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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.
24th Feb '17 4:55:27 AM Moonstreak
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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 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.
29th Dec '16 9:32:46 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TomSharpe's ''Piemberg'' farces, set in TheApartheidEra, centre on the South African Police Force in the sleepy city of Piemberg, a place stuck in a late-Victorian time warp where colonial mentalities prevail (on the part of British South Africans) and a desire to replay the Boer War exists (on the part of Afrikaaners and Boers). Both ethnicites unite in despising and distrusting blacks, however, and this is where the racist and incompetent SAPD excels. And beyond the regular uniformed police is BOSS, the Bureau of State Security. Headed locally by a psychotic and hysterical paranoic called Verkramp, who sees conspiracies against a White South Africa - ''everywhere''. HilarityEnsues.

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* Creator/TomSharpe's ''Piemberg'' farces, set in TheApartheidEra, UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra, centre on the South African Police Force in the sleepy city of Piemberg, a place stuck in a late-Victorian time warp where colonial mentalities prevail (on the part of British South Africans) and a desire to replay the Boer War exists (on the part of Afrikaaners and Boers). Both ethnicites unite in despising and distrusting blacks, however, and this is where the racist and incompetent SAPD excels. And beyond the regular uniformed police is BOSS, the Bureau of State Security. Headed locally by a psychotic and hysterical paranoic called Verkramp, who sees conspiracies against a White South Africa - ''everywhere''. HilarityEnsues.
17th Dec '16 11:14:11 AM AgProv
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* Creator/TomSharpe's ''Piemberg'' farces, set in TheApartheidEra, centre on the South African Police Force in the sleepy city of Piemberg, a place stuck in a late-Victorian time warp where colonial mentalities prevail (on the part of British South Africans) and a desire to replay the Boer War exists (on the part of Afrikaaners and Boers). Both ethnicites unite in despising and distrusting blacks, however, and this is where the racist and incompetent SAPD excels. And beyond the regular uniformed police is BOSS, the Bureau of State Security. Headed locally by a psychotic and hysterical paranoic called Verkramp, who sees conspiracies against a White South Africa - ''everywhere''. HilarityEnsues.
17th Dec '16 11:06:21 AM AgProv
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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}}'' ''{{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.
17th Dec '16 11:05:14 AM AgProv
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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.
17th Dec '16 9:05:45 AM Discar
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