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* '''Parodied''': A {{Retraux}} film depicts a deliberately inaccurate version of the present day, based on the assumptions of earlier times.

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* '''Parodied''': A {{Retraux}} film depicts a deliberately inaccurate version of the present day, based ''Bring on the assumptions of earlier times.Nukes!'' involves a power struggle between America and another superpower. No, not the Soviet Union- Uganda.


'''Basic Trope''': Political assumptions in a work get smashed by real-world events.
* '''Straight''': The '80s film ''Bring On The Nukes!'' depicts a nuclear war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in 2005.
* '''Exaggerated''': The '80s film ''Life in the Future'' is set in the year 2052. It features the Berlin Wall still standing, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan in complete economic control of the world]], and the apartheid regime still running South Africa.

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'''Basic Trope''': Political assumptions in a work get smashed speculative fiction are disproven by real-world events.
events in real life going in an unexpected direction.
* '''Straight''': The '80s film ''Bring On The Nukes!'' depicts a nuclear war between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. in 2005.
2005. Then the Soviet Union collapses and the Russian Federation ends up on somewhat better terms with the United States.
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The '80s film ''Life in the Future'' is set in the year 2052. It features the Berlin Wall still standing, [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan in complete economic control of the world]], and the apartheid regime still running South Africa.Africa.
** ''Life in the Future'' depicts the Soviet Union still going strong decades into the future... and is released a few days before the Soviet Union is officially dissolved.


* '''Downplayed''': Background material in the 1991 film ''A Visit to Soviet Russia'' shows that the film takes place in 1992.

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* '''Downplayed''': Background material in the 1991 film ''A Visit to Soviet Russia'' shows that the film takes place in 1992.1992 with USSR absent but Russia still under control of communist party.


* '''Implied''': ''Bring On the Nukes!'', made in the '80s but set in 2003, has a war between the United States and another superpower, but what country it is is never specifically stated.

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* '''Implied''': ''Bring On the Nukes!'', ''The Scarborough Affair'', made in the '80s '70s but set in 2003, has a war between the United States and another superpower, but what country it is is never specifically stated.

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* '''Downplayed''': The 1991 film ''A Visit to Soviet Russia'' depicts the Soviet Union still existing in 1992.

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* '''Downplayed''': The Background material in the 1991 film ''A Visit to Soviet Russia'' depicts shows that the Soviet Union still existing film takes place in 1992.


** ''Bring On The Nukes'' depicted events that are still possible, I.E. Nuclear war, but with the sides, and attitudes, that could engage in war not lasting as long.



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** ''Bring On The Nukes'' depicted events that are still possible, I.E. Nuclear war, but with the sides, and attitudes, that could engage in war not lasting as long.


* '''Inverted''': A PeriodPiece set during the Cold War has a shot of Moscow in which [[PresentDayPast the Russian tricolor is flying over the Kremlin]].

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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A PeriodPiece set during the Cold War has a shot of Moscow in which [[PresentDayPast the Russian tricolor is flying over the Kremlin]].


**The '80s film ''Communism Falls'' is a reasonably accurate prediction of the Soviet Union's downfall. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Critics everywhere call it unrealistic]].



* '''Averted''': The '80s film ''Communism Falls'' is a reasonably accurate prediction of the Soviet Union's downfall. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Critics everywhere call it unrealistic]].

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* '''Averted''': The '80s film ''Communism Falls'' is a reasonably accurate prediction of ''Life in the Future'' does not mention the Soviet Union's downfall. [[ItWillNeverCatchOn Critics everywhere call it unrealistic]].Union at all.



* '''Conversed''': The first episode of a post-Cold War sitcom opens with the main character discussing this very trope with his mailman.
* '''Implied''': There are some references which suggest the Cold War is still going on, but no specifics are mentioned.

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* '''Conversed''': The first episode "The end of a post-Cold the Cold War sitcom opens with took a lot of people by surprise. That probably includes the main character discussing this very trope with his mailman.
writers of ''The 2000s'', given that they portray it as still going on decades after it ended."
* '''Implied''': There are some references which suggest ''Bring On the Cold War is still going on, Nukes!'', made in the '80s but no specifics are mentioned.set in 2003, has a war between the United States and another superpower, but what country it is is never specifically stated.


* '''Enforced''': Executives insist the future shouldn't be portrayed as too different from the present because [[ViewersAreMorons that might shock and confuse people]].

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* '''Enforced''': Executives insist the future shouldn't be portrayed as too different from the present because [[ViewersAreMorons that might shock and confuse people]].people.


** '''Double Subverted''': Later, it turns out that the people who created the FakedRipVanWinkle also {{Time Travel}}ed to the future to see what it was really like.

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** * '''Double Subverted''': Later, it turns out that the people who created the FakedRipVanWinkle also {{Time Travel}}ed to the future to see what it was really like.


* '''Conversed''': The first episode of a post-Cold War sitcom opens with the main character discussing with very trope with his mailman.

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* '''Conversed''': The first episode of a post-Cold War sitcom opens with the main character discussing with this very trope with his mailman.


* '''Double Subverted''': Later, it turns out that the people who created the FakedRipVanWinkle also {{Time Travel}}ed to the future to see what it was really like.

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* ** '''Double Subverted''': Later, it turns out that the people who created the FakedRipVanWinkle also {{Time Travel}}ed to the future to see what it was really like.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???A historical fiction novel ''And So Falls Babylon'' depicts the Soviet Union managing to survive... one more year than in our history.



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* '''Exploited''': ???
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* '''Discussed''': ???
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* '''Invoked''': ???
[[Recap/GravityFallsS1E10FightFighters An episode of a cartoon]] features a video game character from the 1980s coming into the real world, and at one point demands to be taken to the Soviet Union.
* '''Exploited''': ???
A stand up comic in 1984 makes a routine out of the Soviet Union managing to take over the United States [[HilariousInHindsight by the end of the decade]]. He reasons that such a scenario is ''so ludicrous'', it's ''bound'' to get some laughs.
* '''Defied''': ???
An episode of an early-1980s sitcom has a segment that flashforwards to 1995, and at no point during this scene is the fate of the Soviet Union even ''hinted'' at. The writers justify this, saying that it wasn't important for the scene to mention that.
* '''Discussed''': ???
A documentary concerning the end of the Cold War includes a segment about how many were caught off guard when the Cold War ended the way it did.
* '''Conversed''': ???The first episode of a post-Cold War sitcom opens with the main character discussing with very trope with his mailman.

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