History Main / WashingtonDCInvasion

31st Aug '16 4:27:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** The Race in ''{{Worldwar}}'' don't bother invading Washington DC--they just ''nuke'' it. This is considered a MoralEventHorizon for many who had previously collaborated with the Race (whose only other nuking to this point was an attack on Nazi Germany's capital Berlin). The Race themselves didn't see how it was any different. Propaganda films made much of a horror-inducing scene of the city turned to glass and panning to reveal the melted stub of the Washington Monument.

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** The Race in ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' don't bother invading Washington DC--they just ''nuke'' it. This is considered a MoralEventHorizon for many who had previously collaborated with the Race (whose only other nuking to this point was an attack on Nazi Germany's capital Berlin). The Race themselves didn't see how it was any different. Propaganda films made much of a horror-inducing scene of the city turned to glass and panning to reveal the melted stub of the Washington Monument.
30th Jul '16 6:09:31 PM nombretomado
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* DaveBarry's review of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' notes that the aliens' first mistake is attacking DC, as they seem to think attacking political centers will somehow make [[VastBureaucracy the government]] less effective. Similarly, millions of Americans take to the streets to celebrate that there are no more income taxes to pay.

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* DaveBarry's Creator/DaveBarry's review of ''Film/IndependenceDay'' notes that the aliens' first mistake is attacking DC, as they seem to think attacking political centers will somehow make [[VastBureaucracy the government]] less effective. Similarly, millions of Americans take to the streets to celebrate that there are no more income taxes to pay.
14th May '16 1:48:37 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** In ''{{Timeline-191}}'', Washington DC is surrounded and threatened by Confederates in the "War of Secession" (''this'' timeline's American Civil War), then shelled in the Second Mexican War in 1881, and shelled and captured ''again'' during the Great War. Unsurprisingly, the Union government has long since decamped to Philadelphia out of artillery range, and Washington is described as a cold city of monuments only kept in place to prove a point.

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** In ''{{Timeline-191}}'', ''Literature/Timeline191'', Washington DC is surrounded and threatened by Confederates in the "War of Secession" (''this'' timeline's American Civil War), then shelled in the Second Mexican War in 1881, and shelled and captured ''again'' during the Great War. Unsurprisingly, the Union government has long since decamped to Philadelphia out of artillery range, and Washington is described as a cold city of monuments only kept in place to prove a point.
23rd Apr '16 10:37:35 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Fanfic/CorelineOperationEndgame'': The second act of the story follows the heroes as they try their best to stem a ''massive'' invasion of DC by CHIMERA (an epic VillainTeamUp army composed of groups like COBRA, SPECTRE, the Decepticons and the Legion Of Doom. Think the GreatOffscreenWar of ''ComicBook/OldManLogan''). Even with multiple reinforcements requested and several of the heroes being a veritable OneManArmy, the best they can do is HoldTheLine long enough for the President to be safely evacuated (and deny CHIMERA one of its biggest targets).
22nd Feb '16 10:42:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Subverted in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'', where the original plan of FOXHOUND is to attack Washington. However, Liquid changes the target to an uninhabited nuclear test site in China, to demonstrate their power and persuade the Government to agree with their demands, which is what Liquid was really after.
21st Jan '16 2:10:16 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Supreme}}'': Prior to his escape, Korgo the Space Tyrant appeared in front of TheWhiteHouse, challenged UsefulNotes/BillClinton for a duel (aghast at the poor combat capabilities of "William Clint's Son" compared to those of his father, the HighPlainsDrifter), defeated him and [[KlingonPromotion declared himself next president of USA]] and Hillary Clinton his wife. Don't worry, Hillary scared him off.
* The climax of ''SupermanRedSon'' has Superman lead the invasion into Washington personally.

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* ''{{Supreme}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'': Prior to his escape, Korgo the Space Tyrant appeared in front of TheWhiteHouse, challenged UsefulNotes/BillClinton for a duel (aghast at the poor combat capabilities of "William Clint's Son" compared to those of his father, the HighPlainsDrifter), defeated him and [[KlingonPromotion declared himself next president of USA]] and Hillary Clinton his wife. Don't worry, Hillary scared him off.
* The climax of ''SupermanRedSon'' ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' has Superman lead the invasion into Washington personally.
7th Jan '16 4:07:22 AM jormis29
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* The WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''Film/WonderWoman'' has [[BigBad Ares]] invading Washington DC with an army of monsters and [[spoiler: zombie Amazons]]. When the army can't beat them, an army of Amazons arrive to defend the city. Notable for coming out shortly after the controversial ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'', where the Amazons are the ones ''invading'' DC.

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* The WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies film ''Film/WonderWoman'' ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' has [[BigBad Ares]] invading Washington DC with an army of monsters and [[spoiler: zombie Amazons]]. When the army can't beat them, an army of Amazons arrive to defend the city. Notable for coming out shortly after the controversial ''ComicBook/AmazonsAttack'', where the Amazons are the ones ''invading'' DC.
9th Dec '15 10:17:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheConduit'' takes place almost entirely in Washington D.C. at the start of such an invasion. The sequel, ''{{Conduit 2}}'', has a level where you return to the city at the peak of the invasion.

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* ''TheConduit'' ''VideoGame/TheConduit'' takes place almost entirely in Washington D.C. at the start of such an invasion. The sequel, ''{{Conduit ''VideoGame/{{Conduit 2}}'', has a level where you return to the city at the peak of the invasion.



* D.C. is one of the cities you can attack in ''CrushCrumbleAndChomp!''

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* D.C. is one of the cities you can attack in ''CrushCrumbleAndChomp!''''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp!''



* ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' culminates in DC, where the BigBad tries to nuke the White House.
* The intro of ''ShatteredUnion'' shows DC suffering a terrorist nuclear attack.

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* ''AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' ''VideoGame/AceCombatAssaultHorizon'' culminates in DC, where the BigBad tries to nuke the White House.
* The intro of ''ShatteredUnion'' ''VideoGame/ShatteredUnion'' shows DC suffering a terrorist nuclear attack.



* An invasion of Washington is the best possible ending of ''PanzerGeneral''.

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* An invasion of Washington is the best possible ending of ''PanzerGeneral''.''VideoGame/PanzerGeneral''.
27th Nov '15 12:03:47 AM Nohbody
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27th Nov '15 12:03:27 AM Nohbody
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* DC traffic, bad enough at the best of times, is routinely disrupted by rallies on the National Mall, conferences attended by multiple heads of state, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a thriving tourism industry]].
* Nowadays would most likely be averted, at least by non-extraterrestrials. Any InvadedStatesOfAmerica scenario is frankly implausible except by the largest powers (YanksWithTanks and the fact that a majority of households have personal firearms only being two of many reasons, with the most important relating to geography and transportation capability), and those that could even begin to try have plenty of reasons of their own to not pick a fight. If anything, the only hostile object that would enter the District would be [[NukeEm ICBMs]].
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