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5th Sep '16 6:31:23 PM Xmedic
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* In Philip K. Dick's short story "The Defenders": When nuclear war breaks out between the USA and the USSR, everyone on both sides goes into huge bunkers deep under ground and set robots to wage the war on their behalf. At the time of the story, no one has been above ground for eight years. In reality, [[spoiler: the robots ended the war as soon as all of the people were underground; all of the reports, photographs, and so forth that show the war's progress have been faked. The robots are waiting until the people are so tired of the war that they are willing to form one world government; in the meantime, they have repaired all of the cities and are keeping them in perfect condition.]]
4th Jul '16 2:50:09 AM Morgenthaler
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A {{Subversion}} of the FinalBattle, sometimes using a DeusExMachina, and can be used as a HappyEnding. It can also be a BittersweetEnding, as TheHero, TheObiWan, a highly sympathetic AntiVillain, etc. may be among the relatively few casualties or may sacrifice their home, fortune, dreams, etc., for peace.

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A {{Subversion}} of the FinalBattle, sometimes using a DeusExMachina, and can be used as a HappyEnding. It can also be a BittersweetEnding, as TheHero, TheObiWan, TheMentor, a highly sympathetic AntiVillain, etc. may be among the relatively few casualties or may sacrifice their home, fortune, dreams, etc., for peace.
4th Jul '16 12:11:20 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', after years of bloody conflict, [[spoiler:the Invid Regis, and the remaining invid, just... leave. But according to WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles, they leave with the earth's entire supply of protoculture, and their own means to produce more, which is why they had come to earth in the first place, so it's not like they leave emptyhanded.]]

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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', after years of bloody conflict, [[spoiler:the Invid Regis, and the remaining invid, just... leave. But according to WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles, ''WesternAnimation/RobotechTheShadowChronicles'', they leave with the earth's Earth's entire supply of protoculture, and their own means to produce more, which is why they had come to earth Earth in the first place, so it's not like they leave emptyhanded.]]empty-handed]].
23rd Jun '16 4:03:34 AM Doodler
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* ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness'' has this as a series premise. The raka could take back their country from the luarin but the war would be so long and bloody they'd probably destroy themselves trying. Instead they hid their royal family as a minor house for centuries, until eventually their descendants were a position to inherit the luarin throne. Meanwhile, they create a huge, complex [[LaResistance underground resistance]] to handle the political and social revolution needed for a biracial woman to rule their country and free the slaves. A few battles are fought and people are killed, but all out war is avoided.
4th Apr '16 12:54:33 AM Joysweeper
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* In ending route [[GoldenEnding 4B (Égalité)]] of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' an ugly escalation on both sides is averted, reason prevails, and the lawyer heroes go and prosecute and punish [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating the King of France]] preemptively to satisfy the revolutionaries. The saboteurs who so badly want a bloody revolt are the only casualties, even when explosives are used.


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* In [[BittersweetEnding 4C (Fraternité)]] of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' the deescalation mentioned above fails and people die. A hard-working protagonist can persuade the RebelLeader that she should stick to the ideals she considers impractical, which winds up persuading the police that there's no need for violence. Unfortunately [[ThanatosGambit those saboteurs]] work to avert this horribly at the last minute.
30th Mar '16 5:41:38 PM MsChibi
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* In ''Anime/HeatGuyJ'', a battle ensues for control of the entertainment district, Kabuki Road. Clair and his team fight against Judoh's military, while Daisuke confronts his brother, who is [[spoiler: the one behind all this.]] Long story short, everything goes back to normal.
21st Sep '15 5:55:10 PM jormis29
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* The Glorious Revolution in England in 1688 gained its name precisely because of how bloodless it was. A few soldiers did die in minor skirmishes, but an all-out civil war was avoided, at least for a little while, then the HanoverStuartWars broke out anyway.

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* The Glorious Revolution in England in 1688 gained its name precisely because of how bloodless it was. A few soldiers did die in minor skirmishes, but an all-out civil war was avoided, at least for a little while, then the HanoverStuartWars UsefulNotes/HanoverStuartWars broke out anyway.
19th Sep '15 5:03:06 PM surgoshan
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* ''Discworld/SmallGods'' '''almost''' breaks into war thanks to Omnia's rather nasty actions, but a kind prophet and a god who has learned compassion manage to force a peaceful resolution.
16th Jul '15 4:23:35 PM MarkLungo
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* In the [[UsefulNotes/MiddleEastUprising2011 Arab Spring]], [[ModernEgypt Egypt's]] revolution played out like this, and UsefulNotes/{{Yemen}} seems to be going this way (or at least as close to this way as possible in a country where there were already not one but ''two'' unrelated insurgencies before anything started).

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* In the [[UsefulNotes/MiddleEastUprising2011 Arab Spring]], [[ModernEgypt [[UsefulNotes/ModernEgypt Egypt's]] revolution played out like this, and UsefulNotes/{{Yemen}} seems to be going this way (or at least as close to this way as possible in a country where there were already not one but ''two'' unrelated insurgencies before anything started).



* Slovenian War of Independence, also known as Ten-Day War, especially compared to years of brutal warfare that ensued later in the rest of Yugoslavia.

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* Slovenian War of Independence, also known as Ten-Day War, especially compared to years of brutal warfare that ensued later in the rest of Yugoslavia.UsefulNotes/{{Yugoslavia}}.
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