History Main / TheWarOfEarthlyAggression

10th May '16 2:57:23 PM Morgenthaler
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** The final arc of ''HeartOfTheSwarm'' has [[spoiler:[[BackFromTheDead Stukov]]]] dropping some foreboding foreshadowing that the United Earth Directorate will probably make a comeback to the Koprulu Sector one day.

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** The final arc of ''HeartOfTheSwarm'' ''VideoGame/HeartOfTheSwarm'' has [[spoiler:[[BackFromTheDead Stukov]]]] dropping some foreboding foreshadowing that the United Earth Directorate will probably make a comeback to the Koprulu Sector one day.



* The Asian campaign in ''EmpireEarth: Art of Conquest'' is about Mars rebelling against the Earth government.

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* The Asian campaign in ''EmpireEarth: ''VideoGame/EmpireEarth: Art of Conquest'' is about Mars rebelling against the Earth government.



* Not quite this trope, but the whole point of ''GroundControl II: Operation Exodus'' is the desperate fight of the [[TheAlliance Northern Star Alliance]] against the ruthless [[TheEmpire Terran Empire]]. The difference is that the colonies that make up the NSA have rebelled centuries before, and the government they have rebelled from no longer exists, having been taken over by the Draconis Empire, which renamed itself the Terran Empire after conquering Earth. As far as the imperials are concerned, though, all of space rightly belongs to them.

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* Not quite this trope, but the whole point of ''GroundControl ''VideoGame/GroundControl II: Operation Exodus'' is the desperate fight of the [[TheAlliance Northern Star Alliance]] against the ruthless [[TheEmpire Terran Empire]]. The difference is that the colonies that make up the NSA have rebelled centuries before, and the government they have rebelled from no longer exists, having been taken over by the Draconis Empire, which renamed itself the Terran Empire after conquering Earth. As far as the imperials are concerned, though, all of space rightly belongs to them.
5th May '16 9:37:04 AM GamerFromJump2
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** The invasion of Dabog is detailed in the novel ''Dabog'', where it's revealed that the Earth Alliance never made itself known to the colonies. They merely sent spies to infiltrate the colonies and detemine if the colonials would accept additional settlers from Earth (whose population numbers in the hundreds of billions). While the colonials claim they would accept more people, they wish to reserve the right to select appropriate candidates (i.e. people with useful skills and no criminal past). Not liking this, the President sends a strike fleet to Dabog. There are to be no ultimatums, no negotiations. The fleet makes itself known by nuking two cities from orbit. Even the Earth soldiers don't much care for the colonists, only looking forward to all the prime real estate they will be given for participating in the mission.

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** The invasion of Dabog is detailed in the novel ''Dabog'', where it's revealed that the Earth Alliance never made itself known to the colonies. They merely sent spies to infiltrate the colonies and detemine determine if the colonials would accept additional settlers from Earth (whose population numbers in the hundreds of billions). While the colonials claim they would accept more people, they wish to reserve the right to select appropriate candidates (i.e. people with useful skills and no criminal past). Not liking this, the President sends a strike fleet to Dabog. There are to be no ultimatums, no negotiations. The fleet makes itself known by nuking two cities from orbit. Even the Earth soldiers don't much care for the colonists, only looking forward to all the prime real estate they will be given for participating in the mission.



* DavidWeber, author of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, also wrote 4 novels with Steve White set in the universe of ''Starfire'', a tabletop wargame. In one of the novels, ''Insurrection'', the Terran Empire has grown so huge that its central government no longer reflects the interests of the Fringe Worlds, instead listening only to the core Heart Worlds and the the closer-to-home [[MegaCorp Corporate]] Worlds. So, the Fringe Worlds declare their independence, and form their own multi-star-system nation. Naturally, the Terran Empire has to send its own fleets out to the Fringe Worlds to try and regain control. And now The Honorverse is doing it too in the war against the Solarian League.

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* DavidWeber, author of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' novels, also wrote 4 novels with Steve White set in the universe of ''Starfire'', a tabletop wargame. In one of the novels, ''Insurrection'', the Terran Empire has grown so huge that its central government no longer reflects the interests of the Fringe Worlds, instead listening only to the core Heart Worlds and the the closer-to-home [[MegaCorp Corporate]] Worlds. So, the Fringe Worlds declare their independence, and form their own multi-star-system nation. Naturally, the Terran Empire has to send its own fleets out to the Fringe Worlds to try and regain control. And now The Honorverse control.
** Weber's own ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series
is doing it too in the war against developing this as well. For centuries, [[TheFederation the Solarian League.League]] has been the 800-megaton gorilla of human-occupied space, believing itself invincible to the "neobarb" (in-universe slur for "neo-barbarian" colonies that backslid technologically) polities around it. Its completely unaccountable bureaucracies and the brutally exploitative actions of their "Office of Frontier Security" make the League TheEmpire in all but name. Interests within the League have been making deals with the [[BigBad Mesans]], and fomenting violence to open the way for OFS in the Talbott Cluster. Readers, however, expect the League to get a hard lesson in what happens when [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind you forget to level grind]], and go up against enemies who have spend the last 20+ years [[TakeALevelInBadass taking levels in badass]].
30th Jan '16 11:54:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TechInfantry'' has the Frontier Worlds Territory and a few other colony-world minor political entities who broke off from the Earth Federation, along with the various internal rebel groups who aren't so much interested in independence as in taking over the whole shebang for themselves.

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* ''TechInfantry'' ''TabletopGame/TechInfantry'' has the Frontier Worlds Territory and a few other colony-world minor political entities who broke off from the Earth Federation, along with the various internal rebel groups who aren't so much interested in independence as in taking over the whole shebang for themselves.



* Dream Pod 9's older franchises tend to incorporate this. In ''HeavyGear'' Earth decides to reclaim its colonies after years (well, more like a ''millenium'') of neglect only to find the Terra Novans are more than willing to fight them rather than each other. JovianChronicles also has this, but things aren't so clear cut.

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* Dream Pod 9's older franchises tend to incorporate this. In ''HeavyGear'' ''TabletopGame/HeavyGear'' Earth decides to reclaim its colonies after years (well, more like a ''millenium'') of neglect only to find the Terra Novans are more than willing to fight them rather than each other. JovianChronicles TabletopGame/JovianChronicles also has this, but things aren't so clear cut.



* {{Traveller}} has some interesting variants of these. In one Earth (and the rest of the Solomani states) has become an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and does not like it. They join with a number of planets to rebel forming the Solomani Confederation. We are [[UnreliableNarrator given to understand]] that the new state is a repressive and unstable PoliceState unlike the Imperium 's benevolent rule.

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* {{Traveller}} TabletopGame/{{Traveller}} has some interesting variants of these. In one Earth (and the rest of the Solomani states) has become an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet and does not like it. They join with a number of planets to rebel forming the Solomani Confederation. We are [[UnreliableNarrator given to understand]] that the new state is a repressive and unstable PoliceState unlike the Imperium 's benevolent rule.
15th Dec '15 12:31:28 AM SSJMagus
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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' plays with this, since while the war was ostensibly about independence, both sides end up being lead by racist scumbags who want to wipe each other out.

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** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'' plays with this, since while the war was ostensibly about independence, both sides end up being lead by racist scumbags who want to wipe each other out. And both sides were being manipulated by the BigBad, who wanted to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe everyone out]].
27th Nov '15 11:49:58 PM Specialist290
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* ''VideoGame/CrisisOfTheConfederation'' pits an Earth-controlled Terran Federation against a loose alliance of separatist factions led by a body known as the Orion League.

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* ''VideoGame/CrisisOfTheConfederation'' pits an Earth-controlled Terran Federation Confederation against a loose alliance of separatist factions led by a body known as the Orion League.League. The Confederation is still ostensibly a representative democracy, but it's become a ''de facto'' corporate oligarchy controlled by {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s according to the Orion League's list of grievances.
27th Nov '15 11:47:03 PM Specialist290
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* ''VideoGame/CrisisOfTheConfederation'' pits an Earth-controlled Terran Federation against a loose alliance of separatist factions led by a body known as the Orion League.
15th Nov '15 5:09:12 AM YZQ
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** The Sons of Korhal form the Terran Dominion which is just as repressive as the Confederacy they overthrew. In ''StarcraftII'' Raynor starts a rebellion against them, out of revenge for the newly self-declared Emperor's betrayal of his love interest.

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** The Sons of Korhal form the Terran Dominion which is just as repressive as the Confederacy they overthrew. In ''StarcraftII'' ''Wings of Liberty'', Raynor starts a rebellion against them, out of revenge for the newly self-declared Emperor's betrayal of his love interest.
21st Oct '15 10:09:56 AM Willbyr
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* Details about the conflict are sketchy, but in the backstory of YoakeMaeYoriRuriIroNa, Earth and the Lunar colonists fought a bloody war that ended in stalemate and an uneasy peace.

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* Details about the conflict are sketchy, but in the backstory of YoakeMaeYoriRuriIroNa, ''VideoGame/YoakeMaeYoriRuriIroNa'', Earth and the Lunar colonists fought a bloody war that ended in stalemate and an uneasy peace.
13th Oct '15 3:33:08 AM WillBGood
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28th Aug '15 4:26:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''GalacticMaximum'', the BackStory of the [[http://maximumcomic.com/?strip_id=6 Great Solar Wars]]. TheFederation is the aliens who showed up to help the colonists.
* The first arc of ''EscapeFromTerra'' details the United World's brief attempt to bring down the Cerean "rebellion".

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* In ''GalacticMaximum'', ''Webcomic/GalacticMaximum'', the BackStory of the [[http://maximumcomic.com/?strip_id=6 Great Solar Wars]]. TheFederation is the aliens who showed up to help the colonists.
* The first arc of ''EscapeFromTerra'' ''Webcomic/EscapeFromTerra'' details the United World's brief attempt to bring down the Cerean "rebellion".
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