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*''[[Series/BabylonFive Babylon 5]]'' doesn't go as far as changing the name of the Earth Alliance, but under President Clark it's this in all ''but'' name, complete with its own "Ministry of Peace" (even nicknamed in-universe MiniPax.)

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* ''ComicBook/VagrantQueen'' has The Republic of Arriopa. In theory, it will become a burgeoning democracy. In practice, it's a military dictatorship, as the military is one of the few parts of the government that's still intact after the revolution.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Massdom,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab ''[KeepItForeign Jamahiriya.]''[[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Massdom,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab ''[KeepItForeign ''[[KeepItForeign Jamahiriya.]''[[/note]] ]]''[[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.


* The Spanish comic ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' had Tirania, land of peace. "Peaceful" meaning that if you try to start anything in such a place, the secret police [[{{Unperson}} "disappear" you]]. [[RefugeInAudacity That does preserve the peace...]]

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* The ''ComicBook/ElSulfatoAtomico'', the first story of Spanish comic ''ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon'' had Tirania, a thinly veiled Nazi Germany that was supposed land of peace. "Peaceful" meaning that if you try to start anything in such a place, the secret police [[{{Unperson}} "disappear" you]]. [[RefugeInAudacity That does preserve the peace...]]

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Ideologically, this regime will likely invoke DirtyCommies, OneNationUnderCopyright, or ThoseWackyNazis or basically any other republican ideology with its worse aspects played UpToEleven, showing that you don't need an evil emperor for the worst aspects of TheEmpire to be replicated.

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* In ''Series/VagrantQueen'', The Republic is more of a military dictatorship than a republic. It's so repressive that there are people who actually long for a restoration of the religious monarchy that preceded it.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Massdom,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab [KeepItForeign ''Jamahiriya.''][[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Massdom,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab [KeepItForeign ''Jamahiriya.''][[/note]] ''[KeepItForeign Jamahiriya.]''[[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State of the Masses,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab ''Jamahiriya.''[[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' has the Socialist Democratic Federated Republic of Carbombya, led by Supreme Military Commander, President-for-Life, and King of Kings Abdul Fakkadi. It's a fairly transparent parody of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State of the Masses,[[note]]Officially Massdom,[[note]]Officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab [KeepItForeign ''Jamahiriya.''[[/note]] ''][[/note]] said country being notorious in the news when Carbombya was first introduced in the 1980s.


* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, Jimmy Carr joked that countries with "Democratic" in their name are hardly that at all. Conversely, a country describing itself as "the Fascist Junta of..." should be respected for its honesty.

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, Jimmy Carr joked that countries with "Democratic" in their name are hardly that at all. Conversely, a country all and one describing itself as "the Fascist Junta of..." should be respected for its honesty.


* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, Jimmy Carr joked that countries describing themselves as "the Democratic Republic of..." rarely live up to their name. Conversely, a country describing itself as "the Fascist Junta" should be respected for its honesty.

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* ''Series/{{QI}}'': In one episode, Jimmy Carr joked that countries describing themselves as "the Democratic Republic of..." rarely live up to with "Democratic" in their name. name are hardly that at all. Conversely, a country describing itself as "the Fascist Junta" Junta of..." should be respected for its honesty.


* In the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, this trope is extremely common. The major powers of the Inner Sphere are called, respectively, the Lyran Commonwealth[[note]]originally [[TheFederation an oligarchic merchant republic ruled by nine Archons from its major noble houses]] until the Archon of house Steiner overthrew the other eight Archons in a military coup, currently a feudal monarchy (with practices and traditions left over from the oligarchic days limiting the Archon)[[/note]], the Draconis Combine[[note]]feudal and monarchic PoliceState founded and controlled by house Kurita, still a feudal monarchy [[AtLeastIAdmitIt and proud of it]][[/note]], the Federated Suns[[note]]started out as TheFederation led by a president until house Davion became too powerful, rendered the ruling council irrelevant following a SuccessionCrisis and re-styled it as a feudal alliance of princes with the Davions as first princes, currently a feudal monarchy (albeit one with a theoretical council and constitution limiting the First Prince's powers)[[/note]], the Capellan Confederation[[note]]began as a pact of mutual self-defence that eventually saw all power centralized in house Liao, who turned it into a centralized PoliceState, currently a feudal monarchy[[/note]] and the Free Worlds League[[note]]started out as TheFederation until the Captain-General of their armed forces was forced to declare a state of emergency, which has persisted for the last 300 years. In theory, still TheFederation, although the actual power of parliament is limited to matters not involving foreign policy, the military, or regulating the power of the executive branch... So in practice it's a feudal monarchy[[/note]]. The galaxy's GoldenAge came about under the rule of the Star League[[note]]TheFederation of the above five realms, lead by a (heredetary) ruler of house Cameron as its 'first amongst equals' who quickly centralized the League's military under its direct control, making it a feudal monarchy in all but name[[/note]], which was brought down by the machinations of the Rim Worlds Republic[[note]]which was a feudal monarchy controlled by house Amaris[[/note]]. The inner sphere would later be joined by The Free Rasalhague Republic[[note]]breakaway nation made up of former Lyran and Draconian worlds with a common cultural identity. ''Was'' an actual republic with a parliament that was lead by an elected executive officer called a 'Prince'... For all of its twelve-year existence before Clan Wolf and Clan Ghost Bear turned up and functionally annihilated it[[/note]].

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* In the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, this trope is extremely common. The major powers of the Inner Sphere are called, respectively, the Lyran Commonwealth[[note]]originally [[TheFederation an oligarchic merchant republic ruled by nine Archons from its major noble houses]] until the Archon of house Steiner overthrew the other eight Archons in a military coup, currently a feudal monarchy (with practices and traditions left over from the oligarchic days limiting the Archon)[[/note]], the Draconis Combine[[note]]feudal and monarchic PoliceState founded and controlled by house Kurita, still a feudal monarchy [[AtLeastIAdmitIt and proud of it]][[/note]], the Federated Suns[[note]]started out as TheFederation led by a president until house Davion became too powerful, rendered the ruling council irrelevant following a SuccessionCrisis and re-styled it as a feudal alliance of princes with the Davions as first princes, currently a feudal monarchy (albeit one with a theoretical council and constitution limiting the First Prince's powers)[[/note]], the Capellan Confederation[[note]]began as a pact of mutual self-defence that eventually saw all power centralized in house Liao, who turned it into a centralized PoliceState, currently a feudal monarchy[[/note]] and the Free Worlds League[[note]]started out as TheFederation until the Captain-General of their armed forces was forced to declare a state of emergency, which has persisted for the last 300 years. In theory, still TheFederation, although the actual power of parliament is limited to matters not involving foreign policy, the military, or regulating the power of the executive branch... So in practice it's a feudal monarchy[[/note]]. The galaxy's GoldenAge came about under the rule of the Star League[[note]]TheFederation of the above five realms, lead by a (heredetary) ruler of house Cameron as its 'first amongst equals' who quickly centralized the League's military under its direct control, making it a feudal monarchy in all but name[[/note]], name. The League also promptly declared all humans part of the League [[TheEmpire no matter the Periphery's thoughts on the subject]][[/note]], which was brought down by the machinations of the Rim Worlds Republic[[note]]which was a feudal monarchy controlled by house Amaris[[/note]]. The inner sphere would later be joined by The Free Rasalhague Republic[[note]]breakaway nation made up of former Lyran and Draconian worlds with a common cultural identity. ''Was'' an actual republic with a parliament that was lead by an elected executive officer called a 'Prince'... For all of its twelve-year existence before Clan Wolf and Clan Ghost Bear turned up and functionally annihilated it[[/note]].


* In the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, the five major states are called the Lyran Commonwealth, the Draconis Combine, the Federated Suns, the Capellan Confederation, and the Free Worlds League. The galaxy's GoldenAge came about under the rule of the Star League, which was brought down by the machinations of the Rim Worlds Republic. ''All'' of these states are [[FeudalFuture feudal monarchies]].\\\
But not all are exactly tyrannies. The Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth, for ex, are relatively civilized and mostly law-governed places, the power of the monarch is not absolute in practice, even if it is in theory (they are not figureheads, but neither realm is a despotism, either). The Draconis Combine, OTOH, most certainly ''is'' an iron militarism, with harsh regimentation and all the nasty appurtances of a police state. The Free World League barely holds together, and Capella is somewhere in between the civilized monarchies and Draconia in terms of its freedom and decency rating with some authors portraying it as fairly free and others portraying it as extremely oppressive. Nor were the rulers of the collapsed Star League absolute monarchs, though they were most certainly monarchs. The applicability of the trope varies here.\\\
The Free Rasalhague Republic was ruled by a Prince [[ElectiveMonarchy elected by Parliament]] during its brief existence. After conquest by Clan Ghost Bear the Rasalhague Dominion managed to maintain some of its' democratic features, under the Clan's rule of course. Helped by their first Prince's son getting taken as a Bondsman and fighting his way up to saKhan of Clan Ghost Bear, and then being elected Prince himself.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' universe, the five this trope is extremely common. The major states powers of the Inner Sphere are called called, respectively, the Lyran Commonwealth, Commonwealth[[note]]originally [[TheFederation an oligarchic merchant republic ruled by nine Archons from its major noble houses]] until the Archon of house Steiner overthrew the other eight Archons in a military coup, currently a feudal monarchy (with practices and traditions left over from the oligarchic days limiting the Archon)[[/note]], the Draconis Combine, Combine[[note]]feudal and monarchic PoliceState founded and controlled by house Kurita, still a feudal monarchy [[AtLeastIAdmitIt and proud of it]][[/note]], the Federated Suns, Suns[[note]]started out as TheFederation led by a president until house Davion became too powerful, rendered the ruling council irrelevant following a SuccessionCrisis and re-styled it as a feudal alliance of princes with the Davions as first princes, currently a feudal monarchy (albeit one with a theoretical council and constitution limiting the First Prince's powers)[[/note]], the Capellan Confederation, Confederation[[note]]began as a pact of mutual self-defence that eventually saw all power centralized in house Liao, who turned it into a centralized PoliceState, currently a feudal monarchy[[/note]] and the Free Worlds League. League[[note]]started out as TheFederation until the Captain-General of their armed forces was forced to declare a state of emergency, which has persisted for the last 300 years. In theory, still TheFederation, although the actual power of parliament is limited to matters not involving foreign policy, the military, or regulating the power of the executive branch... So in practice it's a feudal monarchy[[/note]]. The galaxy's GoldenAge came about under the rule of the Star League, League[[note]]TheFederation of the above five realms, lead by a (heredetary) ruler of house Cameron as its 'first amongst equals' who quickly centralized the League's military under its direct control, making it a feudal monarchy in all but name[[/note]], which was brought down by the machinations of the Rim Worlds Republic. ''All'' of these states are [[FeudalFuture Republic[[note]]which was a feudal monarchies]].\\\
But not all are exactly tyrannies.
monarchy controlled by house Amaris[[/note]]. The Federated Suns and the Lyran Commonwealth, for ex, are relatively civilized and mostly law-governed places, the power of the monarch is not absolute in practice, even if it is in theory (they are not figureheads, but neither realm is a despotism, either). The Draconis Combine, OTOH, most certainly ''is'' an iron militarism, with harsh regimentation and all the nasty appurtances of a police state. The Free World League barely holds together, and Capella is somewhere in between the civilized monarchies and Draconia in terms of its freedom and decency rating with some authors portraying it as fairly free and others portraying it as extremely oppressive. Nor were the rulers of the collapsed Star League absolute monarchs, though they were most certainly monarchs. The applicability of the trope varies here.\\\
inner sphere would later be joined by The Free Rasalhague Republic Republic[[note]]breakaway nation made up of former Lyran and Draconian worlds with a common cultural identity. ''Was'' an actual republic with a parliament that was ruled lead by a Prince [[ElectiveMonarchy an elected by Parliament]] during executive officer called a 'Prince'... For all of its brief existence. After conquest by twelve-year existence before Clan Wolf and Clan Ghost Bear the Rasalhague Dominion managed to maintain some of its' democratic features, under the Clan's rule of course. Helped by their first Prince's son getting taken as a Bondsman turned up and fighting his way up to saKhan of Clan Ghost Bear, and then being elected Prince himself.functionally annihilated it[[/note]].


** The Confederacy of Independent Systems, in various materials, is established as having been founded on the ideal of breaking away from the corruption of the Old Republic and founding a freer society. In point of fact, it was founded by a group of {{Mega Corp}}s that wanted to strike out on their own (and were even responsible for most of the corruption ''in'' the Republic) and two Sith Lords, one of whom was Palpatine. Pretty much every story featuring them portrayed them as somewhere between a BananaRepublic and the Legion of Doom. Given the name "Confederacy" is shared with [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar a real historical breakaway of questionable morals]], the points made may or may not be allusions to that particular phase of American history. A ''few'' Separatists do honestly believe they're fighting for freedom from the tyranny and corruption of the Republic, and some of the politicians think they are a democracy, but are unaware that it's really the [[CosmopolitanCouncil Separatist Council]] and the Sith Lords that are calling the shots. Most of their forces, however, are from the mega-corps, or local political dissidents seizing on it as an opportunity to settle old scores with their regional rivals.

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** The Confederacy of Independent Systems, in various materials, is established as having been founded on the ideal of breaking away from the corruption of the Old Republic and founding a freer society. In point of fact, it was founded by a group of {{Mega Corp}}s that wanted to strike out on their own (and were even responsible for most of the corruption ''in'' the Republic) and two Sith Lords, one of whom was Palpatine. Pretty much every story featuring them portrayed them as somewhere between a BananaRepublic and the Legion of Doom. Given the name "Confederacy" is shared with [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar a real historical breakaway of questionable morals]], the points made may or may not be allusions to that particular phase of American history. A ''few'' Separatists do honestly believe they're fighting for freedom from the tyranny and corruption of the Republic, and some of the politicians think they are a democracy, but are unaware that it's really the [[CosmopolitanCouncil [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Separatist Council]] and the Sith Lords that are calling the shots. Most of their forces, however, are from the mega-corps, or local political dissidents seizing on it as an opportunity to settle old scores with their regional rivals.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Monstress}}'' has the Federation of Man. Apparently it used to be an actual [[TheFederation Federation]], until the [[CorruptChurch Cumaea witch-nuns]] took over; there's still an elected parliament officially running things, but it and the military are heavily influenced by the witches.


No relation to OfThePeople, which is about one group claiming every other group but themselves to be "real, civil human beings".

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No relation to OfThePeople, which is about one group claiming every everyone other group but than themselves to be "real, civil human beings".
"savage, inhuman barbarians."

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