History Main / AgentProvocateur

9th May '18 12:52:02 PM SinDustries
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Common conspiracy theory trope. See also {{Astroturf}}. Not necessarily one of LesCollaborateurs, though he or she may double as this. Not to be confused with a HoneyTrap.

Not to be confused with the 1984 Music/{{Foreigner}} album.

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Common conspiracy theory trope. See also {{Astroturf}}. Not necessarily one of LesCollaborateurs, though he or she may double as this. Not to be confused with a HoneyTrap.

Not to be confused with
HoneyTrap. Or the 1984 Music/{{Foreigner}} album.
10th Apr '18 10:08:11 AM Thom_Phan
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** This is also one of the more famous specialities of the Alpha Legion according to the fluff. Famously provoking much of the Imperial Eastern Sector into riots during the Horus Heresy as a means of destabilizing the necessary supply lines for the Seige of Terra. However, in novels it is better shown by both the Night Lords Trilogy and the Blood Gorgons in the novel Emperor's Mercy. On the tabletop, this is traditionally shown by a larger than average number of cultists.

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** This is also one of the more famous specialities of the Alpha Legion according to the fluff. Famously provoking much of the Imperial Eastern Sector into riots during the Horus Heresy as a means of destabilizing the necessary supply lines for the Seige of Terra. However, in novels it is better shown by both the Night Lords Trilogy and the Blood Gorgons in the novel Emperor's Mercy.Flesh and Iron. On the tabletop, this is traditionally shown by a larger than average number of cultists.
10th Apr '18 9:56:06 AM Thom_Phan
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**This is also one of the more famous specialities of the Alpha Legion according to the fluff. Famously provoking much of the Imperial Eastern Sector into riots during the Horus Heresy as a means of destabilizing the necessary supply lines for the Seige of Terra. However, in novels it is better shown by both the Night Lords Trilogy and the Blood Gorgons in the novel Emperor's Mercy. On the tabletop, this is traditionally shown by a larger than average number of cultists.
7th Mar '18 1:49:20 PM ironballs16
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* In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, an investigation (still ongoing) into Russia's use of this trope was opened to determine just how far it reached. Most of these "Troll Farms" utilize social media (e.g. Tumblr and Reddit), while others bought ad-space on Facebook and other, more established sites.

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* In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, an investigation (still ongoing) into Russia's use of this trope was opened to determine just how far it reached. Most of these "Troll Farms" utilize social media (e.g. Tumblr and Reddit), while others bought ad-space on Facebook and other, more established sites.sites, but all of them share the same goal of [[AppleOfDiscord sowing discord in whatever ways they can]].
7th Mar '18 1:48:14 PM ironballs16
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* In the wake of the 2016 US Presidential election, an investigation (still ongoing) into Russia's use of this trope was opened to determine just how far it reached. Most of these "Troll Farms" utilize social media (e.g. Tumblr and Reddit), while others bought ad-space on Facebook and other, more established sites.
25th Nov '17 1:49:59 AM CharlesPhipps
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* This is pretty much the point of ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' mixed with a FalseFlagOperation. Count Dooku is sent to stir up the galaxy against Chancellor Palpatine in order to make it so the latter can justify seizing more power. The reason its the former and not the latter is the troops on the ground had no idea they were just cannon fodder for Palpatine's goals and the Separatist cause was never meant to succeed.

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* This is pretty much the point of ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' mixed with a FalseFlagOperation. Count Dooku is sent to stir up the galaxy against Chancellor Palpatine in order to make it so the latter can justify seizing more power. The reason its the former and not the latter is the troops on the ground had no idea they were just cannon fodder for Palpatine's goals and the Separatist cause was never meant to succeed.
25th Nov '17 1:49:28 AM CharlesPhipps
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* This is pretty much the point of ''StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' mixed with a FalseFlagOperation. Count Dooku is sent to stir up the galaxy against Chancellor Palpatine in order to make it so the latter can justify seizing more power. The reason its the former and not the latter is the troops on the ground had no idea they were just cannon fodder for Palpatine's goals and the Separatist cause was never meant to succeed.

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* This is pretty much the point of ''StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' ''Film/StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' mixed with a FalseFlagOperation. Count Dooku is sent to stir up the galaxy against Chancellor Palpatine in order to make it so the latter can justify seizing more power. The reason its the former and not the latter is the troops on the ground had no idea they were just cannon fodder for Palpatine's goals and the Separatist cause was never meant to succeed.
25th Nov '17 1:49:12 AM CharlesPhipps
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* This is pretty much the point of ''StarWarsAttackOfTheClones'' mixed with a FalseFlagOperation. Count Dooku is sent to stir up the galaxy against Chancellor Palpatine in order to make it so the latter can justify seizing more power. The reason its the former and not the latter is the troops on the ground had no idea they were just cannon fodder for Palpatine's goals and the Separatist cause was never meant to succeed.
25th Nov '17 1:47:00 AM CharlesPhipps
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO COINTELPRO]] was an American government program of Agent Provocateurs deployed between 1956 and 1971. Agents were sent to infiltrate the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, among others.

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** * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO COINTELPRO]] was an American government program of Agent Provocateurs deployed between 1956 and 1971. Agents were sent to infiltrate the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements, among others.
25th Nov '17 1:46:03 AM CharlesPhipps
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** J. Edgar Hoover's infiltration of the Communist Party is an interesting example of EpicFail with this trope to the point of RealityIsUnrealistic. It turns out the US government pumped so much money and had so many informants in the communist party, it actually kept the organization from collapsing.
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