History Main / PeoplesRepublicofTyranny

17th Feb '18 11:06:06 AM Ninamarie124
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18th Jan '18 1:09:20 PM mbaymiller
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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka--and Lanka, and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]
17th Jan '18 8:22:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Federation in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the full name of which [[AllThereInTheManual according to background material]] is apparently the "United Citizens' Federation". Only Citizens (which is a privileged status one has to earn; there are a few ways to do this, but military service is the easiest, as the news films proudly declare "SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP") are allowed to vote, you need a license to breed (Citizens can obtain a license more easily), murderers are arrested, tried and executed the same day, the media is nothing but government-owned propaganda, and everyone is '''horribly''' desensitized to violence. That said, things don't seem ''too'' bad for non-Citizens, though we only see the wealthy ones.

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* The Federation in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', the full name of which [[AllThereInTheManual according to background material]] is apparently the "United Citizens' Federation". Whatever else it is, it's clearly not a federation, since power lies with a highly centralized military bureaucracy; the effective head of the state appears to be the Sky Marshal. Only Citizens (which is a privileged status one has to earn; there are a few ways to do this, but military service is the easiest, as the news films proudly declare "SERVICE GUARANTEES CITIZENSHIP") are allowed to vote, you need a license to breed (Citizens can obtain a license more easily), murderers are arrested, tried and executed the same day, the media is nothing but government-owned propaganda, and everyone is '''horribly''' desensitized to violence. That said, things don't seem ''too'' bad for non-Citizens, though we only see the wealthy ones.
16th Jan '18 9:58:17 PM mbaymiller
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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the People's Republic of Bangladesh--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Lest, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and the People's Republic of Bangladesh--and Lanka--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]
12th Jan '18 10:25:49 PM MasterN
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A form of {{Newspeak}}. A subtrope of SuperHappyFunTropeOfDoom. Definitely NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast if you can. Given [[SecretPolice what these governments]] [[StateSec tend to have at their disposal]], that's a big "if." It is often headed by TheGeneralissimo, or/and JustTheFirstCitizen. If they go so far as to have "elections", see CorruptPolitician. If it's the "Republic" part that's doubtful, see HereditaryRepublic.

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A form of {{Newspeak}}. A subtrope of SuperHappyFunTropeOfDoom. Definitely NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast if you can. Given [[SecretPolice what these governments]] [[StateSec tend to have at their disposal]], that's a big "if." It is often headed by TheGeneralissimo, or/and TheGeneralissimo and/or JustTheFirstCitizen. If they go so far as to have "elections", see CorruptPolitician. If it's the "Republic" part that's doubtful, see HereditaryRepublic.
10th Jan '18 5:45:07 PM mbaymiller
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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:At least there's still a bit of overlap...[[note]]For those interested, inside the intersection of the circles lies the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka--and Lanka, and the People's Republic of Bangladesh--and the last one's right on the edge.[[/note]]]]
6th Jan '18 2:33:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* The Galactic Republic in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. As the Clone Wars drag on, the Republic becomes a military dictatorship in all but name. Palpatine becomes the only voice of authority and all worlds have a regiment of clone troopers for "protection." When he finally declares the formation of [[TheEmpire the First Galactic Empire]], it's really just a formal change in name.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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The Galactic Republic in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels. As the Clone Wars drag on, the Republic becomes a military dictatorship in all but name. Palpatine becomes the only voice of authority and all worlds have a regiment of clone troopers for "protection." When he finally declares the formation of [[TheEmpire the First Galactic Empire]], it's really just a formal change in name.
7th Dec '17 8:50:15 AM WaterBlap
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A leader might be cultivating himself as a VillainWithGoodPublicity. Or he may believe that his society is genuinely democratic, even more so than (so called) real democracies. Who knows; if he gives everyone BreadAndCircuses and the TrainsRunOnTime, people might not even care.

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A leader might be cultivating himself as a VillainWithGoodPublicity. Or he may believe that his society is genuinely democratic, even more so than (so called) real democracies. Who knows; if he gives everyone BreadAndCircuses and the TrainsRunOnTime, is RepressiveButEfficient, people might not even care.
31st Aug '17 10:50:41 AM Jhonny
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** The Confederacy of Independent Systems, in various materials, is established as having been founded on the ideal of breaking away from the corruption of the Old Republic and founding a freer society. In point of fact, it was founded by a group of {{Mega Corp}}s and two Sith Lords, one of whom was Palpatine. Pretty much every story featuring them portrayed them as somewhere between a BananaRepublic and the Legion of Doom.

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** The Confederacy of Independent Systems, in various materials, is established as having been founded on the ideal of breaking away from the corruption of the Old Republic and founding a freer society. In point of fact, it was founded by a group of {{Mega Corp}}s and two Sith Lords, one of whom was Palpatine. Pretty much every story featuring them portrayed them as somewhere between a BananaRepublic and the Legion of Doom. Given the name "Confederacy" is shared with [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar a real historical breakaway of questionable morals]], the points made may or may not be allusions to that particular phase of American history.
30th Aug '17 11:05:38 PM MBG
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** The Confederacy of Independent Systems, in various materials, is established as having been founded on the ideal of breaking away from the corruption of the Old Republic and founding a freer society. In point of fact, it was founded by a group of {{Mega Corp}}s and two Sith Lords, one of whom was Palpatine. Pretty much every story featuring them portrayed them as somewhere between a BananaRepublic and the Legion of Doom.
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