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29th Sep '17 4:26:19 PM Sonofstranger
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Councilor Tarrlok reacts to the Equalist (nonbender revolution) capture of the Pro-Bending Arena by enforcing a curfew on all nonbenders, punishable by being thrown in jail. [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Tenzin]] naturally objects, but can't get a majority opinion on his dissent. Until Korra confronts Tarrlok, no one seems to point out that this curfew only makes Republic City into the oppressive state that Amon wants his followers to believe it is.
23rd Aug '17 6:51:50 PM Psychadelico
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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. 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 as]] {{SWAT Team}}s. If they need a vehicle, they aren't likely [[BlackHelicopter to settle]] [[TankGoodness for a car]]. FascistsBedTime will be enforced.
29th Jul '17 5:29:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* An inversion is seen in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]" from 1988. The eponymous patrol used their "fun guns" and pink uniforms to suppress anyone seeming miserable or unhappy, whom they labelled "Killjoys". Some were executed by means of deadly sweets...

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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An inversion is seen in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E2TheHappinessPatrol The Happiness Patrol]]" from 1988. The eponymous patrol used their "fun guns" and pink uniforms to suppress anyone seeming miserable or unhappy, whom they labelled "Killjoys". Some were executed by means of deadly sweets...
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.
26th May '17 6:36:34 PM Saber15
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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]].
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