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* ''Literature/EveOfMan''


* In ''George and the Ship of Time'', the sixth and final book in the ''[[Literature/GeorgesSecretKeyToTheUniverse George's Secret Key to the Universe]]'' series George, having [[spoiler: left Earth on the ''Artemis'' at the end of the previous book]], arrives in one of these when the ''Artemis'' finally touches down. It is the year 2081, George having taken off in 2018, although thanks to TimeDilation George is still a young boy. In this dystopia, two corporations took over the world in an event known as the Great Disruption, one of them named Eden and led by a man named [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trellis Dump]], with the other only referred to as 'Other Side' and led by a woman named Bimbolina Kimobolina. Most people don't have access to any form of transport apart from walking and are dressed in medieval clothes, although the rich literally live above the clouds.

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* In ''George and the Ship of Time'', the sixth and final book in the ''[[Literature/GeorgesSecretKeyToTheUniverse George's Secret Key to the Universe]]'' series George, having [[spoiler: left Earth on the ''Artemis'' at the end of the previous book]], arrives in one of these when the ''Artemis'' finally touches down. It is the year 2081, George having taken off in 2018, although thanks to TimeDilation George is still a young boy. In this dystopia, two corporations took over the world in an event known as the Great Disruption, one of them named Eden and led by a man named [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Trellis Trellis]] [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Dump]], with the other only referred to as 'Other Side' and led by a woman named Bimbolina Kimobolina. Most people don't have access to any form of transport apart from walking and are dressed in medieval clothes, although the rich literally live above the clouds.


* ''Literature/NatalieMooshabrsMice'' is set in a country that is only vaguely alluded to by names or background events. The state is controlled by a dictator Albin Rappelschlund who governs the country, nominally with support from the rightful ruler Duchess Augusta. The civilization and technology of the country appear advanced � there is metro, satellite transmission, television broadcasting, and flights to the Moon are common; however, this bizarrely contrasts with things like child labour, horse-drawn wagons, rural-like inns in the capital city or State Office for suppressing and annihilating witchcraft. People fear everything and cannot trust one another, so this vision of society is certainly very bleak with very unsettling feel.

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* ''Literature/NatalieMooshabrsMice'' ''Literature/OfMiceAndMooshaber'' is set in a country that is only vaguely alluded to by names or background events. The state is controlled by a dictator Albin Rappelschlund who governs the country, nominally with support from the rightful ruler Duchess Augusta. The civilization and technology of the country appear advanced � advanced, there is metro, satellite transmission, television broadcasting, and flights to the Moon are common; however, this bizarrely contrasts with things like child labour, horse-drawn wagons, rural-like inns in the capital city or State Office for suppressing and annihilating witchcraft. People fear everything and cannot trust one another, so this vision of society is certainly very bleak with very unsettling feel.


* CrapsackWorld: What [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] and most dictionaries define Dystopia as, though in the context of this trope not all Crapsack Worlds are politically-charged Dystopias.

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* CrapsackWorld: What [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki]] and most dictionaries define Dystopia as, though in the context of this trope Though not all Crapsack Worlds are politically-charged Dystopias.


Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, it is one-note.

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Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be to clearly be the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, it is one-note.


Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, its one note.

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Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, its one note.
it is one-note.


* Creator/TomKratman's ''{{Literature/Caliphate}}'': Revolves around a brutal, tyrannical Islamic state after fundamentalists hijack democracy with their superior numbers to take control of most of Western Europe and Northern Africa. Drawing, music and entertainment are forbidden and heavily policed, Christians are tolerated so long as they give up their civil rights and get treated as second class citizens by paying up the jizya tax (they are also forbidden to convert to Islam because the Caliphate is heavily dependent on it). Christian boys are taken to become [[ChildSoldiers janissaries]] while girls can be treated like [[SexSlave sex objects]]. Women in general (both Christians and Muslims) live under [[NoWomansLand a misogynistic hell where if they are punished if they are raped]].

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* Creator/TomKratman's ''{{Literature/Caliphate}}'': Revolves ''{{Literature/Caliphate}}'' revolves around a brutal, tyrannical Islamic state after fundamentalists hijack democracy with their superior numbers to take control of most of Western Europe and Northern Africa. Drawing, music and entertainment are forbidden and heavily policed, Christians are tolerated so long as they give up their civil rights and get treated as second class citizens by paying up the jizya tax (they are also forbidden to convert to Islam because the Caliphate is heavily dependent on it). Christian boys are taken to become [[ChildSoldiers janissaries]] while girls can be treated like [[SexSlave sex objects]]. Women in general (both Christians and Muslims) live under [[NoWomansLand a misogynistic hell where if they are punished if they are raped]].


Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government/socialism sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, its one note.

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Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "government/socialism "government sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, its one note.


Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, it is just one note.

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Often, they can be too one-note. The author is thinking "capitalism sucks!", for instance, and everything wrong with the world turns out be clearly the fault of nasty {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s and their nasty, greedy {{megacorp}}orations. Conversely, it could be "governments suck!" "government/socialism sucks!" and the corporations are the last line of defense against the evil, totalitarian [[ObstructiveBureaucrat bureaucrats]]. Either way, it is just its one note.


For when someone is actually pursuing this type of society as an end in itself, see DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans. For more types of [=Dystopias=], see YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex. For the game, click [[VideoGame/{{Dystopia}} here]]. A specific exact subtrope is the TechnoDystopia: that is, a dystopia [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caused and run by futuristic technology.]]

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For when someone is actually pursuing this type of society as an end in itself, see DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans. For more types of [=Dystopias=], see YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex. For the game, click [[VideoGame/{{Dystopia}} here]]. A specific exact subtrope is the TechnoDystopia: that is, a dystopia [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caused and run by futuristic technology.]]
technology.


* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'s'' setting is unique in that it has three different flavors of dystopia, each just as {{crapsack|World}} as the next. Do you prefer the "Lawless gangland hell, with lots of crumbling infrastructure" flavor? Check out La Mugre (eng. The Dirt). Is the "Bleak communist dictatorship with everything run by [[TheMafiya the mob]]" flavored dystopia more your style? The Den has you covered. Or maybe you're more the "Hi-tech cyberpunk dystopia with everything (and everyone) owned, enforced and manipulated by an absurdly powerful MegaCorp" type? Look no further than The Corridor.
** And they were all intentionally orchestrated by [[spoiler:[[LawEnforcementInc The Agency]] to make PoliceState look like a reasonable alternative]]. And then they also screw it up. Twice.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Crackdown}}'s'' setting is unique in that it has three different flavors of dystopia, each just as {{crapsack|World}} as the next. Do you prefer the "Lawless gangland hell, with lots of crumbling infrastructure" flavor? Check out La Mugre (eng. The Dirt). Is the "Bleak communist dictatorship with everything run by [[TheMafiya the mob]]" flavored dystopia more your style? The Den has you covered. Or maybe you're more the "Hi-tech cyberpunk dystopia with everything (and everyone) owned, enforced and manipulated by an absurdly powerful MegaCorp" type? Look no further than The Corridor.
** And they
Corridor. They were all intentionally orchestrated by [[spoiler:[[LawEnforcementInc The Agency]] to make PoliceState look like a reasonable alternative]]. And then they also screw it up. Twice.

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** And they were all intentionally orchestrated by [[spoiler:[[LawEnforcementInc The Agency]] to make PoliceState look like a reasonable alternative]]. And then they also screw it up. Twice.


For when someone is actually pursuing this type of society as an end in itself, see DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans. For more types of [=Dystopias=], see YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex. For the game, click [[VideoGame/{{Dystopia}} here]]. A specific exact subtrope is the TechnoDystopia, that is a dystopia caused and run by future technology.

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For when someone is actually pursuing this type of society as an end in itself, see DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans. For more types of [=Dystopias=], see YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex. For the game, click [[VideoGame/{{Dystopia}} here]]. A specific exact subtrope is the TechnoDystopia, TechnoDystopia: that is is, a dystopia [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin caused and run by future technology.
futuristic technology.]]


-->-- [[spoiler:'''O'Brien''']], ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''

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-->-- [[spoiler:'''O'Brien''']], ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''


* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/AWorldCalledMaanerek", the Hegemony is out to force all mankind in unity, to hold loyalty only to the Cadre. They choose their mates, who are allowed contact seldom, and all children are raised in creches. Your life position is choosen when you are bred for it, and entails burning out parts of your mind if you are lowly enough. When ships sent out to find more humans to bring them into the fold, they will freely, when problems mount too high, take over part of a planet and let the men run wild with ColdBloodedTorture and rape to release their aggressions.

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* In Creator/PoulAnderson's "Literature/AWorldCalledMaanerek", ''Literature/AWorldCalledMaanerek'', the Hegemony is out to force all mankind in unity, to hold loyalty only to the Cadre. They choose their mates, who are allowed contact seldom, and all children are raised in creches. Your life position is choosen when you are bred for it, and entails burning out parts of your mind if you are lowly enough. When ships sent out to find more humans to bring them into the fold, they will freely, when problems mount too high, take over part of a planet and let the men run wild with ColdBloodedTorture and rape to release their aggressions.



* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": The people around the Colorado River have lost most if not all of their water rights to California, resulting in the collapse of civilization around the river.

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* "Literature/TheTamariskHunter": ''Literature/TheTamariskHunter'': The people around the Colorado River have lost most if not all of their water rights to California, resulting in the collapse of civilization around the river.


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* Creator/TomKratman's ''{{Literature/Caliphate}}'': Revolves around a brutal, tyrannical Islamic state after fundamentalists hijack democracy with their superior numbers to take control of most of Western Europe and Northern Africa. Drawing, music and entertainment are forbidden and heavily policed, Christians are tolerated so long as they give up their civil rights and get treated as second class citizens by paying up the jizya tax (they are also forbidden to convert to Islam because the Caliphate is heavily dependent on it). Christian boys are taken to become [[ChildSoldiers janissaries]] while girls can be treated like [[SexSlave sex objects]]. Women in general (both Christians and Muslims) live under [[NoWomansLand a misogynistic hell where if they are punished if they are raped]].

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