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15th Jul '17 9:15:33 PM Turtler
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* In the ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' franchise, the United States became this, under the corruption of a shadow-government cabal of staunch neoconservatives called the Enclave.

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}'' franchise, the United States became this, under the corruption of a shadow-government cabal of staunch neoconservatives fanatical, authoritarian, red-baiting right wing oligarchs called the Enclave.
13th Jul '17 4:04:21 PM bitemytail
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The Earthican government gives off vibes of this trop as their government is basically an inspiration and a parody of the American government today. First off they do have a president and a supreme court but the government sometimes invades other planet for resources and land ad they did this with the spheroids and spiderinians. They became more of it after Richard Nixon's head got elected into presidency and started to run more than two terms all while acting more like a dictator than a president. This government is also racist towards robots as they attempted to commit genocide on the robots in "Crimes Of The Hot" as well as mutants until the mutants gained rights. Despite all of this, they are still a primary member of DOOP.
5th Jul '17 12:59:50 AM thatmadork
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* ''VideoGame/{{Planetside}}'': The Terran Republic is in fact a conservative and authoritarian police state seeking to seize control of Auraxis by force and then reestablish contact with Earth. In the first game they also had elements of ThoseWackyNazis and were clearly the bad guys, but for ''2'' this aspect was dropped.
3rd Jul '17 3:07:33 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': The Earthican government gives off vibes of this trop as their government is basically an inspiration and a parody of the American government today. First off they do have a president and a supreme court but the government sometimes invades other planet for resources and land ad they did this with the spheroids and spiderinians. They became more of it after Richard Nixon's head got elected into presidency and started to run more than two terms all while acting more like a dictator than a president. This government is also racist towards robots as they attempted to commit genocide on the robots in "Crimes Of The Hot" as well as mutants until the mutants gained rights. Despite all of this, they are still a primary member of DOOP.
11th Jun '17 2:16:22 PM nombretomado
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* The "era-specific title" of [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} John Laurinaitis's]] regime as general manager of both ''[[WWERaw Raw]]'' and ''[[WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'' is called "[[BlatantLies People Power]]".

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* The "era-specific title" of [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} John Laurinaitis's]] regime as general manager of both ''[[WWERaw ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw Raw]]'' and ''[[WWESmackdown ''[[Wrestling/WWESmackdown Smackdown]]'' is called "[[BlatantLies People Power]]".
30th May '17 8:27:36 AM justanid
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Compare ANaziByAnyOtherName, SuspiciouslySpecificDenial, and DayOfTheJackboot. See also BananaRepublic and some depictions of DarkestAfrica.

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Compare ANaziByAnyOtherName, SuspiciouslySpecificDenial, BananaRepublic, DayOfTheJackboot, and DayOfTheJackboot. ANaziByAnyOtherName. See also BananaRepublic DoubleSpeak and some depictions of DarkestAfrica.
SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
16th May '17 4:28:48 PM SullenFrog
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* The People’s Alliance for Common Treatment ([[FunWithAcronyms or simply PACT]]) from ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}''. Its leader Veniczar Arcadius is a [[FullCircleRevolution former anti-Imperial revolutionary turned megalomaniacal]] [[GalacticConqueror galaxy-conquering]] [[FullCircleRevolution dictator]] with a cult of personality, and PACT itself is heavily implied to be a communist state with several parallels to Soviet Russia.
12th Apr '17 10:54:05 AM thatother1dude
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* The Galactic Federation in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' apparently has elected leaders, but seems to [[MasterRace reserve all political power for a single species of]] InsectoidAliens, is relentlessly expansionist, and turns its conquered planets into {{Police State}}s with heavily GovernmentDrugEnforcement. [[VichyEarth They conquer Earth in the second season finale]], [[spoiler:and then Rick destroys them entirely in the third season premier by devaluing their currency]].

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* The Galactic Federation in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' apparently has elected leaders, but seems to [[MasterRace reserve all political power for a single species of]] InsectoidAliens, is relentlessly expansionist, and turns its conquered planets into {{Police State}}s with heavily heavy GovernmentDrugEnforcement. [[VichyEarth They conquer Earth in the second season finale]], [[spoiler:and then Rick destroys them entirely in the third season premier by devaluing their currency]].
8th Apr '17 8:46:54 AM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. The horribly offensive stereotyping provoked Casey Kasem to quit the show. That's right; it was a joke so awful and racist that it broke Teletraan 1.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' near the beginning of the episode Rodger Codger is a sign for the fictional country "Republic of Balkavia" when the camera pans down you see that 5 people are hung from it. As a bonus the sign also says "Freedom, Peace, Unity". However it is probably a subversion as it turned out to be a CIA training course.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. The horribly offensive stereotyping provoked Casey Kasem to quit the show. That's right; it was a joke so awful and racist that it broke Teletraan 1.
* In ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' near the beginning of the episode Rodger Codger "Rodger Codger" is a sign for the fictional country "Republic of Balkavia" when the camera pans down you see that 5 people are hung from it. As a bonus the sign also says "Freedom, Peace, Unity". However it is probably a subversion as it It turned out to be a CIA training course.


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* The Galactic Federation in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' apparently has elected leaders, but seems to [[MasterRace reserve all political power for a single species of]] InsectoidAliens, is relentlessly expansionist, and turns its conquered planets into {{Police State}}s with heavily GovernmentDrugEnforcement. [[VichyEarth They conquer Earth in the second season finale]], [[spoiler:and then Rick destroys them entirely in the third season premier by devaluing their currency]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. The horribly offensive stereotyping provoked Casey Kasem to quit the show. That's right; it was a joke so awful and racist that it broke Teletraan 1.
19th Mar '17 2:37:13 PM Chytus
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** [[Literature/StarshipTroopers The book]] is a strange case that borders SquarePegRoundTrope. It's a mild form of this trope and isn't (late 2016) currently on the Literature section for this trope. The book is usually exaggerated to the point of parody by those who haven't read it, like (famously) the film's director. As this is a long discussion, it's in the note. [[note]]Heinlein wrote that a "thing given has no value," so forcing those who wished to execute "the supreme executive power" (IE: vote, but also things like law enforcement) had to pay for it with at least two years of service. This service could be military or not, but it was supposed to be rigorous and unpleasant and possibly dangerous, if only so those who made the choice to pursue government and political power paid dearly for it and would value it. As long as you could make your own legal decisions (IE: 18 years of age, not currently intoxicated, and not suffering mental illness) you could not be turned away. Some thoroughly unpleasant form of Federal service would be found to accommodate any level of disability. You could quit service as well, even right before a combat operation, and the only penalty was that you would not be allowed to re-enter and try to earn the franchise again. Claims like his world policed breeding are not found in the text (and are only found in the film). Rico's father, who is very wealthy and owns large business interests, is proud his family never had been in the service at the start of the book. Basically, service guarantees only the right to vote and serve in some elected or law enforcement roles, with most government posts being filled by civilian contractors. All that said, his Mobile Infantry really has a cavalier and terrifying attitude toward the life of its troops, a willingness to indoctrinate them beyond most modern armies, and a rather sexually repressed, rather joyless feel where the stretches between combat drops have little to no character, to say nothing of how quickly one's superiors could decide you were a lost cause and kick you out of the service, thus ending your dream of winning the franchise and voting rights. The MI also are quite alright with causing horrific civilian casualties to the enemy, such as the "Skinnies," with the initial raid on them specifically mentioning that the MI is not attempting to cause excessive civilian deaths ''this time'' because it's only meant to scare the Skinnies into realizing how dangerous it could get for them if they don't switch sides in the war. Furthermore, while the Federation seems to have united humanity without racial divisiveness and without subsuming individual cultures, gender roles are heavily enforced and things like corporal punishment, flogging, and hanging are still mainstays of criminal justice. Finally, the "species-ism" and submission of the individual in the book, where Johnny keeps talking about fighting for humanity, really only works because it's contrasted against the ant colony-like pseudoarachnids, who (probably) possess no individuality whatsoever.[[/note]]
* Rather [[NightmareFuel terrifyingly]], Bane [[spoiler:turns Gotham City into this]] during ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', complete with {{Kangaroo Court}}s reminiscent of the French Revolution (this link is quite explicit, as Commissioner Gordon actually quotes ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' at one point, and in an interview, we learn that Jonathan Nolan actually encouraged Christopher Nolan to read the book while he was writing the script). The wealthy are dragged out of their homes by angry mobs of armed criminals and summarily sentenced to death by a kangaroo court led by [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane... a.k.a. the Scarecrow]], who icily informs every defendant that "Your guilt has already been determined; this is merely a sentencing," where it turns out that [[MortonsFork both sentences are actually the same thing]]. Bane declares that this is a "liberation" and that he's a champion of "the people." [[spoiler:The audience isn't fooled, as he already made his ''real'' nature ''[[ToThePain painfully]]'' [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/when-gotham-is-ashes-you-have-my-permission-to-die clear]] to Batman earlier in the film.]]

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** [[Literature/StarshipTroopers The book]] is a strange case that borders SquarePegRoundTrope. It's a mild form of this trope and isn't (late 2016) currently on the Literature section for this trope. The book is usually exaggerated to the point of parody by those who haven't read it, like (famously) the film's director. As this is a long discussion, it's in the note. [[note]]Heinlein wrote that a "thing given has no value," so forcing those who wished to execute "the supreme executive power" (IE: vote, but also things like law enforcement) had to pay for it with at least two years of service. This service could be military or not, but it was supposed to be rigorous and unpleasant and possibly dangerous, if only so those who made the choice to pursue government and political power paid dearly for it and would value it. As long as you could make your own legal decisions (IE: 18 years of age, not currently intoxicated, and not suffering mental illness) you could not be turned away. Some thoroughly unpleasant form of Federal service would be found to accommodate any level of disability. You could quit service as well, even right before a combat operation, and the only penalty was that you would not be allowed to re-enter and try to earn the franchise again. Claims like his world policed breeding are not found in the text (and are only found in the film). Rico's father, who is very wealthy and owns large business interests, is proud his family never had been in the service at the start of the book. Basically, service guarantees only the right to vote and serve in some elected or law enforcement roles, with most government posts being filled by civilian contractors. All that said, his Mobile Infantry really has a cavalier and terrifying attitude toward the life of its troops, a willingness to indoctrinate them beyond most modern armies, and a rather sexually repressed, rather joyless feel where the stretches between combat drops have little to no character, to say nothing of how quickly one's superiors could decide you were a lost cause and kick you out of the service, thus ending your dream of winning the franchise and voting rights. The MI also are quite alright with causing horrific civilian casualties to the enemy, such as the "Skinnies," with the initial raid on them specifically mentioning that the MI is not attempting to cause excessive civilian deaths ''this time'' because it's only meant to scare the Skinnies into realizing how dangerous it could get for them if they don't switch sides in the war. Furthermore, while the Federation seems to have united humanity without racial divisiveness and without subsuming individual cultures, gender roles are heavily enforced and things like corporal punishment, flogging, and hanging are still mainstays of criminal justice. Finally, the "species-ism" and submission of the individual in the book, where Johnny keeps talking about fighting for humanity, really only works because it's contrasted against the ant colony-like pseudoarachnids, who (probably) possess no individuality whatsoever.[[/note]]
* Rather [[NightmareFuel terrifyingly]], Bane [[spoiler:turns Gotham City into this]] during ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', complete with {{Kangaroo Court}}s reminiscent of the French Revolution (this link is quite explicit, as Commissioner Gordon actually quotes ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' at one point, and in an interview, we learn that Jonathan Nolan actually encouraged Christopher Nolan to read the book while he was writing the script). The wealthy are dragged out of their homes by angry mobs of armed criminals and summarily sentenced to death by a kangaroo court led by [[spoiler:Jonathan Crane... a.k.a. the Scarecrow]], who icily informs every defendant that "Your guilt has already been determined; this is merely a sentencing," where it turns out that [[MortonsFork both sentences are actually the same thing]]. Bane declares that this is a "liberation" and that he's a champion of "the people." [[spoiler:The audience isn't fooled, as he already made his ''real'' nature ''[[ToThePain painfully]]'' [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/when-gotham-is-ashes-you-have-my-permission-to-die clear]] painfully clear to Batman earlier in the film.]]



* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Possible AvertedTrope. The Groosalugg is exiled from Pylea once it becomes (as Gunn described it), "some kind of people's republic". Although this is a reference to what often happens in the sort of failed revolution that often produces people's republics (ie, old revolutionaries are branded traitors for disagreeing with the faction that wins), we never find out what Pylea is now like.

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* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Possible AvertedTrope. The Groosalugg is exiled from Pylea once it becomes (as Gunn described it), "some kind of people's republic". Although this is a reference to what often happens in the sort of failed revolution that often produces people's republics (ie, (i.e., old revolutionaries are branded traitors for disagreeing with the faction that wins), we never find out what Pylea is now like.
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