History Main / VichyEarth

28th Mar '17 12:22:39 PM rjd1922
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* [[TheEmpire The Combine]] have done this to Earth in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Their plans, however, include converting ''all'' of humanity into either [[BodyHorror Stalker slaves]] or [[LesCollaborateurs Transhuman soldiers]]. Meanwhile, the planet gets its resources depleted, the oceans drained away and its atmosphere siphoned with [[TeleportersAndTransporters giant portals]]. It's all advertised as being [[BlatantLies for our own good]], as the page quote indicates.

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* [[TheEmpire The Combine]] have done this to Earth in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. Their plans, however, include converting ''all'' of humanity into either [[BodyHorror Stalker slaves]] or [[LesCollaborateurs [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Transhuman soldiers]]. Meanwhile, the planet gets its resources depleted, [[MarsNeedsWater the oceans drained away away]] and its atmosphere siphoned with [[TeleportersAndTransporters giant portals]]. It's all advertised as being [[BlatantLies for our own good]], as the page quote indicates.
17th Mar '17 6:26:37 PM Willbyr
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15th Mar '17 3:32:05 PM Ekelai
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* The second season finale of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' leaves it somewhat ambiguous as to whether or not this is the case with The Galactic Federation's assimilation of Earth, but the ARG tumblr shows that it very much is, with blatant misinformation about humans being given by the G-Fed as fact, and their casual steamrolling over human rights so long as they can derive profit or entertainment from their new subjects.
11th Feb '17 10:48:11 AM Belphegor
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The name is inspired by the French Third Republic and French State (two different entities, note) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".

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The name is inspired by the French State (established after the fall of France's Third Republic and French State (two different entities, note) Republic) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".
19th Jan '17 6:02:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what existence on Earth would be like when the Old Ones return. Some think that serving the new masters is the answer, but whether this leads to their survival, let alone humanity's, is doubtful. If so it's only for Cthulhu's petty amusement.

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* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what existence on Earth would be like when the Old Ones return. Some think that serving the new masters is the answer, but whether this leads to their survival, let alone humanity's, is doubtful. If so it's only for Cthulhu's petty amusement.
13th Dec '16 6:27:00 AM WillBGood
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** ''Literature/AStudyinEmerald'' plays with a similar concept: The Old Ones rose and took over the European monarchies at some point in the past. Life goes on...even if the Old Ones tend to munch on the occasional mind now and again (something treated with a shrug in the story).

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** ''Literature/AStudyinEmerald'' "Literature/AStudyInEmerald" plays with a similar concept: The Old Ones rose and took over the European monarchies at some point in the past. Life goes on...even if the Old Ones tend to munch on the occasional mind now and again (something treated with a shrug in the story).
14th Nov '16 8:13:33 PM PaulA
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* In ''The Ganymede Takeover'' by Creator/PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson, Earth has been conquered by worm-like aliens from one of Jupiter's moons. They administer the planet via human collaborators - some willing, others former Resisters who've been reconditioned by disturbed psychiatric genius Rudolph Balkani. Unfortunately when Balkani and some other collaborators commit suicide the Ganymedeans wrongly assume the LaResistance have completely infiltrated the collaborationist regime and, as direct rule would be too costly, decide to withdraw from Earth and sterilise it entirely.

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* In ''The Ganymede Takeover'' ''Literature/TheGanymedeTakeover'' by Creator/PhilipKDick and Ray Nelson, Earth has been conquered by worm-like aliens from one of Jupiter's moons. They administer the planet via human collaborators - some collaborators--some willing, others former Resisters who've been reconditioned by disturbed psychiatric genius Rudolph Balkani. Unfortunately when Balkani and some other collaborators commit suicide the Ganymedeans wrongly assume the LaResistance have completely infiltrated the collaborationist regime and, as direct rule would be too costly, decide to withdraw from Earth and sterilise it entirely.
15th Oct '16 5:52:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{V}}'': The Visitors in the original 2 miniseries and TV series; their counterparts in the [[Series/{{V 2009}} 2009 remake]] are obviously but slowly setting the stage for this.

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* ''Series/{{V}}'': ''Series/{{V 1983}}'': The Visitors in the original 2 miniseries and TV series; their counterparts in the [[Series/{{V 2009}} 2009 remake]] are obviously but slowly setting the stage for this.
5th Sep '16 2:33:24 AM Nithael
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The name is inspired by the French Third Republic and French State (two different entities, note) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'la Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".

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The name is inspired by the French Third Republic and French State (two different entities, note) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In 1940 French National Assembly voted extraordinary power to Marshall Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who agreed to armistices with UsefulNotes/NaziGermany and FascistItaly and became chief of the newly formed 'French State' which succeeded the Third Republic. Initially northern France was occupied by Germany, some parts along the Alps (and later Corsica as well) were occupied by Italy, and southern France remained under direct French control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa town of Vichy the seat of government and de facto capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany assumed direct control over the 'la Zone 'Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied invasion. Though it called itself the French State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy. French military and political elements that wished to continue the fight against the Axis and resist its new French client took the form of LaResistance, "Free France/Fighting France".
5th Sep '16 2:16:42 AM PaulA
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* Earth after it is conquered by the Kalkans in ''Literature/TheMoonMen'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.

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* Earth after it is conquered by the Kalkans Kalkars in ''Literature/TheMoonMen'' by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs.
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