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8th Dec '17 1:29:51 AM Cryoclaste
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* Although mentioned as early as [[OlderThanTheyThink the first game's]] [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'''s Galactic Federation rarely got more than a passing mention until ''Fusion''. In ''MetroidPrime 3'', it's presented as a fairly typical good-guy federation. The ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' interpretation of it is starting to subvert this trope, as their goals are becoming more ruthless and self-serving. Samus could also be seen as an enemy of this more sinister Federation following her actions in ''Fusion'' as well.

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* Although mentioned as early as [[OlderThanTheyThink the first game's]] [[AllThereInTheManual manual]], ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'''s Galactic Federation rarely got more than a passing mention until ''Fusion''. In ''MetroidPrime 3'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3'', it's presented as a fairly typical good-guy federation. The ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' interpretation of it is starting to subvert this trope, as their goals are becoming more ruthless and self-serving. Samus could also be seen as an enemy of this more sinister Federation following her actions in ''Fusion'' as well.
1st Dec '17 7:00:51 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFederalism United States of America]]. Some of the states that make up the United States themselves could be considered such, although most are some form of unitary state (and some a lot more unitary than others). The degree of autonomy the states get is especially interesting to many foreigners.

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* The [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFederalism United States UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, as per UsefulNotes/AmericanFederalism. Even some of America]]. Some of the states that make up the United States UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates themselves could be considered such, although most are some form of unitary state (and some a lot more unitary than others). The degree of autonomy the states get is especially interesting to many foreigners.
24th Nov '17 10:11:23 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Federal'' Republic of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} consists out of [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland sixteen states]]. ([[UsefulNotes/WestGermany Eleven older ones]][[note]]Or just ten, the status of (West) UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} was a bit complicated.[[/note]] + [[EastGermany five new ones]] [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp since 1990]]). This is partly because in its history, [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies Germany has consisted out of many de-facto independent states for a long time]], and partly in order to avoid too much centralism like during those [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany certain dreadful twelve years]].

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* The ''Federal'' Republic of UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} consists out of [[UsefulNotes/TheSixteenLandsOfDeutschland sixteen states]]. ([[UsefulNotes/WestGermany Eleven older ones]][[note]]Or just ten, the status of (West) UsefulNotes/{{Berlin}} was a bit complicated.[[/note]] + [[EastGermany [[UsefulNotes/EastGermany five new ones]] [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp since 1990]]). This is partly because in its history, [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies Germany has consisted out of many de-facto independent states for a long time]], and partly in order to avoid too much centralism like during those [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany certain dreadful twelve years]].
5th Nov '17 7:43:58 PM Malady
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** The GermanEmpire itself was a weirder example of this trope, being a federal monarchy, with the German Emperor (who was also the King of Prussia) ruling over a nation divided into many kingdoms, duchies, and other similar states. Each of these smaller states had their own rulers (the kingdoms, like Bavaria, had their own Kings, for example, while other states were ruled by Princes, Grand Dukes or Dukes, and the Free Cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck were even republics despite answering to a federal monarch) and their own parliaments, and many times had minted some of their own currency and a few larger kingdoms even had their own armies, while the empire as a whole had its own currency and legislature and a combined military force, ultimately ruling as a central government for the rest of Germany.

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** The GermanEmpire UsefulNotes/GermanEmpire itself was a weirder example of this trope, being a federal monarchy, with the German Emperor (who was also the King of Prussia) ruling over a nation divided into many kingdoms, duchies, and other similar states. Each of these smaller states had their own rulers (the kingdoms, like Bavaria, had their own Kings, for example, while other states were ruled by Princes, Grand Dukes or Dukes, and the Free Cities of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck were even republics despite answering to a federal monarch) and their own parliaments, and many times had minted some of their own currency and a few larger kingdoms even had their own armies, while the empire as a whole had its own currency and legislature and a combined military force, ultimately ruling as a central government for the rest of Germany.
3rd Nov '17 11:27:19 PM jogarz
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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 [[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.
** Most of the member states joined willingly-their respective nationalist groups failed to seize power, and communist governments just updated their status from "provinces" to "members of a federation". However, some of the latter additions to USSR-the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Moldavia-were conquered by the Soviets.

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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 [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia Russian Empire]] had Bolshevik, or at least Socialist governments at the time, time (due to victorious military campaigns by the Bolshevik Red Army, which had crushed nationalist and and moderate governments in places like Ukraine and Georgia), 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.
** Most In practice, however, the undemocratic nature of the member states joined willingly-their respective nationalist groups failed to seize power, and communist governments just updated their Soviet Union, with the Communist Party operating as the nexus of power rather than the official government positions, meant that the Union’s status from "provinces" to "members of as a federation". However, some of the latter additions to USSR-the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Moldavia-were conquered by the Soviets.“Federation” was often just a technicality.
27th Oct '17 5:45:18 AM H2SO4
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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]].government, but it's implied it will still be called the Earth Kingdom]].
13th Oct '17 5:42:47 PM StarTropes
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* ''Series/TheOrville'' has The Union a more comedic version of the Star Trek's Federation.

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* ''Series/TheOrville'' has The Union the Planetary Union, which seems to be a more comedic version of the Star Trek's ''Franchise/StarTrek'' Federation.
23rd Sep '17 2:11:05 AM Luppercus
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* ''Series/TheOrville'' has The Union a more comedic version of the Star Trek's Federation.
18th Sep '17 12:44:57 PM SeptimusHeap
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* The Earth Federation (later Pangalactic Federation) in ''StarOcean''; since SO is significantly based on ''Franchise/StarTrek'', this is quite similar to the UFP above. Can also be a subtle subversion as well, considering some of the fluff that is provided in the background data that can be unlocked in Star Ocean III.
* The Galaxy Federation in ''{{Xenosaga}}''.

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* The Earth Federation (later Pangalactic Federation) in ''StarOcean''; ''VideoGame/StarOcean''; since SO is significantly based on ''Franchise/StarTrek'', this is quite similar to the UFP above. Can also be a subtle subversion as well, considering some of the fluff that is provided in the background data that can be unlocked in Star Ocean III.
* The Galaxy Federation in ''{{Xenosaga}}''.''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}''.



* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'s'' Galactic Space Federation is also one of the many, many similarities between the respective settings of this series and that of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}.''

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* ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'s'' ''VideoGame/{{FZero}}'s'' Galactic Space Federation is also one of the many, many similarities between the respective settings of this series and that of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}.''
17th Sep '17 9:20:36 AM nombretomado
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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.]] 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'' ''WesternAnimation/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.]] Randy's only reaction to all this at the end is a very lax [[{{Understatement}} "Well that sucks."]]
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