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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.
1st Jun '16 10:53:55 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': In this history, set in the year 2027, the UN is de facto THE hegemonic superpower. It's gradually developing into an OneWorldOrder as the nation-states keep losing power and influence and it has its own army, including {{Humongous Mecha}}s to deal with emergences.
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30th May '16 12:40:11 AM Doug86
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* The [[AllInTheManual backstory]] to the ''[=Starfight=]'' series has UN's influence grow to such an extent that, in 2040, all members except for the [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Soviet States of Russia]] agree to hand over all means of political control to direct UN supervision. The SSR is left out of the new UN. In response to widespread criticism of the UN oversight, the UN shuts down the Internet to "secure government interests". By 2128, after the discovery of FTLTravel, the UN creates its own SpaceNavy, which rivals the SSR fleet by a large margin. In 2169, the UN invades the SSR, with a few political leaders managing to flee to the recently-colonized planet Mezen, becoming the Soviet States of Mezen. A decade later, the UN declares a monopoly on all FTL travel except for the SpaceNavy and two {{Mega Corp}}s. A failed AlienInvasion and a massive war with the SSM later, both the UN and the SSM cease to exist after Earth and Mezen are bombed back to the Stone Age by AI-controlled warships. The civilization on Earth is eventually rebuilt into the Alliance of New Beginning.

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* The [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual backstory]] to the ''[=Starfight=]'' series has UN's influence grow to such an extent that, in 2040, all members except for the [[MakeTheBearAngryAgain Soviet States of Russia]] agree to hand over all means of political control to direct UN supervision. The SSR is left out of the new UN. In response to widespread criticism of the UN oversight, the UN shuts down the Internet to "secure government interests". By 2128, after the discovery of FTLTravel, the UN creates its own SpaceNavy, which rivals the SSR fleet by a large margin. In 2169, the UN invades the SSR, with a few political leaders managing to flee to the recently-colonized planet Mezen, becoming the Soviet States of Mezen. A decade later, the UN declares a monopoly on all FTL travel except for the SpaceNavy and two {{Mega Corp}}s. A failed AlienInvasion and a massive war with the SSM later, both the UN and the SSM cease to exist after Earth and Mezen are bombed back to the Stone Age by AI-controlled warships. The civilization on Earth is eventually rebuilt into the Alliance of New Beginning.
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''
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