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27th Aug '16 7:47:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans (in conjunction with the San'Shyuum, aka Prophets) [[AdvancedAncientHumans had their own expansionist interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, believing themselves to be the ''true'' inheritors of the Mantle. Eventually, humanity and the Forerunners ended up warring over territory; although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source (the San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system). Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].

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** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans (in conjunction with the San'Shyuum, aka Prophets) [[AdvancedAncientHumans had their own expansionist interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, believing themselves to be the ''true'' inheritors of the Mantle. Eventually, humanity and the Forerunners ended up warring over territory; when the former began invading the latter's worlds; although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source (the San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system). Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].
27th Aug '16 7:46:15 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans (in conjunction with the San'Shyuum [Prophets]) [[AdvancedAncientHumans had their own expansionist interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, believing themselves to be the ''true'' inheritors of the Mantle. Eventually, humanity and the Forerunners ended up warring over territory; although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system. Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].

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** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans (in conjunction with the San'Shyuum [Prophets]) San'Shyuum, aka Prophets) [[AdvancedAncientHumans had their own expansionist interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, believing themselves to be the ''true'' inheritors of the Mantle. Eventually, humanity and the Forerunners ended up warring over territory; although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The source (the San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system.system). Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].
27th Aug '16 7:43:22 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''

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** The United Nations Space Command is the military, scientific, and colonial administration agency of human space in the twenty-sixth century. The UNSC is viewed by many of its own citizens as an oppressive, totalitarian empire, and indeed had its hands full fighting the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Insurrectionists]] (though they are portrayed more as fanatical terrorists and mass-murderers rather than romantic freedom fighters). By the time of the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], most of the Insurrection had been wiped out by the Covenant and the UNSC had tightened its control over the surviving worlds, with the central civilian government ceding to it most of its remaining powers. With the dissolution of the Covenant, the UNSC is currently one of the dominant interstellar powers in the Orion-Cygnus Arm (despite an Insurrectionist resurgence), as demonstrated by the commissioning of the ''[[CoolSpaceship Infinity]]'' and the [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN-IV]] program.
** Before succumbing to the [[ParasiteZombie Flood]], the Forerunners were the most powerful civilization in the Halo universe since the time of the [[RecursivePrecursors Precursors]]; the Ecumene spanned the entirety of the Milky Way galaxy, encompassing over ''three million fertile worlds'' and controlling the most advanced technology ever conceived. The Forerunners believed fervently in the idea of the ''Mantle'' - [[BenevolentPrecursors a pseudo-philosophical/religious-political doctrine that charged the Forerunners with the custodianship of all life, no matter how great or small]] - functioning as the driving force behind their society and the means to justify their [[AbusivePrecursors continuing domination over the myriad "primitive" races inhabiting their galaxy]], including ancient Humanity.
** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans, in conjunction with the San'Shyuum (Prophets), [[AdvancedAncientHumans also had their own interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, and ended up warring with them during their expansionist efforts. Although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system. Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].

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** The United Nations Space Command is the military, scientific, and colonial administration agency of human space in the twenty-sixth century. The Despite being the TheFederation on paper, the UNSC is viewed by many of its own citizens as an oppressive, totalitarian empire, and indeed had its hands full fighting the [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters Insurrectionists]] (though they are portrayed more as fanatical terrorists and mass-murderers rather than romantic freedom fighters). By the time of the [[VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved first game]], most of the Insurrection had been wiped out by the Covenant and the UNSC had tightened its control over the surviving worlds, with the central civilian government ceding to it most of its remaining powers. With the dissolution of the Covenant, the UNSC is currently one of the dominant interstellar powers in the Orion-Cygnus Arm (despite an Insurrectionist resurgence), as demonstrated by the commissioning of the ''[[CoolSpaceship Infinity]]'' and the [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN-IV]] program.
** Before succumbing to the [[ParasiteZombie Flood]], the Forerunners were the most powerful civilization in the Halo universe since the time of the [[RecursivePrecursors Precursors]]; the Ecumene spanned the entirety of the Milky Way galaxy, encompassing over ''three million fertile worlds'' and controlling the most advanced technology ever conceived. The Forerunners believed fervently in the idea of the ''Mantle'' - [[BenevolentPrecursors a pseudo-philosophical/religious-political doctrine that charged the Forerunners with the custodianship of all life, no matter how great or small]] - functioning which functioned as the driving force behind their society and the means to justify their [[AbusivePrecursors continuing domination over the myriad "primitive" races inhabiting their galaxy]], including ancient Humanity.
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** As shown in ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans, in humans (in conjunction with the San'Shyuum (Prophets), [Prophets]) [[AdvancedAncientHumans also had their own expansionist interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, believing themselves to be the ''true'' inheritors of the Mantle. Eventually, humanity and the Forerunners ended up warring with them during their expansionist efforts. Although over territory; although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system. Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].
23rd Aug '16 6:30:32 AM Pseudoname
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* ''VideoGame/{{Evolve}}'' has Hub, the Earthly centered galactic superpower. It replies to attempted rebellions with extreme force and isn't above killing off colonies because they found a source of material Hub wants the monopoly on.
23rd Aug '16 5:33:01 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** As shown in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, ancient humans, in conjunction with the San'Shyuum (Prophets), [[AdvancedAncientHumans also had their own interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, and ended up warring with them during their expansionist efforts. Although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system. Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].

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** As shown in Literature/TheForerunnerSaga, ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'', ancient humans, in conjunction with the San'Shyuum (Prophets), [[AdvancedAncientHumans also had their own interstellar empire]] during the age of the Forerunners, and ended up warring with them during their expansionist efforts. Although nearly advanced as the Forerunners themselves, the humans and their allies were out-numbered, out-gunned, and out-maneuvered by their adversaries. The Forerunners defeated the humans and obliterated their civilization, deprived them of their technology and worlds, erased their culture and history, and exterminated most of their population - the remainder were subjected to biological regression and fragmented into numerous sub-species before being forevermore sequestered on Earth as a nature reserve and laboratory animal source. The San'Shyuum got off comparatively lightly due to surrendering first; their punishment was "merely" some forced genetic devolution and being permanently quarantined to their home system. Then the Forerunners realized the humans were not trying to conquer them, [[spoiler: but instead were attempting to flee from the encroaching Flood]].
18th Aug '16 11:51:18 PM RAMChYLD
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' gives us The Empire of Niflheim, which had successfully conquered the world and the protagonists have to fight.
9th Aug '16 4:05:15 PM nombretomado
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* ''DecadesOfDarkness'' has the *USA and the Brazilian Empire.

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* ''DecadesOfDarkness'' ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'' has the *USA and the Brazilian Empire.
21st Jul '16 12:02:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Elan's father Tarquin not only controls his own three-pronged empire, but he uses his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy understanding of the world's narrative structure]] to deduce that it MUST succeed for a significant amount of time...or else there would be no drama in a lone hero opposing it someday!

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* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Elan's father Tarquin not only controls his own three-pronged empire, but he uses his [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy understanding of the world's narrative structure]] structure to deduce that it MUST succeed for a significant amount of time...or else there would be no drama in a lone hero opposing it someday!
20th Jul '16 1:09:51 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** ZAFT [=/=] PLANT of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''. While they do have reasonable cause to go to war with the Earth Alliance, they tend to get pretty dirty - creating a energy crisis, troops murdering [=POWs=], and generally being ruthless in battle. And it get's worse when the radical faction takes over the leadership and escalates the war.

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** ZAFT [=/=] PLANT of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''. While they do have reasonable cause to go to war with the Earth Alliance, they tend to get pretty dirty - creating a energy crisis, troops murdering [=POWs=], and generally being ruthless in battle. And it get's gets worse when the radical faction takes over the leadership and escalates the war.
19th Jul '16 2:58:29 PM Achaemenid
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->''"To plunder, to slaughter, to usurp, they give the lying name of empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace."''

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->''"To plunder, ->''"If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if he be poor, they lust for dominion; neither the east nor the west has been able to satisfy them. Alone among men they covet with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To robbery, slaughter, to usurp, plunder, they give the lying name of empire; and where they make a desert, they desert and call it peace.peace.."''
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