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  • Basic Trope: A large and theoretically insurmountable wall between two (or more) countries, cities, etc.
  • Straight: Tropestan builds a 900-meter high wall between itself and Wikistan.
  • Exaggerated: The wall extends all around the globe
  • Downplayed: Tropestan has a strictly-controlled border with a chain-link fence between itself and Tropestan.
  • Justified: Tropestan wants to keep Wikistan out and Tropestan in.
    • There are zombies, trolls, etc. on the other side, and Tropestan wants to keep itself safe from them.
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    • The wall is a mutually-agreed-upon hydroelectric dam.
  • Inverted: Tropestan and Wikistan's borders are completely open.
  • Subverted: Tropestan partially or completely tears down the wall between itself and Wikistan.
    • The borders seem to be open.
  • Double Subverted: Because the wall is old and crumbling, and they want to rebuild it.
    • There's a wall of Plexiglass between them.
  • Parodied: Insurmountable Waist-High Fence
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Tropestan and Wikistan have no excessively-large wall or fence between their two borders, and in fact may not even have one at all.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "We need to build a wall to keep those barbaric Wikistanis out!"
  • Invoked: Wikistan and Tropestan go to war, or are on the brink of war
    • Tropestan is worried about illegal immigrants from Wikistan
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Tropestan doesn't have the funds, and Wikistan sure as hell won't pay for it, so Tropestan does not build a wall.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
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