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* ''Fanfic/LXGTempestRewrite'': After turning the deceased [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Ghroth]] into [[VideoGame/HaloWars Arcadia]], the Star Fems and Anime/CaptainHarlock set up an individualistic society with a minarchist government

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* A small L version is ''Industrial Revolution'' by Creator/PoulAnderson. A privately-owned asteroid-mining company is on the verge of success at the same time as a Social Justice Party comes to power back on Earth. They try to arrange an 'accident' with a MisguidedMissile to force the miners off their space station. The incident is related in flashback years later after the miners have fought a war of independence.



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* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' presents two variants on this in its factions: the Morgan Industries faction represents the more corporate, market-and-business-oriented vision of Space Libertarianism, while the Spartan Federation is the more "rugged gun-nut survivalist" brand (which makes occasional references to Heinlein with stuff like bases named Farnham's Freehold). The Alien Crossfire expansion adds the Nautilus Pirates, who in gameplay terms are a clone of the Spartans ON THE SEA!, and in story terms are a breakaway of the Spartans who thought being sea pirates would be cool.


* Rapture from the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series is a terrestrial version of this, built under the oceans rather than space.

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* Rapture from the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' series is a terrestrial version of this, built under the oceans rather than space.
space. Columbia from ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' is an atmospheric version, in the skies of Earth rather than another planet. Both are also [[{{Deconstruction}} scathingly unflattering]] depictions of this ideology and all the [[DeconstructedTrope horrible things that could happen in this kind of settlement]] when it's founded and controlled by a fanatical tyrant with no respect for the value of human life.


** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand Principality of Sealand]] is probably the most successful example, in that the British government has never bothered doing anything to shut the operation down by force, but its population currently consists of a couple of caretakers and a vast number of seabirds. It was founded by a BucaneerBroadcaster with delusions of grandeur, who was pretty much the only person to take it at all seriously. Various innovative and questionably legal uses for the site have been proposed (at one point it was rumoured that The Pirate Bay were going to build a datacentre there, for example), [[{{Vapourware}} none of which ever end up happening]].

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand Principality of Sealand]] is probably the most successful example, in that the British government has never bothered doing anything to shut the operation down by force, but its population currently consists of a couple of caretakers and a vast number of seabirds. It was founded by a BucaneerBroadcaster BuccaneerBroadcaster with delusions of grandeur, who was pretty much the only person to take it at all seriously. Various innovative and questionably legal uses for the site have been proposed (at one point it was rumoured that The Pirate Bay were going to build a datacentre there, for example), [[{{Vapourware}} [[{{Vaporware}} none of which ever end up happening]].

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** The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand Principality of Sealand]] is probably the most successful example, in that the British government has never bothered doing anything to shut the operation down by force, but its population currently consists of a couple of caretakers and a vast number of seabirds. It was founded by a BucaneerBroadcaster with delusions of grandeur, who was pretty much the only person to take it at all seriously. Various innovative and questionably legal uses for the site have been proposed (at one point it was rumoured that The Pirate Bay were going to build a datacentre there, for example), [[{{Vapourware}} none of which ever end up happening]].


* ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' touches on this idea somewhat, in that Earth slowly ([[FromBadToWorse and then more quickly]]) becomes an oppressive place, and also more heavy-handed toward its offworld colonies. Mars probably takes the brunt of this, but it is implied that even [[spoiler: pre-coup]], most colonies are at least taxed very heavily by Earth, and labor strikes are banned (in theory, only when they endanger a military base or operation. In practice, after the Earth-Minbari War, the law authorizing the suppression of strikes has been invoked more often than that). [=EarthGov=]'s intrusions affected the Babylon 5 station adversely as well--until Sheridan [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome decisively declares the station's independence.]]]]

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* ''Series/{{Babylon 5}}'' touches on this idea somewhat, in that Earth slowly ([[FromBadToWorse and then more quickly]]) becomes an oppressive place, and also more heavy-handed toward its offworld colonies. Mars probably takes the brunt of this, but it is implied that even [[spoiler: pre-coup]], most colonies are at least taxed very heavily by Earth, and labor strikes are banned (in theory, only when they endanger a military base or operation. In practice, after the Earth-Minbari War, the law authorizing the suppression of strikes has been invoked more often than that). [=EarthGov=]'s intrusions affected the Babylon 5 station adversely as well--until Sheridan [[spoiler: [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome decisively [[spoiler:decisively declares the station's independence.]]]]]]

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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' takes place on Earth, but in a partially post-apocalyptic science fiction setting, and has Libertas, a libertarian confederation that perseveres in the isolated Rocky Mountains region, while extreme environmentalists, transhumanists, fundamentalists, reactionaries and neo-Nazis claim the more prosperous surrounding areas.


* The in-universe official history of ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' says that corporations built privately owned cities first on Earth, and then on Mars, which were populated with human-animal hybrids called Vectors. Then Earth's obsolete bioconservative governments started a nuclear war with the Corp Towns and Earth was sterilized in the crossfire. Though it's obvious to most readers that at least six of the seven MegaCorps that own the Solar System 700 years later are effectively dictatorial governments as oppressive as many 20th century countries, with the possible exception of [[http://hcsvntdracones-game.tumblr.com/post/149521040593/im-betting-most-of-my-streamers-have-traveled the Corp whose primary products are espionage and assassinations.]]

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* The in-universe official history of ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' says that corporations built privately owned cities first on Earth, and then on Mars, which were populated with human-animal hybrids called Vectors. Then Earth's obsolete bioconservative governments started a nuclear war with the Corp Towns and Earth was sterilized in the crossfire. Though it's obvious to most readers that at least six of the seven MegaCorps {{Mega Corp}}s that own the Solar System 700 years later are effectively dictatorial governments as oppressive as many 20th century countries, with the possible exception of [[http://hcsvntdracones-game.tumblr.com/post/149521040593/im-betting-most-of-my-streamers-have-traveled the Corp whose primary products are espionage and assassinations.]]


* The Moab Confederacy in ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters''. Founded by several groups of settlers that disliked the increasingly socialist OneWorldOrder route that Earth took after WorldWarIII (ultimately leading to the founding of the United Federation of Planets), after seceding from the Federation, they resume their laws from their LostColony period, which includes a low flat tax, approximately no restrictions on personal armament at all, and strips the vote from anyone who for whatever reason doesn't pay income tax (chiefly welfare recipients). Bear in mind that Moab III is a DeathWorld and a lot of the population suffers from a terminal neurodegenerative disorder. It gets worse when the Moab system is attacked by the Fek'Ihri in 2411 and a fifth of the Confederacy's population die; the Confederacy falls into a civil war after a disputed election just over a year later. The (largely Earth-dominated) Federation doesn't exactly come off smelling like roses, either, though, suffering from significant political corruption and a serious problem with Undine and [[ApocalypseCult Masters-cultist]] infiltration, and a paternalistic attitude towards the problems faced by less-developed border planets.

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The Moab Confederacy in ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters''. turns out to be a {{deconstruction}}. Founded by several groups of settlers settlers[[note]]mainly American and Southeast Asian nationalists and anti-communists, as well as Israeli Jews displaced by the fall of Israel in WorldWarIII[[/note]] that disliked the increasingly socialist OneWorldOrder route that Earth took after WorldWarIII (ultimately leading to the founding of the United Federation of Planets), after seceding from the Federation, they resume their laws from their LostColony period, which includes a low flat tax, approximately no restrictions on personal armament at all, and strips the vote from anyone who for whatever reason doesn't pay income tax (chiefly welfare recipients). Bear in mind that Moab III is a DeathWorld and a lot of the population suffers from a terminal neurodegenerative disorder. It gets worse when the Moab system is attacked by the Fek'Ihri in 2411 and a fifth of the Confederacy's population die; the Confederacy falls into a civil war after a disputed election just over a year later. The (largely Earth-dominated) Federation doesn't exactly come off smelling like roses, either, though, suffering from significant political corruption and a serious problem with Undine and [[ApocalypseCult Masters-cultist]] infiltration, and a paternalistic attitude towards the problems faced by less-developed border planets.planets.
** The Bajorans (given a DayInTheLimelight in "Fanfic/PastContinuous" and the [[SoftReboot post-reboot]] story ''Fanfic/CreateYourOwnFate'') are a more sympathetic take: they're independent-minded and take their personal liberty ''very'' seriously, and have similarly high militarization, personal weapons ownership, and political unrest. However, they also have a more rehabilitation-minded judicial system than Moab and maintain ''some'' gun control (training and safe storage requirements are mentioned), and their nationalist streak is at least partly born out of suspicion of the Federation's secularism (the Bajoran religion has ''significant'' cultural influence).


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* The Moab Confederacy in ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters''. Founded by several groups of settlers that disliked the increasingly socialist OneWorldOrder route that Earth took after WorldWarIII (ultimately leading to the founding of the United Federation of Planets), after seceding from the Federation, they resume their laws from their LostColony period, which includes a low flat tax, approximately no restrictions on personal armament at all, and strips the vote from anyone who for whatever reason doesn't pay income tax (chiefly welfare recipients). Bear in mind that Moab III is a DeathWorld and a lot of the population suffers from a terminal neurodegenerative disorder. It gets worse when the Moab system is attacked by the Fek'Ihri in 2411 and a fifth of the Confederacy's population die; the Confederacy falls into a civil war after a disputed election just over a year later. The (largely Earth-dominated) Federation doesn't exactly come off smelling like roses, either, though, suffering from significant political corruption and a serious problem with Undine and [[ApocalypseCult Masters-cultist]] infiltration, and a paternalistic attitude towards the problems faced by less-developed border planets.
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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' give us Browncoats. Earth is [[EarthThatWas not present anymore]] in this Verse, so the Core Worlds fill the repressive role, and the Browncoats are heroic separatists who want to preserve their freedom.

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* ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' give us Browncoats. Earth is [[EarthThatWas not present anymore]] in this Verse, so the Core Worlds Worlds, ruled by the Anglo-Sino Alliance, fill the repressive role, and the Browncoats Independent Worlds ("Browncoats") are heroic separatists who want to preserve their freedom.freedom. However, while the protagonists are led by former Browncoats, the franchise notably treats the conflict as more OrderVersusChaos than BlackAndWhiteMorality: while the core worlds are police states, they also have a significantly higher standard of living. Whereas on the rim it's easy for gangsters and warlords to rule whole planets and basic supplies such as food and medicine are often hard to come by, but you're at least able to look your oppressor in the eye and put a bullet in his head.


* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': the Duncanites, derived from the Ares Conspiracy that initiated the terraforming of Mars and were chased off by the colonizing powers for eco-terrorism, which turned them off the idea of "statism". Divided into the "Green Duncanites" who are attempting the same thing on Europa, and the "Red Duncanites" also known as the "Trojan Mafia".

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* ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: TabletopGame/TranshumanSpace'': the Duncanites, derived from the Ares Conspiracy that initiated the terraforming of Mars and were chased off by to the colonizing powers Belt and Jupiter's Trojan asteroids for eco-terrorism, which turned them off the idea of "statism". Divided into the "Green Duncanites" who are attempting the same thing on Europa, and the "Red Duncanites" also known as the or "Trojan Mafia".Mafia", and the nomadic Gypsy Angels.


* ''Voyage from Yesteryear'' by James P. Hogan. A probe is sent to Alpha Centauri containing a genetic bank to escape an impending world war. Raised by robots in a PostScarcityEconomy, they form a community where money and authoritarianism are meaningless. This causes problems when the authoritarian Earth governments established during the war decide to send an expedition to bring them back into the fold, leading to severe CultureClash.

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* ''Voyage from Yesteryear'' by James P. Hogan.Creator/JamesPHogan. A probe is sent to Alpha Centauri containing a genetic bank to escape an impending world war. Raised by robots in a PostScarcityEconomy, they the colonists form a community where money and authoritarianism are meaningless. This causes problems when the authoritarian Earth governments established during the war decide to send an expedition to bring them back into the fold, leading to severe CultureClash.

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* ''Voyage from Yesteryear'' by James P. Hogan. A probe is sent to Alpha Centauri containing a genetic bank to escape an impending world war. Raised by robots in a PostScarcityEconomy, they form a community where money and authoritarianism are meaningless. This causes problems when the authoritarian Earth governments established during the war decide to send an expedition to bring them back into the fold, leading to severe CultureClash.


* The [[Music/JeffersonAirplane Jefferson Starship]]'s {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated concept album ''Blows Against the Empire'' features a [[RagTagBandOfMisfits rag-tag band of hippies]] who hijack a starship and flee an increasingly oppressive Earth in search of "free minds, free bodies, free dope, free music".

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* The [[Music/JeffersonAirplane Jefferson Starship]]'s {{Hugo|Award}}-nominated UsefulNotes/{{Hugo|Award}}-nominated concept album ''Blows Against the Empire'' features a [[RagTagBandOfMisfits rag-tag band of hippies]] who hijack a starship and flee an increasingly oppressive Earth in search of "free minds, free bodies, free dope, free music".

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