History PlayingWith / PeoplesRepublicofTyranny

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]].
2nd Jan '15 5:45:33 AM TheLyniezian
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Added DiffLines:

** 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]].
16th Oct '14 3:07:27 PM dexterian120
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* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Conversed''': ???'''Conversed''': "I can't believe Tropeistan actually calls itself a republic, everyone knows they're anything but." -Alice, while reading the paper.
9th Mar '14 7:41:15 PM BananaPancakes
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* '''Justified''':
** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a democratic republic of the people. 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.]]
** The Tropeistan populace is not particularly smart, so the government tries to dupe them into believing they live in a democracy.

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* '''Justified''':
'''Justified''':
** Tropeistan was once founded by WellIntentionedExtremist revolutionaries with the noble ideals of transforming the country from an autocracy into a genuinely democratic republic of the people. 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.]]
replaced]].
** The Tropeistan populace is not particularly smart, Tropeistanian people are none too bright, so the government tries to dupe them into believing they live in a democracy.



* '''Subverted''': The People's Republic of Tropeistan is..... a functioning democracy.
* '''Double Subverted''':

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* '''Subverted''': The People's Republic of Tropeistan is.....is ... a functioning democracy.
* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':



* '''Parodied''':

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':



* '''Zig Zagged''':
** The People's Republic of Tropeistan is a dictatorship... but then the people revolt! However, a military junta takes control shortly after that. But then another resistance movement revolts and takes over the government....

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* '''Zig Zagged''':
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** The People's Republic of Tropeistan is a dictatorship... but then the people revolt! However, a military junta takes control shortly after that. But then another resistance movement revolts and takes over the government....government. ...



* '''Invoked''': "Change it from Empire to People's Republic, it sounds better and makes us sleep better at night.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': "People's Republic? That's stupid, Empire sounds way more badass"

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* '''Invoked''': "Change it from Empire to People's Republic, it sounds better and makes helps us sleep better at night.
more soundly."
* '''Exploited''': ???
TheGovernment can attack whomever it pleases with no provocation provided it does so in the name of "the people."
* '''Defied''': "People's Republic? "'People's Republic'? That's stupid, Empire 'Empire' sounds way more badass"{{badass}}."



* '''Deconstructed''': The governments of the world used to have the best intentions when they started and so they all had democratic names. Unfortunately, {{Realpolitik}} kicks in and the progressive policies and democratic-ness has to be dropped. Its a point of shame for every leader, but they can't change it because of the idealism that every citizen embraces.

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* '''Deconstructed''': The governments of the world used to have the best intentions when they started and so they all had democratic names. Unfortunately, {{Realpolitik}} kicks in and the progressive policies and democratic-ness has to democracy must be dropped. Its It's a point of shame for every leader, but they can't change it because of the idealism that every citizen embraces. embraces.
30th Jul '13 3:50:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* '''Inverted''': The Holy Empire of [[BlandNameProduct Wikipedium]] is a secular liberal democratic federation.

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* '''Inverted''': The Holy Militaristic Empire of [[BlandNameProduct Wikipedium]] is a secular liberal democratic federation.
28th Jul '13 12:37:05 PM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''':
** The Holy Empire of [[BlandNameProduct Wikipedium]] is a secular liberal democratic federation.

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* '''Inverted''':
**
'''Inverted''': The Holy Empire of [[BlandNameProduct Wikipedium]] is a secular liberal democratic federation.
28th Jul '13 12:26:19 PM ZachValkyrie
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** Until the DirtyCommunists revolt.

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** Until ** ...until the DirtyCommunists revolt.revolt!
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