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30th May '16 1:03:56 AM Tamfang
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* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck WarTimeCartoon ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' [[UpToEleven took Nazism to an absurd extreme]], including its inefficiency. This means Donald has only a single coffee bean (that he had hidden) a block of wood (Or possibly a loaf of bread so hard it needed to be cut with a saw), and a spray bottle of bacon flavoring to eat. Donald's work flow is constantly interrupted by photos of Hitler (which must all be heiled to ''individually'' or a dozen guards would threaten to shoot Donald) also placed on the assembly line. Many shells went past Donald unscrewed as he just couldn't keep up with the constantly changing size of the shells, the speed of the conveyor belt, or the random photographs he has to heil instead of doing his actual job.

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* The WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck WarTimeCartoon ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' [[UpToEleven took Nazism to an absurd extreme]], including its inefficiency. This means Donald has only a single coffee bean (that he had hidden) hidden), a block of wood (Or (or possibly a loaf of bread so hard it needed to be cut with a saw), and a spray bottle of bacon flavoring to eat. Donald's work flow is constantly interrupted by photos of Hitler (which must all be heiled to ''individually'' or a dozen guards would threaten to shoot Donald) also placed on the assembly line. Many shells went past Donald unscrewed as he just couldn't keep up with the constantly changing size of the shells, the speed of the conveyor belt, or the random photographs he has to heil instead of doing his actual job.
28th May '16 7:56:03 PM LTR
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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has the country of [[{{Ruritania}} Thembria]], where everything is accompanied by mountains of forms and paperwork, so a simple request of decision can take months to put into practice. The sole exception seems to be execution orders, which are rushed through in a few hours.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' has the country of [[{{Ruritania}} Thembria]], where everything is accompanied by mountains of forms and paperwork, so a simple request of decision can take months to put into practice. The sole exception seems to be execution orders, which are rushed through in a few hours. The armament industry was so inefficient (or tied up in red tape) that the Thembrian Air Force [[RunningGag never had any bullets]] and would resort to throwing whatever they DID have at enemy planes, including furniture, ship anchors and cuts of bologna.
21st May '16 10:05:53 PM LTR
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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as fascist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their policy of nuking rebellious planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus raised a rebel army of his own that destroyed it. Afterwards, his Terran Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but just as oppressive, and ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]]. While he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.

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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as fascist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their policy of nuking rebellious planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus raised a rebel army of his own that destroyed it. Afterwards, his Terran Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but just as oppressive, and ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]]. UED]]. While he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.worse.
*** Mengsk also has one of the traits of RealLife fascist militaries down, his lust for enormous ego-stroking superweapons. At the height of the zerg invasion on the Dominion, he spends an enormous amount of resources to produce the Odin, a mammoth ''walking tank'' packed with every armament imaginable, up to and including ''nukes''. [[LaResistance Raynor's]] men steal it, and after having some fun with it, declare it useless as a practical weapon and discard it.



** Defied by [[HiveQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and taking initiative rather mindless slaves.

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** Defied by [[HiveQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and taking initiative rather than being just mindless slaves.
21st May '16 9:59:58 PM LTR
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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as fascist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their policy of nuking rebellious planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus raised a rebel army of his own that destroyed it. Afterwards, his Terran Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but just as oppressive, and ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]]. While he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Protoss Conclave]] is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence of relying on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all effective against a ZergRush) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reasons, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]]. They also refuse Terran help, again for "[FantasticRacism ideological]]" reasons. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.

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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as fascist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their policy of nuking rebellious planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus raised a rebel army of his own that destroyed it. Afterwards, his Terran Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but just as oppressive, and ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]]. UED]]. While he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Protoss Conclave]] is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence of relying on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all effective against a ZergRush) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reasons, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]]. They also refuse Terran help, again for "[FantasticRacism "[[FantasticRacism ideological]]" reasons. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.
21st May '16 9:58:25 PM LTR
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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as facist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their politic of nuking rebel planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus even [[spoiler:turned their plan against themselves]]. After Arcturus took over, his Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]], and while he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Protoss Conclave]] is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence to rely on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all adapted against a ZergRush and end up costing many protoss lifes) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reason, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]]. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.
** Defied by [[HiveQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take initiative rather mindless slaves.

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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as facist, fascist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their politic policy of nuking rebel rebellious planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus even [[spoiler:turned their plan against themselves]]. After Arcturus took over, raised a rebel army of his own that destroyed it. Afterwards, his Terran Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but just as oppressive, and ends up rather easily destroyed by the [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]], and while UED]]. While he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Protoss Conclave]] is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence to rely of relying on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all adapted effective against a ZergRush and end up costing many protoss lifes) ZergRush) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reason, reasons, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]].Zerg]]. They also refuse Terran help, again for "[FantasticRacism ideological]]" reasons. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.
** Defied by [[HiveQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take taking initiative rather mindless slaves.
13th May '16 3:00:11 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This appears to be the main function of the Ministry of Magic in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. It didn't start out totally fascist (the incumbent Minister of Magic comes off as a very unflattering {{Expy}} of TonyBlair more than anything), but it surely didn't come off as very democratic. For example:

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* This appears to be the main function of the Ministry of Magic in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. It didn't start out totally fascist (the incumbent Minister of Magic comes off as a very unflattering {{Expy}} of TonyBlair UsefulNotes/TonyBlair more than anything), but it surely didn't come off as very democratic. For example:
20th Apr '16 3:43:15 PM KizunaTallis
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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'': It was already well-established that TCB!Equestria (aka, the [[TheEmpire Solar Empire]]) is a CrapsaccharineWorld, but it's not until the ''Calm Before the Storm'' side story comes along and shows just how bad it all really is. First off, the truly ''massive'' number of newfoals coming into Equestria has overstretched their resources to the breaking point. Making things worse is that the barrier vaporizes ''everything'' in its path (agriculture, infrastructure, buildings, materials, and information about how to create these things), leaving the conquered lands useless to the Imperials; in short, they're destroying the very resources they could've used to more easily shoulder their explosive population growth and colonize Earth. Moreover, the [[HopelessWar war has gone on for so long and has been so brutal]] that morale is at an all-time low, with only fanaticism and terror being able to hold their heads above the water, and even that is failing.

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* ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'': It was already well-established that TCB!Equestria (aka, the [[TheEmpire Solar Empire]]) is a CrapsaccharineWorld, but it's not until the ''Calm Before the Storm'' side story comes along and shows just how bad it all really is. First off, the truly ''massive'' number of newfoals coming into Equestria has overstretched their resources to the breaking point. Making things worse is that the barrier vaporizes ''everything'' in its path (agriculture, infrastructure, buildings, materials, and information about how to create these things), leaving the conquered lands useless to the Imperials; in short, the barrier may be the only thing truly giving the Solar Empire a fighting chance against humanity (as it's clear the war would've been over in less than a week without it) but they they're also [[HoistByHisOwnPetard screwing themselves over]] ''badly'' as they're destroying the very resources they could've used to more easily shoulder their explosive population growth and colonize Earth. Moreover, the [[HopelessWar war has gone on for so long and has been so brutal]] that morale is at an all-time low, with only fanaticism and terror being able to hold their heads above the water, and even that is failing.
17th Apr '16 3:07:57 PM Aargvark
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has His Divine Majesty's Imperium of Mankind, probably the most {{exaggerated|Trope}} in fiction. It's deliberately the most oppressive {{crapsack|World}} government imaginable, but all the different factions that run it ([[ObstructiveBureaucrat Administratum]], [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]], [[MachineWorship Mechanicus]], [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard, Imperial Navy]], [[SuperSoldier Astartes]], [[StateSec Inquisition]], and [[PoliceBrutality Arbites]]) distrust each other at best, regularly hoard information and resources, will often refuse to help another faction unless it can benefit them, and on occasion will outright go to war with each other; more than one Imperial endeavor has been dismantled solely because of infighting. And that's before considering all the sub-factions (and ''sub''-sub-factions) ''and'' all the local departments that run individual planets/systems. Turns out that this is ''better'' than the alternative, as any time someone gains control of multiple departments at once they soon turn the Imperium's brutally up even further (Horus in the Horus Heresy and Goge Vandire in the Age of Apostasy). It doesn't help that the only one who could feasibly remove the "Inefficient" part is the Emperor of Mankind, and he's a barely alive husk trapped in failing life support.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has His Divine Majesty's Imperium of Mankind, probably the most {{exaggerated|Trope}} in fiction. It's deliberately the most oppressive {{crapsack|World}} government imaginable, but all the different factions that run it ([[ObstructiveBureaucrat Administratum]], [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]], [[MachineWorship Mechanicus]], [[RedshirtArmy Imperial Guard, Guard,]] [[SpaceNavy Imperial Navy]], [[SuperSoldier Astartes]], [[StateSec Inquisition]], and [[PoliceBrutality Arbites]]) distrust each other at best, regularly hoard information and resources, will often refuse to help another faction unless it can benefit them, and on occasion will outright go to war with each other; more than one Imperial endeavor has been dismantled solely because of infighting. And that's before considering all the sub-factions (and ''sub''-sub-factions) ''and'' all the local departments that run individual planets/systems. Turns out that this is ''better'' than the alternative, as any time someone gains control of multiple departments at once they soon turn the Imperium's brutally up even further (Horus in the Horus Heresy and Goge Vandire in the Age of Apostasy). It doesn't help that the only one who could feasibly remove the "Inefficient" part is the Emperor of Mankind, and he's a barely alive husk trapped in failing life support.
11th Apr '16 5:42:56 PM Theokal3
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** Defied by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take initiative rather mindless slaves.

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** Defied by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen [[HiveQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take initiative rather mindless slaves.
11th Apr '16 5:42:27 PM Theokal3
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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as facist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their politic of nuking rebel planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus even [[spoiler:turned their plan against themselves]]. After Arcturus took over, his Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but ends up rather easily destroyed by the UED, and while he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, his Dominion is crushed, and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The Protoss Conclave is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence to rely on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all adapted against a ZergRush and end up costing many protoss lifes) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reason, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]]. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.
** Defied by Kerrigan, of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take initiative rather mindless slaves.

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** Both Terran Governments we get to see are portrayed as facist, dictatorial, and extremely ineffective; at the beginning of the game, the Confederation is clearly hated by almost everybody due to their politic of nuking rebel planets, and it's quite clear the regime was already dying before Arcturus even [[spoiler:turned their plan against themselves]]. After Arcturus took over, his Dominion seems ''slightly'' more effective, but ends up rather easily destroyed by the UED, [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression UED]], and while he manages to rebuild it between the end of ''Brood War'' and ''VideoGame/StarCraftII'', it's implied the only reason he lasted so long was because Kerrigan [[CruelMercy didn't consider him worth killing]]. The very moment she decides to go on the warpath against him again, [[CurbStompBattle his Dominion is crushed, crushed]], and the drastic measures he attempts to save it only end up making things worse.
** The [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering Protoss Conclave Conclave]] is shown to be utterly incompetent in defending Aiur against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Zerg]] [[AlienInvasion invasion]] due to [[HonorBeforeReason their insistence to rely on traditional protoss tactics]] (which ''aren't'' at all adapted against a ZergRush and end up costing many protoss lifes) and constant refusal to accept help from [[DarkIsNotEvil the Dark Templar]] for ideological reason, [[TooDumbToLive even though the Dark Templars possess exactly what is needed to defeat the Zerg]]. Unsurprisingly, they are the first to get exterminated by the time of ''Brood War''.
** Defied by Kerrigan, [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Kerrigan]], of all people, in ''[[VideoGame/StarCraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm Heart of the Swarm]]'', where she decides, despite [[TheSpock Abathur]]'s recommendations, to grant her Broodmothers more free will and individuality, as she feels the Swarm would be more effective if they are capable of thinking by themselves and take initiative rather mindless slaves.
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