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28th Apr '17 3:58:31 PM LondonKdS
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* {{Eurabia}}: Fundamentalist Muslims take over Europe if not the whole world and turn it into a repressive theocracy.
6th Apr '17 8:32:28 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* ''Blog/AskErnstStavroBlofeld'': Taking over the world is Blofeld's lifelong ambition (and we ''mean'' lifelong he was already trying at age ten).
31st Mar '17 3:25:20 AM Doug86
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* On the opposite side of the (old) world from Alexander, [[QinShihuangdi some other guy]] did take over the whole known-world to his people. His empire also did not last, ultimately because the penalty for lateness (death) was the same as the penalty for mutiny (death). When combined with a disregard for realistic timetabling, this ultimately led to an entire Army deciding that it might as well rebel and ''risk'' death than obey and die.

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* On the opposite side of the (old) world from Alexander, [[QinShihuangdi [[UsefulNotes/QinShihuangdi some other guy]] did take over the whole known-world to his people. His empire also did not last, ultimately because the penalty for lateness (death) was the same as the penalty for mutiny (death). When combined with a disregard for realistic timetabling, this ultimately led to an entire Army deciding that it might as well rebel and ''risk'' death than obey and die.
28th Mar '17 8:01:44 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Nearly every BigBad in the series is planning this in some fashion, though all have some [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal]] and/or [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch]] slants to their plans once the world is taken over.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsArena Arena]]'' BigBad [[EvilSorcerer Jagar Tharn]] has, in a way, ''already succeeded'' with this at the start of the game. He has assumed the form of Emperor Uriel Septim VII and has been ruling in his stead for 10 years, driving the Empire into a steady decline. Later games reveal that Tharn was in league with Mehrunes Dagon, the [[OurGodsAreDifferent Daedric Prince]] of [[OmnicidalManiac Destruction]], all the long.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]''
*** [[BigBad Dagoth Ur]] is planning it in his own twisted way. Though he has a WellIntentionedExtremist slant to his plans, most denizens of Tamriel can agree that being taken over by an [[MadGod insane]] {{Plaguemaster}} PhysicalGod controlling a HumongousMecha powered by the heart of a dead god would not be a good thing.
*** [[spoiler:Almalexia]] is planning this as well in the ''Tribunal'' expansion, though is starting with a more modest "take over Morrowind" plan.
** Mehrunes Dagon pops up once again in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' as the ManBehindTheMan to BigBad Mankar Camoran. Camoran, operating under the belief that Nirn is really just the Daedric plane of the [[GodIsDead dead creator god]] Lorkhan, plans to take it over after allowing Dagon in to destroy it in its current form.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', it is revealed that the legendary dragon Alduin, who is supposed to [[BeastOfTheApocalypse "eat" the world at the end of every kalpa]], enjoys being worshiped by the mortal races far more than he does fulfilling his duty. He started to take over the world thousands of years ago but was thrown into the stream of time by ancient Nords using the power of an [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scroll]]. He returns during the time of the game, and it is up to the [[PlayerCharacter Dragonborn]] to stop him this time.
27th Mar '17 2:10:09 PM iowaforever
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* Several factions of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' have this as their expressed goal;
** The Skaven see all other races as inferior, and wish to exterminate/enslave them to prove that point.
** The Chaos Gods want their servants to overrun the world so they can turn it into HellOnEarth, thus empowering them further. Unfortunately, their top general has [[OmnicidalManiac other]] [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt plans]].
** Nagash the Undying wants a universal [[TheNecrocracy undead kingdom]], with everyone serving him as his mindless, soulless minions.
26th Mar '17 9:18:56 AM nombretomado
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* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''{{Nodwick}}''.

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* "Rule the world" is the key phrase that Piffany taught Yeagar to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys in ''{{Nodwick}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}''.
10th Mar '17 6:37:51 AM GM_3826
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* ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'': Like in the anime, Team Rocket's goal is world domination. [[spoiler: Giovanni confirms this when you encounter him in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver HeartGold and SoulSilver]]'' after bringing Celebi to the Ilex Shrine]].
9th Mar '17 6:10:22 PM DLC1
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* Historically and culturally, Russia in all its myriad forms (Imperial Russia, the USSR, modern Russia) has been characterised as being bent upon World Domination. While Imperial Russia certainly tended to be ''expansionist'', this was actually driven by fears of Russian weakness and the strength of the outside world - 'defensive Imperialism' - and not thirst for glory or power, let alone designs upon World Conquest. This deeply paranoid outlook has often being counterproductive, leading to unnecessary conflicts and creating enemies where there didn't have to be any. A well-known modern example is the seizure of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, which although sensible from a narrowminded national security outlook was an incredibly bad move in diplomatic terms: today, all of Russia's neighbour's - ''all of them'' - fear and hate Russia with the sole exception of China, who just hate them (but like their money).

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* Historically and culturally, Russia in all its myriad forms (Imperial Russia, the USSR, modern Russia) has been characterised as being bent upon World Domination. While Imperial Russia certainly tended to be ''expansionist'', this was actually driven by fears of Russian weakness and the strength of the outside world - 'defensive Imperialism' - and not thirst for glory or power, let alone designs upon World Conquest. This deeply paranoid outlook has often being counterproductive, leading to unnecessary conflicts and creating enemies where there didn't have to be any. A well-known modern example is the seizure of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, which although sensible from a narrowminded national security outlook was an incredibly bad move in diplomatic terms: today, all of Russia's neighbour's - ''all of them'' - fear and hate Russia with the sole exception of China, who just hate them (but like their money).
8th Mar '17 10:15:50 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Momonga in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}}'' more or less ends up ''accidentally'' beginning a campaign to conquer the New World when his subordinate Demiurge takes an off-hand remark too seriously. His subordinates, without his knowledge, have dedicated themselves to delivering the New World to him. Momonga just wanted to make his guild famous in the New World hoping to find fellow Yggdrasil players. [[spoiler:He only finds out what his minions are really doing in volume 8 of the light novel. To save face, he goes along with it.]]
* Sadao Maou (Great Overlord Satan) from ''TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tries to do this twice. Prior to the events of the series he nearly conquers Ente Isla with his four demon armies before being hurled into an AlternateDimension on the eve of his final victory. During the series he intends to take over modern Earth by ... rising through the ranks at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]].

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* Momonga in ''LightNovel/{{Overlord2012}}'' ''LightNovel/Overlord2012'' more or less ends up ''accidentally'' beginning a campaign to conquer the New World when his subordinate Demiurge takes an off-hand remark too seriously. His subordinates, without his knowledge, have dedicated themselves to delivering the New World to him. Momonga just wanted to make his guild famous in the New World hoping to find fellow Yggdrasil players. [[spoiler:He only finds out what his minions are really doing in volume 8 of the light novel. To save face, he goes along with it.]]
* Sadao Maou (Great Overlord Satan) from ''TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' tries to do this twice. Prior to the events of the series he nearly conquers Ente Isla with his four demon armies before being hurled into an AlternateDimension on the eve of his final victory. During the series he intends to take over modern Earth by ... rising through the ranks at [[BlandNameProduct MgRonalds]].
5th Mar '17 7:00:55 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{Marvel}} GraphicNovel ''Emperor Doom'' Doctor Doom succeeds in taking over the world. [[spoiler:He hits the ResetButton himself when he realizes he didn't want the world, he just wanted the quest to take it over.]]

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* In the {{Marvel}} {{Creator/Marvel}} GraphicNovel ''Emperor Doom'' Doctor Doom succeeds in taking over the world. [[spoiler:He hits the ResetButton himself when he realizes he didn't want the world, he just wanted the quest to take it over.]]
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