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28th Feb '17 2:15:51 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Samaar Federation mentioned by several alien characters, which apparently rules over a radius of 600 ''million'' light years (as Lin points out, that encompasses multiple galaxies). The Ganglion, the main bad guys (who, it should be noted, possess an army capable of laying waste to entire planets and have enslaved multiple different species), are described as a "run-of-the-mill crime syndicate" that's just one tiny part of Samaar as a whole. In any case, given that Earth was annihilated as a ''side effect'' of a battle between Samaar and some other unknown alien civilization, humanity is not eager to apply for membership in it.

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* ''VideoGame/XenobladeChroniclesX'' has the Samaar Federation mentioned by several alien characters, which apparently rules over a radius of 600 6 ''million'' light years (as Lin points out, that encompasses multiple galaxies). The Ganglion, the main bad guys (who, it should be noted, possess an army capable of laying waste to entire planets and have enslaved multiple different species), are described as a "run-of-the-mill crime syndicate" that's just one tiny part of Samaar as a whole. In any case, given that Earth was annihilated as a ''side effect'' of a battle between Samaar and some other unknown alien civilization, humanity is not eager to apply for membership in it.
17th Feb '17 3:55:46 PM Luppercus
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* The first ''WesternAnimation/{{Babar}}'' animated series has the Jungle Federation with all the different animal kingdoms as members.
1st Feb '17 5:15:28 PM zarpaulus
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** [[BlatantLies You could also just call]] [[TheEmpire your oligarchig or despotic empire]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny a democratic federation]], [[TheEmperor and your emperor]] [[JustTheFirstCitizen the first citizen]].

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** [[BlatantLies You could also just call]] [[TheEmpire your oligarchig oligarchic or despotic empire]] [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny a democratic federation]], [[TheEmperor and your emperor]] [[JustTheFirstCitizen the first citizen]].
1st Feb '17 4:20:12 PM Luppercus
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* ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the Galactic Alliance, constantly treaten by the BigBad Zurg.
6th Jan '17 9:59:10 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after going through ''a lot'' of turmoil, the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:becomes a straight example after the newly crowned Wu decides to permanently abolish the monarchy in favor of a more democratic government]].

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** * In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', after going through ''a lot'' of turmoil, the Earth Kingdom [[spoiler:becomes a straight example after the newly crowned Wu decides to permanently abolish the monarchy in favor of a more democratic government]].
6th Jan '17 9:58:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* Before we move on to the various federations of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, we must mention that the Commonwealth itself is conceptually descended from the idea of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Federation Imperial Federation]]: those parts of the UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire with "responsible government" (Canada, Australia, Newfoundland,[[note]]at the time separate from Canada[[/note]] New Zealand, and South Africa, plus of course the United Kingdom itself) would become a single, actual federation with an Imperial Parliament and Government at Westminster to set Imperial foreign, military, and colonial policy and regulate relations among its members, while each member would still have control over its internal affairs. This idea actually got a lot of traction, but ultimately the logistics of executing it in early 20th century conspired with [[WorldWarI events]] to change it into the rather more toothless Commonwealth.

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* Before we move on to the various federations of UsefulNotes/TheCommonwealthOfNations, we must mention that the Commonwealth itself is conceptually descended from the idea of an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Federation Imperial Federation]]: those parts of the UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire with "responsible government" (Canada, Australia, Newfoundland,[[note]]at the time separate from Canada[[/note]] New Zealand, and South Africa, plus of course the United Kingdom itself) would become a single, actual federation with an Imperial Parliament and Government at Westminster to set Imperial foreign, military, and colonial policy and regulate relations among its members, while each member would still have control over its internal affairs. This idea actually got a lot of traction, but ultimately the logistics of executing it in early 20th century conspired with [[WorldWarI [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI events]] to change it into the rather more toothless Commonwealth.



** The creation of the Soviet Union in December 1922 was an extremely complex process that would be best characterized as a GambitPileup: even if most of the shards of the former [[TsaristRussia Russian Empire]] had Bolshevik, or at least Socialist governments at the time, they all had their own interests and goals, and even in Russia proper Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin, and Bukharin all had conflicting ideas about what to do next. Everyone was scheming against everyone, but military power played a surprisingly small role in that.

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** The creation of the Soviet Union in December 1922 was an extremely complex process that would be best characterized as a GambitPileup: even if most of the shards of the former [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Empire]] had Bolshevik, or at least Socialist governments at the time, they all had their own interests and goals, and even in Russia proper Stalin, Trotsky, Lenin, and Bukharin all had conflicting ideas about what to do next. Everyone was scheming against everyone, but military power played a surprisingly small role in that.
27th Dec '16 4:31:47 AM LordInsane
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** If one reads the preambles, and pays attention to what you're told in the storylines, it seems the Federation ''was'' a Federation [[spoiler:at least, for humans, not TelepathicSpacemen]], although one more corrupt and with dirtier secrets than the common example. [[spoiler:Then came the [[StateSec Bureau]]...]]. Meanwhile, ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Override'' has the United Earth, who is either TheAlliance, TheFederation, or TheEmpire, depending mainly upon where you draw the line between Alliance and Federation (for instance the UE does not have a common currency, but it does have a common foreign policy and Navy), your perspective on the UE's treatment of her colony worlds (note that the vast majority of humans still live on Earth), and how deeply you are affected by/fear the [[TheEmpire Voinian Empire]].

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** If one reads the preambles, and pays attention to what you're told in the storylines, it seems the Federation ''was'' a Federation [[spoiler:at least, for humans, not TelepathicSpacemen]], although one more corrupt and with dirtier secrets than the common example. [[spoiler:Then came the [[StateSec Bureau]]...]]. Meanwhile, ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Override'' has the United Earth, who is either TheAlliance, TheFederation, or TheEmpire, depending mainly upon where you draw the line between Alliance and Federation (for instance the UE does not have a common currency, currency (yet; this is revealed by a news story mentioning the establishment of one as an ongoing and progressing matter of negotiation and preparation), but it does have a common foreign policy and Navy), your perspective on the UE's treatment of her colony worlds (note that the vast majority of humans still live on Earth), and how deeply you are affected by/fear the [[TheEmpire Voinian Empire]].
26th Dec '16 7:49:02 PM PilotSolaris
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* The Federation in ''VideoGame/{{Frontier}}'', ''Frontier: Elite'' and ''Frontier: First Encounters''. Only marginally nicer than The Empire, but still a straightforward example of the trope.

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* The Federation in ''VideoGame/{{Frontier}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'', ''Frontier: Elite'' and Elite II'', ''Frontier: First Encounters''.Encounters'', and ''VideoGame/EliteDangerous''. Only marginally nicer than The Empire, but still a straightforward example of the trope.
11th Dec '16 2:08:12 PM PlatinumGlitchMint
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* In the ''SouthPark'' episode "Pinewood Derby," events resulting from Randy Marsh [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally discovering light speed space travel after cheating at a pinewood derby race with his son]] later leads to the Earth governments stealing a space pirate's stolen [[FictionalCurrency Galactic Currency]] to selfishly use to rebuild the world economy results in [[spoiler: Earth being banned from joining a galactic community of planets and thereby forcibly locked away from the rest of the universe due to its selfishness.]] Randy's only reaction to all this at the end is a very lax [[{{Understatement}} "Well that sucks."]]

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* In the ''SouthPark'' episode "Pinewood Derby," events resulting from Randy Marsh [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally discovering light speed space travel after cheating at a pinewood derby race with his son]] later leads to the Earth governments stealing a space pirate's stolen [[FictionalCurrency Galactic Currency]] to selfishly use it to rebuild the world economy results in [[spoiler: Earth being banned from joining a galactic community of planets and thereby forcibly locked away from the rest of the universe due to its selfishness.universe.]] Randy's only reaction to all this at the end is a very lax [[{{Understatement}} "Well that sucks."]]
11th Dec '16 1:55:40 PM PlatinumGlitchMint
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* In the ''SouthPark'' episode "Pinewood Derby," events resulting from Randy Marsh [[ItMakesSenseInContext accidentally discovering light speed space travel after cheating at a pinewood derby race with his son]] later leads to the Earth governments stealing a space pirate's stolen [[FictionalCurrency Galactic Currency]] to selfishly use to rebuild the world economy results in [[spoiler: Earth being banned from joining a galactic community of planets and thereby forcibly locked away from the rest of the universe due to its selfishness.]] Randy's only reaction to all this at the end is a very lax [[{{Understatement}} "Well that sucks."]]
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