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25th Jun '16 2:34:26 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' played this straight in it's seventh series.

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* ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' played this straight in it's its seventh series.
10th Jun '16 12:51:20 PM JBK405
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* In ''EndersGame'', Russia is mentioned frequently as being a threat, and at the end of the book they even launch a brief civil war within the IF. In later books they continue to make trouble. Although the original was written before the collapse of the Soviet Union, communism and the USSR are never mentioned, and the government is kept very vague.
** Its referred to as The Second Warsaw Pact composed of every state that was in the Soviet Union and the previous Warsaw Pact plus a couple more states (implied that it has some influence all the way up to the Netherlands).

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* In ''EndersGame'', Russia ''Literature/EndersGame'', the Warsaw Pact is mentioned frequently as being a frequently-mentioned threat, and at the end of the book they even launch a brief civil war within the IF. In later books they continue to make trouble. Although the IF. The original book was written before the collapse of the Soviet Soivet Union, communism and later novels refer to this organization as the USSR are never mentioned, and the government is kept very vague.
** Its referred to as The Second
''Second'' Warsaw Pact composed of every state Pact, implying that was in the Soviet Union and the previous Warsaw Pact plus a couple more states (implied that it has some influence all the way up to the Netherlands).re-formed after its real-life collapse.



* ''Literature/WorldWarZ's'' Holy Russian Empire. There were some ''damned'' smart and ''damned'' ruthless people in Russia during the Great Panic. When soldiers sent to eliminate zombies got cold feet and rebelled, their commanders decimated them - forced every ten rebels to kill one of their number or be executed. The sheer horror of that choice made every single survivor so dedicated to JustFollowingOrders that they pretty much took a vow to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill never make a choice again]]. The only thing they wouldn't do was kill a fellow soldier - even {{Zombie Infectee}}s. Instead, they would commit ''group suicide'' - uninfected right alongside infected. That is, until a shell-shocked priest present at one killed the infectee himself, proclaiming that as a man of God, he would take the sin upon himself so the soldier could die cleanly. Cue priests being given carte blanche to eliminate infectees... Or anyone deemed "infectees"... such as [[CorruptChurch political dissidents]]...
10th Jun '16 12:09:15 AM Kalaong
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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ's'' Holy Russian Empire. There were some ''damned'' smart and ''damned'' ruthless people in Russia during the Great Panic. When soldiers sent to eliminate zombies got cold feet and rebelled, their commanders decimated them - forced every ten rebels to kill one of their number or be executed. The sheer horror of that choice made every single survivor so dedicated to JustFollowingOrders that they pretty much took a vow to [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill never make a choice again]]. The only thing they wouldn't do was kill a fellow soldier - even {{Zombie Infectee}}s. Instead, they would commit ''group suicide'' - uninfected right alongside infected. That is, until a shell-shocked priest present at one killed the infectee himself, proclaiming that as a man of God, he would take the sin upon himself so the soldier could die cleanly. Cue priests being given carte blanche to eliminate infectees... Or anyone deemed "infectees"... such as [[CorruptChurch political dissidents]]...
31st May '16 4:15:55 AM Doug86
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* ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' by AndreNorton, first published 1958, features a conflict between the USA and the Russians over TimeTravel technology. When it was re-released after the end of the Cold War, it included a new paragraph describing the emergence of a belligerent "Greater Russia" from the ruins of the old Soviet Union.

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* ''Literature/TheTimeTraders'' by AndreNorton, Creator/AndreNorton, first published 1958, features a conflict between the USA and the Russians over TimeTravel technology. When it was re-released after the end of the Cold War, it included a new paragraph describing the emergence of a belligerent "Greater Russia" from the ruins of the old Soviet Union.
30th May '16 4:30:20 AM Doug86
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* The ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'' timeline in AlternateHistoryDotCom has the titular RealLife excentric, nationalist politician become President of Russia and later the whole post-Soviet Union after a cascade of events including Yeltsin's assassination during the 1991 coup attempt, and remain in power until he is overthrown by a popular revolution in 2003. The Soviet Union (minus the Baltic republics) is not dissolved but turned into a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist-esque]] federation known as the Union of Independent States, that launches or gets involved in wars in the dissolving Yugoslavia, Romania, Estonia, Afghanistan and Pakistan besides doing its best to discourage its member republics from breaking away.

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* The ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire'' timeline in AlternateHistoryDotCom Website/AlternateHistoryDotCom has the titular RealLife excentric, nationalist politician become President of Russia and later the whole post-Soviet Union after a cascade of events including Yeltsin's assassination during the 1991 coup attempt, and remain in power until he is overthrown by a popular revolution in 2003. The Soviet Union (minus the Baltic republics) is not dissolved but turned into a [[ANaziByAnyOtherName fascist-esque]] federation known as the Union of Independent States, that launches or gets involved in wars in the dissolving Yugoslavia, Romania, Estonia, Afghanistan and Pakistan besides doing its best to discourage its member republics from breaking away.
15th May '16 1:29:32 AM Morgenthaler
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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Soviet Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].

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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Soviet Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. More extreme versions will see post-Soviet Russia go on the path of [[RussiaTakesOverTheWorld outright global conquest]]. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].



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28th Feb '16 1:20:19 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken both nations in revenge.]]

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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken eventually ruin both nations in revenge.]]
28th Feb '16 1:18:13 PM ElectricBoogaloo
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* A FantasyCounterpartCulture example in ''Videogame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''. After a period of peace efforts kickstarted by the end of a world war 15 years before where they fought on the same side, Yuktobania suddenly declares war on Osea (thinly veiled expies of the Soviet Union and the US, respectively). [[spoiler:Later revealed to be an InvokedTrope, since the war was orchestrated by [[TheRemnant remnants]] of resident [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi Germany expy]] Belka, the country that caused and lost the previous war, using puppet governments on both sides to cause an war that would weaken both nations in revenge.]]
2nd Jan '16 8:35:47 PM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', Russia invades Alaska after Washington, D.C., is destroyed by WesternTerrorists and the rest of the country splits into six factions, all vying for control. The hard-line Russian President Vladekov claims that Alaska should always have been a part of Russia and, since it's separate from the rest of the US, it has no business being a part of that country. Later on, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Russian president masterminded the D.C. attack]]. It is also revealed that the Russian people are against the invasion and the military build-up and will rise up if Vladekov is sufficiently weakened by the re-unified US.

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* In ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'', Russia invades Alaska after Washington, D.C., is destroyed by WesternTerrorists and the rest of the country splits into six factions, all vying for control. The hard-line Russian President Vladekov claims that [[RussiaCalledTheyWantAlaskaBack Alaska should always have been a part of Russia Russia]] and, since it's separate from the rest of the US, it has no business being a part of that country. Later on, it is revealed that [[spoiler:the Russian president masterminded the D.C. attack]]. It is also revealed that the Russian people are against the invasion and the military build-up and will rise up if Vladekov is sufficiently weakened by the re-unified US.
22nd Dec '15 2:14:02 PM Proseedcake
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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Rebuilt Soviet Union, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].

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The latter is where Russia stays in its authoritarian military democracy, or ditches that silly "democracy" bit altogether, and grows increasingly aggressive, possibly reabsorbing the post-Soviet states as some sort of a Rebuilt Soviet Union, Reunion, Eurasian Empire, or something equally scary sounding. This allows Russia to start attacking places again and being generally assertive. Probably will not involve actual bears, [[BearsAreBadNews unless Russia decides to get serious this time]].
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