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What Five Fantasy Worlds Teach Us about Our Politics

The Hunger Games

It's set in the post-apocalyptic future having a ‘big brother’ type government who likes to have Roman style death matches which are nationally telecasted.

The oppressive government uses the matches to distract and divert it’s people from the truth. The show's political messages are libertarian, and anti-government. It is also showcasing commercialism, death sports and the oppression of the poor by the rich.

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