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** ''Literature/RedStormRising'' includes a lighthearted one between the US Navy and Royal Navy. As the frigates USS ''Reuben James'' and HMS ''Battleaxe'' are forming up as part of a convoy, ''Battleaxe'' sends a message asking, "What is a Reuben James?" The American commander fires back a quick-witted reply:

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** ''Literature/RedStormRising'' includes a lighthearted one between the US Navy and Royal Navy. As the frigates USS ''Reuben James'' and HMS ''Battleaxe'' are forming up as part of a convoy, ''Battleaxe'' sends a message asking, "What is a Reuben James?" The American commander captain fires back a quick-witted reply:


* In ''Film/Conspiracy2001'', much of the tension at the table is provided by the rivalry between the SS, the Party Chancellery, the General Government, the Interior and Justice Ministries and the Office of the Four Year Plan. It's notable that in RealLife, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler specifically invoked this in a social darwinist method. Having all these factions fighting with each other left him to reign supreme above the rest of the system, and it would supposedly result in having the "strongest" prevailing over the others.
** While the SS (who called the meeting) start out by portraying the conference as a free exchange of ideas concerning the "Jewish Question", it quickly becomes apparent that they have already started plans for the Final Solution and are merely using the conference to assert their authority and knock the other departments into line. The point where they stop pretending comes when the representative of the General Government angrily objects to death camps being built on their land without their knowledge or consent; one of the SS officers just grins and winks at him, and another officer describing the euthanasia process keeps talking as if uninterrupted.

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* In ''Film/Conspiracy2001'', much of the tension at the table is provided by the rivalry between the SS, the Party Chancellery, the General Government, the Interior and Justice Ministries and the Office of the Four Year Plan. It's notable that in RealLife, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler specifically invoked this in a social darwinist method. Having all these factions fighting with each other left him to reign supreme above the rest of the system, and it would supposedly result in having the "strongest" prevailing over the others.
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While the SS (who called the meeting) start out by portraying the conference as a free exchange of ideas concerning the "Jewish Question", it quickly becomes apparent that they have already started plans for the Final Solution and are merely using the conference to assert their authority and knock the other departments into line. The point where they stop pretending comes when the representative of the General Government angrily objects to death camps being built on their land without their knowledge or consent; one of the SS officers just grins and winks at him, and another officer describing the euthanasia process keeps talking as if uninterrupted. In RealLife, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler did invoke this style of rule. Having all these factions fighting with each other left him to reign supreme because they were all vying for his approval, and [[TheSocialDarwinist he thought it would result in the "strongest" prevailing over the others]].


* In ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', much of the tension at the table is provided by the rivalry between the SS, the Party Chancellery, the General Government, the Interior and Justice Ministries and the Office of the Four Year Plan. It's notable that in RealLife, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler specifically invoked this in a social darwinist method. Having all these factions fighting with each other left him to reign supreme above the rest of the system, and it would supposedly result in having the "strongest" prevailing over the others.

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* In ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'', ''Film/Conspiracy2001'', much of the tension at the table is provided by the rivalry between the SS, the Party Chancellery, the General Government, the Interior and Justice Ministries and the Office of the Four Year Plan. It's notable that in RealLife, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler specifically invoked this in a social darwinist method. Having all these factions fighting with each other left him to reign supreme above the rest of the system, and it would supposedly result in having the "strongest" prevailing over the others.


* The Public Security Division and the Kerberos Unit in ''[[Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade Jin-Roh]]''.

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* The Public Security Division and the Kerberos Unit have an intense one going on in ''[[Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade Jin-Roh]]''.Jin-Roh]]''. PlayedForDrama, as the rivalry is escalating at a worrying rate. [[spoiler:In fact, the entire plot was brought about by it; Kei is really a Public Security agent and her romance with Fuse was staged to try and create a fake scandal that would let the PSD shut down the Kerberos Unit. Unfortunately for them, Kerberos know about the scheme and out-manipulate the PVD, killing Kei and several other agents while blackmailing the PVD into standing down.]]


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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'': Autobot Special Operations has a one-sided one with the Wreckers. Both are effectively the best of the best of the Autobot military, but while Special Ops works through subtle manipulation and precise stealth, the Wreckers get the same results with straightforward violence, making the former view them as gun-loving thugs who are only useful when pointed at the right target. The Wreckers donít particularly care, not least of all because Special Ops frequently relies on the Wreckers to handle their DirtyBusiness, making their gloating feel pretty empty.


* The MLP AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'' has this between its version of the [[ChildSoldier CMC]].

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* The MLP AbridgedSeries ''WebVideo/ScootertrixTheAbridged'' has this between its version of the [[ChildSoldier [[ChildSoldiers CMC]].


* During the run-up to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the intense rivalry between the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese army and navy]] was only made worse by the fact that both forces were heavily involved in politics, to the point that the main political factions in the Japanese government weren't political parties at all, but "Army" and "Navy". Before the war, it wasn't uncommon for army and navy officers to assassinate each other. Once the war got underway, both services established dedicated amphibious warfare branches (the army fielding its own troop ships and landing craft, and the navy organizing its own infantry units), the army had their own fleet of light carriers to support army aircraft, and prioritization of steel and development money for navy ships and planes meant that the army's tanks were under-armored and completely outnumbered and outgunned by the Allies. The army on the other hand had complete control over infantry weapon production, so the navy (intent on maintaining those infantry divisions of its own) imported rifles from Germany and Italy as well as helping themselves (without permission) to weapons the army had captured in China.

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* During The Imperial [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese army and navy]] experienced a destructive version of this trope. From the Meiji Restoration until the Russo-Japanese war the Army was generally considered the senior service. However, the navy won the decisive victories of the war while the army got bogged down in a meat grinder in Manchuria. So, the navy gained in prestige. After World War I and during the run-up to UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the intense rivalry between the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Japanese army and navy]] the was only made worse by the fact that both forces were heavily involved in politics, politics. The military ended Japan's brief experiment with electoral democracy thanks to the way the Meiji constitution worked. The senior officers of the army and navy were actual members of the cabinet and there was no civilian cabinet member to oversee them. That meant that if a service didn't get what it wanted their officer would resign from the cabinet and bring down the government. With nobody in the government to check them it got to the point that the main political factions in the Japanese government weren't political parties at all, but "Army" and "Navy". Before the war, it wasn't uncommon for army and navy officers to assassinate each other. Once the war got underway, both services established dedicated amphibious warfare branches (the army fielding its own troop ships and landing craft, and the navy organizing its own infantry units), the army had their own fleet of light carriers to support army aircraft, and prioritization of steel and development money for navy ships and planes meant that the army's tanks were under-armored and completely outnumbered and outgunned by the Allies. The army on the other hand had complete control over infantry weapon production, so the navy (intent on maintaining those infantry divisions of its own) imported rifles from Germany and Italy as well as helping themselves (without permission) to weapons the army had captured in China.


* Parodied in ''Webcomic/JetDream.'' ''It's Cookie!'' features two [[TeenSuperspy teenage]] Soviet bad guys: [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]] agent "He-She Svetlana", and {{GRU}} "Saboteen" Captain Boris Volkov. The two can't stand each other, and in "The He-She Ski Affair", their respective organizations are also working at cross-purposes -- the GRU wants to capture and interrogate Cookie Jarr, while the KGB wants to assassinate her.

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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/JetDream.'' ''It's Cookie!'' features two [[TeenSuperspy teenage]] Soviet bad guys: [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]] agent "He-She Svetlana", and {{GRU}} {{UsefulNotes/GRU}} "Saboteen" Captain Boris Volkov. The two can't stand each other, and in "The He-She Ski Affair", their respective organizations are also working at cross-purposes -- the GRU wants to capture and interrogate Cookie Jarr, while the KGB wants to assassinate her.

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* ''Film/CaptainMarvel2019'' shows that this problem is also present in the military of the alien Kree Empire, with the Starforce (special forces) looking down on the Accusers (the navy) for their habit of solving ''every'' problem by [[OrbitalBombardment nuking planets from orbit.]]


* In ''Fanfic/LelouchOfBritannia'', Lelouch gains some favors from the Army high command by using his tactical genius to allow the underdog cadets to defeat the midshipmen at the Army-Navy football game.

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* In ''Fanfic/LelouchOfBritannia'', ''Fanfic/CodeGeassLelouchOfBritannia'', Lelouch gains some favors from the Army high command by using his tactical genius to allow the underdog cadets to defeat the midshipmen at the Army-Navy football game.

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* In ''Fanfic/LelouchOfBritannia'', Lelouch gains some favors from the Army high command by using his tactical genius to allow the underdog cadets to defeat the midshipmen at the Army-Navy football game.


* This is what led to Creator/{{Sega}} dropping out of the video game console race. Sega of Japan and Sega of America were constantly headbutting due to the fact that [=SoJ=] couldn't market the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] as well as [=SoA=]. This led to a number of problems, including a purposely-botched Sega CD launch, the snubbing of Sony by [=SoJ=] that led to the creation of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and part of the reason why the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]] failed. (See RightHandVersusLeftHand for more of this.)

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* This is a significant part of what led to Creator/{{Sega}} dropping out of the video game console race. Sega of Japan and Sega of America were constantly headbutting due to the fact that [=SoJ=] couldn't market the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] as well as [=SoA=]. This led to a number of problems, including a purposely-botched Sega CD launch, the snubbing of Sony by [=SoJ=] that led to the creation of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and part of the reason why the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]] failed. (See RightHandVersusLeftHand for more of this.)


* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime has nothing but contempt for the Night's Watch. He subtly mocks Jon Snow's decision to join it in the first episode. Then there's this quote from the Season 5 Blu-ray lore.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Jaime who serves in King's Guard has nothing but contempt for the Night's Watch. He subtly mocks Jon Snow's decision to join it in the first episode. Then there's this quote from the Season 5 Blu-ray lore.


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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'', "The Frogs and the Lobsters": The Royal Navy and British Army barely tolerate each other, but neither of them gets along well with the French royalists. They are assigned to a joint mission in France and are supposed to fight against the French Revolutionaries.


* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Sears/Kmart CEO [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Eddie]] [[BadBoss Lampert]]. His firm belief in UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} - the belief that people perform best when acting selfishly - has led him to pit individual Sears and Kmart stores against each other in a battle for company resources. This, along with some of his other quirks, has not been good for the company, [[{{Understatement}} to put it mildly]]. [[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-07-11/at-sears-eddie-lamperts-warring-divisions-model-adds-to-the-troubles Bloomberg offers a long analysis on the matter.]]

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Sears/Kmart Sears/UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}} CEO [[TyrantTakesTheHelm Eddie]] [[BadBoss Lampert]]. His firm belief in UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}} - the belief that people perform best when acting selfishly - has led him to pit individual Sears and Kmart stores against each other in a battle for company resources. This, along with some of his other quirks, has not been good for the company, [[{{Understatement}} to put it mildly]]. [[http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-07-11/at-sears-eddie-lamperts-warring-divisions-model-adds-to-the-troubles Bloomberg offers a long analysis on the matter.]]



* This is what led to Creator/{{Sega}} dropping out of the video game console race. Sega of Japan and Sega of America were constantly headbutting due to the fact that [=SoJ=] couldn't market the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] as well as [=SoA=]. This led to a number of problems, including a purposely-botched Sega CD launch, the snubbing of Sony by [=SoJ=] that led to the creation of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and part of the reason why the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]] failed. (See RightHandVsLeftHand for more of this.)

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* This is what led to Creator/{{Sega}} dropping out of the video game console race. Sega of Japan and Sega of America were constantly headbutting due to the fact that [=SoJ=] couldn't market the [[UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis Sega Genesis/Mega Drive]] as well as [=SoA=]. This led to a number of problems, including a purposely-botched Sega CD launch, the snubbing of Sony by [=SoJ=] that led to the creation of the UsefulNotes/PlayStation, and part of the reason why the [[UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn Saturn]] failed. (See RightHandVsLeftHand RightHandVersusLeftHand for more of this.)


* A more specific example from British history: during the Victorian Era, the Army was largely divided into two cliques: the "Wolseley Ring" (led by Garnet Wolseley, mostly veterans of African colonial campaigns) and the "Roberts Ring" (after Frederick Lord Roberts, mostly serving in India). These two groups competed for assignments and promotions, leading to serious tension between segments of the military. UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria favored Roberts, considering Wolseley a shameless self-promoter. Creator/RudyardKipling agreed: his poem "Bobs," a tribute to Roberts, cites as one of his virtues that Roberts "does not advertise," a veiled TakeThat at Wolseley. The public however preferred Wolseley, who was lauded (and satirized) as [[Theater/ThePiratesofPenzance the very model of a (modern major) general]].\\\
The rivalry finally came to a head during the UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar. Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the Army but too old to take the field, handpicked his protege, Redvers Buller, to command. But Buller proved an unmitigated failure, [[GeneralFailure losing battle after battle to the Boers]]. Buller was succeeded by Lord Roberts himself, who quickly routed the Boers (though the fighting soon devolved into guerrilla warfare). Adding insult to injury, Roberts assumed Wolseley's post at war's end.

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* A more specific example from British history: during the Victorian Era, the Army was largely divided into two cliques: the "Wolseley Ring" (led by Garnet Wolseley, mostly veterans of African colonial campaigns) and the "Roberts Ring" (after Frederick Lord Roberts, mostly serving in India). These two groups competed for assignments and promotions, leading to serious tension between segments of the military. UsefulNotes/QueenVictoria favored Roberts, considering Wolseley a shameless self-promoter. Creator/RudyardKipling agreed: his poem "Bobs," a tribute to Roberts, cites as one of his virtues that Roberts "does not advertise," a veiled TakeThat at Wolseley. The public however preferred Wolseley, who was lauded (and satirized) as [[Theater/ThePiratesofPenzance the [[ModernMajorGeneral the very model of a (modern major) general]].\\\
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The rivalry finally came to a head during the UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar. Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the Army but too old to take the field, handpicked his protege, protégé, Redvers Buller, to command. But Buller proved an [[GeneralFailure unmitigated failure, [[GeneralFailure losing battle after battle to the Boers]]. Buller was succeeded by Lord Roberts himself, who quickly routed the Boers (though the fighting soon devolved into guerrilla warfare). Adding insult to injury, Roberts assumed Wolseley's post at war's end.


The rivalry finally came to a head during the UsefulNotes/SecondBoerWar. Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the Army but too old to take the field, handpicked his protege, Redvers Buller, to command. But Buller proved an unmitigated failure, [[GeneralFailure losing battle after battle to the Boers]]. Buller was succeeded by Lord Roberts himself, who quickly routed the Boers (though the fighting soon devolved into guerrilla warfare). Adding insult to injury, Roberts assumed Wolseley's post at war's end.

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The rivalry finally came to a head during the UsefulNotes/SecondBoerWar.UsefulNotes/TheSecondBoerWar. Wolseley, commander-in-chief of the Army but too old to take the field, handpicked his protege, Redvers Buller, to command. But Buller proved an unmitigated failure, [[GeneralFailure losing battle after battle to the Boers]]. Buller was succeeded by Lord Roberts himself, who quickly routed the Boers (though the fighting soon devolved into guerrilla warfare). Adding insult to injury, Roberts assumed Wolseley's post at war's end.

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