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8th May '16 12:52:59 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Literature/DebtOfHonor'', quite a few parts of the military side of the plan mirror similar events from back in World War II, all the way up to starting the violence by using the same code phrase that started the attack on Pearl Harbor. This does not go unnoticed.
30th Mar '16 10:10:26 AM Jhonny
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* The pagequote is from Marx' work "The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon" which invokes this trope in the description of a coup d'etat of a Bonaparte against a weak unpopular French Republic.
6th Mar '16 10:19:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ThirdWatch'', Ty's father is murdered years before the series starts. His partner Sully finds out the truth behind the murder (that the murderer was paid by a corrupt cop, CT Finney) but says nothing in order to protect Ty's family's police pension. Fast forward to 2004, where CT Finney is exposed and commits suicide. Ty ends up helping Finney's son to make it look like an accident-so that Mrs. Finney can still get her police pension.

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* In ''ThirdWatch'', ''Series/ThirdWatch'', Ty's father is murdered years before the series starts. His partner Sully finds out the truth behind the murder (that the murderer was paid by a corrupt cop, CT Finney) but says nothing in order to protect Ty's family's police pension. Fast forward to 2004, where CT Finney is exposed and commits suicide. Ty ends up helping Finney's son to make it look like an accident-so that Mrs. Finney can still get her police pension.



* In the series finale of HBO's ''TheWire'', several characters end up in situations that harken back to the pilot episode (in tandem with {{call back}}s). Most notably, Detective Leander Sydnor goes to Judge Phelan and asks his help investigating a major case (which Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] did, in a conversation with the exact same character, five seasons prior). The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue insinuates that Baltimore is a cyclical place, and that characters will always end up in certain roles (e.g. [[spoiler:Michael]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Omar]], [[spoiler:Dukie]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Bubbles]], etc).

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* In the series finale of HBO's ''TheWire'', ''Series/TheWire'', several characters end up in situations that harken back to the pilot episode (in tandem with {{call back}}s). Most notably, Detective Leander Sydnor goes to Judge Phelan and asks his help investigating a major case (which Detective Jimmy [=McNulty=] did, in a conversation with the exact same character, five seasons prior). The WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue insinuates that Baltimore is a cyclical place, and that characters will always end up in certain roles (e.g. [[spoiler:Michael]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Omar]], [[spoiler:Dukie]] becomes the new [[spoiler:Bubbles]], etc).



* ''History Never Repeats'' by SplitEnz sounds like it will be an aversion. It's actually the singer trying to convince himself of the aversion.
* The recurring theme on ''TheMegas'' two-part album ''History Repeating'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ...yeah.]]

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* ''History Never Repeats'' by SplitEnz Music/SplitEnz sounds like it will be an aversion. It's actually the singer trying to convince himself of the aversion.
* The recurring theme on ''TheMegas'' Music/TheMegas two-part album ''History Repeating'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ...yeah.]]
29th Feb '16 2:15:14 PM LentilSandEater
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* Those well versed in wrestling history note that the problems that plague Wrestling/{{TNA}} today are what killed Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Nonsensical storylines, younger, homegrown talent being pushed down the card for older, more recognizable names, a money mark for a boss -- those problems were always there, but the fan base didn't take any note of them because the talent was having great matches and doing great segments. The shortcomings weren't as strongly pronounced. Then, due to a LoveTriangle of all things, Wrestling/JeffJarrett lost control of the company to Dixie Carter who, evidently having not read ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', brought in two of the guys on the cover: Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff. Practically overnight, TNA went from "a growing promotion with some similarities to WCW", to "WCW-lite". ''The Death Of WCW'' promptly lampshaded this throughout its tenth anniversary edition, including an epilogue which lists the utterly boneheaded decisions the company has made since the original publication.

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* Those well versed in wrestling history note that the problems that plague Wrestling/{{TNA}} today are what killed Wrestling/{{WCW}}. Nonsensical storylines, younger, homegrown talent being pushed down the card for older, more recognizable names, a money mark for a boss -- those problems were always there, but the fan base didn't take any note of them because the talent was having great matches and doing great segments. The shortcomings weren't as strongly pronounced. Then, due to a LoveTriangle of all things, Wrestling/JeffJarrett lost control of the company to Dixie Carter who, evidently having not read ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW'', brought in two of the guys on the cover: Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/EricBischoff. Practically overnight, TNA went from "a growing promotion with some similarities to WCW", to "WCW-lite". ''The Death Of WCW'' promptly lampshaded discussed this throughout its tenth anniversary edition, including an epilogue which lists the utterly boneheaded decisions the company has made since the original publication.
12th Jan '16 11:33:07 AM themisterfree
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* Twice after losing UsefulNotes/TheStanleyCup to opponents in the Finals (New York in 1994, Boston in 2011), Vancouver Canucks fan have tended to [[FootballHooligans riot downtown]].
12th Dec '15 1:30:31 PM dinohunterpat
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** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' meanwhile, taking place in the same timeline as the Universal Century albeit long after the calendar itself was aboloished, has the Capital and SU-Cordists [[spoiler:and their Spacenoid masters]] attempting to keep the UC's events from happening again. While this has in the process led to mankind becoming reminiscent of the pre-Earth Federation days, it'll all be for nought given that the anime ''also'' takes place in the same continuity as ''Anime/TurnAGundam.''

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** ''Anime/GundamReconguistaInG'' meanwhile, taking place in the same timeline as the Universal Century albeit long after the calendar itself was aboloished, abolished, has the Capital and SU-Cordists [[spoiler:and their Spacenoid masters]] attempting to keep the UC's events from happening again. While this has in the process led to mankind becoming reminiscent of the pre-Earth Federation days, it'll all be for nought given that the anime ''also'' takes place in the same continuity as ''Anime/TurnAGundam.''
9th Dec '15 6:56:07 PM R1ck
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* For ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', there was a large number of complaints over people kicking others out of the game to deny of them the rewards at the end of a game. The developers tried to appeal to the complaints by adding a kick filter where hosts can either allow themselves to have kicking disabled so they can't kick anyone or keep the kicking on. Not surprisingly, the majority of players preferred to play with kicking enabled. The complaints then continued on for almost a year with the player base demanding that vote kicking should be added. The developers once again tried to remedy the problem with another system in the form of vote kicking (similar to other games that use a kick system where majority rules). Like the kick filter before it, almost nobody ever uses vote kicking and prefer to have kicks be determined by their own volition instead.
9th Dec '15 6:52:30 PM R1ck
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* ''Film/IAmLegend'': Like ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'', another Warner Bros. film, a FocusGroupEnding causes all meaning in the story to be lost, and the editors of both films are so damn lazy they forget to take out the foreshadowing.
29th Nov '15 9:00:00 PM JulianLapostat
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* Some historical and philosophical schools follow this line of thought, in contrast to those stating the case for some form of progress. Though the specifics vary, these generally argue that history either is cyclical or has no overarching narrative. This in turn serves as an explanation as to why certain things recur over time or why people seem to make the same mistakes. Basically all schools of historical thought frown on using this as an argument that one can predict the future, though. Events that ''parallel'' earlier ones may recur, but each unique event has so many unaccounted variables that a literal repeat can never happen.

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* Some historical and philosophical schools follow this line of thought, in contrast to those stating the case for some form of progress. Though progress.
** Giambattista Vico argued that human history moves through cycles flowing from a Theocratic Age (where Religion is an Active presence in society and politics) to an Aristocratic Age (where Kingdoms are an active presence in society and politics) to a Democratic Age, before returning back to Chaos. He noted that
the specifics vary, these generally argue main reason history repeats is because people refuse to consider how different the past is from the present, unironically accepting Roman civilization as an inspiration while ignoring all its flaws and defects.
** The other school of thought that came in the 20th Century is the "longue durée" and the overlapping but separate discipline of structuralism which argues
that history either is cyclical or has no overarching narrative. This in turn serves as an explanation as to why certain things recur over time or why people seem to make the same mistakes. Basically all schools of historical thought frown on using this as an argument that one can predict the future, though. Events that ''parallel'' earlier ones may recur, not actually made by "great men" and great events but each unique event has so many unaccounted variables that a literal underlying structures and environmental factors. History seems to repeat can never happen.when we focus on individual cycles of Kings and Wars because the structures in which they operate only allows a few set of scenarios to play out. Real non-repeating history happens when that structure is changed and altered forcefully.
28th Nov '15 7:08:21 AM Nyame
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** Scarily, the more Wrestling/VinceMcMahon continues to be at the helm of the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, the more its ongoing problems are starting to mirror the problems that killed its chief rival. An over-reliance on [[Wrestling/TheUndertaker past]] [[Wrestling/BrockLesnar stars]], a [[Wrestling/TheAuthority heel faction]] at the top that many feel has long exhausted its welcome, neglecting everything else in favor of the main event, either involving the world title or past stars (or both), and what seems to be an outright refusal to make a new star. The one new star he's trying to make isn't allowed to play to his strengths and get over that way, with Vince doing everything in his power to mold him into HIS star, to an almost stubborn degree. It's begun to alienate fans, with the WWE having lost a million viewers over the span of one year. The parallels are becoming obvious to everyone, especially to those who read the aforementioned book (which might as well be nearly every hardcore fan in the last decade), that fans are either demanding his retirement or [[DudeNotFunny wishing he'd keel over and die already]] before the damage gets any worse.
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