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31st Jan '17 11:13:49 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Incorporated}}'': By the 2060s, climate change and economic collapse have caused most governments ([[FallenStatesOfAmerica including the US]]) to all but collapse, leaving vast areas of their territory controlled by MegaCorp {{NGO Superpower}}s, who act as nations unto themselves.
4th Jan '17 4:42:32 AM TheLyniezian
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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', Central Services functions both as (and like) a totalitarian government and a corporate monopoly. Due to its bureaucratic and grossly inefficient nature, some viewers don't get this aspect clearly.

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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', Central Services functions both as (and like) a totalitarian government and a corporate monopoly. Due to its bureaucratic and grossly inefficient nature, some viewers don't get this aspect clearly.clearly, especially the MisaimedFandom amongst the American right-wing.
4th Jan '17 4:39:40 AM TheLyniezian
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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}, Central Services functions both as (and like) a totalitarian government and a corporate monopoly. Due to its bureaucratic and grossly inefficient nature, some viewers don't get this aspect clearly.

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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}, ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', Central Services functions both as (and like) a totalitarian government and a corporate monopoly. Due to its bureaucratic and grossly inefficient nature, some viewers don't get this aspect clearly.
4th Jan '17 4:39:12 AM TheLyniezian
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* In ''Film/{{Brazil}}, Central Services functions both as (and like) a totalitarian government and a corporate monopoly. Due to its bureaucratic and grossly inefficient nature, some viewers don't get this aspect clearly.
26th Dec '16 3:37:50 PM nombretomado
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* Turned [[UpToEleven]] in the [[DougAnthonyAllStars]] series "Daas Kapital" the Shitzu Tonka corporation runs the entire world. It provides "Another day of global peace where nothing much happens. No war, no inflation, no violence, no rainforest. That's a Shitsu Tonka day.". They are powerful enough to collect ALL the art in the world and store it on a submarine to be catalogued because "art is danagerous". [[spoiler: so dangerous they eventually nuke the sub]]

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* Turned [[UpToEleven]] This is turned UpToEleven in the [[DougAnthonyAllStars]] series "Daas Kapital" ''[[Music/DougAnthonyAllStars Daas Kapital]]'', where the Shitzu Tonka corporation runs the entire world. It provides Their motto is "Another day of global peace where nothing much happens. No war, no inflation, no violence, no rainforest. That's a Shitsu Tonka day.". They are powerful enough to collect ALL the art in the world and store it on a submarine to be catalogued because "art is danagerous". [[spoiler: so dangerous they eventually nuke the sub]] "
12th Dec '16 3:11:19 AM livemike
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* Turned [[UpToEleven]] in the [[DougAnthonyAllStars]] series "Daas Kapital" the Shitzu Tonka corporation runs the entire world. It provides "Another day of global peace where nothing much happens. No war, no inflation, no violence, no rainforest. That's a Shitsu Tonka day.". They are powerful enough to collect ALL the art in the world and store it on a submarine to be catalogued because "art is danagerous". [[spoiler: so dangerous they eventually nuke the sub]]
1st Dec '16 3:30:51 AM SteveMB
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Subtrope of PrivatelyOwnedSociety. Very common in the CyberPunk genre. If the story is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, then it more likely than not takes place in either a DividedStatesOfAmerica or [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]].

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Subtrope of PrivatelyOwnedSociety. Very common in the CyberPunk genre. If the story is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, then it more likely than not takes place in either a DividedStatesOfAmerica or [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld Japan]]. Not to be confused with DisneyOwnsThisTrope, which is specifically about copyrights and trademarks (though the two may overlap).
12th Nov '16 8:55:33 PM LordInsane
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* And long before all of these boys were even glimmers in their founders' eyes was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanse the Hanseatic League]], also known as simply The Hanse. Founded in the 1200s, it was a mercantile and defensive confederation of the merchant guilds along the northern coast of Europe that lasted well into the 17th century.

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* And long before all of these boys were even glimmers in their founders' eyes was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanse the Hanseatic League]], also known as simply The Hanse.Hansa. Founded in the 1200s, it was a mercantile and defensive confederation of the merchant guilds along the northern coast of Europe that lasted well into the 17th century. There were actually ''multiple'' Hansas early on, but the North German one got so dominant that if you just referred to ''the'' Hansa everyone knew which one you meant.
2nd Aug '16 12:50:57 AM Fireblood
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* The Ferengi in ''StarTrek'' act as much as this. Even with a monarch named the Nagus (which is, in any case, more like the CEO of a big corportation than a traditional monarch and can be defenestrated if his decisions are not good for business) the Ferengi Commerce Authority holds immense power and as richer a Ferengi is as influential in government.

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* The Ferengi in ''StarTrek'' act as much as this. Even with a monarch named the Nagus (which is, in any case, more like the CEO of a big corportation than a traditional monarch and can be defenestrated if his decisions are not good for business) the Ferengi Commerce Authority holds immense power and as the richer a Ferengi is as the more influential they are in government.



* The word "corporation" comes from the Latin word "Corpus", which meant "a body of people". Corpi recognized by the Roman government included trade guilds, universities, religious cults, and the Roman government itself. Later on a number of governments were incorporated, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation City of London Corporation]], which has been operating since at least 1067 and is still the city's municipal government. To form a new town, city, etc. is still called "incorporating". Corporate personhood is also based on this-a business becoming a "body" (person) in its own right. While this is mostly discussed regarding businesses, it also applies to governments, which is why for instance you can have legal cases with names like (for instance) ''The United States versus John Doe'', because the government is recognized as being able to operate as an entity itself (through its agents, obviously). Naturally, this also applies to businesses suing each other, or governments, and businesses suing governments/governments suing businesses. However, the term "corporation" is now used mostly to mean "business corporation", and this older usage can confuse people. It's also not what the trope refers to.
* The Honourable East India Company ran the British Empire's interests in India until the Great Mutiny of 1857 and thus, by a combination of bribery, alliances and superior competence - oh, and a private army larger than that of the ''Empire itself'' - controlled a substantial part of the subcontinent. It got away with so much as every British member of Parliament owned shares.

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* The word "corporation" comes from the Latin word "Corpus", which meant "a body of people". Corpi recognized by the Roman government included trade guilds, universities, religious cults, and the Roman government itself. Later on a number of governments were incorporated, such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation City of London Corporation]], which has been operating since at least 1067 and is still the city's municipal government. To form a new town, city, etc. is still called "incorporating". Corporate personhood is also based on this-a business becoming a "body" (person) in its own right. While this is mostly discussed regarding businesses, it also applies to governments, which is why for instance you can have legal cases with names like (for instance) ''The United States versus John Doe'', because the government is recognized as being able to operate as an entity itself (through its agents, obviously). Naturally, this also applies to businesses suing each other, or governments, and businesses suing governments/governments suing businesses. However, the term "corporation" is now used mostly to mean "business corporation", and this older usage can confuse people.people, though that lives on when saying a town has "incorporated" for instance. It's also not what the trope refers to.
* The Honourable East India Company ran the British Empire's interests in India until the Great Mutiny of 1857 and thus, by a combination of bribery, alliances and superior competence - oh, and a private army larger than that of the ''Empire ''the Empire itself'' - controlled a substantial part of the subcontinent. It got away with so much as every British member of Parliament owned shares.



** And their northern counterpart, the Hudson Bay Company, which ran much of what is now Canada and the USA[[note]]and is now a chain of mid-range department stores.[[/note]].

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** And their northern counterpart, the Hudson Bay Company, which ran much of what is now Canada and the USA[[note]]and USA.[[note]]And is now a chain of mid-range department stores.[[/note]].[[/note]]



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchocapitalism Anarcho-capitalists]] think a big corporation fulfilling the purposes of a state would be at least as bad as any state, if not the same thing in a slightly different form. They'd rather have a PrivatelyOwnedSociety where one is free to choose among several competing {{Law Enforcement Inc}}s.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchocapitalism Anarcho-capitalists]] think a big corporation fulfilling the purposes of a state would be at least as bad as any state, if not the same thing in a slightly different form. They'd rather have a PrivatelyOwnedSociety where one is free to choose among several competing {{Law Enforcement Inc}}s.{{law enforcement inc}}s.
27th Jul '16 3:02:05 AM DarkHunter
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* [[VideoGame/SystemShock TriOptimum Corporation]] filled this role, until things went [[AIIsACrapshoot horribly]] [[KillEmAll horribly]] [[TheVirus horribly]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong wrong]].

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* [[VideoGame/SystemShock TriOptimum Corporation]] filled this role, ''VideoGame/SystemShock'': The [=TriOptimum=] Corporation was ''de facto'' in charge of human civilization, until things went [[AIIsACrapshoot horribly]] [[KillEmAll horribly]] [[TheVirus horribly]] [[GoneHorriblyWrong wrong]].wrong]] in the first game, leading to a revolution, the reinstatement of a representative government, and Tri-Op coming within a hairsbreadth of bankruptcy. The company managed to barely hang on by inventing FasterThanLightTravel.


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* ''VideoGame/MirrorsEdgeCatalyst'': the nation of Cascadia is ruled by an executive board of business owners known as the Conglomerate, made up of thirteen ruling families. Those thirteen businesses run absolutely everything. The populace is placated by the promise that if they work really hard, they can be promoted to better positions, or even (in extraordinary cases) get adopted into one of the families. While this does happen, it's only to an extremely lucky few, and common citizens have essentially no personal freedoms, privacy, or rights.
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