History Main / VelvetRevolution

31st Dec '16 7:21:04 PM nombretomado
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* The UsefulNotes/{{Portug|al}}uese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution Carnation Revolution]] planned by the Armed Forces that brought an end to 60 years of dictatorship and the Colonial War was almost bloodless. The Carnation became the symbol of the revolution due to the soldiers marching the streets with those flowers on the tip of their guns. Only four people were killed by the state police before surrendering. Also, the start of the revolution was signaled by playing Portugal's [[EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] entry.

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* The UsefulNotes/{{Portug|al}}uese [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution Carnation Revolution]] planned by the Armed Forces that brought an end to 60 years of dictatorship and the Colonial War was almost bloodless. The Carnation became the symbol of the revolution due to the soldiers marching the streets with those flowers on the tip of their guns. Only four people were killed by the state police before surrendering. Also, the start of the revolution was signaled by playing Portugal's [[EurovisionSongContest [[Series/EurovisionSongContest Eurovision]] entry.
12th Oct '16 8:55:39 AM StarSword
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* One story arc in ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' has a WellIntentionedExtremist faction attempt a palace coup against Her Majesty's Government to install a more authoritarian system. Harry Pierce's MI-5 team manages to counter them amid massive peaceful protests against the coup leaders, despite their attempts to turn the protests violent. In the end there are only two casualties, one MI-5 analyst murdered by the coup faction, one protester shot by a police officer misled by them, and the bad guys all land in jail.
6th Oct '16 2:16:44 PM RhymeBeat
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* In VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice the final case Turnabout Revolution has [[spoiler: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Garan]] sics her guards on everyone who had gathered their to protest her regime and it's corrupt criminal justice system. Apollo Justice and the defense team are literally held at gun point. Naturally as this game is still about lawyers the Queen is defeated not by violent means, but by Apollo exposing her inability to channel spirits. This makes her an illegitimate queen according to Kurainese law. Afterwords her niece, the fourteen year old, Rayfa takes over the throne, with her older brother Nahyuta acting as her regent until she's old enough to rule.]]

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* In VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice the final case Turnabout Revolution has [[spoiler: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Garan]] sics sic her guards on everyone who had gathered their to protest her regime and it's corrupt criminal justice system. Apollo Justice and the defense team are literally held at gun point. Naturally as this game is still about lawyers the Queen is defeated not by violent means, but by Apollo exposing her inability to channel spirits. This makes her an illegitimate queen according to Kurainese law. Afterwords her niece, the fourteen year old, Rayfa takes over the throne, with her older brother Nahyuta acting as her regent until she's old enough to rule.]]
6th Oct '16 2:16:08 PM RhymeBeat
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* In VideoGame/PheonixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice the final case Turnabout Revolution has [[spoiler: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Garan]] sics her guards on everyone who had gathered their to protest her regime and it's corrupt criminal justice system. Apollo Justice and the defense team are literally held at gun point. Naturally as this game is still about lawyers the Queen is defeated not by violent means, but by Apollo exposing her inability to channel spirits. This makes her an illegitimate queen according to Kurainese law. Afterwords her niece, the fourteen year old, Rayfa takes over the throne, with her older brother Nahyuta acting as her regent until she's old enough to rule.]]

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* In VideoGame/PheonixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice VideoGame/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice the final case Turnabout Revolution has [[spoiler: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Garan]] sics her guards on everyone who had gathered their to protest her regime and it's corrupt criminal justice system. Apollo Justice and the defense team are literally held at gun point. Naturally as this game is still about lawyers the Queen is defeated not by violent means, but by Apollo exposing her inability to channel spirits. This makes her an illegitimate queen according to Kurainese law. Afterwords her niece, the fourteen year old, Rayfa takes over the throne, with her older brother Nahyuta acting as her regent until she's old enough to rule.]]
6th Oct '16 2:15:34 PM RhymeBeat
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* In VideoGame/PheonixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice the final case Turnabout Revolution has [[spoiler: [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen Queen Garan]] sics her guards on everyone who had gathered their to protest her regime and it's corrupt criminal justice system. Apollo Justice and the defense team are literally held at gun point. Naturally as this game is still about lawyers the Queen is defeated not by violent means, but by Apollo exposing her inability to channel spirits. This makes her an illegitimate queen according to Kurainese law. Afterwords her niece, the fourteen year old, Rayfa takes over the throne, with her older brother Nahyuta acting as her regent until she's old enough to rule.]]
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.
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