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|image=[[File:Thermostadt.png|225px]]
 
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|location=[[Europe]]
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|image text=[[Thermostadt]], capital of the Robo-Hungarian Empire.
|planet=[[Earth]]
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|location=[[Europe]], [[Earth]]
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|inhabited by=[[Robo-Hungarians]]
 
|ruler=[[Emperor Nikolai|Nikolai]]
 
|ruler=[[Emperor Nikolai|Nikolai]]
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|ruler type=Emperor
 
|member of=[[United Nations]]
 
|member of=[[United Nations]]
 
|first appear={{e|2ACV18}}
 
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The Robo-Hungarian Empire is a fictional nation in the television series [[Futurama]].  Presumably located in Eastern Europe, the Robo-Hungarian Empire is patterened after the [[Austro-Hungarian Empire]] as well as many stereotypes of [[Eastern Europe]].  The robot citizens of the empire are portrayed as [[superstitious]] and peasant-like, similar to the [[Transylvania|Transylvanians]] in the 1931 film [[Dracula_(1931_film)|Dracula]].  Many citizens have emigrated to [[New New York]] and work for the [[Circus Roboticus]].  The capital city is [[Thermostadt]] and the empire is ruled by the profligate [[Emperor]] [[Nikolai]].  Its primary export is [[carneys]].  The empire is a member of the [[United Nations]]. 
 
  
The empire is introduced in the [[Futurama]] [[Futurama_episode_list|season two episode]] [[The Honking|"The Honking"]].  Although [[Bender]] was born in [[Mexico]], his Uncle Vladimir lives in a large [[castle]] above [[Thermostadt]].  Following his uncle's death, the castle is willed to [[Bender]], provided he spend one night within its walls.
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The '''Robo-Hungarian Empire''' or '''Robo-Hungary''', ruled by the profligate [[Emperor Nikolai]],{{er|6ACV10}} is presumably located in Central [[Europe]], [[Earth]].  It is a member of the [[United Nations]], and its capital city is [[Thermostadt]].{{er|2ACV18}}
  
The Robo-Hungarian [[Emperor]] Nikolai first appearred in the season seven episode [[The Prisoner of Benda|"The Prisoner of Benda"]].  The emperor is portrayed as a spendthrift playboy, and sails into [[New New York]] [[harbor]] aboard the royal yacht <i>R.M.S. Overkill</i>.  Nikolai's cousin Basil is the head of his security force.  Basil, supported by Nikolai's fiance Princess Flavia, attempts a coup against Nikolai at a session of the [[United Nations General Assembly]] presided over by Earth [[President]] [[Richard Nixon|Richard Nixon's Head]]. The coup is foiled by [[Professor Farnsworth]] (while inhabiting [[Bender|Bender's]] body) together with a group of Robo-Hungarian [[circus clowns]] .
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== Citizens ==
 
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The {{robot}} citizens of the Empire seem superstitious and peasant-like, similar to the Transylvanians in the [[1931]] film ''{{w|Dracula (1931 film)|Dracula}}''.{{er|2ACV18}} As {{w|Glossary of 'carny' slang|carnies}} are the nation's chief export, some citizens have emigrated to [[New New York]] and work for [[Circus Roboticus]].{{er|6ACV10}}
==See Also==
 
*[[List of Futurama Episodes]]
 
  
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== Emperor ==
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{{main|Emperor Nikolai}}
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The Emperor of Robo-Hungary is the spendthrift playboy [[Emperor Nikolai]], who is beloved by his people, who gladly risk their life for him and their Empire.  He was long engaged to [[Princess Flavia]], and had his [[list of cousins|cousin]] [[Basil]] as the head of his personal Guard, until [[3010]], when an affair between the two was revealed, and Basil tried assassinating the Emperor.  The assassination failed, however, and Basil was instead killed, thanks to [[Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth|Professor Farnsworth]] and the Robo-Hungarian [[Robot Clowns]] from [[Circus Roboticus]].{{er|6ACV10}}
  
 
== Additional Info ==
 
== Additional Info ==
 
=== Trivia ===
 
=== Trivia ===
*The name and setting of the Robo-Hungary refers to the late 19th century and early 20th century {{w|Austria–Hungary|Austro-Hungarian Empire}}, which consisted of modern day Austria, Hungary among other nations.
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*The name, inhabitants and landscapes seem patterned after the {{w|Austria-Hungary|Austro-Hungarian Empire}}, as well as many stereotypes of Eastern Europe.
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*The ending ''stadt'' means ''city'' in [[German]].  Thermostadt is similar to names of places in Hungary, Romania, and Austria, when said in German.  An example of these is {{w|Hermannstadt}}.
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*There is a minor discrepancy between the {{cat|countr||y}}'s founding and the known age of robots. As stated in the episode the emperor is at least 700 years old, while robots have only been a recent invention by the professor.
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**It's possible he was originally a very primitive robot and then he upgraded his appearance, like [[Calculon]].{{er|2ACV18}}
  
 
=== Appearances ===
 
=== Appearances ===
 
*{{e|2ACV18}}
 
*{{e|2ACV18}}
*{{e|6ACV10}} (mentioned)
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*{{e|6ACV10}} {{miso}}
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== See also ==
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*[[János]]
  
[[Category:Places]]
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[[Category:Countries]]
 
[[Category:Robo-Hungary]]
 
[[Category:Robo-Hungary]]

Latest revision as of 21:13, 14 September 2015

Robo-Hungary
Thermostadt.png
Thermostadt, capital of the Robo-Hungarian Empire.
LocationEurope, Earth
Inhabited byRobo-Hungarians
EmperorNikolai
Member ofUnited Nations
First appearance"The Honking" (2ACV18)
Episode

The Robo-Hungarian Empire or Robo-Hungary, ruled by the profligate Emperor Nikolai,[6ACV10] is presumably located in Central Europe, Earth. It is a member of the United Nations, and its capital city is Thermostadt.[2ACV18]

Citizens

The robot citizens of the Empire seem superstitious and peasant-like, similar to the Transylvanians in the 1931 film Dracula.[2ACV18] As carnies are the nation's chief export, some citizens have emigrated to New New York and work for Circus Roboticus.[6ACV10]

Emperor

Main article: Emperor Nikolai

The Emperor of Robo-Hungary is the spendthrift playboy Emperor Nikolai, who is beloved by his people, who gladly risk their life for him and their Empire. He was long engaged to Princess Flavia, and had his cousin Basil as the head of his personal Guard, until 3010, when an affair between the two was revealed, and Basil tried assassinating the Emperor. The assassination failed, however, and Basil was instead killed, thanks to Professor Farnsworth and the Robo-Hungarian Robot Clowns from Circus Roboticus.[6ACV10]

Additional Info

Trivia

  • The name, inhabitants and landscapes seem patterned after the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as well as many stereotypes of Eastern Europe.
  • The ending stadt means city in German. Thermostadt is similar to names of places in Hungary, Romania, and Austria, when said in German. An example of these is Hermannstadt.
  • There is a minor discrepancy between the country's founding and the known age of robots. As stated in the episode the emperor is at least 700 years old, while robots have only been a recent invention by the professor.
    • It's possible he was originally a very primitive robot and then he upgraded his appearance, like Calculon.[2ACV18]

Appearances

See also