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*** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' expands on West Elizabeth and adds Ambarino, New Hanover, Roanoke Ridge (based on the Appalachian mountain range from Northern Georgia to Tennessee and North Carolina to West Virginia and Pennsylvania), and Lemoyne (based on Louisiana, with Bayou Nwa being the bayou and Sant Denis being based on New Orleans, but also has elements of southern Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, including Georgiaís red clay soil.).

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*** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' expands on West Elizabeth and adds Ambarino, New Hanover, Roanoke Ridge (based on the Appalachian mountain range from Northern Georgia to Tennessee Ozark and North Carolina to West Virginia Ouachita Mountains, highlands in northwest Arkansas, southern Missouri, eastern Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania), southeastern Kansas), and Lemoyne (based on Louisiana, with Bayou Nwa being the bayou and Sant Denis being based on New Orleans, but also has elements of southern Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, including Georgiaís red clay soil.).

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* Much of the action, such as it is, in ''Literature/PaleFire'' occurs around two fictional towns in two fictional states: the college town of New Wye, Appalachia, and the high-country retreat of Cedarn, Utana. Of course, the UnreliableNarrator cannot be trusted to tell the truth even about these places.


* FictionalCountry, which -- as [[CaptainObvious the name says]] -- is about a fictional ''country''.

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* FictionalCountry, which -- as [[CaptainObvious the name says]] says -- is about a fictional ''country''.


These considerations have still not stopped writers as noteworthy as Creator/SinclairLewis, Creator/JamesMichener, and Creator/ThomasWolfe from creating fictional U.S. states. If the story is interesting enough, and the setting is internally consistent, readers will [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief overlook such details]].

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These considerations have still not stopped writers as noteworthy as Creator/SinclairLewis, Creator/JamesMichener, and Creator/ThomasWolfe from creating fictional U.S. states. If the story is interesting enough, and the setting is internally consistent, readers will [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief overlook such details]].
details]]. It helps that the U.S. has 50 states (and over three thousand counties and county-equivalents), so that readers can easily accept one more; a fictional Australian state might encounter greater resistance.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': The fictional 21st arrondissement, where Marinette lives, should logically be on the east side of Paris near the 20th, but it seems to have been taken from a part of the 16th (near the Seine and the Eiffel Tower). The Place des Vosges has been reduced in size and relocated from the line between the 3rd and 4th to across from Marinette's home. Placement of landmarks is not consistent from episode to episode.


** The VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto franchise:

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** ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' has the fictional [[IslandOfMystery Isle of Sgàil]] in the North Atlantic.

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** * ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' has the fictional [[IslandOfMystery Isle of Sgàil]] in the North Atlantic.

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* One "Improbable Mission" game on ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'' involves a small Canadian province called "Snackitoba".


** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has two fictional US states, New Austin, which is based on Texas with some land features and vegetation thrown in from New Mexico (like Rio Bravo), Arizona (like the saguaro cactus in Cholla Springs), the Sierra Nevada Foothills and Sacramento Valley in Northern California (like parts of Hennigan's Stead), and [[CaliforniaDoubling the Mojave Desert In Southern California]] (like Gaptooth Breach) and West Elizabeth, which is based on the Great Plains of Kansas and the Colorado Rockies, with Blackwater being a very dead accurate expy of Blackwater, Missouri, as well as a fictional Mexican border state called Nuevo Paraiso, which resembles parts of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California, although Diez Coronas looks like Monument Valley in Utah.
*** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' expands on West Elizabeth and adds Ambarino, New Hanover, Roanoke Ridge, and Lemoyne (based on Louisiana, with Bayou Nwa being the bayou and Sant Denis being based on New Orleans).

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** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has two fictional US states, New Austin, which is based on central and western Texas with some land features and vegetation thrown in from New Mexico (like Rio Bravo), Arizona (like the saguaro cactus in Cholla Springs), Louisiana and eastern Texas (Theives Landing and its surrounding area) the Sierra Nevada Foothills and Sacramento Valley in Northern California (like parts of Hennigan's Stead), and [[CaliforniaDoubling the Mojave Desert In Southern California]] (like Gaptooth Breach) and West Elizabeth, which is based on the Great Plains of Kansas and Nebraska (Great Plains) and the Colorado Rockies, Rockies (Tall Trees), with Blackwater being a very dead accurate expy of Blackwater, Missouri, as well as a fictional Mexican border state called Nuevo Paraiso, which resembles parts of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California, although Diez Coronas looks like Monument Valley in Utah.
*** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' expands on West Elizabeth and adds Ambarino, New Hanover, Roanoke Ridge, Ridge (based on the Appalachian mountain range from Northern Georgia to Tennessee and North Carolina to West Virginia and Pennsylvania), and Lemoyne (based on Louisiana, with Bayou Nwa being the bayou and Sant Denis being based on New Orleans).Orleans, but also has elements of southern Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, including Georgiaís red clay soil.).


* The ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics take place in the fictional state of Calisota (a portmanteau of California and Minnesota), which according to maps is located in what is really upstate California. This supposedly contains both Duckburg and Mouseton.

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* The ComicBook/DisneyMouseAndDuckComics take place in the fictional state of Calisota (a portmanteau of California and Minnesota), which according to maps is located in what is really the coastal part of upstate California. This supposedly contains both Duckburg and Mouseton. Curiously, Calisota doesnít seem much like Minnesota.



*** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto5'' adds North Yankton (which is an expy of North Dakota), which features in a couple of missions, although it canít be explored freely. It also expands on San Andreas and includes the Alamo Sea (expy of the Salton Sea), the Senora Desert (an expy of the Colorado Desert and the Coachella Valley), and Stab City (an expy of Slab City). Although it excludes San Fierro and Las Venturas, it makes Los Santos a very precisely accurate expy of Los Angeles, unlike in its original appearance.

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*** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto5'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' adds North Yankton (which is an expy of North Dakota), which features in a couple of missions, although it canít be explored freely. It also expands on San Andreas and includes the Alamo Sea (expy of the Salton Sea), the Senora Desert (an expy of the Colorado Desert and the Coachella Valley), and Stab City (an expy of Slab City). Although it excludes San Fierro and Las Venturas, it makes Los Santos a very precisely accurate expy of Los Angeles, unlike in its original appearance.


*** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' take place in the fictional state of San Andreas (an expy of California, which includes cities such as "Los Santos" (Los Angeles), "San Fierro" (San Francisco), and "Las Venturas" (Las Vegas)).
** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has two fictional US states, New Austin (based on Texas with some land features and vegetation thrown in from New Mexico, Arizona, and [[CaliforniaDoubling Southern California]]) and West Elizabeth (based on the Great Plains of Kansas and the Colorado Rockies), as well as a fictional Mexican border state called Nuevo Paraiso (which resembles parts of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California).

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*** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' take place in the fictional state of San Andreas (an Andreas, which is an expy of California, which includes cities such as "Los Santos" (Los Angeles), "San Fierro" (San Francisco), and "Las Venturas" (Las Vegas)).
Vegas, Nevada)).
*** ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto5'' adds North Yankton (which is an expy of North Dakota), which features in a couple of missions, although it canít be explored freely. It also expands on San Andreas and includes the Alamo Sea (expy of the Salton Sea), the Senora Desert (an expy of the Colorado Desert and the Coachella Valley), and Stab City (an expy of Slab City). Although it excludes San Fierro and Las Venturas, it makes Los Santos a very precisely accurate expy of Los Angeles, unlike in its original appearance.
** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' has two fictional US states, New Austin (based Austin, which is based on Texas with some land features and vegetation thrown in from New Mexico, Arizona, Mexico (like Rio Bravo), Arizona (like the saguaro cactus in Cholla Springs), the Sierra Nevada Foothills and Sacramento Valley in Northern California (like parts of Hennigan's Stead), and [[CaliforniaDoubling the Mojave Desert In Southern California]]) California]] (like Gaptooth Breach) and West Elizabeth (based Elizabeth, which is based on the Great Plains of Kansas and the Colorado Rockies), Rockies, with Blackwater being a very dead accurate expy of Blackwater, Missouri, as well as a fictional Mexican border state called Nuevo Paraiso (which Paraiso, which resembles parts of Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California).California, although Diez Coronas looks like Monument Valley in Utah.
*** ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption2'' expands on West Elizabeth and adds Ambarino, New Hanover, Roanoke Ridge, and Lemoyne (based on Louisiana, with Bayou Nwa being the bayou and Sant Denis being based on New Orleans).


* ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' has three missions in the fictional small beach town of Sapienza, Italy.
** ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' continues the trend with the fictional [[Suburbia Whittleton Creek]] and the [[IslandOfMystery Isle of Sgàil]] in Vermont and the North Atlantic, respectively.

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* ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' has three missions in the fictional small beach town of Sapienza, Italy.
** ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' continues the trend with has the fictional [[Suburbia Whittleton Creek]] and the [[IslandOfMystery Isle of Sgàil]] in Vermont and the North Atlantic, respectively.Atlantic.


* ''VideoGame/Hitman 2016'' has three missions in the fictional small beach town of Sapienza, Italy.

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* ''VideoGame/Hitman 2016'' ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'' has three missions in the fictional small beach town of Sapienza, Italy.

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* ''VideoGame/Hitman 2016'' has three missions in the fictional small beach town of Sapienza, Italy.
** ''VideoGame/Hitman2'' continues the trend with the fictional [[Suburbia Whittleton Creek]] and the [[IslandOfMystery Isle of Sgàil]] in Vermont and the North Atlantic, respectively.


** The show's version of New York City is called Empire City, which license plates imply is in the state of Empire.



* In the American law schools, "Franklin" is often used as a placeholder for a State.
** And "Blackacre" is a fictional parcel of land as well.

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* In the American law schools, "Franklin" is often used as a placeholder for a State.
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State. "Blackacre" is a fictional parcel of land as well.


* ''Series/AndiMack'' is set in the fictional town of Shadyside in the fictional U.S. state of Midwest.

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* ''Series/AndiMack'' is set in Shadyside, Midwest, as in the fictional town of Shadyside in the fictional U.S. state of Midwest.

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