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4th Feb '18 9:01:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has [[FunWithAcronyms NOOSE]],[[note]] National Office Of Security Enforcement[[/note]] an [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]]-[[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Department of Homeland Security]], with a little [[NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]-[[SWATTeam ESU]] thrown into the mix. They serve as the game's [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon high-level law enforcement response]], being called in at [[WantedMeter 3 wanted stars onward]]. Aside from this, the [[NarrativeFiligree in-game fluff]] shows that they are responsible for immigration matters, distributing the loads of [[PatrioticFervor patriotic]] and anti-terror propaganda flooding [[ViceCity Liberty City]], and placing the whole city [[BrokenBridge on lockdown early in the game's plot]] for barely any reason other than "[[WarOnTerror Fucking Terrorists]]".

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' has [[FunWithAcronyms NOOSE]],[[note]] National Office Of Security Enforcement[[/note]] an [[CaptainErsatz ersatz]]-[[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction Department of Homeland Security]], with a little [[NewYorkCityCops [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCityCops NYPD]]-[[SWATTeam ESU]] thrown into the mix. They serve as the game's [[IFoughtTheLawAndTheLawWon high-level law enforcement response]], being called in at [[WantedMeter 3 wanted stars onward]]. Aside from this, the [[NarrativeFiligree in-game fluff]] shows that they are responsible for immigration matters, distributing the loads of [[PatrioticFervor patriotic]] and anti-terror propaganda flooding [[ViceCity Liberty City]], and placing the whole city [[BrokenBridge on lockdown early in the game's plot]] for barely any reason other than "[[WarOnTerror Fucking Terrorists]]".
1st Feb '18 5:08:46 PM nombretomado
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* [[MoscowCentre The KGB]] had the Border Guards Chief Directorate, which consisted of 200,000 troops armed with its own tanks, aircraft, and ships. Although their chief task was sealing the border, not army action. ''Internal Troops'', the Interior Ministry gendarmerie corps, would be closer, but they were glorified cops administratively, and thus had much less authority. In addition, the KGB had their own [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Spetsnaz]] ("Alpha" and "Vympel" ("Banner") regiments) and [[PraetorianGuard the Kremlin Guard Force]].

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* [[MoscowCentre [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre The KGB]] had the Border Guards Chief Directorate, which consisted of 200,000 troops armed with its own tanks, aircraft, and ships. Although their chief task was sealing the border, not army action. ''Internal Troops'', the Interior Ministry gendarmerie corps, would be closer, but they were glorified cops administratively, and thus had much less authority. In addition, the KGB had their own [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous Spetsnaz]] ("Alpha" and "Vympel" ("Banner") regiments) and [[PraetorianGuard the Kremlin Guard Force]].
26th Jan '18 5:27:54 AM Gatomon41
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** Perhaps ironically, the Stormtrooper Corps was technically this trope, in addition to their status as EliteMooks: much of their original job consisted of guarding Imperial-held worlds against insurrections and letting the regular Imperial Army (the rarely-seen [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/ca/Imperial_Trooper_Deployment.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090713030424 begoggled fellows]]) do the bulk of the frontline fighting.
26th Jan '18 1:19:10 AM YetAnother
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** Perhaps ironically, the Stormtrooper Corps was technically this trope, in addition to their status as EliteMooks: much of their original job consisted of guarding Imperial-held worlds against insurrections and letting the regular Imperial Army (the rarely-seen [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/ca/Imperial_Trooper_Deployment.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090713030424 begoggled fellows]]) do the bulk of the frontline fighting.
13th Jan '18 6:21:51 AM DeathorCake
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*** The Prefecture Magisterium is an internal Admech StateSec that serves as a cross between Inquisitors of the [[MachineWorship Omnissian Creed]] and the Wiki/SCPFoundation, securing dangerous relics and artifacts in stasis vaults after disposing of their previous owners. Their enforcers are the Malagra, dedicated hunter-priests who are infamous enough to make Space Marine kill-teams wary of encroaching on their turf. They frequently clash with the Inquisiton over jurisdiction.
24th Nov '17 10:06:58 AM nombretomado
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* When Germany was split after the war, EastGermany got [[UsefulNotes/TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=Ministerium für STAatsSIcherheit=]'' = Ministry for State Security), practically a literal German translation of this trope's name, although the derivation runs the other way. They were able to field far more agents than the Gestapo ever could, (at their height, the Stasi had one agent for every 166 citizens, while the best the Gestapo could field was one agent for every 2000 citizens). An old saying in Germany goes, "The Gestapo were bone breakers. The Stasi were '''''soul''''' breakers." Alone that makes them just the SecretPolice (if particularly scary secret police), but what puts them into this trope is the Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment, a rather large paramilitary force (about 11,000 at its height) used to secure ultra-important government and Party facilities and generally terrorize the people when necessary.

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* When Germany was split after the war, EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany got [[UsefulNotes/TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=Ministerium für STAatsSIcherheit=]'' = Ministry for State Security), practically a literal German translation of this trope's name, although the derivation runs the other way. They were able to field far more agents than the Gestapo ever could, (at their height, the Stasi had one agent for every 166 citizens, while the best the Gestapo could field was one agent for every 2000 citizens). An old saying in Germany goes, "The Gestapo were bone breakers. The Stasi were '''''soul''''' breakers." Alone that makes them just the SecretPolice (if particularly scary secret police), but what puts them into this trope is the Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment, a rather large paramilitary force (about 11,000 at its height) used to secure ultra-important government and Party facilities and generally terrorize the people when necessary.
3rd Oct '17 9:13:26 AM Njein
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** FSB, Russian successor to KGB, still maintains control over "Alpha", "Vympel" and the state border forces.

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** The FSB, Russian the KGB's successor to KGB, after the Soviet Union's dissolution, still maintains control over "Alpha", the "Alpha" and "Vympel" regiments, and as well as the state border forces.



* UsefulNotes/NorthKorea: Ever since the economy began to fall apart in the early 1990's, the [=KPA=] has shown signs of this. Black markets have appeared that are run solely by the army and navy. Also, the State Security Department is in black market activities such as the printing of superdollars.

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* UsefulNotes/NorthKorea: Ever since the economy began to fall apart in the early 1990's, the [=KPA=] has shown signs of this. Black markets have appeared that are run solely by the army and navy. Also, the State Security Department is in black market activities such as the printing of superdollars.superdollars and smuggling weapons.



* The UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n StateSec, Securitatea, was probably among the most brutal paramilitary societies ''ever''. One could expect them knocking at/down the door of one's home and taking one and one's family to be beaten/shot for something like a half-finished ''Ceauşescu joke'' heard by one of the neighbors.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Romania}}n StateSec, Securitatea, Securitate, was probably among the most brutal paramilitary societies ''ever''. One could expect them knocking at/down the door of one's home and taking one and one's family to be beaten/shot for something like a half-finished ''Ceauşescu joke'' heard by one of the neighbors.
28th Sep '17 6:47:29 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them. This enforcement takes the form of wandering death squads hunting down Talos worshipers, and is mostly responsible for the ScrewYouElves [[FantasticRacism sentiment]] present in the population of Skyrim.

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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, about series has the timeframe of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Aldmeri Dominion is ruled by a faction known as the Thalmor, who maintain their [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-style fascist government]] by having Thalmor]], who are, on a basic level, essentially a militarized, radical [[OurElvesAreBetter Altmeri (High Elf)]] political party with [[ChurchPolice extremist religious]] and SecretPolice elements. Following the devastating events of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion Crisis]], the Thalmor (then only a marginal group) [[StealingTheCredit took the credit]] for resolving the Crisis, winning them massive populist support in their homeland. They quickly rose to the highest ranks of the Altmeri government and, [[ManipulativeBastard through their machinations]], started a domino effect which severely weakened the already [[VestigialEmpire crumbling Cyrodiilic Empire]]. The Thalmor seceded, annexed neighboring Valenwood (home of the Bosmer (Wood Elves), and reformed the [[AntiHumanAlliance Aldmeri]] [[TheEmpire Dominion]] of old. The Thalmor have their own special military branch. Thalmor troops are directly responsible for maintaining branch, complete with ProfessionalKiller hit squads and wandering MagicKnight "Justicars" given free reign to arrest/murder "undesirables". Following the ban on worshipping the god Talos within the Empire of Tamriel and have the legal right to do so thanks to a rather lopsided peace treaty [[GreatOffscreenWar Great War]] between the Empire and the Dominion signed after a massive war between them. This enforcement takes and the form remnants of wandering death squads hunting down Talos worshipers, the Empire, the White-Gold Concordat was struck with terms ''heavily'' favorable to the Dominion. Included is the ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] worship throughout the Empire, the official dissolution of the [[AncientOrderOfProtectors Blades]], and is the right for the Thalmor to patrol the Empire enforcing these terms (and others). The Thalmor can be found throughout ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' and are mostly responsible for the ScrewYouElves [[FantasticRacism sentiment]] present in the population of Skyrim.
16th Sep '17 6:01:01 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', it's implied that [[spoiler: Section 31 under Admiral Marcus]] is trying to become one of these - having developed its own weapons and privately operating a unregistered, powerful warship. In addition, its personnel have their own distinct uniforms[[spoiler:, and operating to advance Marcus' own agenda.]]

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', it's implied that [[spoiler: Section 31 under Admiral Marcus]] is trying to become one of these - having developed its own weapons and privately operating a unregistered, powerful warship. In addition, its personnel have their own distinct uniforms[[spoiler:, uniforms,[[spoiler: and operating to advance Marcus' own agenda.]]
16th Sep '17 6:00:29 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has several, such as:

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has several, such as:
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