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9th Jul '17 6:30:01 PM ironballs16
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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities without necessarily supporting Saddam. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment.

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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities [[PunchClockVillain without necessarily supporting Saddam.Saddam]]. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment.
26th Jun '17 3:09:07 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/Stasiland'' notes that the former East German secret police have adapted quite well to capitalism, as the skills needed to recruit informers are not that different from those needed to sell products.

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* ''Literature/Stasiland'' ''Literature/{{Stasiland}}'' notes that the former East German secret police have adapted quite well to capitalism, as the skills needed to recruit informers are not that different from those needed to sell products.
26th Jun '17 3:08:15 AM JackG
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* ''Literature/Stasiland'' notes that the former East German secret police have adapted quite well to capitalism, as the skills needed to recruit informers are not that different from those needed to sell products.
8th May '17 2:48:28 PM TheWanderer
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%%* Yuri's uncle in ''Film/LordOfWar''

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%%* * Yuri's uncle Dmitry in ''Film/LordOfWar''''Film/LordOfWar'' is a Soviet General who is stationed in Ukraine when the Soviet Union collapses. When professional ArmsDealer Yuri tries to appeal to Dmitry to be the source for his guns and let Yuri make a fortune selling them on the black market, Dmitry protests and says he will have to report all this, until Yuri points out that now Moscow is in another country and they're free to use all the cool toys left behind for their own benefit.
23rd Mar '17 4:35:23 PM thevideogameempire
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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities without necessarily supporting Saddam. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It]] [[TautologicalTemplar USA]].

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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities without necessarily supporting Saddam. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It]] [[TautologicalTemplar USA]].
19th Nov '16 9:33:44 AM themanwithathousandtabs
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* In ''Film/ApartmentZero'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Jack]] was part of the death squads in Argentina.
1st Nov '16 5:30:33 AM TheWanderer
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May or may not wear a CommissarCap.

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May or may not wear a CommissarCap.
CommissarCap. When military personnel turn to crime without the country falling or undergoing some drastic change, that's FromCamouflageToCriminal.
4th Aug '16 6:31:49 AM Agelastos
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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities without necessarily supporting Saddam. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It USA]].

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* After [[WarOnTerror Baghdad fell to the US Army]], the interim government fired all Baath Party-related military and civilian personnel and barred them from participating. Since being part of the party was the only real way of advancing through the ranks during the Saddam era, many people had joined up simply to survive, have a decent income or help their communities without necessarily supporting Saddam. The firing of the civilian personnel left Iraq without vital utilities (water and electricity) that wouldn't be restored to ''pre-Saddam levels'' until 2008 and the firing of the military/police personnel caused anarchy to break out within hours of the Coalition taking control. A lot of these people also took their expertise to the insurgency, thus bolstering its ranks with knowledge and equipment. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Breaking It It]] [[TautologicalTemplar USA]].
31st May '16 10:28:47 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* ComicBook/IronMan villain Boris Bullski, alias the Titanium Man, became a supervillainous mercenary following the collapse of the USSR. Several versions of the Crimson Dynamo have done the same.

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16th May '16 1:50:57 PM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'', ConanTheBarbarian was one of the mercenaries of a rebel prince until he made his peace.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Literature/ShadowsInTheMoonlight'', ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian was one of the mercenaries of a rebel prince until he made his peace.
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