->''"Oh Horn of Plenty!\\
A Horn of Plenty for us all!\\
And when we raised the cry,\\
The brave did heed the call,\\
And we shall never falter"''
-->--Panem Anthem, ''Film/TheHungerGames''

->''"Now Fatherland, Fatherland, show us the sign\\
Your children have waited to see\\
The morning will come\\
When [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany the world is mine]]\\
Tomorrow belongs to me"''
-->--'''''{{Theatre/Cabaret}}''''', "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"

->''"But somehow it is strange to hear the state department say\\
You are living in the free world, in the free world [[RunForTheBorder you must stay]]"''
-->--'''Music/PhilOchs''', "Ballad Of William Worthy"

->''""Coalition." "Alliance." It all sounds so reasonable, but what you've described is the behaviour of urban street thugs."''
-->--'''Cap. Picard''', ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' ("Legacy")

->''"This is the land of opportunity. The opportunity to [[BaitAndSwitchComment turn yourself in.]]"''
-->--'''Gen. William Devereaux''', ''Film/TheSiege''

->''"Every faction in Africa calls themselves by these noble names: Liberation-this, Patriotic-that, Democratic Republic of something-or-other. I guess they can't own up to what they usually are -- Federation of Worse Oppressors Than the Last Bunch of Oppressors."''
-->-- '''Yuri Orlov''', '''''Film/LordOfWar'''''

->''"Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote. The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote."''
-->-- '''''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Mort]]'''''

->''"Korell is that frequent phenomenon in history: the republic whose ruler has every attribute of the absolute monarch but the name. It therefore enjoyed the usual despotism unrestrained even by those two moderating influences in the legitimate monarchies: regal 'honor' and court etiquette."''
-->-- '''''Literature/{{Foundation}}'''''


->''"I had seen little evidence that the USSR was progressing towards anything that one could truly call Socialism. On the contrary, I was struck by clear signs of its transformation into a hierarchical society, in which the rulers have no more reason to give up their power than any other ruling class."''

->''"Well, you know, I've always thought that the PLO is the most corrupt and incompetent Third World movement I've ever seen. I mean, they've always ''presented'' themselves as revolutionaries waving around guns, Marx, etc.--but they're basically conservative nationalists, and they always ''were'' conservative nationalists. The rest was all pretense."''
-->--'''Noam Chomsky''' on Yassar Arafat, ''Understanding Power''

->''"The cast of warlords in the former Yugoslavia was made up of the dregs of Yugoslav society. These thieves, embezzlers, and even {{professional killer}}s swiftly became war heroes. They were, at least, colorful, with Captain Dragen, a Serbian solider of fortune who was allegedly [[BoxedCrook an ex-convict from Australia]]; the fascist demagogue Vojislav Šešelj, and Željko Ražnatović, known as Arkan, who had a criminal record in several Western European countries. The Croats had their own collection of gangsters, including Branimir Glavaš, who stormed into Serbian villages with his militias and executed the Serbian policemen who had tried to stop the nationalist mobs from killing them. The gangsters who took over Sarajevo at the start of the war to battle the Serbs were no different. Loot and power were always their primary objectives."''
-->--'''Chris Hedges''' on UsefulNotes/TheYugoslavWars, ''War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning''

->''"Citizens shall have freedom of speech, press, assembly, demonstration, and association. The state shall guarantee conditions for the free activities of democratic political parties and social organizations."''
-->--'''Article 67, Chapter VII of the Constitution of the [[UsefulNotes/NorthKorea Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea]]'''

->''"UsefulNotes/NorthKorea is trying to build up its tourism by showcasing the 'natural beauty' that exists there. Considering the nation's near total lack of development it does indeed have [[BadNewsInAGoodWay a lot of natural wonders]]."''

->''"The difference between a republic and a people's republic is a lot like the difference between a jacket and a straitjacket."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan'''[[labelnote:*]]A socialist will tell you Reagan is, for once, entirely correct here, inasmuch as the latter is a necessary restraint to prevent psychopaths and other dangerously unstable people from harming themselves and others, while the former is little more than a fashion statement.[[/labelnote]]

->Sub-saharan Africa's largest nation has grown more oppressive over the decades, and its name has kept pace.
->Congo. Lies in name: 0. Oppression level: bloody.
->Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 1. Oppression level: sadistic.
->Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 2. Oppression level: inhuman.
->People's Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 3. Oppression level: genocidal.
->[[Music/{{REM}} Shiny Happy People's]] Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lies in name: 5. Oppression level: [[DontAskJustRun hide]].
-->-- ''Literature/AmericaTheBook''