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11th Dec '17 8:21:26 PM Malady
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* In [[TheKennyChronicles Ferrets vs. Lemmings]] the ferret government of Dook Island was founded as effectively a company town for Guy King's meat exports business.

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* In [[TheKennyChronicles [[Webcomic/TheKennyChronicles Ferrets vs. Lemmings]] the ferret government of Dook Island was founded as effectively a company town for Guy King's meat exports business.
6th Dec '17 9:29:19 AM Hanz
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Borderlands 2]]'' has the Hyperion corporation taking over Pandora, in the aftermath of the Atlas corporation's collapse.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Borderlands2}} Borderlands 2]]'' ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'' has the Hyperion corporation taking over Pandora, in the aftermath of the Atlas corporation's collapse.collapse. The [[Videogame/BorderlandsThePreSequel Pre-Sequel]] mentions in a presentation that the founders of Hyperion managed to destroy the central government of humanity, which led to the other corporations to rise and become galactic empires in their own right.
1st Dec '17 9:18:30 AM zarpaulus
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[[AC: Web Comics]]

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1st Dec '17 9:18:00 AM zarpaulus
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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.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', one of the advanced ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' a possible government forms Civic for oligarchies is the Mega Corp, "Corporate Dominion", with the description stating that your whole empire is organized as a corporation and run by a board of directors, with MegaCorp that has supplanted the leader having the title of CEO.traditional state.




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* This is essentially the premise of Remy's ''Northern Corporate Dominion'' universe, although from the point of view of the slaves.

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\n[[folder:Web Original]]\n* This is essentially the premise of Remy's ''Northern Corporate Dominion'' universe, although from the point of view of the slaves.[[AC: Web Comics]]



* The [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]] to ''Literature/PayMeBug'' had the Free Trade [[RoyalMess Baronies]] starting life as this. That was so long ago that they've since evolved into essentially standard governments, but there are still a few throwbacks to their history.
* Oligopolmart in ''Letsplay/LetsRambleWithRae'' MO is to buy entire planets.



* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' most nation-states have collapsed and "Mercorps" run most of society, even [[PlanetTerra old Terra]] is split between two Mercorps. Pretty much the only government still active is the Lunar Republic, and even that is beholden to Omega-Tek.
* ''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).

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* In ''Webcomic/QuantumVibe'' most nation-states have collapsed and "Mercorps" run most of society, even [[PlanetTerra old Terra]] is split between two Mercorps.Mercorps (based in China and Brazil). Pretty much the only government still active is the Lunar Republic, and even that is beholden to Omega-Tek. \n* ''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).


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[[folder:Web Original]]
* This is essentially the premise of Remy's ''Northern Corporate Dominion'' universe, although from the point of view of the slaves.
* The [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]] to ''Literature/PayMeBug'' had the Free Trade [[RoyalMess Baronies]] starting life as this. That was so long ago that they've since evolved into essentially standard governments, but there are still a few throwbacks to their history.
* Oligopolmart in ''Letsplay/LetsRambleWithRae'' MO is to buy entire planets.
* ''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).
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24th Nov '17 5:50:44 PM zarpaulus
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* In Nathan Lowell's [[http://solarclipper.com/ Golden Age of the Solar Clipper]] universe many planets, known as "company planets", are owned by corporations. They're run much like old company towns, with housing only available to employees and their dependents. Ishmael Wong in the ''Trader's Tales'' series was born on a company planet but when his mother (a professor at the company's university) died he was given three months to leave the planet or be deported, so he found a job on a merchant ship.


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** The founder of the Third Imperium was originally CEO of a mercantile corporation, though he was later named Grand Duke of the Sylean Federation, and he used the company's economic might to expand it into the Imperium.


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* In ''Nova Praxis'' the Coalition is run by six Mega Corps know as the "Houses", with every citizen owing allegiance to one House.


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** All of which conveniently ignores the behaviors of ''actual'' corporations, who have started wars in places where the government was too weak to stop them.
24th Nov '17 2:43:55 PM Imperios
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchocapitalism Anarcho-capitalists]] view this trope (no governments, only companies fulfilling the roles normally taken by them) as a good thing. Presumably, profit-oriented organisations, interested in getting stable customers, would work better than bureaucrats with no stakes in what they are doing. Also, getting different PrivateMilitaryContractors would be easier than, say, immigrating to another country with better security. Some of them also say that without governments, corporations will not grow too large, as there would be no governments to bribe and exploit, so actual corporations in their ideal societies will not be as oppressive as in most renditions of this trope.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchocapitalism Anarcho-capitalists]] view this trope (no governments, only companies fulfilling the roles normally taken by them) as a good ''good'' thing. Presumably, profit-oriented organisations, interested in getting stable customers, would work better than bureaucrats with no stakes in what they are doing. Also, getting different PrivateMilitaryContractors would be easier than, say, immigrating to another country with better security. Some of them also say that without governments, corporations will not grow too large, as there would be no governments to bribe and exploit, so actual corporations in their ideal societies will not be as oppressive as in most renditions of this trope.
24th Nov '17 2:42:58 PM Imperios
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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 view this trope (no governments, only companies fulfilling the purposes of roles normally taken by them) as a state good thing. Presumably, profit-oriented organisations, interested in getting stable customers, would be at least as bad as any state, if not the same thing work better than bureaucrats with no stakes in a slightly what they are doing. Also, getting different form. They'd rather have a PrivatelyOwnedSociety where one is free PrivateMilitaryContractors would be easier than, say, immigrating to choose among several competing {{law enforcement inc}}s.another country with better security. Some of them also say that without governments, corporations will not grow too large, as there would be no governments to bribe and exploit, so actual corporations in their ideal societies will not be as oppressive as in most renditions of this trope.
15th Nov '17 12:17:10 AM Lanes17B
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* The movie ''Hasta la lluvia'' (Even the Rain) revolves around a film crew who wanted to film a movie about UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus, but since they decided to make the movie in spanish, they lost the backing of a major American studio, and with the loss of this revenue, they decide to go film most of their movie in UsefulNotes/{{Bolivia}} because it will be cheaper, with the Spanish landing on the beach sequence filmed in a beach somewhere else later on. Unfortunately for the film crew, they decide to make their movie during the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochabamba_Water_War water war,]] a series of civil uprisings that protested the Bolivian government's decision to sell the copyrights to all the country's water to a [[MegaCorp muti-national]]. The films' title alludes to the fact that people could not collect water from a river, stream, well, or [[TitleDrop even the rain]] because they would have been violating some copyright law.
30th Oct '17 2:33:15 AM zequeins
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* Crossing over with NGOSuperpower, Saudi Aramco is ''the'' biggest company in the world, worth 10 ''trillion'' dollars. Owned by the Saudi royal family, it has diversified its assets into manufacturing, services, defense, and mining. In some ways, UsefulNotes/SaudiArabia is not so much a country with an oil company, but an oil company with a country.
19th Oct '17 9:51:35 AM RA0808
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