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4th Jun '16 6:49:20 PM Fireblood
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-->-- '''Kira Nerys''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The Darkness and the Light"

Sometimes, when writers feel the need to avert TerroristsWithoutACause, they use this stock motivation, where the members of a guerilla/insurgent/terrorist/freedom fighter/resistance/etc. movement and/or organisation justify their actions by claiming they want foreign occupiers to leave their nation. This is both TruthInTelevision and OlderThanFeudalism, dating at least back to the 1st century BCE with the Sicarii zealots in Roman-occupied Israel.

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-->-- '''Kira Nerys''', ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "The "[[RecapStarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E11TheDarknessAndTheLight The Darkness and the Light"

Light]]"

Sometimes, when writers feel the need to avert TerroristsWithoutACause, they use this stock motivation, where the members of a guerilla/insurgent/terrorist/freedom guerrilla/insurgent/terrorist/freedom fighter/resistance/etc. movement and/or organisation justify their actions by claiming they want foreign occupiers to leave their nation. This is both TruthInTelevision and OlderThanFeudalism, dating at least back to the 1st century BCE with the Sicarii zealots in Roman-occupied Israel.
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*** The films themselves, too. The first one in particular has been viewed as an allegory for the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, while Film/RevengeOfTheSith was seen as an IraqWar allegory. [[WordOfGod Lucas]] actually confirmed the Vietnam connections, but denied any intentional Iraq allegory.

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*** The films themselves, too. The first one in particular has been viewed as an allegory for the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar, while Film/RevengeOfTheSith was seen as an IraqWar allegory. [[WordOfGod Lucas]] actually confirmed the Vietnam connections, but denied any intentional Iraq allegory.allegory (probably true since the films had been planned before it broke out).


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* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': This is the Silerians' motive for rebelling.
16th May '16 5:00:58 AM Bissek
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* Komarran terrorists in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', a rare case where the protagonist ''is'' one of the occupiers. The circumstances leading up to the occupation also involve a lot of GreyAndGreyMorality.

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* Komarran terrorists in the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', a rare case where the protagonist ''is'' one of the occupiers. The circumstances leading up to the occupation also involve a lot of GreyAndGreyMorality.GreyAndGreyMorality (A generation before Barrayar invaded Komarr, the Komarrans had enabled a Cetagandan invasion of Barrayar, which caused the next example).
24th Apr '16 9:51:26 PM Dravencour
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*** In some respects, it's taken even another level deeper by TheEmpire ''itself'', as, in the aftermath of a ForeverWar, a humuliating peace treaty once arm-wrestled them into making large concessions to the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascist]] [[BiggerBad Aldmeri Dominion]], including allowing them to police the Imperial countryside and persecute Imperial subjects for the worship of Talos, the one Divine whose divinity many elves refuse to acknowledge and who the Thalmor that lead the Dominion absolutely hate. Appropriately, TheEmpire treats the Stormcloak Rebellion as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero an attempt to undermine their efforts to stand up to the Thalmor]]. [[spoiler:The Dominion is secretly encouraging both sides to fight and maintain a stalemate specifically to keep the Empire too weak to stand up to them.]]

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*** In some respects, it's taken even another level deeper by TheEmpire ''itself'', as, in the aftermath of a ForeverWar, a humuliating humiliating peace treaty once arm-wrestled them into making large concessions to the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascist]] [[BiggerBad Aldmeri Dominion]], including allowing them to police the Imperial countryside and persecute Imperial subjects citizens for the worship of worshipping Talos, the one Divine whose divinity many elves refuse to acknowledge and who the Thalmor that lead the Dominion absolutely hate. Appropriately, TheEmpire treats the Stormcloak Rebellion as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero an attempt to undermine their efforts to stand up to the Thalmor]]. [[spoiler:The Dominion is secretly encouraging both sides to fight and maintain a stalemate specifically to keep the Empire too weak to stand up to them.]]
24th Apr '16 9:28:28 PM Dravencour
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*** In some respects, it's taken even another level deeper by TheEmpire ''itself'', as, in the aftermath of a ForeverWar, a humuliating peace treaty once armwrestled them into making large concessions to the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascist]] [[BiggerBad Aldmeri Dominion]], including allowing them to police the Imperial countryside and persecute Imperial subjects. Appropriately, TheEmpire treats the Stormcloak Rebellion as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero an attempt to undermine their efforts to stand up to the Aldmeri]]. [[spoiler:The Dominion is secretly encouraging both sides to fight and maintain a stalemate specifically to keep the Empire too weak to stand up to them.]]

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*** In some respects, it's taken even another level deeper by TheEmpire ''itself'', as, in the aftermath of a ForeverWar, a humuliating peace treaty once armwrestled arm-wrestled them into making large concessions to the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascist]] [[BiggerBad Aldmeri Dominion]], including allowing them to police the Imperial countryside and persecute Imperial subjects. subjects for the worship of Talos, the one Divine whose divinity many elves refuse to acknowledge and who the Thalmor that lead the Dominion absolutely hate. Appropriately, TheEmpire treats the Stormcloak Rebellion as [[NiceJobBreakingItHero an attempt to undermine their efforts to stand up to the Aldmeri]].Thalmor]]. [[spoiler:The Dominion is secretly encouraging both sides to fight and maintain a stalemate specifically to keep the Empire too weak to stand up to them.]]
12th Mar '16 1:13:14 PM eroock
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->''None of you'' belonged on Bajor. It wasn't your world. For ''fifty years'', you ''raped'' our planet, and you killed our ''people.'' You lived on our land and you took the food out of our mouths, and I don't care whether you held a phaser in your hand or you ''ironed shirts'' for a living; you were ''all'' guilty and you were '''''all legitimate targets!'''''

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->''None ->''"None of you'' belonged on Bajor. It wasn't your world. For ''fifty years'', you ''raped'' our planet, and you killed our ''people.'' You lived on our land and you took the food out of our mouths, and I don't care whether you held a phaser in your hand or you ''ironed shirts'' for a living; you were ''all'' guilty and you were '''''all legitimate targets!'''''targets!"'''''
2nd Mar '16 10:16:02 PM MaxwellDaring
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* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity has the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters various Maran resistance groups]] that fight against the Empire, and althought they've had a recent string of succsesses they've also inflicted a lot of damage on the civilian population, making they're capital [[HubCity Maramanakama]], [[WretchedHive a not so very pleasent place to live]].


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* Literature/ASymphonyOfEternity has the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters various Maran resistance groups]] that fight against the Empire, and althought they've had a recent string of succsesses they've also inflicted a lot of damage on the civilian population, making they're capital [[HubCity Maramanakama]], [[WretchedHive a not so very pleasent place to live]].
23rd Feb '16 5:04:46 PM Dravencour
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* The White Lotus sect mentioned above from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina 2'' are singularly nasty KnightTemplar types who want all foreign influence, however beneficial, out of China. These guys are introduced by [[KickTheDog burning a dog because it was a foreign breed]], attack and burn down a foreign language school, forcing Wong to take the displaced students of the school to the British consulate, and at one point, they even ''burn a cross'' in front of the consulate in a scene that may remind American viewers of another sect known for its bigotry and intolerance (though with far different goals than the White Lotus).

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* The White Lotus sect Sect mentioned above from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInChina 2'' are singularly nasty KnightTemplar types who want all foreign influence, however beneficial, out of China. These guys are introduced by [[KickTheDog burning a dog because it was a foreign breed]], attack and burn down a foreign language school, forcing Wong to take the displaced students of the school to the British consulate, and at one point, they even ''burn a cross'' in front of the consulate in a scene that may remind American viewers of [[TheKlan another sect known for its bigotry and intolerance intolerance]] (though with far different goals than the White Lotus).
20th Feb '16 8:01:26 PM GrantMK2
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** ''[[Literature/SixthColumn]]''. After the U.S. is invaded by the [=PanAsians=], a group of U.S. soldiers forms an underground army (under the guise of a religion) to drive them out.

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** ''[[Literature/SixthColumn]]''.''[[Literature/SixthColumn Sixth Column]]''. After the U.S. is invaded by the [=PanAsians=], a group of U.S. soldiers forms an underground army (under the guise of a religion) to drive them out.
20th Feb '16 8:00:30 PM GrantMK2
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** ''SixthColumn''. After the U.S. is invaded by the [=PanAsians=], a group of U.S. soldiers forms an underground army (under the guise of a religion) to drive them out.

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** ''SixthColumn''.''[[Literature/SixthColumn]]''. After the U.S. is invaded by the [=PanAsians=], a group of U.S. soldiers forms an underground army (under the guise of a religion) to drive them out.
8th Feb '16 5:53:22 PM Aspie
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' has the Grounders view the Sky People as invaders who must be cast out or destroyed. The Sky People aren't ''trying'' to occupy anyone, but they lack the means to return to space, and while on the ground they keep making reckless, poorly-thought out decisions that anatagonize the Grounders.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' has the Grounders view the Sky People as invaders who must be cast out or destroyed. The Sky People aren't ''trying'' to occupy anyone, but they lack the means to return to space, and while on the ground they keep making reckless, poorly-thought out decisions that anatagonize the Grounders. By Season 3, the Sky People and The Grounders (or at least the Tree People) have reached a peaceful coexistence.
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