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5th Apr '17 3:10:36 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the Tevinter Imperium is an ancient Magocracy based on Rome and Byzantium, with the Tevinter equivalent of the Roman Senate chosen from the Circle of Magi with the Grand Enchanter (Leader of the Circle) becoming The Archon (Tevinter equivalent of Emperor) after the death of the previous Archon. We have yet to actually visit it and it's a VestigialEmpire by now, but its atrocities are the main reason mages get a bad rap in Thedas. Their first act was to declare war on the elves, obliterate most of their culture and [[EnslavedElves enslave them]] (along with anyone else they don't like). Then they tried to break into ''Heaven'' - or rather, the Golden City at the heart of the Fade, said to be the home the Maker made for his children. What happened next is unclear, but the city turned black and [[TheVirus the Darkspawn taint]] was created, starting a vicious cycle that has persisted for centuries.

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'', the ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Tevinter Imperium is an ancient Magocracy based on Rome and Byzantium, with the Tevinter equivalent of the Roman Senate chosen from the Circle of Magi with the Grand Enchanter (Leader of the Circle) becoming The Archon (Tevinter equivalent of Emperor) after the death of the previous Archon. We have yet to actually visit it and it's a VestigialEmpire by now, but its atrocities are the main reason mages get a bad rap in Thedas. Their first act was to declare war on the elves, obliterate most of their culture and [[EnslavedElves enslave them]] (along with anyone else they don't like). Then they tried to break into ''Heaven'' - or rather, the Golden City at the heart of the Fade, said to be the home the Maker made for his children. What happened next is unclear, but the city turned black and [[TheVirus the Darkspawn taint]] was created, starting a vicious cycle that has persisted for centuries.
7th Mar '17 11:02:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''

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** And not just England, either: most of the major powers in history, including Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, have been ruled by magicians. Rarely have they been any better than the modern-day English regime, resulting in the {{Muggle}} common folk tending to rise up in revolution once a sufficient number of them develop innate immunity to magic due its overuse by the ruling caste. A new, rising empire promptly supplants the old one and the cycle [[EternalRecurrence starts all over again.]]

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** And not just England, either: most of the major powers in history, including Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, have been ruled by magicians. Rarely have they been any better than the modern-day English regime, resulting in the {{Muggle}} common folk tending to rise up in revolution once a sufficient number of them develop innate immunity to magic due its overuse by the ruling caste. A new, rising empire promptly supplants the old one and the cycle [[EternalRecurrence [[HistoryRepeats starts all over again.]]
7th Mar '17 11:00:57 AM nighttrainfm
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* England in ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is ruled by a highly corrupt version.
** And not just England, either; it's implied that most of the major powers in history, including Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, have been ruled by magicians. Rarely have they been any better than the modern-day English regime, resulting in the {{Muggle}} common folk tending to rise up in revolution once a sufficient number of them develop innate immunity to magic due its overuse by the ruling caste.

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* ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'':
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England in ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' is ruled by a highly corrupt version.
version, with demon-summoning magicians ruling "commoners" through a mix of propaganda and old-fashioned intimidation.
** And not just England, either; it's implied that either: most of the major powers in history, including Rome and the Holy Roman Empire, have been ruled by magicians. Rarely have they been any better than the modern-day English regime, resulting in the {{Muggle}} common folk tending to rise up in revolution once a sufficient number of them develop innate immunity to magic due its overuse by the ruling caste. A new, rising empire promptly supplants the old one and the cycle [[EternalRecurrence starts all over again.]]
7th Mar '17 10:58:15 AM nighttrainfm
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* The Ministry of Magic in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', which only rules over other magic-users. Muggles are explicitly outside their jurisdiction, and the Minister of Magic consults with the U.K.'s Prime Minister on matters which affect both -- albeit in an infuriatingly high-handed fashion.

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The Ministry of Magic in ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', Magic, which only rules over other magic-users. Muggles are explicitly outside their jurisdiction, and the Minister of Magic consults with the U.K.'s Prime Minister on matters which affect both -- albeit in an infuriatingly high-handed fashion.



* The wizards of Unseen University set up a magical dictatorship in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. The results are not pretty. No one seems surprised, as any point in history wizards have been in power rather than being coddled and overfed to (mostly) harmless old codgers tends to result in problems. The only reason it seems to not happen anymore is a social paradigm shift rather than recent wizards being any nicer.

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''
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The wizards of Unseen University set up a magical dictatorship in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Sourcery}}''. The results are not pretty. No one seems surprised, as any point in history wizards have been in power rather than being coddled and overfed to (mostly) harmless old codgers tends to result in problems. The only reason it seems to not happen anymore is a social paradigm shift rather than recent wizards being any nicer.
6th Mar '17 12:08:12 PM BeerBaron
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* The regions controlled by House Telvanni in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' fall under this, as all the lords of the areas are high-ranking members of House Telvanni, and to be high-ranking in that house you have to be a very proficient magic user (and backstabber).

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* The regions controlled by House Telvanni in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' fall under this, as all the lords of the areas are high-ranking members of House Telvanni, and this. The Councilors tend to be high-ranking in that house you have [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld millennia old]] [[EvilSorcerer Evil Sorcerers]] who've risen to be a very proficient magic user (and backstabber).the top via MightMakesRight and KlingonPromotion.
5th Feb '17 9:22:40 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' has the "Magical Congress of the United States of America," or MACUSA. Being set in the same universe as ''Literature/HarryPotter'', this is America's Ministry Of Magic.
23rd Jan '17 6:38:30 PM MiddleEighth
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*The city of Daarthayu in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' is ruled by a council of wizards. How this works is not explored, though the four have an unpleasant encounter with one of the wizards.
15th Jan '17 12:40:05 PM Discar
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' will have the ''Magical Congress of the United States of America'' or MACUSA. Being set in the same universe as ''Literature/HarryPotter'', this is likely America's Ministry Of Magic.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'' will have has the ''Magical "Magical Congress of the United States of America'' America," or MACUSA. Being set in the same universe as ''Literature/HarryPotter'', this is likely America's Ministry Of Magic.
31st Dec '16 9:22:24 PM nombretomado
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* The Shapers of the ''{{Geneforge}}'' series. They pretty much rule the world with an iron fist; they come down very hard on anyone who tries to learn Shaping (using [[{{Mana}} essence]] to create and alter new forms of life) without their permission, or any beings created by Shaping that are less than fully subservient. Even "conventional" mages generally find their studies hampered by the Shapers and their restrictions on magic. Unsurprisingly, more than a few Muggles and intelligent creations have TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.

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* The Shapers of the ''{{Geneforge}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Geneforge}}'' series. They pretty much rule the world with an iron fist; they come down very hard on anyone who tries to learn Shaping (using [[{{Mana}} essence]] to create and alter new forms of life) without their permission, or any beings created by Shaping that are less than fully subservient. Even "conventional" mages generally find their studies hampered by the Shapers and their restrictions on magic. Unsurprisingly, more than a few Muggles and intelligent creations have TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.
1st Dec '16 8:25:38 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheCrimsonShadow'': Not only King Greensparrow but all his dukes are evil wizards.
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