Playing With / United Europe

Basic Trope: All the countries in Europe united into one country.
  • Straight: In the year 2100, most of Europe is one country.
  • Exaggerated: In the year 2030, all of Europe from Iceland to Gibraltar to the Absheron Peninsula to Novaya Zemlya is one big authoritarian unitary state.
  • Downplayed:
    • A few countries in Western Europe are united as one country.
    • The European Union wields more power than it has today, but isn't one unified country.
  • Justified: It takes place in the far future, and the governments of Europe have agreed that they would be better off as one country.
  • Inverted: Each country in Europe is balkanized.
  • Subverted: There are early references to Europe being united, but later it is revealed that they are simply referring to the European Union.
  • Double Subverted: ...which has become a full-on country.
  • Parodied: Europe is exactly like the United States.
  • Zig Zagged: United Europe unites and dissolves throughout the work.
  • Averted: Europe is divided into many countries just like in real life.
  • Enforced:
    • The writers don't want viewers to be confused by all the different countries.
    • The writers want to keep the diplomatic relations simple, so they write Europe as one uniform block.
  • Lampshaded: "I miss the days before Europe was united."
  • Invoked: The leaders of various countries try to unify.
  • Exploited: A character runs for President of Europe, allowing him to control the entire continent.
  • Defied: The leaders of European countries try to stay as independent as possible.
  • Discussed: "Maybe all of Europe should unify."
  • Conversed: "Why is Europe always united in these shows?
  • Deconstructed: The government of Europe is oppressive, causing the people to rebel.
  • Reconstructed: The people of Europe live on peacefully afterwards.

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