Created By: JesusSaves on September 25, 2011 Last Edited By: JesusSaves on December 24, 2014

Collectivist Society

A society, tribal, communist, new-age or otherwise, where prouction means are owned collectively

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The article for Commie Land, besides using loaded words as its very permise, is only about communist-themed dystopias. We need an article to account for benign examples of marzist, anarchist, collectivist etc. regimes. Some would say that can't happen in reality, but this site is about fiction, and I'll be damned if we can't find examples in fiction of "Communism Done Right"
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  • September 25, 2011
    Earnest
    In Magic The Gathering there is the plane of Alara, which has been broken up into five sub-planes aligned with 1 primary and 2 secondary colors of mana. The shard aligned primarily with White Magic, Bant, is a collectivist land of peace and beauty and prosperity ruled by angels and organized around a semi-flexible caste/role system. While the "I" hasn't been abolished, just about everything (from morality to society to culture) is geared toward serving the community as a whole.
  • September 25, 2011
    robybang
    "Regime" has negative connotations which would undermine the goal of this trope (You'll never hear a US Republican calling Bush's administration a "regime", and vice versa for Democrats and Obama). Something more neutral or positive, like "Collectivist Culture" or "Collectivist Community" would sound better.
  • September 25, 2011
    surgoshan
    Some of Robert A Heinlein's early works have socialist paradises. His later works either avoid or satirize these, or justify them using magic.
  • September 26, 2011
    JesusSaves
    ^^Why, do they call Obama's administration a Regime? A change of regime is something that involves a Consitutional Reform at the very least and a full on Civil War/Revolution at worst. But "Collectivist Society" sounds good to me.
  • September 26, 2011
    cocoy0
    does an Israeli kibbutz count?
  • September 26, 2011
    JesusSaves
    ^I have no idea. Please tell me more about this.
  • September 26, 2011
    Fanra
    "We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week..."
    - Dennis the peasant, Monty Python And The Holy Grail
  • September 26, 2011
    Fanra
    Hummm....do we need a trope for Commune?

    Or do you want to expand this to include it. A commune is generally not an autonomous society (meaning that they are still subject to the laws of the area government, although it is often a case of where the laws are broken and nothing happens unless they get caught).

    If we aren't expanding this to include commune, and we don't already have it (and a search does not show it), we need a commune trope.
  • September 26, 2011
    Fanra
    I'm creating a Commune YKTTW, I think we need one.
  • September 26, 2011
    Fanra
    does an Israeli kibbutz count?

    That is a Commune, you can add it as a Real Life example to my YKTTW "Commune".
  • September 27, 2011
    PacificState
    bump
  • September 27, 2011
    PacificState
    bump
  • September 27, 2011
    packardcaribien
    Ayn Rand's Anthem is the poster boy for this trope.
  • September 30, 2011
    robybang
    ^ Actually, that's a dystopian collectivist society. The intention of the OP was to use examples of a benevolent communist/socialist/collectivist society.
  • October 1, 2011
    jhw
  • December 24, 2014
    gallium
    Bumping this YKTTW and another very similar YKTTW, seeking input on which, if either, are viable as tropes.
  • December 24, 2014
    TheHandle
    The Smurfs count as a commune, I suppose?

    In the Moroccan Atlas, such tribes are documented to exist. Property is collectively owned by the whole tribe, and decisions are made as a group.

    I can't think of a single fictional example besides The Culture.
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