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19th Aug '16 1:29:18 PM Kalaong
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* Creator/MichaelCrichton's ''Literature/StateOfFear'' is about an attempt by [[AnimalWrongsGroup ecoterrorists]] to ''[[YouCanPanicNow engineer]]'' a "crisis" for the purposes of this - and Crichton's opinion is that environmentalism ''in and of itself'' is no different.
28th Jul '16 6:14:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish gives a great MotiveRant on the subject in ''Series/GameOfThrones'': "Chaos is a ladder..."

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Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish gives a great MotiveRant on the subject in ''Series/GameOfThrones'': subject: "Chaos is a ladder..."
6th Jul '16 1:32:07 PM FordPrefect
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* According to both myth and historical record, Cao Cao - the King of Wei most known for his starring role in the ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' - was assessed by a renowned sage, who was famous for always being able to tell someone's true potential. He stated that Cao Cao would be 'A decent administrator in peaceful times, or a blood-stained hero in chaotic times.' A few years later, the long period of civil war known as the Three Kingdoms Period got started, and Cao Cao lived up the prediction by turning the crisis into his opportunity - eventually outmaneuvering both Wu and Shu, and seizing control of all China with the formation of a new Dynasty (it didn't last more than three generations before his trusted strategist, Sima Yi, pulled an EvilChancellor and seized power for himself - but by then, Cao Cao was several years in the grave, so you can hardly blame him for that).

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* According to both myth and historical record, Cao Cao - the King of Wei most known for his starring role in the ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms'' - was assessed by a renowned sage, who was famous for always being able to tell someone's true potential. He stated that Cao Cao would be 'A decent administrator in peaceful times, or a blood-stained hero in chaotic times.' A few years later, the long period of civil war known as the Three Kingdoms Period got started, and Cao Cao lived up to the prediction by turning the crisis into his opportunity - eventually outmaneuvering both Wu and Shu, and seizing control of all China with the formation of a new Dynasty (it didn't last more than three generations before his trusted strategist, Sima Yi, pulled an EvilChancellor and seized power for himself - but by then, Cao Cao was several years in the grave, so you can hardly blame him for that).
5th Jul '16 10:06:20 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* What started as, as Creator/TomBergeron put it, "Mother Nature and Uncle Sam [undergoing] family counseling" on July 4, 2016 ended with one of the most patriotic editions of ''A Capitol Fourth'' yet.

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* What started as, as Creator/TomBergeron Tom Bergeron put it, "Mother Nature and Uncle Sam [undergoing] family counseling" on July 4, 2016 ended with one of the most patriotic editions broadcasts of ''A Capitol Fourth'' yet.
5th Jul '16 10:05:36 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* What started as, as Creator/TomBergeron put it, "Mother Nature and Uncle Sam [undergoing] family counseling" on July 4, 2016 ended with one of the most patriotic editions of ''A Capitol Fourth'' yet.
-->'''Creator/{{PBS}}''': We showed a combination of the best fireworks from this year and previous years. It was the patriotic thing to do.
10th Jun '16 1:18:38 PM Doug86
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** This is also how [[RedOctober the revolution of 1917]] came to pass - if not for {{World War I}}'s devastating effects on the country, it would've been much harder - if not impossible - to pull off.

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** This is also how [[RedOctober the revolution of 1917]] came to pass - if not for {{World War I}}'s UsefulNotes/WorldWarI's devastating effects on the country, it would've been much harder - if not impossible - to pull off.
21st May '16 6:29:42 AM KCN
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* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absurdistan_%28novel%29 Absurdistan]]'' by Gary Shteyngart is set in a former Soviet republic whose two major ethnic groups are long-divided by a rather unimportant issue. It turns out the ethnic leaders, actually quite good friends, stir the ethnic hatred in order to profit from oil.
4th May '16 6:22:46 AM Kalaong
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* This is ''the'' primary tactic Petyr Baelish uses in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by his own admission. He creates crises to upset the status quo and to [[OpportunisticBastard take advantage of whatever opportunities then present themselves]] in the resulting chaos. The scale of this is hard to grasp in the earlier books, but it soon becomes apparent that [[spoiler:his destabilising actions could very well be said to be responsible for the entire war, at least in aggregate.]]

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* This is ''the'' primary tactic [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRS8a8HjqFs Petyr Baelish Baelish]] uses in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', by his own admission. He creates crises to upset the status quo and to [[OpportunisticBastard take advantage of whatever opportunities then present themselves]] in the resulting chaos. The scale of this is hard to grasp in the earlier books, but it soon becomes apparent that [[spoiler:his destabilising actions could very well be said to be responsible for the entire war, at least in aggregate.]]aggregate; just to name three of his numerous plots, he had Jon Arryn poisoned, he framed Tyrion Lannister for the attempted assassination of Bran Stark, and - perhaps most catastrophically - he put the Iron Throne over ''twenty million gold dragons'' in debt to the Iron Bank.]]
-->Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.
28th Mar '16 9:13:30 PM SandyGunfox
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** Political advocacy organizations frequently capitalize on related tragedies or news, because they tend to prompt an increase in donation spending.


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* Large charities such as the Red Cross often put out new advertising campaigns when a major disaster strikes - [[TropesAreNotBad in response to sudden increase in need]], but also because donations skyrocket in the aftermath of disasters.
25th Mar '16 1:19:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* As it turns out in the Soviet victory scenario in ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'', the entire Russian war effort was a {{plan}} by Kane to expand the USSR, then topple it, and use the ensuing chaos to strengthen the Brotherhood of Nod.

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* As it turns out in the Soviet victory scenario in ''[[CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert]]'', ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'', the entire Russian war effort was a {{plan}} by Kane to expand the USSR, then topple it, and use the ensuing chaos to strengthen the Brotherhood of Nod.
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