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17th Oct '17 8:18:59 PM Gideoncrawle
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->''"A popular parlour game among historians is debating when the modern world began. Was it when UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg invented the printing press, in 1440? Or when UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus discovered UsefulNotes/{{America}}, in 1492? Or when [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Martin Luther published his 95 theses, in 1517?]] All popular choices. But there is a strong case to be made for a less conventional answer: the modern world began on a freezing New Year's Eve, in 1600, when [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]] granted a company of 218 merchants a monopoly of trade to the east of the Cape of Good Hope."''

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->''"A popular parlour game among historians is debating when the modern world began. Was it when UsefulNotes/JohannesGutenberg Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, in 1440? Or when UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus Christopher Columbus discovered UsefulNotes/{{America}}, America, in 1492? Or when [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Martin Luther published his 95 theses, in 1517?]] 1517? All popular choices. But there is a strong case to be made for a less conventional answer: the modern world began on a freezing New Year's Eve, in 1600, when [[UsefulNotes/ElizabethI Elizabeth I]] I granted a company of 218 merchants a monopoly of trade to the east of the Cape of Good Hope."''
16th Oct '17 1:24:39 AM AlaAlba
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* The Future Foundation from ''Franchise/{{Danganronpa}}'' is described as the spearhead against the Ultimate Despair after various governments collapsed or massacred. As the alumni of the Hope's Peak Academy, their branch leaders are people who stood on the highest of humanity's hierarchy, has resource and manpower to create armies complete with their ordinances, and still has the remaining resource to bring the world back to its feet after the Tragedy.
25th Sep '17 12:17:53 PM SpinAttaxx
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': The [[ArmiesOfEvil Red Ribbon Army]] has ''vast'' resources and technology, having such things as tanks, aircraft, submarines, androids, and MiniMecha. At one point, Bulma outright says that Earth's actual military doesn't stand a chance against them.

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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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The [[ArmiesOfEvil [[ArmiesAreEvil Red Ribbon Army]] has ''vast'' resources and technology, having such things as tanks, aircraft, submarines, androids, and MiniMecha. At one point, Bulma outright says that Earth's actual military doesn't stand a chance against them.them.
** On a galactic scale is Frieza's army. Much like the Red Ribbon Army, the Galactic Patrol pales in comparison to their might, owing to both its size and the strongest people in the universe forming its ranks (such as [[BloodKnight the Saiyans]] and the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Ginyu Force]]). Frieza himself, meanwhile, is a monstrously strong being who can ''destroy planets'' with barely any effort.
6th Sep '17 6:26:59 AM superstrijder15
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* ''Videogame/{{Eve Online}}'' has player corporations, which can form alliances, which then form coalitions and even super-coalitions. In the lawless area of nullsec, the law comes from whoever can bring in the largest fleet or holds the stations.The largest coalitions hold as much area as one of the empires, but much richer in resources.
5th Sep '17 12:16:26 AM Vir
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Often overlaps with NebulousEvilOrganisation and may have an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Compare to {{Fiction 500}}. Contrast with {{NGO}}. StateSec is a SisterTrope of also being a influential entity with a vast paramilitary corps that isn't part of a formal army, only that it's a governmental agency rather than non-governmental.

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Often overlaps with NebulousEvilOrganisation and may have an OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness. Compare to {{Fiction 500}}. Contrast with {{NGO}}. {{NGO}} StateSec is a SisterTrope of also being a influential entity with a vast paramilitary corps that isn't part of a formal army, only that it's a governmental agency rather than non-governmental.
2nd Aug '17 2:43:53 PM Discar
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* The Ganglion in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are a "small" crime syndicate originating from the Samaar Federation, which controls around six million light years of space. Aside from simply technologically outclassing humanity, the Ganglion have an army and fleet comparable to (if not larger than) Earth's largest nations, have enlisted entire species as slaves or enforcers, built a flight-capable HumongousMecha that can double as a carrier, and destroyed Earth. They are also implied to have some political influence in the Samaar Federation.

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'': The Ganglion in ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' are a "small" crime syndicate originating from the Samaar Federation, which controls around six million light years of space. Aside from simply technologically outclassing humanity, the Ganglion have an army and fleet comparable to (if not larger than) Earth's largest nations, have enlisted entire species as slaves or enforcers, built a flight-capable HumongousMecha that can double as a carrier, and destroyed Earth. They are also implied to have some political influence in the Samaar Federation. The humans are a bit embarrassed when they discover that by the standards of the Samaar Federation, the Ganglion are just a small gang that nobody has gotten around to squashing yet.
30th Jul '17 4:07:54 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''Manga/DragonBall'': The [[ArmiesOfEvil Red Ribbon Army]] has ''vast'' resources and technology, having such things as tanks, aircraft, submarines, androids, and MiniMecha. At one point, Bulma outright says that Earth's actual military doesn't stand a chance against them.
15th Jul '17 2:48:29 PM JulianLapostat
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* The Rothschild family. With their insane amounts of wealth (one of the France based Rothchilds had 100 million more francs than the REST OF THE BANKERS OF FRANCE COMBINED) funded both sides of several wars, owned huge amounts of government bonds, declared NOBILITY, and were able to fund such actions as the De Beers diamond monopoly, and that is only the stuff we know about. How much power, businesses, or wealth the family had or has is a mystery.
** The Rothschilds are today only a shadow of their former might. UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was an economic disaster for them, wiping out their real assets, and as the Rothschilds gave up marrying their cousins to keep the wealth within the family, the family wealth has diluted. Nevertheless, they still remain rich.
8th Jul '17 10:47:30 AM nombretomado
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** The Rothschilds are today only a shadow of their former might. WorldWarTwo was an economic disaster for them, wiping out their real assets, and as the Rothschilds gave up marrying their cousins to keep the wealth within the family, the family wealth has diluted. Nevertheless, they still remain rich.

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** The Rothschilds are today only a shadow of their former might. WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII was an economic disaster for them, wiping out their real assets, and as the Rothschilds gave up marrying their cousins to keep the wealth within the family, the family wealth has diluted. Nevertheless, they still remain rich.
12th Jun '17 8:07:17 AM Odacon_Spy
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* In ''VideoGame/''Metroid'', the Space Pirates wield enough military, scientific, and financial power to pose a serious threat to the Galactic Federation. How well they fit this trope is debatable given their secrecy, as they may be an actual government in the areas they control.

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* In ''VideoGame/''Metroid'', ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'', the Space Pirates wield enough military, scientific, and financial power to pose a serious threat to the Galactic Federation. How well they fit this trope is debatable given their secrecy, as they may be an actual government in the areas they control.
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