History PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny / Literature

23rd Sep '16 12:59:31 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** In one of the ''Worlds of Honor'' short stories, a group of oppressed women and children escaping the planet Masada in a stolen spaceship need to figure out which ship in orbit they should seek help from. One from the Star Kingdom of Manticore, or one from the Peoples' Republic of Haven. They decide that they should [[GenreSavvy avoid the latter]], because if it really cared about people, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they wouldn't feel the need to say so in their name.]]

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** In one of the ''Worlds of Honor'' short stories, a group of oppressed women and children escaping the planet Masada in a stolen spaceship need to figure out which ship in orbit they should seek help from. One from the Star Kingdom of Manticore, or one from the Peoples' Republic of Haven. They decide that they should [[GenreSavvy avoid the latter]], latter, because if it really cared about people, [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial they wouldn't feel the need to say so in their name.]]name]].
8th Aug '16 9:46:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mocked in ''Series/TheDailyShow'''s ''[[AmericaTheBook America: The Book: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction]]'', which contained a chart demonstrating how as the Congo's "Inherent Lies in Name" had increased, so had its oppression level.

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* Mocked in ''Series/TheDailyShow'''s ''[[AmericaTheBook ''[[Literature/AmericaTheBook America: The Book: A Citizen's Guide To Democracy Inaction]]'', which contained a chart demonstrating how as the Congo's "Inherent Lies in Name" had increased, so had its oppression level.
11th Jul '16 6:51:59 PM Discar
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** The Foundation itself becomes this by the end of the book, due to corruption and inefficiency, until it is shaken up by [[OutsideContextVillain The Mule]]. The Mule himself sets up a Union of Worlds with himself as First Citizen of the Union -- which is to say, he sets up an autocratic regime centred around him that only avoids some of the standard totalitarian pitfalls because the Mule can ''ensure'' loyalty in both active and passive ways.

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** The Foundation itself becomes this by the end of the book, due to corruption and inefficiency, until it is shaken up by [[OutsideContextVillain [[OutsideContextProblem The Mule]]. The Mule himself sets up a Union of Worlds with himself as First Citizen of the Union -- which is to say, he sets up an autocratic regime centred around him that only avoids some of the standard totalitarian pitfalls because the Mule can ''ensure'' loyalty in both active and passive ways.
23rd Jun '16 4:30:11 PM marcoasalazarm
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* The Republic of Zangaro on Frederick Forsyth's ''Literature/TheDogsOfWar''.
11th Jun '16 4:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' series, the fortress city of the royal line that rules D'Hara is called the People's Palace. The name actually fits, in a weird way: The entire structure's design is that of a power spell, meant to sap energy from spellcasters on the grounds and give it to the ruling Rahl. The spell form, though, is "drawn" with all the people moving through the palace, so without them, it would be powerless.

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* In the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series, the fortress city of the royal line that rules D'Hara is called the People's Palace. The name actually fits, in a weird way: The entire structure's design is that of a power spell, meant to sap energy from spellcasters on the grounds and give it to the ruling Rahl. The spell form, though, is "drawn" with all the people moving through the palace, so without them, it would be powerless.
4th Jun '16 6:26:13 PM gewunomox
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--> [[{{REM}} Shiny Happy People's]] Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 5. Oppression level: [[DontAskJustRun hide]].

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--> [[{{REM}} [[Music/{{REM}} Shiny Happy People's]] Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 5. Oppression level: [[DontAskJustRun hide]].
1st Jun '16 2:23:16 AM GamerFromJump2
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** Played with by the Star ''Empire'' of Manticore. They fit the dictionary definition (an aggregate of nations or people ruled over by an emperor or other powerful sovereign or government). But they aren't ''imperial'', as in, they don't go out and conquer new territory. Every star nation that has joined has been the one to ''ask'' to be annexed. This is considered to be a superior fate to ending up under the aforementioned People's Republic of Haven, or the Solarian ''League'', which ''is'' imperial in all but name.
25th Mar '16 4:46:50 PM DaibhidC
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** Played more or less straight in ''The Compleat Discworld Atlas'', where it's revealed that the Agatean Empire is now the People's Beneficent Republic of Agatea. Madame Chairwoman is Twoflower's daughter Pretty Butterfly, who's not really ''evil'' as such, but the included list of regulations does suggest that the typical peasant doesn't have much more freedom than he did under a succession of insane emperors. And probably a lot less than he did under Emperor Cohen. This was foreshadowed back in ''Discworld/InterestingTimes'', when Rincewind predicted that if the Red Army overthrew the empire and announced the guys standing in fields looking after water buffalo now ruled themselves "by means of the People's Committee" there probably wouldn't actually be many water-buffalo-string-holders on the Committee, and probably quite a few members of the Red Army.
19th Mar '16 12:06:20 PM Prfnoff
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** ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': Averted with Oceania, which is never given a pre-title at all. As [[spoiler:O'Brien]] explains in the third-act GrandInquisitorScene, the Party has no illusions about what they are or [[{{Dystopia}} what kind of society they are creating]]. Since "Ingsoc" is short for English Socialism, and Orwell himself was an avowed socialist, Oceania might have been at least nominally a republic at first, though the Ministry of Truth has since been ruthlessly eliminating all evidence that freer forms of government ever existed.

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** ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': Averted with Oceania, which is never given a pre-title at all. As [[spoiler:O'Brien]] explains in the third-act GrandInquisitorScene, the Party has no illusions about what they are or [[{{Dystopia}} what kind of society they are creating]]. Since "Ingsoc" is short for English Socialism, and Orwell himself was an avowed socialist, Oceania might have been at least nominally a republic at first, though the Ministry of Truth has since been ruthlessly eliminating all evidence that freer forms of government could ever have existed.
19th Mar '16 12:05:16 PM Prfnoff
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** ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': Averted with Oceania, which is never given a pre-title at all. As [[spoiler:O'Brien]] explains in the third-act GrandInquisitorScene, the Party has no illusions about what they are or [[{{Dystopia}} what kind of society they are creating]]. Since "Ingsoc" is short for English Socialism, and Orwell himself was an avowed socialist, Oceania might have been at least nominally a republic at first, though the Ministry of Truth has since been ruthlessly expurgating all evidence that freer forms of government ever existed.

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** ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'': Averted with Oceania, which is never given a pre-title at all. As [[spoiler:O'Brien]] explains in the third-act GrandInquisitorScene, the Party has no illusions about what they are or [[{{Dystopia}} what kind of society they are creating]]. Since "Ingsoc" is short for English Socialism, and Orwell himself was an avowed socialist, Oceania might have been at least nominally a republic at first, though the Ministry of Truth has since been ruthlessly expurgating eliminating all evidence that freer forms of government ever existed.
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