History PlayingWith / PeoplesRepublicofTyranny

23rd Apr '18 7:14:24 PM KillerClowns
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* '''Subverted''': The People's Republic of Tropeistan is ... a functioning democracy.

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* '''Subverted''': The People's Republic of Tropeistan is ... is... a functioning democracy.democracy, once the characters gets to see something other than enemy propaganda.
29th Dec '17 9:40:02 PM BananaPancakes
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** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a genuinely democratic republic, which would govern only its own people with their consent. However, [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized during their struggle]], [[KnightTemplar their methods became so extreme]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters that by the time the revolutionaries finally seize control]], [[MeetTheNewBoss the government that they have created is just as]] [[ReignOfTerror oppressive and brutal as]] [[FullCircleRevolution the one they replaced]].

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** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a genuinely democratic republic, which would govern only its own people with their consent. However, [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized during their struggle]], [[KnightTemplar their methods became so extreme]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters that by the time the revolutionaries finally seize control]], [[MeetTheNewBoss the government that they have created is just as]] [[ReignOfTerror oppressive and brutal as]] [[FullCircleRevolution the one they replaced]].replaced.]]



** Tropeistan originally ''was'' a democratic republic run for the benefit of the people, until the present ruling party took power. To maintain a veneer of legitimacy, said party don't bother to change the name or the constitution but rely on all manner of LoopholeAbuse in order to [[LawfulEvil "legally" maintain power]].

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** Tropeistan originally ''was'' a democratic republic run for the benefit of the people, until the present ruling party took power. To maintain a veneer of legitimacy, said party don't bother to change the name or the constitution but rely on all manner of LoopholeAbuse in order to [[LawfulEvil "legally" maintain power]].power "legally."]]



** In this universe, dictatorships are not taken seriously unless they give themselves democratic-sounding names.

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** In this universe, dictatorships are not only taken seriously unless if they give themselves democratic-sounding names.



** Tropeistan is full of {{Actual Pacifist}}s, and deliberately name themselves "People's Republic" to make people ''think'' they are an oppressive dictatorship with considerable military force, so that any would-be attackers will be scared off.
* '''Defied''': "'People's Republic'? That's stupid, 'Empire' sounds way more badass."
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "I can't believe Tropeistan actually calls itself a republic, everyone knows they're anything but." -Alice, while reading the paper.

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** Tropeistan is full of {{Actual Pacifist}}s, and deliberately name themselves its first government gives it the designation "People's Republic" to make other people ''think'' they are an oppressive dictatorship with considerable military force, so that any would-be attackers will be scared off.
* '''Defied''': "'People's Republic'? That's stupid, [[RuleOfCool 'Empire' sounds way more badass.]]"
* '''Discussed''': AliceAndBob, Tropeistani nationals, argue MyCountryRightOrWrong versus MyCountryTisOfTheeThatISting over the designation of "People's Republic.
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* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': "I can't believe Tropeistan actually calls itself a republic, everyone knows they're anything but." -Alice, --Alice, while reading the paper.



* '''Reconstructed''': The governments are given ideals to aspire to by their very names, and once some semblance of order comes to the country, they're reminded of the principles that the nation was created under and decide to pursue those again.
* '''Played For Drama''': The Democratic People's Republic of Tropeistan ''successfully'' presents itself as an {{Utopia}} and an ideal vacation destination to the rest of the world, especially by virtue of its misleading name. In truth, the country is actually an Orwellian dictatorship that shoves the vast majority of its population into absolute poverty, and violently silences them from revealing the truth to the rest of the world. [[SceneryPorn Its best vacation destinations]] are breathtaking to look at, and [[SkyscraperCity its wealthiest cities]] are [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas marvelous technological wonders]], but anywhere outside these locations is a [[DeathWorld complete wasteland]] [[CrapsackWorld filled with people desperately trying to survive]]. Alice and Bob are [[HawaiianShirtedTourist clueless tourists]] visiting Tropeistan's finest places, but through a series of unfortunate mishaps and bad luck, they find themselves squarely in one of Tropeistan's many [[WretchedHive Wretched Hives]], seeing Tropeistan's worst through their own eyes and being viciously chased by government agents seeking to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade "silence" them to maintain Tropeistan's masquerade]] of an {{Utopia}} to the world.

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* '''Reconstructed''': The very names give governments are given ideals to aspire which to by their very names, aspire, and once some semblance of order comes to the country, they're reminded of the principles that whereunder the nation was created under and decide to pursue those again.
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* '''Played For for Drama''': The Democratic People's Republic of Tropeistan ''successfully'' presents itself as an {{Utopia}} and an ideal vacation destination to the rest of the world, especially by virtue of its misleading name. In truth, the country is actually an Orwellian dictatorship that shoves the vast majority of its population into absolute poverty, and violently silences keeps them from revealing the truth to the rest of the world. [[SceneryPorn Its best vacation destinations]] are breathtaking to look at, and [[SkyscraperCity its wealthiest cities]] are [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas marvelous technological wonders]], but anywhere outside these locations is a [[DeathWorld complete wasteland]] [[CrapsackWorld filled with people desperately trying to survive]]. survive.]] Alice and Bob are [[HawaiianShirtedTourist clueless tourists]] visiting Tropeistan's finest places, but through a series of unfortunate mishaps and bad luck, they find themselves squarely in one of Tropeistan's many [[WretchedHive Wretched Hives]], {{Wretched Hive}}s, seeing Tropeistan's worst through their own eyes and being viciously chased by government agents seeking to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade "silence" them to maintain Tropeistan's masquerade]] of an {{Utopia}} Utopia to the world.



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19th Dec '17 4:20:10 PM Minmus
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* '''Implied''': The main cast is watching television together. The People's Democratic Republic of Tropeistan is mentioned during a news segment, and [[TheIllegal Zulik]], who hails from there, rolls his eyes upon hearing Tropeistan's full name.



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19th Dec '17 4:15:48 PM Minmus
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** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a genuinely democratic republic, which would govern only its own people with their consent. However, [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized during their struggle]], [[KnightTemplar their methods became so extreme]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters that by the time the revolutionaries finally seize control]], [[MeetTheNewBoss the government that they have created is just as]] [[ReignOfTerror oppressive and brutal as the one they replaced]].

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** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a genuinely democratic republic, which would govern only its own people with their consent. However, [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized during their struggle]], [[KnightTemplar their methods became so extreme]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters that by the time the revolutionaries finally seize control]], [[MeetTheNewBoss the government that they have created is just as]] [[ReignOfTerror oppressive and brutal as as]] [[FullCircleRevolution the one they replaced]].



** Alternatively, continuing from '''Double Subverted''', the DirtyCommunists turn out to be ChummyCommunists - but then [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dirty Capitalists]] take control.

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** Alternatively, continuing from '''Double Subverted''', the DirtyCommunists turn out to be ChummyCommunists ChummyCommies - but then [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dirty Capitalists]] take control.



* '''Played For Drama''': The Democratic People's Republic of Tropeistan ''successfully'' presents itself as an {{Utopia}} and an ideal vacation destination to the rest of the world, especially by virtue of its misleading name. In truth, the country is actually an Orwellian dictatorship that shoves the vast majority of its population into absolute poverty, and violently silences them from revealing the truth to the rest of the world. [[SceneryPorn Its best vacation destinations]] are breathtaking to look at, and [[SkyscraperCity its wealthiest cities]] are [[CrystalSpiresAndTogas marvelous technological wonders]], but anywhere outside these locations is a [[DeathWorld complete wasteland]] [[CrapsackWorld filled with people desperately trying to survive]]. Alice and Bob are [[HawaiianShirtedTourist clueless tourists]] visiting Tropeistan's finest places, but through a series of unfortunate mishaps and bad luck, they find themselves squarely in one of Tropeistan's many [[WretchedHive Wretched Hives]], seeing Tropeistan's worst through their own eyes and being viciously chased by government agents seeking to [[KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade "silence" them to maintain Tropeistan's masquerade]] of an {{Utopia}} to the world.



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29th Jun '17 10:26:02 AM rdococ
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** Alternatively, continuing from '''Double Subverted''', the DirtyCommunists turn out to be ChummyCommunists - but then [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dirty Capitalists]] take control.
8th Dec '16 1:15:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''Defied''': "'People's Republic'? That's stupid, 'Empire' sounds way more {{badass}}."

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* '''Defied''': "'People's Republic'? That's stupid, 'Empire' sounds way more {{badass}}.badass."
24th May '16 10:12:45 AM TheCuza
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** The Oppressive Tyrannical Dictatorship of Tropeistan ''was'' a dictatorship, but is now a democratic country. They have tried to change the name, but the vote on ''what'' to rename it always ends in a tie. "Why did we become democratic again?"
** The Tropeistani people are very LiteralMinded, and are extremely confused as to why everyone assumes they are an oppressive dictatorship when they put "Democratic People's Republic" right in the name.



* '''Exploited''': TheGovernment can attack whomever it pleases with no provocation provided it does so in the name of "the people."

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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TheGovernment can attack whomever it pleases with no provocation provided it does so in the name of "the people.""
** Tropeistan is full of {{Actual Pacifist}}s, and deliberately name themselves "People's Republic" to make people ''think'' they are an oppressive dictatorship with considerable military force, so that any would-be attackers will be scared off.
12th Apr '15 12:14:55 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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12th Apr '15 12:12:57 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* '''Downplayed''': The Republic Of Tropeistan isn't a republic but is actually a monarchy with a strict but fair king. It still has a misleading name, is an autocracy, but isn't too bad.

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* '''Downplayed''': The Republic Of Tropeistan isn't a republic but is actually a monarchy with a strict but fair king. It still has a misleading name, is an autocracy, but isn't too bad.
12th Apr '15 12:12:00 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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* '''Exaggerated''': The [[OverlyLongName Free and Liberated People's Just and Glorious Peaceful Democratic Workers' Republic of Tropeistan]] is an [[BigBrotherIsWatching Orwellian]] twentiethworld hellhole where IndividualityIsIllegal and where the smallest ThoughtCrime warrants [[{{Room 101}} eternal]] [[AndIMustScream torture]].

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* '''Exaggerated''': The [[OverlyLongName Free and Liberated People's Just and Glorious Peaceful Democratic Workers' Republic of Tropeistan]] is an [[BigBrotherIsWatching Orwellian]] [[WretchedHive twentiethworld hellhole hellhole]] where IndividualityIsIllegal and where the smallest ThoughtCrime warrants [[{{Room 101}} eternal]] [[AndIMustScream torture]].
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