History Literature / ItCantHappenHere

5th Jan '17 11:50:08 AM Mdumas43073
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* DeadSparks: Doremus and Emma.
5th Jan '17 11:31:13 AM Mdumas43073
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bishop Prang. As Doremus tells his wife, "That's why he's such a real Fascist menace--he's so confoundedly humanitarian, in fact so Noble, that a majority of people are willing to let him boss everything!"

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bishop Prang. As Doremus tells his wife, "That's describes Bishop Prang as one of these.
-->"That's
why he's such a real Fascist menace--he's so confoundedly humanitarian, in fact so Noble, that a majority of people are willing to let him boss everything!"
5th Jan '17 11:27:28 AM Mdumas43073
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* YouCantMakeAnOmelette: Doremus' son, Philip uses the phrase defending the regime. Doremus reacts with anger.

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* YouCantMakeAnOmelette: Doremus' son, Doremus's son Philip uses the phrase defending the regime. Doremus reacts with anger.
5th Jan '17 11:25:38 AM Mdumas43073
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* NextSundayAD

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* NextSundayADNextSundayAD: The novel, written in 1935, depicts the 1936 Presidential election and its aftermath.
5th Jan '17 11:23:21 AM Mdumas43073
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Meanwhile, a New England newspaper publisher named Doremus Jessup watches these developments in horror. Doremus is torn between his own safety and the safety of his family, and his moral responsibility to speak out against the regime. After one of Windrip's advisors murders two innocent men in a drunken rage, Doremus is galvanized into using his voice.

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Meanwhile, a New England Vermont newspaper publisher named Doremus Jessup watches these developments in horror. Doremus is torn between his own safety and the safety of his family, and his moral responsibility to speak out against the regime. After one of Windrip's advisors murders two innocent men in a drunken rage, Doremus is galvanized into using his voice.
5th Jan '17 11:22:17 AM Mdumas43073
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Meanwhile, a New England newspaper publisher named Doremus Jessop watches these developments in horror. Doremus is torn between his own safety and the safety of his family, and his moral responsibility to speak out against the regime. After one of Windrip's advisors murders two innocent men in a drunken rage, Doremus is galvanized into using his voice.

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Meanwhile, a New England newspaper publisher named Doremus Jessop Jessup watches these developments in horror. Doremus is torn between his own safety and the safety of his family, and his moral responsibility to speak out against the regime. After one of Windrip's advisors murders two innocent men in a drunken rage, Doremus is galvanized into using his voice.



-->"And still Doremus goes on in the red sunrise, for a Doremus Jessop can never die."

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-->"And still Doremus goes on in the red sunrise, for a Doremus Jessop Jessup can never die."
5th Jan '17 11:20:41 AM Mdumas43073
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Bishop Prang. As Doremus tells his wife, "That's why he's such a real Fascist menace--he's so confoundedly humanitarian, in fact so Noble, that a majority of people are willing to let him boss everything!"
21st Nov '16 1:41:04 PM FordPrefect
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Windrip regime is lead by a charismatic dictator and characterized by racism, jingoism, vicious suppression of dissent, concentration camps, and foolish wars of conquest. To boot, the Corpo Youth is reminiscent of the Hitler Youth.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Windrip regime is lead led by a charismatic dictator and characterized by racism, jingoism, vicious suppression of dissent, concentration camps, and foolish wars of conquest. To boot, the Corpo Youth is reminiscent of the Hitler Youth.



* VicePresidentWho: Ineffectual VP Perley Beecroft plays no part in the power struggles.

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* VicePresidentWho: Ineffectual VP Perley Beecroft plays no part in the power struggles.struggles, except perhaps for declaring a Congressional quorum while most of them are stuck in jail.



* YouCantMakeAnOmelette: Doremus' son, Philip uses the phrase defending the reigme. Doremus reacts with anger.

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* YouCantMakeAnOmelette: Doremus' son, Philip uses the phrase defending the reigme.regime. Doremus reacts with anger.
21st Nov '16 1:37:20 PM FordPrefect
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* TheHorseshoeEffect: See the page quote, a paraphrased version of which provides the page quote for this trope.

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* TheHorseshoeEffect: See TheHorseshoeEffect:
--> ...he denounced all "Fascism" and "Nazi-ism," so that most of
the page quote, a paraphrased version Republicans who were afraid of which provides Democratic Fascism, and all the page quote Democrats who were afraid of Republican Fascism, were ready to vote for this trope.him.
21st Nov '16 1:33:44 PM FordPrefect
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* BookDumb: Much of the American populace after the Windrip regime's educational "reforms", {{book burning}}s, and censorship campaigns. Institutions of higher learning have been evicerated, and the remaining schools only teach practical or useless classes, meaning that much of the populace is ignorant of history, literature, and civics. When citizens revolt against the Corpos, this works against them as well as the Corpos.

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* BookDumb: Much of the American populace after the Windrip regime's educational "reforms", {{book burning}}s, and censorship campaigns. Institutions of higher learning have been evicerated, eviscerated, and the remaining schools only teach practical or useless classes, meaning that much of the populace is ignorant of history, literature, and civics. When citizens revolt against the Corpos, this works against them as well as the Corpos.
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