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History Literature / ItCantHappenHere

8th Feb '16 2:38:33 PM Aquila89
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* KarmaHoudini: Windrip and Macgoblin. [[spoiler:Both of them are removed to power but live in comfortable exile afterwards.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Windrip and Macgoblin. [[spoiler:Both of them are removed to from power but live in comfortable exile afterwards.]]
24th Dec '15 4:08:26 PM Aquila89
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It was very, ''very'' loosely adapted into the sci-fi series ''Series/{{V}}''.

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It was very, ''very'' loosely adapted into inspired the sci-fi series ''Series/{{V}}''.
24th Dec '15 4:06:16 PM Aquila89
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* KarmaHoudini: Windrip and Macgoblin.

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* KarmaHoudini: Windrip and Macgoblin. [[spoiler:Both of them are removed to power but live in comfortable exile afterwards.]]
28th Nov '15 1:06:31 PM Aquila89
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->''"When Fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and bearing the cross."''
19th Oct '15 6:05:22 AM Folamh3
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* TheHorseshoeEffect: See the page quote, a paraphrased version of which provides the page quote for this trope.
16th Sep '15 2:18:08 PM Morgenthaler
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/it_cant_happen_here_sinclair_lewis.png]]
21st Jul '15 8:32:06 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Inverted. The regime invades Mexico as a means of spreading its empire and encouraging patriotism among the masses. Played with in that the regime falsely claims Mexico attacked America as justification for the war. (This being something of a HistoricalInJoke, as the real Mexican-American War was justified by a similar imaginary invasion.)

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* MexicoCalledTheyWantTexasBack: Inverted. The regime invades Mexico as a means of spreading its empire and encouraging patriotism among the masses. Played with in that the regime falsely claims Mexico attacked America as justification for the war. (This being something of a HistoricalInJoke, as the real Mexican-American War was justified by a similar imaginary invasion. And of course, [[HarsherInHindsight four years later]], the Nazis themselves used a {{false flag|Operation}} attack as a ''casus belli'' for [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII invading Poland]].)



* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica

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* OppressiveStatesOfAmericaOppressiveStatesOfAmerica: The TropeCodifier.



* SpiritualSuccessor: George Orwell's ''NineteenEightyFour'', published fourteen years after ''It Can't Happen Here''. Both depict formerly democratic nations that succumb to totalitarianism. Both novels feature protagonists who find salvation in their lovers, rebel against the government through the written word, and endure torture and incarceration.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: George Orwell's ''NineteenEightyFour'', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', published fourteen years after ''It Can't Happen Here''. Both depict formerly democratic nations that succumb to totalitarianism. Both novels feature protagonists who find salvation in their lovers, rebel against the government through the written word, and endure torture and incarceration.
3rd Mar '15 1:03:53 PM MorningStar1337
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* EmergencyAuthority: President Windrip declares a state of emergency (or the 1930s equivalent expression) immediately after taking office and dismisses Congress & the Supreme Court and suspends the Constitution, becoming the dictator of the USA. (Needless to say [[IronicEpisodeTitle It Happens Here]].)
13th Jan '15 2:05:29 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheResenter: Shad Ledue.
13th Jan '15 2:02:53 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheResenter: Shad Ledue.
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