History Main / VichyEarth

21st Jul '16 7:34:16 PM DarkHunter
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* That's what happens when your planet gets conquered by the [[TheEmpire Abh Empire]] or, for than matter, [[TheFederation United Mankind]] in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. [[GreyAndGrayMorality Both sides have their good and bad points]], but independent planets are not given any choice about joining the Abh Empire, and aren't always allowed to say no to United Mankind either.

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* That's what happens when your planet gets conquered by the [[TheEmpire Humankind Abh Empire]] or, for than that matter, [[TheFederation the United Mankind]] in ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''. The other factions in the story haven't really been explored enough to know what their policies on independents are. [[GreyAndGrayMorality Both sides have their good and bad points]], but independent planets are not given any choice about joining the Abh Empire, and aren't always allowed to say no to the United Mankind either.either.
31st Mar '16 1:21:55 AM FrustratedFox
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Whatever the reason, Terra Firma has become a Vichy planet. Best case scenario, the aliens are [[WellIntentionedExtremist just doing it for our own good]] and intend to make sure [[LesCollaborateurs the new government]] works out for us. Worst case scenario, [[ToServeMan we all go into the meatgrinder]].

The name is inspired by the Third Republic and State of France (two different countries, note) during WorldWarTwo. In 1940 the government of the French Third Republic voted to replace the Republic with 'The State/Country of France' and give absolute power to Marshall Petain, the hero of Verdun, who he negotiated a peace treaty with Germany. Northern France was occupied by Germany, and southern France remained under French control. Petain made the spa-town of Vichy the new capital and presided over a two-year (1940-42) era of close co-operation with and aid to Germany until Germany invaded again so it could fortify southern France against an allied amphibious invasion. Though it called itself 'The French State', the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Regime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy.

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Whatever the reason, Terra Firma has become a client of some extraterrestrial power: a Vichy planet.Planet administered by local collaborators. Best case scenario, the aliens are [[WellIntentionedExtremist just doing it for our own good]] and intend to make sure [[LesCollaborateurs the new government]] works out for us. Worst case scenario, [[ToServeMan we all go into the meatgrinder]].

The name is inspired by the French Third Republic and French State of France (two different countries, entities, note) during WorldWarTwo. In 1940 the government of the French Third Republic National Assembly voted to replace the Republic with 'The State/Country of France' and give absolute extraordinary power to Marshall Petain, Philippe Pétain, the hero of Verdun, who he negotiated a peace treaty agreed to armistices with Germany. Northern 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. Petain control, an area known as 'la Zone libre', "the Free Zone". Pétain made the spa-town spa town of Vichy the new 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 invaded again assumed direct control over the 'la Zone libre' so it could fortify southern France against an allied amphibious invasion. Though it called itself 'The the French State', State, the allies dubbed it "Vichy France" or "The Vichy Regime" Régime" and the very name 'Vichy' became something of a byword for pragmatic, if somewhat shamefaced, collaboration with the enemy.
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".
14th Mar '16 11:40:50 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place in an AlternateTimeline which assumes that XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world governments surrendered, with the Earth now being ruled by the alien led Advent Administration. The Advent claims to be helping Earth by building shining futuristic cities and providing a number of alien technologies that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state and make dissidents disappear. What's left of XCOM has gone underground, operating out of a flying MobileBase, and trying to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside the aliens, although XCOM soldiers are frequently forced to operate stealthily, since the organization now lacks global funding.

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** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place in an AlternateTimeline which assumes that XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world governments surrendered, with the Earth now being ruled by the alien led Advent Administration. The Advent claims to be helping Earth by building shining futuristic cities and providing a number of alien technologies that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state and make dissidents disappear. What's left of XCOM has gone underground, operating out of a flying MobileBase, and trying to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside the aliens, although whereas XCOM soldiers are frequently forced to operate stealthily, since the organization now lacks global funding.
14th Feb '16 6:08:28 PM pittsburghmuggle
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Somewhere between the [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill friendly aliens and the aliens who want to wipe us out completely]], there's a group whose intentions are definitely hostile, but not genocidal. They land on Earth, knock down our pathetic defenses, and decide [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans things would be better]] if they ran our lives for us. Maybe they need slaves, maybe they think we don't know how to govern ourselves, maybe they're setting the stage for a [[KillAllHumans far more worrisome]] [[ToServeMan and sometimes tasty (tasty for them, that is) plan]].

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Somewhere between the [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill friendly aliens and the aliens who want to wipe us out completely]], there's a group whose intentions are definitely hostile, but not genocidal. They land on Earth, UsefulNotes/{{Earth}}, knock down our pathetic defenses, and decide [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans things would be better]] if they ran our lives for us. Maybe they need slaves, maybe they think we don't know how to govern ourselves, maybe they're setting the stage for a [[KillAllHumans far more worrisome]] [[ToServeMan and sometimes tasty (tasty for them, that is) plan]].
18th Nov '15 2:35:22 AM erforce
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-->--'''Dr. Wallace Breen''', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''

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-->--'''Dr.-->-- '''Dr. Wallace Breen''', ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''



* Loki, by way of being a DarkMessiah during his rampage in ''Film/TheAvengers'', believes he and his Chitauri army will be the bringers of such a regime. [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], however, does not agree.

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* Loki, by way of being a DarkMessiah during his rampage in ''Film/TheAvengers'', ''Film/TheAvengers2012'', believes he and his Chitauri army will be the bringers of such a regime. [[Film/IronMan Tony Stark]], however, does not agree.
4th Oct '15 3:44:49 PM StFan
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* This was a major plot-point in the DarkerAndEdgier Giffen-Birnbaum LegionOfSuperHeroes: Earth was officially allied with the [[TheEmpire Dominators]], but in reality was under the Dominators control, and the earth government was fully collaborating with the Dominators. Needless to say, this put the Legion on the outs with earth.

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* This was a major plot-point in the DarkerAndEdgier Giffen-Birnbaum LegionOfSuperHeroes: ComicBook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}}: Earth was officially allied with the [[TheEmpire Dominators]], but in reality was under the Dominators control, and the earth government was fully collaborating with the Dominators. Needless to say, this put the Legion on the outs with earth.
28th Sep '15 4:08:26 PM R1ck
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* A popular UsefulNotes/{{conspiracy theor|ies}}y, put forth by Creator/DavidIcke and others, claims that Earth is secretly being controlled by [[TheReptilians reptilian aliens]] who [[TheyLookLikeUsNow have disguised themselves as human]] and run most of the world's governments (including making up most of the BritishRoyalFamily).
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27th Aug '15 6:23:42 AM Willbyr
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* The Arume treat humanity in this fashion in the manga and anime ''BlueDrop'', although their main reason not to destroy earth completely might be their [[MarsNeedsWomen attraction to its women]].

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* The Arume treat humanity in this fashion in the manga and anime ''BlueDrop'', ''Manga/BlueDrop'', although their main reason not to destroy earth completely might be their [[MarsNeedsWomen attraction to its women]].



* This is what takes places in Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner's second half. [[spoiler: Long story short: Eiji and company fail to get anyone to listen to them, and Earth is conquered by the Gradosians. Throughout the Ru Kain 1999 arc, they brutally occupy the planet, complete with [[TheQuisling "collaborators"]] [[LesCollaborateurs who sell out their race for privileges]]. (Though there's at least one FakeDefector in the last group.)]]

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* This is what takes places in Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner's ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'''s second half. [[spoiler: Long story short: Eiji and company fail to get anyone to listen to them, and Earth is conquered by the Gradosians. Throughout the Ru Kain 1999 arc, they brutally occupy the planet, complete with [[TheQuisling "collaborators"]] [[LesCollaborateurs who sell out their race for privileges]]. (Though there's at least one FakeDefector in the last group.)]]
22nd Aug '15 5:08:16 AM Psyclone
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** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place in an AlternateTimeline which assumes that XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world governments surrendered. The Advent claims to be helping Earth by building shining futuristic cities and providing a number of alien technologies that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state and make dissidents disappear. What's left of XCOM has gone underground, operating out of a flying MobileBase, and trying to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside the aliens, although XCOM soldiers are frequently forced to operate stealthily, since the organization now lacks global funding.

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** ''[[VideoGame/{{XCOM2}} XCOM 2]]'' begins with this trope, taking place in an AlternateTimeline which assumes that XCOM was unsuccessful in repelling the alien assault, and the world governments surrendered.surrendered, with the Earth now being ruled by the alien led Advent Administration. The Advent claims to be helping Earth by building shining futuristic cities and providing a number of alien technologies that improve human lives, but they also maintain a police state and make dissidents disappear. What's left of XCOM has gone underground, operating out of a flying MobileBase, and trying to undermine the Advent's control over Earth. LesCollaborateurs are now legitimate (and well-armed) enemies alongside the aliens, although XCOM soldiers are frequently forced to operate stealthily, since the organization now lacks global funding.
31st Jul '15 11:27:01 AM Allronix
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* ''Series/TheXFiles'': Much of the {{Mytharc}} is based around a small group of well-placed government officials, industrialists, and other powerful individuals making up a conspiracy to become the puppet rulers of an alien-conquered Earth. Chris Carter even explicitly calls them the Vichy government to the alien Third Reich in the hidden commentary track of the movie's soundtrack.
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