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30th Jan '16 11:33:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* The USN (United Solar Nations) in the ''JovianChronicles'' is an independent military peace-keeping and police force descended from the UN.
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* The USN (United Solar Nations) in the ''JovianChronicles'' ''TabletopGame/JovianChronicles'' is an independent military peace-keeping and police force descended from the UN.

* ''BluePlanet'' gives us the Global Ecology Organization (GEO) which was one of the last vestiges of the UN in the face of an agriculture destroying Blight. A century after being given control of Earth's military and scientific resources, it is now being challenged by the rest of a reinstituted UN who sees it as a dangerous relic.
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* ''BluePlanet'' ''TabletopGame/BluePlanet'' gives us the Global Ecology Organization (GEO) which was one of the last vestiges of the UN in the face of an agriculture destroying Blight. A century after being given control of Earth's military and scientific resources, it is now being challenged by the rest of a reinstituted UN who sees it as a dangerous relic.

* In ''{{Traveller}}'' the UN evolved into the Terran Confederation, which was strong enough to fight the Vilani. * In ''GURPS InfiniteWorlds'', there are a couple of instances: the Homeline United Nations which is becoming more powerful thanks to Infinity, and Gernsback's League of Nations, where J. P. Morgan (whose daughter married UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, creating an alliance between them) helped support the League of Nations and reform several nations, leading to a better economy that braved the 1929 crisis and a more powerful League that could force Italy and Japan to back-off from Ethiopia and China, as well as declare war on Soviet Russia when it came out that Stalin was trying to get an atomic bomb - and at the time the game begins, the League and the World Science Council are pretty much controlling the world. * The default setting for ''{{GURPS}} Supers'' featured a UN with quietly held tactical nuclear weapons. And the ability to tell nations to not make strategic ones. * Much like ''{{GURPS}} Supers'', the ''{{Champions}}' setting features UNTIL, a heavily armed world wide peacekeeping organization that [[RedShirt defends the public]] from super powered criminals. They are funded and controlled by the UN and have toys like personal energy weapons, giant aircraft carriers, and orbital bases.
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* In ''{{Traveller}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' the UN evolved into the Terran Confederation, which was strong enough to fight the Vilani. * In ''GURPS InfiniteWorlds'', TabletopGame/InfiniteWorlds'', there are a couple of instances: the Homeline United Nations which is becoming more powerful thanks to Infinity, and Gernsback's League of Nations, where J. P. Morgan (whose daughter married UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, creating an alliance between them) helped support the League of Nations and reform several nations, leading to a better economy that braved the 1929 crisis and a more powerful League that could force Italy and Japan to back-off from Ethiopia and China, as well as declare war on Soviet Russia when it came out that Stalin was trying to get an atomic bomb - and at the time the game begins, the League and the World Science Council are pretty much controlling the world. * The default setting for ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'' featured a UN with quietly held tactical nuclear weapons. And the ability to tell nations to not make strategic ones. * Much like ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'', the ''{{Champions}}' setting features UNTIL, a heavily armed world wide peacekeeping organization that [[RedShirt defends the public]] from super powered criminals. They are funded and controlled by the UN and have toys like personal energy weapons, giant aircraft carriers, and orbital bases.
23rd Jan '16 8:28:18 PM nombretomado
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* In the Wildstorm Universe, this is basically the case for the international super-team {{Stormwatch}}. Its team members actually get a lot of flak from America, which, in this continuity, wish ''they'' were the world police.
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* In the Wildstorm Universe, this is basically the case for the international super-team {{Stormwatch}}.ComicBook/{{Stormwatch}}. Its team members actually get a lot of flak from America, which, in this continuity, wish ''they'' were the world police.
20th Dec '15 8:54:53 AM Milarqui
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* In ''GURPS InfiniteWorlds'', there are a couple of instances: the Homeline United Nations which is becoming more powerful thanks to Infinity, and Gernsback's League of Nations, where J. P. Morgan (whose daughter married UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla, creating an alliance between them) helped support the League of Nations and reform several nations, leading to a better economy that braved the 1929 crisis and a more powerful League that could force Italy and Japan to back-off from Ethiopia and China, as well as declare war on Soviet Russia when it came out that Stalin was trying to get an atomic bomb - and at the time the game begins, the League and the World Science Council are pretty much controlling the world.
16th Sep '15 5:03:02 PM Tdarcos
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* In Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', the UN is replaced by the Federated Nations, and it has its own police force called the SS. The United States is just a minor player.
2nd Sep '15 8:15:54 AM allfictions
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The snide commentary is unecessary, moreso when the allusion is not made clear in the least.
** One of the UN's more audacious demands is that the US set aside a portion of its territory for a brand-new country called Aztlán. Hmm. When the US, quite naturally, refuses, the Americans are immediately being accused of refusing to play ball with the world community. Hmm, is any other country being asked to relinquish some of its own territory for another group of people?
3rd Aug '15 3:12:39 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MobileSuitGundam00'', the UN starts off like its real world counterpart: lacking influence and mostly dealing with humanitarian efforts. Once the power blocs begin to work together, a joint military force is formed under the auspices of the UN. Eventually, the superpowers reform the UN into the Earth Sphere Federation.
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* In ''MobileSuitGundam00'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', the UN starts off like its real world counterpart: lacking influence and mostly dealing with humanitarian efforts. Once the power blocs begin to work together, a joint military force is formed under the auspices of the UN. Eventually, the superpowers reform the UN into the Earth Sphere Federation.
11th May '15 12:49:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the UN gains actual political power through its control of alien technology (when the alien traders visited earth, they'd only negotiate with 'the planet's government' and not with any individual nation on the planet). Are you a world leader and want your nation to have access to room-temperature superconductors, compact fusion reactors, and miracle drugs that cure cancer? Better toe the UN line then...
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* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', ''Roleplay/GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', the UN gains actual political power through its control of alien technology (when the alien traders visited earth, they'd only negotiate with 'the planet's government' and not with any individual nation on the planet). Are you a world leader and want your nation to have access to room-temperature superconductors, compact fusion reactors, and miracle drugs that cure cancer? Better toe the UN line then...
14th Apr '15 5:03:04 PM nombretomado
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* In ''DarkerThanBlack'', TheSyndicate runs the U.N., which makes it a very powerful organization probably more so than actual nations. PANDORA is basically their own army.
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* In ''DarkerThanBlack'', ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'', TheSyndicate runs the U.N., which makes it a very powerful organization probably more so than actual nations. PANDORA is basically their own army.
14th Feb '15 1:45:48 AM MarqFJA
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Compare InterpolSpecialAgent. See also NGOSuperpower, OneWorldOrder.
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Compare InterpolSpecialAgent. See also NGOSuperpower, OneWorldOrder.OneWorldOrder, and FictionalUnitedNations.
14th Feb '15 1:43:50 AM MarqFJA
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A fictional, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture[=/=]ExtyYearsFromNow version of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations that [[NGOSuperpower possesses political, military and/or economic power on par with a world superpower (or even hyperpower)]].[[note]]And for the record, this means that the UN effectively answers to no government save its own, thus technically qualifying it for "non-governmental organization" status.[[/note]] Or perhaps it takes the next step: becoming a [[OneWorldOrder planetwide government]].
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A fictional, TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture[=/=]ExtyYearsFromNow TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture[=/=]ExtyYearsFromNow[=/=]AlternateHistory version of the UsefulNotes/UnitedNations that [[NGOSuperpower possesses political, military and/or economic power on par with a world superpower (or even hyperpower)]].[[note]]And for the record, this means that the UN effectively answers to no government save its own, thus technically qualifying it for "non-governmental organization" status.[[/note]] Or perhaps Oftentimes, it takes operates and is structured like a [[TheFederation huge federalized union of its member states]]. It could even take the next step: becoming a [[OneWorldOrder planetwide government]].
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