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7th Dec '17 12:56:14 PM AgProv
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* The ''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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* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' ExpandedUniverse of Creator/AAPessimal has lots of police states. Ankh-Morpork has Lord Vetinari in charge and aguably who arguably 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.
1st Dec '17 10:32:09 PM Stealth
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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' the Draconis Combine can be best described as this, as citizens have no rights, only duties. The Capellan Confederation likewise becomes this when [[RoyallyScrewedUp one of the more insane Liao chancellors]] takes the Celestial Throne.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' the Draconis Combine can be best described as this, as citizens have no rights, only duties. The Capellan Confederation likewise becomes this when [[RoyallyScrewedUp one of the more insane Liao chancellors]] takes the Celestial Throne.
Throne. The Lyran Commonwealth was briefly this under Alessandro Steiner, predecessor to Katrina Steiner (the actual Katrina Steiner, not her granddaughter Katherine). His idea of loyalty to the realm involved judicious use of LOKI operatives to suppress dissent. Unfortunately, the Lyran Commonwealth is notoriously full of {{General Failure}}s, so this doesn't work nearly as well or as effectively as he'd have liked, and eventually led to Alessandro getting deposed by the infinitely more reasonable Katrina.
25th Nov '17 5:21:25 AM bulmabriefs144
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* ''Film/WhatHappenedToMonday'' has a daily presence of guards trying to detect any second or third children in a nation that has adopted a one-child policy, promising to cryogenic freeze any children in hopes that a future world will have less population. [[spoiler: [[KillItWithFire They don't]].]]
9th Nov '17 12:26:07 AM Dravencour
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* In the Flash game ''[[https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/650994 Deep State]]'', creating a police state in eastern Europe is the end goal, and is accomplished by running protection rackets, selling drugs, smuggling weapons, manipulating the press and other FalseFlagOperations including terrorist attacks against yourself and other countries. The main mechanic is balancing the population's fear (so that you can keep voting ever-more intrusive surveillance laws), the population (the more people die, the more scared they are, but the less money they make) and your income (as you can't make as much money when the population doesn't feel safe, which is needed to fund your money-making operations).

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* In the Flash game ''[[https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/650994 Deep State]]'', creating a police state in eastern Eastern Europe is the end goal, and is accomplished by running protection rackets, selling drugs, smuggling weapons, manipulating the press and other FalseFlagOperations including terrorist attacks against yourself and other countries. The main mechanic is balancing the population's fear (so that you can keep voting passsing ever-more intrusive surveillance laws), laws, militarizing police, curtailing civil rights, what have you), the population (the more people die, the more scared they are, but the less money they make) and your income (as you can't make as much money when the population doesn't feel safe, which is needed to fund your money-making operations).
7th Nov '17 12:56:41 PM Odacon_Spy
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PoliceBrutality is the standard operating procedure here and they are most likely incredibly corrupt. One popular portrayal is having them [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture dressed]] [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurityperpetually as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. If they need a vehicle, they aren't likely [[BlackHelicopter to settle]] [[TankGoodness for a car]]. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.

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PoliceBrutality is the standard operating procedure here and they are most likely incredibly corrupt. One popular portrayal is having them [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture dressed]] [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurityperpetually [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity perpetually as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. If they need a vehicle, they aren't likely [[BlackHelicopter to settle]] [[TankGoodness for a car]]. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.
7th Nov '17 12:56:21 PM Odacon_Spy
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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. If they need a vehicle, they aren't likely [[BlackHelicopter to settle]] [[TankGoodness for a car]]. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.

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PoliceBrutality is the standard operating procedure here and they are most likely incredibly corrupt. One popular portrayal is having them [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurity dressed perpetually [[WeWillWearArmorInTheFuture dressed]] [[OddlyOvertrainedSecurityperpetually as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. If they need a vehicle, they aren't likely [[BlackHelicopter to settle]] [[TankGoodness for a car]]. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.
7th Nov '17 9:27:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'''s Combine fits the bill, the Civil Protection do the most of the brutality though.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'''s ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'''s Combine fits the bill, the Civil Protection do the most of the brutality though.
1st Nov '17 9:15:03 PM M84
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** [[spoiler:Judge Fargo, the founder of the Judge system, never wanted America to be a police state forever. On his deathbed, he begged Dredd to restore the American Dream of freedom and democracy.]]
21st Oct '17 11:41:43 PM TywinLannister
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': The '''whole world''' practically functions as [[KnightTemplar Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami's]] own personal Police State for 6 years after [[spoiler: L's death.]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': The '''whole world''' practically functions as [[KnightTemplar Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami's]] own personal Police State for 6 years after [[spoiler: L's death.]]]]; With Kira's law being the only law and people worshipping and obeying him as a god.
21st Oct '17 11:37:10 PM TywinLannister
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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': The !!!whole world!!! practically functions as [[KnightTemplar Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami's]] own personal Police State for 6 years after [[spoiler: L's death.]]

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* ''Manga/DeathNote'': The !!!whole world!!! '''whole world''' practically functions as [[KnightTemplar Light]] [[AGodAmI Yagami's]] own personal Police State for 6 years after [[spoiler: L's death.]]
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