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29th Mar '16 7:21:04 AM Theriocephalus
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** This was thoroughly deconstructed in the ExpandedUniverse. Far from terrifying the populace into compliance, obliterating Alderaan purely to MakeAnExampleOfThem -their government had been following an ActualPacifist policy since the Clone Wars and had outright disbanded its armed forces- galvanised public opinion against the Empire and drove a considerable number of their own personnel who WouldNotShootACivilian or [[InternalReformist thought they could make things better from within]] to desert or mutiny.

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** This was thoroughly deconstructed in the ExpandedUniverse. Far from terrifying the populace into compliance, obliterating Alderaan purely to MakeAnExampleOfThem -their -- their government had been following an ActualPacifist policy since the Clone Wars and had outright disbanded its armed forces- forces -- galvanised public opinion against the Empire and drove a considerable number of their own personnel who WouldNotShootACivilian or [[InternalReformist thought they could make things better from within]] to desert or mutiny.
31st Jan '16 3:49:37 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]], and asks Anne if this is the price she is willing to pay to become his queen:

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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this and AltarTheSpeed by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]], and asks Anne if this is the price she is willing to pay to become his queen:
31st Jan '16 3:44:47 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]], and asks Anne if this is the price she wants to pay for becoming queen:

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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]], and asks Anne if this is the price she wants is willing to pay for becoming to become his queen:
31st Jan '16 3:44:17 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]]:

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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]]:blood]], and asks Anne if this is the price she wants to pay for becoming queen:
31st Jan '16 3:40:47 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/AnneOfTheThousandDays'', Henry wants to divorce his UnwantedSpouse and marry Anne because he hopes Anne's unborn child will become his [[HeirClubForMen legitimate male heir]]. To AltarTheSpeed, Henry decides to circumvent the Church's prohibition on this by making himself its leader in England, though he knows this requires [[PaintTheTownRed making the streets of London run with blood]]:
-->"I shall be opposed by many who are now my friends. They will be guilty of treason and I shall have to kill them. Those whom I like best--those who have some integrity of mind--will speak first against me. They must die. Parliament and the nation can then be bludgeoned into silence--but a lot of blood will run before they're quiet. Most of my people will hate me--and even more will hate you."
1st Jan '16 10:59:05 AM Jake
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** This was thoroughly deconstructed in the ExpandedUniverse. Far from terrifying the populace into compliance, obliterating Alderaan purely to MakeAnExampleOfThem -their government had been following an ActualPacifist policy since the Clone Wars and had outright disbanded its armed forces- galvanised public opinion against the Empire and drove a considerable number of their own personnel who WouldNotShootACivilian or [[InternalReformist thought they could make things better from within]] to desert or mutiny.
6th Nov '15 10:46:38 AM hamza678
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', the Galactic Empire's Moffs follow the Tarkin Doctrine, which basically boils down to "Use fear to rule them all." That is, it's actually a variation of this: it involves ruling by fear of violence rather than by lots of direct violence, but in order to be estabilished, some [[EarthShatteringKaboom very noticeable acts of intimidation]] have to be conducted.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', the Galactic Empire's Moffs follow the Tarkin Doctrine, which basically boils down to "Use fear to rule them all." That is, it's actually a variation of this: it involves ruling by fear of violence rather than by lots of direct violence, but in but for order to be estabilished, established, some [[EarthShatteringKaboom very noticeable acts of intimidation]] have to be conducted.
6th Nov '15 10:46:01 AM hamza678
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3rd Nov '15 2:59:05 PM DoctorCooper
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No RealLife examples please, there are enough examples of despotic rule ruining the lives of people. It is sufficient to say this happens in the RealLife ''a lot''.

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No RealLife examples please, In RealLife, there are enough many examples of despotic rule ruining the lives of people. It More detail is sufficient to say this happens in the RealLife ''a lot''.
not necessary.
2nd Mar '15 9:12:33 AM Gowan
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* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', high king Jakoven does this to Oranstone. The citizens are not allowed to carry weapons, which makes them defenseless against bandits, and the king doesn't do anything about the bandits that plague the country. He pretends that everything is not so bad, and it's just isolated incidents, but everyone knows that he wants the country to be overrun by bandits, as that would weaken it further. The nobles are allowed to carry weapons, but have to spend most of the year at court, where they are under the king's eyes and can't help their country.
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