History Main / RapePillageAndBurn

28th Nov '17 5:50:54 PM nombretomado
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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée "chevauchée"]]. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty]], as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].

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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée "chevauchée"]]. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty]], as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
23rd Nov '17 4:07:30 PM SantosLHalper
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** In ''Literature/BookOfPsalms'', one of David's malicious prayer is to wish it happens to his enemies, one of which wishes pregnant women of enemy nations being cut open and [[TraumaticCSection having their fetuses pulled out and thrown against the rocks]]. (Now considered a war crime, this was a [[ValuesDissonance very common practice throughout the ancient world]].)

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** In ''Literature/BookOfPsalms'', one of David's malicious prayer is to wish it happens to his enemies, one of which wishes pregnant women the mothers of enemy nations being cut open and [[TraumaticCSection having to have their fetuses pulled out and [[WouldHurtAChild babies thrown against the rocks]]. (Now considered a war crime, this violence against children was a [[ValuesDissonance very common practice throughout the ancient world]].)
28th Oct '17 2:47:48 PM Zaptech
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** Pillaging and slaughter were fairly common acts in the wars throughout Tamrielic history, especially in the Mythic and Merethic Eras. Most notable was the genocide of the Falmer (Snow Elves) by Ysgramor and his Five Hundred Companions when he invaded Skyrim. In later eras it became much less common, as armies invaded and only occupied lands, but the Orc kingdom of Orsinium suffered this fate pretty regularly by its High Rock and Hammerfell neighbors, and during the great War in the Fourth Era the region of Cyrodiil and particularly the Imperial City were subjected to this by the invading Aldmeri Dominion armies and their [[FantasticRacism fanatically racist Thalmor leaders.]]
4th Oct '17 7:36:30 PM Pichu-kun
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* Not surprisingly, occurs in many {{Hentai}} series, [[CaptainObvious with heavy emphasis]] [[{{Understatement}} on the raping part]].
* What happened to Rose's hometown of Lior, after Father Cornello [[spoiler: had been revealed to be faking his "miracles", using just alchemy,]] in the first [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist]] series.
** It gets pretty well sacked in Brotherhood as well.

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* Not surprisingly, occurs in many {{Hentai}} series, [[CaptainObvious with heavy emphasis]] [[{{Understatement}} on the raping part]].
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''Franchise/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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What happened to Rose's hometown of Lior, after Father Cornello [[spoiler: had been revealed to be faking his "miracles", using just alchemy,]] alchemy]], in the first [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist]] ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' series.
** It gets pretty well sacked in Brotherhood ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Brotherhood'' as well.



* Many ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' maps include villages, which are often set upon by bandits. If they get there before any of your units can, the village will be destroyed and whatever item or character you would've received is [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost forever]]. On the other hand, if you get there first, the village subsequently locks its gates, preventing this from happening.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
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Many ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' maps include villages, which are often set upon by bandits. If they get there before any of your units can, the village will be destroyed and whatever item or character you would've received is [[PermanentlyMissableContent lost forever]]. On the other hand, if you get there first, the village subsequently locks its gates, preventing this from happening.


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** At the start of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'', the kingdom of Renais is invaded. It's mentioned that "homes were destroyed, possessions stolen, [and] women kidnapped".
25th Aug '17 11:15:33 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, Molag Bal, [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[TheCorrupter Domination and Corruption]], is practically the patron deity of the trope. While he enjoys committing these acts himself, he ''especially'' enjoys it when he can [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate]] mortals into do this to ''each other''.
15th Jul '17 9:59:15 AM nombretomado
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* In the book ''Literature/ThePaintedBird'', this happens to several Polish peasant villages during WorldWarII. These villages have been neglected for centuries, lack electricity, and lie in a war-torn country. Towards the end of the book, the protagonist Jewish boy comes to a village that is attacked by a band of deserters from the Red Army. They go on an orgy of gang-raping and slaughter, and it's a real TearJerker scene.

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* In the book ''Literature/ThePaintedBird'', this happens to several Polish peasant villages during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. These villages have been neglected for centuries, lack electricity, and lie in a war-torn country. Towards the end of the book, the protagonist Jewish boy comes to a village that is attacked by a band of deserters from the Red Army. They go on an orgy of gang-raping and slaughter, and it's a real TearJerker scene.
6th Jul '17 5:18:41 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Film/SevenSamurai'': The titular seven are hired to defend a village of Japanese farmers from bandits. ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is actually a remake of ''Seven Samurai'' as a {{Western}}. The villagers in both films are GenreSavvy enough to expect the raping part, going as far as to hide the women away from the village.

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* ''Film/SevenSamurai'': The titular seven are hired to defend a village of Japanese farmers from bandits. ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' is actually a remake of ''Seven Samurai'' as a {{Western}}. The villagers in both films are GenreSavvy enough to expect the raping part, going as far as to hide the women away from the village.
3rd Jul '17 1:50:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': The Avatar of Nightmare Moon uses the possibility of this as a threat to try to force Shadow to convince Celestia to surrender Canterlot, claiming that she'd take the city anyway and it’d be impossible to control victory-drunk soldiers seeking retribution for a long, hard siege and the deaths of close companions.

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* ''Fanfic/TheLifeAndTimesOfAWinningPony'': A couple of examples show up in ''The Lunar Rebellion'':
** Griffon reivers menace Equestria’s shores early in the story, attacking coastal settlements, sacking them and kidnapping their inhabitants, whom they either enslave or [[IAmAHumanitarian eat]].
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The Avatar of Nightmare Moon uses the possibility of this as a threat to try to force Shadow to convince Celestia to surrender Canterlot, claiming that she'd take the city anyway and it’d be impossible to control victory-drunk soldiers seeking retribution for a long, hard siege and the deaths of close companions.
2nd Jun '17 7:09:12 AM GamerFromJump2
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* Played for humor in the Pirate Episode of ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}''
--> '''Adam''' (''while dressed as a pirate''): Let's...'''''[[LargeHam PILLAAAAGE]]!'''''
--> '''Tory:''' I don't think that's legal in California.
21st May '17 12:41:50 AM AgentKyles
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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée "chevauchée"]]. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].

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TruthInTelevision; historically, this was known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevauchée "chevauchée"]]. This is generally a problem in areas without a strong government to keep order, even today. In many civilizations, it was not resolved until power, money, and land were consolidated under [[BlueBlood noblemen]] and [[RoyalBlood kings]] rich enough to afford standing armies. It is also one reason why peasants in older times [[BetterTheDevilYouKnow tolerated kings and nobles who were quite nasty, nasty]], as the alternative was almost always constant chaos caused by dozens and dozens of rival warlords. These days, this trope is considered a [[TheLawsandCustomsofWar Crime Against Humanity]].
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