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17th May '17 12:02:12 AM PaulA
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* The Imperial Order in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by TerryGoodkind is blatantly portrayed as a fantasy Soviet State.

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* The Imperial Order in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by TerryGoodkind Creator/TerryGoodkind is blatantly portrayed as a fantasy Soviet State.
17th Apr '17 1:33:36 PM Briguy52748
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* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff was wrestling's most famous Dirty Communist. Actually a native of Croatia, Josip Peruzović emmigrated to North America in 1967, at the young age of 19, and began training under Stu Hart ([[Wrestling/BretHart Bret's]] father). It wasn't until the mid 1970s when Peruzović, brought to the WWWF by Wrestling/FreddieBlassie (a real-life friend), adopted his most famous name, and not until 1984 when he began to be billed as coming from the Soviet Union. Already feared for his (legit) strength, Blassie suggested that to help get Volkoff over as a despised Russian, he sing the Soviet National Anthem before each match ... and that, along with his pairing with Wrestling/TheIronSheik, made for a most memorable tag team.

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* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff was wrestling's most famous Dirty Communist. Actually a native of Croatia, Josip Peruzović emmigrated to North America in 1967, at the young age of 19, and began training under Stu Hart ([[Wrestling/BretHart Bret's]] father). It wasn't until the mid 1970s when Peruzović, brought to the WWWF by Wrestling/FreddieBlassie (a real-life friend), adopted his most famous name, and not until 1984 when he began to be billed as coming from the Soviet Union.Union [[note]](Volkoff was previously billed as being either from Croatia or Mongolia)[[/note]]. Already feared for his (legit) strength, Blassie suggested that to help get Volkoff over as a despised Russian, he sing the Soviet National Anthem before each match ... and that, along with his pairing with Wrestling/TheIronSheik, made for a most memorable tag team.
17th Apr '17 1:32:37 PM Briguy52748
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* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff was wrestling's most famous Dirty Communist. Actually a native of Croatia, Josip Peruzović emmigrated to North America in 1967, at the young age of 19, and began training under Stu Hart ([[Wrestling/BretHart Bret's]] father). It wasn't until the mid 1970s when Peruzović, brought to the WWWF by Wrestling/FredBlassie (a real-life friend), adopted his most famous name, and not until 1984 when he began to be billed as coming from the Soviet Union. Already feared for his (legit) strength, Blassie suggested that to help get Volkoff over as a despised Russian, he sing the Soviet National Anthem before each match ... and that, along with his pairing with Wrestling/TheIronSheik, made for a most memorable tag team.

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* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff was wrestling's most famous Dirty Communist. Actually a native of Croatia, Josip Peruzović emmigrated to North America in 1967, at the young age of 19, and began training under Stu Hart ([[Wrestling/BretHart Bret's]] father). It wasn't until the mid 1970s when Peruzović, brought to the WWWF by Wrestling/FredBlassie Wrestling/FreddieBlassie (a real-life friend), adopted his most famous name, and not until 1984 when he began to be billed as coming from the Soviet Union. Already feared for his (legit) strength, Blassie suggested that to help get Volkoff over as a despised Russian, he sing the Soviet National Anthem before each match ... and that, along with his pairing with Wrestling/TheIronSheik, made for a most memorable tag team.
17th Apr '17 12:05:26 PM Briguy52748
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* During the post-war era, the Communist Russian villain was a common stock character in many local to national promotions of the time. The wrestler playing the Russian didn't even have to be from Eastern Europe or hail from behind the Iron Curtain ... he just merely had to affect an accent, come up with some anti-American rhetoric, wear clothing that had a hammer and sickle on them and voila, instant trope maker.
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff was wrestling's most famous Dirty Communist. Actually a native of Croatia, Josip Peruzović emmigrated to North America in 1967, at the young age of 19, and began training under Stu Hart ([[Wrestling/BretHart Bret's]] father). It wasn't until the mid 1970s when Peruzović, brought to the WWWF by Wrestling/FredBlassie (a real-life friend), adopted his most famous name, and not until 1984 when he began to be billed as coming from the Soviet Union. Already feared for his (legit) strength, Blassie suggested that to help get Volkoff over as a despised Russian, he sing the Soviet National Anthem before each match ... and that, along with his pairing with Wrestling/TheIronSheik, made for a most memorable tag team.
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16th Apr '17 11:07:53 AM SullenFrog
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', the People’s Alliance for Common Treatment (or PACT) are implied to be communists and have several parallels with Soviet Russia. They started out as a popular revolution against the decadent and oppressive leadership of the [[TheEmpire New Empire]]. They’re one of the galaxy’s two big superpowers, in opposition to the more democratic Solar Alliance. Their ships and mechs are painted red, their officers and leaders wear red uniforms, and characters from outside the PACT even refer to them as Reds. To drive the point home, their leader [[BigBad Veniczar Arcadius]] rallies his troops with a speech denouncing capitalism and imperialists at one point.
27th Feb '17 6:52:31 PM Fireblood
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Although Dirty Commies reached its height with the Cold War, the trope began at the turn of the 20th Century as communism and anarchism began to take root in the capitalist powers. Indeed, even before that, the title "The Communist Manifesto" itself was an ironic attack on Europe's fear of "communism," at the time meaning a return to loosely-allied city-states.

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Although Dirty Commies reached its height with the Cold War, the trope began at the turn of the 20th Century as communism and anarchism began to take root in the capitalist powers. Indeed, even before that, the title "The Communist Manifesto" itself was an ironic attack on Europe's fear of "communism," at the time meaning a return to loosely-allied city-states.
city-states.[[note]]Commune was used as a term for municipality in Europe, which France, Italy and Sweden retain.[[/note]]
26th Feb '17 4:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in the ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic series written by LarryHama and published by Marvel. The Joes' Russian counterparts, Oktober Guard, were actually reluctant allies of the Joes who set aside their differences to fight against the Cobras. The only time the Soviet Union is ever referred as an "evil empire" is done sarcastically by one of the characters. Quite a feat, considering the comic was published during the [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] era. Of course, portrayals of their soldiers and their government are two entirely different things. This treatment transferred over to the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero animated version]].
* Also averted in LarryHama's ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'', despite being set in the middle of WorldWarIII between the US and the USSR. The Soviet military might praise GloriousMotherRussia, but they're highly competent, no-nonsense professionals. Too bad they're facing the world's deadliest assassin...

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* Averted in the ''[[ComicBook/GIJoeARealAmericanHeroMarvel G.I. Joe]]'' comic series written by LarryHama Creator/LarryHama and published by Marvel. The Joes' Russian counterparts, Oktober Guard, were actually reluctant allies of the Joes who set aside their differences to fight against the Cobras. The only time the Soviet Union is ever referred as an "evil empire" is done sarcastically by one of the characters. Quite a feat, considering the comic was published during the [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] era. Of course, portrayals of their soldiers and their government are two entirely different things. This treatment transferred over to the [[WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero animated version]].
* Also averted Averted in LarryHama's Creator/LarryHama's ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'', despite being set in the middle of WorldWarIII between the US and the USSR. The Soviet military might praise GloriousMotherRussia, but they're highly competent, no-nonsense professionals. Too bad they're facing the world's deadliest assassin...
25th Feb '17 11:50:46 AM nombretomado
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* AngelinaJolie's ''Film/{{Salt}}'' is about the Soviet Union having a secret program of sleeper agents out to destroy the United States and restore the Soviet Union. Given they intend to blow up Mecca to frame the United States for it, they are a PROFOUND collection of dicks.

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* AngelinaJolie's Creator/AngelinaJolie's ''Film/{{Salt}}'' is about the Soviet Union having a secret program of sleeper agents out to destroy the United States and restore the Soviet Union. Given they intend to blow up Mecca to frame the United States for it, they are a PROFOUND collection of dicks.
8th Feb '17 7:42:51 PM erforce
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* ''RockyIV'' created Ivan Drago whom remains one of the most recognizable symbols of Communism of the 80s.

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* ''RockyIV'' ''Film/RockyIV'' created Ivan Drago whom remains one of the most recognizable symbols of Communism of the 80s.
6th Feb '17 10:39:45 AM SkylaNoivern
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* Parodied in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' video game, which is set in the 1950s; TheGovernment and the sinister GovernmentConspiracy use the overwhelming paranoia around communism to cover up the actions of the protagonist -- who is actually an extraterrestrial. The population eventually buys into this to such a degree that people actually scream "Communist!" as soon as they see the alien in his natural form, and the police / military report "Possible Communist activity," when the protagonist is going around vapourising people and sucking out their brains.

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* Parodied in the first ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' video game, which is set in the 1950s; TheGovernment and the sinister GovernmentConspiracy use the overwhelming paranoia around communism to cover up the actions of the protagonist -- protagonist, Cryptosporidium-137, who is actually an extraterrestrial. The population eventually buys into this to such a degree that people actually scream "Communist!" something among the lines of "communist" as soon as they see the alien Crypto in his natural form, and the police / and military report "Possible Communist activity," "possible communist activity" when the protagonist is going around vapourising vaporizing people and sucking out extracting brainstems.
** ''Destroy All Humans! 2'', set ten years later in 1969, focuses on the USSR government, mostly the KGB as the main antagonists responsible for the destruction of Orthpox's mothership (and the death of Orthopox, who manages to survive by installing his consciousness into a hologram unit) and an attempted assassination of Crypto, believing him to be a dire threat to the USSR. As the game progresses, Crypto discover that the KGB and
their brains.Premier, Milenkov, [[spoiler:are helping a species of radioactivity-driven martians with {{Hivemind}}s take over the Earth and turn it into a water lodged homeland, having the latter already taken over the USSR government post the Tunguska crash of 1908, which was caused by a Blisk warship crashing into a remote community]].
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