and is usually labeled to be in Texas, yeehaw!

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* UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates is to many foreigners a toss between UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity (because it is treated as ''EverytownAmerica'' in movies and TV shows and instantly recognizable thanks to the Statue of Liberty, skyscrapers, Central Park, Broadway, the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center (pre-2001), the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, Times Square, the UN Headquarters and Brooklyn Bridge), UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC (home of the White House, Capitol, Pentagon and Lincoln Monument), UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}} and a large Southwest area which can be described as ''Cowboy Country'' and is usually labeled to be in Texas, yeehaw!
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** There's a very short list of events and people which make the cut. The invasions of Poland and France, Battle of Britain, (as of very recently) Battle of Stalingrad, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, Hitler's suicide and UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki. Key people in this event are UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Erich von Manstein, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/{{Hirohito}}, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, Isoroku Yamamoto, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Zhukov (maybe), UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle, Henri Pétain (maybe), George Patton, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery, Chester Nimitz and UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur. Some war victims and resistance heroes like Anne Frank, Sophie Scholl, Janusz Korczak... may get a mention too, but mostly in their countries of origin. Expect the French, Polish and other continental resistance movements not to get a mention elsewhere.

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** There's a very short list of events and people which make the cut. The invasions of Poland and France, Battle of Britain, (as of very recently) Battle of Stalingrad, Pearl Harbor, D-Day, UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, Hitler's suicide and UsefulNotes/AtomicBombingsOfHiroshimaAndNagasaki. Key people in this event are UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Erich von Manstein, UsefulNotes/ErwinRommel, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/{{Hirohito}}, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, Isoroku Yamamoto, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill, UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, Zhukov (maybe), UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt, UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle, Henri Pétain (maybe), George Patton, UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower, UsefulNotes/BernardLawMontgomery, Chester Nimitz and UsefulNotes/DouglasMacArthur. Some war victims and resistance heroes like Anne Frank, Sophie Scholl, Raoul Wallenberg, Janusz Korczak... may get a mention too, but mostly in their countries of origin. Expect the French, Polish and other continental resistance movements not to get a mention elsewhere.



* Creator/KarlMarx: Often seen more as a writer than an actual philosopher.
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. Usually referenced by being a [[StrawNihilist Nietzsche Wannabe]]. Also, everyone knows he had a BadassMoustache and went mad later in life. Also said ''God is dead'' at one point, which is often used out of context.

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* Creator/KarlMarx: Often seen more as a writer than an actual philosopher.
philosopher. Known for his big beard.
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche. Usually referenced by being a [[StrawNihilist Nietzsche Wannabe]]. Also, everyone knows he had a BadassMoustache and went mad later in life. Said "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger". Also said ''God is dead'' at one point, which is often used out of context.



** UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump: A billionaire businessman, and that's all we'll say for now.



** Hillary Clinton: Dominant or bitchy, depending what side you're on. Being the first female presidental nominee for a major political party.

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** Hillary Clinton: Dominant or bitchy, depending what side you're on. Being the first female presidental presidential nominee for a major political party.



** The current head of state, whoever that is, might get mentioned.

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** The current head of state, whoever that is, might get mentioned.mentioned (currently Francois Hollande).



* UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud ([[AllPsychologyIsFreudian who invented all forms of psychology and reduced all problems to sex with people's mothers]] or CompensatingForSomething.)

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* UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud ([[AllPsychologyIsFreudian who invented (Took a photo while holding a cigar. [[AllPsychologyIsFreudian Invented all forms of psychology and reduced all problems to sex with people's mothers]] or CompensatingForSomething.)



* UsefulNotes/StephenHawking (for being in a wheelchair while talking with a funny robot voice)

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* UsefulNotes/StephenHawking (for being in a wheelchair wearing glasses while talking with a funny robot voice)
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