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29th Apr '18 8:57:20 PM azbyc15243
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* The Heiburg Republic in ''LightNovel/UndefeatedBahamutChronicle'' is actually a military dictatorship where soldiers routinely brutalize the citizens. It wasn't always this way, but oppression by a more powerful country created a need for greater military power, leading to the current situation.
19th Feb '18 2:23:04 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' has two. As its name suggests, the Democratic Republic of New Eden is a hellish theocratic tyranny. Then there is the Greater Galactic Happiness, Friendship, and Co-operation Collective, which is run by demented sadistic lemming-men intent on conquest.

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* ''SpaceCaptainSmith'' ''Literature/SpaceCaptainSmith'' has two. As its name suggests, the Democratic Republic of New Eden is a hellish theocratic tyranny. Then there is the Greater Galactic Happiness, Friendship, and Co-operation Collective, which is run by demented sadistic lemming-men intent on conquest.
3rd Feb '18 12:29:25 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Literature/Timeline191}}, the CSA under Featherston. Firstly, despite its name, the Confederate States (which, in RealLife as well as in the series, started out as a confederation of states with a somewhat weaker central government), becomes a unitary totalitarian state, where everyone must fall in line with Featherston and take their marching orders from Richmond. Secondly, the Freedom Party is about anything but freedom, as is lampshaded in the series. Considering it's an alternate-history version of NaziGermany (complete with Featherston eventually wanting to kill every black person in the Americas), the hypocrisy is intentional.

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* In {{Literature/Timeline191}}, the CSA under Featherston. Firstly, despite its name, the Confederate States (which, in RealLife as well as in the series, started out as a confederation of states with a somewhat weaker central government), becomes a unitary totalitarian state, where everyone must fall in line with Featherston and take their marching orders from Richmond. Secondly, the Freedom Party is about anything but freedom, as is lampshaded in the series. Considering it's an alternate-history version of NaziGermany UsefulNotes/NaziGermany (complete with Featherston eventually wanting to kill every black person in the Americas), the hypocrisy is intentional.
16th Dec '17 11:23:19 AM theLibrarian
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* In {{Literature/Timeline191}}, the CSA under Featherston. Firstly, despite its name, the Confederate States (which, in RealLife as well as in the series, started out as a confederation of states with a somewhat weaker central government), becomes a unitary totalitarian state, where everyone must fall in line with Featherston and take their marching orders from Richmond. Secondly, the Freedom Party is about anything but freedom, as is lampshaded in the series.

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* In {{Literature/Timeline191}}, the CSA under Featherston. Firstly, despite its name, the Confederate States (which, in RealLife as well as in the series, started out as a confederation of states with a somewhat weaker central government), becomes a unitary totalitarian state, where everyone must fall in line with Featherston and take their marching orders from Richmond. Secondly, the Freedom Party is about anything but freedom, as is lampshaded in the series. Considering it's an alternate-history version of NaziGermany (complete with Featherston eventually wanting to kill every black person in the Americas), the hypocrisy is intentional.
8th Jun '17 9:56:18 PM nombretomado
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* This has sort of happened in ''WildCards'', with the People's Paradise of Africa, which encompasses the Congo.

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* This has sort of happened in ''WildCards'', ''Literature/WildCards'', with the People's Paradise of Africa, which encompasses the Congo.
21st Apr '17 7:21:54 AM aziuka
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* The Republic of Gilead, a Christian fundamentalist theocracy in ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale''. In Gilead (which is supposedly somewhere in the US), women have little to no rights, are forbidden to read, write or hold a job, and fertile ones are used as brood mares for the upper class. Society is rigidly divided, privacy is practically nonexistent, [[SecretPolice the secret police]] is everywhere, and rebels deviating from societal or religious norms are hanged publicly.

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* The Republic of Gilead, a Christian fundamentalist theocracy in ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale''. In Gilead (which is supposedly somewhere in the US), women have little to no rights, are forbidden to read, write or hold a job, and fertile ones are used as brood mares for the upper class. Society is rigidly divided, privacy is practically nonexistent, [[SecretPolice the secret police]] is everywhere, and rebels deviating from societal or religious norms are hanged publicly. It's also implied that Jews and people of color have been massacred.
21st Apr '17 7:08:10 AM aziuka
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* The Republic of Gilead, a Christian fundamentalist theocracy in ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale''. In Gilead (which is supposedly somewhere in the US), women have little to no rights, are forbidden to read, write or hold a job, and fertile ones are used as brood mares for the upper class. Society is rigidly divided, privacy is practically nonexistent, [[SecretPolice the secret police]] is everywhere, and rebels deviating from societal or religious norms are hanged publicly.
26th Jan '17 9:54:22 PM PaulA
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* ''{{Literature/Foundation}}'': In the book ''Foundation and Empire'', you have the Republic of Korell, which is for all intents and purposes a one-man state ruled by an extremely repressive and vicious ruler named Asper Argo, who styles himself as {{Just the First Citizen}} and assures visitors that he is called the [[BlatantLies "Well-Beloved"]]. It is also wretchedly poor, has a SecretPolice and the infrastructure, like the population, seems poor and underdeveloped. The main character of the story, Hober Mallow, sourly notes that for such a beloved man, his house (which is more like a Palace) is unnaturally well-defended, heavily fortified and has a large complement of guards.

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In the book ''Foundation and Empire'', you have ''Literature/FoundationAndEmpire'', the Republic of Korell, which is for all intents and purposes a one-man state ruled by an extremely repressive and vicious ruler named Asper Argo, who styles himself as {{Just the First Citizen}} and assures visitors that he is called the [[BlatantLies "Well-Beloved"]]. It is also wretchedly poor, has a SecretPolice and the infrastructure, like the population, seems poor and underdeveloped. The main character of the story, Hober Mallow, sourly notes that for such a beloved man, his house (which is more like a Palace) is unnaturally well-defended, heavily fortified and has a large complement of guards.
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.
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