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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: A Turkish Janissary soldier in Finland is explicitly described in the likeness of Bülent Ecevit, and his name ''is'' Ecevit. Sadly said soldier is a child-raping psychopath, whereas Bülent Ecevit was a social liberal politician that kept OTL Turkey from barreling to chaos with his policies.



* PoliticiallyIncorrectVillain: The first Drakan colonists are slaveholders from the American south. As the colony grows, the Draka go from simply viewing all non-whites as slaves to viewing anyone who isn't Drakan as slaves.

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* PoliticiallyIncorrectVillain: PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The first Drakan colonists are slaveholders from the American south. As the colony grows, the Draka go from simply viewing all non-whites as slaves to viewing anyone who isn't Drakan as slaves.



* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: A Turkish Janissary soldier in Finland is explicitly described in the likeness of Bülent Ecevit, and his name ''is'' Ecevit. Sadly said soldier is a child-raping degenerate, whereas Bülent Ecevit was a social liberal politician that kept OTL Turkey from barreling to chaos with his policies.


** Stirling also seems to have a thing for [[AmoralAfrikaner Afrikaner villains]]--they show up in ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' and ''Conquistador''.

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** Stirling also seems to have a thing for [[AmoralAfrikaner Afrikaner villains]]--they also show up in ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' and ''Conquistador''.


* AmoralAfrikaner: While the Draka aren't, strictly speaking, Afrikaners, their empire is centered in what is now South Africa.. . and they are very much amoral.

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* AmoralAfrikaner: While the Draka aren't, strictly speaking, Afrikaners, Afrikaners (the Boers get assimilated early on, though their influence survives in some loanwords in Drakan English), their empire is centered in what is now South Africa.. . and they are very much amoral.



* EveryoneIsBi: The genetically-engineered New Race--"Homo drakensis"--portrayed in ''Drakon'', is all bisexual.
** [[AuthorAppeal But male bisexuals are almost never shown.]]

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* EveryoneIsBi: The genetically-engineered New Race--"Homo drakensis"--portrayed in ''Drakon'', is all bisexual.
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bisexual. [[AuthorAppeal But male bisexuals are almost never shown.]]



* TheHedonist: Drakan society is very focused on pleasure, with sexual promiscuity a fact of life.



* NietzscheWannabe: Just look at the page quote!
** In the timeline, Nietzsche ''himself'' emigrates to the Domination and makes a huge contribution to their underlying philosophy (although even the Draka [[EvenEvilHasStandards admit that he had to calm down a little first]]).


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* PoliticiallyIncorrectVillain: The first Drakan colonists are slaveholders from the American south. As the colony grows, the Draka go from simply viewing all non-whites as slaves to viewing anyone who isn't Drakan as slaves.


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* StrawNihilist: Just look at the page quote!
** In the timeline, Nietzsche ''himself'' emigrates to the Domination and makes a huge contribution to their underlying philosophy (although even the Draka [[EvenEvilHasStandards admit that he had to calm down a little first]]).

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: The Draka as a whole. They started out as a small British colony in South Africa, and grew to quite literally take over the world.


** Serfs can complain about extremely abusive overseers if enough support amongst the abused can be amassed.

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** Serfs can complain about extremely abusive overseers if enough support amongst the abused can be amassed. After the Final Society, serf tribunals exist to solve issues from abuse and misappropriation of resources thanks to Shrakenberg efforts.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Technically you are at liberty to inflict whatever you like on a slave that you own. However, if you insist on persistently torturing someone just because they killed someone you loved in a war, your family will get around to having a word in your ear until you see the error of your ways.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Technically you are at liberty to inflict whatever you like on a slave that you own. However, if you insist on persistently torturing someone just because they killed someone you loved in a war, your family will get around to having a word in your ear until you see the error of your ways. Even if you ''would'' kill the serf with no repercussions, the Security Directorate may investigate the reason to find dirt on the citizen, as no one in their right mind would kill a serf for no reason.


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** Serfs can complain about extremely abusive overseers if enough support amongst the abused can be amassed.


* Cyborg: Alliance heavily invests in cybernetics as opposed to Drakan BioAugmentation. The fruit is an extremely skilled and resourceful operative, Kenneth Lafarge, descendant of Chantal, the serf girl saved from Draka yoke who travels to the alternate universe where Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, Chantal's rapist's descendant has gone to subvert the world and build a quantum gate for the Drakan invasion. At that point, Alliance operatives can craft items and clothings from scratch that push the limits of laws of physics, from bulletproof suits to antimatter minigrenades and plasma rifles, and play as a foil to Drakan technology which take the form of genetic re-sequencing, biological bulletproof implants in the form of a painful symbiotic virus and biological weapons.

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* Cyborg: [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Cyborg Cyborg]]: Alliance heavily invests in cybernetics as opposed to Drakan BioAugmentation. The fruit is an extremely skilled and resourceful operative, Kenneth Lafarge, descendant of Chantal, the serf girl saved from Draka yoke who travels to the alternate universe where Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, Chantal's rapist's descendant has gone to subvert the world and build a quantum gate for the Drakan invasion. At that point, Alliance operatives can craft items and clothings from scratch that push the limits of laws of physics, from bulletproof suits to antimatter minigrenades and plasma rifles, and play as a foil to Drakan technology which take the form of genetic re-sequencing, biological bulletproof implants in the form of a painful symbiotic virus and biological weapons.

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* Cyborg: Alliance heavily invests in cybernetics as opposed to Drakan BioAugmentation. The fruit is an extremely skilled and resourceful operative, Kenneth Lafarge, descendant of Chantal, the serf girl saved from Draka yoke who travels to the alternate universe where Gwendolyn Ingolfsson, Chantal's rapist's descendant has gone to subvert the world and build a quantum gate for the Drakan invasion. At that point, Alliance operatives can craft items and clothings from scratch that push the limits of laws of physics, from bulletproof suits to antimatter minigrenades and plasma rifles, and play as a foil to Drakan technology which take the form of genetic re-sequencing, biological bulletproof implants in the form of a painful symbiotic virus and biological weapons.

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* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: A Turkish Janissary soldier in Finland is explicitly described in the likeness of Bülent Ecevit, and his name ''is'' Ecevit. Sadly said soldier is a child-raping degenerate, whereas Bülent Ecevit was a social liberal politician that kept OTL Turkey from barreling to chaos with his policies.


* HappinessInSlavery: Quite a few of the Draka Serfs suffer from this. And after the Draka master human genetic engineering, they ''all'' suffer from it.
** By the Great War, most of Africa had been Draka land for decades and knew no other way of life. The Draka had a hundred years to "perfect" their dark art and everybody was genre savvy in regards to the consequences of a successful slave uprising. Even worse, at the turn of the 20th Century, they knew the outside world would not tolerate them beyond necessity. The Domination is a Super North Korea which has an exacting knowledge of keeping the masses in-line and a extreme amount of incentive to keep doing so. And, unlike North Korea, the Draka have the resources to back up their threats.

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* HappinessInSlavery: Quite a few of the Draka Serfs suffer from this. And after the Draka master human genetic engineering, they ''all'' suffer from it.
it. Crosses over with EvenEvilHasStandards since Tanya von Shrakenberg, a Draka, openly expresses to her new captive serf, Chantal, that she would prefer her serfs to be happy here.
** By the Great War, most of Africa had been Draka land for decades and knew no other way of life. The Draka had a hundred years to "perfect" their dark art and everybody was genre savvy in regards to the consequences of a successful slave uprising. Even worse, at the turn of the 20th Century, they knew the outside world would not tolerate them beyond necessity. The Domination is a Super North Korea which has an exacting knowledge of keeping the masses in-line and a extreme amount of incentive to keep doing so. And, unlike North Korea, the Draka have the resources to back up their threats.threats, and enough sense to let their serfs keep pets, personal gardens and up to a point, rudimentary luxuries and entertainment, often enticing them to join in.


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** Security Directorate serfs (a.k.a Chaindogs) abuse and torture shiploads of captured Indian and other Alliance personnel and force them to thank for ''torturing a random captive to death'' to break them in early. The serf doing this is a heavily tattoed, bald-shaven woman who clearly enjoys the abuse she dishes on the captives, detailing they'll be sold separately to new owners.

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* InvincibleVillain: The Draka in a nutshell. They manage to industrialise faster than all of Europe, easily conquer Africa, and sweep aside European forces. Oh, and they're an empire of racist slave-traders so despicable that many readers unironically '''preferred''' the Nazis winning to them.


** It's implied in ''Under the Yoke'' that Draka don't hesitate to punish certain serf children ''In Loco Parentis'' - that is, for the transgressions of their serf parents. Break the rules, and your child gets the stick.

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** It's implied in ''Under the Yoke'' that Draka don't hesitate to punish certain serf children ''In Loco Parentis'' - that is, for the transgressions of their serf parents. Break the rules, and your child gets the stick.



** Draka don't hesitate to punish certain serf children ''In Loco Parentis'' - that is, for the transgressions of their serf parents. Break the rules, and your child gets the stick.

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** It's implied in ''Under the Yoke'' that Draka don't hesitate to punish certain serf children ''In Loco Parentis'' - that is, for the transgressions of their serf parents. Break the rules, and your child gets the stick.



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** Draka don't hesitate to punish certain serf children ''In Loco Parentis'' - that is, for the transgressions of their serf parents. Break the rules, and your child gets the stick.

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* AmoralAfrikaner: While the Draka aren't, strictly speaking, Afrikaners, their empire is centered in what is now South Africa.. . and they are very much amoral.

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