History Main / WashingtonDCInvasion

3rd Sep '17 5:46:56 PM Malady
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* As in the RealLife WarOf1812, the British forces in ''[[Literature/TrailOfGlory The Rivers of War]]''[[note]]hardback title; the paperback was titled ''1812: The Rivers of War''[[/note]] attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, in this AlternateHistory Sam Houston was present to help rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.

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* As in the RealLife WarOf1812, UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, the British forces in ''[[Literature/TrailOfGlory The Rivers of War]]''[[note]]hardback title; the paperback was titled ''1812: The Rivers of War''[[/note]] attack Washington, DC in a punitive raid. However, in this AlternateHistory Sam Houston was present to help rally the troops to defend the Capitol Building, effectively turning the British attack from a major propaganda victory to petty arson when they settle for torching other buildings after being bloodied badly and driven away in their attempt to assault the Capitol Building.



* TheWarOf1812. The British famously burned down the White House, the Capitol, and Treasury among other public buildings as part of the Chesapeake campaign. The overall campaign was a failure, however, due to the British failure to take Baltimore's Fort [=McHenry=] (later memorialized in song with [[EarWorm/NationalAnthems The Star Spangled Banner]].)

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* TheWarOf1812.UsefulNotes/WarOf1812. The British famously burned down the White House, the Capitol, and Treasury among other public buildings as part of the Chesapeake campaign. The overall campaign was a failure, however, due to the British failure to take Baltimore's Fort [=McHenry=] (later memorialized in song with [[EarWorm/NationalAnthems The Star Spangled Banner]].)
15th Jul '17 4:10:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the {{backstory}} of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Nemesis attacked Washington DC near the end of WorldWarII, and even managed to stage a ceremony where he was sworn in as Emperor of the Americas before heroes drove him out.

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* In the {{backstory}} of ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'', Nemesis attacked Washington DC near the end of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, and even managed to stage a ceremony where he was sworn in as Emperor of the Americas before heroes drove him out.
2nd May '17 9:37:57 PM KizunaTallis
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* In ''Fanfic/TheConversionBureauTheOtherSideOfTheSpectrum'', [[LesCollaborateurs the PER]] working in collusion with the [[TheEmpire Solar Empire]] launched an all-out assault on Washington DC to take out the heads of America's military (as the USA was one of the few countries that hasn't been too seriously affected by the barrier and provides much of the backbone of earth's military response to the empire's xenocidal campaign). The end result has the American president take the NuclearOption.
30th Apr '17 11:41:17 PM lillolillo
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* In ''[[Anime/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo]]'', Texas Mack's introductory fight is set in [[EagleLand his homeland's]] capital, defending [[MonumentalDamage the White House, what was left of the Washington Monument and all the other well-known landmarks]].

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* In ''[[Anime/GetterRobo ''[[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo]]'', Texas Mack's introductory fight is set in [[EagleLand his homeland's]] capital, defending [[MonumentalDamage the White House, what was left of the Washington Monument and all the other well-known landmarks]].



* The climax of ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' has Superman lead the invasion into Washington personally.

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* The climax of ''ComicBook/SupermanRedSon'' has Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} lead the invasion into Washington personally.
15th Apr '17 4:51:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* In UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, the Confederacy ''wanted'' to do this, but the closest they got was [[GeneralFailure General Jubal Early]], whose army reached the outskirts of Washington before being repelled at the Battle of Fort Stevens, where UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln watched the fighting with his top-hat on and was famously told ''"Get down, you fool!"'' by future Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, no less!

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* In UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, the Confederacy ''wanted'' to do this, but the closest they got was [[GeneralFailure General Jubal Early]], whose army reached the outskirts of Washington before being repelled at the Battle of Fort Stevens, where UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln watched the fighting with his top-hat on and was famously told ''"Get down, you fool!"'' by [[YoungFutureFamousPeople future Supreme Court Justice Justice]] Oliver Wendell Holmes, no less!
24th Mar '17 8:25:29 AM erforce
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* ''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.

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* ''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), High Plains Drifter), defeated him and [[KlingonPromotion declared himself next president of USA]] and Hillary Clinton his wife. Don't worry, Hillary scared him off.
26th Nov '16 11:53:11 AM rmctagg09
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* ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/HAWX'' features a PMC [[NGOSuperpower launching a multi-pronged attack on the USA]]. One of their main goals is to kidnap/kill the President, so of course, they invade Washington DC. Good thing the HAWX Squadron are there to repel them!
** They actually do manage to blow up the White House, but the First Family was currently on Air Force One. Which Artemis quickly tries to shoot down, and whom the HAWX have to defend.

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* ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/HAWX'' ''Creator/TomClancy'':
** VideoGame/{{HAWX}}''
features a PMC [[NGOSuperpower launching a multi-pronged attack on the USA]]. One of their main goals is to kidnap/kill the President, so of course, they invade Washington DC. Good thing the HAWX Squadron are there to repel them!
** *** They actually do manage to blow up the White House, but the First Family was currently on Air Force One. Which Artemis quickly tries to shoot down, and whom the HAWX have to defend.defend.
** In ''VideoGame/EndWar'', since it's the American capital, Washington DC can be invaded.
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.
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