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* '''Implied''': A news report mentions talks about the UN like it's a country, but the extent is not revealed.



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* '''Exaggerated''': The UN military is ten-times the size of the United States’, reducing other nations’ power drastically.

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** The UN creates its own space fleet by 2020 and rules the significant part of the galaxy while singular countries are not much stronger than today.


* '''Justified''': With all the conflict in the world, the UN has to have a military in order to keep the peace.

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** The nations of the world needed to provide a united front in order to fight extraterrestrial threats.



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* '''Played For Laughs''': The UN builds an army, but they have no idea how to do it and arm all their men with kitchen knives and uses catapults as artillery support.
* '''Played For Drama''': The UN builds an army in order to subvert other nations' power and take over the world, finally achieving world peace through fear and submission.

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'''Basic Trope''': [[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin Exactly What It Says]]: The UN has a standing military the size of a superpower’s (e.g. the United States).
* '''Straight''': The UN has a superpower-sized military capable of sustaining full-scale war with other nations.
* '''Exaggerated''': The UN military is ten-times the size of the United States’, reducing other nations’ power drastically.
* '''Downplayed''': The UN has a military force, but it is not superpower-sized.
* '''Justified''': With all the conflict in the world, the UN has to have a military in order to keep the peace.
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** The UN has no military, but the Taliban, Greenpeace and Apple does.
** The League of Nations Is A Superpower.
* '''Subverted''': The UN simply commands other nations’ militaries during wartime…
* '''Double Subverted''': …But is later revealed to be commanding them in peacetime too, in secret.
* '''Parodied''': The UN’s military consists of thousands of men armed with flowers in an attempt to calm the enemy to death.
* '''Zig Zagged''': The UN does have a military, but they don’t use it in warfare and simply protects their own interests, but the military is later revealed to be controlled by [[TheIlluminati the Illuminati]], who are subsequently defeated by military mutineers and the UN gains superpower-status thanks to that.
* '''Averted''': The UN has no standing military other than peacekeeping volunteers.
* '''Enforced''': “The UN is just a bunch of boring bureaucrats; we’ve got to give them a proper army to make them [[RuleOfCool cooler]]!”
* '''Lampshaded''': “How come the United Nations has the military power of the United States? I thought they were a peacekeeping organization?”
* '''Invoked''': Terrorist bomb the UN headquarters, forcing the organization to strengthen their military power…
* '''Exploited''': …The United States then uses said military to aid in a war they started…
* '''Defied''': …But [[TheHero the Hero]] tries to stop the UN’s military buildup, knowing it will bring more destruction.
* '''Discussed''': “The UN needs more military power if they want to become a real superpower NGO.” “Yeah, but that’ll create a lot of tension between actual superpowers, right?” “True, but it is a risk we’ve got to take in order to secure the world.”
* '''Conversed''': “The UN sure looks a lot more badass with their [[BadassArmy army of elites]].”

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