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8th Feb '17 1:49:03 AM THEKHAN
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' : You can have a materialistic dictatorship, named Despotic Hegemony, with research speed bonus, and absolute disregard for political rights. "This government is a materialistic form of autocracy, where citizens are viewed as little more than cogs in the state machinery. Efficiency and technological progress are valued above all things."
24th Jan '17 10:22:28 AM Morgenthaler
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17th Aug '16 11:28:01 AM Premonition45
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->''"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, [[IntellectuallySupportedTyranny there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires]], as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest ''mission civilizatrice''."''

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->''"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, [[IntellectuallySupportedTyranny there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires]], empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest ''mission civilizatrice''."''
17th Aug '16 11:27:43 AM Premonition45
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->''"Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, [[IntellectuallySupportedTyranny there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic empires]], as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest ''mission civilizatrice''."''
-->-- '''Edward Said''', ''Orientalism''
2nd Jan '16 12:39:08 AM JulianLapostat
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* Pretty much every totalitarian movement from the UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution to the present day has had prominent intellectual supporters.
19th Jul '15 9:11:58 AM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Reed Richards]] turns from [[ReedRichardsIsUseless useless]] into outright this in Comicbook/CivilWar and ComicBook/MarvelZombies. In Comicbook/CivilWar, he and [[spoiler:Skrull!]]ComicBook/AntMan flank Tony Stark by this. Though in the case of MarvelZombies it's clear that the grief of losing his children left him.... slightly unhinged.

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* [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Reed Richards]] turns from [[ReedRichardsIsUseless useless]] into outright this in Comicbook/CivilWar and ComicBook/MarvelZombies. In Comicbook/CivilWar, he and [[spoiler:Skrull!]]ComicBook/AntMan flank Tony Stark by this. Though in the case of MarvelZombies ComicBook/MarvelZombies it's clear that the grief of losing his children left him.... slightly unhinged.
13th Mar '15 10:45:40 AM hbi2k
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** Keep in mind that these are the surviving Forsaken, during the original War of Power the term Forsaken was used to describe any Channeller who sided with the Dark One. These thirteen Forsaken survived out of sheer luck, being in Shayol Ghul when it was sealed.
13th Mar '15 10:44:38 AM hbi2k
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* Technocracies (e.g. EmperorScientist) are often used as stock {{dystopia}}s ruled by intellectuals abusing science and philosophy for the sake of power (e.g. MindManipulation and BigBrotherIsWatching technology).
24th Nov '14 9:23:17 AM MickeyMoose
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* [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Reed Richards]] turns from [[ReedRichardsIsUseless useless]] into outright this in Comicbook/CivilWar and ComicBook/MarvelZombies. In Comicbook/CivilWar, he and [[spoiler:Skrull!]]ComicBook/AntMan flank Tony Stark by this. Though in the case of MarvelZombies it's clear that the grief of losing his children left him.... slightly unhinged.

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* [[ComicBook/TheFantasticFour Reed Richards]] turns from [[ReedRichardsIsUseless useless]] into outright this in Comicbook/CivilWar and ComicBook/MarvelZombies. In Comicbook/CivilWar, he and [[spoiler:Skrull!]]ComicBook/AntMan flank Tony Stark by this. Though in the case of MarvelZombies it's clear that the grief of losing his children left him.... slightly unhinged.
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* As in the canon ''ComicBook/CivilWar'' story, in ''FanFic/OriginStory'' Tony Stark's justification for shredding the US Constitution when it comes to superhumans is a huge pile of intellectual justification that, in the end, boils down to intellectual support for slavery and facism. When the consequences of his actions are blatantly thrown in his face, Tony Stark has a sudden and painful HeelRealization.
22nd Jun '14 7:00:36 AM JohnChurchill
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* Pretty much every totalitarian movement from the UsefulNotes/FrenchRevolution to the present day has had prominent intellectual supporters.
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