History Fridge / Revolution

2nd Nov '15 7:44:37 AM FF32
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It is a possible UnfortunateImplication that there are so few African-Americans in a large city with a sizable pre-Blackout population. It could be that given the Confederate state call-backs, that the Georgia Federation is at least partly built on sizable army of indentured black laborers in farms and factories.

to:

** It is a There are possible UnfortunateImplication UnfortunateImplications that there are so few African-Americans in a large city with a sizable pre-Blackout population. It could be that given the Confederate state call-backs, that the Georgia Federation is at least partly built on sizable army of indentured black laborers in farms and factories.
2nd Nov '15 7:43:08 AM FF32
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The additional UnfortunateImplication of this is - what happens when a recruit gets pregnant? Medical care is not exactly at 21st-century standards...

to:

** The additional UnfortunateImplication UnfortunateImplications of this is are - what happens when a recruit gets pregnant? Medical care is not exactly at 21st-century standards...
1st Apr '15 9:17:38 AM xdrakos
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Actually nobody should be able to get through the trap door on an elevator... They are normally locked from the outside to prevent people from misusing them!
25th Oct '14 8:21:24 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Much has been made of the incompetence of the Monroe Militia versus the resistance in general and the protagonists in particular. However, the series has indicated on several occasions that the Monroe Republic faces stiff opposition from the two nations bordering it, and all out war against Georgia is imminent. [[FridgeBrilliance It would make sense]] that Bass has sent his best troops to defend the borders, leaving behind the less-competent people to deal with the resistance (who aren't very well trained or organized themselves). This is probably where all the best equipment (that's not being used to defend the capitol) is being sent as well. TruthInTelevision, as a similar scenario played out in the AmericanCivilWar: in the early stages of the war, both the Union and the Confederacy tended to leave their less competent troops in garrison positions (and, in the case of the Union, on frontier postings) while the better-trained units ended up on the front lines.

to:

* Much has been made of the incompetence of the Monroe Militia versus the resistance in general and the protagonists in particular. However, the series has indicated on several occasions that the Monroe Republic faces stiff opposition from the two nations bordering it, and all out war against Georgia is imminent. [[FridgeBrilliance It would make sense]] that Bass has sent his best troops to defend the borders, leaving behind the less-competent people to deal with the resistance (who aren't very well trained or organized themselves). This is probably where all the best equipment (that's not being used to defend the capitol) is being sent as well. TruthInTelevision, as a similar scenario played out in the AmericanCivilWar: UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar: in the early stages of the war, both the Union and the Confederacy tended to leave their less competent troops in garrison positions (and, in the case of the Union, on frontier postings) while the better-trained units ended up on the front lines.
23rd May '14 2:05:21 PM QuantumReality
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** [[spoiler:As it turns out, Davis approved of the plan and doesn't give a damn for anyone except himself and his coterie of henchpeople who are working with him to cement his vision of a "pure" new United States.]]
27th Apr '14 4:09:54 PM QuantumReality
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Monroe Republic Rebels have used code phrases involving Joe Biden. [[spoiler:As it happens, in the timeline of the show, he would be the ''last'' legitimate US President, before Davis seized power.]] So without realizing they are the true inheritors of the democratic, Constitutional tradition of the pre-Blackout USA.

to:

* The Monroe Republic Rebels have used code phrases involving Joe Biden. [[spoiler:As it happens, in the timeline of the show, he would be the ''last'' legitimate US President, before Davis seized power.]] So without realizing it, they are the true inheritors of the democratic, Constitutional tradition of the pre-Blackout USA.
22nd Apr '14 10:17:09 PM QuantumReality
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Monroe Republic Rebels have used code phrases involving Joe Biden. [[spoiler:As it happens, in the timeline of the show, he would be the ''last'' legitimate US President, before Davis seized power.]]

to:

* The Monroe Republic Rebels have used code phrases involving Joe Biden. [[spoiler:As it happens, in the timeline of the show, he would be the ''last'' legitimate US President, before Davis seized power.]]]] So without realizing they are the true inheritors of the democratic, Constitutional tradition of the pre-Blackout USA.
21st Apr '14 11:01:03 AM Snarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler: Season 2 shows Mexico post-Blackout for the first time. It's not exactly in great shape, but Miles states that Mexico is wealthier than any of the US successor states; the Mexican army is seen running a border checkpoint; and the characters refer to Mexico as 'Mexico' rather than to a successor state. Mexico is much less 'connected' than the United States, with many rural communities not connected to a power grid at all. With less dependency on technology, combined with a government that ''didn't'' have an inside conspiracy actively working to destroy it, it's no surprise that either the pre-Blackout Mexican government, or a person or faction able to seize control after the Blackout, is able to exert its authority over most of the country rather than the country fragmenting the way the US did. Mexico is wealthier than the remnant US because much of its wealth was less dependent upon the electrical/information grid to begin with (although the substantial portion that ''was'' dependent ''did'' disappear).]]

to:

* [[spoiler: Season 2 shows Mexico post-Blackout for the first time. It's not exactly in great shape, but Miles states that Mexico is wealthier than any of the US successor states; the Mexican army is seen running a border checkpoint; and the characters refer to Mexico as 'Mexico' rather than to a successor state. Mexico is much less 'connected' than the United States, with many rural communities not connected to a power grid at all. With less dependency on technology, combined Combined with a government that ''didn't'' have an inside conspiracy actively working to destroy it, it's no surprise that either the pre-Blackout Mexican government, or a person or faction able to seize control after the Blackout, is able to exert its authority over most of the country rather than the country fragmenting the way the US did. Mexico is wealthier than the remnant US because much of its wealth was less dependent upon the electrical/information grid to begin with (although the substantial portion that ''was'' dependent ''did'' disappear).]]
21st Apr '14 10:58:31 AM Snarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[spoiler: Season 2 shows Mexico post-Blackout for the first time. It's not exactly in great shape, but Miles states that Mexico is wealthier than any of the US successor states; the Mexican army is seen running a border checkpoint; and the characters refer to Mexico as 'Mexico' rather than to a successor state. Mexico is much less 'connected' than the United States, with many rural communities not connected to a power grid at all. With less dependency on technology, combined with a government that ''didn't'' have an inside conspiracy actively working to destroy it, it's no surprise that either the pre-Blackout Mexican government, or a person or faction able to seize control after the Blackout, is able to exert its authority over most of the country rather than the country fragmenting the way the US did. Mexico is wealthier than the remnant US because much of its wealth was less dependent upon the electrical/information grid to begin with (although the substantial portion that *was* dependent did disappear).]]

to:

* [[spoiler: Season 2 shows Mexico post-Blackout for the first time. It's not exactly in great shape, but Miles states that Mexico is wealthier than any of the US successor states; the Mexican army is seen running a border checkpoint; and the characters refer to Mexico as 'Mexico' rather than to a successor state. Mexico is much less 'connected' than the United States, with many rural communities not connected to a power grid at all. With less dependency on technology, combined with a government that ''didn't'' have an inside conspiracy actively working to destroy it, it's no surprise that either the pre-Blackout Mexican government, or a person or faction able to seize control after the Blackout, is able to exert its authority over most of the country rather than the country fragmenting the way the US did. Mexico is wealthier than the remnant US because much of its wealth was less dependent upon the electrical/information grid to begin with (although the substantial portion that *was* ''was'' dependent did ''did'' disappear).]]
21st Apr '14 10:57:11 AM Snarf
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[spoiler: Season 2 shows Mexico post-Blackout for the first time. It's not exactly in great shape, but Miles states that Mexico is wealthier than any of the US successor states; the Mexican army is seen running a border checkpoint; and the characters refer to Mexico as 'Mexico' rather than to a successor state. Mexico is much less 'connected' than the United States, with many rural communities not connected to a power grid at all. With less dependency on technology, combined with a government that ''didn't'' have an inside conspiracy actively working to destroy it, it's no surprise that either the pre-Blackout Mexican government, or a person or faction able to seize control after the Blackout, is able to exert its authority over most of the country rather than the country fragmenting the way the US did. Mexico is wealthier than the remnant US because much of its wealth was less dependent upon the electrical/information grid to begin with (although the substantial portion that *was* dependent did disappear).]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 139. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Fridge.Revolution