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26th Jul '16 2:57:11 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the Peacekeepers under Pravin Lal are all that remain of the United Nations. In fact the crew and refugees aboard the ''Unity'' are all that remain of the human species, as the Earth is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust not long after the ''Unity'' leaves.
23rd Jul '16 8:37:02 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/CyclesUponCycles'': Even months after the defeat of [[spoiler: Saren and Sovereign]], the Council and the Alliance are shown to still be moping up units of their forces.
21st Jul '16 2:25:40 AM Rassilon001
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* In the [[Manga/OutlawStar Outlaw Star]] fanfic ''[[FanFic/AFistfulOfDragonite A Fistful of Dragonite]]'' the Kei Pirates/Bandits are re-imagined as this, having fought on the losing side of an unnamed war, which is a loose {{Expy}} of the US Confederacy. Their leader, Colonel Hazanko, still holds their loyalty, and their influence is felt throughout the western frontier.
18th Jul '16 3:48:27 PM Adeon
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** The last ship to fly the Confederate flag (CSS Shenandoah, a commerce raider) reached port and officially struck its colors in November of 1865 (about 5 months after most of the rest of the Confederate forces). It spent most of the intervening time getting months-old bad news occasionally whenever it would raid "enemy" shipping.

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** The last ship to fly the Confederate flag (CSS Shenandoah, a commerce raider) reached port (in England to avoid accusations of piracy) and officially struck its colors in November of 1865 (about 5 months after most of the rest of the Confederate forces). It spent most of the intervening time getting months-old bad news occasionally whenever it would raid "enemy" shipping.
16th Jul '16 7:08:46 PM Godzillawolf
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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZResurrectionF'', and the corresponding arc of ''Anime/DragonballSuper'', Frieza's Empire has been reduced to a shell of it's former self after King Cold and Frieza were killed along with most of their high ranking minions. The remnant of his empire is losing planets at a rapid rate to the point that what little is left decides to [[SwordOfDamocles resurrect him as a last resort to restore the fear of them they need to keep the Empire afloat.]] Unfortunately for them, [[RevengeBeforeReason Frieza is more focused on revenge on the ones who defeated him than doing that.]] [[spoiler:This results in Frieza being killed again and the rest of his army being killed as well.]]
9th Jul '16 2:02:48 PM ZimFan89
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*** Daala herself, when introduced, could be seen as another analog to Japanese soldiers found years after WWII who didn't know the war was over. The Maw Installation that Daala was in charge of was almost completely cut off from the rest of the galaxy by a series of black holes, so as such, they didn't even know about Palpatine's death, let alone the formation of the New Republic and disintegration of the Empire. It was only when the heroes of the Rebellion stumbled upon her that she found out, leading to her emergence and the events listed above.
9th Jul '16 11:05:53 AM narm00
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A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance. The Remnant can be best described a more militaristic version of TheLastOfHisKind, being members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].

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A (usually) villainous version of LaResistance. The Remnant can be best described as a more militaristic version of TheLastOfHisKind, being members of a faction who are continuing to fight a war that their side has already lost. They may be using irregular military tactics, but they will probably still be dressed in their old uniforms (or the remnants thereof). Unlike a GeneralRipper, The Remnant no longer hold an official position in the armed forces, often because their government has ceased to exist or has been replaced. In a number of cases, this happens because ''nobody on either side has yet been informed that the war is over.'' The losing side then becomes The Remnant [[WrittenByTheWinners by default after the fact]].
1st Jul '16 7:58:57 PM nombretomado
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* In AndreNorton's ''The Beast Master'', the villains turn out to be a detachment of the same aliens who found out too late that [[ApocalypseHow nuking Terra into radioactive sterility]] wouldn't save them from Terra's ''colonies''. The war's been over for a year or so, but they're trying to make new trouble on a colony planet.
* Saruman from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' qualifies in a round-about sense, in that he is a former 'EvilOverlord' , but reduced to a pathetically small scale after his armies are routed and he is cast out from Isengard. He spends the remainder of the book running the Shire into the ground, turning into a sort of bandit leader with a mob of 'ruffians'. He is stabbed in the back (completely literally) by his servant at the end.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''The Beast Master'', the villains turn out to be a detachment of the same aliens who found out too late that [[ApocalypseHow nuking Terra into radioactive sterility]] wouldn't save them from Terra's ''colonies''. The war's been over for a year or so, but they're trying to make new trouble on a colony planet.
* Saruman from ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' qualifies in a round-about sense, in that he is a former 'EvilOverlord' , but reduced to a pathetically small scale after his armies are routed and he is cast out from Isengard. He spends the remainder of the book running the Shire into the ground, turning into a sort of bandit leader with a mob of 'ruffians'. He is stabbed in the back (completely literally) by his servant at the end.
26th Jun '16 1:17:38 PM maxwellsilver
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* This was a feature of some nations' defense planning during the 20th century; in fact, during the Bush 43 administration, Donald Rumsfeld and Condi Rice used the German stay-behind "force" Werwolf as part of the justification for continuing the Iraq War. NATO, under United States direction, did much the same thing in much of western Europe as a poison pill in case of Communist invasion (the plan is best known by the Italian name, Operation Gladio); sounds sensible, right? Except many Gladio recruits were some of their nations' [[WhatTheHellHero most outspoken fascists and thugs.]]

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* This was a feature of some nations' defense planning during the 20th century; in fact, during the Bush 43 administration, Donald Rumsfeld and Condi Rice used the German stay-behind "force" Werwolf as part of the justification for continuing the Iraq War. NATO, under United States direction, did much the same thing in much of western Europe as a poison pill in case of Communist invasion (the plan is best known by the Italian name, Operation Gladio); sounds sensible, right? Except many Gladio recruits were some of their nations' [[WhatTheHellHero most outspoken fascists and thugs.]]
26th Jun '16 1:14:20 PM maxwellsilver
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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and [[TearJerker looking up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan]], although Archer [[PetTheDog reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family]].

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season six opener, appropriately enough titled "The Holdout", has Archer encounter Kintaru Sato, a Japanese officer defending an isolated island in the South Pacific decades after the Second World War ended. He only finds out the war has ended by stealing Archer's smartphone and [[TearJerker looking up old newsreels which displayed the dropping of the bombs on Japan]], Japan, although Archer [[PetTheDog reunites Kintaru with his still-alive family]].family.
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