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30th Jun '17 9:16:45 AM Allronix
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* The period if you hold a revolution or your government falls in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' is called Anarchy. All civilization activity comes to a halt - no tax collection, no scientific research, no trade income, and (in most cases) no building. All you cities go to civil unrest, and it's generally a good way to open yourself up to being conquered.

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* The period if you hold a revolution or your government falls in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' is called Anarchy. All civilization activity comes to a halt - no tax collection, no scientific research, no trade income, and (in most cases) no building. All you cities go to civil unrest, and it's generally a good way to open yourself up to being conquered.
30th Jun '17 9:13:11 AM Allronix
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* The period if you hold a revolution or your government falls in ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' is called Anarchy. All civilization activity comes to a halt - no tax collection, no scientific research, no trade income, and (in most cases) no building. All you cities go to civil unrest, and it's generally a good way to open yourself up to being conquered.
21st Apr '17 5:01:50 PM CountDorku
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* Averted in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. Posthuman Studios happens to be run by socially progressive transhumanist Anarchists, who put a lot of their politics into the setting, and so the politically anarchist sections of the Solar System (the outer system, mainly) are portrayed a lot more sympathetically than [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny the fascist Jovian Republic]] or the MegaCorp-dominated inner system.
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9th Mar '17 11:07:05 AM phylos
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In RealLife, this trope is usually averted. Many proponents of anarchy are actually quite high on the "idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism; they genuinely believe that [[RousseauWasRight humans are good]], and so a society with no form of higher authority or official rules will become utopia, as all people will be able to communicate with and understand each other as individuals and will choose to be good. Most other anarchists are more cynical, and believe that anarchy is desirable ''because'' HumansAreFlawed - giving them power, these anarchists contend, simply makes matters ''more'' chaotic, and will inevitably lead to power abuse. This was the position of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (the first person to declare himself an anarchist, incidentally), who penned the phrase "[[InvertedTrope Anarchy Is Order]]." This is, by the way, the meaning of the circle A symbol you may have seen graffiti'd here and there (it's actually an "A" inside an "O"). More information can be found in our UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{anarchism}}.

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In RealLife, this trope is usually averted. Many proponents of anarchy are actually quite high on the "idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism; they genuinely believe that [[RousseauWasRight humans are good]], and so a society with no form of higher authority or official rules will become utopia, as all people will be able to communicate with and understand each other as individuals and will choose to be good. Most other anarchists are more cynical, and believe that anarchy is desirable ''because'' HumansAreFlawed - giving them power, these anarchists contend, simply makes matters ''more'' chaotic, and will inevitably lead to power abuse. This was the position of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (the first person to declare himself an anarchist, incidentally), who penned the phrase "[[InvertedTrope Anarchy Is Order]]." This is, by the way, the meaning of the circle A symbol you may have seen graffiti'd here and there (it's actually an "A" inside an "O"). More information information, on social anarchism, can be found in our UsefulNotes on UsefulNotes/{{anarchism}}.
23rd Feb '17 12:48:39 AM Jake
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* In the webcomic series ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'', the part of the timeline set in the future features (among other super-governments) the Anarchist Collective, which sort of [[ZigZaggedTrope goes back and forth]]. Officially, there are only two laws, "do not profit at the expense of another anarchist" (which can be interpreted to cover anything from scams to murder), and "there are no other laws". The officials in charge are referred to as "Advisers" who don't put out laws so much as "suggestions"; you can technically break them without any sort of official penalty, but since the only difference between local police, angry crowd and lynch mob is how organized they are... the Collective does have a rather [[BloodKnight intimidating]] military, not to mention a [[KillSat secret weapon]], though.
** There's also a reference to "true anarchists" who live in the wasteland between cities, taking potshots at passing vehicles.

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* In the webcomic series ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'', the ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' (which may or may not be an example of WriterOnBoard in regards to anarchism):
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part of the timeline set in the future features (among other super-governments) the Anarchist Collective, which sort of [[ZigZaggedTrope goes back and forth]]. Officially, there are only two laws, "do not profit at the expense of another anarchist" (which can be interpreted to cover anything from scams to murder), and "there are no other laws". The officials in charge are referred to as "Advisers" who don't put out laws so much as "suggestions"; you can technically break them without any sort of official penalty, but since the only difference between local police, angry crowd and lynch mob is how organized they are... the Collective does have a rather [[BloodKnight intimidating]] military, not to mention a [[KillSat secret weapon]], though.
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though. They still come off as ALighterShadeOfGrey compared to the other prominent factions, largely because things like freedom of speech are SeriousBusiness to them. There's also a reference to "true anarchists" who live in the wasteland between cities, taking potshots at passing vehicles.vehicles.
** Meanwhile, in the present-day timeline we have Norman. He might be an AxeCrazy {{pyromaniac}} and MadBomber with an acute case of ComedicSociopathy and an aversion to anything resembling work, but he still shows occasional signs of HiddenDepths, and anarchism clearly means a lot more to him than an excuse to set fire to things.
22nd Jan '17 2:56:07 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', according to the [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]], the Republic of Arithuania became the Former Republic of Arithuania because its leaders allowed too much freedom, leading to anarchy and the country disintegrating.
3rd Jan '17 9:11:46 PM N1KF
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In RealLife, this trope is usually averted. Many proponents of anarchy are actually quite high on the "idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism; [[WideEyedIdealist they genuinely believe that humans are good, and so a society with no form of higher authority or official rules will become utopia, as all people will be able to communicate with and understand each other as individuals and will choose to be good]]. Most other anarchists are more cynical, and believe that anarchy is desirable ''because'' HumansAreFlawed - giving them power, these anarchists contend, simply makes matters ''more'' chaotic, and will inevitably lead to power abuse. This was the position of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (the first person to declare himself an anarchist, incidentally), who penned the phrase "[[InvertedTrope Anarchy Is Order]]." This is, by the way, the meaning of the circle A symbol you may have seen graffiti'd here and there (it's actually an "A" inside an "O"). More information can be found in our UsefulNotes on [[UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} anarchism]].

In short, real-life anarchists tend to be about cooperation and mutual respect, and very much tend ''not'' to be about unleashing [[HumansAreBastards the natural savage instincts of humanity]] so that [[MightMakesRight the weak will become fodder for the strong]] (supposedly in the belief that either ''[[OriginalPositionFallacy they]]'' [[OriginalPositionFallacy will be among the "strong",]] or that that'd still be ''better'' than the existing system, or that the sooner humanity goes extinct the better off it will be). A person who thinks like that will probably not become an anarchist in the first place (unless that person is a MisanthropeSupreme).

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In RealLife, this trope is usually averted. Many proponents of anarchy are actually quite high on the "idealistic" side of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism; [[WideEyedIdealist they genuinely believe that [[RousseauWasRight humans are good, good]], and so a society with no form of higher authority or official rules will become utopia, as all people will be able to communicate with and understand each other as individuals and will choose to be good]].good. Most other anarchists are more cynical, and believe that anarchy is desirable ''because'' HumansAreFlawed - giving them power, these anarchists contend, simply makes matters ''more'' chaotic, and will inevitably lead to power abuse. This was the position of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (the first person to declare himself an anarchist, incidentally), who penned the phrase "[[InvertedTrope Anarchy Is Order]]." This is, by the way, the meaning of the circle A symbol you may have seen graffiti'd here and there (it's actually an "A" inside an "O"). More information can be found in our UsefulNotes on [[UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} anarchism]].

UsefulNotes/{{anarchism}}.

In short, real-life anarchists tend to be about cooperation and mutual respect, and very much tend ''not'' to be about unleashing [[HumansAreBastards the natural savage instincts of humanity]] so that [[MightMakesRight the weak will become fodder for the strong]] (supposedly in the belief that either ''[[OriginalPositionFallacy they]]'' [[OriginalPositionFallacy will be among the "strong",]] "strong"]], or that that'd still be ''better'' than the existing system, or that the sooner humanity goes extinct the better off it will be). A person who thinks like that will probably not become an anarchist in the first place (unless that person is a MisanthropeSupreme).
3rd Jan '17 9:03:47 PM N1KF
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A virtually ubiquitous trope, both in fiction and RealLife, is the misconception that anarchists have no beliefs, that [[TitleDrop anarchy is chaos.]] While anarchy and chaos are not mutually exclusive (chaos is anarchic, although it often devolves into despotism, but anarchy is not necessarily chaotic) such an un-mindset is properly called [[StrawNihilist nihilism, the belief in nothing]]. However, the actual definition of Anarchism is ''the belief that rulership should not exist'' (as indicated in its Greek roots, an- [no] -arkhos [ruler]). There is much division on the extent and nature of rulership, and what it means. Regardless of this division, ''in fiction'', Anarchists (of any stripe) are often accused of [[ChaoticStupid favoring a Hobbesian-style war of all against all]].

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A virtually ubiquitous trope, both in fiction and RealLife, is the misconception that anarchists have no beliefs, that [[TitleDrop anarchy is chaos.]] chaos. While anarchy and chaos are not mutually exclusive (chaos is anarchic, although it often devolves into despotism, but anarchy is not necessarily chaotic) such an un-mindset is properly called [[StrawNihilist nihilism, the belief in nothing]]. However, the actual definition of Anarchism is ''the belief that rulership should not exist'' (as indicated in its Greek roots, an- [no] -arkhos [ruler]). There is much division on the extent and nature of rulership, and what it means. Regardless of this division, ''in fiction'', Anarchists (of any stripe) are often accused of [[ChaoticStupid favoring a Hobbesian-style war of all against all]].


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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', Star's teacher Skullnick lets Star in charge of a school field trip. Being tired of her teacher's rules, she removes them all. Skullnick warns that "no rules leads to anarchy," and that anarchy does indeed lead into chaos as Star's classmates get into dangerous situations from messing around.
9th Dec '16 1:00:48 AM Theriocephalus
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* Inverted and subverted in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''- abandoning the Empire and joining or forming a guild are presented with all the trappings of anarchy (everyone lives according to their own laws, don't have to join a guild if they want to make their own one-man guild, don't have to appoint a leader, and the only "authority" had is presented as people following directions out of admiration or respect rather than because they are an authority figure. The Five "Master" Guilds are just be the five largest or most productive guilds and have no authority over other guilds, and even the Don doesn't seem to have any official authority- he's someone everyone respects and obeys out of that, but it's also stated that he's just another guild member if not one with a lot of supporters), but the Guilds are the Order to the Empire's Chaos. The guilds are also constantly presented as being in the right.

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* Inverted and subverted in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''- ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' -- abandoning the Empire and joining or forming a guild are presented with all the trappings of anarchy (everyone lives according to their own laws, don't have to join a guild if they want to make their own one-man guild, don't have to appoint a leader, and the only "authority" had is presented as people following directions out of admiration or respect rather than because they are an authority figure. The Five "Master" Guilds are just be the five largest or most productive guilds and have no authority over other guilds, and even the Don doesn't seem to have any official authority- he's someone everyone respects and obeys out of that, but it's also stated that he's just another guild member if not one with a lot of supporters), but the Guilds are the Order to the Empire's Chaos. The guilds are also constantly presented as being in the right.



* in WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the brief moment when the goblins don't have a King turns into this.

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* in WesternAnimation/AdventureTime * In ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', the brief moment when the goblins don't have a King turns into this.
22nd Nov '16 7:59:59 PM Fireblood
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* Averted by the Ma-non in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', who are a truly anarchist society, with no ruling body or centralized decision-making process whatsoever. They have just come to the collective realization that action which benefit the whole ultimately advance themselves too, and highly value equivalent exchange in their dealings. There are a handful of Ma-Non who exploit their own system to get ahead, but they're also aware that every race has a few bad eggs.

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* Averted by the Ma-non in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'', who are a truly anarchist society, with no ruling body or centralized decision-making process whatsoever. They have just come to the collective realization that action actions which benefit the whole ultimately advance themselves too, and highly value equivalent exchange in their dealings. There are a handful of Ma-Non who exploit their own system to get ahead, but they're also aware that every race has a few bad eggs.
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