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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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* ''{{Literature/Foundation}}'': ''{{Literature/Foundation}}'' series:
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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.
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]].
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