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23rd Jul '17 3:21:15 PM nombretomado
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** Columbia's soldiers wear Brodie Helmets (or perhaps, their identical American counterparts, the M1917 Helmets), patented in 1915. According to the Hall Of Heroes, the Columbians already donned them during the Boxer Rebellion in ''1900''. They also wear strange ones that look like a fusion of contemporary Pith Helmets and US WW2-era M1s.

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** Columbia's soldiers wear Brodie Helmets (or perhaps, their identical American counterparts, the M1917 Helmets), patented in 1915. According to the Hall Of Heroes, the Columbians already donned them during the Boxer Rebellion in ''1900''. They also wear strange ones that look like a fusion of contemporary Pith Helmets and US WW2-era [=WW2=]-era M1s.
10th Jul '17 6:01:56 PM Lanes17B
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** Speaking of African-Americans within the game, one Voxophone recorded by Fink subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse. The Voxophone recording has Fink recalling a conversation he had with Comstock. Fink tells him that the people who came to populate Columbia expected every menial task to be done for them, for which he suggests to Comstock to get in touch with an overseer in a Georgia prison that would allow him to lease "as many negro convicts" as he wanted. He also tells Comstock to justify their forced labor by saying they are trying to achieve penance for trying to rise above their social standing.

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** Speaking of African-Americans within the game, one Voxophone recorded by Fink subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse.religious scripture. The Voxophone recording has Fink recalling a conversation he had with Comstock. Fink tells him that the people who came to populate Columbia expected every menial task to be done for them, for which he suggests to Comstock to get in touch with an overseer in a Georgia prison that would allow him to "to lease "as as many negro convicts" as he wanted. He also tells Comstock to Comstock, that if any of Columbia's residents question the servants' forced labor, he should justify their forced labor it by saying they are trying to achieve penance for trying atempting to rise above their social standing.
10th Jul '17 5:56:09 PM Lanes17B
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* GroundhogDayLoop: By the time Booker encounters the Lutece twins for the first time aboard the Columbia during the fair, he had already tried to [[spoiler: get to Elizabeth]] twelve times.

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* GroundhogDayLoop: By the time Booker encounters the Lutece twins for the first time aboard the the floating city of Columbia during the fair, he had already tried to [[spoiler: to get to Elizabeth]] twelve times.
10th Jul '17 5:54:31 PM Lanes17B
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* GroundhogDayLoop: By the time Booker encounters the Lutece twins for the first time aboard the Columbia during the fair, he had already tried to [[spoiler: get to Elizabeth]] twelve times.
10th Jul '17 1:01:31 PM Lanes17B
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** Speaking of African-Americans within the game, one Voxophone recorded by Fink has recalling a conversation with Comstock. Fink tells him that the people who came to populate Columbia expected every menial task to be done for them, for which he suggests to Comstock to get in touch with an overseer in a Georgia prison that would allow him to lease as many "negro convicts" as he wanted. He also tells Comstock to justify their forced labor by saying they are trying to achieve penance for trying to rise above their social standing. This exchange subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse.

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** Speaking of African-Americans within the game, one Voxophone recorded by Fink subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse. The Voxophone recording has Fink recalling a conversation he had with Comstock. Fink tells him that the people who came to populate Columbia expected every menial task to be done for them, for which he suggests to Comstock to get in touch with an overseer in a Georgia prison that would allow him to lease as "as many "negro negro convicts" as he wanted. He also tells Comstock to justify their forced labor by saying they are trying to achieve penance for trying to rise above their social standing. This exchange subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse.
10th Jul '17 12:57:04 PM Lanes17B
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** Speaking of African-Americans within the game, one Voxophone recorded by Fink has recalling a conversation with Comstock. Fink tells him that the people who came to populate Columbia expected every menial task to be done for them, for which he suggests to Comstock to get in touch with an overseer in a Georgia prison that would allow him to lease as many "negro convicts" as he wanted. He also tells Comstock to justify their forced labor by saying they are trying to achieve penance for trying to rise above their social standing. This exchange subtly recounts the justification of the African slave trade with the Biblical story of Ham's curse.
10th Jul '17 12:40:08 PM Lanes17B
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* TheDogBitesBack: Anyone who is white, but neither Irish or Jewish, can live comfortably in Columbia, so long as they adhere to Comstock's biblical interpertation, and anyone else can stay but has to serve their social betters without question. Then there's the Vox Populi, who seek to fight this injustice by recruiting downtrodden minorities into their cause, but at the beginning of the game aren't much of a threat. By the second half, [[AlternateTimeline Elizabeth has opened a tear]] that shows Columbia fighting a massive race war between the ruling elite and the oppressed minorities who finally got fed up with all the abuse they were forced to willingly put up with.
29th Jun '17 9:46:21 PM AirofMystery
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* CompanyTown: Finkton is clearly one, and a very [[WretchedHive wretched]] example at that. The population who live there are kept on strict company schedules which are enforced by giant clocks and whistle alarms in every public and residence area, residents are only paid in company scrip which is only redeemable at the company store and [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts at prices fixed to their wages]], and the place booms with frequent {{Canned Orders Over Loudspeaker}}s, usually delivering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Fink]]'s lines about how grateful they should all be to be exploited by him. You even get to see an auction where, instead of buyers bidding on an item, workers are bidding on a job, using the time they can finish it as bidding ammo. Other bits over the loudspeaker have him talking about things like how they can't have their 16-hour workday halved because that would cause them to waste money on gambling and drink, or how they can't have paid vacations or eight-hour work days because that's "anarchist talk." Not to mention the aforementioned company scrip at company prices in a company town.[[note]]…All of them historically accurate bussisness practices, some of wich, endure to this day... [[NightmareFuel let that sink in for a second]] .[[/note]]

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* CompanyTown: Finkton is clearly one, and a very [[WretchedHive wretched]] example at that. The population who live there are kept on strict company schedules which are enforced by giant clocks and whistle alarms in every public and residence area, residents are only paid in company scrip which is only redeemable at the company store and [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts at prices fixed to their wages]], and the place booms with frequent {{Canned Orders Over Loudspeaker}}s, usually delivering [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Fink]]'s lines about how grateful they should all be to be exploited by him. You even get to see an auction where, instead of buyers bidding on an item, workers are bidding on a job, using the time they can finish it as bidding ammo. Other bits over the loudspeaker have him talking about things like how they can't have their 16-hour workday halved because that would cause them to waste money on gambling and drink, or how they can't have paid vacations or eight-hour work days because that's "anarchist talk." Not to mention the aforementioned company scrip at company prices in a company town.[[note]]…All [[note]]All of them these are [[NightmareFuel historically accurate bussisness practices, some of wich, endure to this day... [[NightmareFuel let that sink in for a second]] .business practices]].[[/note]]
19th Jun '17 3:01:29 PM Katkiller-V
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18th Jun '17 10:24:14 AM nombretomado
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* EverytownAmerica: As part of its CrapsaccharineWorld facade, Columbia deliberately evokes an idealized image of turn-of-the-century Americana that wouldn't look too out of place from ''HelloDolly'' or WaltDisney's "Main Street USA." This is soon shattered the more Booker delves into the city, and that's not even getting to [[WretchedHive Finkton]].

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* EverytownAmerica: As part of its CrapsaccharineWorld facade, Columbia deliberately evokes an idealized image of turn-of-the-century Americana that wouldn't look too out of place from ''HelloDolly'' or WaltDisney's Creator/WaltDisney's "Main Street USA." This is soon shattered the more Booker delves into the city, and that's not even getting to [[WretchedHive Finkton]].
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