History MultinationalTeam / RealLife

10th Jan '17 8:17:43 AM KeithM
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* In an airline disaster, it isn't uncommon to have the investigation team be multinational. It's entirely possible the lead investigators will be from the country the plane crashed in, but other members include representatives of the country the airline is based in, people from a third country that manufactured the plane, experts brought in from a respected agency from a fourth country like the American National Transportation Safety Board (if they aren't already there), and as modern airliners are often assembled from assemblies made from countries other than the one it was finally assembled in, you can have people from a fifth, sixth, and seventh+ countries there as well. And if the incident is believed to be intentional, you'll have investigators from all the countries represented by the passengers and crew as well.
* In disasters, search and rescues and other such situations, especially at sea, it isn't uncommon to see the flags of many countries involved. The Chilean Mine Disaster and rescue provides a textbook example where multiple countries provided equipment, personnel, technical expertise and fabrication in order to rescue the trapped miners.
14th Dec '16 4:33:52 PM FungusFromYuggoth
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* In a non-military real-life example, a large percentage, if not the majority, on crews on civilian ships (merchantmen) are this trope nowadays. While on naval (i.e. military) vessels, the crew typically belongs to one nationality, that of the state in whose navy the warship is, on civilian, privately owned ships, there is no such restriction, and crews are hired from a large international pool of seafarers (many of them hailing from Asian and Pacific nations). Also, besides the MultinationalTeam, a peculiarity of modern merchant shipping is the fact that ships can be, and are, registered in any country - not necessarily that of the owner, but rather one with the most advantageous legal regulations for and lowest taxation on shipping. All of that leads to the funny -but common- situation of a ship being owned by a company or private country from one country, sailing under the flag of a second, unrelated country, and being crewed by people from a third country (or, more likely, from a third, fourth, fifth, sixth...as said above) again totally unrelated to the first two.

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* In a non-military real-life example, a large percentage, if not the majority, on of crews on civilian ships (merchantmen) are this trope nowadays. While on naval (i.e. military) vessels, vessels the crew typically belongs to one nationality, that nationality (that of the state in whose navy the warship is, serves), on civilian, privately owned ships, there is no such restriction, and crews are hired from a large international pool of seafarers (many of them hailing from Asian and Pacific nations). Also, besides the MultinationalTeam, a peculiarity of modern merchant shipping is the fact that ships can be, and are, be -and are- registered in any country - country: not necessarily that of the owner, but rather one with the most advantageous legal regulations for and lowest taxation on shipping. All of that leads to the funny -but common- situation of a ship being owned by a company or private country person from one country, sailing under the flag of a second, unrelated country, and being crewed by people from a third country (or, more likely, from a third, fourth, fifth, sixth...as said above) again totally unrelated to the first two.
14th Dec '16 4:31:55 PM FungusFromYuggoth
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* In a non-military real-life example, a large percentage, if not the majority, on crews on civilian ships (merchantmen) are this trope nowadays. While on naval (i.e. military) vessels, the crew typically belongs to one nationality, that of the state in whose navy the warship is, on civilian, privately owned ships, there is no such restriction, and crews are hired from a large international pool of seafarers (many of them hailing from Asian and Pacific nations). Also, besides the MultinationalTeam, a peculiarity of modern merchant shipping is the fact that ships can be, and are, registered in any country - not necessarily that of the owner, but rather one with the most advantageous legal regulations for and lowest taxation on shipping. All of that leads to the funny -but common- situation of a ship being owned by a company or private country from one country, sailing under the flag of a second, unrelated country, and being crewed by people from a third country (or, more likely, from a third, fourth, fifth, sixth...as said above) again totally unrelated to the first two.
3rd Nov '16 6:30:33 PM Sharlee
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* The 2016 summer Olympics features the debut of Team Refugees, for athletes displaced or expelled from their countries of origin. Selected by the IOC Executive Board, they received a standing ovation from the crowd at Rio's Opening Ceremony, and will compete under the Olympic flag.

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* The 2016 summer Olympics features featured the debut of Team Refugees, for athletes displaced or expelled from their countries of origin. Selected by the IOC Executive Board, they received a standing ovation from the crowd at Rio's Opening Ceremony, and will compete competing under the Olympic flag.
3rd Sep '16 11:09:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar the Prussian army and its allies (Great Britain and a few small German states) faced the armies of Austria, France, Russia, Sweden, Saxony, several smaller German states and of the HolyRomanEmpire. That last one was in itself a microcosm of contingents supplied by the middling-to-minute principalities etc. of the Empire, each of which was a sovereign nation at the time.

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* In the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar the Prussian army and its allies (Great Britain and a few small German states) faced the armies of Austria, France, Russia, Sweden, Saxony, several smaller German states and of the HolyRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire. That last one was in itself a microcosm of contingents supplied by the middling-to-minute principalities etc. of the Empire, each of which was a sovereign nation at the time.
2nd Sep '16 2:03:03 PM Morgenthaler
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** [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic The Austrian/Austro-Hungarian Empire]] was ''very'' much this trope. Although there was a predominant German (and Hungarian) veneer, the Habsburg domains were home to various peoples, cultures and beliefs, all more or less united by their loyalty to the clan. By WorldWarI, its military forces spoke multiple languages that part of an officer's job was to learn ''most if not all'' of them. Though at the time, this also gave the impression that, compared to ImperialGermany, Austrians [[ValuesDissonance weren't exactly "pure" Germans]].

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** [[TheSoundOfMartialMusic [[UsefulNotes/TheSoundOfMartialMusic The Austrian/Austro-Hungarian Empire]] was ''very'' much this trope. Although there was a predominant German (and Hungarian) veneer, the Habsburg domains were home to various peoples, cultures and beliefs, all more or less united by their loyalty to the clan. By WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, its military forces spoke multiple languages that part of an officer's job was to learn ''most if not all'' of them. Though at the time, this also gave the impression that, compared to ImperialGermany, UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany, Austrians [[ValuesDissonance weren't exactly "pure" Germans]].
6th Aug '16 11:25:41 AM Sharlee
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* The 2016 summer Olympics will feature the debut of Team Refugee, for athletes displaced or expelled from their countries of origin. They will be selected by the IOC Executive Board, and compete under the Olympic flag.

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* The 2016 summer Olympics will feature features the debut of Team Refugee, Refugees, for athletes displaced or expelled from their countries of origin. They will be selected Selected by the IOC Executive Board, they received a standing ovation from the crowd at Rio's Opening Ceremony, and will compete under the Olympic flag.
21st May '16 12:40:03 PM Terran117
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* The Imperial Russian army and succeeding RedsWithRockets during the Soviet era were this. Although media tends to only focus on the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn ethnic Russians]] since they were dominant, there were lots of Armenians, Georgians, Turkic, Siberian, other East Slavic, etc. forces within the military. It's probably one of the best examples of this trope, and all the more ironic when the Nazis were defeated by an army of people they considered ethnically inferior.
** TheNewRussia is a downplayed example, as Russia is now one country, but still as a very diverse population in its army.
* The WarsawPact was made up of various Eastern European nations, which is nothing to say of the Soviet's various Asian, Latino, African and Middle Eastern allies all united by their opposition to NATO.
** And ironically, many ex Warsaw Pact nations have joined NATO, which itself is a good example of this trope. NATO comprises of numerous [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin North Atlantic nations]].
* Socialist Yugoslavia's army tried to be this with an army of various Slavs, only for the multinationals to [[TheYugoslavWars turn on each other violently]]
5th Apr '16 12:14:01 PM Sharlee
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* Interpol was established in 1923 as the International Criminal Police Commission. Its membership spans 190 countries as of 2015, and works to coordinate member nations' law enforcement operations against terrorism, crimes against humanity, trafficking of drugs, weapons & humans, piracy, money laundering, computer crime, and other illegal activity spanning multiple nations.
5th Apr '16 12:07:35 PM Sharlee
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* The 2016 summer Olympics will feature the debut of Team Refugee, for athletes displaced or expelled from their countries of origin. They will be selected by the IOC Executive Board, and compete under the Olympic flag.
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