History Main / TheGeneralissimo

15th Jan '16 11:20:51 AM DaibhidC
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* Mentioned by Creator/TerryPratchett in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' as "Some people are born to kingship. Some achieve kingship, or at least Arch-Generalissimo-Father-of-His-Countryship.", possibly referring to Franco.
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': ** Mentioned by Creator/TerryPratchett in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' as "Some people are born to kingship. Some achieve kingship, or at least Arch-Generalissimo-Father-of-His-Countryship.", possibly referring to Franco.Franco. ** In ''The Compleat Discworld Atlas'' Istanzia, following the collapse of the Omnian Empire, is ruled by a military junta, the leader of which has [[{{Egopolis}} named the capital city Georginople after himself]].
9th Jan '16 10:02:21 AM eroock
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications Carbombya]]!"]]-]
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:"There [[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications Carbombya]]!"]]-] Carbombya]]!"]]
9th Jan '16 10:01:59 AM eroock
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[[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications Carbombya]]!"]]
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[[caption-width-right:350:"There [-[[caption-width-right:350:"There are no offensive stereotypes in the glorious [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic]] of [[UnfortunateImplications Carbombya]]!"]] Carbombya]]!"]]-]
4th Jan '16 1:46:23 PM BattleMaster
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** Al himself dresses as one for the ''Mandatory Fun'' album's cover art.
16th Dec '15 4:31:34 PM nombretomado
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His reign tends to be characterised by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, [[KangarooCourt judicial killings]], extrajudicial killings, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections nepotism]], and corruption. His political viewpoints ([[StrawmanPolitical if he even has any]]) veer towards [[DirtyCommunists Communism]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascism]], or [[CommieNazis some combination of the worst aspects of both.]] Of course, none of this will stop him from [[GloriousLeader proclaiming himself "The People's Liberator"]] or otherwise [[FakeUltimateHero billing himself as a great hero.]] He may have attended a prestigious IvyLeague or {{Oxbridge}} university in his youth, where he MajoredInWesternHypocrisy. He is often the target of American assassination attempts and rebel groups, who may or may not be figments of his own paranoia. A common feature is to have a guerrilla movement training to overthrow them. Once this happens, the general goes into hiding to train his own revolutionaries to overthrow the government, which will be just as corrupt as the old one (as seen in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} and the Picaros''). A common twist is to make him a StrawHypocrite: he doesn't really care for his stated ideology, but uses it to cement his hold on power.
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His reign tends to be characterised by human rights abuse, political repression, ethnic persecution, [[KangarooCourt judicial killings]], extrajudicial killings, [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections nepotism]], and corruption. His political viewpoints ([[StrawmanPolitical if he even has any]]) veer towards [[DirtyCommunists Communism]], [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Fascism]], or [[CommieNazis some combination of the worst aspects of both.]] Of course, none of this will stop him from [[GloriousLeader proclaiming himself "The People's Liberator"]] or otherwise [[FakeUltimateHero billing himself as a great hero.]] He may have attended a prestigious IvyLeague UsefulNotes/IvyLeague or {{Oxbridge}} university in his youth, where he MajoredInWesternHypocrisy. He is often the target of American assassination attempts and rebel groups, who may or may not be figments of his own paranoia. A common feature is to have a guerrilla movement training to overthrow them. Once this happens, the general goes into hiding to train his own revolutionaries to overthrow the government, which will be just as corrupt as the old one (as seen in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}} and the Picaros''). A common twist is to make him a StrawHypocrite: he doesn't really care for his stated ideology, but uses it to cement his hold on power.
24th Nov '15 11:59:50 PM Hanz
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* El Jefe of ''Videogame/SlyCooperThievesInTime'' is essentially a Fidel Castro parody, being a mercenary dictator with a penchant for cigars who hires out his talents for conquering small nations.
24th Nov '15 4:05:36 PM StFan
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: Bibi Pralin Gaga, a parody of UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, is a recurring villain in the series. Sstoeffer, is a Hitleresque dictator of a BananaRepublic in South America, while King Sacha is the equivalent in a {{Bulungi}} country. Tzervostuhr is an Eastern European dictator in ''De Roze Rolls'', an album that introduces many other former dictators who have fled to a political asylum. In ''De En Zijn Dood'' president Rhottzaq is another Eastern European dictator.
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* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes: ComicBook/DeKiekeboes: Bibi Pralin Gaga, a parody of UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, is a recurring villain in the series. Sstoeffer, is a Hitleresque dictator of a BananaRepublic in South America, while King Sacha is the equivalent in a {{Bulungi}} country. Tzervostuhr is an Eastern European dictator in ''De Roze Rolls'', an album that introduces many other former dictators who have fled to a political asylum. In ''De En Zijn Dood'' president Rhottzaq is another Eastern European dictator.
22nd Nov '15 5:47:28 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in an episode of ''ThirtyRock''. Elisa's (SalmaHayek) grandmother hates Jack because he bears a [[ActingForTwo striking resemblance]] to the Generalissimo, the villain of her favorite soap opera. Jack (being the President of NBC) acquires Telemundo and attempts to have the Generalissimo killed off. Unfortunately, since the show is apparently broadcast live, the actor playing the Generalissimo goes OffTheRails when the female protagonist attempts to shoot him.
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* Parodied in an episode of ''ThirtyRock''. ''Series/ThirtyRock''. Elisa's (SalmaHayek) (Creator/SalmaHayek) grandmother hates Jack because he bears a [[ActingForTwo striking resemblance]] to the Generalissimo, the villain of her favorite soap opera. Jack (being the President of NBC) acquires Telemundo and attempts to have the Generalissimo killed off. Unfortunately, since the show is apparently broadcast live, the actor playing the Generalissimo goes OffTheRails when the female protagonist attempts to shoot him.
22nd Nov '15 4:00:58 PM nombretomado
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* SachaBaronCohen's character [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Admiral General Colonel Doctor Shabazz Aladeen, Democratic President-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Commander, Chief Ophthalmologist, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Excellent Swimmer Including Butterfly, and Beloved Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya]] from ''Film/TheDictator'' is a outrageously over the top example that makes every other example on this page look downright subtle and nuanced, [[http://www.republicofwadiya.com/biography.php as made clear in his biography]].
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* SachaBaronCohen's Creator/SachaBaronCohen's character [[TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard Admiral General Colonel Doctor Shabazz Aladeen, Democratic President-For-Life, Invincible and All-Triumphant Commander, Chief Ophthalmologist, Brilliant Genius of Humanity, Excellent Swimmer Including Butterfly, and Beloved Oppressor and Ruthless Protector of the Precious and Expendable People of Wadiya]] from ''Film/TheDictator'' is a outrageously over the top example that makes every other example on this page look downright subtle and nuanced, [[http://www.republicofwadiya.com/biography.php as made clear in his biography]].
16th Nov '15 1:16:13 AM erforce
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* In ''TheGreatDictator'' the head of Bacteria was portrayed like this.
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* In ''TheGreatDictator'' ''Film/TheGreatDictator'' the head of Bacteria was portrayed like this.
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