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18th Aug '17 4:58:05 AM Piccolosaur
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* In the film ''Film/KungFuHustle'' by Steven Chow, Chow plays a petty thief-lockpicker named Sing initiate of a vicious triad named the "Hatchet Gang". Sing intialy tries to intimidate the tenants of a Slum tennament block nick named the "Pig sty alley". Little did Sing know, that most of the residents are skilled martial artists including the landlady and her husband. Who don't take kindly to Sing or his gangster friends. They culminate into an epic battle in which much of the apartment block is destroyed through super natural means.
24th Jun '17 1:33:16 PM nombretomado
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* The DoctorWho fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'' shows Gallifrey becoming this as the Time War progresses.

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* The DoctorWho ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLastGreatTimeWar'' shows Gallifrey becoming this as the Time War progresses.
9th Jun '17 5:47:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numenor#History Númenor]] in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After Sauron is taken captive by the Númenóreans, he takes on a role as TheCorrupter, and by the time he's done Númenor was so corrupt that it had become an militarily expansionist EvilEmpire that treated its conquered peoples as slave chattel ([[{{Irony}} and it was this horrible treatment that drove many Easterling and Haradrim groups to side with Sauron later on]]), Melkor (a.k.a. [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]) [[ReligionOfEvil worship]] went so far as to include regular HumanSacrifice, and pretty much nobody among the populace save for the few dissenters who escaped being sacrificed batted an eye when TheEmperor Ar-Pharazôn decided to [[VillainousIncest marry his first cousin against her will]]. The final straw was when Sauron tricks them into sailing to Valinor and violating the Ban on setting foot there. As a result, the Valar call upon Eru Ilúvatar and he destroys Númenor with a giant wave, sinking it beneath the sea.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numenor#History Númenor]] in Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion''. After Sauron is taken captive by the Númenóreans, he takes on a role as TheCorrupter, and by the time he's done Númenor was so corrupt that it had become an militarily expansionist EvilEmpire that treated its conquered peoples as [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave chattel chattel]] ([[{{Irony}} and it was this horrible treatment that drove many Easterling and Haradrim groups to side with Sauron later on]]), Melkor (a.k.a. [[{{Satan}} Morgoth]]) [[ReligionOfEvil worship]] went so far as to include regular HumanSacrifice, and pretty much nobody among the populace save for the few dissenters who escaped being sacrificed batted an eye when TheEmperor Ar-Pharazôn decided to [[VillainousIncest marry his first cousin against her will]]. The final straw was when Sauron tricks them into sailing to Valinor and violating the Ban on setting foot there. As a result, the Valar call upon Eru Ilúvatar and he destroys Númenor with a giant wave, sinking it beneath the sea.
30th May '17 8:31:11 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia as a whole [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober fell]] due to massive economic inequality and injustice, making it a nationwide example of this trope. TheNewRussia in the nineties was approaching the late-Imperial level of decadence and injustice amazingly fast.

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* UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia as a whole [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober fell]] due to massive economic inequality and injustice, making it a nationwide example of this trope. TheNewRussia UsefulNotes/TheNewRussia in the nineties was approaching the late-Imperial level of decadence and injustice amazingly fast.
30th May '17 8:28:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia as a whole [[RedOctober fell]] due to massive economic inequality and injustice, making it a nationwide example of this trope. TheNewRussia in the nineties was approaching the late-Imperial level of decadence and injustice amazingly fast.

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* UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia as a whole [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober fell]] due to massive economic inequality and injustice, making it a nationwide example of this trope. TheNewRussia in the nineties was approaching the late-Imperial level of decadence and injustice amazingly fast.
23rd May '17 6:04:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* Charn from ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', the {{prequel}} to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. The civilization (and ''the entire universe in which it existed'') was destroyed by the Empress Jadis, who killed every single living organism just because she couldn't be queen. She kept herself preserved as SealedEvilInACan until two kids from another universe freed her from her slumber (they had been tempted by the SchmuckBait-laden mechanism used to awaken her). Then she hitched a ride with the kids back to their universe, and eventually to Narnia, where she became known as [[spoiler:the White Witch.]]
** Some of Jadis's passing comments suggest that Charn was plenty corrupt ''before'' she destroyed it, too. Casual remarks about "the cracking of whips and the groaning of slaves", spoken ''with nostalgia'', convey a pretty clear impression of what life was like there.

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* Charn from ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'', the {{prequel}} to ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''. The civilization (and ''the entire universe in which it existed'') was destroyed by the Empress Jadis, who killed every single living organism just because she couldn't be queen. She kept herself preserved as SealedEvilInACan until two kids from another universe freed her from her slumber (they had been tempted by the SchmuckBait-laden mechanism used to awaken her). Then she hitched a ride with the kids back to their universe, and eventually to Narnia, where she became known as [[spoiler:the White Witch.]]
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]] Some of Jadis's passing comments suggest that Charn was plenty corrupt ''before'' before she destroyed it, too. Casual Nostalgic remarks about torture chambers, and "the cracking of whips and the groaning of slaves", spoken ''with nostalgia'', slaves," convey a pretty clear impression of what life was like there.
19th May '17 8:48:48 AM WillBGood
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayocean Bayocean, Oregon]], founded in 1906, was envisioned to be "the Atlantic City of the West", with a hotel, a dance hall, and numerous homes, but due to concerns with crossing treacherous Tillamook Bay, a jetty was built to calm the bay's waters. Unfortunately, [[GaiasVengeance this attempt to control Mother Nature backfired]] (two jettys were needed for a proper solution, and the town could only afford one), and the changed bay current began eating away at the sand beneath the city, causing it to slowly fall into the sea. From 1932 to 1971, the town slowly fell into the sea, starting with the huge indoor swimming pool and ending with a garage. Nothing but a plaque marks the spot now.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayocean Bayocean, Oregon]], founded in 1906, was envisioned to be "the Atlantic City of the West", with a hotel, a dance hall, and numerous homes, but due to concerns with crossing treacherous Tillamook Bay, a jetty was built to calm the bay's waters. Unfortunately, [[GaiasVengeance this attempt to control Mother Nature backfired]] (two jettys were needed for a proper solution, and the town could only afford one), and the changed bay current began eating away at the sand beneath the city, causing it to slowly fall into the sea.city. From 1932 to 1971, the town slowly fell into the sea, starting with the huge indoor swimming pool and ending with a garage. Nothing but a plaque marks the spot now.
19th May '17 8:44:52 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' this happens to the US through a combination of deficit spending leading to a hyperinflation crisis, a genetically-engineered pandemic caused by spreading around scientific knowledge, and a series of oppressive laws meant [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad to please everyone]] leading to growing rebellion and secession movements as the federal government becomes ever more tyrannical and dictatorial. Of course, according to the protagonists, the ''real'' failure of the United States was ever dabbling in multicultralism and tolerance at all, straying from it;s solid Christian foundation.

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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' this happens to the US through a combination of deficit spending leading to a hyperinflation crisis, a genetically-engineered pandemic caused by spreading around scientific knowledge, and a series of oppressive laws meant [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad to please everyone]] leading to growing rebellion and secession movements as the federal government becomes ever more tyrannical and dictatorial. Of course, according to the protagonists, the ''real'' failure of the United States was ever dabbling in multicultralism and tolerance at all, straying from it;s its solid Christian foundation.
19th May '17 8:44:24 AM WillBGood
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* In the ''Literature/GentlemanBastards'' books, Salon Corbeau is a city-state that serves as a playground for the insanely rich and shameless. Casual cruelty and violence against the powerless are institutions; noble parents give their children small animals to experiment on with new daggers and poor people are made to play a twisted version of chess on a giant chessboard for rich spectators where they are subjected to humiliating degradations. At the end of the novel, [[spoiler: the main character sets a pirate armada on them.]]

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* In the ''Literature/GentlemanBastards'' ''Literature/GentlemanBastard'' books, Salon Corbeau is a city-state that serves as a playground for the insanely rich and shameless. Casual cruelty and violence against the powerless are institutions; noble parents give their children small animals to experiment on with new daggers and poor people are made to play a twisted version of chess on a giant chessboard for rich spectators where they are subjected to humiliating degradations. At the end of the novel, [[spoiler: the main character sets a pirate armada on them.]]
19th May '17 8:43:27 AM WillBGood
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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' this happens to the US through a combination of deficit spending leading to a hyperinflation crisis, a genetically-engineered pandemic caused by spreading around scientific knowledge, and a series of oppressive laws meant [[PolticialCorrectnessGoneMad to please everyone]] leading to growing rebellion and secession movements as the federal government becomes ever more tyrannical and dictatorial. Of course, according to the protagonists, the ''real'' failure of the United States was ever dabbling in multicultralism and tolerance at all, straying from it;s solid Christian foundation.

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* In ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' this happens to the US through a combination of deficit spending leading to a hyperinflation crisis, a genetically-engineered pandemic caused by spreading around scientific knowledge, and a series of oppressive laws meant [[PolticialCorrectnessGoneMad [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad to please everyone]] leading to growing rebellion and secession movements as the federal government becomes ever more tyrannical and dictatorial. Of course, according to the protagonists, the ''real'' failure of the United States was ever dabbling in multicultralism and tolerance at all, straying from it;s solid Christian foundation.
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