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26th May '17 6:51:43 PM Saber15
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* In ''Videogame/EYEDivineCybermancy'', the Federation is a totalitarian police state rife with corruption and ineptitude; every Federal area is infested with looters and pirates, and it's rare to find a Federal officer you ''can't'' bribe. E.Y.E seeks to overthrow it, albeit more for the power than the desire to actually help people.
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* In the original ''Videogame/PlanetSide'', the Terran Republic is a military oligarchy that mercilessly crushes any form of dissent with riot police or tanks. In the sequel, the Republic is an actual republic, but TheRemnant on Auraxis has taken on a much more authoritarian bent due resource shortages.
26th May '17 6:34:17 PM Saber15
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' the Draconis Combine can be best described as this, as citizens have no rights, only duties.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' the Draconis Combine can be best described as this, as citizens have no rights, only duties.
duties. The Capellan Confederation likewise becomes this when [[RoyallyScrewedUp one of the more insane Liao chancellors]] takes the Celestial Throne.
22nd May '17 5:01:56 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead. Black-clad soldiers are constantly patrolling the streets, and secret police vans snatch people off the sidewalk.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead. Black-clad soldiers are constantly patrolling the streets, and secret police vans snatch people off the sidewalk.
sidewalk. In a flashback to the rise of Gilead, they respond to the women's rights marchers with machine guns and mortars.
27th Apr '17 5:25:45 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead. It's black-clad soldiers are constantly patrolling the streets.

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead. It's black-clad Black-clad soldiers are constantly patrolling the streets.
streets, and secret police vans snatch people off the sidewalk.
26th Apr '17 6:16:13 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': The Republic of Gilead. It's black-clad soldiers are constantly patrolling the streets.
8th Apr '17 9:49:02 AM Dravencour
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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' universe, all of the major governments are Police States of varing flavours and levels of corruption, [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner in a more literal manner than the norm]].

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* In the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' universe, all of the major governments are Police States of varing varying flavours and levels of corruption, [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner in a more literal manner than the norm]].



* The government of Libria from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.

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* The government of Libria from ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', whose anti-emotion laws are enforced by [[FacelessGoons motorcycle-helmeted Sweepers]] and GunKata trained [[BadassLongcoat Grammaton Clerics]].
8th Apr '17 9:34:44 AM Dravencour
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The stereotypical enemy of LaResistance, and a must have for any self-respecting Dystopia that is not in total [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchy]]. PoliceBrutality is the standard operating procedure here and they are most likely incredibly corrupt. One popular portrayal is having them [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity dressed perpetually as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.

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The stereotypical enemy of LaResistance, and a must have for any self-respecting Dystopia that is not in total [[AnarchyIsChaos anarchy]]. anarchy]].

PoliceBrutality is the standard operating procedure here and they are most likely incredibly corrupt. One popular portrayal is having them [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity dressed perpetually as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.
25th Feb '17 5:38:57 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FreedomWars'' has warring police states as one of the only forms of civilization left in the future. People living in panopticons are under constant surveillance, and any infraction, no matter how slight (including the crime of being born and representing a new drain on limited resources) is punishable by prison sentences that can easily [[LongerThanLifeSentence exceed a million years]].
25th Feb '17 2:15:16 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' ExpandedUniverse of Creator/AAPessimal has lots of police states. Ankh-Morpork has Lord Vetinari in charge and aguably doesn't ''need'' a secret police: it has Sam Vimes, the (reformed) Cable Street Particulars, Dark Clerks and the Guild of Assassins, who along with the other Guilds tend to each have part of the picture as to what's going on at any given moment. But Vetinari is the man assembling the jigsaw puzzle. However, Quirm has the ''Deuxieme Bureau''; Rimwards Howondaland has its own Bureau of State Security[[note]]Based on the real-life South African BOSS, seen through the lens of Creator/TomSharpe's interpretation and a Pratchett-styled UpToEleven approach[[/note]]. Far Überwald may turn out to have a Kommittee of General Benevolence overseeing its citizens and Cenotia is rumoured to have a shadowy organisation called ''Shin Pa'd'', or perhaps ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} The Institute]]'', with an interest in defending its own quiet backwater of the Circle Sea.

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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ExpandedUniverse of Creator/AAPessimal has lots of police states. Ankh-Morpork has Lord Vetinari in charge and aguably doesn't ''need'' a secret police: it has Sam Vimes, the (reformed) Cable Street Particulars, Dark Clerks and the Guild of Assassins, who along with the other Guilds tend to each have part of the picture as to what's going on at any given moment. But Vetinari is the man assembling the jigsaw puzzle. However, Quirm has the ''Deuxieme Bureau''; Rimwards Howondaland has its own Bureau of State Security[[note]]Based on the real-life South African BOSS, seen through the lens of Creator/TomSharpe's interpretation and a Pratchett-styled UpToEleven approach[[/note]]. Far Überwald may turn out to have a Kommittee of General Benevolence overseeing its citizens and Cenotia is rumoured to have a shadowy organisation called ''Shin Pa'd'', or perhaps ''[[UsefulNotes/{{Mossad}} The Institute]]'', with an interest in defending its own quiet backwater of the Circle Sea.
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