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31st Dec '17 10:55:33 AM LtFedora
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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.

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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'' ''Star Destroyer'' on top of them.




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* In ''Film/TheHungerGames'', President Snow explains to Seneca Crane why the aforementioned games are more effective at subduing the districts than rounding up twenty-four of their children at random and simply executing them: because hope is easier to control than fear. In ''Mockingjay'', he orders the execution of district residents for joining the rebels.
29th Apr '17 4:03:11 PM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' depicts the aftermath of the war between Azania and the Northern Confederation this way. The Confederation, a [[EvilReactionary reactionary]] Christian dominionist regime, deeply and thoroughly hates the principles and society of Azania's LGBT-friendly LadyLand, and does its mortal best to stamp them out. The old capital is very thoroughly burned and razed, and all the old symbols outlawed. Women who surrender are re-educated to be fit for life as subservient housewives in the Confederation, and those who resist are [[MadeASlave sold as slaves]].
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:
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