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22nd May '16 10:13:42 PM WanderingTedium
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Naturally, this is a great excuse to TrashTheSet. If the attack succeeds and the base falls, it could create a ShockingDefeatLegacy. Compare with DieHardOnAnX, where at least one character is left to fight back after the initial attack, win or lose. See also TheSiege, ProtectThisHouse. When the heroes pull this on the villain, it's StormingTheCastle. If the destruction is upgraded to the entire city or country, this may be a ThrowawayCountry.

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Naturally, this is a great excuse to TrashTheSet. If the attack succeeds and the base falls, it could create a ShockingDefeatLegacy. Bonus points of the base is taken over by a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName a Nazi-esque regime]], resulting in a DayOfTheJackboot. Compare with DieHardOnAnX, where at least one character is left to fight back after the initial attack, win or lose. See also TheSiege, ProtectThisHouse. When the heroes pull this on the villain, it's StormingTheCastle. If the destruction is upgraded to the entire city or country, this may be a ThrowawayCountry.
18th May '16 11:36:19 AM Eddy1215
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* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had one,a drug lord had his guys storm the lab in 'Snow Day'' and in 'Today is Life',the precinct almost gets it,though the rioters never get in.

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* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' has had one,a a couple instances of this:
** In 'Snow Day', a
drug lord had his guys storm the lab in 'Snow Day'' and in lab.
** In
'Today is Life',the Life', the precinct is almost gets it,though the rioters never storm by rioters, though they fortunately don't get in.
18th May '16 11:28:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''{{CSI NY}}'' had one,a drug lord had his guys storm the lab in 'Snow Day'' and in 'Today is Life',the precinct almost gets it,though the rioters never get in.

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* ''{{CSI NY}}'' ''Series/{{CSINY}}'' had one,a drug lord had his guys storm the lab in 'Snow Day'' and in 'Today is Life',the precinct almost gets it,though the rioters never get in.
16th May '16 9:21:56 PM DanielCase
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* The most humiliating moment in U.S. military history had to be when the British Army took Washington during the War of 1812, after the much-vaunted well-regulated militia failed to show up in significant enough numbers to deter them. The British commander decided to rub it in. He had his men go into the empty House chamber and take seats, then went to the podium himself and called the meeting to order as if he were the Speaker. One of his junior officers rose and offered a motion to burn the chamber down; it was duly seconded by another officer. The commander called the vote and the motion passed unanimously.
16th May '16 12:00:23 AM DanielCase
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* While the Tet Offensive may not really have been this trope objectively, when one of the VC's guerrilla attacks briefly breached the perimeter of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, it led Walter Cronkite to famously reassess the war as "unwinnable" on air, marking a turning point in popular opinion of the war in the U.S.
15th May '16 11:54:21 PM DanielCase
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* While the Tet Offensive may not really have been this trope objectively, when one of the VC's guerrilla attacks briefly breached the perimeter of the U.S. embassy in Saigon, it led Walter Cronkite to famously reassess the war as "unwinnable" on air, marking a turning point in popular opinion of the war in the U.S.
15th May '16 11:45:21 PM DanielCase
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* As the saying goes in the U.S. Army: "You can shoot down all the MiGs you want, but if the enemy tank commander has a beer in your officers' club, then you lost the war."[[note]]Of course, he ''could'' have been taken prisoner and be being treated by his U.S. Army counterparts. Just sayin'.[[/note]]
14th May '16 9:17:39 PM DanielCase
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* When Iraqi Infomation Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf was making many of his press conferences in early April 2003 denying that U.S. troops were winning, much less in the country at all, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(2003)#Thunder_Runs some U.S. armored units had established a base less than a kilometer away in the same Baghdad neighborhood]].

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* When Iraqi Infomation Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf was making many of his press conferences in early April 2003 denying that U.S. troops were winning, much less in the country at all, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(2003)#Thunder_Runs org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf#During_the_Iraq_war some U.S. armored units had established a base less than a kilometer away in the same Baghdad neighborhood]].
14th May '16 9:14:36 PM DanielCase
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* When Iraqi Infomation Minister Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf was making many of his press conferences in early April 2003 denying that U.S. troops were winning, much less in the country at all, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(2003)#Thunder_Runs some U.S. armored units had established a base less than a kilometer away in the same Baghdad neighborhood]].
13th May '16 11:38:29 PM Doug86
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* All of House Atreides base were belong to House Harkonnen in Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel ''{{Literature/Dune}}'', with the Harkonnens using TheMole and other treachery to open a gap in the base's defense and attack under cover of night, with imperial troops on loan.
* This happens in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' when [[spoiler:Theon takes Winterfell]].

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* All of House Atreides base were belong to House Harkonnen in Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel ''{{Literature/Dune}}'', ''Literature/{{Dune}}'', with the Harkonnens using TheMole and other treachery to open a gap in the base's defense and attack under cover of night, with imperial troops on loan.
* This happens in ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' when [[spoiler:Theon takes Winterfell]].
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