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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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-->-- ''Film/TouchOfEvil''.

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-->-- ''Film/TouchOfEvil''.
''Film/TouchOfEvil''
27th Nov '16 2:36:17 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''{{Narnia}}'' series, everything ruled by Jadis / the White Witch. Creator/CSLewis has something of a pattern here.

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* In the ''{{Narnia}}'' series, ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'', everything ruled by Jadis / the White Witch. Creator/CSLewis has something of a pattern here.
18th Sep '16 8:31:16 PM Dravencour
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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' ("For your protection.")

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' ("For your protection.")
is set in a Britain gone fascist, complete with armies of jackbooted thugs doing PoliceBrutality.
3rd Aug '16 11:36:30 AM erforce
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* ''Film/BattleRoyale''

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* %%* ''Film/BattleRoyale''



* ''Film/TheRunningMan''

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* %%* ''Film/TheRunningMan''



* America becomes this after the Big One in ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. It's implied to have been heading this way in ''EscapeFromNewYork''.
* ''Film/StrangeDays''

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* America becomes this after the Big One in ''Film/EscapeFromLA''. It's implied to have been heading this way in ''EscapeFromNewYork''.
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''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
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''Film/StrangeDays''
2nd Jul '16 10:17:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' Metru Nui is run as this, as it is patroled by armies of Vahki who are ruthless in hunting down law breaking matoran.

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* ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' Metru Nui is run as this, as it is patroled by armies of Vahki who are ruthless in hunting down law breaking matoran.
29th Apr '16 2:11:06 PM WillKeaton
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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' ("for your protection")

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* ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'' ("for ("For your protection")
protection.")



* The LemonyNarrator of [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] seems to believe she's living in one, with Celestia's secret police, fallacy police, and paranoid police. But with that last one, coupled with her ConspiracyTheorist nature, it's [[PlayedForLaughs probably just all in her head.]]

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* The LemonyNarrator of [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed ''[[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]] Revealed]]'' seems to believe she's living in one, with Celestia's secret police, fallacy police, and paranoid police. But with that last one, coupled with her ConspiracyTheorist nature, it's [[PlayedForLaughs probably just all in her head.]]
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