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3rd Mar '17 9:52:43 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Oct '16 5:47:57 PM JamesAustin
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--> ''"Let the enemies of the Empire take heed: those who challenge Imperial resolve will be crushed."''
-->-- '''[[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]'''

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--> -> ''"Let the enemies of the Empire take heed: those who challenge Imperial resolve will be crushed."''
-->-- '''[[Franchise/StarWars Emperor Palpatine]]'''
'''Emperor Palpatine''', ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
23rd Sep '16 4:21:37 PM aurora369
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* In Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, the Boltons do this [[spoiler: in the North, after destroying House Stark.]]

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* In Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire, the Boltons do this [[spoiler: in the North, after destroying House Stark.]]]] It doesn't seem to be very effective, given their medieval feudalistic paradigm of politics; a number of feudal lords conspires against them like the Manderlys, or outright denies them, like the Mormonts and Reeds.
12th Jun '16 5:32:33 AM jakobitis
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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 for order to be established, 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 for order to be established, some [[EarthShatteringKaboom very noticeable acts of intimidation]] have to be conducted. In the Legends canon, Tarkin himself took it very literally - when faced with a mass protest, he landed a ''star destroyer'' on top of them.
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.
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