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15th Jun '16 6:43:33 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* Another non-lethal version: in 2012, {{Fanfiction.net}} deleted thousands of fanfictions that had "broken content guidelines," including the original upload of Fanfic/MyImmortal. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/FanFiction.Net%27s_NC-17_Purges:_2002_and_2012 Among fans, this is known as "The Purge."]]

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* Another non-lethal version: in 2012, {{Fanfiction.net}} Website/FanFictionDotNet deleted thousands of fanfictions that had "broken content guidelines," including the original upload of Fanfic/MyImmortal. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/FanFiction.Net%27s_NC-17_Purges:_2002_and_2012 Among fans, this is known as "The Purge."]]
15th Jun '16 6:41:17 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* Another non-lethal version: in 2012, {{Fanfiction.net}} deleted thousands of fanfictions that had "broken content guidelines," including the original upload of Fanfic/MyImmortal. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/FanFiction.Net%27s_NC-17_Purges:_2002_and_2012 Among fans, this is known as "The Purge."]]
13th Jun '16 7:19:38 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Abuse of the Right of Annulment (as well as the Right of [[EmptyShell Tranqulity]]) is a central grievance that led to the Mage Rebellion in southern Thedas. The Right of Annulment has been abused as early as the third age (six hundred years before the period of the games), when a particularly murderous anti-mage Templar went around murdering mages, and his knight-commander covered it up by trumping up the call for an Annulment of the circle. The [[InternalAffairs Seekers]] eventually chased the murderous templar down after he had murdered even more.

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** Abuse of the Right of Annulment (as well as the Right of [[EmptyShell Tranqulity]]) is a central grievance that led to the Mage Rebellion in southern Thedas. The Right of Annulment has been abused as early as the third age (six hundred years before the period of the games), games, and a mere ''25 years'' after the Templars were given the ability to use it), when a particularly murderous anti-mage Templar went around murdering mages, and his knight-commander covered it up by trumping up the call for an Annulment of the circle. The [[InternalAffairs Seekers]] eventually chased the murderous templar down after he had murdered even more. [[spoiler:Anders's intervention is implied to be the only reason the Annulment of the Gallows didn't turn into a repeat of that incident.]]
13th Jun '16 6:07:54 AM morane
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* In ''UbuRoi'', the newly named king Ubu arranges an all-out purge amongst the higher nobility of Poland.
26th May '16 7:41:12 PM MAI742
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* The Nazi party went through several extensive purges, from the party's first ascension to political power right up through the end of WorldWarTwo.
** The Night of the Long Knives in 1934 was a general purge of Hitler's rivals and critics, focused on three groups: leaders of other conservative political parties, Socialist-leaning members of the Nazi party, and the party's "brownshirt" paramilitary wing which was becoming increasingly violent and independent. The English name for the extra-judicial killings came from the Roman Emperor Tiberius' execution of Sejanus' family and supporters.
** The Nazi extermination camps intentionally murdered at least 11 million, and possibly as many as 16 million, civilians and prisoners of war. This does not include civilian deaths outside the camps directly or indirectly caused by German troops or Nazi policies. While many groups were targeted (Jews, Romani, ethnic Slavs, homosexuals), a few prisoners were arrested purely for their political leanings or influence, and among the targeted groups the first to be arrested and executed were always those most vocally opposed to the regime.
** The 20 July Plot to assassinate Hitler lead to a mid-war purge of high-ranking military officers that probably accelerated the Allied victory.
* The Stalinist [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn U.S.S.R]]'s Great Purges are perhaps the most infamous Real Life example. [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] would have his opponents killed by people loyal to him. Then he would have ''those'' people [[TheyKnowTooMuch killed to silence them]], [[ScapeGoat and blame the dead loyalists for the deaths of all his opponents]]. This was the fate of Nikolai Yezhov, the "Vanishing Commissar" from the {{Unperson}} image: after carrying out the worst of the purge on Stalin's orders, he was executed and scapegoated so thoroughly (in Russian the Purges are sometimes called the "Yezhovina" that his previous relationship with Stalin was removed from the public record. Stalin would even target underlings' families so as to not leave witnesses behind (which sometimes meant wiping out a generation). Kamenev and Zinoviev asked for assurance that their families would not be harmed after capitulating to Stalin. He gave it. [[spoiler: He lied.]]
** Couple of downsides to this: first, Stalin's actions cost him some of his best generals and large chunks of the Soviet officer corps, which led to problems when his [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter good buddy Adolf]] went back on that non-aggression pact. Second, his surviving subordinates were so terrified of him that even when he was late to rise from his quarters one morning, they decided not to disturb him. So it was only at 10 pm that someone discovered the dictator lying in a pool of urine, the victim of a stroke, and Stalin was finally able to get medical attention; he died four days later.

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* The Nazi party went through Nazis conducted several extensive purges, from the party's first ascension to political power right up through the end of WorldWarTwo.
** Immediately upon taking power, German paramilitary groups including the "brownshirts" (''Sturmabteilung'' or S.A.) imprisoned all outspoken anti-Nazis, including the leadership of the Socialist and Communist parties.
** The Night of the Long Knives in 1934 was a general purge of Hitler's rivals and critics, sometime-critics, focused on three groups: leaders of other conservative political parties, Socialist-leaning members of the Nazi party, and the party's "brownshirt" paramilitary wing which was becoming increasingly violent and independent. The English name for the extra-judicial killings came from the Roman Emperor Tiberius' execution of Sejanus' family and supporters.
** ''Aktion T-4'' was ordered by Hitler on the 1st of September 1939 in his capacity as Reich Chancellor. It ordered the secret ''decontamination'' (involuntary euthanasia) of Germany's mentally ill and disabled to conserve food and money. At least 90,000 potential ''contaminants'' of Germany's genetic purity were eliminated, though most of these had been sterilised (to prevent them from having genetically deficient children) following the 1935 ''Laws for the Protection of German Blood and Honour''.
** The Nazi extermination camps intentionally murdered at least 11 million, and possibly as many as 16 million, civilians and prisoners of war. This does not include civilian deaths outside German Army's ''Barbarossa Regulations'' were applied in the camps directly or indirectly caused by occupied Soviet Union from the beginning of the German invasion. They mandated the execution of people living in the vicinity of partisan attacks against German troops (ratios generally being set at 50:1 for each wounded and 100:1 for each dead German) where the partisans themselves could not be caught (i.e. almost always). As "the Jew is the partisan, the Partisan is the Jew" (German Army's ''Army Group Centre'' Rear-Area Security Commander's instructions) these were eliminated wherever they were found by whatever forces were available - whether Army, Police, or Nazi policies. While many native auxiliaries in German service ('Hiwis'). The Partisan War in the occupied USSR killed at least 5 million.
** ''Operation Reinhard'' began in Spring 1942. It disposed of all 'unskilled' (not qualified Doctors, Engineers, Electricians, etc.) Jews in Germany, Czechia, and Poland and enslaved the skilled. It probably killed at least 2 million.
** Beginning in Spring 1943, Jews and Roma in German-occupied territories were deported to the Auschwitz-II/Birkenau facility. There, those fit for manual labour were enslaved and the unfit were disposed of. Germany's allies were also approached about the possibility of enslaving their Jews and Roma too, and after certain deals were struck these countries (Romania, France, etc) gave up
groups they did not mind losing ('foreign' Jews in France) or actively wanted gone (Romanian Gypsies). German companies worked the slaves hard and fed them little, rendering most rentals 'unfit' in under a year. After the move to underground production prompted by Anglo-American city-bombing, life expectancy dropped to 3 months. At least two million died of overwork or were targeted (Jews, Romani, ethnic Slavs, homosexuals), a few prisoners were arrested purely for their political leanings or influence, and among the targeted groups the first to be arrested and executed were always those most vocally opposed to the regime.
directly killed at ''Birkenau''.
** The 20 July Plot to assassinate Hitler lead to a mid-war purge of high-ranking military officers that probably may have accelerated the Allied victory.
* The Stalinist [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn U.S.S.R]]'s Great Purges are perhaps the most infamous Real Life example. In them, [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] would encouraged the Security Services to have his opponents killed by a field day and imprison or kill ''way'' more people loyal to him. than was sensible. Then he would have ''those'' people [[TheyKnowTooMuch killed to silence them]], [[ScapeGoat and blame the dead loyalists security services purged for the deaths of all his opponents]].targeting so many innocents. This was the fate of Nikolai Yezhov, the "Vanishing Commissar" from the {{Unperson}} image: after carrying out the worst of the purge on Stalin's orders, he was executed and scapegoated so thoroughly (in Russian the Purges are sometimes called the "Yezhovina" that his previous relationship with Stalin was removed from the public record. Stalin would even target underlings' families so as to not leave witnesses behind (which sometimes meant wiping out a generation). Kamenev and Zinoviev asked for assurance that their families would not be harmed after capitulating to Stalin. He gave it. [[spoiler: He lied.]]\n
** Couple of downsides A ''big'' downside to this: first, Stalin's actions cost him some of his best generals and large chunks of the Soviet officer corps, most experienced officers, which led to problems when his [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter good buddy Adolf]] went back on that non-aggression pact. Second, his surviving subordinates were so terrified of pact a year before Stalin had expected him that to.
** Note: this is ''not'' a downside,
even when though it's a very famous lie spun by Nikita Khrushchev. When Stalin suffered a stroke, he was late to rise from his quarters one morning, they decided not to disturb him. So it was only at 10 pm that someone discovered by his bodyguards. They then made some calls to party bigshots, then waited until Stalin's condition had deteriorated to the dictator lying in point where he could reasonably be expected to be bedridden for life/not survive before calling a pool of urine, the victim of a stroke, doctor. Afterward, they lied about their reasons for waiting and Stalin was finally able said that they had been 'too afraid to get medical attention; he died four days later.enter his room'.
20th May '16 9:36:43 PM Seanette
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* North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has started a purge against his uncle and all of his 200 supporters and their families.

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* North Korea UsefulNotes/NorthKorea leader Kim Jong Un has started a purge against his uncle and all of his 200 supporters and their families.
15th May '16 2:23:53 PM Brick3621
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it's explained that this happened to the restarted Jedi Order when Luke's student Kylo Ren [[spoiler:(aka Ben Solo, his nephew)]] succumbed to the Dark Side of the Force and murdered his fellow students, forcing Luke into hiding.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', it's explained that this happened to the restarted Jedi Order when Luke's student And decades later, shortly before ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' takes place, Kylo Ren [[spoiler:(aka Ben Solo, enacts a smaller-scale, but no less devastating Jedi purge of his nephew)]] succumbed to the Dark Side own namely, all of the Force and murdered his fellow students, forcing Luke into hiding.Skywalker's Jedi students.



* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the Operative finally resorts to [[spoiler:ordering the deaths of practically everyone who's ever helped, sheltered, or otherwise had any sort of positive contact with Serenity's crew.]] He proudly rationalizes this as [[spoiler:leaving them nowhere to hide.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', the Operative finally resorts to [[spoiler:ordering the deaths of practically everyone who's ever helped, sheltered, or otherwise had any sort of positive contact with Serenity's crew.]] He proudly rationalizes this crew, rationalizing it as [[spoiler:leaving leaving them nowhere to hide.]]hide]].
12th May '16 10:38:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, the KnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born...

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* During the era of UsefulNotes/TheCrusades, the KnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar had grown so rich in wealth and power that King Philip IV of France became jealous and staged a massive arrest of the Knights in France (on Friday October 13, 1307, no less), tortured them into confessing blasphemous sins, and executed as many of them as he could. Five years, later, he got the Pope to disband the order, driving the surviving Templars into other knightly orders - mostly TheKnightsHospitallers. And thus were a slew of AncientConspiracy theories about the hidden Templar treasure born...
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