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4th Jun '16 12:42:29 PM res20stupid
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* ''VideoGame/JustCause3'''s BigBad, Di Ravello, who staged a coup d'etat and conquered the small island nation of Medici which Rico is now trying to liberate from his rule. Unusually, [[AllThereInTheManual we get to hear how he did it]] [[OneHundredPercentCompletion by searching for his audio diary tapes]] showing what kind of [[TheSociopath heartless, psychotic maniac]] would be capable of performing this kind of action.
20th Mar '16 12:07:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons All hail Krull and his glorious new regime!]]

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All hail Krull and his glorious new regime!]]regime!
20th Mar '16 12:06:46 PM Morgenthaler
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7th Mar '16 12:28:57 PM Unferth
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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).

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Tends to be [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on one or more real-life dictators,]] most commonly UsefulNotes/ChiangKaiShek, UsefulNotes/AugustoPinochet, UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini, UsefulNotes/HidekiTojo, UsefulNotes/FranciscoFranco, [[Literature/TheFeastOfTheGoat Rafael Trujillo]], UsefulNotes/JosefStalin, UsefulNotes/FidelCastro, UsefulNotes/LeonidBrezhnev, UsefulNotes/MaoZedong, UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi and UsefulNotes/SaddamHussein. This is often used to make an {{Anvilicious}} point about [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical said real-life dictator's policies]]. [[GodwinsLaw Surprisingly]], UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is rarely parodied in this manner, perhaps because the man himself is enough of an [[AcceptableTargets acceptable target]] (although one of his henchmen, Hermann Goering, did famously dress this way).
5th Mar '16 12:05:54 PM Jake
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* ''TransformersGeneration1'' had [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Abdul_Fakkadi_(G1) Abdul Fakkadi]], Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings of the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya]] (pictured above). He is a not-so-subtle TakeThat at UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi (with his [[TheMagnificent long list of titles]] a probable reference to UsefulNotes/IdiAmin).

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* ''TransformersGeneration1'' had [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Abdul_Fakkadi_(G1) Abdul Fakkadi]], Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings of the [[PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny Socialist Democratic Federated Republic Republic]] of Carbombya]] (pictured above).[[{{Qurac}} Carbombya]], pictured above. He is a not-so-subtle TakeThat at UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi (with his [[TheMagnificent long list of titles]] a probable reference to UsefulNotes/IdiAmin). (Which makes him the ''least'' racist thing about the episodes set there.)
26th Feb '16 6:46:28 PM Apoz
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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]], [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]] or [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asian) . Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.

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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]], [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]] or [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asian) .Asian]]) . Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.
26th Feb '16 6:45:40 PM Apoz
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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]] or [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]]). Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.

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A SubTrope of EvilOverlord, as well as TheCaligula. The militaristic leader of a [[FictionalCountry fictional third world state or nation]] (usually [[{{Bulungi}} African]], [[BananaRepublic South American]], [[{{Ruritania}} Eastern European]] or European]], [[{{Qurac}} Middle Eastern]]).Eastern]] or [[HolidayInCambodia Southeast Asian) . Almost invariably rules a PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny. Almost AlwaysMale, and usually LargeAndInCharge as well.
24th Feb '16 1:53:04 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In "Allowance Day", General Chiquita, president of the aptly named BananaRepublic.
12th Feb '16 6:57:39 AM Dravencour
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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 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.

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His reign tends to be characterised by human rights abuse, abuses, 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 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.
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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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]].
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