- The Empire is the warmongering villain nation. According to the description, The Republic is the Good Counterpart to The Empire.
- The Alliance is The Team for nations, usually fighting The Empire.
- The Federation is a group of "good" nations. It may be incompetent or weak but it's not overtly evil. It may or may not be fighting The Empire.
- The Kingdom is the hero nation. Often the underdog in a fight against The Empire and in need of rescue.
I ran a check through some wicks. They're not looking good and are mostly Zero Context Examples. From these, I've learned the Republic is The Republic, Exactly What It Says on the Tin and also Shaped Like Itself.
- Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation: Emmeria in 6.
- Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception: Aurelia.
- Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War: Ustio.
- A Land Fit for Heroes: The Trelayne League
- Albedo: Erma Felna EDF: the ILR.
- Final Fantasy XI: The Republic of Bastok.
- Homage to Catalonia: Exactly What It Says on the Tin.
- Spore Wiki Fantasy Universe: The Dryadali Sovereign.
- The Half-Made World: The Red Valley Republic
- The Legend of Korra: The United Republic of Nations is the first one in the Avatar-verse.
- United States of Ameriwank: The United States
- Victor Davis Hanson: Athens and Thebes
- StarCraft: The Umojan Protectorate, which of all the major Terran states seems to be the only one that's consistently "good".
I'm not sure what needs to be done with the trope. Is it another "the Nation" trope that we need to flesh out? Is it a duplicate version of The Federation? People are obviously coming to us via this trope...but is it from Star Wars fans, looking for the Galactic Republic? One thing that can be done, would be to cross-wick examples with proper context onto the page itself. If it is a distinct trope then that's really all the work it needs.
edited 6th Apr '14 10:12:52 AM by Rotpar
edited 5th Apr '14 8:02:03 PM by Fighteer
edited 5th Apr '14 9:11:41 PM by Sackett
- The Empire: Nazi Germany. The warmongering nation causing problems and practicing evil ideals like slavery and necromancy.
- The Alliance: The Allies, the team of nations fighting the Empire.
- The Kingdom: England and France. Good nations, believing in good ideals like freedom and healing magic, being threatened by the Empire.
- The Republic: The United States. Has good ideals that it fights for, like freedom and magically feeding the hungry. Has issues; instead of The Good King, it has an obtrusive, bickering Congress slowing it down, or sometimes inflicting its ideals on other countries. It's really trying to be good, but can struggle with corruption, taking the ideals too far, or risks President Evil turning it into the new Empire.
- The Federation: The United Nations, founded after the war. A collection of countries trying to work together for good ideals, like promoting freedom, healing spells, and feeding the hungry. Just as prone to issues as the Republic, like corruption and slow bureaucracy, though as a group of nations it's less likely to run off and inflict unwanted aid.
edited 6th Apr '14 10:15:33 AM by Rotpar
edited 7th Apr '14 10:13:13 PM by Sackett
- 1 Just links to The Nation tropes as further reading.
- 2 Private forum group, no idea what they're up to.
- 3 Circular link
- 4 Blank Twitter page?
- 5 World building for a game and they're discussing the game's content in terms of tropes. I'll dig around through other pages here for more context later.
- "New Aginia" is the Republic, Werace was one that fell to corruption.
- 6 Discussion of a Minecraft mod/server.
- The Constitutional Republic of Columbia is a democratic "minarchist city-state" and modelled on the USA.
- 7 Forum/discussion for the above, not finding mention of the trope here.
- 8 Blog about a sci-fi setting. Not seeing mention of the trope.
- 9 No idea.
- 10 Blockland mod forum. Just mentioning The Nation tropes as being generic names.
- 11 Same as 9.
- 12 This may have to be mined a bit. NationStates is a political browser game about diplomacy and governing a country. If anyone is using this trope, it may be this game. This page is assigning tropes to player nations and at the moment has two mentions:
edited 21st Apr '14 1:09:47 PM by Rotpar
- 13 Forum for a miniatures wargame. Some use, describing a faction as being similar to the Tau of Warhammer40000.
- Cygnar are a bit like Tau, they are the Good Guys(The Republic hotlink)...They are also the beleagered nation at the center of the setting, barely able to defend themselves against the evil enemies surrounding them on all sides...Cuturally, they are a mix of US and british elements (circa 1850-1920), with both high lords and cowboys among their ranks.
- 14 No idea. Company website.
- 15 Another weird Twitter link.
- 16 Dead link?
- 17 Changelog for a site about realistic science fiction...in fact, this may be the site that introduced me to TV Tropes in the first place! Not seeing any links to this article though, there is a lot of topics here to look at. May find something later.
- 18 Error message, think it's linking to an Livejournal post being edited by the user, heideg from below.
- 19 Livejournal post by heideg. It's in Russian.
- 20 More of the same from heideg's Livejournal. The source says it's a counter tracking hits to the above.
edited 4th May '14 9:48:48 PM by Rotpar
edited 5th May '14 8:48:02 AM by Catbert
- Absurdly Cool City: Wick in the description.
- A Modern World: Pothole in the Empire with a Dark Secret example, the empire is now a republic.
- Anglo-Dutch Wars: The Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. In the first war, England was a republic as well.
- A Planet Called Treason: Mentioned in the description, assuming the book has a government called "the Republic".
- Arc Rise Fantasia: Turemillia. They're not all good, though.
- Assault Suits Valken: Description pothole, "the United Pacific States are The Republic".
- Battle of Lepanto: Venice, as a long-existing medieval example of a republican-like country.
- All Nations Are Superpowers: Wick in the description.
- Balkanize Me: Pothole in the Star Trek Online example, "the Romulan Republic is The Republic".
- Big Brother 15 Alliances: Zero-Context Example...related to a team of contestants?
- Chaos Timeline: France, German Atlantis, Novorossiya (New Russia, our Siberia). And Greater Switzerland, of course. Oh, and (Greater) Judea.
- Childe Cycle: Led by the United Council of Churches, with the Eldest of Elders as their leader. Of course, being a republic, the Elders are elected.
edited 4th Jun '14 12:15:05 PM by Rotpar