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27th Jul '17 10:22:33 PM Fireblood
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* This idea is often used by "Reichsbürger" (literally "realm citizens") against the actual state of Germany to dismiss its legal existance. They argue that the entire German state post 1945 is invalid since, to them, it is merely a giant corporation, and every German citizen ([[{{Hypocrite}} except them of course]]) is and can only be "personnel" of that corporation. There are many diffent types, and almost all of them claim to represent any of a multitude of fake German exile governments who, according to them, are clearly the real and lawful rulers of the German state (this whole thing immediately falls apart by the mere fact that there are ''multiple'' exile governments all claiming rule against each other). Some of them even try to sell fake passports to gullible people, which naturally are not legally recognised by anyone, anywhere.

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* This idea is often used by "Reichsbürger" (literally "realm citizens") against the actual state of Germany to dismiss its legal existance.existence. They argue that the entire German state post 1945 is invalid since, to them, it is merely a giant corporation, and every German citizen ([[{{Hypocrite}} except them of course]]) is and can only be "personnel" of that corporation. There are many diffent different types, and almost all of them claim to represent any of a multitude of fake German exile governments who, according to them, are clearly the real and lawful rulers of the German state (this whole thing immediately falls apart by the mere fact that there are ''multiple'' exile governments all claiming rule against each other). Some of them even try to sell fake passports to gullible people, which naturally are not legally recognised recognized by anyone, anywhere.anywhere. Similar odd claims are made by the American "sovereign citizens", and fraudulent "states" have also been set up there, which also issues "passports" etc.
21st Jul '17 2:36:25 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Literature/AnExaminationOfExtraUniversalSystemsOfGovernment'' has Guatemala Incorporated, the result of United Fruit taking direct control of the country and absorbing all its government's assets into itself. Though that said, it left private property alone, and there's a limited democracy in place (all citizens are shareholders from birth, can buy and sell more shares, and have a vote-per-share in choosing the Board of Directors, who in turn elect appoint other leadership positions).
29th Jun '17 7:14:08 AM zarpaulus
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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. The problem is that anarchists usually do not believe in private property, so a society that both doesn't want private property and at the same time does want it over everything is inherently [[OxymoronicBeing an oxymoronic entity.]]

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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. The problem is that anarchists usually do not believe in private property, so a society that both doesn't want private property and at the same time does want it over everything is inherently [[OxymoronicBeing an oxymoronic entity.]]
29th Jun '17 5:31:12 AM TheKaizerreich
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* This idea is often used by "Reichsbürger" (literally "realm citizens") against the actual state of Germany to dismiss its legal existance. They argue that the entire German state post 1945 is invalid since, to them, it is merely a giant corporation, and every German citizen ([[{{Hypocrite}} except them of course]]) is and can only be "personnel" of that corporation. There are many diffent types, and almost all of them claim to represent any of a multitude of fake German exile governments who, according to them, are clearly the real and lawful rulers of the German state (this whole thing immediately falls apart by the mere fact that there are ''multiple'' exile governments all claiming rule against each other). Some of them even try to sell fake passports to gullible people, which naturally are not legally recognised by anyone, anywhere.
29th Jun '17 5:23:41 AM TheKaizerreich
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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.

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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. The problem is that anarchists usually do not believe in private property, so a society that both doesn't want private property and at the same time does want it over everything is inherently [[OxymoronicBeing an oxymoronic entity.]]
12th Jun '17 9:05:02 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The Reedy Creek Improvement District, the site of [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]], is the closest thing to this trope that exists in the United States. The power of the state of UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} amounts to the collection of property taxes and little else; the head of Florida's Bureau of Fair Rides Inspection admitted that he lacked the authority to even [[http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-cia-helped-disney-conquer-florida enforce ride safety laws]]. Beyond that, the two towns Creator/{{Disney}} created to serve as the municipal government for the resort, Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, exist mainly to provide municipal bonds and friendly regulations, their combined population of about sixty hand-picked residents comprised entirely of Disney employees.
2nd Jun '17 2:13:20 AM PaulA
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** In the novel ''Podkayne of Mars'', the Venus Corporation controlled the entire planet Venus (and ran it like Las Vegas InSpace).

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** In the novel ''Podkayne of Mars'', ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'', the Venus Corporation controlled the entire planet Venus (and ran it like Las Vegas InSpace).
3rd Mar '17 6:42:09 PM zarpaulus
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* The Empire of the Star in the ''Literature/{{Eldraeverse}}'', having evolved from mergers of private law providers in a previous PrivatelyOwnedSociety. Also, not uncommon in the Associated Worlds at large - most interstellar colonies start out run by a colonial corporation, and many of them never get around to replacing it.

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* The Empire of the Star in the ''Literature/{{Eldraeverse}}'', having evolved from mergers of private law providers in a previous PrivatelyOwnedSociety. Becoming a citizen of the Empire requires buying a share in the Empire, though its' charter also prevents a citizen-shareholder from owning more than one share to prevent it from becoming a plutocratic oligarchy. Also, not uncommon in the Associated Worlds at large - most interstellar colonies start out run by a colonial corporation, and many of them never get around to replacing it.
3rd Mar '17 4:37:25 PM 20person
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', one of the advanced government forms is the Mega Corp, with the description stating that your whole empire is organized as a corporation and run by a board of directors, with the leader having the title of CEO.
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.
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