History Main / TheWhiteHouse

9th Aug '16 4:05:27 PM nombretomado
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* In the AlternateHistory ''DecadesOfDarkness'', it is burned down by the Halifax Powers (Britain and New England) and rebuilt in the new capital of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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* In the AlternateHistory ''DecadesOfDarkness'', ''Literature/DecadesOfDarkness'', it is burned down by the Halifax Powers (Britain and New England) and rebuilt in the new capital of Knoxville, Tennessee.
24th Jun '16 5:26:17 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/{{Veep}}'', the [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American adaptation]] of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'', is set at the office of the ''Vice'' President. While the VP has his own residence (Number One Observatory Circle), that is almost exclusively a residence, and his office tends to be in the West Wing, so this show will probably be set there.

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* ''Series/{{Veep}}'', the [[TransAtlanticEquivalent American adaptation]] of ''Series/TheThickOfIt'', is set at the office of the ''Vice'' President. While the VP has his own residence (Number One Observatory Circle), that is almost exclusively a residence, and his office tends to be in the West Wing, so this Wing. That said, that office doesn't start being used on the show will probably be until Season 2 [[spoiler: and at the end of Season 3, Selina ascends to the presidency upon the President's resignation, and from then on, the show is set there.in the White House.]]
13th May '16 11:06:09 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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The building itself is nice-looking, and fairly big--big and nice enough to qualify as a BigFancyHouse--but not incredibly so; it's certainly a lot smaller than the literal palaces that most heads of state around the world live in. It's also smaller than most of the private residences of the American rich, although it wasn't at the time it was built: ThomasJefferson said at the time he moved in that it was "big enough for two emperors, one pope, and the grand lama in the bargain;" [[HypocriticalHumor he then proceeded to conduct the first significant]] ''[[HypocriticalHumor expansion]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor of the residence]], building two colonnades[[note]]Of his own design, because RenaissanceMan that he was, he was a great architect[[/note]] on each side of the building (to hide the stables and laundry from public view; today they connect the central Executive Residence to the East and West Wings). The grandeur in American government architecture was saved for the Capitol, home of Congress[[note]]construction codes prohibit any building from being built that would be taller than the Capitol ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument#cite_ref-22 details]]); the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910 restricts new building heights to no more than 20 feet (6.1 m) greater than the width of the adjacent street. Ironically, the Capitol is currently ''too small'' for Congress' needs; there hasn't been enough office space for Members of Congress since forever, and one of the objections to a proposed expansion of the House of Representatives--which is recommended by many reformers--is that the House Chamber would need to be extensively (and expensively) remodeled in order to fit all the new reps.[[/note]]; the Supreme Court didn't even get its own building until [[TheGreatDepression 1935]] (before, it shunted about various rooms in the Capitol). You can see what the founders of this country were going for...

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The building itself is nice-looking, and fairly big--big and nice enough to qualify as a BigFancyHouse--but not incredibly so; it's certainly a lot smaller than the literal palaces that most heads of state around the world live in. It's also smaller than most of the private residences of the American rich, although it wasn't at the time it was built: ThomasJefferson UsefulNotes/ThomasJefferson said at the time he moved in that it was "big enough for two emperors, one pope, and the grand lama in the bargain;" [[HypocriticalHumor he then proceeded to conduct the first significant]] ''[[HypocriticalHumor expansion]]'' [[HypocriticalHumor of the residence]], building two colonnades[[note]]Of his own design, because RenaissanceMan that he was, he was a great architect[[/note]] on each side of the building (to hide the stables and laundry from public view; today they connect the central Executive Residence to the East and West Wings). The grandeur in American government architecture was saved for the Capitol, home of Congress[[note]]construction codes prohibit any building from being built that would be taller than the Capitol ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument#cite_ref-22 details]]); the Heights of Buildings Act of 1910 restricts new building heights to no more than 20 feet (6.1 m) greater than the width of the adjacent street. Ironically, the Capitol is currently ''too small'' for Congress' needs; there hasn't been enough office space for Members of Congress since forever, and one of the objections to a proposed expansion of the House of Representatives--which is recommended by many reformers--is that the House Chamber would need to be extensively (and expensively) remodeled in order to fit all the new reps.[[/note]]; the Supreme Court didn't even get its own building until [[TheGreatDepression 1935]] (before, it shunted about various rooms in the Capitol). You can see what the founders of this country were going for...
4th Mar '16 5:42:55 AM erforce
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* Aliens attack it in ''MarsAttacks!'' when two protagonists are visiting it.

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* Aliens attack it in ''MarsAttacks!'' ''Film/MarsAttacks!'' when two protagonists are visiting it.



* ''NationalTreasure'' requires Ben and co to break into the oval office to open the president's desk, to get an ancient Indian clue to the lost city of gold.

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* ''NationalTreasure'' ''Film/NationalTreasure'' requires Ben and co to break into the oval office to open the president's desk, to get an ancient Indian clue to the lost city of gold.
22nd Sep '15 2:17:40 PM Berrenta
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** ''Prime Target'', a game based on the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''-engine in which a senator has been murdered by WesternTerrorists on the orders of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] as part of a coverup by the pharmaceutical industry, and as her friend, you avenge her and expose them by [[OneManArmy singlehandedly killing everyone]]. [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja There are ninjas involved]].

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** ''Prime Target'', a game based on the ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}''-engine in which a senator has been murdered by WesternTerrorists on the orders of [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corrupt Corporate Executives]] as part of a coverup by the pharmaceutical industry, and as her friend, you avenge her and expose them by [[OneManArmy singlehandedly killing everyone]]. [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja [[GratuitousNinja There are ninjas involved]].
9th Sep '15 9:27:42 AM Doogie2K
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* ''{{Doonesbury}}'' has some portions take place in and around the White House, or uses exterior shots if Trudeu hasn't settled on a symbol for the InvisiblePresident.
* Blown up twice in ''GiveMeLiberty''.
* Shows up from time to time in CaptainAmerica comics.
* During the time in SuperMan comics when ComicBook/LexLuthor was president, the White House showed up a lot.

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* ''{{Doonesbury}}'' has some portions take place in and around the White House, or uses exterior shots if Trudeu hasn't settled on a symbol for the InvisiblePresident.
* Blown up twice in ''GiveMeLiberty''.
''ComicBook/GiveMeLiberty''.
* Shows up from time to time in CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica comics.
* During the time in SuperMan ComicBook/{{Superman}} comics when ComicBook/LexLuthor was president, the White House showed up a lot.lot.
* Destroyed by unknown forces at the beginning of ''ComicBook/WeStandOnGuard'', prompting a surprise invasion of Canada by the United States.


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* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' has some portions take place in and around the White House, or uses exterior shots if Trudeu hasn't settled on a symbol for the InvisiblePresident.

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30th Aug '15 5:26:01 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' had 47 kill the Vice-President here.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' ''VideoGame/HitmanBloodMoney'' had 47 kill the Vice-President here.
23rd Aug '15 10:13:25 AM nombretomado
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* The Presidential mansion in ''GundamWing Endless Waltz'' bears a strong resemblance to it...despite being located in Brussels, Belgium.

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* The Presidential mansion in ''GundamWing Endless Waltz'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'' bears a strong resemblance to it...despite being located in Brussels, Belgium.
27th Jul '15 10:13:53 AM siberia82
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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', Nightcrawler breaches security at the White House and comes within an inch of stabbing the president before being winged by a Secret Service agent, allowing him to break his mind control.

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* In ''Film/X2XMenUnited'', ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/X2XMenUnited'':
Nightcrawler breaches security at the White House and comes within an inch of stabbing the president before being winged by a Secret Service agent, allowing him Nightcrawler to break free of his mind control.control.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': The 1973 portion of the climax occurs on the lawn in front of the White House, which culminates in [[spoiler:Magneto's attempt to assassinate President Nixon and his cabinet]].
22nd Jul '15 6:53:26 PM R1ck
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* [[BarackObama President Obama]] [[CaptainObvious lives in one.]]

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