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8th Apr '17 8:01:18 AM eaglescorch
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* Towards the end of ''Film/{{TheDayAfter}}'', the United States establishes NERA, the National Emergency Recovery Administration. It is meant to administer the reconstruction of the country in the aftermath of nuclear war, something they are completely unable to do.

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* Towards the end of ''Film/{{TheDayAfter}}'', ''Film/{{The Day After}}'', the United States establishes NERA, the National Emergency Recovery Administration. It is meant to administer the reconstruction of the country in the aftermath of nuclear war, something they are completely unable to do.
8th Apr '17 8:00:18 AM eaglescorch
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* Towards the end of ''Film/{{TheDayAfter}}'', the United States establishes NERA, the National Emergency Recovery Administration. It is meant to administer the reconstruction of the country in the aftermath of nuclear war, something they are completely unable to do.
29th Mar '17 10:32:42 PM MadAnthony94
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** The same series gives us the Undertaking, an agency that captures, imprisons, and studies supernatural threats (and blatantly parodying the MIB of the titular film, down to the smoked glasses and initial names) and in America the Unnameables, a spoof of the Untouchables that deals with Lovecraftian threats.
9th Mar '17 12:13:13 PM DaibhidC
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** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of...Asia...on the Counterweight Continent also has all the formal trappings of imperial China, cradle of bureaucracy, and so presumably has massive numbers of intricately named departments. We just don't meet them, because Rincewind spends all his time running and Cohen spends all his time stabbing people.

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** The FantasyCounterpartCulture of...Asia...on the Counterweight Continent also has all the formal trappings of imperial China, cradle of bureaucracy, and so presumably has massive numbers of intricately named departments. We just don't meet them, because Rincewind spends all his time running and Cohen spends all his time stabbing people. A vignette in the second edition ''TabletopGame/DiscworldRoleplayingGame'' suggests that foreign affairs (ie spying on the bloodsucking ghosts) is the purview of the Department of Despicable Necessities.
5th Mar '17 12:33:49 PM troodos
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** ComicBook/YoungJustice parodied this with A.P.E.S (All-Purpose Enforcement Squad), whose agents, [[PunnyName Fite n' Maad]], were considered membered of ''every'' government agency, from ones listed above like the DEO to real agencies like the CIA and MI6.
26th Feb '17 1:14:25 PM lavendermintrose
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* The titular [[Anime/Acca13TerritoryInspectionDept Acca]], an agency that manages the police, fire departments, and various other services in the 13 districts of Dowa Kingdom.
22nd Jan '17 5:35:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ColdSquad'' and ''WakingTheDead'' introduced fictional police Cold Case divisions before such things began to [[DeFictionalization pop up timidly]] in RealLife. ''Series/ColdCase'' itself avoids the trope portraying the characters as regular Homicide detectives, but in season 7, just as the willing suspension of disbelief was being too stretched (and the perspective of cancellation seemed sure) the writers had the two main characters be [[SequelHook offered]] [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot a position]] in a projected Cold Case FBI Unit.

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* ''Series/ColdSquad'' and ''WakingTheDead'' ''Series/WakingTheDead'' introduced fictional police Cold Case divisions before such things began to [[DeFictionalization pop up timidly]] in RealLife. ''Series/ColdCase'' itself avoids the trope portraying the characters as regular Homicide detectives, but in season 7, just as the willing suspension of disbelief was being too stretched (and the perspective of cancellation seemed sure) the writers had the two main characters be [[SequelHook offered]] [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot a position]] in a projected Cold Case FBI Unit.
18th Jan '17 6:56:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* The secret, unofficial (and illegal) ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' which is dedicated to stopping CthulhuMythos threats. Its British counterpart is PISCES (Paranormal Intelligence Section for Counter-intelligence, Espionage and Sabotage).

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* The secret, unofficial (and illegal) ''TabletopGame/DeltaGreen'' which is dedicated to stopping CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos threats. Its British counterpart is PISCES (Paranormal Intelligence Section for Counter-intelligence, Espionage and Sabotage).
12th Jan '17 6:04:58 PM contrafanxxx
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* The VCD (Vanguard for Crystal Destruction, or Vanguard Crystal Defense) from ''VideoGame/RaidenV''.
4th Jan '17 9:20:52 AM Xtifr
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* Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}, the UK's EldritchAbomination response team in Creator/CharlesStross novels. Also their American counterparts, the Black Chamber (In ''The Apocalypse Codex'', they're jokingly referred to as the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Nazgûl]], and ''perhaps'' officially known as the Operational Phenomenology Agency), and their German counterparts, the Geheime Sicherheit Abteilung (Secret Security Department, also known as the "Faust Force").
** The Black Chamber, for history nerds, is the original version of the NSA.
** And in the in-universe backstory to the Laundry, it is the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]].

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* Literature/{{The Laundry|Series}}, ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' has The Laundry, the UK's EldritchAbomination response team in Creator/CharlesStross novels. novels--supposedly the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]]. Also their American counterparts, the Black Chamber (In (for history nerds: the original version of the NSA). In ''The Apocalypse Codex'', they're jokingly referred to as the [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Nazgûl]], and ''perhaps'' officially known as the Operational Phenomenology Agency), and their Agency. Their German counterparts, counterparts are the Geheime Sicherheit Abteilung (Secret Security Department, also known as the "Faust Force").
** The Black Chamber, for history nerds, is the original version of the NSA.
** And in the in-universe backstory to the Laundry, it is the last surviving section of the defunct real-world [[SoE Special Operations Executive]].
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