What's the setting in the first part of Gulliver's Travels?

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The first section of Gulliver's Travels, "A Voyage to Lilliput." takes place in a land of extremely small people called Lilliput. Gulliver is on a ship that is shipwrecked and manages to swim to the shore of Lilliput, where the tiny people take him prisoner and bring him to the Emperor of their land where he becomes an attraction of the court. Gulliver becomes involved in Lilliputian matters, but after he hears a rumor that some people in the court plan to kill him, he escapes to a neighboring land that is warring with Lilliput.