History Main / TakeOverTheWorld

14th Aug '16 7:37:11 PM Terran117
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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what an evil overlord should and should not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, RussiaTakesOverTheWorld, JapanTakesOverTheWorld, and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.

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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what an evil overlord should and should not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For

There have been
several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see SubTropes]] which have been popularized in American thought and media, each country taking its turn to be the boogeyman for a few decades. These would include:

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AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, which has generally always been a concept people in the post WWII era have entertained, especially in the post ColdWar world with USA being the sole hyper power.
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RussiaTakesOverTheWorld, which was popular during the RedScare in the 1950s and 1960s. The advent of detente however led to...
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JapanTakesOverTheWorld, which was influenced by Japan's powerful economy that emerged in the 1970s and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. the spread of its pop culture in the 1980s. The lost decade of Japan in the 90s which led to an economic and production standstill has led to another East Asian superpower filling this role, which would be...
* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld, a concept that has gained influence in the 1990s with the rise of the Chinese Economy and manufacturing center. The economic liberalization and large population which has also made the Chinese an influential target for corporations and movie studios back this claim alongside China's powerful army. With a recession in the 2010s however, this trope may now be discredited.

See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.
7th Aug '16 5:47:07 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, the Lord of Apokolips, wants to rule the entire [[TheDCU DC Universe]].

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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, the Lord of Apokolips, wants to rule the entire [[TheDCU DC Universe]].Franchise/DCUniverse.
29th Jul '16 12:56:37 PM Morgenthaler
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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', [[{{Ghostapo}} Hydra]] [[ThePurge tries to kill millions of people]] in their attempt to rule the world, and in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory they come even closer to winning than they did during their first attempt]], proving themselves to be more [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy ruthlessly]] [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] than ever in their [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans pursuit of power.]]]]

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** In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', [[{{Ghostapo}} Hydra]] [[ThePurge tries to kill millions of people]] in their attempt to rule the world, and in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'' [[spoiler: [[NearVillainVictory they come even closer to winning than they did during their first attempt]], proving themselves to be more [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy ruthlessly]] ruthlessly [[PragmaticVillainy pragmatic]] than ever in their [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans pursuit of power.]]]]



** Tarquin, more in spirit than the word. He is perfectly content to kick back and relax as his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy master plan]] slowly absorbs the rest of the continent into a completely secret dictatorship. Or in other words, he literally owns everything he sees, so in his own words, he has "lived like a god for over three decades."

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** Tarquin, more in spirit than the word. He is perfectly content to kick back and relax as his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy master plan]] plan slowly absorbs the rest of the continent into a completely secret dictatorship. Or in other words, he literally owns everything he sees, so in his own words, he has "lived like a god for over three decades."
12th Jul '16 2:18:01 PM LanceOmikron
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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what should an evil overlord do and not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, RussiaTakesOverTheWorld, JapanTakesOverTheWorld, and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.

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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what should an evil overlord do should and should not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, RussiaTakesOverTheWorld, JapanTakesOverTheWorld, and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.
28th May '16 7:44:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* After [[spoiler:Chao Lingshen]] is revealed as the BigBad of the Mahora Festival in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', we finally get a peek at her character bio. Listed under her Likes? World Domination.

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* After [[spoiler:Chao Lingshen]] is revealed as the BigBad of the Mahora Festival in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', we finally get a peek at her character bio. Listed under her Likes? World Domination.
15th May '16 1:12:48 AM Morgenthaler
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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what should an evil overlord do and not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, JapanTakesOverTheWorld, and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.

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For more information, check out the EvilOverlordList, a detailed guide on what should an evil overlord do and not do. Typically, this is accomplished with StockEvilOverlordTactics. Although sometimes the plans of villains with this motivation go rather in the MissingStepsPlan direction. For several country-specific [[SubTrope SubTropes]], see AmericaTakesOverTheWorld, RussiaTakesOverTheWorld, JapanTakesOverTheWorld, and ChinaTakesOverTheWorld. See TakeOverTheCity for a more modest version. A VillainWorld is a situation where this actually happened (for absence of a hero or some other incident that granted the bad guys absolute power) but a hero emerges and begins to undo the damage from the inside. For the opposite, see SaveTheWorld.
5th May '16 1:19:18 PM Morgenthaler
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** The Peace of Amiens was broken by...Great Britian who declared war on France, after a failure of diplomatic talks in upholding the original conditions of the treaty. Napoleon ''did'' start preparing his army on the coast of Normandy and apparently made preparations to prepare for an invasion of England but whether these were defensive measures or if Napoleon eventually planned on conquering Europe all along is difficult to know. What is certain is that he wanted to make France the principal hegemony in Europe, a large and prosperous military power full of national pride that would cement and legitimize his regime. Napoleon knew all along that he came to power in a coup and that his claim of being the Emperor of France was not recognized as valid by the old aristocracy of Europe, so his peace agreements with various powers were never honoured on the part of the aristocrats and later Napoleon himself for reasons of expediency.

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** The Peace of Amiens was broken by... Great Britian Britain who declared war on France, after a failure of diplomatic talks in upholding the original conditions of the treaty. Napoleon ''did'' start preparing his army on the coast of Normandy and apparently made preparations to prepare for an invasion of England but whether these were defensive measures or if Napoleon eventually planned on conquering Europe all along is difficult to know. What is certain is that he wanted to make France the principal hegemony in Europe, a large and prosperous military power full of national pride that would cement and legitimize his regime. Napoleon knew all along that he came to power in a coup and that his claim of being the Emperor of France was not recognized as valid by the old aristocracy of Europe, so his peace agreements with various powers were never honoured on the part of the aristocrats and later Napoleon himself for reasons of expediency.
3rd May '16 7:43:27 AM NozzDogg
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* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Red Scorpion intends to use his self named crime syndicate to take over the ''solar system''.
22nd Apr '16 8:55:37 PM Doug86
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* This is the goal of Rider, aka AlexanderTheGreat, in ''LightNovel/FateZero''. Which is to be expected, given that it was his goal in RealLife. An unusual case in that he is a hero rather than a villain. He's delighted to discover that the world is larger than he had realized in life, because ''that means there's more of it to conquer''.

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* This is the goal of Rider, aka AlexanderTheGreat, UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, in ''LightNovel/FateZero''. Which is to be expected, given that it was his goal in RealLife. An unusual case in that he is a hero rather than a villain. He's delighted to discover that the world is larger than he had realized in life, because ''that means there's more of it to conquer''.



** Alexander: Take over the known world of ancient times as AlexanderTheGreat.

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** Alexander: Take over the known world of ancient times as AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat.
18th Apr '16 4:20:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* The British, through a combination of trade and military action, created [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire an empire that covered a quarter of the globe]], across so many lines of longitude that famously "the sun never set" on their Empire. The British Colonial Empire actually has the Genghis' empire beat for the title of largest empire in history, although it wasn't created by a single conqueror. As well as all of the world's oceans.

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* The British, through a combination of trade and military action, created [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire an empire that covered a quarter of the globe]], globe]] (as well as the world's oceans), across so many lines of longitude that famously "the sun never set" on their Empire. The British Colonial Empire actually has the Genghis' empire beat for the title of largest empire in history, although it wasn't created by a single conqueror. As well as all of the world's oceans.
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