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13th Sep '16 9:44:58 AM GojiBiscuits
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* Ein from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' wears a pair of pauldrons emblazoned with American flags. It's not exactly clear whether he's an American or not, but his bravery amazes even Kenshiro, who wears one of the two pauldrons after Ein's untimely death.
9th Aug '16 9:45:51 PM Dravencour
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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'': The end plays this straight, with the Mariachi saving the Mexican president, and the entire city fighting a military group attempting a coup.

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* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico'': The end plays this straight, with the Mariachi and his crew saving the Mexican president, and the entire city fighting a military group attempting a coup.
17th Jun '16 7:35:24 PM Bugfragged
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has the BigBad [[PresidentEvil President Valentine]], who is at least a competent enough politician to keep [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most of his citizens happy]]. However, he's willing to resort to DirtyBusiness to obtain [[spoiler:Jesus's corpse]] and turn his country into a utopia while dooming the rest of the planet to extreme misfortune. [[FreudianExcuse The reason he goes so far]] is because he wants to live up to his father, who died while resisting all kinds of torture for his country.

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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has the BigBad of Part 7, [[PresidentEvil President Valentine]], who is at least a competent enough politician to keep [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most of his citizens happy]]. However, he's willing to resort to DirtyBusiness to obtain [[spoiler:Jesus's corpse]] and turn his country into a utopia while dooming the rest of the planet to extreme misfortune. [[FreudianExcuse The reason he goes so far]] is because he wants to live up to his father, who died while resisting all kinds of torture for his country.
17th Jun '16 7:33:32 PM Bugfragged
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' has the BigBad [[PresidentEvil President Valentine]], who is at least a competent enough politician to keep [[VillainWithGoodPublicity most of his citizens happy]]. However, he's willing to resort to DirtyBusiness to obtain [[spoiler:Jesus's corpse]] and turn his country into a utopia while dooming the rest of the planet to extreme misfortune. [[FreudianExcuse The reason he goes so far]] is because he wants to live up to his father, who died while resisting all kinds of torture for his country.
19th Apr '16 2:10:21 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Heroman}}'' (which is set in America). That's all that needs to be said, really.
* ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'' is made of this trope, Mahjong, and insane amounts of {{Hot Blood|ed}}.

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* ''{{Heroman}}'' ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' (which is set in America). That's all that needs to be said, really.
* ''TheLegendOfKoizumi'' ''Manga/TheLegendOfKoizumi'' is made of this trope, Mahjong, and insane amounts of {{Hot Blood|ed}}.
14th Mar '16 8:31:35 AM Lequinni
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* Mocked by the NewsParody ''[[Blog/ElChiguireBipolar El Chigüire Bipolar]]'s'' article [[http://www.elchiguirebipolar.net/21-01-2013/venezolano-feliz-porque-su-lo-atracaron-en-la-playa-mas-bella-del-mundo/ Venezuelan happy because he was mugged in the most beautiful beach in the world]], in which the subject finds a reason to be proud of his country in everything terrible that happens to him.

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* Mocked by the NewsParody ''[[Blog/ElChiguireBipolar El Chigüire Bipolar]]'s'' Bipolar]]'' tends to portrait Venezuelan patriotic fervor negatively. An example is in the article [[http://www."[[http://www.elchiguirebipolar.net/21-01-2013/venezolano-feliz-porque-su-lo-atracaron-en-la-playa-mas-bella-del-mundo/ Venezuelan happy because he was mugged in the most beautiful beach in the world]], world]]", in which the subject finds a reason to be proud of his country in everything terrible that happens to him.
5th Mar '16 4:19:43 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied with "American Eagle" and "USA Patriot Act", two of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metaprodigies]] at ''ComicBook/PS238'' school. As candidates to replace Freedom Fighter (the CaptainAmerica {{Expy}} of the [=PS238=]-verse) they constantly try to outdo each other in Patriotic Fervor, to the bemusement and annoyance of their teachers and classmates:

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* Parodied with "American Eagle" and "USA Patriot Act", two of the [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual metaprodigies]] at ''ComicBook/PS238'' school. As candidates to replace Freedom Fighter (the CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica {{Expy}} of the [=PS238=]-verse) they constantly try to outdo each other in Patriotic Fervor, to the bemusement and annoyance of their teachers and classmates:
4th Mar '16 10:21:15 AM aurora-australis
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** Of course, all the Nation-tans of ''Hetalia'' feel this way about their countries, since they ''are'' their counties; America is just the most open about it.

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** Of course, all the Nation-tans of ''Hetalia'' feel this way about their countries, since they ''are'' their counties; countries; America is just the most open about it.
27th Feb '16 4:11:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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--> '''Rush:''' "You...you're a disgrace to your country! ''You took an oath of loyalty to your country!''" \\
'''Mathers:''' "That oath meant ''nuthin'!''"
26th Feb '16 10:57:36 AM BananaPancakes
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-> "''By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.''"
-->-- ''Creator/GeorgeOrwell'', [[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/nationalism/english/e_nat#fnm_4 notes on Nationalism]]

[[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies Patriotism is an emotional attachment to one's perceived people(s) and homeland(s)]], though people have used the word differently over time and in various contexts. In the 20th century it was also understood as devotion to one's ''[[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies nation]]''(-state). How patriotism is portrayed in fiction oscillates between two poles.

'''Patriotism is Good'''

A patriot cares for [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies their people over their people's nation]] - they treasure their people, but would never do evil in their name [[MyCountryRightOrWrong if it could be helped]]. Individual people have personalities and worth of their own - nations don't. Nations are just groupings of peoples, communities, and cultures - like paintings on a wall. Nations aren't worth of love or devotion without the context of the people and communities they're made of.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a love of their people and way of life, as well as a deep concern for their welfare. They want their people to be prosperous and happy - and if push comes to shove they will gladly sacrifice their nation's prestige to ensure that they are. They hate war [[IDidWhatIHadToDo and are otherwise]] [[DirtyBusiness reluctant to fight]] because they care about their people's well-being and want to minimize the harm done to them - even if that means waging war.

This is tends to be mostly seen as a ForgottenTrope in modern media, though it fluctuates depending on the time period and place. It still pops up occasionally (often subverting nationalist ideas of what ''makes'' someone patriotic, à la ''AFewGoodMen'', or the other attributes associated with patriotism, à la ''ForrestGump''). MyCountryRightOrWrong usually tends to fall under here.

'''Patriotism is Bad'''

A patriot cares for [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies their nation over their nation's people]] - they prize their loyalty to their nation above all else, and [[MyCountryRightOrWrong would do absolutely anything for it]] (however [[DirtyBusiness reluctantly]] or [[KnightTemplar gladly]]). Nations have characteristics and worth of their own - individual people don't. Individual people, communities, and cultures are just disposable, unremarkable components of the nation - like the cells of a body. They aren't worthy of love and devotion like the nation is.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a devotion to their nation and its power, and a deep concern for its prestige at the expense of their own countrymen. They want their nation to be powerful and respected - and if push comes to shove they will gladly sacrifice their nation's people to ensure that it has them. They love war because they care about their nation's power and image and want to enhance them by any means - especially if that means waging war.

This is a common trope in modern media thanks to the apotheosis of nationalism in the 20th century and the enduring strength of nationalism to this day. It is usually played straight and embodied by such characters as the SociopathicSoldier, ColonelKilgore, or GeneralRipper. They are often a TautologicalTemplar who believes that the actions of their country are [[CircularReasoning justified by virtue of being their country.]]

'''Patriotism is Good and Bad'''

Every now and then you get a mix, where the blowhard is genuinely loyal and commendable, despite his [[GoodIsNotNice enthusiasm]] [[NobleBigot for wars with other peoples]] - though [[GoldenMeanFallacy genocidal war-mongerers]] don't tend to feature in this category. On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies the various strains of nationalism]] tend to lead writers to portray patriotism towards a certain state (i.e. their own) as good while [[MoralMyopia patriotism towards all others is bad.]]

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-> "''By ->''"By ‘patriotism’ I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseparable from the desire for power. The abiding purpose of every nationalist is to secure more power and more prestige, not for himself but for the nation or other unit in which he has chosen to sink his own individuality.''"
"''
-->-- ''Creator/GeorgeOrwell'', [[http://orwell.ru/library/essays/nationalism/english/e_nat#fnm_4 notes Notes on Nationalism]]

[[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies Patriotism is an emotional attachment to one's perceived people(s) and homeland(s)]], though people have used the word differently over time and in various contexts. In the 20th twentieth century it was also understood as devotion to one's ''[[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies nation]]''(-state). How patriotism is portrayed in fiction oscillates between two poles.

'''Patriotism is Is Good'''

A patriot cares for [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies their people over their people's nation]] - nation]]: they treasure their people, but would never do evil in their name [[MyCountryRightOrWrong if it could be helped]]. Individual people have personalities and worth of their own - own; nations don't. Nations are just groupings of peoples, communities, and cultures - cultures, like paintings on a wall. Nations aren't worth worthy of love or devotion without the context of the people and communities they're made of.

that compose them.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a love of their people and way of life, as well as a deep concern for their welfare. They want their people to be prosperous and happy - happy, and if push comes to shove shove, they will gladly sacrifice their nation's prestige to ensure that they are. They hate war [[IDidWhatIHadToDo and are otherwise]] [[DirtyBusiness reluctant to fight]] because they care about their people's well-being wellbeing and want to minimize the harm done to them - them, even if that means waging war.

This is tends to be mostly seen as a ForgottenTrope in modern media, though it fluctuates depending on the time period and place. It still pops up occasionally (often subverting nationalist ideas of what ''makes'' someone patriotic, à la ''AFewGoodMen'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen'', or the other attributes associated with patriotism, à la ''ForrestGump'').''Film/ForrestGump''). MyCountryRightOrWrong usually tends to fall under here.

'''Patriotism is Is Bad'''

A patriot cares for [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies their nation over their nation's people]] - people]]: they prize their loyalty to their nation above all else, and [[MyCountryRightOrWrong would do absolutely anything for it]] (however [[DirtyBusiness reluctantly]] or [[KnightTemplar gladly]]). Nations have characteristics and worth of their own - own; individual people don't. Individual people, communities, and cultures are just disposable, unremarkable components of the nation - nation, like the cells of a body. They aren't worthy of love and devotion like the nation is.

Their 'patriotism' comes from a devotion to their nation and its power, and a deep concern for its prestige at the expense of their own countrymen. They want their nation to be powerful and respected - respected, and if push comes to shove shove, they will gladly sacrifice their nation's people to ensure that it has them. They love war because they care about their nation's power and image and want to enhance them by any means - means, especially if that means waging war.

This is a common trope in modern media thanks to the apotheosis of nationalism in the 20th twentieth century and the enduring strength of nationalism to this day. It is usually played straight and embodied by such characters as the SociopathicSoldier, ColonelKilgore, or GeneralRipper. They are often a TautologicalTemplar who believes that the actions of their country are [[CircularReasoning justified by virtue of being their country.]]

country]].

'''Patriotism is Is Good and Bad'''

Every now and then you get a mix, where the blowhard is genuinely loyal and commendable, despite his [[GoodIsNotNice enthusiasm]] [[NobleBigot for wars with other peoples]] - -- though [[GoldenMeanFallacy genocidal war-mongerers]] warmongers]] don't tend to feature in this category. On the other hand, [[UsefulNotes/PoliticalIdeologies the various strains of nationalism]] tend to lead writers to portray patriotism towards a certain state (i.e. their own) as good while [[MoralMyopia patriotism towards all others is bad.]]
bad]].



These poles can and often do reflect the personal political philosophy of the writer (and, contrary to what the stereotypes would have one believe, being right-wing does not necessarily make one more jingoistic, nor does being left-wing necessarily make one less patriotic). We can observe, though, that there are sometimes direct relationships between the popularity of a war and the number of noble or oafish patriots portrayed, which leads to the idea that the trope is {{cyclic|Trope}}. The writer may just be putting up a character in response to the mood of the public. Of course, films like ''LionsForLambs'', which lambast the war they portray and yet were massive flops at the box office, provide a big counterpoint to that theory.

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These poles can and often do reflect the personal political philosophy of the writer (and, contrary to what the stereotypes would have one believe, being right-wing does not necessarily make one more jingoistic, nor does being left-wing necessarily make one less patriotic). We can observe, though, that there are sometimes direct relationships between the popularity of a war and the number of noble or oafish patriots portrayed, which leads to the idea that the trope is {{cyclic|Trope}}. The writer may just be putting up a character in response to the mood of the public. Of course, films like ''LionsForLambs'', ''Film/LionsForLambs'', which lambast lambaste the war they portray and yet were massive flops at the box office, provide a big counterpoint to that theory.



It should be pointed out that this is far from being mainly an American idea, however, different cultures have different attitudes toward it. For example in [[BritishTellyTropes British television]], or in fact most other British media published after 1918, Patriotic Fervor is pretty much ''always'' an unsympathetic trait, usually played for laughs. Where the line is drawn between regular patriotism and fervor is also very different; what classifies as normal patriotism in the U.S. would be seen as jingoism among most Germans, for example.

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It should be pointed out that this is far from being mainly an American idea, however, different cultures have different attitudes toward it. For example in [[BritishTellyTropes British television]], or in fact most other British media published after 1918, Patriotic Fervor is pretty much ''always'' an unsympathetic trait, usually played for laughs. Where the line is drawn between regular patriotism and fervor is also very different; what classifies as most Americans would consider normal patriotism in the U.S. would be seen as jingoism among most Germans, for example.
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!!Patriotism is Is Good



* ''Film/AirForceOne'': This is a movie about the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking President of the United States]] played by Creator/HarrisonFord [[DieHardOnAnX fighting off Russian hijackers on Air Force One and saving hostages.]]



* ''Film/AirForceOne'': This is a movie about the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking President of the United States]] played by Creator/HarrisonFord [[DieHardOnAnX fighting off Russian hijackers on Air Force One and saving hostages]].



* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': The president is a handsome young fighter pilot who helps save the world and gives a RousingSpeech about July 4th being Independence Day for the entire world, after [[AmericaSavesTheDay America Saved The Day]].

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* ''Film/IndependenceDay'': The president is a handsome young fighter pilot who helps save the world and gives a RousingSpeech about July 4th 4 being Independence Day for the entire world, after [[AmericaSavesTheDay America Saved The the Day]].



* ''Film/TigerCruise'': This Creator/{{Disney}} movie has lots of American patriotism, being a film about a [[YanksWithTanks US Navy]] MilitaryBrat work experience event aboard an aircraft carrier. Incidentally, it also happens to be about [[WarOnTerror 9/11]].

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* ''Film/TigerCruise'': This Creator/{{Disney}} movie has lots of American patriotism, being a film about a [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US Navy]] MilitaryBrat work experience event aboard an aircraft carrier. Incidentally, it also happens to be about [[WarOnTerror [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]].



* "[[AltumVidetur dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]]" [[note]]"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."[[/note]] -[[AncientRome Horace]]

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* "[[AltumVidetur dulce Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]]" [[note]]"It ]]"[[note]]"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."[[/note]] -[[AncientRome --[[AncientRome Horace]]



* Creator/StephenColbert is as American as it gets. Artist Todd Lockwood described the page image (the art for a [[ExecutiveMeddling tragically rejected]] ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TCG card) as "I am CaptainAmerica, and so can you!"

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* Creator/StephenColbert is as American as it gets. Artist Todd Lockwood described the page image (the art for a [[ExecutiveMeddling tragically rejected]] ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' TCG card) as "I am CaptainAmerica, ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, and so can you!"



* Gottlieb's ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'' is completely marinated in this trope. Justified as the pinball was released to celebrate the United States Bicentennial.
* Similarly, Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/{{Rocky}}'' pinball is heavily decorated with the stars and stripes of the American flag, while the bumpers and targets are all red, white, or blue.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel,'' like [[UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel the stuntman himself,]] is awash in patriotic red, white, and blue stars and stripes.

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* Gottlieb's Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'' is completely marinated in this trope. Justified as the pinball was released to celebrate the United States Bicentennial.
* Similarly, Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s Gottlieb's ''Pinball/{{Rocky}}'' pinball is heavily decorated with the stars and stripes of the American flag, while the bumpers and targets are all red, white, or blue.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel,'' ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'', like [[UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel the stuntman himself,]] himself]], is awash in patriotic red, white, and blue stars and stripes.



* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' - Minuteman and Liberty Lad are American-themed superheroes.

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* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'' - ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'': Minuteman and Liberty Lad are American-themed superheroes.



!!Patriotism is Bad

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!!Patriotism is Is Bad



-->'''[[GeneralRipper Gen. Hummel]]:''' "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson.
-->'''[[Creator/SeanConnery John Mason]]:''' "Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious," according to Creator/OscarWilde. [[IResembleThatRemark *Hummel pistol-whips him*]] Thank you for proving my point.

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-->'''[[GeneralRipper Gen. Hummel]]:''' Hummel]]''': "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson.
-->'''[[Creator/SeanConnery
UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson.\\
'''[[Creator/SeanConnery
John Mason]]:''' Mason]]''': "Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious," according to Creator/OscarWilde. [[IResembleThatRemark ''[[IResembleThatRemark *Hummel pistol-whips him*]] him.*]]'' Thank you for proving my point.



* ''Film/MishimaALifeInFourChapters'': Mishima and Isao have this badly. [[spoiler: It doesn't end well for them.]]

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* ''Film/MishimaALifeInFourChapters'': Mishima and Isao have this badly. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for them.]]



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-->"Stars and Stripes beats Hammer and Sickle, LOOK IT UP." (Upon dominating the Heavy, a Russian)
-->"America wins again!" (When dominating the German Medic)
-->"Your white flag does not stop American bullets." (Dominating the Spy, presumably [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]])

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-->"Stars and Stripes beats Hammer and Sickle, LOOK IT UP." (Upon dominating the Heavy, a Russian)
-->"America
Russian)\\
"America
wins again!" (When dominating the German Medic)
-->"Your
Medic)\\
"Your
white flag does not stop American bullets." (Dominating the Spy, presumably [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys French]])



-->'''Howitzer:''' I'm an American! AND YOU'RE NOT! SO F***ING DIE!
-->'''Narrator:''' [[LampshadeHanging Rated RP for 'Really Patriotic'.]]

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-->'''Howitzer:''' -->'''Howitzer''': I'm an American! AND YOU'RE NOT! SO F***ING DIE!
-->'''Narrator:'''
DIE!\\
'''Narrator''':
[[LampshadeHanging Rated RP for 'Really Patriotic'.]]



-->'''Peter (wearing a suit made of an American flag:''' This is how a patriot dresses.
-->'''Stewie:''' You look like the Statue of Liberty's pimp.
* Major Glory the Superhero from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' who is a parody of CaptainAmerica and Comicbook/{{Superman}}.

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-->'''Peter (wearing -->'''Peter''': [''Wearing a suit made of an American flag:''' flag''] This is how a patriot dresses.
-->'''Stewie:'''
dresses.\\
'''Stewie''':
You look like the Statue of Liberty's pimp.
* Major Glory the Superhero from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' who is a parody of CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and Comicbook/{{Superman}}.ComicBook/{{Superman}}.



* And let's not get into ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.

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* And let's not get into ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''.''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad''



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* While good ol' CaptainAmerica was originally conceived as essentially propaganda, over the years he's been developed and deconstructed in enough ways to remain sympathetic to foreigners and internationalists.

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* While good ol' CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was originally conceived as essentially propaganda, over the years he's been developed and deconstructed in enough ways to remain sympathetic to foreigners and internationalists.



* Parodied in ''ComicBook/PS238'': The universe's local CaptainPatriotic is getting up in the years, and both the Democratic and Republican party wants his successor to adhere to their party line. Thus, they push their own candidates, both of whom constantly try to out-patriotic the other on-screen. Did we mention both of said candidates are in primary school and none of their classmates understand anything of what they're doing?

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* Parodied in ''ComicBook/PS238'': The universe's local CaptainPatriotic is getting up in the years, and both the Democratic and Republican party wants Party want his successor to adhere to their party line. Thus, they push their own candidates, both of whom constantly try to out-patriotic the other on-screen. Did we mention both of said candidates are in primary school and none of their classmates understand anything of what they're doing?



* The second film in the ''{{Rambo}}'' series ''is'' this trope.

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* The second film in the ''{{Rambo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' series ''is'' this trope.



* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', with light-hearted jokes and references to Mexico as the center of the universe. Even the ''country'' itself has a moustache.

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* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', with light-hearted lighthearted jokes and references to Mexico as the center of the universe. Even the ''country'' itself has a moustache.



--> ''We’re dicks! [[LeeroyJenkins We’re reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks]]. And the [[FunWithAcronyms Film Actors Guild]] are pussies. [[UsefulNotes/TheRulersOfNorthKorea Kim Jong Il]] is an asshole. Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But [[AntiHero dicks also fuck assholes]]. Assholes that just want to shit on everything. [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way]]. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick with some balls. The problem with dicks is that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero they fuck too much or fuck when it’s not appropriate]]. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes [[StrawPolitical pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves]]. Because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes. [[Film/{{Casablanca}} I don’t know much about this crazy crazy world]], but I do know this: if you don’t let us fuck this asshole, we’re going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!''

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--> ''We’re -->''We’re dicks! [[LeeroyJenkins We’re reckless, arrogant, stupid dicks]]. And the [[FunWithAcronyms Film Actors Guild]] are pussies. [[UsefulNotes/TheRulersOfNorthKorea Kim Jong Il]] is an asshole. Pussies don’t like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But [[AntiHero dicks also fuck assholes]]. Assholes that just want to shit on everything. [[GoodCannotComprehendEvil Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way]]. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick with some balls. The problem with dicks is that [[NiceJobBreakingItHero they fuck too much or fuck when it’s not appropriate]]. And it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes [[StrawPolitical pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves]]. Because pussies are an inch and half away from assholes. [[Film/{{Casablanca}} I don’t know much about this crazy crazy world]], but I do know this: if you don’t let us fuck this asshole, we’re going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!''



--> 26. Never tell a German soldier that "We kicked your ass in World War 2!"

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--> 26.-->26. Never tell a German soldier that "We kicked your ass in World War 2!"



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* Major Frank Burns on ''M*A*S*H'' was the quintessence of this trope. His [[TheMovie Movie]] version adds religious arrogance to the mix.

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* Major Frank Burns on ''M*A*S*H'' ''Series/{{MASH}}'' was the quintessence of this trope. His [[TheMovie Movie]] version adds He had [[TheFundamentalist religious arrogance to arrogance]] in [[Film/{{MASH}} the mix.movie]] as well.



*** During TheFifties it would not have been entirely unrealistic or entirely Straw to find Flagglike individuals in such a role. And in several other decades as well. And in RealLife they're even more disturbing.

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*** During TheFifties it would not have been entirely unrealistic or entirely Straw to find Flagglike Flagg-like individuals in such a role. And in several other decades as well. And in RealLife they're even more disturbing.



* In the number "A Healthy, Normal American Boy" from ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', Patriotic Fervor is one device employed to avoid having to honestly answer questions about Conrad Birdie. His fan clubs also pledge their allegiance "to Conrad Birdie and the United States of America, both indivisible with liberty and justice for all."

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* In the number "A Healthy, Normal American Boy" from ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'', Patriotic Fervor is one device employed to avoid having to honestly answer questions about Conrad Birdie.Birdie honestly. His fan clubs also pledge their allegiance "to Conrad Birdie and the United States of America, both indivisible with liberty and justice for all."



* While travelling through Bohemia in VideoGame/{{Darklands}}, your party may encounter a group of Hussite rebels. When they identify your heroes as ethnic Germans, things may get very violent very soon, although, typically for the game, there are several options to avoid bloodshed if you can use certain skills or a saintly intervention.
* ''MetalWolfChaos'': President Wilson covers both poles: [[TautologicalTemplar he's apparently convinced he can do anything because he's the American president,]] but uses this power to single-handedly defend his country's '''[[HotBlooded BURNING FREEDOM]]!!!''' which is universally badass. Apparently, the Japanese think Americans defeat their enemies through ''hot blooded Patriotism''!

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* While travelling through Bohemia in VideoGame/{{Darklands}}, ''VideoGame/{{Darklands}}'', your party may encounter a group of Hussite rebels. When they identify your heroes as ethnic Germans, things may get very violent very soon, although, typically for the game, there are several options to avoid bloodshed if you can use certain skills or a saintly intervention.
* ''MetalWolfChaos'': ''VideoGame/MetalWolfChaos'': President Wilson covers both poles: [[TautologicalTemplar he's apparently convinced he can do anything because he's the American president,]] but uses this power to single-handedly defend his country's '''[[HotBlooded BURNING FREEDOM]]!!!''' which is universally badass. Apparently, the Japanese think Americans defeat their enemies through ''hot blooded ''hotblooded Patriotism''!



** Inverted with modern day [[TheWoobie Germany]], who's afraid to wave his flag too much for fear of his people becoming too prideful (because [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany bad things happen]]), and even freaked out when he realized his shirt was a flag.

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** Inverted with modern day modern-day [[TheWoobie Germany]], who's afraid to wave his flag too much for fear of his people becoming too prideful (because [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany bad things happen]]), and even freaked out when he realized his shirt was a flag.



* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode ''[[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants]]'' pokes fun at UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden throughout most of the episode, but it also satirizes the paranoid atmosphere of the War of Terror and shows that the Afghans are mad at the USA because US air forces build their military bases on Muslim Holy Ground. Yet in the end the children do salute a miniature American flag.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode ''[[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants "[[Recap/SouthParkS5E9OsamaBinLadenHasFartyPants Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants]]'' Pants]]" pokes fun at UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden throughout most of the episode, but it also satirizes the paranoid atmosphere of the War of Terror and shows that the Afghans are mad at the USA because US air forces build their military bases on Muslim Holy Ground. Yet in the end the children do salute a miniature American flag.
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