WA Delegate: The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads (elected )
Embassies: Red Army of the USSR, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, USSF, The Red Fleet, Comintern Intervention Forces, Benevolent Capitalism, Libertarian Capitalist Zone 716, The Mystical Council, Peoples Federation of Qandaristan, Dill Country, Neoreaction, The Jedi Council, and ACA.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Authoritarian in libertarian
World Census staff loitered innocuously in various public areas and recorded the length of time that passed before they were approached by dark-suited officials.
As a region, libertarian is ranked 15,918th in the world for Most Authoritarian.
|21.||The Council of FJK Rants||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Use the Force, Trust your instincts”|
|22.||The Freedom of Nelly||Corporate Bordello||“Strength is beauty”|
|23.||The Night-Watchman State of Milton Hayek||Capitalizt||“Society doesn't have values. People have values.”|
|24.||The Holy Smokers of Ron Paultopia||Capitalizt||“Give Me Liberty, or a Bran Muffin”|
|25.||The Republic of Liberlandt||Anarchy||“The law of Nature”|
|26.||The OBNOXIOUS BARKING DOG of Libertarian Chaos||Anarchy||“Anti-State, Anti-War, Pro-Market”|
- : Embassy cancelled between The Brotherhood and Libertarian.
- : The Technocracy of Dagnia of the region Galts Gulch proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Republic of Artilleribrigaden of the region The Brotherhood ordered the closure of its embassy in Libertarian.
- : Embassy established between Libertarian and ACA.
- : Embassy established between Libertarian and The Jedi Council.
- : The Constitutional Republic of Alternate Universe 912 departed this region for The Versutian Federation.
- : The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads agreed to construct embassies with ACA.
- : The Confederacy of Libertarian States of Free America of the region ACA proposed constructing embassies.
- : Restropo ceased to exist.
- : Yssal ceased to exist.
Libertarian Regional Message Board
What time period is being referred to here?
First half of USSR existence, under Lenin and Stalin.
Of course James Burke (the ex BBC man) is putting his faith in nanotechnology and ultra-cheap energy - if these things turn up in a little while then YES it would change matters (but if not.....).
As for the national debt being something the Japanese "owe to themselves" - this is the old justification of government debt, refuted by James Buchanan and many others. The debt will cripple Japan. Nor is buying government debt "investment" - and much of the Japanese "investment" overseas is in the debt of other governments (or in stock markets that are really credit bubbles).
No the debt funded Welfare States can not be sustained (let alone expanded - as all countries seem to be doing) and the international financial system (including the stock markets and real estate markets) are just a massive credit bubble anyway.
The network of Communist Party Commissars would simply have executed them on the spot if they had not gone.
Remember Red Army (Soviet Army after 1946) generals were appointed by the Communist Party - and tended to have little loyalty from their own soldiers. And had all participated in various terrible crimes for the Soviet Union themselves.
Too late to reinvent one's self as Russian patriot when one has been killing real Russian patriots all one's adult life.
Especially if people knew (which they would) that your "conversion" occurred just after your own summons to Moscow occurred.
I knew you'd give satisfactory answer.
I guess it would explain why no-one tried to arrest or kill Zhukov after he outlived his usefulness (after 1945). His fame and power came from killing Germans, not Russians, so he had reasonable chance at toppling government if he survived their attempt to get rid of him.
I would point out that the option to commit suicide is always an available one, especially when the only other one is putting yourself in the hands of the NKVD. So why didn't they commit suicide?
For the same reason most abused children don't commit suicide?
As long as their abuser has need for them (to abuse/torture) they know they will be kept alive.
And to be honest, many captured by NKVD were let go after being sufficiently broken.
Not unheard of for one to rather die than be tortured, or continue to be tortured. Would you accede to being brutally tortured, in the hopes that you might live, but be destroyed as a person? Not to mention all the others you'd be made to implicate, and what would happen to them.
"not unheard of" is even less often than "occasionally".
You asked "why didn't they commit suicide?" and I told you why those who did not commit suicide, did not commit suicide. It self-evidently does not apply to those who did.
"Not unheard of" = polite understatement. You spoke in no qualifying terms limiting the population affected; there was no subpopulation. You cannot invent a new premise to cover a mistake.