/dɪsˈtəʊpɪə/
noun: an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. The opposite of Utopia.
Origin: late 18th century, from ancient greek δυσ- (bad, ill) and τόπος (place, landscape).
Dystopian societies are often imagined as police states, with unlimited power over the citizens.

Pripyat, founded for the 49,000-plus Chernobyl nuclear power plant workers and their families, now stands empty within the Chernobyl exclusion zone in northern Ukraine. It was evacuated in 1986 after the explosion at reactor (Guy Corbishley/Demotix/Corbis)





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