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12th Aug '17 4:19:15 PM JackG
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* The Scarrans ''and'' the Peacekeepers, mortal enemies in ''Series/{{Farscape}}.'' They're both bad enough that Crichton feels that destroying the ''entire universe'' is a better option than allowing either side to gain supremacy over the other. The Peacekeeprs are a slight variation, though, since, by agreement with the other races, they are not allowed to control any planets. They are still a force to be reckoned with and are obsessed with racial purity.

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* The Scarrans ''and'' the Peacekeepers, mortal enemies in ''Series/{{Farscape}}.'' They're both bad enough that Crichton feels that destroying the ''entire universe'' is a better option than allowing either side to gain supremacy over the other. The Peacekeeprs are a slight variation, though, since, by agreement with the other races, they are not allowed to control any planets.planets (they operate mainly as an intergalactic protection agency). They are still a force to be reckoned with and are obsessed with racial purity.
11th Aug '17 3:10:09 PM Malady
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* The Cirigoth Empire in {{Everlong}}.

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* The Cirigoth Empire in {{Everlong}}.''VideoGame/{{Everlong}}''.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' brings us the Garlean Empire, the belligerent invading force against Eorzea and the primary antagonists of the game's main scenario. Thematically, they borrow heavily from FFVI's Gestahlians (including explicit use of magitek), as well as the Imperials from ''StarWars''.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' brings us the Garlean Empire, the belligerent invading force against Eorzea and the primary antagonists of the game's main scenario. Thematically, they borrow heavily from FFVI's Gestahlians (including explicit use of magitek), as well as the Imperials from ''StarWars''.''Frachise/StarWars''.
1st Aug '17 2:27:27 PM AgProv
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* in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/AAPessimal, Howondaland, the Disc's Africa, is given a more fully realised treatment based on the power blocs of 19th and 20th century Africa in our own world. Two major players locked in mutual and ethnic hostility are the neighbouring states of [[UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica Rimwards Howondaland]] and the Zulu Empire. This is presented as an example of GrayAndGreyMorality: Rimwards Howondaland is locked into TheApartheidEra and while nominally a democracy (if you're white) has an oppressive SecretPolice. The Zulu Empire is presented as having many positive qualities but is still a nepotistic monarchy in which members of the Royal House get the best of everything, as well as demanding submission from its own non-Zulu subject peoples that verges on a form of apartheid imposed by a dominant black tribe on other tribes.
24th Jul '17 9:31:58 PM BigKlingy
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* ''VideoGame/KisekiSeries'' plays with this with the Erebonian Empire, actually treated somewhat realistically. They're known to have been aggressively expansionist in the past, which makes the player suspicious of them at first. As it turns out though, most of its citizens are good people, and a lot disagree with its outdated nobility system just as much as foreign countries do. The few times it actually lives up to this trope are due to cases of TyrantTakesTheHelm. Some of the series' greatest heroes, like Olivier ([[spoiler: who is actually the ''prince'' of the empire]]) and Rean are from Erebonia and are trying to change the country for the better from the inside.
17th Jul '17 6:25:51 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/BatmanHolyTerror'', the United Kingdom and the Americas are all ruled by the Commonwealth, a more brutal version of the government established by UsefulNotes/OliverCromwell.
1st Jul '17 2:17:22 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Fire Nation of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's even AllThereInTheManual that they're conquering the world for the same reason real empires did: they industrialized first and now need resources which they can get from their less advanced neighbors.
* The post-war Earth Kingdom in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has traits of an empire, being the largest nation there is. It is ruled by the previous Earth King's evil and tyrannical daughter, Hou-Ting. Unlike her immediate predecessors, the Earth Queen's rule is more centralized (for one thing, the [[SecretPolice Dai Li]] are actually loyal to her), though she still has some trouble establishing order and collecting taxes outside the boundaries of Ba Sing Se due to the unpopularity of many of her rulings. After Hou-Ting's assassination, Kuvira spends three years bringing order to her chaos-ravaged land under the orders of the United Republic of Nations, only to strike out and form her own despotic Earth Empire.

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* The ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' franchise:
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The Fire Nation during the time of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. It's even AllThereInTheManual that they're conquering the world for the same reason real empires did: they industrialized first and now need resources which they can get from their less advanced neighbors.
* ** The post-war Earth Kingdom in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' has traits of an empire, being the largest nation there is. It is ruled by the previous Earth King's evil and tyrannical daughter, Hou-Ting. Unlike her immediate predecessors, the Earth Queen's rule is more centralized (for one thing, the [[SecretPolice Dai Li]] are actually loyal to her), though she still has some trouble establishing order and collecting taxes outside the boundaries of Ba Sing Se due to the unpopularity of many of her rulings. After Hou-Ting's assassination, Kuvira spends three years bringing order to her chaos-ravaged land under the orders of the United Republic of Nations, only to strike out and form her own despotic Earth Empire.
28th Jun '17 2:48:15 PM Taxima
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*** Five thousand years ago from the game's timeline, most of the world was ruled by the Empire of Allag, the supreme power of the Third Astral Era. Compared to their conquests and ambitions, Garlemald is just a pale imitation to Allagan glory and its vastly superior LostTechnology. Their creations and legacy are still felt to this day, often being uncovered by the Garlean Empire to further their own conquest.
25th Jun '17 1:20:34 PM nombretomado
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*** The Mede Empire, a continuation of the Third Empire most prominently seen in ''[[VIdeoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', continued to rule following the Third Empire's formal collapse following the Oblivion Crisis. They've lost a significant amount of power and territory, now down to ruling just High Rock, Cyrodiil itself, and Skyrim, the last of which is in the midst of a civil war while attempting to secede from the empire. It again plays with the trope, being largely benevolent and having successfully fended off reformed the Aldmeri Dominion once, but was forced into unfavorable terms as part of an armistice. Even though they don't really seem to bother to enforce some of the unfavorable terms (such as the ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] [[GodOfWar worship]]), they are seen as weak cowards by the seceding [[ProudWarriorRace Nords]].

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*** The Mede Empire, a continuation of the Third Empire most prominently seen in ''[[VIdeoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', continued to rule following the Third Empire's formal collapse following the Oblivion Crisis. They've lost a significant amount of power and territory, now down to ruling just High Rock, Cyrodiil itself, and Skyrim, the last of which is in the midst of a civil war while attempting to secede from the empire. It again plays with the trope, being largely benevolent and having successfully fended off reformed the Aldmeri Dominion once, but was forced into unfavorable terms as part of an armistice. Even though they don't really seem to bother to enforce some of the unfavorable terms (such as the ban on [[DeityOfHumanOrigin Talos]] [[GodOfWar [[WarGod worship]]), they are seen as weak cowards by the seceding [[ProudWarriorRace Nords]].
22nd Jun '17 9:31:41 AM SullenFrog
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' has two historical empires in its backstory.
** The Holy Ryuvian Empire was a theocratic stated ruled by a succession of {{God Emperor}}s, and it controlled the entire galaxy for tens of thousands of years before it went into a sharp decline. By the present day it has become a VestigialEmpire consisting of a single backwater planet.
** The New Empire was founded in the wake of the Ryuvian Empire’s collapse, and its rulers saw themselves as successors to the Ryuvian God-Emperors. It was an oppressive place where the elite lived in luxury on the paradise planet of Eden Prime, while the rest of their citizens toiled in poverty. They tried to conquer the entire galaxy and were the dominant superpower for several hundred years, until the fledgling [[TheFederation Solar Alliance]] defeated them in the [[GreatOffscreenWar Alliance-Imperial War]] and stopped their conquest cold in its tracks. Over the next century a revolution would sweep through its territories, causing the New Empire to collapse—and be [[FullCircleRevolution reorganized]] into the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny People’s Alliance for Common Treatment]], or PACT—several years before the start of the game.
18th Jun '17 10:03:34 AM optimusjamie
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* The Third Imperium of Traveller is more like TheFederation with hereditary nobles than an example of this.

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* The Third Imperium of Traveller ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' is more like TheFederation with hereditary nobles than an example of this.


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** In ''Megatraveller'' and ''The New Era'', Lucan's Imperium fits the bill nicely, including setting out on a superweapon project to find a FinalSolution (in those terms) to the ongoing civil war.
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