History Main / HeadintheSandManagement

12th Nov '17 11:16:31 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''"First [[ThoseWackyNazis they]] came for [[UsefulNotes/{{Socialism}} the socialists]], and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a socialist.\\

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->''"First [[ThoseWackyNazis they]] they came for [[UsefulNotes/{{Socialism}} the socialists]], and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a socialist.\\
5th Nov '17 10:37:01 AM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In the History and Lore videos on The Vale, Petyr Baelish, admittedly biased, regards this as the chief failing of the Vale, noting that their geographical defenses have kept them isolated from matters of real concern, like making peace with or destroying the Hill Tribes and it feeds them an unjustified sense of security and superiority.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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In the History and Lore videos on The Vale, Petyr Baelish, admittedly biased, regards this as the chief failing of the Vale, noting that their geographical defenses have kept them isolated from matters of real concern, like making peace with or destroying the Hill Tribes and it feeds them an unjustified sense of security and superiority.


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** Tywin's review on Tytos Lannister's rule. The eldest son had to step in when brewing, unattended conflicts were mismanaged for far too long.
2nd Nov '17 7:58:15 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* President Yancey and the other Neo-Confederate leaders in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', who refuse to accept the seriousness of the situation and deal forcefully with the [[DirtyCommunists Commune]] when they launch their bid for power. They are saved by protagonist John Rumford and his allies in the Confederate military, who are willing to [[NukeEm do what it takes]] to win.
26th Oct '17 12:43:49 AM darkemyst
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* Cornelius Fudge in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books and films. He ended up getting the sack after the true nature of the threat became apparent, lingering, like Chamberlain, as an advisor to his successor. It's possible that Fudge was intended to sit in for Chamberlain, who had a similar approach to the rise of Hitler until [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]].

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* Cornelius Fudge in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books and films.films first becoming glaringly apparent in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix The Order of the Phoenix]]''. He ended up getting the sack after the true nature of the threat became apparent, lingering, like Chamberlain, as an advisor to his successor. It's possible that Fudge was intended to sit in for Chamberlain, who had a similar approach to the rise of Hitler until [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]].
18th Oct '17 11:20:02 AM Occidensill
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** A Subverted example from "Return to Omashu" would be King Bumi who when Fire Nation troops attacked immediately surrendered and simply cackled about doing nothing, but subverted in that he was simply waiting for another moment to strike. [[spoiler: That right moment to strike? The Day of Black Sun! He promptly retakes the city by himself in ''minutes''.]]

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** A Subverted example from "Return to Omashu" would be King Bumi who when Fire Nation troops attacked immediately surrendered and simply cackled about doing nothing, but subverted in that he was simply waiting for another moment to strike. [[spoiler: That right moment to strike? The Day of Black Sun! He promptly retakes the city by himself in ''minutes''.]]



** The order of the White Lotus, [[spoiler: a secret society dedicated to harmony between all three kingdoms, and including every Master of every discipline from the show]], sat out the war until the literal last day.

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** The order of the White Lotus, [[spoiler: a secret society dedicated to harmony between all three kingdoms, and including every Master of every discipline from the show]], show, sat out the war until the literal last day.
17th Oct '17 6:32:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** A Subverted example from "Return to Omashu" would be King Bumi who when Fire Nation troops attacked immediately surrendered and simply cackled about doing nothing, but subverted in that he was simply waiting for another moment to strike. [[spoiler: That right moment to strike? The Day of Black Sun!]]

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** A Subverted example from "Return to Omashu" would be King Bumi who when Fire Nation troops attacked immediately surrendered and simply cackled about doing nothing, but subverted in that he was simply waiting for another moment to strike. [[spoiler: That right moment to strike? The Day of Black Sun!]]Sun! He promptly retakes the city by himself in ''minutes''.]]


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** The order of the White Lotus, [[spoiler: a secret society dedicated to harmony between all three kingdoms, and including every Master of every discipline from the show]], sat out the war until the literal last day.
14th Oct '17 2:23:49 PM StFan
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'': The Equestrian government during [[DarkMessiah Talonhoof's]] assault. When it first becomes clear he's enslaving and brutalising ponies, they do nothing. When he starts massacring their outer territories, they ignore it, and in some cases even call the survivors liars. When his armies are almost at their doorstep, they try to appease him, even when their ambassadors come back either in pieces, or not at all. They try surrendering, even when it's clear Talonhoof wants nothing less to kill every single pony there is, and he's never going to stop.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'': This is how [[HeroAntagonist Lord Rokutaro]] and his followers feel about the Imperial Court of Japan, who seem willing to completely ignore [[TheEmpire the Shadowkhan's]] conquest and enslavement of the southern islands, and why they are acting to confront the Shadowkhan themselves before they conquer all of Japan.
* ''FanFic/BeautifulFictionsBabylon'': Fuhrer Hakuro deals with the terrorist terrorizing Central by completely ignoring her and refusing to give Mustang any back-up when he tries to deal with the problem. When it becomes apparent that homeless people were brutally murdered or sometimes eaten, he notes that Central is [[KillThePoor better off without them.]]
* ''FanFic/FireEmblemAwakeningInvisibleTies'': In chapter 7, Chrom calls Emmeryn out on constantly focusing on diplomacy while Gangrel freely sends raiding parties into Ylisse to cause chaos, and finally takes the initiative to confront the raiders himself when she won't listen to him. It takes Gangrel kidnapping Maribelle and trying to ransom her for the Fire Emblem for Emmeryn to finally get it through her thick skull that no, Gangrel ''won't'' listen to reason and ''has'' to be stopped by force.

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* ''FanFic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'': ''Fanfic/ABriefHistoryOfEquestria'': The Equestrian government during [[DarkMessiah Talonhoof's]] assault. When it first becomes clear he's enslaving and brutalising ponies, they do nothing. When he starts massacring their outer territories, they ignore it, and in some cases even call the survivors liars. When his armies are almost at their doorstep, they try to appease him, even when their ambassadors come back either in pieces, or not at all. They try surrendering, even when it's clear Talonhoof wants nothing less to kill every single pony there is, and he's never going to stop.
* ''FanFic/QueenOfShadows'': ''Fanfic/QueenOfShadows'': This is how [[HeroAntagonist Lord Rokutaro]] and his followers feel about the Imperial Court of Japan, who seem willing to completely ignore [[TheEmpire the Shadowkhan's]] conquest and enslavement of the southern islands, and why they are acting to confront the Shadowkhan themselves before they conquer all of Japan.
* ''FanFic/BeautifulFictionsBabylon'': ''Fanfic/BeautifulFictionsBabylon'': Fuhrer Hakuro deals with the terrorist terrorizing Central by completely ignoring her and refusing to give Mustang any back-up when he tries to deal with the problem. When it becomes apparent that homeless people were brutally murdered or sometimes eaten, he notes that Central is [[KillThePoor better off without them.]]
* ''FanFic/FireEmblemAwakeningInvisibleTies'': ''Fanfic/FireEmblemAwakeningInvisibleTies'': In chapter 7, Chrom calls Emmeryn out on constantly focusing on diplomacy while Gangrel freely sends raiding parties into Ylisse to cause chaos, and finally takes the initiative to confront the raiders himself when she won't listen to him. It takes Gangrel kidnapping Maribelle and trying to ransom her for the Fire Emblem for Emmeryn to finally get it through her thick skull that no, Gangrel ''won't'' listen to reason and ''has'' to be stopped by force.



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--> '''Amidala:''' I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!

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--> '''Amidala:''' --->'''Amidala:''' I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!



'''Fudge:''' Oh, heart attack... surely. (''dies'')

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'''Fudge:''' Oh, heart attack... surely. (''dies'')''[dies]''



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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' the leaders of the Dimension of Lame [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20040608 jump head-on into this trope]] when they're attacked by DemonicInvaders. Their entire defense strategy consists of two phases: first, ask the demons to stop killing them ''really nicely''; second, if the first phase doesn't work, ask the demons to stop killing them really nicely ''a few million times''. Sending them fruit baskets is optional, but a plus.
** This is somewhat justified by it being a dimension of {{Actual Pacifist}}s, to the point where the most violently psychotic person in the entire dimension is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] when he stubs a demon's toe. And when two people come to the reluctant conclusion that fighting might be necessary, they implement that plan by ''arguing with each other'' in an attempt to scare away the demons.

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* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' the leaders of the Dimension of Lame [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20040608 jump head-on into this trope]] when they're attacked by DemonicInvaders. Their entire defense strategy consists of two phases: first, ask the demons to stop killing them ''really nicely''; second, if the first phase doesn't work, ask the demons to stop killing them really nicely ''a few million times''. Sending them fruit baskets is optional, but a plus.
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plus. This is somewhat justified by it being a dimension of {{Actual Pacifist}}s, to the point where the most violently psychotic person in the entire dimension is [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horrified]] when he stubs a demon's toe. And when two people come to the reluctant conclusion that fighting might be necessary, they implement that plan by ''arguing with each other'' in an attempt to scare away the demons.



25th Sep '17 7:06:39 PM Willbyr
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[[quoteright:320:[[RealLife http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nevillechamberlain.jpg]]]]
[[caption-width-right:320:[-[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Relax,]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Herr Hitler]] [[TemptingFate will sort it out]]-].]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:[-[[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Relax,]] [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Herr Hitler]] [[TemptingFate will sort it out]]-].]]
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27th Aug '17 9:07:26 PM randomtroper89
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-> '''Humphrey:''' Fourth, there's the excuse we used for the Munich agreement: It occurred before certain important facts were known, and couldn't happen again.\\\
'''Hacker:''' What important facts?\\\
'''Humphrey:''' Well, that Hitler wanted to conquer Europe.\\\
'''Hacker:''' I thought everybody knew that!\\\
'''Humphrey:''' Not the Foreign Office.\\\

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-> --> '''Humphrey:''' Fourth, there's the excuse we used for the Munich agreement: It occurred before certain important facts were known, and couldn't happen again.\\\
\\
'''Hacker:''' What important facts?\\\
facts?\\
'''Humphrey:''' Well, that Hitler wanted to conquer Europe.\\\
\\
'''Hacker:''' I thought everybody knew that!\\\
that!\\
'''Humphrey:''' Not the Foreign Office.\\\\\
27th Aug '17 9:03:22 PM randomtroper89
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* President David Palmer on ''Series/TwentyFour'' is accused of being this in-story by his Vice President in season two, though he turns out to be right.

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* President David Palmer on ''Series/TwentyFour'' is accused of being this in-story by his Vice President in season two, though he turns out to be right.



-> '''Humphrey:''' Fourth, there's the excuse we used for the Munich agreement: It occurred before certain important facts were known, and couldn't happen again.\\
'''Hacker:''' What important facts?\\
'''Humphrey:''' Well, that Hitler wanted to conquer Europe.\\
'''Hacker:''' I thought everybody knew that!\\
'''Humphrey:''' Not the Foreign Office.\\

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-> '''Humphrey:''' Fourth, there's the excuse we used for the Munich agreement: It occurred before certain important facts were known, and couldn't happen again.\\
\\\
'''Hacker:''' What important facts?\\
facts?\\\
'''Humphrey:''' Well, that Hitler wanted to conquer Europe.\\
\\\
'''Hacker:''' I thought everybody knew that!\\
that!\\\
'''Humphrey:''' Not the Foreign Office.\\\\\
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