History Main / AggressiveNegotiations

23rd Aug '16 3:19:47 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'', a nervous Grunt attacks a marine during a diplomatic meeting and [[spoiler:starts the entire Human-Covenant war.]] The "negotiations" involved the Brutes demanding the humans hand over the planet with everything on it. There was no way this was going to end well.

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* In ''Literature/HaloContactHarvest'', a nervous Grunt attacks a marine human militiaman during a diplomatic meeting and [[spoiler:starts starts the entire Human-Covenant war.]] war. The "negotiations" involved the Brutes demanding the humans hand over the planet with everything on it. There was no way this was going to end well.
25th Jul '16 2:39:25 PM margdean56
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* The Mongols were renown in ancient times for their aversion of this trope; they believed very strongly in Diplomatic Immunity for both sides of the equation, and if they called you out to negotiate that was all they were going to do (for today). The Mongol Empire ended up destroying one of its neighboring civilizations utterly for mistreating a messenger.

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* The Mongols were renown renowned in ancient times for their aversion of this trope; they believed very strongly in Diplomatic Immunity for both sides of the equation, and if they called you out to negotiate that was all they were going to do (for today). The Mongol Empire ended up destroying one of its neighboring civilizations utterly for mistreating a messenger.
28th Jun '16 1:22:44 PM Nyao
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See also: ISurrenderSuckers, GunboatDiplomacy, {{Ambadassador}}.

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See also: ISurrenderSuckers, GunboatDiplomacy, {{Ambadassador}}.
GunboatDiplomacy. The calling card of the {{Ambadassador}} when the peaceful solution fails.
17th Jun '16 3:23:47 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'': The second mission starts with Uther telling Arthas he sent two of his best knights to negotiate an orc tribe's surrender. Cue two horses returning, pointedly missing their riders.
16th Jun '16 9:41:46 AM Firebrand96
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->'''Anakin:''' When I got to them, we got into aggressive negotiations.\\

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->'''Anakin:''' When I got to them, we got into [[TropeNamer aggressive negotiations.negotiations]].\\
11th Jun '16 9:58:41 PM Doug86
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* In the KingArthur myth, his final battle with Mordred started this way. Neither side trusted the other, and brought plenty of heavily armed soldiers along to the negotiations. The fighting started when one soldier, bitten by an asp, drew his sword to kill it. Both sides had been warned to expect treachery, and responded immediately. Due to the confusion and disorganization, both sides were essentially wiped out.

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* In the KingArthur Myth/KingArthur myth, his final battle with Mordred started this way. Neither side trusted the other, and brought plenty of heavily armed soldiers along to the negotiations. The fighting started when one soldier, bitten by an asp, drew his sword to kill it. Both sides had been warned to expect treachery, and responded immediately. Due to the confusion and disorganization, both sides were essentially wiped out.
7th Jun '16 2:49:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* SunTzu recommends this as one of many stratagems in ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''.

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* SunTzu Sun Tzu recommends this as one of many stratagems in ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''.
18th Apr '16 11:28:27 PM konekootome
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* When prophet's ship arrives at the Legion base in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'', a bizarre combination of welcoming, questioning, and MexicanStandoff ensues.

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* When prophet's ship arrives at the Legion base in ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Fanfic/Legionnaire Legionnaire]]'', ''Fanfic/{{Legionnaire}}'', a bizarre combination of welcoming, questioning, and MexicanStandoff ensues.ensues.
* The initially peaceful conference in ''FanFic/MyMirrorSwordAndShield'' for the opening of the SAZ with the JLF falls apart when [[CrazyJealousGuy Sir Raleigh]] orders the troops to attack behind Euphemia and Suzaku's backs, turning into a massacre. It ends in further tears when Euphemia calls Raleigh out on his actions and refuses to back down from her ideals.
23rd Mar '16 8:44:35 AM ObsidianFire
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** This came up as early as ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon"; when Spock takes matters into his own hands, destroying suicide booths with disruptor fire. [[GenreSavvy Spock knows what he's talking about.]]

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** This came up as early as ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' episode, "A Taste of Armageddon"; when Spock takes matters into his own hands, destroying suicide booths with disruptor fire. [[GenreSavvy Spock knows what he's talking about.]]
21st Dec '15 7:39:28 AM nighttrainfm
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** The First Battle of Koom Valley, as described in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''

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** The First Battle of Koom Valley, as described in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. [[spoiler: Their leaders originally wanted to make ''peace'', but a sudden fog made people on both sides panic and assume they were being ambushed.]]
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