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* DirtyCommunists: Utopia sounds a lot like a communist paradise. Nobody owns anything, people live together in communes, everyone takes what they need from warehouses when they need it, the state provides free hospitals, everyone has a job and works when they want (provided it meets a minimum of six hours a day), and generally everyone is happy with their lives.
* UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism: The general Utopian political philosophy. Everyone works, everyone lives in the same sort of houses and wears the same clothes, eats the same food, etc. because it makes a comparatively high standard of living for everyone.

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* DirtyCommunists: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Utopia sounds a lot like a communist paradise. Nobody owns anything, people live together in communes, everyone takes what they need from warehouses when they need it, the state provides free hospitals, everyone has a job and works when they want (provided it meets a minimum of six hours a day), and generally everyone is happy with their lives.
* UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism: ForHappiness: The general Utopian political philosophy. Everyone works, everyone lives in the same sort of houses and wears the same clothes, eats the same food, etc. because it makes a comparatively high standard of living for everyone.



* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] and {{Subverted}}. There is no heresy on Utopia -- the majority religion is some kind of sun worship, but the inhabitants have many faiths. However, atheism is frowned upon [[HollywoodAtheist because of the suspicion that a person with no religion has no reason to be moral]]. Even then, they aren't killed, enslaved, or otherwise punished for their lack of belief, merely sent to speak with the priests in an effort to change their minds.

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* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] and {{Subverted}}.{{subverted}}. There is no heresy on Utopia -- the majority religion is some kind of sun worship, but the inhabitants have many faiths. However, atheism is frowned upon [[HollywoodAtheist because of the suspicion that a person with no religion has no reason to be moral]]. Even then, they aren't killed, enslaved, or otherwise punished for their lack of belief, merely sent to speak with the priests in an effort to change their minds.



* MercyKill: Voluntary euthanasia is available to those who are too ill to work and are in constant pain. No one is forced into it, however, and suicide is otherwise discouraged.

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* MercyKill: Voluntary euthanasia is available to those who are too ill to work and are in constant pain. No one is forced into it, however, and suicide is otherwise discouraged.discouraged, with those who do it being [[DueToTheDead denied burial rites]] (this was the actual practice in England during More's time).



* NoSexAllowed: Unmarried persons are not permitted to have sex before marriage, under the hypothesis that no one would marry if they could just have sex. Anyone caught doing so is not allowed to marry (and by extension, have sex) at all.

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* NoSexAllowed: Unmarried persons are not permitted to have sex before marriage, under the hypothesis that no one would marry if they could just have sex. Anyone caught doing so is not allowed to marry (and by extension, have sex) at all. Adultery is also punished by enslavement.



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. When Utopians are at war, they offer a lot of money and land to anyone who hands over the rulers of that country, and they always keep their agreement. (After all, if they don't follow through, it won't work next time).

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Averted. When Utopians are at war, they offer a lot of money and land to anyone who hands over the rulers of that country, and they always keep their agreement. (After agreement (after all, if they don't follow through, it won't work next time).



* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems: Utopia uses a ''lot'' of these. In fact, they fight fairly dirty when they do go to war, given that they are willing to lose all of their money but none of their citizens.
* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies Moore saw such a world to be impossible. Additionally, many of the features of this world [[SocietyMarchesOn aren't exactly what people today would call ideal]]: communal living, a lack of privacy and personal possessions, slavery, lifelong leaders, all of it seems to have more in common with a modern view of a {{Dystopia}}.

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* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems: Utopia uses a ''lot'' of these. In fact, they fight fairly dirty when they do go to war, given that they are willing to lose all of their money but none of their citizens.
* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies Moore saw such a world to be impossible. Additionally, many of the features of this world [[SocietyMarchesOn aren't exactly what people today would call ideal]]: communal living, a lack of privacy and personal possessions, slavery, lifelong leaders, all of it seems to have more in common with a modern view of a {{Dystopia}}.{{dystopia}}.


* NobleSavage: Probably averted. Despite being a New World island, Utopia was founded by Utopos, who was apparently from the Old World. Before his conquest it was called Abraxa, which translator Paul Turner speculates comes from the Greek for "no trousers."

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* NobleSavage: Probably averted. Despite being a New World island, Utopia was founded by Utopos, who was apparently from the Old World. Before his conquest conquest, it was called Abraxa, which translator Paul Turner speculates comes from the Greek for "no trousers."



* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies Moore saw such a world to be impossible.
** Additionally, many of the features of this world [[SocietyMarchesOn aren't exactly what people today would call ideal]]: communal living, a lack of privacy and personal possessions, slavery, lifelong leaders, all of it seems to have more in common with a modern view of a {{Dystopia}}.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or heavy articles to punish and humiliate criminals.
** Utopians also see gold as worthless in the direct sense -- yes, it's shiny, but it's too soft and heavy to be useful. Iron, which makes tools, is far more valuable to them.

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* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies Moore saw such a world to be impossible. \n** Additionally, many of the features of this world [[SocietyMarchesOn aren't exactly what people today would call ideal]]: communal living, a lack of privacy and personal possessions, slavery, lifelong leaders, all of it seems to have more in common with a modern view of a {{Dystopia}}.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or heavy articles to punish and humiliate criminals. \n** Utopians also see gold as worthless in the direct sense -- yes, it's shiny, but it's too soft and heavy to be useful. Iron, which makes tools, is far more valuable to them.


* IndecisiveDeconstruction: It clearly has Plato's ''Literature/TheRepublic'' in its sights, especially in Raphael's early comments about philosophers and kings. While Plato thought kings would want wise men as advisers (being [[ThePhilosopherKing philosophers themselves]]), Raphael remarks that kings really want advice on how to gain more money, land, and power, and that he would be just as likely to tell them they already had enough, thus making himself unpopular. Accordingly, it's hard to tell whether ''Utopia'' is a genuine effort to describe the perfect society or [[IndecisiveParody a parodic sneer at the very idea]].


* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies More saw such a world to be impossible.

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* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies More Moore saw such a world to be impossible. impossible.
** Additionally, many of the features of this world [[SocietyMarchesOn aren't exactly what people today would call ideal]]: communal living, a lack of privacy and personal possessions, slavery, lifelong leaders, all of it seems to have more in common with a modern view of a {{Dystopia}}.


While in Flanders on business, More and his associate Peter Giles run into a New World traveler named Raphael, whose perspective on the many different social worlds causes him to see England's particular woes and flaws in a clearer light. When he begins to describe Utopia, a remarkable island on which he lived a number of years, More and his companion are fascinated and take him aside for a whole afternoon to hear more about Utopia and its laws, customs, and so on -- this account takes up most of the book. Afterward, More concludes that he would like to see England adopt the same system, though he doubts it ever could.

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While in Flanders on business, More and his associate Peter Giles run into a New World traveler named Raphael, whose travels have exposed him to many other societies and given him a new perspective on the many different social worlds causes him from which to see judge England's particular woes and flaws in a clearer light. and foibles. When he begins to describe Utopia, a remarkable island on which he lived a number of years, More and his companion Giles are fascinated and take him aside for a whole afternoon to hear more about Utopia and its laws, customs, and so on -- this account takes up most of the book. Afterward, More concludes that he would like to see England adopt the same system, though he doubts it ever could.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Utopians won't take land -- either as colonies or as part of an existing city's holdings -- unless they have enough people to farm it, and anyone who asks for political office is deemed unworthy and disqualified.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Utopians won't take land -- either as colonies or as part of an existing city's holdings -- unless they have enough people to farm it, and anyone who asks for seeks political office is deemed unworthy and disqualified.disqualified just for asking.



* BigBrotherIsWatching: There is no privacy in Utopia. There are no places for private gatherings on the island to keep all men in full view, so as to ensure they all behave.

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* BigBrotherIsWatching: There is no privacy in Utopia. There are no places for private gatherings on the island to keep all men in full view, so as to ensure they all behave. Even most meals are communal, with a seating arrangement that prevents peers from sitting next to each other.



* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] and {{Subverted}}. All religious views are tolerated in Utopia: sun worship, moon worship, planet worship, ancestor worship, monotheism, etc. It's atheists that are hated [[HollywoodAtheist due to the fears that they have no need to act moral without a god and thus will break the laws for their own gain]]. However, they aren't killed, enslaved, or otherwise punished for their lack of belief, but merely sent to speak with the priests to change their minds.

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* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] and {{Subverted}}. All religious views are tolerated in Utopia: There is no heresy on Utopia -- the majority religion is some kind of sun worship, moon worship, planet worship, ancestor worship, monotheism, etc. It's atheists that are hated but the inhabitants have many faiths. However, atheism is frowned upon [[HollywoodAtheist due to because of the fears suspicion that they have a person with no need religion has no reason to act moral without a god and thus will break the laws for their own gain]]. However, be moral]]. Even then, they aren't killed, enslaved, or otherwise punished for their lack of belief, but merely sent to speak with the priests in an effort to change their minds.



* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or heavy articles to punish and humiliate severe criminals.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or heavy articles to punish and humiliate severe criminals.criminals.
** Utopians also see gold as worthless in the direct sense -- yes, it's shiny, but it's too soft and heavy to be useful. Iron, which makes tools, is far more valuable to them.


* BigBrotherIsWatching: There is no privacy in Utopia. There are no places for private gatherings on the island to keep all men in full view, so as to ensure they all behave.



* DirtyCommunists: Utopia sounds a lot like a communist paradise. Nobody owns anything, people live together in communes, everyone takes what they need from warehouses when they need it, the state provides free hospitals, everyone has a job and works when they want (provided it meets a minimum of six hours a day), and generally everyone is happy with their lives.



* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Utopia

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* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] UtopiaInverted]] and {{Subverted}}. All religious views are tolerated in Utopia: sun worship, moon worship, planet worship, ancestor worship, monotheism, etc. It's atheists that are hated [[HollywoodAtheist due to the fears that they have no need to act moral without a god and thus will break the laws for their own gain]]. However, they aren't killed, enslaved, or otherwise punished for their lack of belief, but merely sent to speak with the priests to change their minds.



* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted instead of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.

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* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted instead of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor. Unlike most other cases of slavery, Utopian slaves can be released for good behavior.

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* IllegalReligion: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Utopia


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* RegionalRedecoration: Utopia used to be a peninsula until Utopos ordered a 15-mile wide canal to be dug to separate it from the mainland.


* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Utopia is a crescent-shaped island with a circular harbor in the center. It was originally part of a larger land mass but was cut off by Utopos, his soldiers, and the locals cutting a channel through the isthmus to make it a true island. (Needless to say, a ''lot'' of this is geographically suspect -- but then it's not like Utopia actually exists).

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* ArrangedMarriage: Implied to be the usual way, though the participants have some say in whether or not to accept. Apparently it's a custom that the prospective bride and groom can see the other naked before making a decision.
* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Utopia is a crescent-shaped island with a circular harbor in the center. It was originally part of a larger land mass but was cut off by Utopos, using the labor of his soldiers, soldiers and the locals cutting locals, cut a channel through the isthmus to make it a true island. (Needless to say, a ''lot'' of this is geographically suspect -- but then it's not like Utopia actually exists).


* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time...

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* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time... [[UnbuiltTrope However]], the fact that it also means "no place" implies More saw such a world to be impossible.


''Utopia'' is a 1516 philosophical treatise by UsefulNotes/ThomasMore, detailing the government and customs of a certain island nation which has (possibly) created the ideal society. TropeNamer for {{Utopia}} (lit. "good place") and by extension {{Dystopia}} ("wrong/bad place"). The name itself is a pun on the Greek ou (no/not) vs eu (good) -- the island is "no place;" which is to say, entirely fictional.

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''Utopia'' is a 1516 philosophical treatise by UsefulNotes/ThomasMore, detailing the government and customs of a certain island nation which has (possibly) created the ideal society. TropeNamer for {{Utopia}} (lit. "good place") and by extension {{Dystopia}} ("wrong/bad place"). The name itself is a pun on the Greek ou ''ou'' (no/not) vs eu ''eu'' (good) -- the island is "no place;" which is to say, entirely fictional.



* FairForItsDay: Some of Utopia's customs are shockingly progressive. There's no real penalty for heresy, for example (in RealLife, More favored the ''execution'' of heretics), and divorce is allowed, though highly discouraged.



* IndecisiveDeconstruction: It clearly has Plato's ''Literature/TheRepublic'' in its sights, especially in Raphael's early comments about philosophers and kings. While Plato thought kings would want wise men as advisers (being [[ThePhilosopherKing philosophers themselves]]), Raphael remarks that kings really want advice on how to gain more money, land, and power, and that he would be just as likely to tell them they already had enough, thus making himself unpopular.

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: It clearly has Plato's ''Literature/TheRepublic'' in its sights, especially in Raphael's early comments about philosophers and kings. While Plato thought kings would want wise men as advisers (being [[ThePhilosopherKing philosophers themselves]]), Raphael remarks that kings really want advice on how to gain more money, land, and power, and that he would be just as likely to tell them they already had enough, thus making himself unpopular. Accordingly, it's hard to tell whether ''Utopia'' is a genuine effort to describe the perfect society or [[IndecisiveParody a parodic sneer at the very idea]].


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* MercyKill: Voluntary euthanasia is available to those who are too ill to work and are in constant pain. No one is forced into it, however, and suicide is otherwise discouraged.


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*NoSexAllowed: Unmarried persons are not permitted to have sex before marriage, under the hypothesis that no one would marry if they could just have sex. Anyone caught doing so is not allowed to marry (and by extension, have sex) at all.


''Utopia'' is a 1516 philosophical treatise by UsefulNotes/ThomasMore, detailing the government and customs of a certain island nation which has (possibly) created the ideal society. TropeNamer for {{Utopia}} (lit. "good place") and by extension {{Dystopia}} ("wrong place"). The name itself is a pun on the Greek ou (no/not) vs eu (good) -- the island is "no place;" which is to say, entirely fictional.

While in Flanders on business, More and his associate Peter Giles run into a New World traveler named Raphael Nonsenso, whose perspective on the many different social worlds causes him to see England's particular woes and flaws in a clear light. When he begins to describe Utopia, a remarkable island on which he lived a number of years, More and his companion are fascinated and take him aside for a whole afternoon to hear more about Utopia and its laws, customs, and so on -- this account takes up most of the book. Afterward, More concludes that he would like to see England adopt the same system, though he doubts it ever could.

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''Utopia'' is a 1516 philosophical treatise by UsefulNotes/ThomasMore, detailing the government and customs of a certain island nation which has (possibly) created the ideal society. TropeNamer for {{Utopia}} (lit. "good place") and by extension {{Dystopia}} ("wrong ("wrong/bad place"). The name itself is a pun on the Greek ou (no/not) vs eu (good) -- the island is "no place;" which is to say, entirely fictional.

While in Flanders on business, More and his associate Peter Giles run into a New World traveler named Raphael Nonsenso, Raphael, whose perspective on the many different social worlds causes him to see England's particular woes and flaws in a clear clearer light. When he begins to describe Utopia, a remarkable island on which he lived a number of years, More and his companion are fascinated and take him aside for a whole afternoon to hear more about Utopia and its laws, customs, and so on -- this account takes up most of the book. Afterward, More concludes that he would like to see England adopt the same system, though he doubts it ever could.



*AmbitionIsEvil: Utopians won't take land -- either as colonies or as part of an existing city's holdings -- unless they have enough people to farm it, and anyone who asks for political office is deemed unworthy and disqualified.



* FairForItsDay: Some of Utopia's customs are shockingly progressive. There's no real penalty for heresy, for example (in RealLife, More favored the ''execution'' of heretics), and divorce is allowed, though highly discouraged.



* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted in the place of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.

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* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted in the place instead of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.


* NobleSavage: Probably averted. Despite being a New World island, Utopia was founded by Utopos, who was apparently from the Old World. Before his conquest it was called Abraxa, which translator Paul Turner speculates comes from the Italian for "no trousers."

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* NobleSavage: Probably averted. Despite being a New World island, Utopia was founded by Utopos, who was apparently from the Old World. Before his conquest it was called Abraxa, which translator Paul Turner speculates comes from the Italian Greek for "no trousers."


* ArtisticLicenseGeography: Utopia is a crescent-shaped island with a circular harbor in the center. It was originally part of a larger land mass but was cut off by Utopos, his soldiers, and the locals cutting a channel through the isthmus to make it a true island. (Needless to say, a ''lot'' of this is geographically suspect -- but then it's not like Utopia actually exists).

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* ArtisticLicenseGeography: *ArtisticLicenseGeography: Utopia is a crescent-shaped island with a circular harbor in the center. center. It was originally part of a larger land mass but was cut off by Utopos, his soldiers, and the locals cutting a channel through the isthmus to make it a true island. (Needless to say, a ''lot'' of this is geographically suspect -- but then it's not like Utopia actually exists).



* FramingDevice: Ostensibly the main part of the book (describing Utopia and some other islands) is just More's transcription of what Raphael said. More even includes a couple of letters -- one to Giles asking him to check the accuracy and one from Giles saying he thinks it's correct.

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* FramingDevice: Ostensibly the main part of the book (describing Utopia and some other islands) is just More's transcription of what Raphael said. More even includes a couple of letters -- one to Giles asking him to check the accuracy and one from Giles saying he thinks it's correct.



* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted in the place of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.

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* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted in the place of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.



* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStrategems: Utopia uses a ''lot'' of these. In fact, they fight fairly dirty when they do go to war, given that they are willing to lose all of their money but none of their citizens.

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* UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStrategems: *UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStratagems: Utopia uses a ''lot'' of these. these. In fact, they fight fairly dirty when they do go to war, given that they are willing to lose all of their money but none of their citizens.


*ArtisticLicenseGeography: Utopia is a crescent-shaped island with a circular harbor in the center. It was originally part of a larger land mass but was cut off by Utopos, his soldiers, and the locals cutting a channel through the isthmus to make it a true island. (Needless to say, a ''lot'' of this is geographically suspect -- but then it's not like Utopia actually exists).



* FramingDevice: Ostensibly the main part of the book (describing Utopia and some other islands) is just More's transcription of what Raphael said. More even includes a couple of letters -- one to Giles asking him to check the accuracy and one from Giles saying he thinks it's correct.



* MadeASlave: The usual punishment inflicted in the place of imprisonment on Utopia and a few other islands. After all, slaves are still useful labor.



* TheUnreveal: More prefaces the work with two "letters" from his correspondence with Giles. One of his questions is where, exactly, Utopia is -- Giles answers that a servant made some noise at exactly the wrong moment, so he doesn't know either. Oh well...
* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or as heavy articles to punish and humiliate severe criminals.

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* TheUnreveal: More prefaces the work with two "letters" from his correspondence with Giles. One of his questions is where, exactly, Utopia is -- Giles answers that a servant made some noise someone starting coughing at exactly the wrong moment, so he doesn't know either. Oh well...
*UsefulNotes/TheThirtySixStrategems: Utopia uses a ''lot'' of these. In fact, they fight fairly dirty when they do go to war, given that they are willing to lose all of their money but none of their citizens.
* {{Utopia}}: The TropeNamer. No one is poor, no one is starving or homeless, no one is forced to work more than six hours a day and has generous amounts of leisure time.
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: Invoked. Utopians know the purchasing power of gold and jewels, but in order to keep themselves from growing attached to them, gems are given to little children as nursery toys and gold is used to make chamber pots, slave chains, or as heavy articles to punish and humiliate severe criminals.

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