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27th Mar '16 10:05:10 PM Gatomon41
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* In ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'', the secret police eventually arrest Noge the left-wing dissident. He dies in prison, no doubt from the effects of interrogation.
27th Mar '16 7:23:10 AM gallium
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* In ''Film/NoRegretsForOurYouth'', the secret police eventually arrest Noge the left-wing dissident. He dies in prison, no doubt from the effects of interrogation.
20th Mar '16 8:57:21 AM karstovich2
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* When Germany was split after the war, East Germany got [[TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=STAatsSIcherheitsdienst=]'' = State Security Service), 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."

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* When Germany was split after the war, East Germany got [[TheStasi the Stasi]] (''[=STAatsSIcherheitsdienst=]'' (''[=Ministerium für STAatsSIcherheit=]'' = Ministry for State Security Service), 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.
9th Mar '16 6:37:34 AM 20person
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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.

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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.worshipers, and is mostly responsible for the ScrewYouElves [[FantasticRacism sentiment]] present in the population of Skyrim.
9th Mar '16 6:30:53 AM 20person
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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.

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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.
9th Mar '16 6:27:20 AM 20person
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** The Adeptus Mechanicus. Technically speaking, the Machine Cult isn't Imperium ''at all'', it's the separate (semi-)independent human empire that just happens to be in personal union with TheEmperor himself. The Inquisition is highly suspicious about them, and not always [[ProperlyParanoid without a reason]].

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** The Adeptus Mechanicus. Technically speaking, the Machine Cult isn't Imperium ''at all'', it's the separate (semi-)independent human empire that just happens to be in personal union with TheEmperor himself.himself and works with the rest of the Imperium only because of a treaty with the Emperor. The Inquisition is highly suspicious about them, and not always [[ProperlyParanoid without a reason]].
22nd Feb '16 10:37:08 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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->''"'Matter of internal security.' The age-old cry of the oppressor."''

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->''"'Matter ->''"'A matter of internal security.' The age-old cry of the oppressor."''
6th Feb '16 5:21:15 AM Chabal2
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* During the ColdWar, a Russian man is staying at a hotel when his neighbors come in and start socializing loudly. He gets an idea, calls room service and asks them to bring tea to the neighbors' room, then goes to meet them. Four minutes later, he grabs the ashtray, puts it close to his mouth, and says "Comrade major, could we have some tea please?". The tea arrives and the neighbors are now completely silent, even after the man leaves and goes to sleep. In the morning, he wakes up and sees that his neighbors are gone, and asks about them at the reception. The receptionist says that they were taken away by the secret police in the night, and when the man asks why he wasn't taken, she tells him "The thing with the ashtray? Comrade major thought it was funny".
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2nd Jan '16 8:57:59 PM Ominae
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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 secret police agencies are involved 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 secret police agencies are involved State Security Department is in black market activities such as the printing of superdollars.
29th Dec '15 5:06:57 AM Anddrix
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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' gives us the [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] Corps, a group of multiversal Thors, many of them not the Odinson himself, who patrol Battleworld an enforce the laws granted to them by their All-Father, [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom]].

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* ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'' gives us the [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] Corps, a group of multiversal Thors, many of them not the Odinson himself, who patrol Battleworld an enforce the laws granted to them by their All-Father, [[spoiler:SelfDemonstrating/DoctorDoom]].[[spoiler:Doctor Doom]].
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