History Main / FullCircleRevolution

14th Aug '17 10:21:39 PM FurryKef
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** New dynasties were pretty good about trying to rectify the problems of the former dynasty, rebuilding the charitable granaries, lending support to farmers, and making the land bloom so everyone could have big, happy families and what not. It worked great... for about the 250 years or so it took for the country to become terribly overpopulated, then it was Malthusian crises all over again. This was all enforced by China's geography, China's massive river systems are extremely vulnerable to flooding, and an ineffective government would lead to broken levy's and environmental disasters which were easy to perceive as divine punishment.

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** New dynasties were pretty good about trying to rectify the problems of the former dynasty, rebuilding the charitable granaries, lending support to farmers, and making the land bloom so everyone could have big, happy families and what not. It worked great... for about the 250 years or so it took for the country to become terribly overpopulated, then it was Malthusian crises all over again. This was all enforced by China's geography, China's massive river systems are extremely vulnerable to flooding, and an ineffective government would lead to broken levy's levies and environmental disasters which were easy to perceive as divine punishment.
10th Aug '17 6:36:00 AM Ramidel
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* In ''Literature/TheMerchantPrincesSeries'', this is a concern of the protagonists and their allies in New Britain. After the overthrow of the King of New Britain, many revolutionary groups look like they're about to set up the same kind of police state that they'd overthrown. Erasmus Burgeson and the Clan largely put the kibosh on that for twenty years, but there are still factions within the revolutionary government who want to backslide after the revolution's Old Man dies.
26th Jul '17 9:12:16 PM Kirayoshi
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* Discussed and actively averted in ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', when Penny, Aggie and their friends strike a blow against the increasing bullying of Karen and her clique:

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* Discussed and actively averted in ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', when Penny, Aggie and their friends strike a blow against the increasing bullying of Karen and her clique:clique during the "Popsicle War" arc:
26th Jul '17 9:11:14 PM Kirayoshi
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* Discussed and actively averted in ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', when Penny, Aggie and their friends strike a blow against the increasing bullying of Karen and her clique:
-->'''Aggie''': This group we're gathering, it's not going to last if the only goal is to replace Czarina Karen with Dictator Penny. \\
'''Lisa''': It can't be [[MeetTheNewBoss "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss."]] Wait...technically Penny would be the "old boss"...[[CloudCuckoolander Pete Townshend, your lyrics are not as relevant to my life as advertized!]]
18th Jul '17 9:30:37 PM kome360
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** ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'': Hyperion's old CEO was an aging miser whose profit margins were causing massive casualties. Handsome Jack's obsessions kill billions more and ignites an intergalactic war.
14th Jun '17 8:07:35 PM DanielCase
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* This list could not be complete without mentioning Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. A civil war in the late 1970s led to the end of white-minority rule, and an independence ceremony featuring a Music/BobMarley performance the country became Zimbabwe. Within the decade, though, another civil war among the Africans led to some genocidal killings which even Mugabe later admitted was a mistake. Almost 40 years later, his ruling ZANU-PDF has not given up power despite having survived [[RidiculousFutureInflation one of the worst bouts of hyperinflation ''ever'']], and the country would more accurately be called "Zim Bob's Way" as he maintains dictatorial control through his thuggish followers manhandling and intimidating his opponents far more thoroughly than Ian MSith's government ever did.

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* This list could not be complete without mentioning Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. A civil war in the late 1970s led to the end of white-minority rule, and an independence ceremony featuring a Music/BobMarley performance the country became Zimbabwe. Within the decade, though, another civil war among the Africans led to some genocidal killings which even Mugabe later admitted was a mistake. Almost 40 years later, his ruling ZANU-PDF has not given up power despite having survived [[RidiculousFutureInflation one of the worst bouts of hyperinflation ''ever'']], and the country would more accurately be called "Zim Bob's Way" as he maintains dictatorial control through his thuggish followers manhandling and intimidating his opponents far more thoroughly than Ian MSith's Smith's government ever did.
14th Jun '17 7:58:54 PM DanielCase
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* Afraid of potential Soviet domination, many middle-class Chileans backed the September 11, 1973, military coup that ousted democratically elected president Salvador Allende and installed General Augusto Pinochet, on the expectation that the military government would be temporary. Instead, Pinochet's government dealt with left-wing resistance through a program of mass arrests that ended up with the arrestees either shipped to labor camps in remote and inhospitable regions of the country, missing and to this day presumed to have been unceremoniously and extralegally executed, or in exile where some of them were assassinated by Chilean agents ... all things that anyone who knows the history of the USSR under Stalin's rule would find very familiar. And so it remained for almost two decades.
14th Jun '17 7:50:19 PM DanielCase
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* This list could not be complete without mentioning Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. A civil war in the late 1970s led to the end of white-minority rule, and an independence ceremony featuring a Music/BobMarley performance the country became Zimbabwe. Within the decade, though, another civil war among the Africans led to some genocidal killings which even Mugabe later admitted was a mistake. Almost 40 years later, his ruling ZANU-PDF has not given up power despite having survived [[RidiculousFutureInflation one of the worst bouts of hyperinflation ''ever'']], and the country would more accurately be called "Zim Bob's Way" as he maintains dictatorial control through his thuggish followers manhandling and intimidating his opponents far more thoroughly than Ian MSith's government ever did.
14th Jun '17 7:43:27 PM DanielCase
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* Likewise in ''Film/{{Heathers}}'': after the first of the titular characters is killed off, another Heather assumes her place as Queen Bee.


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* The '70s [[CultFilm Cult Classic]] ''Film/MassacreAtCentralHigh'' builds its plot around this trope. After the three bullies who dominate the titular school in the first half of the film are killed off one by one, David, the new student who appears to have engineered their deaths, starts killing other students when they appear to be filling the power vacuum. For the rest of the film, the two leads debate whether they should do the same to David given that nothing appears to have changed.
12th Jun '17 12:59:45 AM M84
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* The first chapter of ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes Chronicles]]'' details the rise of a Barbarian named Tarnum, who is inspired by the tales of the last surviving bards to overthrow TheMagocracy of Bracaduun and restore the Barbarian people to their former glory. He starts out with good intentions, but, partway through, he grows paranoid from the constant attacks and assassination attempts by the Wizard-Kings, eventually snapping and poisoning all his generals for fear of betrayal. After overthrowing the wizards, he forms a Barbarian empire and becomes just as ruthless as them, crushing all opposition and sending his forces to rape and pillage towns of the former wizard empire (he later finds out that his soldiers nearly killed his long-lost sister, who was saved by a former Bracaduun knight named Rion Gryphonheart, who would later marry her and found the Kingdom of Erathia). He is finally killed in CombatByChampion by Rion Gryphonheart (who averts this trope by being a just ruler), only to be sent back by the Ancients to atone for his misdeeds. In an ironic twist, he finally redeems himself by helping another young Barbarian do pretty much the same thing many years later but without the same pitfalls.

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* The first chapter of ''[[VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic Heroes Chronicles]]'' details the rise of a Barbarian named Tarnum, who is inspired by the tales of the last surviving bards to overthrow TheMagocracy of Bracaduun and restore the Barbarian people to their former glory. He starts out with good intentions, but, partway through, he grows paranoid from the constant attacks and assassination attempts by the Wizard-Kings, eventually snapping and poisoning all his generals for fear of betrayal. After overthrowing the wizards, he forms a Barbarian empire and becomes just as ruthless as them, crushing all opposition and sending his forces to rape and pillage towns of the former wizard empire (he later finds out that his soldiers nearly killed his long-lost sister, who was saved by a former Bracaduun knight named Rion Gryphonheart, who would later marry her and found the Kingdom of Erathia). He is finally killed in CombatByChampion by Rion Gryphonheart (who averts this trope by being a just ruler), only to be sent back by the Ancients to atone for his misdeeds. In an ironic twist, he finally redeems himself by helping another young Barbarian do pretty much the same thing many years later but without the same pitfalls. The scriptwriter's notes reveal that said Barbarian Waerjak [[spoiler:is actually a Gryphonheart, meaning he is a descendant of Tarnum's sister.]]
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