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28th Nov '16 11:11:01 AM megarockman
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* For years after its defeat to the Chinese Communist Party in the UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar in 1949, the Kuomingtang under Chiang Kai-Shek treated Taiwan as this, vowing to retake mainland China at some point. This played into its actions during the 1950's, notably refusing to give up Quemoy and Matsu Islands (only a mile or two from PRC-held territory) and eventually sparking the passage of the Formosa Resolution by the US Congress, as well as delaying implementation of infrastructure and economic reforms on the island until the 1960's (if they're only going to be there for a few years, investing was a waste of time). Cut to 60+ years later, the Republic of China still officially claims the mainland (plus all or parts of several of China's neighbors), though nobody (including the ROC government) takes them seriously.
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill invoked this in his speeches for Britain in the months following the fall of France in June 1940 and during the Battle of Britain, as at that point the United Kingdom was the only belligerent left in Europe against Nazi Germany. The Axis took over the rest of the Balkans (with some difficulty) in 1940 and into 1941, but it wasn't until June 1941 with Operation Barbarossa that another major European power (the Soviet Union) was brought into the fight.

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* For years after its defeat to the Chinese Communist Party in the UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar in 1949, the Kuomingtang under Chiang Kai-Shek treated Taiwan as this, vowing to retake mainland China at some point. This played into its actions during the 1950's, notably refusing to give up Quemoy and Matsu Islands (only a mile or two from PRC-held territory) and eventually sparking the passage of the Formosa Resolution by the US Congress, as well as delaying implementation of infrastructure and economic reforms on the island until the 1960's (if they're only going to be there for a few years, investing was a waste of time). Cut to 60+ years later, the Republic of China still officially claims the mainland (plus all or parts of several of China's neighbors), though nobody (including the ROC government) really takes them seriously.
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill invoked this in his speeches for Britain in the months following the fall of France in June 1940 and during the Battle of Britain, Britain in the subsequent months, as at that point the United Kingdom was the only belligerent left in Europe against Nazi Germany. The Axis took over the rest of the Balkans (with some difficulty) in 1940 and into 1941, but it wasn't until June 1941 with Operation Barbarossa that another major European power (the Soviet Union) was brought into the fight.
20th Oct '16 6:57:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the last months of [[RedOctober the Russian Civil War]], Crimea was seen as this by the White command who were still planning some BackFromTheBrink.

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* During the last months of [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Civil War]], Crimea was seen as this by the White command who were still planning some BackFromTheBrink.



* For years after its defeat to the Chinese Communist Party in the ChineseCivilWar in 1949, the Kuomingtang under Chiang Kai-Shek treated Taiwan as this, vowing to retake mainland China at some point. This played into its actions during the 1950's, notably refusing to give up Quemoy and Matsu Islands (only a mile or two from PRC-held territory) and eventually sparking the passage of the Formosa Resolution by the US Congress, as well as delaying implementation of infrastructure and economic reforms on the island until the 1960's (if they're only going to be there for a few years, investing was a waste of time). Cut to 60+ years later, the Republic of China still officially claims the mainland (plus all or parts of several of China's neighbors), though nobody (including the ROC government) takes them seriously.
* WinstonChurchill invoked this in his speeches for Britain in the months following the fall of France in June 1940 and during the Battle of Britain, as at that point the United Kingdom was the only belligerent left in Europe against Nazi Germany. The Axis took over the rest of the Balkans (with some difficulty) in 1940 and into 1941, but it wasn't until June 1941 with Operation Barbarossa that another major European power (the Soviet Union) was brought into the fight.

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* For years after its defeat to the Chinese Communist Party in the ChineseCivilWar UsefulNotes/ChineseCivilWar in 1949, the Kuomingtang under Chiang Kai-Shek treated Taiwan as this, vowing to retake mainland China at some point. This played into its actions during the 1950's, notably refusing to give up Quemoy and Matsu Islands (only a mile or two from PRC-held territory) and eventually sparking the passage of the Formosa Resolution by the US Congress, as well as delaying implementation of infrastructure and economic reforms on the island until the 1960's (if they're only going to be there for a few years, investing was a waste of time). Cut to 60+ years later, the Republic of China still officially claims the mainland (plus all or parts of several of China's neighbors), though nobody (including the ROC government) takes them seriously.
* WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill invoked this in his speeches for Britain in the months following the fall of France in June 1940 and during the Battle of Britain, as at that point the United Kingdom was the only belligerent left in Europe against Nazi Germany. The Axis took over the rest of the Balkans (with some difficulty) in 1940 and into 1941, but it wasn't until June 1941 with Operation Barbarossa that another major European power (the Soviet Union) was brought into the fight.
6th Sep '16 3:29:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[Anime/MDGeist MD Geist 2: Death Force]]'', MD Krauser's armed fortress is the only safe place against the horde of flesh-eating robots that have ruined the planet.

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2nd Aug '16 5:57:26 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Reach in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. [[DoomedByCanon Oh, wait]].
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5'', Sunaion, a city on Sanghelios, is described as "the Covenant's final stronghold". And the Arbiter's Elites are laying waste to it.

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** Reach for humanity in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. [[DoomedByCanon Oh, wait]].
wait]]. Afterwards, Earth itself is this during the original trilogy.
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5'', ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', Sunaion, a city on Sanghelios, is described as "the Covenant's final stronghold". And the Arbiter's Elites own forces are laying waste to it. And you get to help him do it.
9th Jul '16 1:49:24 PM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': in Dark Crusade and Soulstorm, every campaign begins with you controlling only your stronghold, and attacking from there to eventually defeat the other factions, in the name of the Emperor/Dark Gods/Greater Good/Craftworld/Waaagh!/C'tan/Kabal.
3rd Jul '16 10:02:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Macross in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' after Earth is devastated by the Zentraedi invasion.

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* The Macross in ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''/''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' after Earth is devastated by the Zentraedi invasion.
8th Apr '16 1:38:30 PM GlassRain
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* The inhabitants of the DomedHometown in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' aren't sure if there are any humans left outside the city.
4th Apr '16 9:10:16 AM megarockman
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* ''VideoGame/RedAlert2'': [[MeaningfulName Point Hope, Alaska]][[note]]It exists in RealLife, though according to ThatOtherWiki it is named after Vice Admiral William Johnstone Hope of the Royal Navy[[/note]] is the location of the last Allied base after the rest of the world is taken over by the Soviets, containing a Chronosphere which allows them to strike anywhere in the world. In a PerspectiveFlip, though, this is the last mission of the ''Soviet'' campaign - the player's mission is to wipe it out to ensure final victory.
16th Mar '16 12:09:57 AM Theriocephalus
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* The Last Redoubt in William Hope Hodgson's ''Literature/TheNightLand''. During the course of the novel another, forgotten Lesser Redoubt is discovered.

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* The Last Redoubt in William Hope Hodgson's ''Literature/TheNightLand''.''Literature/TheNightLand'', a gigantic {{Arcology}} housing the remnants of humanity, constantly besieged by the horrors in the dark and doomed to fall once the Earth Current that protects it dies out. During the course of the novel another, forgotten Lesser Redoubt is discovered.
16th Mar '16 12:02:16 AM Theriocephalus
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* The Macross in ''Robotech'' after Earth gets shitcanned.

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* The Macross in ''Robotech'' ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' after Earth gets shitcanned.is devastated by the Zentraedi invasion.



* The Ark in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', for the Covenant under Truth.
* Reach in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. [[DoomedByCanon Oh, wait]].

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The Ark in ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'', for the Covenant under Truth.
* ** Reach in ''VideoGame/HaloReach''. [[DoomedByCanon Oh, wait]].wait]].
** In ''VideoGame/Halo5'', Sunaion, a city on Sanghelios, is described as "the Covenant's final stronghold". And the Arbiter's Elites are laying waste to it.
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