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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.
24th Oct '16 10:28:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheOnion'' published a story about [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/un-acquires-nuclear-weapon,2638/ United Nations acquiring a nuclear weapon]] so they "will no longer be ignored".

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* ''TheOnion'' ''Website/TheOnion'' published a story about [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/un-acquires-nuclear-weapon,2638/ United Nations acquiring a nuclear weapon]] so they "will no longer be ignored".
19th Oct '16 3:27:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheEschatonSeries Eschaton]]'' series, the UN, consisting of most of the microstates of the [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]] post-[[TheSingularity Singularity]] Earth, is an interesting mix of "quite powerful" and "not very powerful at all": it mostly leaves local governments on Earth alone, but it has scores of agents tasked with enforcing the laws of the Eschaton -- a far-future expression of the Singularity that flung human civilizations across space for reasons unclear, but which wants the laws of causality to be preserved at any cost. It also a lot of pull for the mythical association with EarthThatWas (which they usually can't distinguish from Earth-That-Still-Is).

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* In Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[TheEschatonSeries Eschaton]]'' series, ''Literature/TheEschatonSeries'', the UN, consisting of most of the microstates of the [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]] post-[[TheSingularity Singularity]] Earth, is an interesting mix of "quite powerful" and "not very powerful at all": it mostly leaves local governments on Earth alone, but it has scores of agents tasked with enforcing the laws of the Eschaton -- a far-future expression of the Singularity that flung human civilizations across space for reasons unclear, but which wants the laws of causality to be preserved at any cost. It also a lot of pull for the mythical association with EarthThatWas (which they usually can't distinguish from Earth-That-Still-Is).
13th Aug '16 6:59:46 PM ZimFan89
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* ''Fanfic/TheBridge'' spin-off ''[[Fanfic/TheBridgeHumanitysStand Humanity's Stand]]'' establishes that the Global Defense Force is the result of the United Nations militarizing itself in light of the [[Film/PacificRim Anteverse]] invasion.
11th Aug '16 1:50:10 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The United Nations in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' founded both [[OneWorldOrder the Unified Earth Government]] (UEG) and the UN Space Command (UNSC); the UEG absorbed its parent organization into one of its branches, but was itself eventually subsumed during the Human-Covenant War by the ''UNSC'', which now rules all of humanity in the Milky Way galaxy. After the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC officially ceded ultimate authority back into the UEG, but WordOfGod states the former has not yet actually given up any real power.

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* The United Nations in ''{{Franchise/Halo}}'' founded both [[OneWorldOrder the Unified Earth Government]] (UEG) and the UN Space Command (UNSC); the UEG absorbed its parent organization into one of its branches, but was itself eventually subsumed during the Human-Covenant War by the ''UNSC'', which now rules all of humanity in the Milky Way galaxy.Orion Arm. After the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC officially ceded ultimate authority back into the UEG, but WordOfGod states the former has not yet actually given up any real power.
31st Jul '16 2:57:21 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 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 DCComics Creator/DCComics version, the "Higher United Nations" appears to be a distinct organisation, seperate from the regular United Nations.
26th Jul '16 12:21:29 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** By ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', they have renamed themselves as "New U.N." as more and more species like the [[Anime/Macross7 Zolans]] and [[Anime/MacrossDelta Ragnans]] have joined them, with their space forces being called New U.N. Spacy, or just N.U.N.S.

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** By ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', they have renamed themselves as developed into a much more decentralized federation called the "New U.N." as more and more species like the [[Anime/Macross7 Zolans]] and [[Anime/MacrossDelta Ragnans]] have joined them, with their space forces being called New U.N. Spacy, or just N.U.N.S.
11th Jul '16 5:36:46 PM zarpaulus
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'': One of the two pre-gen human empires is the United Nations of Earth (UNE), a Fanatic Individualist and Moderately Xenophilic [[TheRepublic Indirect Democracy]]. While pre-FTL empires of the "Fragmented Nations" government type are implied to have their own version of the (pre-superpower) UN since their Ruler is known as a "Secretary".
1st Jun '16 12:55:15 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': [[AfterTheEnd In the post-Third Impact world]], the UN is the only major political power left. However it's devolved into a military dictatorship led by a warlord who has got ahold of a large number of nukes.
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