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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Puts less emphasis on Steve being a super-patriot and more on him being TheCape. He just wants to help people, and the costume and Hitler-punching persona is cooked up by a propaganda machine he'd be a lot happier without. The signs pointing to Steve's patriotism are mostly subtle, the most obvious one being his willingness to serve his country by any means, including the aforementioned propaganda. On the other hand, it's also mentioned that the Captain America persona ''did'' eventually grow on him. He also buys very heavily into the fixation with being the underdog that shows up a lot in American patriotism, so it's debatable.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': Puts less emphasis on Steve being a super-patriot and more on him being TheCape. He just wants to help people, and the costume and Hitler-punching persona is cooked up by a propaganda machine PropagandaMachine he'd be a lot happier without. The signs pointing to Steve's patriotism are mostly subtle, the most obvious one being his willingness to serve his country by any means, including the aforementioned propaganda. On the other hand, it's also mentioned that the Captain America persona ''did'' eventually grow on him. He also buys very heavily into the fixation with being the underdog that shows up a lot in American patriotism, so it's debatable.debatable.
** Later made fun of in ''Film/AvengersEndgame'' with the "America's Ass" joke.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Yvonne Hartman from the ''"Army of Ghosts"'' two-parter is a patriotic servant of the British Empire ("There isn't a British Empire!" [[BadassBoast "Not yet."]]) and it turns out her fervor is so strong [[spoiler:it lets her be the only person in the show's history to retain her self after she is turned into a Cyberman.]]

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** The same line has also been used as justification by terrorists, racists and assorted unpleasant characters up to modern times. [[WesternTerrorists Timothy McVeigh]] was known to wear a tee-shirt with the quote on it.


* Played darkly in the Alabasta Arc of ''OnePiece'', in which BigBad [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] uses this to turn the people of the country of Alabasta against each other. He arranges events so that half of the population becomes convinced that the King is self-serving and out to [[AristocratsAreEvil ruin the country for his own benefit]], so they start a rebellion and go to war against the other half who remain loyal to the King. Crocodile's description of his plan?

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* Played darkly in the Alabasta Arc of ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', in which BigBad [[MagnificentBastard Crocodile]] uses this to turn the people of the country of Alabasta against each other. He arranges events so that half of the population becomes convinced that the King is self-serving and out to [[AristocratsAreEvil ruin the country for his own benefit]], so they start a rebellion and go to war against the other half who remain loyal to the King. Crocodile's description of his plan?


* "[[AltumVidetur Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]]"[[note]]"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."[[/note]] --[[AncientRome Horace]]

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* "[[AltumVidetur "[[GratuitousLatin Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]]"[[note]]"It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country."[[/note]] --[[AncientRome Horace]]


* ''Film/CrimeDoctor'': Wheeler is attempting to beak out of prison so he can reenlist in the army. Ordway helps him to understand why this is never going to happen, and explains what he can do to aid the cause from inside.



* ''Film/CrimeDoctor'': Wheeler is attempting to beak out of prison so he can reenlist in the army. Ordway helps him to understand why this is never going to happen, and explains what he can do to aid the cause from inside.

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* ''Film/CrimeDoctor'': Wheeler is attempting to beak out of prison so he can reenlist in the army. Ordway helps him to understand why this is never going to happen, and explains what he can do to aid the cause from inside.


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* All [[WarTimeCartoon war time cartoons made during World War Two]] fall into this domain since they are pure propaganda with an "AmericaWonWorldWarII against the Axis" message. Examples are ''WesternAnimation/RussianRhapsody'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpiritOf43'', ''WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'', ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'', ''WesternAnimation/HerrMeetsHare'', ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyNipsTheNips'', ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'', ''WesternAnimation/DaffyTheCommando'', ''WesternAnimation/DerFuehrersFace'' and ''WesternAnimation/EducationForDeath''.

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* All [[WarTimeCartoon war time cartoons {{wartime cartoon}}s made during World War Two]] UsefulNotes/WorldWarII fall into this domain since they are pure propaganda with an "AmericaWonWorldWarII against the Axis" message. Examples are ''WesternAnimation/RussianRhapsody'', ''WesternAnimation/TheNewSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/AnyBondsToday'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpiritOf43'', ''WesternAnimation/BlitzWolf'', ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'', ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'', ''WesternAnimation/HerrMeetsHare'', ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunnyNipsTheNips'', ''WesternAnimation/PlaneDaffy'', ''WesternAnimation/DaffyTheCommando'', ''WesternAnimation/DerFuehrersFace'' ''Disney/DerFuehrersFace'' and ''WesternAnimation/EducationForDeath''.''Disney/EducationForDeath''.



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* ''VideoGame/DualBlades'': Efe's strongly loyal to his country, the Ottoman Empire, and seeks the [[MacGuffin Dual]] [[ImmortalityInducer Blades]] in the hopes of preventing his country's continued decline in the late Eighteenth Century. However it is double subverted in that his ending. While he does not actively betray his country, he decides upon gaining enlightenment from the Dual Blades that reveals to him that "there is always a delicate balance, and that must come to an end in time," and thus decides to let the empire meet its fate.

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* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' explores the dangers of when love for your country is used to justify atrocities and violent nationalism. [[spoiler: After the TimeSkip, Eren has become the central figure of a nationalistic movement that seeks to re-establish the ancient Eldian Empire. Members of this movement begin to conspire against their own government, leaking partial information to the public to turn them against the military and even assassinating Commander Darius Zackley. The group includes more than one SociopathicSoldier, who believe the past conflicts with the Warriors justifies them trying to burn down the Liberio ghetto. The main cast are horrified to watch Eren and his followers sliding deeper and deeper into fanaticism]].


* While good ol' ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was originally conceived as essentially propaganda, over the years he's been developed and deconstructed in enough ways to remain sympathetic to foreigners and internationalists. Many of his contemporary counterparts like the U.S. Agent tend to represent the more extreme side of this trope.

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* While good ol' ComicBook/CaptainAmerica was originally conceived as essentially propaganda, over the years he's been developed and deconstructed in enough ways to remain sympathetic to foreigners and internationalists. Many of his contemporary counterparts like the U. S. Agent tend to represent the more extreme side of this trope.



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* "America Cares Bear" is a ''Franchise/CareBears'' character introduced in 2003 as a reaction to 9/11. She is renamed "America Bear" in many places outside of the USA. She's a white bear with an American-themed rainbow on her stomach.
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* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is centered around two of these, and which one is good and which one is bad depends on how you look at it. The most obvious one is the Stormcloak rebellion with the battle cry "Skyrim belongs to the Nords". It's good if you believe that the Third Empire they're a part of has let them down and they're just standing up for themselves, or bad if they're whining about nothing and being more than a little racist to match the pigheadedness. The Imperial Legion and their allies in Skyrim are less overt, but they're still on the side of the Third Empire. Either they're trying to look out for the best interests of every part of the Empire as best they can or they're pushovers forcing their ideas onto an unwilling part of the nation. Rugged patriots vs imperialist wimps or whiny racists vs practical diplomats? [[AtopTheFourthWall YOU MAKE THE CALL!]]

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* ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is centered around two of these, and which one is good and which one is bad depends on how you look at it. The most obvious one is the Stormcloak rebellion with the battle cry "Skyrim belongs to the Nords". It's good if you believe that the Third Empire they're a part of has let them down and they're just standing up for themselves, or bad if they're whining about nothing and being more than a little racist to match the pigheadedness. The Imperial Legion and their allies in Skyrim are less overt, but they're still on the side of the Third Empire. Either they're trying to look out for the best interests of every part of the Empire as best they can or they're pushovers forcing their ideas onto an unwilling part of the nation. Rugged patriots vs imperialist wimps or whiny racists vs practical diplomats? [[AtopTheFourthWall [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall YOU MAKE THE CALL!]]


* ''Film/{{Army}}'' is a very subtle example. It was commissioned in 1944 by the Imperial Japanese Army as a pro-army, Patriotism Is Good film. But director Keisuke Kinoshita was an anti-war liberal, so he snuck in a subtle Patriotism Is Bad message. Sometimes, it's subtle, like when two ArmchairMilitary idiots have a ridiculous argument over whether the Mongols could have conquered Japan 650 years earlier--one gets very angry when the other suggests that, well, they could have. At other times the Patriotism Is Bad message is more overt and dramatic, like when a panicking, sobbing mother tries to fight her way through a cheering crowd to get one last look at her marching son before he goes off to war.

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* ''Film/{{Army}}'' is a very subtle example. It was commissioned in 1944 by the Imperial Japanese Army as a pro-army, Patriotism Is Good film. But director Keisuke Kinoshita Creator/KeisukeKinoshita was an anti-war liberal, so he snuck in a subtle Patriotism Is Bad message. Sometimes, it's subtle, like when two ArmchairMilitary idiots have a ridiculous argument over whether the Mongols could have conquered Japan 650 years earlier--one gets very angry when the other suggests that, well, they could have. At other times the Patriotism Is Bad message is more overt and dramatic, like when a panicking, sobbing mother tries to fight her way through a cheering crowd to get one last look at her marching son before he goes off to war.


* Being about the Revolutionary War, nearly every character in the musical ''1776 '' is an ardent patriot. An honorable mention, however, goes to Caeser Rodman, who came back to Philadelphia to vote while dying of cancer and shouted down everyone who disagreed with the war.

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* Being about the Revolutionary War, nearly every character in the musical ''1776 '' is an ardent patriot. An honorable mention, however, goes to Caeser Rodman, Rodney, who came back to Philadelphia to vote while dying of cancer and shouted down everyone who disagreed with the war.



* "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] is for the Nords!"

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* "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] ''TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' is centered around two of these, and which one is good and which one is bad depends on how you look at it. The most obvious one is the Stormcloak rebellion with the battle cry "Skyrim belongs to the Nords". It's good if you believe that the Third Empire they're a part of has let them down and they're just standing up for themselves, or bad if they're whining about nothing and being more than a little racist to match the pigheadedness. The Imperial Legion and their allies in Skyrim are less overt, but they're still on the side of the Third Empire. Either they're trying to look out for the Nords!"best interests of every part of the Empire as best they can or they're pushovers forcing their ideas onto an unwilling part of the nation. Rugged patriots vs imperialist wimps or whiny racists vs practical diplomats? [[AtopTheFourthWall YOU MAKE THE CALL!]]

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