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24th May '16 7:08:32 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** By ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', they have renamed themselves as "New U.N." once the Zolans join as a member state, with its 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 "New U.N." once as more and more species like the Zolans join as a member state, [[Anime/Macross7 Zolans]] and [[Anime/MacrossDelta Ragnans]] have joined them, with its their space forces being called New U.N. Spacy, or just N.U.N.S.
15th May '16 3:38:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* The UN Peacekeepers faction in ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri]]'', which -- like any other faction -- you can develop from a single colony into [[OneWorldOrder a world government]]. They consider themselves to be the true representatives of the UN, and their leader Pravin Lal (former NumberTwo aboard the ''Unity'') has the title Commissioner.

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* The UN Peacekeepers faction in ''[[SidMeiersAlphaCentauri Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri]]'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', which -- like any other faction -- you can develop from a single colony into [[OneWorldOrder a world government]]. They consider themselves to be the true representatives of the UN, and their leader Pravin Lal (former NumberTwo aboard the ''Unity'') has the title Commissioner.



* This happens over the course of the ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series. The United Nations Global Defense Initiative was founded as a black-ops, anti-terrorist unit, but is reformed into what is essentially the UN's military in response to the Brotherhood of Nod's coalition of disaffected Third World nations. But as [[GreenRocks Tiberium]] spreads across the planet, most of the UN's member nations collapse under the strain of dealing with the catastrophic ecological damage, leaving GDI as the only organization capable of keeping order. By ''Tiberium Wars'' the United Nations has been effectively subsumed by GDI, a would-be OneWorldOrder opposed by its old enemy the Brotherhood of Nod, [[NGOSuperpower which has performed a similar stabilizing role]] in the Tiberium-racked Third World.

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* This happens over the course of the ''CommandAndConquerTiberium'' ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberium'' series. The United Nations Global Defense Initiative was founded as a black-ops, anti-terrorist unit, but is reformed into what is essentially the UN's military in response to the Brotherhood of Nod's coalition of disaffected Third World nations. But as [[GreenRocks Tiberium]] spreads across the planet, most of the UN's member nations collapse under the strain of dealing with the catastrophic ecological damage, leaving GDI as the only organization capable of keeping order. By ''Tiberium Wars'' the United Nations has been effectively subsumed by GDI, a would-be OneWorldOrder opposed by its old enemy the Brotherhood of Nod, [[NGOSuperpower which has performed a similar stabilizing role]] in the Tiberium-racked Third World.
13th May '16 7:24:19 PM zarpaulus
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* In the ''Literature/TakeshiKovacs'' novels the UN Protectorate governs Earth and several other systems, control maintained by [[SuperSoldier "Envoys"]] who specialize in breaking up resistance movements.
22nd Apr '16 4:24:25 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The U.N. in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', whose rise into a OneWorldOrder was kickstarted by the title spaceship's arrival on Earth, and was ultimately renamed to "Earth U.N. Government".

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* The U.N. in ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'', ''Anime/{{Macross}}'', whose rise into a OneWorldOrder was kickstarted by the title spaceship's spaceship ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''[='s=] arrival on Earth, and was ultimately renamed to "Earth U.N. Government".



** In the Robotech adapation, the crash of the ship that would be refitted into the SDF-1 Macross also results in the creation of a world government but instead of starting a global civil war, it ends a global civil war.

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** In the Robotech ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' adapation, the crash of the ship that would be refitted into the SDF-1 Macross also results in the creation of a world government but instead of starting a global civil war, war (as shown in ''Anime/MacrossZero''), it ends a global civil war.
20th Apr '16 8:13:10 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' imagines the UN having much more control, organization, and respect than it does in real life, what with controlling the launch of nuclear weapons and issuing global advisories during alien invasions and worldwide crises. They also maintain a paramilitary force known as UNIT.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' imagines the UN having much more control, organization, and respect than it does in real life, what with controlling the launch of nuclear weapons and issuing global advisories during alien invasions and worldwide crises. They also maintain a paramilitary force known as UNIT.UNIT, which is meant to deal with existential threats to world civilisation as a whole, whether extra-terrestrial or terrestrial in origin.
16th Apr '16 2:00:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheForeverWar''

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* ''TheForeverWar''%%* ''Literature/TheForeverWar''
17th Feb '16 5:56:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Invasion]]'', the UN is still, technically, the same entity it is today, except for the existence of the United Space Forces, a supranational military force answerable to the UN Security Council, which is dominated by the three global superpowers (North America, Europe, Russia), who are determined to keep the other nations (including China, India, and the Muslim world) out of space.The USF is, typically, a monolithic entity, although there are occasional attempts by their sponsoring nations to use the USF for their own political goals. The three admirals in charge of the force usually try to resist, even though each of them comes from one of the three powers. The admirals are determined to keep the USF separate from Earth politics, knowing that Earth's safety depends on the USF remaining unified. The sequel ''Retaliation'' reveals that, several decades after the failed [[HumanAlien Faata]] invasion, the UN is reformed into the World Parliament, an attempt at creating a OneWorldOrder. The Security Council becomes the Solar System Security Committee. The USF remains largely unchanged, except for expanding its operations beyond the Solar System thanks to ImportedAlienPhlebotinum.

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* In Creator/MikhailAkhmanov's ''[[Literature/ArrivalsFromTheDark Invasion]]'', the UN is still, technically, the same entity it is today, except for the existence of the United Space Forces, a supranational military force answerable to the UN Security Council, which is dominated by the three global superpowers (North America, Europe, Russia), who are determined to keep the other nations (including China, India, and the Muslim world) out of space.The USF is, typically, a monolithic entity, although there are occasional attempts by their sponsoring nations to use the USF for their own political goals. The three admirals in charge of the force usually try to resist, even though each of them comes from one of the three powers. The admirals are determined to keep the USF separate from Earth politics, knowing that Earth's safety depends on the USF remaining unified. The sequel ''Retaliation'' reveals that, several decades after the failed [[HumanAlien Faata]] invasion, the UN is reformed into the World Parliament, an attempt at creating a OneWorldOrder. The Security Council becomes the Solar System Security Committee. The USF remains largely unchanged, except for expanding its operations beyond the Solar System thanks to ImportedAlienPhlebotinum.ImportedAlienPhlebotinum and increasing the number of the fleets to account for the expanding volume of space under human control. The World Parliament is later reformed into the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]], which also includes the other worlds settled by humans.
13th Feb '16 7:36:31 PM ZimFan89
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** The [[Series/TheExpanse TV adaptation]] expands on this by specifically stating that the UN serves as the governing body of Earth, Luna, and the Belt colonies under their control.
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.
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