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Aragorn, son of Arathorn

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    Ruining the Game
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    Black Knights
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    Aragon
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    The Knights Radiant
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  1. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    By the time that operation downfall was planned the Cold War was already in full swing. There wasn't any serious effort to include the Soviets as the Americans knew including them would only induce a North/South Korean East/West Germany situation. Americans never liked blood, but they were certainly willing to shed it, and on the Japanese even more so than the Germans. But to argue that it was Soviet entry vs American nukes seems silly when it is the comparison of losing a colony vs having a home territory being destoryed. It is akin to having the British lose India vs Manchester being nuked. Both are large losses, but only one hits the soul of the British. The emperor was barely granted clemency, and it was largely due to his usefulness as an American puppet. And no fuel wasn't quite the case, more the desperate lack of it. This is why the Japanese took such desperate measures such as preparing women to charge the beaches with spears. The lack of modern supplies was not a determent to continuation of the war, as they would literally rather have Japan die than submit.
  2. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    They were suing for peace but not an unconditional surrender, and that was the sticking point. The bombs were absolutely necessary when you consider factors such as elements of the Japanese military still refusing to surrender and attempting a coup. It is a possibility that America could have held Japan to a perpetual blockade and bomb their country but its likely this would cost far more lives than a capitulation after nuclear bomb use.
  3. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    I mean the atomic bombs saved far more lives than they cost. Operation Downfall would have killed way more Americans and far more Japanese than either bomb would cost. The Americans were ready to gas every Japanese cave and they Japanese were sharpening bamboo sticks to use as spears. It would have been Iwo Jima x100 and the bombs stopped that from occurring.
  4. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Building on this there was a very real fear the the Soviets would not stop and the agreed upon line and keep rolling into the west. This is one of the primary arguments (that I don't prescribe to personally) that the nuclear bombs were dropped not to make Japan surrender, but to intimidate the Soviets. Even if the United States had equal theoretical strength almost all of the USSR's forces were situated in better geographic locations, and with much shorter supply lines. Hence why any military actions against the Soviets was "unthinkable".
  5. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Obviously not a good one if he went to the future and still joined TKR.
  6. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Here's a freebie: "I relish in ruining browser based nation games. I cannot wait to have hegemonic control so that I can slowly squeeze the life out of this game and all those who oppose me."
  7. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Long time in a browser based nation sim tho
  8. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    A: But they won B: So 50 years as a superpower before falling? C : Haven't heard any complaints yet.
  9. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Can't tell if you are just trolling right now. You can take more damage and still win a war. To suggest the USSR didn't win the war is absurd.
  10. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    I only care if they won, which they did, just like us.
  11. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    Did they win or no?
  12. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    IQ declares on IQ

    Well of course. They are literally slaves remember?
  13. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    This is a brave new world we're living in

    But they won...
  14. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    IQ declares on IQ

    Sure they're just slaves right? And if you can't cooperate you're not in the coalition and we will react accordingly. Don't be salty that your free beiges are going away one way or another.
  15. Aragorn, son of Arathorn

    IQ declares on IQ

    A partner cooperates. The military can execute someone for treasonous behavior and that's what is being done here.
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