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"We would all like to vote for the best man. But he is never a candidate."
Kin Hubbard

Tropes that are related to governmental systems, political ideologies and policies, and the way they shape historical/current events in both fiction and the real world.

Political facts and useful notes can be found on the Useful Notes index. Please be double-plus mindful of the Rule of Cautious Editing Judgement.


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    General Politics Tropes 

    Mass Media Politics 
  • Backed by the Pentagon: The entertainment industry maintains business connections with the national government; for example, Hollywood asking the US Department of Defense to loan military equipment for use in films.
  • Banned In China: A work of media has been (legally) prohibited from being released or distributed in a specific country.
  • Book Burning: The physical desecration of literature, which may be done as an act of politically motivated censorship (or protest).

    Political Officials and Citizens 

    Political Concepts and Philosophies 

    Political Actions and Policies 

    Democratic and Bureaucratic Politics 

    Rebellious and Repressive Politics 

    International and Interstellar Politics 


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