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30th Jul '17 3:38:55 PM FuzzyBoots
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* At the beginning of ''[[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Ellimist Chronicles]]'', Toomin and his friend are playing a game. Toomin's side is defeated so quickly he has to watch the replay in slow motion to find out what happened. Of course, given the grand scale of the game[[note]]Toomin's side started on a moon of the other, both sides started at perhaps Neolithic technology, and some evolution occurred during the game[[note]], this might not be saying much.

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* At the beginning of ''[[Literature/{{Animorphs}} The Ellimist Chronicles]]'', Toomin and his friend are playing a game. Toomin's side is defeated so quickly he has to watch the replay in slow motion to find out what happened. Of course, given the grand scale of the game[[note]]Toomin's side started on a moon of the other, both sides started at perhaps Neolithic technology, and some evolution occurred during the game[[note]], game[[/note]], this might not be saying much.
29th Jul '17 2:40:53 PM Xtifr
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* In the ''Literature/DrakeMaijstral'' series, the alien race called the Khosali showed up and surrounded Earth with a hundred thousand warships at a time when the Earth had only a handful of ''interplanetary'' ships. A few hundred Earthlings on military stations put up some token resistance, but they were quickly defeated, and Earth had no choice but to surrender completely.
29th Jul '17 12:04:36 PM HighCrate
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A large-scale subtrope of CurbStompBattle and, in many cases, EasyLogistics. A common setup for BackFromTheBrink scenario. HomeByChristmas would be when someone is ''expecting'' this kind of war, only for things to turn out much less than expected. Compare also EasilyConqueredWorld, wherein the defenders fail to offer any resistance to much weaker invaders.

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A large-scale subtrope of CurbStompBattle and, in many cases, CurbStompBattle. Often involves EasyLogistics. A common setup for BackFromTheBrink scenario. HomeByChristmas would be when someone is ''expecting'' this kind of war, only for things to turn out much less than expected. Compare also EasilyConqueredWorld, wherein the defenders fail to offer any resistance to much weaker invaders.
9th Jul '17 8:33:27 AM nombretomado
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* The early stages of WorldWarTwo.

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* The early stages of WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
14th Apr '17 4:21:44 PM SullenFrog
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', the PACT invasion of Cera took less than one night.

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', the PACT invasion of Cera took less than one night.begins and ends with the PACT flagship Legion coming out of warp, obliterating most of the Cera Space Force with a single salvo, and nuking the planetís capital city without giving them a chance to surrender.
5th Mar '17 9:59:36 AM nombretomado
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* MarvelComics has a 2012 CrisisCrossover called "It's Coming" which deals with a BadFuture in which The Phoenix is supposed to come back to Earth and reduce it to an ash-filled wasteland devoid of life. In the future, they call the cataclysmic event "The Six-Second War".

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* MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has a 2012 CrisisCrossover called "It's Coming" which deals with a BadFuture in which The Phoenix is supposed to come back to Earth and reduce it to an ash-filled wasteland devoid of life. In the future, they call the cataclysmic event "The Six-Second War".
2nd Apr '16 3:30:42 PM WillKeaton
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* There were a couple of real wars with names like these, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_day_war Six-Day War]] where Israel had a major victory over several Arab nations in a course of one incomplete week in 1967, or Russian-Georgian war in South Ossetia in 2008, which pretty much turned into a full-scale Georgian rout after its second day, but is commonly called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Day_War Five-Day War]], because of the cease-fire agreement date.
* There's also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War Anglo-Zanzibar War]], which lasted all of a whopping 40 minutes before the conflict ended. It's the shortest war in history.

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* There were a couple of real wars with names like these, such as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_day_war Six-Day War]] where Israel had a major victory over several Arab nations in a course of one incomplete week in 1967, or Russian-Georgian war in South Ossetia in 2008, which pretty much turned into a full-scale Georgian rout after its second day, but is commonly called the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Day_War Five-Day War]], War,]] because of the cease-fire agreement date.
* There's also the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Zanzibar_War Anglo-Zanzibar War]], War,]] which lasted all of a whopping 40 minutes before the conflict ended. It's the shortest war in history.
10th Dec '15 7:00:16 PM PaulA
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* ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' opens with the Germans occupying the Channel Island of Guernsey in World War II. The Germans basically just walk in and take over before the news of their arrival has made it all the way around the island. This is TruthInTelevision, and less a sign of the Germans' superiority than a reflection of the fact that the islands were entirely defenseless; the British High Command had decided that trying to fight the Germans off would cause a lot of collateral damage to no worthwhile effect, and had withdrawn their entire military presence from the islands a few weeks before the Germans showed up.
9th Sep '15 9:31:50 AM Doogie2K
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* In ''ComicBook/WeStandOnGuard'', the United States invades Canada after TheWhiteHouse is destroyed. Ottawa is flattened in an instant, and the rest of the Canadian Forces are routed within the first week, allowing for a swift occupation.
1st Aug '15 7:02:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MobileSuitGundamF91'' the Crossbone Vanguards quickly take over the colony within mere hours, as forces of TheFederation were borderline weak to useless in defending the colony.

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* In ''MobileSuitGundamF91'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'' the Crossbone Vanguards quickly take over the colony within mere hours, as forces of TheFederation were borderline weak to useless in defending the colony.
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