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13th Apr '17 11:36:57 AM Euodiachloris
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' goes out on a limb to show you that, even with the sword, horses and siege engines... a medieval-based aristocracy is basically this with titles and bloodshed alongside the paperwork, wax-seals and under-the-table deals. Greasing palms, favours given and received, marriages to seal deals, promissory notes instead of here-and-now taxation (with a cut for you for your trouble) -- it all greases the wheels and gets things kind of done. As long as everybody knows the tune and can at least look like they're dancing along. But, some are more willing to use or abuse the system than others. Isn't that right, Houses Lannister, Tyrell, Bolton and Frey? Or Littlefinger and Varys, if you want less corporate entities willing to corrupt up the bureaucracy nicely. The problem is: when somebody reneges on their deals (or, is only inferred to have done)... it can get very, very violent well beyond a sternly worded letter delivered by black wings.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' goes out on a limb to show you that, even with the sword, swords, horses and siege engines... a medieval-based aristocracy is basically this with titles and bloodshed alongside the paperwork, wax-seals and under-the-table deals. Greasing palms, favours given and received, marriages to seal deals, promissory notes instead of here-and-now taxation (with a cut for you for your trouble) -- it all greases the wheels and gets things kind of done. As long as everybody knows the tune and can at least look like they're dancing along. But, some are more willing to use or abuse the system than others. Isn't that right, Houses Lannister, Tyrell, Bolton and Frey? Or Littlefinger and Varys, if you want less corporate entities willing to corrupt up the bureaucracy nicely. The problem is: when somebody reneges on their deals (or, is only inferred to have done)... it can get very, very violent well beyond a sternly worded letter delivered by black wings.
24th Feb '17 8:12:10 PM mkmckoy
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->''"Enter '''the bureaucrat''': the true rulers of the Republic. And on the payroll of the Trade Federation, I might add. This is where Chancellor Valorum's strength will disappear."''
-->-- '''[[TheChessmaster Senator Palpatine]]''', '''''Film/ThePhantomMenace'''''

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->''"Enter '''the bureaucrat''': ''the bureaucrat'': the true rulers of the Republic. And on the payroll of the Trade Federation, I might add. This is where Chancellor Valorum's strength will disappear."''
-->-- '''[[TheChessmaster Senator Palpatine]]''', '''''Film/ThePhantomMenace'''''
'''Senator Palpatine''', ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''
24th Jan '17 5:56:11 PM nombretomado
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* Louis in {{Casablanca}} is a mild version.
* The main antagonist of ''Film/{{Leviathan2014}}'' is a mayor of a northern Russian town, who is seeking to seize the protagonist's home and land.

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* %%* Louis in {{Casablanca}} ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' is a mild version.
* The main antagonist of ''Film/{{Leviathan2014}}'' ''Film/{{Leviathan|2014}}'' is a mayor of a northern Russian town, who is seeking to seize the protagonist's home and land.
19th Oct '16 3:15:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', running an honest administration causes a revolt because they expect favors, too. (They do insist on your doing the job you accepted a bribe for, though.)

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', running an honest administration causes a revolt because they expect favors, too. (They do insist on your doing the job you accepted a bribe for, though.)



* In ''[[TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'', Madam Chairman initially appears to be a SmugSnake ObstructiveBureaucrat with a pathological inability to believe Rachel isn't doing something wrong, ''somehow''. She turns out to be [[spoiler: part of the ANaziByAnyOtherName group Rachel's been fighting]].

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* In ''[[TheEschatonSeries Iron Sunrise]]'', ''Literature/IronSunrise'', Madam Chairman initially appears to be a SmugSnake ObstructiveBureaucrat with a pathological inability to believe Rachel isn't doing something wrong, ''somehow''. She turns out to be [[spoiler: part of the ANaziByAnyOtherName group Rachel's been fighting]].



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' goes out on a limb to show you that, even with the sword, horses and siege engines... a medieval-based aristocracy is basically this with titles and bloodshed alongside the paperwork, wax-seals and under-the-table deals. Greasing palms, favours given and received, marriages to seal deals, promissory notes instead of here-and-now taxation (with a cut for you for your trouble) -- it all greases the wheels and gets things kind of done. As long as everybody knows the tune and can at least look like they're dancing along. But, some are more willing to use or abuse the system than others. Isn't that right, Houses Lannister, Tyrell, Bolton and Frey? Or Littlefinger and Varys, if you want less corporate entities willing to corrupt up the bureaucracy nicely. The problem is: when somebody reneges on their deals (or, is only inferred to have done)... it can get very, very violent well beyond a sternly worded letter delivered by black wings.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' goes out on a limb to show you that, even with the sword, horses and siege engines... a medieval-based aristocracy is basically this with titles and bloodshed alongside the paperwork, wax-seals and under-the-table deals. Greasing palms, favours given and received, marriages to seal deals, promissory notes instead of here-and-now taxation (with a cut for you for your trouble) -- it all greases the wheels and gets things kind of done. As long as everybody knows the tune and can at least look like they're dancing along. But, some are more willing to use or abuse the system than others. Isn't that right, Houses Lannister, Tyrell, Bolton and Frey? Or Littlefinger and Varys, if you want less corporate entities willing to corrupt up the bureaucracy nicely. The problem is: when somebody reneges on their deals (or, is only inferred to have done)... it can get very, very violent well beyond a sternly worded letter delivered by black wings.
4th Oct '16 8:31:22 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"Enter '''the bureaucrat''': the true rulers of [[TheRepublic the Republic]]. And on the payroll of [[MegaCorp the Trade Federation]], I might add. This is where [[TheGoodChancellor Chancellor Valorum's]] strength will disappear."''

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->''"Enter '''the bureaucrat''': the true rulers of [[TheRepublic the Republic]]. Republic. And on the payroll of [[MegaCorp the Trade Federation]], Federation, I might add. This is where [[TheGoodChancellor Chancellor Valorum's]] Valorum's strength will disappear."''
23rd May '16 9:23:55 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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* In [[Literature/HallowMass]], Armand Deale, the President of Miskatonic University, accepts a massive bribe from Obed Whateley to help him recover the Necronomicon. He then conceals this information from his faculty, portraying his actions as motivated by nothing but a desire for social justice.

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* In [[Literature/HallowMass]], ''Literature/HallowMass'', Armand Deale, the President of Miskatonic University, accepts a massive bribe from Obed Whateley to help him recover the Necronomicon. He then conceals this information from his faculty, portraying his actions as motivated by nothing but a desire for social justice.
23rd May '16 9:23:03 PM ZaklogtheGreat
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* In [[Literature/HallowMass]], Armand Deale, the President of Miskatonic University, accepts a massive bribe from Obed Whateley to help him recover the Necronomicon. He then conceals this information from his faculty, portraying his actions as motivated by nothing but a desire for social justice.
19th Jan '16 12:11:02 PM Xillia26
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* ''VideoGame/SenNoKiseki'' Jusis Albarea's father is this. This is to prevent him from getting exposed. So he uses area Provincial soldiers to do his bidding. [[spoiler:He even used their butler to place his son under house arrest and used the Kreuzen army to put Machias in prison]]

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* ''VideoGame/SenNoKiseki'' Jusis Albarea's father is this. This is to prevent him from getting exposed. So he He uses area Provincial soldiers to do his bidding. [[spoiler:He even used their butler to place his son under house arrest and used the Kreuzen army to put Machias in prison]]prison in Bareahard's guardhouse]]
19th Jan '16 12:07:27 PM Xillia26
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* ''VideoGame/SenNoKiseki'' Jusis Albarea's father is this. This is to prevent him from getting exposed. So he uses area Provincial soldiers to do his bidding.

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* ''VideoGame/SenNoKiseki'' Jusis Albarea's father is this. This is to prevent him from getting exposed. So he uses area Provincial soldiers to do his bidding. [[spoiler:He even used their butler to place his son under house arrest and used the Kreuzen army to put Machias in prison]]
19th Jan '16 12:03:12 PM Xillia26
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* ''VideoGame/SenNoKiseki'' Jusis Albarea's father is this. This is to prevent him from getting exposed. So he uses area Provincial soldiers to do his bidding.
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