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29th Dec '16 11:16:09 PM karstovich2
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* Pride's Purge during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In 1648, Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed all of the Members of Parliament he didn't like, opening the way for Oliver Cromwell to more or less become dictator. However, this being the English Civil War (in which nobody took final, decisive action until their hands were forced[[note]]Seriously, the most dramatic event of the whole revolution--the decision to execute the king and establish a republic--was taken no more than a few ''days'' before it happened, and hardly anybody who was anybody had even ''thought'' about a republic before then[[/note]]) the penalty for the opposition was only removal from office, not death, and most of the deposed [=MPs=] returned to Parliament after the Restoration of 1660.

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* Pride's Purge during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In 1648, Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed all of the Members of Parliament he didn't like, opening the way for Oliver Cromwell to more or less become dictator. However, this being the English Civil War (in which nobody took final, decisive action until their hands were forced[[note]]Seriously, the most dramatic event decision of the whole revolution--the decision to revolution--to execute the king and establish a republic--was taken no more than a few ''days'' before it happened, and hardly anybody who was anybody involved in that decision had even ''thought'' about a republic before then[[/note]]) the penalty for the opposition was only removal from office, not death, and most of the deposed [=MPs=] returned to Parliament after the Restoration of 1660.
29th Dec '16 11:13:35 PM karstovich2
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* Pride's Purge during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In 1648, Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed all of the Members of Parliament he didn't like, opening the way for Oliver Cromwell to more or less become dictator. However, the penalty for the opposition was only removal from office, not death, and most of the deposed [=MPs=] returned to Parliament after the Restoration of 1660.

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* Pride's Purge during the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: In 1648, Colonel Thomas Pride forcibly removed all of the Members of Parliament he didn't like, opening the way for Oliver Cromwell to more or less become dictator. However, this being the English Civil War (in which nobody took final, decisive action until their hands were forced[[note]]Seriously, the most dramatic event of the whole revolution--the decision to execute the king and establish a republic--was taken no more than a few ''days'' before it happened, and hardly anybody who was anybody had even ''thought'' about a republic before then[[/note]]) the penalty for the opposition was only removal from office, not death, and most of the deposed [=MPs=] returned to Parliament after the Restoration of 1660.
23rd Dec '16 6:59:48 PM __Vano
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** Note: this is ''not'' a downside, even though it's a very famous lie spun by Nikita Khrushchev. When Stalin suffered a stroke, he was discovered by his bodyguards. They then made some calls to party bigshots, then waited until Stalin's condition had deteriorated to the point where he could reasonably be expected to be bedridden for life/not survive before calling a doctor. Afterward, they lied about their reasons for waiting and said that they had been 'too afraid to enter his room'.
18th Dec '16 6:15:55 PM zarpaulus
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** YouTube doesn't make copyright claims, trolls claiming to be copyright holders do and YouTube is too busy to investigate every one of the thousands of claims they get every day so they just take it off, leaving the poster to try and appeal.
18th Dec '16 10:45:56 AM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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* Another (arguably not) nonlethal version: YouTube has begun to hit even more channels with copyright claims and strikes, with channels disappearing right and left. Various videos have been made on the subject, with even a hashtag asking what the fuck is going on made. Considering that people ''live'' off of making YouTube videos, and this spells not good in ALL CAPS.
23rd Nov '16 5:01:13 PM zarpaulus
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** Rob S. Pierre officially kicks off his coup of Haven in ''The Short Victorious War'' by carpet-bombing the presidential palace while [[HereditaryRepublic Hereditary President]] Harris, his wife and kids, the cabinet, and the heads of the most prominent Legislaturist families, are there for the president's birthday party. And then blames it on subversive elements in the Navy, using it as an excuse to accuse the Navy's loyalist officers of treason when they get back from their not-so-victorious conflict with Manticore.
15th Nov '16 10:03:04 AM aidreamer
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* The Kyorl'solenurn clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the word "Purge" as one of their favorite words, since they believe their MissionFromGod is to wipe out the "Tainted", or those who have merged with a nether being, either willingly or unwillingly. During the Nidraa'chal War they killed most of what was left of the Dutan'vir clan after most of them became tainted in the fighting. Then in chapter 42, one of the [[EvilChancellor Judicators]], Kyuusei, uses [[spoiler:the assassination of their Ill'haress]] as an excuse to [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9382 try and wipe out the portion of their clan]] who are descended from the Dutan'vir survivors and who he believes are less loyal. [[spoiler:He fails and is himself purged, first by being stabbed and then thrown out the window onto the rocks below when an Order he intended to us as an UnwittingPawn catches onto his plan.]]

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* Given the nature of politics in the CrapsackWorld that is ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', this is not an uncommon occurence:
** At the start of the story, [[spoiler:three of Diva'ratrika's own daughters commit matricide. In order to consolidate their power, they run a purge of Diva'ratrika's loyalists, wiping out the families of their two loyalist sisters and the Dutan'vir clan that served as Diva'ratrika's enforcers.]]
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The Kyorl'solenurn clan in ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'' has the word "Purge" as one of their favorite words, since they believe their MissionFromGod is to wipe out the "Tainted", or those who have merged with a nether being, either willingly or unwillingly. During the Nidraa'chal War they killed most of what was left of the Dutan'vir clan after most of them became tainted in the fighting. Then in chapter 42, one of the [[EvilChancellor Judicators]], Kyuusei, uses [[spoiler:the assassination of their Ill'haress]] as an excuse to [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=9382 try and wipe out the portion of their clan]] who are descended from the Dutan'vir survivors and who he believes are less loyal. [[spoiler:He fails and is himself purged, first by being stabbed and then thrown out the window onto the rocks below when an Order he intended to us as an UnwittingPawn catches onto his plan.]]]]
** For a long time, the Sarghress clan was actually very free of the backstabbing plots that afflicted other clans, but when Quain'tana is left with only days to live, a faction within them turns traitor and starts eliminating her bloodline in order to take over themselves.
16th Oct '16 10:26:13 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** In fact, most of ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' has a purge as part of the main conflict: in the first game, [[spoiler:Al-Mualim]] uses Altaïr to kill the Templars who know about the Apple of Eden so that he can keep it for himself; in the second game and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood its sequel]], Ezio conducts a purge against the Templars in retribution for their killing his father and brothers, and it's implied that the Medici extended it to relatives of the Templars who weren't even involved; after Haytham purges the Colonial Assassins, Connor brings them back in ''III'' and conducts a counter-purge of the Colonial Rite; Arno does the same to his respective Templars during the French Revolution in ''Unity''; and the Frye twins in ''Syndicate'' systematically kill all the leaders of the Templar-control Blighter gang.
30th Sep '16 6:40:41 PM ZimFan89
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* General [=MacArthur=]'s military junta government rounds up left-wing politicians [[spoiler: and several of his own commanders after another general attempts a counter-coup]].

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* ** General [=MacArthur=]'s military junta government rounds up left-wing politicians [[spoiler: and several of his own commanders after another general attempts a counter-coup]].
30th Sep '16 6:40:15 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Literature/TheFalconCannotHear'', several of the factions in the Second American Civil War do this:
* General [=MacArthur=]'s military junta government rounds up left-wing politicians [[spoiler: and several of his own commanders after another general attempts a counter-coup]].
** The Left faction of the Provisional Government/Blues, hearing a rumor that the Right faction is about to purge them, commit their own purge. Though this one is less violent than the others, less "We're throwing you in jail", more "We're not gonna let you have any real power".
** The American Soviet Republic implement their own purge after [[spoiler: the East Coast soviets form the Workers' Collective and ally with the Blues]].
** The Whites have one after [[spoiler: a group of generals attempt to launch a coup against Huey Long over his regime's alliance with the Klu Klux Klan and overall fascistic nature]]. And again after [[spoiler: Eisenhower defects to the ASR with several thousand soldiers and concentration-camp inmates]]. Among those targeted in the second purge is [[spoiler: George Patton]], who ironically enabled the first purge by [[spoiler: selling out the conspirators]].
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