History Main / RunForTheBorder

7th Jun '18 10:59:24 PM jormis29
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* In ''Spycraft 2'', if you find yourself the subject of a manhunt you can escape by invoking this trope to initiate a chase scene: the manoeuvre is actually called "RunForTheBorder".

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* In ''Spycraft ''TabletopGame/{{Spycraft}} 2'', if you find yourself the subject of a manhunt you can escape by invoking this trope to initiate a chase scene: the manoeuvre is actually called "RunForTheBorder".
3rd Mar '18 8:45:53 AM thatother1dude
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* Immediately after the Partition of British India, thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Hindus]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}} Sikhs]] fled to the newly created Pakistan to India, while thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] fled to Pakistan.

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* Immediately after the Partition of British India, thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Hindus]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}} Sikhs]] fled to from the newly created Pakistan to India, while thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] fled to Pakistan.
3rd Mar '18 8:42:46 AM thatother1dude
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* The southwestern United States play host to a ton of illegal immigrants who fled Mexico in search of higher wages.
** With the new immigration laws passed by Arizona in 2010, there's been a lot of news hubbub about Mexican immigrants moving back (or at least out of state), along with lifelong legal residents of Hispanic descent who didn't feel like staying around and risking harassment.
1st Feb '18 7:31:23 AM Cryoclaste
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* The ''LuckyLuke'' album ''Canyon Apache'' revolves around a feud between a tribe of apaches and a garrison of cavalry troops, or more specifically, the blood feud between their leaders. The Apaches flee into Mexico after attacking the cavalry supply trains, leaving the cavalry with no recourse other than burning down their empty camp, with the Apaches burning down their empty fort while they're gone, and they've been going back and forth like that for several months by the time Luke shows up.

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* The ''LuckyLuke'' ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke'' album ''Canyon Apache'' revolves around a feud between a tribe of apaches and a garrison of cavalry troops, or more specifically, the blood feud between their leaders. The Apaches flee into Mexico after attacking the cavalry supply trains, leaving the cavalry with no recourse other than burning down their empty camp, with the Apaches burning down their empty fort while they're gone, and they've been going back and forth like that for several months by the time Luke shows up.
31st Jan '18 9:16:25 PM nombretomado
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* "Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace" by TheMountainGoats is about torturing a man to death and then fleeing to Mexico.

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* "Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace" by TheMountainGoats Music/TheMountainGoats is about torturing a man to death and then fleeing to Mexico.
2nd Jan '18 7:14:24 PM BookReaderUSA
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* Immediately after the Partition of British India, thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Hinduism}} Hindus]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Sikhism}} Sikhs]] fled to the newly created Pakistan to India, while thousands of [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Muslims]] fled to Pakistan.
28th Nov '17 6:11:52 AM SilentStranger
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* The ''LuckyLuke'' album ''Canyon Apache'' revolves around a feud between a tribe of apaches and a garrison of cavalry troops, or more specifically, the blood feud between their leaders. The Apaches flee into Mexico after attacking the cavalry supply trains, leaving the cavalry with no recourse other than burning down their empty camp, with the Apaches burning down their empty fort while they're gone, and they've been going back and forth like that for several months by the time Luke shows up.
** The Dalton brothers do this by accident in ''Tortillas For the Daltons''. They're being transported to a new prison near the Mexican border, and the reinforced wagon is spotted by mexican outlaws, who assume it's carrying something valuable and steal it, taking it back across the border. However, unusual for this trope, the Mexican goverment dont ''want'' the Daltons running loose in their country, and deputizes Lucky Luke to recapture them.


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** In "Cartman's Silly Hate Crime", Cartman is tried as an adult for comitting a hate crime against Token by throwing a rock at his head (it had nothing to do with Token being black, they were arguing because Token kept calling him fat, this was before Cartman had become openly racist and was mostly portrayed as a FatIdiot). He's sentenced to imprisonment in juvenile hall until he's 21, but makes a break for it, and makes Kenny drive him to Mexico in his Go-Go Action Bronco, a small battery-powered car. Despite how comically slow the Bronco is, it's treated like a high-speed police chase, and they veen manage to smash through a ''police blockade'', before the Bronco runs out of juice a few feet from the border.
27th Nov '17 7:39:58 PM GuyIncog
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* During the first Gulf War, this happened to a small Special Air Service patrol known as "Bravo Two Zero." They were inserted behind enemy lines to look for Scud missile launchers, but their position was compromised and they were forced to make a run for the Syrian border. Of a six man patrol, one died along the way of exposure, four were captured after being split up and commandeering a taxi, and the last successfully fled 180 miles on foot to Syria. The latter holds the record for the longest known successful escape and evasion.

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* During the first Gulf War, this happened to a small Special Air Service patrol known as "Bravo Two Zero." They were inserted behind enemy lines to look for Scud missile launchers, but their position was compromised and they were forced to make a run for the Syrian border. Of a six the eight man patrol, one was killed in action, two others died along the way of exposure, four were captured after being split up and commandeering a taxi, up, and the last successfully fled 180 miles on foot to Syria. The latter holds the record for the longest known successful escape and evasion.
22nd Nov '17 11:40:30 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam (Majorca in [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the original book]]) when Mr. Wormwood catches on to the {{FBI agent}}s about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Given his [[SchoolIsForLosers anti-intellectual attitudes]], Mr. Wormwood isn't likely to realize that Guam is a territory of the US and fleeing there won't do him much good.

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* In ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', the Wormwoods flee to Guam UsefulNotes/{{Guam}} (Majorca in [[Literature/{{Matilda}} the original book]]) when Mr. Wormwood catches on to the {{FBI agent}}s about to expose his [[HonestJohnsDealership extremely illegal used-car sales practices]]. Given his [[SchoolIsForLosers anti-intellectual attitudes]], Mr. Wormwood isn't likely to realize that Guam is a territory of the [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates US territory]] and fleeing there won't do him much good.
29th Oct '17 10:21:01 AM MaxWest2
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* American criminals fleeing to countries without extradition treaties should be aware of the Ker-Frisbie Doctrine. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker%E2%80%93Frisbie_doctrine This legal concept]] (named after two US Supreme Court decisions) held that it's perfectly legal to kidnap a fugitive from another country and drag them back to the USA to answer for their crimes. Doing this doesn't violate extradition or due process according to the courts...[[ParanoiaFuel just something to think about for anyone wanting to flee the USA]]. This is where {{bounty hunter}}s come in (which are only legal in the US and the Philippines too).

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* American criminals fleeing to countries without extradition treaties should be aware of the Ker-Frisbie Doctrine. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker%E2%80%93Frisbie_doctrine org/wiki/Ker-Frisbie_doctrine This legal concept]] (named after two US Supreme Court decisions) held that it's perfectly legal to kidnap a fugitive from another country and drag them back to the USA to answer for their crimes. Doing this doesn't violate extradition or due process according to the courts...[[ParanoiaFuel just something to think about for anyone wanting to flee the USA]]. This is where {{bounty hunter}}s come in (which are only legal in the US and the Philippines too).


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* Played with regarding the nationality principle. Some believe that once they are beyond their country of residence, they are no longer subject to any of that country's laws; that is not so. Under the nationality principle, citizens or legal residents of a nation are still bound by their national laws even if they are beyond the legal borders. The United States has used this principle to require any of its citizens living abroad to pay taxes to the American government. Some nations have invoked this to prosecute its people who commit certain crimes abroad such as partaking in child sex tourism or bribery in foreign countries.
* Averted with universal jurisdiction. This legal concept states that any nation may punish any offender for their crimes, even if said crimes never took place in their jurisdiction or said offender has any connection with the nation in question. Universal jurisdiction is normally reserved for serious crimes such as piracy, war crimes, genocide and so on.
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