Re: Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
From: "John Atkinson" <johnmatkinson@g...>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 19:11:17 +0400
Subject: Re: Re: [GZG] [SG] Rapid Fire antipersonnel plasma gun?
On 9/28/06, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> John A said:
> >You really want a spiel, ask me about the likelyhood of conflict
> >between two independantly planted colonies on the same planet.
> Hey John! What do you think the chances are of ground combat on a
planet with independently planted colonies?
> You can use for example Cibola, which has an Islamic Fed colony, a PAU
colony, a couple of independent colonies (a Sikh one and a corporate
venture) and a UN observer station.
The real question is: Where are these colonies located in relation to
Let's say you are dropping 10 colonies of 25,000 people each on Earth.
Let's say you have one in New Zealand, another in Italy, a third in
Argentina, a fourth in Ireland, another in New Jersey, another in
Denmark, one in Moscow, one on the Cape of Good Hope, one in Florida,
and one in Japan.
How long would it be before the transportation infrastructure between
any two given colonies would be sufficient to permit the nations to
engage in serious conflict?
What in God's name would they find to fight over? Resource scarcity
wouldn't be an issue for decades if not centuries.
And what the hell kind of brand new colony has the spare resources to
waste on fighting?
"Thousands of Sarmatians, Thousands of Franks, we've slain them again
and again. We're looking for thousands of Persians."
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