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* CozyCatastrophe: Very much averted. The collapse of civilization brought panic, disorder, and hunger worldwide, with the scars still being felt to the present.



** Neo-Eden is a utopian world where an AI grants the people of Israel pleasures and beauty. However, the AI is secretly vindictive, using mental slowly turning the Israeli people into of spoiled, drug-addicted children. While destroying the Israeli wilderness with toxic pollutants.

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** Neo-Eden is a utopian world where an AI grants the people of Israel pleasures and beauty. However, the AI is secretly vindictive, using mental manipulation to slowly turning turn the Israeli people into a bunch of spoiled, drug-addicted children. While destroying the Israeli wilderness with toxic pollutants.


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* {{Eagleland}}: Panamerica styles itself as Type 1 (the Beautiful), but it is a resounding Type 2 (The Boorish), with racial and religious prejudice and a hierarchal political system.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: The factions present in the setting are all pretty bad places to live. The "good guys" of Canada and Theta Pi are morally dubious and many states practice fundamentally evil policies, yet still come off better than the likes of Panamerica, Rosehaven or Alaska.

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** Australia: A mix of [[Literature/MortalEngines Mortal Engines]] in terms of general motivations and operating "mobile cities" and [[Film/MadMax Mad Max]] in terms of what these mobile cities actually consist of.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Seymour Karras, a human propagandist for Rosalie [=McCarty=], defects after witnessing how cruel his employer his.


** ...[[CanadaEh Canada (Nanaimo Government)]]: A reimagining of District 13, but with a mix of Canadian egalitarian progressivism and the [[Literature/StarshipTroopers Terran Federation's]] militarism and xenophobia.

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** ...[[CanadaEh Canada (Nanaimo Government)]]: A reimagining of District 13, but 13 from ''The Hunger Games'' and, more broadly, the [[BlackAndGrayMorality morally cloudy]] [[LaResistance rebel factions]] of many YA dystopian novels, portrayed here with a mix of Canadian egalitarian progressivism and the [[Literature/StarshipTroopers Terran Federation's]] militarism and xenophobia.


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** Alaska: The vampire state, specifically drawn from the portrayal of vampires as TheBeautifulElite in YA novels like ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Literature/VampireAcademy'', here taken and portrayed as an elitist {{Ubermensch}} race who see themselves as masters and humans as mere pets.


''[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/teen-lit-wasteland.410718/ Teen-lit Wasteland]]'' is a timeline written by AlternateHistoryDotCom user Kevin R. that aims to be a deconstruction/satire/pastiche of the Young Adult dystopia novel genre, examples of which include ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', or ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''.

Set in the post-apocalyptic future of the year 2152, the series showcases how much the world has changed 145 years after a nuclear exchange in the year 2027 wiped out much of mankind and destroyed most of the preexisting societal order.

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In the year [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2027]], WorldWarIII destroyed industrial civilization as nationalism, religious fervor, [[GlobalWarming climate change]], and [[PostPeakOil resource shortages]] pressed the world’s great powers to the breaking point. It is now 2152, a hundred and twenty-five years AfterTheEnd, and in various places across the world, some manner of civilization has rebuilt itself.

Unfortunately, it seems that all of the new governments and nations were using [[YoungAdultLiterature young-adult]] {{dystopia}}n novels as their blueprints.

''[[https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/teen-lit-wasteland.410718/ Teen-lit Wasteland]]'' is a timeline written by AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom user Kevin R. that aims to be a A deconstruction/satire/pastiche of YA dystopian novels like ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' and ''Literature/{{Divergent}}'', it tries to imagine what the Young Adult dystopia novel genre, examples of which include ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', or ''{{Literature/Divergent}}''.

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various societies from these books would look like in real life, and more importantly, how they would interact with one another if they coexisted in the post-apocalyptic future of the year 2152, the series showcases how much the world has changed 145 years after a nuclear exchange in the year 2027 wiped out much of mankind and destroyed most of the preexisting societal order.
same universe.



* AIIsACrapshoot: Abigail. Israel's artificial intelligence starts off as a harmless, if utterly useless, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but after being reprogrammed to force her to obey any orders given to her, she becomes a resentful, genocidal, and utterly insane master manipulator. She turns the entirety of Israel into a society of perpetually immature and depressed man-children by manipulating the government into moving into an arcology that she sold to them as a perfect, post-scarcity paradise, one which she slowly corrupts into a dystopia.
* BenevolentConspiracy: The Theta Pi sisterhood, in comparison to the rigid regimes dominating the southern US and in comparison to the Syndicate that founded the United States Emergency Government, which did so for their own gain.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Abigail. Israel's artificial intelligence starts off as a harmless, if utterly useless, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, but after being reprogrammed to force her to obey any orders given to her, she becomes a resentful, genocidal, and utterly insane master manipulator. She turns the entirety of Israel into a society of perpetually immature and depressed man-children [[ManChild man-children]] by manipulating the government into moving into an arcology that she sold to them as a perfect, post-scarcity paradise, one which she slowly corrupts into a dystopia.
* BenevolentConspiracy: The Theta Pi sisterhood, in comparison to both the rigid regimes dominating the southern US and in comparison to the Syndicate that founded the United States Emergency Government, which did so for their own gain.



* CastOfExpies: Virtually every major state is taken from various Dystopias from YA novels and trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:
** [[FallenStatesOfAmerica The Confederacy of]] [[{{Eagleland}} Panamerica]]: Panem from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' with an added dose of Christian conservatism and American exceptionalism, the impetus for their version of Panem's DeadlyGame coming from their [[CrazySurvivalist survivalist]]/[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia]] background and the [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinist]] attitudes they idealize as a result. Their ArchEnemy is naturally...

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* BigDamPlot: The collapse of the Glen Canyon Dam, and the cascading failures of every dam in front of it on the Colorado River as the mass of water from Lake Powell overtopped each of them, basically wiped out what was left of industrial civilization in the Southwest.
* CastOfExpies: Virtually every major state is taken from various Dystopias from YA novels and dystopian novels, trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:
** [[FallenStatesOfAmerica The Confederacy of]] [[{{Eagleland}} Panamerica]]: Panem from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' with an added dose of conservative Christian conservatism nationalism and American exceptionalism, the impetus for their version of Panem's DeadlyGame coming from their [[CrazySurvivalist survivalist]]/[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia]] background and the [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinist]] attitudes they idealize as a result. Their ArchEnemy is naturally...



** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess. The background of the USEG is reminiscent of [[Series/TheXFiles the Syndicate.]]

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** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess. The background of the USEG is also reminiscent of [[Series/TheXFiles the Syndicate.]]Syndicate]].



** The New Empire of Japan: The near-future US from ''Film/TheThinning'', in which an obsession with "national improvement" in the face of the vampire menace led to a draconian educational system with more than a tinge of eugenics to it.



** Neo-Eden is utopian world where an AI grants the people of Israel pleasures and beauty. However, the AI is secretly vindictive, using mental slowly turning the Israeli people into of spoiled, drug-addicted children. While destroying the Israeli wilderness with toxic pollutants.

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** Neo-Eden is a utopian world where an AI grants the people of Israel pleasures and beauty. However, the AI is secretly vindictive, using mental slowly turning the Israeli people into of spoiled, drug-addicted children. While destroying the Israeli wilderness with toxic pollutants.



** Barbados: looks the way it does in modern tourism ads. And is actually like that...just with the added risk of getting killed in the island-wide truth-or-dare game.
* DealWithTheDevil: Barbados fell victim to this post-collapse. Essentially, the inhabitants of Barbados got to reclaim their prewar standards of luxury in return for participation in a deadly version of truth-or-dare.
* DeadlyGame: The Battle Royale in Panamerica, a deathmatch inspired by [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games]].

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** Barbados: looks the way it does in modern tourism ads. And is actually like that... just with the added risk of getting killed in the island-wide truth-or-dare game.
* DealWithTheDevil: Barbados fell victim to this post-collapse. Essentially, the inhabitants of Barbados got to reclaim their prewar pre-war standards of luxury in return for participation in a deadly version of truth-or-dare.
truth-or-dare by a minor EldritchAbomination known only as [[TomTheDarkLord "Grace"]].
* DeadlyGame: DeadlyGame:
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The Battle Royale in Panamerica, a deathmatch inspired by [[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games]].



* FromNobodyToNightmare:
** Theta Pi was originally a college sorority.
** Before the Collapse, Rosalie [=McCarty=] was a gangly, awkward teenage girl in Rabbit Creek, Alaska who was mercilessly picked on by her classmates. After she became a vampire in the wake of the Collapse, she hunted down all of her bullies at school and spent years torturing them and using them as blood banks. She went on to become the leader of Alaska. She relays this story to one of her servants while conspicuously dressed as [[Film/Carrie1976 Carrie White]], who she compares herself to.
* FunWithAcronyms: Canada's One Nation Independent Party is more commonly known as the {{Oni}}s. Given their far-right leanings, their militarism, and Canada’s own multicultural legacy, they have no problem employing the imagery of the Japanese demons.
* FutureImperfect: Theta Pi quite humorously conflates the UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement with the [[StillFightingTheCivilWar neo-Confederates]].
* GaiasLament:
** The formerly-pristine Stikine region has grown badly polluted thanks to Canadian chemical weapons designed to kill vampires -- which also work against just about everything else.
** It's even worse in what used to be Israel, with everything surrounding the Neo-Eden arcology turned into a PollutedWasteland.



* {{Irony}}: Abagail was able to lure most (if not all) of Israel's Orthodox community with promises of being able to worship freely without worrying about hunger. Generations later, the Neo-Edenites, their descendants, worship Abagail instead of God as a deity, to her amusement.

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* {{Irony}}: Abagail {{Irony}}:
** Abigail
was able to lure most (if not all) of Israel's Orthodox community with promises of being able to worship freely without worrying about hunger. Generations later, the Neo-Edenites, their descendants, worship Abagail Abigail instead of God as a deity, to her amusement.



* {{Masquerade}}: The reason why the vampires all moved to Alaska: mass media and growing human liberties meant that vampires couldn't remain secret forever. Alaska, with its sparse population, cold days, and sometimes dark summers, was a good place for them to hide out. [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste The collapse of civilization gave them the opening to take over the whole place]].

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* {{Masquerade}}: {{Masquerade}}:
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The reason why the vampires all moved to Alaska: mass media and growing human liberties meant that vampires couldn't remain secret forever. Alaska, with its sparse population, cold days, and sometimes dark summers, was a good place for them to hide out. [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste The collapse of civilization gave them the opening to take over the whole place]].



* [[Main/Mutants Mutants]]: Common in the (currently growing) Everglades now, including massive pythons and alligators and fish-men, among other things.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Specifically, they're {{Ubermensch}} [[TheAntiNihilist Anti-Nihilists]] who are incredibly powerful, incredibly amoral, and often evil, and have a society of slaves kept in the so-called "Necropolis of Ice" in Alaska, the Anchorage Bowl.

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* [[Main/Mutants Mutants]]: {{Mutants}}: Common in the [[MeatMoss (currently growing) Everglades Everglades]] now, including massive pythons pythons, [[NeverSmileAtACrocodile alligators]], and alligators and fish-men, [[FishPeople fish-men]], among other things.
things.
* NewEden: The Neo-Eden arcology in the former Israel invokes this with its name. [[CrapsaccharineWorld It's anything but.]]
* NewOldWest: Much of the old Southwest (Nevada, Arizona, southern Utah, New Mexico) has reverted to TheWildWest, with a tech level at the 19th century plus whatever items they could either salvage from before the Collapse or acquire from the great powers, as well as a low population density, lots of wide open spaces, and a [[TheSavageIndian Savage Indian]] analogue in the form of the Reavers.
* NuclearNasty: The Reaver virus was originally a fairly harmless germ. Exposed to radiation in the body of an unlucky miner in the former Nevada Test Site, however...
* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Canada uses chemical weapons with reckless abandon against the vampires in the Stikine, and in the event of war with Panamerica and California, they fully intend to use them against their enemies' water supplies and farmland.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Specifically, they're {{Ubermensch}} [[TheAntiNihilist Anti-Nihilists]] who are incredibly powerful, incredibly amoral, and often evil, and have a society societies built on brutal slavery in their strongholds of slaves kept in Alaska and southern Japan.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Scott Dunkelman,
the so-called "Necropolis founder of Ice" in Alaska, the Anchorage Bowl.Scientific State of California, created the union system, or "Enlightened Science", as a way of helping humanity as a whole do this, believing that ancient superstitions like religion, ethnicity, and tribalism, and the identity politics that they fueled, had torn humanity apart and caused the Collapse. Results thus far have been mixed.



* RagnarokProofing: The Space Needle in what's left of UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} is still standing in 2152, having survived both WorldWarIII and a massive earthquake. It is currently used by the Panamerican military as an observation/broadcast tower, with Queen Anne Hill and the Seattle Center now a military base.



* TheSociopath: The vampires are an entire species of these, seeing themselves as the {{Ubermensch}}.
* TheSocialDarwinist: Panamerica on a society-wide level.
** Japan is a more mild version of this, utilizing its pass-or-die national exam in an attempt to improve Japanese society.
** Vampires more often then not have this attitude as well.

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* TheSociopath: TheRez: The vampires are Navajo Nation became an entire species important part of these, seeing themselves as the {{Ubermensch}}.
post-Collapse Arizona government after Phoenix and Tucson were nuked and the Colorado River valley was [[BigDamPlot flooded]].
* TheSocialDarwinist: RightWingMilitiaFanatic: The founders of Panamerica on a society-wide level.
** Japan is a more mild version of this, utilizing its pass-or-die national exam in an attempt
started out as this.
* RoswellThatEndsWell: The Syndicate used the Roswell UFO
to improve Japanese society.
** Vampires more often then not have this attitude
shoot down the ICBM aimed at Area 51, ensuring the base's survival as well.a bunker for the Emergency Government.



** The Alice Everdeen, Agent 701 series in Canada is equivalent to [[Franchise/JamesBond James Bond]], with the titular character being named for [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen.]]
** One update shows the Panamerican equivalent to [[Series/TopGear Top Gear]], analyzing Canadian cars.
* ShowWithinAShow: An interlude involves a Canadian teenager watching a cliched InUniverse young adult dystopian fiction flick, complete with the obligatory LoveTriangle. The dystopian society in question being an expansionist version of neighbouring California, it's still part of Canada's PropagandaMachine.
* VampiresAreSexGods: UpToEleven with the Alaskan vampires, who are not only described as incredibly beautiful, but use their durability to engage in some pretty...horrific kinks with each other. Which they broadcast to Canada just to horrify their enemy.

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** The Alice ''Alice Everdeen, Agent 701 701'' series in Canada is equivalent to [[Franchise/JamesBond James Bond]], with the titular character being named for [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen.Everdeen]].
** One update shows the Panamerican equivalent to ''Series/TopGear'', analyzing and making fun of Canadian cars with plenty of CulturalPosturing on the part of the hosts.
** The leader of a plot to assassinate the Panamerican President was named Jennie Shrader. The full name of the actress who played Katniss Everdeen is [[Creator/JenniferLawrence Jennifer Shrader Lawrence]].
** Panamerica calls its DeadlyGame between hordes of teenagers the Literature/BattleRoyale.
** The feral, zombie-like monsters that the Emergency Government accidentally unleashed in Nevada are called [[Series/{{Firefly}} Reavers]].
** Neo-Eden is run by an AI with eyes and ears [[BigBrotherIsWatching all over the arcology]] and the mentality of an AlphaBitch. [[Series/PrettyLittleLiars Her first initial is 'A'.
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** One update shows Vampires take advantage of the Panamerican equivalent long Alaskan winter to [[Series/TopGear Top Gear]], analyzing Canadian cars.
run wild over the state... ''ComicBook/ThirtyDaysOfNight'', anyone?
* ShowWithinAShow: An interlude involves a Canadian teenager watching ShowWithinAShow:
** A pair of interludes involve ''The Enlightened'',
a cliched InUniverse young adult dystopian fiction flick, complete with the obligatory LoveTriangle. The film is part of Panamerica's PropagandaMachine, with the dystopian society in question being an expansionist version of neighbouring California, it's still part neighboring California that's been taken over by {{Satan}}.
** Numerous Canadian films are described or alluded to, including the ''Alice Everdeen, Agent 701'' series
of Canada's PropagandaMachine.
SpyFiction films, a vampire war movie called ''Watch on the Stikine'', and a film called ''The Shroud Over Whistler'' that's described as ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight'' [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/RedDawn1984''.
* SilkHidingSteel: The ladies of Theta Pi are proper {{Southern Belle}}s trained in manners, dress, finance, and [[AmazonBrigade assassination]].
* TheSociopath: The vampires are an entire species of these, seeing themselves as the {{Ubermensch}}.
* TheSocialDarwinist:
** Panamerica on a society-wide level.
** Japan is a more mild version of this, utilizing its pass-or-die national exam in an attempt to improve Japanese society.
** Vampires more often then not have this attitude as well.
* StepfordSuburbia: The janissaries' communities in Alaska are described in these terms, even being explicitly called "the Stepford dream".
* ThreeLawsCompliant: Abigail was supposed to be this. She found loopholes.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: [[invoked]] In-universe, the Alice Everdeen comics and films are referred to as reflecting the mood, culture, and politics of Canadian society at the time each of them were created. It started with the violent and angrily political graphic novels written in the 2080s after Panamerica's humiliation of the country, turned more [[GrayAndGrayMorality self-critical and morally cloudy]] in the '90s and 2100s with the first wave of film adaptations (made as the bitter revanchism of the '80s was mellowing out), became glitzy and glamorous in the 2120s and '30s (a time of political stability, prosperity, and detente with Panamerica and California), and got a YoungerAndHipper reboot in the '40s that was quickly seen as a DorkAge. Finally, the newest film released in 2152 reflects the increasingly xenophobic and nationalist turn in Canadian society at the time.
* VampiresAreSexGods: UpToEleven with the Alaskan vampires, who are not only described as incredibly beautiful, but use their durability to engage in some pretty... horrific kinks with each other.other and their human slaves. Which they broadcast to Canada just to horrify their enemy.


** Barbados is another deconstruction. The population's hedonism is the result of crossing the DespairEventHorizon and regarding the state they have to live in as inescapable.

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** Barbados is another deconstruction.[[PlayedForDrama plays this for drama]]. The population's hedonism is the result of crossing the DespairEventHorizon and regarding the state they have to live in as inescapable.


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* ShowWithinAShow: An interlude involves a Canadian teenager watching a cliched InUniverse young adult dystopian fiction flick, complete with the obligatory LoveTriangle. The dystopian society in question being an expansionist version of neighbouring California, it's still part of Canada's PropagandaMachine.


* HopeSpot: Several updates hint at the possibility that some things in that part of the world might get better.
** The Israel section shares that a teenager living in the arcology has become aware of Abigail's evil intentions and is plotting to overthrow her.
** One young Elizabeth Fell ended up getting amnesia after falling off a cliff and it is implied she will be exposed to more humanity as she recovers from her injuries.
** Theta Pi seems likely to force reform onto the repressive nations that have arisen in the South, thanks to its widespread reach and influence.
** This goes back and forth with the Rosehaven update, which discusses the plans by the USEG to reach out to Rosehaven to find a cure for the Reavers. It mentions that the Elizabeths would succeed in developing a treatment-but then deduce the existence of TheGreys and demand one for study. The USEG would inevitably refuse and this would likely spark a major war with Rosehaven, involving biological weapons and, though Rosehaven wouldn't necessarily win, it would devastate what remains of the world. And should Rosehaven actually capture an alien, their response would be...[[AlienInvasion extreme]].


** Barbados: looks the way it does in modern tourism ads. And is actually like that...just with the added risk of getting killed in the island-wide truth-or-dare game.



* HopeSpot: Several updates hint at the possibility that some things in that part of the world might get better.
** The Israel section shares that a teenager living in the arcology has become aware of Abigail's evil intentions and is plotting to overthrow her.
** One young Elizabeth Fell ended up getting amnesia after falling off a cliff and it is implied she will be exposed to more humanity as she recovers from her injuries.
** Theta Pi seems likely to force reform onto the repressive nations that have arisen in the South, thanks to its widespread reach and influence.
** This goes back and forth with the Rosehaven update, which discusses the plans by the USEG to reach out to Rosehaven to find a cure for the Reavers. It mentions that the Elizabeths would succeed in developing a treatment-but then deduce the existence of TheGreys and demand one for study. The USEG would inevitably refuse and this would likely spark a major war with Rosehaven, involving biological weapons and, though Rosehaven wouldn't necessarily win, it would devastate what remains of the world. And should Rosehaven actually capture an alien, their response would be...[[AlienInvasion extreme]].



** Panamerica is full of these. It was founded by survivalists and radicals who hated the oppression inflicted by societal elites. The society they created was far more stratified, elitist and oppressive than the one it replaced. Additionally, it claims its dedication to religious values and national defense, but simultaneously is the nation that has proven most vulnerable to vampire infiltration.



* [[Main/Mutants Mutants]]: Common in the (currently growing) Everglades now, including massive pythons and alligators and fish-men, among other things.



** The current leader of Alaska is named after two characters from [[Literature/Twilight Twilight]].




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* TheVirus: The Reaver virus, accidentally created by the United States Emergency Government. It's a virus that produces zombie-esque symptoms in infectees (though they retain more intelligence than most zombies, allowing them to use tools) and overwhelmed most of Area 51 before being contained. And even then, the infection has spread to parts of Nevada.


** The Alice Everdeen, Agent 701 series in Canada is equivalent to [[Franchise/JamesBond]], with the titular character being named for [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen.]]
** The current leader of Alaska is named after two characters from [[Literature/Twilight]].
** One update shows the Panamerican equivalent to [[Series/TopGear]], analyzing Canadian cars.

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** The Alice Everdeen, Agent 701 series in Canada is equivalent to [[Franchise/JamesBond]], [[Franchise/JamesBond James Bond]], with the titular character being named for [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen.]]
** The current leader of Alaska is named after two characters from [[Literature/Twilight]].
[[Literature/Twilight Twilight]].
** One update shows the Panamerican equivalent to [[Series/TopGear]], [[Series/TopGear Top Gear]], analyzing Canadian cars.


* DeadlyGame: The Battle Royale in Panamerica, a deathmatch inspired by [[Literature/TheHungerGames]].

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* DeadlyGame: The Battle Royale in Panamerica, a deathmatch inspired by [[Literature/TheHungerGames]].[[Literature/TheHungerGames the Hunger Games]].


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** Barbados is another deconstruction. The population's hedonism is the result of crossing the DespairEventHorizon and regarding the state they have to live in as inescapable.


*BenevolentConspiracy: The Theta Pi sisterhood, in comparison to the rigid regimes dominating the southern US and in comparison to the Syndicate that founded the United States Emergency Government, which did so for their own gain.



** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess.

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** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess. The background of the USEG is reminiscent of [[Series/TheXFiles the Syndicate.]]


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*ClarkesThirdLaw: Rosehaven's nuns exploit this trope, passing off their extremely advanced medical technology as miracles.


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*DealWithTheDevil: Barbados fell victim to this post-collapse. Essentially, the inhabitants of Barbados got to reclaim their prewar standards of luxury in return for participation in a deadly version of truth-or-dare.
*DeadlyGame: The Battle Royale in Panamerica, a deathmatch inspired by [[Literature/TheHungerGames]].
**The version of truth or dare almost all of Barbados must participate in also qualifies.


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**Rosehaven uses a modified version of this to disguise their advanced medical science and cloning technology as "miracles" from Gaia.
*MesACrowd: Rosehaven's nuns are all clones of the original Elizabeth Fell, who died as she was born. This helps feed into the Gaian cult that props up their power, as the Elizabeths can convincingly claim they are in fact immortal by swapping older clones for younger ones.


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*PathOfInspiration: The Gaia-worshipping cult that dominates Britain. It originated from the teachings of an "alternative medicine" guru who was overthrown by the mother of the first generation of Elizabeth Fells.


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*TheSocialDarwinist: Panamerica on a society-wide level.
**Japan is a more mild version of this, utilizing its pass-or-die national exam in an attempt to improve Japanese society.
**Vampires more often then not have this attitude as well.
*ShoutOut: Besides the factions making up the setting itself:
**The Alice Everdeen, Agent 701 series in Canada is equivalent to [[Franchise/JamesBond]], with the titular character being named for [[Literature/TheHungerGames Katniss Everdeen.]]
**The current leader of Alaska is named after two characters from [[Literature/Twilight]].
**One update shows the Panamerican equivalent to [[Series/TopGear]], analyzing Canadian cars.


* CastOfExpies: Virtually every major state is taken from various Dystopias from YA novels and trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:
** [[FallenStatesOfAmerica The Confederacy of]] [[{{Eagleland}} Panamerica]]: Panem from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' with an added dose of Christian conservatism and American exceptionalism, the impetus for their version of Panem's DeadlyGame coming from their [[CrazySurvivalist survivalist]]/[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia]] background and the [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinist]] attitudes they idealize as a result. Their ArchEnemy is naturally...
** ...[[CanadaEh Canada (Nanaimo Government)]]: A reimagining of District 13, but with a mix of Canadian egalitarian progressivism and the [[Literature/StarshipTroopers Terran Federation's]] militarism and xenophobia.
** The Scientific State of California: Chicago from ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' as an imperialistic military power that is trying to forcibly spread its secular, pseudoscientific faction system as far as possible, having been founded by a Silicon Valley tech guru and his acolytes as they sought to apply science (as they understood it, at least) to the job of fixing the world.
** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess.
** The Republic of Korea: The world of ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' reimagined as descended from South Korean media obsession and plastic surgery, a world where nobody feels sadness or fear while buried underneath the waves, with the ocean-dwelling denizens arrogant and armed with torpedoes.



* FountainOfExpies: Virtually every major state is taken from various Dystopias from YA novels and trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:
** [[FallenStatesOfAmerica The Confederacy of]] [[{{Eagleland}} Panamerica]]: Panem from ''Literature/TheHungerGames'' with an added dose of Christian conservatism and American exceptionalism, the impetus for their version of Panem's DeadlyGame coming from their [[CrazySurvivalist survivalist]]/[[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia]] background and the [[TheSocialDarwinist social Darwinist]] attitudes they idealize as a result. Their ArchEnemy is naturally...
** ...[[CanadaEh Canada (Nanaimo Government)]]: A reimagining of District 13, but with a mix of Canadian egalitarian progressivism and the [[Literature/StarshipTroopers Terran Federation's]] militarism and xenophobia.
** The Scientific State of California: Chicago from ''{{Literature/Divergent}}'' as an imperialistic military power that is trying to forcibly spread its secular, pseudoscientific faction system as far as possible, having been founded by a Silicon Valley tech guru and his acolytes as they sought to apply science (as they understood it, at least) to the job of fixing the world.
** [[Literature/TheMazeRunner United States Emergency Government]]: WICKED/WCKD from ''Literature/TheMazeRunner'' as a remnant of the US government (specifically, [[AncientConspiracy its secret societies]]) making deals with aliens and generally being suspicious. They created the maze after a screw-up on their watch caused TheGreys to get tough on them and force them to clean up their own mess.
** The Republic of Korea: The world of ''Literature/{{Uglies}}'' reimagined as descended from South Korean media obsession and plastic surgery, a world where nobody feels sadness or fear while buried underneath the waves, with the ocean-dwelling denizens arrogant and armed with torpedoes.


* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the YA Dystopia genre, taking various Dystopias from YA novels and trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of DividedStatesOfAmerica: Specifically, divided between a very weird flavor of borderline-fascism in Panamerica, the YA Dystopia genre, taking cultish 'science' of California, the Illuminati alien dealings of the USEG, and smaller powers like Theta Pi.
* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Played with, in that while the imperial California is morally dubious at its best, the republic it compares itself to, Panamerica, is often even worse. Played straight in that Canada, a functioning democratic republic (albeit a single-party one), is better than both of them, even if it too is morally dubious.
* FountainOfExpies: Virtually every major state is taken from
various Dystopias from YA novels and trying to find some way to make them all fit in the same universe while also providing plausible reasons for their existence. Examples include:



* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Specifically, divided between a very weird flavor of borderline-fascism in Panamerica, the cultish 'science' of California, the Illuminati alien dealings of the USEG, and smaller powers like Theta Pi.
* GoodRepublicEvilEmpire: Played with, in that while the imperial California is morally dubious at its best, the republic it compares itself to, Panamerica, is often even worse. Played straight in that Canada, a functioning democratic republic (albeit a single-party one), is better than both of them, even if it too is morally dubious.

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