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== Notes ==
== Notes ==


* In the real world, the term ''[[Wikipedia:Blackshirts|blackshirt]]'' was used for paramilitaries supporting Mussolini's fascist regime.
* In the real world, the term "[[Wikipedia:Blackshirts|Blackshirt]]" was used for paramilitaries supporting Mussolini's fascist regime.  Cf. also "[[w:Redcoat|Redcoat]]".
* ''BSG''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s use of this term may have inspired the term "Brownshirt" in the much later science fiction TV series ''[[w:Firefly (TV series)|Firefly]]'', though that term was also applied to the Nazi [[w:Sturmabteilung|Stormtroops]].


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A "blackshirt" is a derrogatory term for Council Security. (Greetings from Earth). It is akin to the use of the word "pig" to describe a civilian officer of the law.

Notes

  • In the real world, the term "Blackshirt" was used for paramilitaries supporting Mussolini's fascist regime. Cf. also "Redcoat".
  • BSG's use of this term may have inspired the term "Brownshirt" in the much later science fiction TV series Firefly, though that term was also applied to the Nazi Stormtroops.