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22nd Apr '16 8:59:11 PM TheMutant
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* [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous John Hancock]], the ghoul mayor of Goodneighbor in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', likes delivering these to his community from time to time from the balcony outside his den in the Old State House.
19th Feb '16 8:33:56 AM MsChibi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Minions}}'', one of the eponymous characters is crowned King of England and gives [[TheUnintelligible a nonsensical speech]] like this.
25th Dec '15 5:42:13 PM everyfloatingcat
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* In ''This Other Eden'', set in a small Irish town following the War of Independence, a controversial modern-art statue of a local IRA hero is blown up, sparking a riot. Crispin Brown, a Hibernophilic Englishman looking to settle in the area, gives an impassioned speech for peace from the balcony of the town hall. In keeping with the movie's satirical tone, the crowd are mostly just amused at Brown making an ass of himself while the other characters don't have the heart to tell him so.
29th Nov '15 8:52:39 AM MarcInGA
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* In "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai" John Lithgow, portraying Earth scientist Dr. Emilio Lazardo who is possessed by alien villain Lord John Warfan gives such a speech to his men before taking off to invade their home world in another dimension. He constantly mugs in the style of Benito Mussolini (making you wonder which personality knew about that) including a rousing call to arms:
--> Warfan: "Where are we going?"
--> Lectroids: "Planet Ten!"
--> Warfan: "When?"
--> Lectroids: "Real soon!"
7th Jul '15 9:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Bananas}}'': Has such a scene.
* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'': Used as a parody of ''{{Evita}}''
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': General Garza, when speaking to his soldiers.
* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'': The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbn-GjL6WLA Look up, Hannah]]", with Creator/CharlieChaplin laying a brick bat not just on Naziism but nationalism itself.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': Lord Farquaad is a fan of this. Possibly because no one could see him at all if he weren't elevated so far over everyone's heads…
* ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'': Pharaoh announces Joseph's promotion from imprisoned slave boy to the second-most-powerful man in the world from a balcony.
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* ''Film/{{Bananas}}'': Has such a scene.
* ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'': Used as a parody of ''{{Evita}}''
* ''Film/TheExpendables'': General Garza, when speaking to his soldiers.
* ''Film/TheGreatDictator'': The "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbn-GjL6WLA Look up, Hannah]]", with Creator/CharlieChaplin laying a brick bat not just on Naziism but nationalism itself.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': Lord Farquaad is a fan of this.
** Possibly because no one could see him at all if he weren't elevated so far over everyone's heads…



* ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'': Pharaoh announces Joseph's promotion from imprisoned slave boy to the second-most-powerful man in the world from a balcony.
7th Jul '15 9:16:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Bananas}}'': Has such a scene.
* ''The Beautician and the Beast'': Used as a parody of ''{{Evita}}''
* ''TheExpendables'': General Garza, when speaking to his soldiers.

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* ''{{Bananas}}'': ''Film/{{Bananas}}'': Has such a scene.
* ''The Beautician and the Beast'': ''Film/TheBeauticianAndTheBeast'': Used as a parody of ''{{Evita}}''
* ''TheExpendables'': ''Film/TheExpendables'': General Garza, when speaking to his soldiers.



* ''Moon Over Parador'': Features an example of this.

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* ''Moon Over Parador'': ''Film/MoonOverParador'': Features an example of this.



* ''QuoVadis'': Nero watches the Imperial Troops march from his balcony and exchange salutes.

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* ''QuoVadis'': ''Literature/QuoVadis'': Nero watches the Imperial Troops march from his balcony and exchange salutes.



* ''{{The Wall}}'': Pink's opening speech in the "In the Flesh?" segment qualifies in pretty much every sense of this trope.
* ''Joseph, King of Dreams'': Pharaoh announces Joseph's promotion from imprisoned slave boy to the second-most-powerful man in the world from a balcony.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': The classic short ''YouNaztySpy!'' satirizes Hitler's and Mussolini's use of it.

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* ''{{The Wall}}'': ''Film/TheWall'': Pink's opening speech in the "In the Flesh?" segment qualifies in pretty much every sense of this trope.
* ''Joseph, King of Dreams'': ''WesternAnimation/JosephKingOfDreams'': Pharaoh announces Joseph's promotion from imprisoned slave boy to the second-most-powerful man in the world from a balcony.
* ''Film/TheThreeStooges'': The classic short ''YouNaztySpy!'' ''Film/YouNaztySpy!'' satirizes Hitler's and Mussolini's use of it.



* ''TheWizardOfID'': The King of Id often addresses his subjects from the balcony. One of them often shouts a snarky comment back at him.

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* ''TheWizardOfID'': ''ComicStrip/TheWizardOfID'': The King of Id often addresses his subjects from the balcony. One of them often shouts a snarky comment back at him.



* ''{{Evita}}'': Appropriately used to mirror RealLife, one of the songs is even entitled "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada".

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* ''{{Evita}}'': ''Music/{{Evita}}'': Appropriately used to mirror RealLife, one of the songs is even entitled "On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada".



* A stock cutscene in ''AgeOfWonders 2'' and ''AgeOfWonders: Shadow Magic''.

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* A stock cutscene in ''AgeOfWonders ''VideoGame/AgeOfWonders 2'' and ''AgeOfWonders: Shadow Magic''.
9th Jun '15 9:09:02 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': General Morcerf does this during a military coup; definitely a PuttingOnTheReich version.

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* ''{{Gankutsuou}}'': ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}'': General Morcerf does this during a military coup; definitely a PuttingOnTheReich version.
20th May '15 9:21:07 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* ''TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns does it a couple of times, such as when he gives the award to the Inanimate Carbon Rod in "Deep Space Homer".

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* ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Mr. Burns does it a couple of times, such as when he gives the award to the Inanimate Carbon Rod in "Deep Space Homer".



* In the ''JohnnyBravo'' episode "The Prince and the Pinhead", Johnny (taking a prince's place) addresses the masses simply by saying hello, asking what'd they do yesterday, then telling them to keep it up.

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* In the ''JohnnyBravo'' ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "The Prince and the Pinhead", Johnny (taking a prince's place) addresses the masses simply by saying hello, asking what'd they do yesterday, then telling them to keep it up.
19th Nov '14 1:57:54 PM gemmabeta2
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* Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's famous balcony speech took place immediately prior to the Romanian revolution. He tried to placate the crowd, dumstruck, that they were, for the first time, booing him.

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* Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu's famous balcony speech took place immediately prior to the Romanian revolution. He tried to placate the crowd, dumstruck, that they were, for the first time, booing him. He got about ten words out before the mob broke into the Presidential Palace and forced him to flee.
28th Oct '14 4:33:28 PM LongLiveHumour
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* BenitoMussolini: Did this quite a lot, as, for example, when he announced victory in the war against Abyssinia and the creation of the "[[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian Empire]]" from the balcony of the Palazzo di Venezia, May 9, 1936. [[IncrediblyLamePun Became an inverted trope when the partisans hung him upside down]].

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* BenitoMussolini: UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini: Did this quite a lot, as, for example, when he announced victory in the war against Abyssinia and the creation of the "[[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly Italian Empire]]" from the balcony of the Palazzo di Venezia, May 9, 1936. [[IncrediblyLamePun Became an inverted trope when the partisans hung him upside down]].
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