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18th Apr '17 8:40:56 AM DeepRed
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* The old United Fruit Company. When they came calling, you paid up your protection money and did as they ordered, or else...

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* The old United Fruit Company. When they came calling, you paid up your protection money and did as they ordered, [[BananaRepublic or else...else]]...
18th Apr '17 8:36:00 AM DeepRed
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* Serco [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szNLMtgI7hU The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of]] is in control of state schools, prisons and air traffic worldwide. They're also responsible for nuclear weapons in the UK along with other Military contracts.
* The Hudson's Bay Company, in the 1600s and 1700s, effectively ruled a large part of the modern-day Canadian landmass.

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* Serco Serco, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szNLMtgI7hU The Biggest Company You've Never Heard Of]] is in control of state schools, prisons and air traffic worldwide. They're also responsible for nuclear weapons in the UK along with other Military contracts.
* The Hudson's Bay Company, in the 1600s and 1700s, effectively ruled a large part of the modern-day Canadian landmass. Today, it exists as a major public listed retail company.
11th Apr '17 6:11:35 PM zequeins
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* [[TheCartel Drug Cartels]] are still around despite governmental efforts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has articles on them, but this quote [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1370-5-insane-things-i-learned-about-drugs-as-undercover-agent.html f

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* [[TheCartel Drug Cartels]] are still around despite governmental efforts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has articles on them, but this quote [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1370-5-insane-things-i-learned-about-drugs-as-undercover-agent.html f html]] gives a succinct summary of their power.
10th Apr '17 6:58:18 PM RoninMacbeth
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** Another Russian corporation, Gazprom (a natural gas mining company), was way more successful. Right now, it has its own units of armed guards, owns many {{Company Town}}s in the Russian Arctic and even has its own railroad, independent from the state-owned RZD corp.

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** Another Russian corporation, Gazprom (a natural gas mining company), was way more successful. Right now, it has its own units of armed guards, owns many {{Company Town}}s in the Russian Arctic and even has its own railroad, independent from the state-owned RZD corp. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazprom Played with, given that 50.23% of Gazprom's shares are owned by the Russian government.]]
3rd Apr '17 5:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* The Hunter's Association from ''HunterXHunter''. Understandable considering it's a gathering of the most powerful people on the planet.

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* The Hunter's Association from ''HunterXHunter''.''Manga/HunterXHunter''. Understandable considering it's a gathering of the most powerful people on the planet.
11th Mar '17 9:03:38 PM Dattix
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* The Wiki/SCPFoundation

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* The Wiki/SCPFoundationWiki/SCPFoundation, which has nearly limitless resources, including a fully-equipped military, several trillions in assets including heavily-secured facilities, access to magical (and otherwise) artifacts allowing them control over time and space, and the ability to essentially bend the world's governments to their ends. Considering they're responsible for securing and studying eldritch entities which can bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, no one really tries to stop them anyway, save a few groups of interest.
9th Mar '17 6:49:17 PM zequeins
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** The Medellin Cartel led by Pablo Escobar may be the most infamous. During its heyday in the 80-90s, they put a bounty on every police in Colombia, assassinated multiple government officials including the president, laid siege and burned down the Colombian Supreme Court, and more. Specialized task force was formed to bring Escobar down, only to have Escobar killed 30 of them in just 15 days. In the end, it was the Los Pepes (a backronym of '[[TheDogBitesBack persecuted by Pablo Escobar]]'), hinted to be receiving support from various groups including the government to fight fire with fire, launching a campaign of terror against Pablo's supporters and slowly dismantling his cocaine empire.

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** The Medellin Cartel led by Pablo Escobar may be the most infamous. During its heyday in the 80-90s, they put a bounty on every police in Colombia, assassinated multiple government officials including the president, laid siege and burned down the Colombian Supreme Court, and more. Specialized task force was formed to bring Escobar down, only to have Escobar killed 30 of them in just 15 days. In the end, it was the Los Pepes (a backronym of '[[TheDogBitesBack persecuted by Pablo Escobar]]'), hinted to be receiving support from various groups including the government to fight government, who fought fire with fire, launching a campaign of terror against Pablo's supporters and slowly dismantling his cocaine empire.
9th Mar '17 6:20:20 PM zequeins
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* [[TheCartel Drug Cartels]] are still around despite governmental efforts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has articles on them, but this quote [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1370-5-insane-things-i-learned-about-drugs-as-undercover-agent.html from one]] gives a rather succinct summary of their power:

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* [[TheCartel Drug Cartels]] are still around despite governmental efforts. ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' has articles on them, but this quote [[http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-1370-5-insane-things-i-learned-about-drugs-as-undercover-agent.html from one]] gives a rather succinct summary of their power: f


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** The Medellin Cartel led by Pablo Escobar may be the most infamous. During its heyday in the 80-90s, they put a bounty on every police in Colombia, assassinated multiple government officials including the president, laid siege and burned down the Colombian Supreme Court, and more. Specialized task force was formed to bring Escobar down, only to have Escobar killed 30 of them in just 15 days. In the end, it was the Los Pepes (a backronym of '[[TheDogBitesBack persecuted by Pablo Escobar]]'), hinted to be receiving support from various groups including the government to fight fire with fire, launching a campaign of terror against Pablo's supporters and slowly dismantling his cocaine empire.
5th Mar '17 9:43:57 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} et al. in MarvelComics. Although it started out as a governmental organization in [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]], and only became an N.G.O. after being (unsuccessfully) shut down

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* ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} et al. in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics. Although it started out as a governmental organization in [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi Germany]], and only became an N.G.O. after being (unsuccessfully) shut down
4th Mar '17 5:14:20 PM Xtifr
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* Pick any of the great statesmen of the later Roman Republic (Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Pompey, Crassus, Augustus, etc.). Although they were formally assigned military command by the government, their real power came from personally raised armies of loyal troops built out of vast personal fortunes. It's not surprising that the situation that allowed this eventually degenerated into civil wars. The ultimate example is Augustus: the entire Roman Empire was a formalisation of his own personal authority massively outstripping that of the state to the point that it overtook and ''became'' the state.

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* Pick any of the great statesmen of the later Roman Republic (Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, (UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Pompey, Crassus, Augustus, etc.). Although they were formally assigned military command by the government, their real power came from personally raised armies of loyal troops built out of vast personal fortunes. It's not surprising that the situation that allowed this eventually degenerated into civil wars. The ultimate example is Augustus: the entire Roman Empire was a formalisation of his own personal authority massively outstripping that of the state to the point that it overtook and ''became'' the state.
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