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7th Aug '17 9:01:39 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'', the UN has grown in power and influence to the point where it's almost a OneWorldOrder. Several nations (including the US, Japan, and Russia) still resist UN's more and more forceful demands that they join the European-dominated organization. This gets to the point where UN-assigned overseers sent to the American excavation site in Cydonia, Mars, keep acting as if they're in charge of the mission, even though their official role is "observers only". Halfway through the novel, [[spoiler:the UN declares war on the "rogue" states over the findings on Mars]]. There is also a lot of pressure on the US to give up its Southwest for a new Latino nation called Aztlan. When the Americans understandably refuse, they're accused of being selfish and refusing to integrate with the world.

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* In Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'', Creator/IanDouglas's ''Literature/SemperMars'', the UN has grown in power and influence to the point where it's almost a OneWorldOrder. Several nations (including the US, Japan, and Russia) still resist the UN's more and more forceful demands that they join the European-dominated organization. This gets to the point where UN-assigned overseers sent to the American excavation site in Cydonia, Mars, keep acting as if they're in charge of the mission, even though their official role is "observers only". Halfway through the novel, [[spoiler:the UN declares war on the "rogue" states over the findings on Mars]]. There is also a lot of pressure on the US to give up its Southwest for a new Latino nation called Aztlan. When the Americans understandably refuse, they're accused of being selfish and refusing to integrate with the world.
17th Mar '17 8:39:34 PM Eagal
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In RealLife, the UN has no military force of its own, and acts primarily through sanctions, [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering when its members can be made to agree on anything in the first place]]. UN "military" are generally peacekeeping forces made up of units and equipment volunteered from member nations. As a result, many instances of this trope require that the UN adjust its structure to become much more powerful; frequently there is some form of world-threatening crisis that demands a unified multi-national force under UN command that [[{{Cincinnatus}} results in the UN becoming far stronger]]. (Some of its detractors go so far as to say that the UN has ''no real authority'' whatsoever, although this view is usually held by those who oppose whatever view the majority of its members hold.)

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In RealLife, the UN has no military force of its own, and acts primarily through sanctions, [[NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering when its members can be made to agree on anything in the first place]]. Some of its detractors go so far as to say that the UN has ''no real authority'' whatsoever, although this view is usually held by those who oppose whatever view the majority of its members hold. UN "military" are generally peacekeeping forces made up of units and equipment volunteered from member nations. As a result, many instances of this trope require that the UN adjust its structure to become much more powerful; frequently there is some form of world-threatening crisis that demands a unified multi-national force under UN command that [[{{Cincinnatus}} results in the UN becoming far stronger]]. (Some of its detractors go so far as to say that the UN has ''no real authority'' whatsoever, although this view is usually held by those who oppose whatever view the majority of its members hold.)
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5th Mar '17 5:39:10 PM nombretomado
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* The U.N. in ''Comicbook/THUNDERAgents'' stands for United Nations (The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves), but it is not clear how directly associated with the UN they are. In the Creator/DCComics version, the "Higher United Nations" appears to be a distinct organisation, seperate from the regular United Nations.

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* The U.N. in ''Comicbook/THUNDERAgents'' stands for United Nations (The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves), but it is not clear how directly associated with the UN they are. In the Creator/DCComics version, the "Higher United Nations" appears to be a distinct organisation, seperate separate from the regular United Nations.



* In MarvelComics, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} wavers back and forth between being a UN peacekeeping force and being affiliated with the USA exclusively.

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* In MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} wavers back and forth between being a UN peacekeeping force and being affiliated with the USA exclusively.
23rd Feb '17 7:40:20 AM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.

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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} ''[[{{Literature/GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.
22nd Feb '17 12:21:33 PM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of their "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.

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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of their "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.
22nd Feb '17 12:19:27 PM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.

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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of their "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement/hazard containment agency.
22nd Feb '17 12:16:38 PM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement agency.

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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement enforcement/hazard containment agency.
22nd Feb '17 11:59:23 AM JoeBerridgeBeale
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* In the [[{{Superhero}} superhero]] [[{{WebSerialNovel}} web serial novel]] ''[[{{GamerGirl2016}} Gamer Girl]]'', the United Nations holds the authority to exile any paranormal being to a North Atlantic archipelago called the Nine Hundred Islands. This is done in order to free the UN member states of "paranormal problems". Thus, the ''Gamer Girl'' [[{{TheVerse}} Verse]] United Nations acts as a sort of international immigration enforcement agency.
4th Dec '16 12:47:52 PM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'', the UN has grown in power and influence to the point where it's almost a OneWorldOrder. Several nations (including the US, Japan, and Russia) still resist UN's more and more forceful demands that they join the European-dominated organization. This gets to the point where UN-assigned overseers sent to the American excavation site in Cydonia, Mars, keep acting as if they're in charge of the mission, even though their official role is "observers only". Halfway through the novel, [[spoiler:the UN declares war on the "rogue" states over the findings on Mars]].

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* In Creator/WilliamHKeithJr's ''[[Literature/GalacticMarines Semper Mars]]'', the UN has grown in power and influence to the point where it's almost a OneWorldOrder. Several nations (including the US, Japan, and Russia) still resist UN's more and more forceful demands that they join the European-dominated organization. This gets to the point where UN-assigned overseers sent to the American excavation site in Cydonia, Mars, keep acting as if they're in charge of the mission, even though their official role is "observers only". Halfway through the novel, [[spoiler:the UN declares war on the "rogue" states over the findings on Mars]]. There is also a lot of pressure on the US to give up its Southwest for a new Latino nation called Aztlan. When the Americans understandably refuse, they're accused of being selfish and refusing to integrate with the world.
26th Nov '16 3:12:40 PM nombretomado
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* Much like ''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.

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* Much like ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers'', the ''{{Champions}}' ''TabletopGame/{{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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