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6th Jan '18 10:50:52 PM nombretomado
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* JohnVarley’s ''Red Lightning'': Mars, which isn’t much more than a holiday resort at the time, gets invaded and pretty much all that is know about the invaders is that they came from Earth, have guns and wear black. Then Mars gets invaded again, in pretty much the same fashion. And a third time. “‘All nation-states, corporations, power-mad billionaires, and disgruntled liberation groups wishing to invade Mars please take a number and wait your turn.’” [[spoiler:The Martians eventually steal one of the invasion fleets and intimidate Earth into granting them independence.]]

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* JohnVarley’s Creator/JohnVarley’s ''Red Lightning'': Mars, which isn’t much more than a holiday resort at the time, gets invaded and pretty much all that is know about the invaders is that they came from Earth, have guns and wear black. Then Mars gets invaded again, in pretty much the same fashion. And a third time. “‘All nation-states, corporations, power-mad billionaires, and disgruntled liberation groups wishing to invade Mars please take a number and wait your turn.’” [[spoiler:The Martians eventually steal one of the invasion fleets and intimidate Earth into granting them independence.]]
31st Dec '17 4:07:12 PM StarSword
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* ''Fanfic/TheWarOfTheMasters'': The conflict between United Earth, which exerts outsize influence in the United Federation of Planets (a {{deconstruction}} of the overuse of HumansAreSpecial and MostWritersAreHuman in ''Franchise/StarTrek''), and a group of rebellious colonies on the Klingon border called the Moab Confederacy, which secedes from the Federation during ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'''s war with the Klingons. Much like [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine the Maquis 40 years earlier]], the Moabites see themselves in part as the protagonists of a war of independence against the Federation and especially United Earth. This is due to significant cultural differences, and follows decades of abuse and neglect culminating in a plan to forcibly deindustrialize and resettle multiple border planets to create [[TheNeutralZone a DMZ]] to end the war with the Klingons. Played more neutrally after the SoftReboot in 2017: it's shown that a number of other member states are starting to chafe against Earth's political dominance as well, but Moab independence leader Elizabeth Tran is too ideological about getting Moab out of the Federation to want to stop it, even after multiple major worlds start going WhatTheHellHero when the forced resettlement plan is leaked by hackers.
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7th Dec '17 4:52:52 PM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Reversed]] in the background lore of ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. ''{{Dead Space 3}}'' reveals that 200 years prior to the games there was a so-called "Secession War" during which the (presumably off-Earth) authority of the Sovereign Colonies Council was overthrown by the Terra-centric [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin EarthGov]]. Given what we know of [[TooDumbToLive their competence]] from previous games and in light of how S.C.A.F. explicitly sacrificed their ability to win the war in exchange for [[SealedEvilInACan burying all evidence of their Marker research]] in order to protect humanity, we can safely assume that the war [[{{Understatement}} didn't turn out well for anyone]].

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* [[InvertedTrope Reversed]] in the background lore of ''Franchise/DeadSpace''. ''{{Dead ''VideoGame/{{Dead Space 3}}'' reveals that 200 years prior to the games there was a so-called "Secession War" during which the (presumably off-Earth) authority of the Sovereign Colonies Council was overthrown by the Terra-centric [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin EarthGov]]. Given what we know of [[TooDumbToLive their competence]] from previous games and in light of how S.C.A.F. explicitly sacrificed their ability to win the war in exchange for [[SealedEvilInACan burying all evidence of their Marker research]] in order to protect humanity, we can safely assume that the war [[{{Understatement}} didn't turn out well for anyone]].
24th Oct '17 8:09:13 PM PaulA
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* In CharlesHarness' ''TheRingOfRitornel,'' Earth has been bombed back to the Azoic after starting a nuclear war against rebellious colonies, and is so execrated that most people have forgotten that "Terror" used to be "Terra".

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* In CharlesHarness' ''TheRingOfRitornel,'' Creator/CharlesHarness' ''Literature/TheRingOfRitornel'', Earth has been bombed back to the Azoic after starting a nuclear war against rebellious colonies, and is so execrated that most people have forgotten that "Terror" used to be "Terra".
24th Oct '17 8:08:51 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out of Time'', Earth tries to assert its influence on the extrasolar colonies it has seeded. They then go to war by firing relativistic projectiles at each other.

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* In Creator/LarryNiven's ''A World Out of Time'', ''Literature/AWorldOutOfTime'', Earth tries to assert its influence on the extrasolar colonies it has seeded. They then go to war by firing relativistic projectiles at each other.
20th May '17 3:59:48 PM nombretomado
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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', Earth humans were harvesting body parts from the rest of humanity, who were divided into unwitting colonies.

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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', Earth humans were harvesting body parts from the rest of humanity, who were divided into unwitting colonies.
14th May '17 2:56:39 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' has a lot of these.

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* ''Franchise/StarCraft'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has a lot of these.
14th May '17 1:27:17 PM TheRecreator
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* The Crystal Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are the last remnants of a group that rebelled against the tyranny of their homeworld (conviently known as Homeworld).[[/folder]]

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* The Crystal Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are the last remnants of a group that rebelled against the tyranny of their homeworld (conviently known as Homeworld).Homeworld) to stop them from making Earth into a fully-fledged Gem colony, [[PlanetLooters which would require hollowing out the Earth and depleting its surface]].[[/folder]]
14th May '17 1:09:42 PM TheRecreator
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* The Earth government in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' had previously crushed the first neo-sapiens rebellion on Mars. This left the neo-sapiens unhappy, which eventually led to a second war.[[/folder]]

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* The Earth government in ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'' had previously crushed the first neo-sapiens rebellion on Mars. This left the neo-sapiens unhappy, which eventually led to a second war.war.
* The Crystal Gems in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are the last remnants of a group that rebelled against the tyranny of their homeworld (conviently known as Homeworld).
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10th Mar '17 8:41:42 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'' Mars is independent from Earth, but the two planets start out in a cold war, which gets hotter as the series progresses. The Belt and outer planets are divided between Earth and Mars but a Belter organization called the Outer Planets Alliance (OPA) has been planning a revolution for a long time and is almost ready to move.
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