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3rd Feb '18 12:29:10 PM nombretomado
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* A book called ''[[https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795 Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich]]'' was released in German in 2015 and translated into English in 2017, and it details how the government of /NaziGermany used to require their soldiers to take methamphetamines (then called Pervitin). The drugs enabled the Wehrmacht to go [[AddictionPowered days without rest]] and helped make the Blitzkrieg possible. And if that wasn't enough, Pervitin was sold over the counter and large swaths of Germans were {{Functional Addict}}s -- the drug was even advertised the same way antidepressants are today. Some physicians and scientists tried to publicize the negative side effects of so much meth, [[GovernmentConspiracy but that information was suppressed]].

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* A book called ''[[https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795 Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich]]'' was released in German in 2015 and translated into English in 2017, and it details how the government of /NaziGermany UsefulNotes/NaziGermany used to require their soldiers to take methamphetamines (then called Pervitin). The drugs enabled the Wehrmacht to go [[AddictionPowered days without rest]] and helped make the Blitzkrieg possible. And if that wasn't enough, Pervitin was sold over the counter and large swaths of Germans were {{Functional Addict}}s -- the drug was even advertised the same way antidepressants are today. Some physicians and scientists tried to publicize the negative side effects of so much meth, [[GovernmentConspiracy but that information was suppressed]].
21st Nov '17 7:49:17 PM Dravencour
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* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', aside from the usual birth control pills, people are given painkillers for every little hurt, to keep them from feeling even that most basic of emotions, pain. The mandatory pills also remove "stirrings," or sexual desire. Jonas is put on the pills soon after he has his first EroticDream about Fiona, a female friend.

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* In ''Literature/TheGiver'', aside from the usual birth control pills, people are given painkillers for every little hurt, to keep them from feeling even that most basic of emotions, pain. The mandatory pills also remove "stirrings," or sexual desire. Jonas is put on the pills soon after he has his first EroticDream about Fiona, a female friend.friend, showing us the first signs of just how messed up a {{Dystopia}} we're dealing with here.
21st Nov '17 7:47:31 PM Dravencour
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* All of the teenagers in Springwood take hypnocil whether they know it or not in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''.

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* All of the teenagers in Springwood take hypnocil whether they know it or not in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''. This is meant to keep them from dreaming so that Freddy cannot attack them. Unfortunately, Jason is also along for the ride.
2nd Nov '17 10:27:11 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': "Don't drink the water. They put something in it, to make you forget."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'': ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': "Don't drink the water. They put something in it, to make you forget."
17th Sep '17 2:24:44 AM JackG
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** In the pilot, the Federation's food and water supplies are laced with "emotional suppressants." The rebel approaching Blake insists he eat or drink nothing for three days to get them out of his system.
** The [[ReligionOfEvil cult on Cygnus Alpha]] used a fake medicine against a supposed horrific plague (actually a minor environmental poison that cleared itself within days) in place of communion wafers, to keep the cultists in line.
** In Season 4, the Federation is able to reconquer their VestigialEmpire thanks to a drug called Pylene-50 that blocks the production of adrenaline.

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** In the pilot, the Federation's food and water supplies are laced with "emotional suppressants." suppressants". The rebel approaching Blake insists he eat or drink nothing for three days to get them out of his system.
** The [[ReligionOfEvil [[ScamReligion cult on Cygnus Alpha]] used a fake medicine against a supposed horrific plague (actually a minor environmental poison that cleared itself within days) in place of communion wafers, to keep the cultists in line.
** In Season 4, the Federation is able to reconquer their VestigialEmpire thanks to a drug called Pylene-50 that blocks the production of adrenaline. The penultimate episode opens with a shocking scene where drugged citizens move listlessly on elevators while CannedOrdersOverLoudspeaker tells them, "You are cared for. You are loved." The [[MoodDissonance voice continues]] even when the Federation soldiers get bored and start gunning down people for kicks.
31st Aug '17 8:17:18 PM PaulA
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* Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', a futuristic FilmNoir-style story, tells us about a world where the population takes a variety of state-supplied drugs like Forgetol, Acceptol and Regretol (collectively called "Make") to get them through the day. Originally, there were many different varieties of drugs that produced pleasurable effects; which individuals could blend as they wanted. Their use was optional, not mandatory. After [[TimeSkip six years in cryogenic sleep]], the protagonist wakes up to a world in which the government mandated the use of a single drug, which dulled the mind and disrupted memory.

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* Creator/JonathanLethem's ''Gun, with Occasional Music'', ''Literature/GunWithOccasionalMusic'', a futuristic FilmNoir-style story, tells us about a world where the population takes a variety of state-supplied drugs like Forgetol, Acceptol and Regretol (collectively called "Make") to get them through the day. Originally, there were many different varieties of drugs that produced pleasurable effects; which individuals could blend as they wanted. Their use was optional, not mandatory. After [[TimeSkip six years in cryogenic sleep]], the protagonist wakes up to a world in which the government mandated the use of a single drug, which dulled the mind and disrupted memory.
22nd Aug '17 6:10:37 PM Sollers
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* A book called ''[[https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795 Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich]]'' was released in German in 2015 and translated into English in 2017, and it details how the government of /NaziGermany used to require their soldiers to take methamphetamines (then called Pervitin). The drugs enabled the Wehrmacht to go [[AddictionPowered days without rest]] and helped make the Blitzkrieg possible. And if that wasn't enough, Pervitin was sold over the counter and large swaths of Germans were {{Functional Addict}}s -- the drug was even advertised the same way antidepressants are today. Some physicians and scientists tried to publicize the negative side effects of so much meth, [[GovernmentConspiracy but that information was suppressed]].
9th Aug '17 5:07:16 AM JackG
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** In Season 4, the Federation is able to reconquer their VestigialEmpire thanks to a drug called Pylene-50 that blocks the production of adrenaline.
29th Jul '17 7:40:21 AM zarpaulus
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* Since the 1.5 update of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', you may decide to drug one or more species to the gills, maximizing their happiness but making them pretty much useless for any job. Perfect for a decadent master race relying on its slaves to do the real work!

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* Since the 1.5 update of ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', you may decide to drug one or more species to the gills, maximizing their happiness but making them pretty much useless for any job. Perfect for a decadent master race relying on its slaves to do the real work!work! Or for getting rid of some filthy Xenos "humanely".[[note]]The [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide Purge]] method with the lowest diplomatic penalty is neutering, which takes a long time to complete and carries a risk of rebellion if they're not kept happy, with drugs for instance.[[/note]]
3rd Jul '17 10:43:47 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': The galactic federation, after invading Earth in the season 2 finale forced humanity into a twisted form of wage slavery where they forced many adults into a federation related job through giving them "complimentary" pills, which actually puts them in debt as that was done to Jerry. In addition all Earth federation jobs only paid people in pills despite the federation having its own currency. Its unknown what these pills actually do but its implied that the pills are used to prevent people from questioning the federation through putting them in a drug induced state and its suggested that this practice had been done towards numerous alien species as well. This continued until Rick destroyed the Galactic Federation by rendering its currency worthless.
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