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29th Apr '16 3:05:33 AM Adept
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* ''FreedomForce'' plays this straight with [[AnIcePerson Nuclear Winter]] and somewhat averts this with Red October who teams up with the ''FreedomForce'' in the sequel.

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* ''FreedomForce'' ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' plays this straight with [[AnIcePerson Nuclear Winter]] and somewhat averts this with Red October who teams up with the ''FreedomForce'' ''Freedom Force'' in the sequel.



* ''HeavyWeapon'' has your Atomic Tank fight through the forces of the "Red Star", which are Russian Communists trying to take over the world. The game is pretty blatant about it as well, with your character saying things like "Take THAT, you commie pigs!", stages named "Killingrad", and bosses like "Kommie Kong".

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* ''HeavyWeapon'' ''VideoGame/HeavyWeapon'' has your Atomic Tank fight through the forces of the "Red Star", which are Russian Communists trying to take over the world. The game is pretty blatant about it as well, with your character saying things like "Take THAT, you commie pigs!", stages named "Killingrad", and bosses like "Kommie Kong".
4th Mar '16 4:03:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' villain Omega Red was made as a Soviet CaptainAmerica before turning into a TerroristWithoutACause.

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* ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' ''Comicbook/XMen'' villain Omega Red was made as a Soviet CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica before turning into a TerroristWithoutACause.



* Played for laughs in ''FightingAmerican'' -- the villains were still Communists, but they had names like Ghnortz, Bholhtz, and Hotsky Trotsky. Of course, since after a couple of episodes the entire series was a CaptainAmerica spoof, this is unsurprising.

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* Played for laughs in ''FightingAmerican'' -- the villains were still Communists, but they had names like Ghnortz, Bholhtz, and Hotsky Trotsky. Of course, since after a couple of episodes the entire series was a CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica spoof, this is unsurprising.



* In the "Justice Friends" shorts from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Major Glory's (a CaptainAmerica CaptainErsatz) archnemesis was a DirtyCommunists villain parody named Comrade Red who even used a weaponized hammer and sickle. Especially notable as Dexter's Lab came out years ''after'' the Cold War ended, but it's also worth remembering that Genndy Tartakovsky was born in the USSR.
* In a season nine episode of ''TheSimpsons'', "Simpson Tide", Homer ends up in command of a nuclear sub and accidentally steers it toward Russia. This prompts an immediate emergency UN meeting, in which the Russian representative refers to his people as the Soviet Union, prompting the following exchange:

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* In the "Justice Friends" shorts from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', Major Glory's (a CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica CaptainErsatz) archnemesis was a DirtyCommunists villain parody named Comrade Red who even used a weaponized hammer and sickle. Especially notable as Dexter's Lab came out years ''after'' the Cold War ended, but it's also worth remembering that Genndy Tartakovsky was born in the USSR.
* In a season nine episode of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Simpson Tide", Homer ends up in command of a nuclear sub and accidentally steers it toward Russia. This prompts an immediate emergency UN meeting, in which the Russian representative refers to his people as the Soviet Union, prompting the following exchange:
4th Mar '16 4:02:59 PM nombretomado
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* During the fifties, CaptainAmerica of the very popular UsefulNotes/WorldWarII comics was set against communists. The title folded quickly. Years later Marvel wanted to bring him back from near the end of the war. Who was the fifties version? An [[DorkAge 'Evil' Cap and 'Evil' Bucky]] who had changed their names and faces to seem like the genuine article, made into a KnightTemplar and driven madly paranoid by a version of the Super Soldier Serum. Later Cap battled Evil Cap and Evil Bucky. Evil Bucky eventually became non-evil and sidekicked for a while before being killed; Evil Cap became a supervillain for a while, died, and recently, after the death of real Cap, came back not so evil though still slightly bent, ramping up the "righteous revolution" elements for all they're worth.

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* During the fifties, CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica of the very popular UsefulNotes/WorldWarII comics was set against communists. The title folded quickly. Years later Marvel wanted to bring him back from near the end of the war. Who was the fifties version? An [[DorkAge 'Evil' Cap and 'Evil' Bucky]] who had changed their names and faces to seem like the genuine article, made into a KnightTemplar and driven madly paranoid by a version of the Super Soldier Serum. Later Cap battled Evil Cap and Evil Bucky. Evil Bucky eventually became non-evil and sidekicked for a while before being killed; Evil Cap became a supervillain for a while, died, and recently, after the death of real Cap, came back not so evil though still slightly bent, ramping up the "righteous revolution" elements for all they're worth.
23rd Feb '16 8:42:04 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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-->'''Russian representative:''' ''Nyet'', that is what we wanted you to think! (presses a button, the "Russia" plaque turns into "Soviet Union", a peace parade in Moscow turns into a military march, the Berlin wall pops out from the ground, Lenin revives as a zombie)

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-->'''Russian representative:''' ''Nyet'', that is what we wanted you to think! (presses a button, the "Russia" plaque turns into "Soviet Union", a peace parade in Moscow turns into a military march, the Berlin wall pops out from the ground, Lenin revives as a zombie)think!
23rd Feb '16 6:06:16 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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-->'''Russian representative:''' Yes, that is what we wanted you to think!

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-->'''Russian representative:''' Yes, ''Nyet'', that is what we wanted you to think!think! (presses a button, the "Russia" plaque turns into "Soviet Union", a peace parade in Moscow turns into a military march, the Berlin wall pops out from the ground, Lenin revives as a zombie)
27th Jan '16 10:24:12 AM AHI-3000
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* Huey Freeman from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'', a far-left-wing radical, has been designated as a (retired) "domestic terrorist" by the US federal government. But this is subverted, as Huey is not really a terrorist, but more of an activist who just happens to be very vocal about his extremist views.
25th Jan '16 6:56:43 PM thatmadork
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* Amita from ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 4}}'' is a more nuanced example. She holds on to a vague feminist/Marxist ideology and is a brutal guerilla fighter, [[{{Foil}} placed alongside]] [[TheFundamentalist Fundamentalist]] BadassNative Sabal. She does represent some of the more positive aspects of Marxism (gender equality, modernization, etc.) and is generally more passionate about helping the people of Kyrat than Sabal is. [[spoiler:Played more conventionally if you side with her for the game's ending, where she succumbs to HeWhoFightsMonsters. The post-credits sequences shows how she's presiding over a forced exodus of people from towns and villages to enslave them and work them in heroin fields and sweat shops, while ''taking the children and indoctrinating them into becoming ChildSoldiers to help defeat the remnants of Min's forces''. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Which actually isn't too far from]] what Pol Pot did in his first few weeks of Marxist dictatorship of UsefulNotes/{{Cambodia}}.]]
23rd Jan '16 2:46:01 AM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Kundun}}'' plays with this. The Dalai Lama is initially quite sympathetic to communism, identifying with its anti-imperialist ideology and compassionate to the suffering of the Chinese people during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. He initially feels that Tibet could have friendly relations with the Chinese communists but [[spoiler:Mao feel no desire to treat Tibet as equals [[Creator/{{Thucydides}} since they are strong and Tibet is weak]].]]
13th Jan '16 7:04:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The trope image is from "This Godless Communism," a feature appearing in ''Comicbook/TreasureChest'', a comic book published by the Catholic Guild and primarily distributed in Catholic parochial schools. The feature portrayed life in America after a hypothetical Communist takeover, with particular focus on the materialistic and anti-religious nature of Communism.

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* The trope image is from "This Godless Communism," a feature appearing in ''Comicbook/TreasureChest'', was a comic book published by the Catholic Guild and primarily distributed in Catholic parochial schools. The feature portrayed life in America after a hypothetical Communist takeover, with particular focus on the materialistic and anti-religious nature of Communism.
13th Jan '16 7:02:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/BerlinWall
* UsefulNotes/ColdWar



* UsefulNotes/IronCurtain
* [[UsefulNotes/FromRussiaWithNukes Mnogo Nukes]]



* UsefulNotes/RedOctober



* UsefulNotes/RedsWithRockets



* RomanovsAndRevolutions (TheRussianRevolution)
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