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26th Apr '18 12:54:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* Luchino Visconti's ''Film/TheDamned'', set in Nazi Germany, features a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory heavily sensationalized]] version of the Night of the Long Knives.

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* Luchino Visconti's ''Film/TheDamned'', ''Film/TheDamned1969'', set in Nazi Germany, features a [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory heavily sensationalized]] version of the Night of the Long Knives.
20th Apr '18 11:18:37 AM ZimFan89
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** Brazil undergoes one after a failed coup by a group of military officers during WorldWarIII.
** [[spoiler: When Vladimir Zhirinovsky decides to secede Irkutsk from the Soviet Union, he has every KGB agent and political officer in his territory massacred.]]
17th Mar '18 12:22:22 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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** The origin of the word "decimate" comes from the Roman practice of killing every tenth man, drawn by lots, in a rebellious city or military unit, in order to destroy group cohesion. Of course this fell into DidntThinkThisThrough as this led to entire units having to be reformed, killing one-tenth of your own troops, and destroying the morale of other units, which is why the word "decimate" often carries connotations of destruction and ruination. Sadly it took until the Byzantine Empire for the Emperor to realize it was a bad idea.

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** The origin of the word "decimate" comes from originated with the Roman practice of killing every tenth man, drawn by lots, in a rebellious city or military unit, in order to destroy group cohesion. Of course this fell into DidntThinkThisThrough as this led to entire units having to be reformed, killing one-tenth of your own troops, and destroying the morale of other units, which is why the word "decimate" often carries connotations of destruction and ruination. Sadly it took Sadly, not until the Byzantine Empire for empire split in two and the Emperor to realize western half collapsed did the Eastern Roman (UsefulNotes/{{Byzantine|Empire}}) emperor realise it was a bad idea.
9th Mar '18 4:44:36 AM jormis29
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* In ''UbuRoi'', the newly named king Ubu arranges an all-out purge amongst the higher nobility of Poland.

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* In ''UbuRoi'', ''Theatre/UbuRoi'', the newly named king Ubu arranges an all-out purge amongst the higher nobility of Poland.
1st Mar '18 3:10:40 PM mkmlp
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Parodied in season two, where the duo end up in a world filled with SpaceAmish CatFolk about to initiate "The Festival", which is basically just like the film series. According to Rick, this is actually a common practice by many civilizations across the multiverse under different names and he decides to stick around to watch. By the end of the episode, he and a local end up killing the resident societal elites keeping the practice going, only for the commoners to decide to keep the tradition going for the sake of convenience.

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** Parodied in season two, where the duo end up in a world filled with SpaceAmish CatFolk about to initiate "The Festival", which is basically just like the film series. According to Rick, this is actually a common practice by many civilizations across the multiverse under different names and he decides to stick around to watch. By the end of the episode, he and a local end up killing the resident societal elites keeping the practice going, only for the commoners to decide to keep the tradition going for the sake of convenience.
1st Mar '18 3:10:05 PM mkmlp
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane enacts one of these against the rich and powerful of Gotham and any forces who are deemed collaborators.

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Bane enacts one of these against the rich and powerful of Gotham and any forces who are deemed collaborators. [[spoiler: Or that's at least what Bane claims, in reality, this is just one step towards a much greater purge of ''all of Gotham''.]]



* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', where the two end up in a world filled with SpaceAmish CatFolk about to initiate "The Festival", which is basically just like the film series. According to Rick, this is actually a common practice by many civilizations across the multiverse under different names and he decides to stick around to watch. By the end of the episode, he and a local end up killing the resident societal elites keeping the practice going, only for the commoners to decide to keep the tradition going for the sake of convenience.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'':
Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'', season two, where the two duo end up in a world filled with SpaceAmish CatFolk about to initiate "The Festival", which is basically just like the film series. According to Rick, this is actually a common practice by many civilizations across the multiverse under different names and he decides to stick around to watch. By the end of the episode, he and a local end up killing the resident societal elites keeping the practice going, only for the commoners to decide to keep the tradition going for the sake of convenience.convenience.
** Played more seriously in season three; after [[spoiler: [[EvilCounterpart Evil Morty]] takes control of The Citadel's government, his first action is to eliminate every threat to his rule, including to the secret council of Ricks that controlled that formerly controlled The Citadel.]]
25th Feb '18 9:59:56 AM gb00393
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** In the opening of [[Recap/GameOfThronesS1E8ThePointyEnd The Pointy End]], [[spoiler: the City Watch slaughter all the Northmen in King's Landing apart from Ned and his daughters]], as well as Ned's staff, such as Syrio Forel.
** The first episode of season two ends with the City Watch killing most of [[spoiler:the late King Robert's bastard children]].

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** In the opening of [[Recap/GameOfThronesS1E8ThePointyEnd The Pointy End]], following Ned's arrest, [[spoiler: the City Watch slaughter all the Northmen in King's Landing apart from Ned and his daughters]], as well as Ned's staff, such as Syrio Forel.
** The first episode of season two ends with Joffrey ordering the City Watch killing most of [[spoiler:the to kill [[spoiler: the late King Robert's bastard children]].children]], including ''infants''. Even Cersei seems taken aback by this. They kill most of them.
24th Feb '18 7:10:20 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. When Octavian and Mark Antony form an EnemyMine alliance, they're determined to avoid Julius Caesar's mistake of pardoning his enemies. So they draw up a list of people to be killed, including wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State. Mark Antony comes up with a very long list of those he has a grudge against, and the next day comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}''. When Octavian and Mark Antony form an EnemyMine alliance, they're determined to avoid Julius Caesar's mistake of pardoning his enemies. So they draw up a list of people to be killed, including killed. This includes wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State. Mark Antony comes up with a very long list of those he has a grudge against, and the next day comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all.
24th Feb '18 7:09:26 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': After he makes peace with Octavian, Mark Antony hands him a loooooong list of Roman citizens he wants slaughtered. The next day he comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all. They even include wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State.

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* ''Series/{{Rome}}'': After he makes peace with Octavian, ''Series/{{Rome}}''. When Octavian and Mark Antony hands him form an EnemyMine alliance, they're determined to avoid Julius Caesar's mistake of pardoning his enemies. So they draw up a loooooong list of Roman citizens he wants slaughtered. The next day he comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while people to remember them all. They even include be killed, including wealthy Roman citizens who aren't opposed to them, because they're short of money due to the CivilWar and the assets of a traitor are forfeited to the State.State. Mark Antony comes up with a very long list of those he has a grudge against, and the next day comes up with more names, as he's got so many enemies it takes a while to remember them all.
18th Feb '18 11:10:06 AM nombretomado
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* Immediately after the RedOctober Revolution, the Bolsheviks executed some representatives of the old regime. As the months went by and the ensuing civil war intensified, the purge grew into a ReignOfTerror. In fact, ''all'' the factions involved in the civil war (the White Army, the Anarchists, the Czech Legion etc.) conducted purges targeting various opponents.

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* Immediately after the RedOctober UsefulNotes/RedOctober Revolution, the Bolsheviks executed some representatives of the old regime. As the months went by and the ensuing civil war intensified, the purge grew into a ReignOfTerror. In fact, ''all'' the factions involved in the civil war (the White Army, the Anarchists, the Czech Legion etc.) conducted purges targeting various opponents.
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