History Headscratchers / VForVendetta

15th Sep '16 11:42:58 PM damnedifiaint
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** They ''did'' kill him with what they had - just not quite quickly enough. They combed the area for traps and the like to make sure he didn't have something nasty in store, but it was a perfectly reasonable assumption that if it came down to shooting, 13 professional killers could take down one man.
8th Sep '16 5:24:01 AM Riley1sCool
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** A lot of people think of anarchists as bad guys, like how V sees himself. However, V figures that there are better anarchists in the world, who will solve the problems themselves. Also, this entire question is more or less a cheap shot at anarchic philosophy. It's quite realistically portrayed.

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** A lot of people think of anarchists as bad guys, like how V sees himself. However, V figures that there are better anarchists in the world, who will solve the problems themselves. Also, this entire question themselves, unlike him, who is more or less a cheap shot at anarchic philosophy. It's quite realistically portrayed.
simply trying to solve problems.
19th Jul '16 8:29:37 PM Varia_Heimt
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** He might have been trying to make a martyr out of himself for V's cause because A) He clearly believed in it enough to do something as risky as releasing something on TV to the whole nation about it and B) Because he knew he'd go down one day anyway for all the illegal things he kept in his home, so why not make some good out of it? Nothing moves people like a (already extremely popular) martyr.
19th Jul '16 8:25:51 PM Varia_Heimt
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*** He probably overestimated the amount of time he'd have to get her out of the house, thought that she would leave of her own accord somehow after seeing the program, or yes, forgot about her entirely when he made the switch in scripts.
19th Jul '16 8:13:34 PM Varia_Heimt
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** It's pretty likely also that, since the assumption is that everything aired is government-approved (and that it's been that way for the last twenty years or so)then since this show obviously is to then it's okay to laugh at the jokes presented there. Either that or that the people are meant to laugh at it (it is a comedy sketch), although the former is more likely for that point in the film/current events.
24th Jun '16 12:07:17 AM Luppercus
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** V is a very clever strategist and observer, he has been planning this for years and he has access to security footage all over the country. Is possible that he studied which of all government offices was the most lazy and which of all forms of communications was the least supervised, besides people doesn't use the traditional mail much using more phones, emails and the like so probably the government focus attention in that media and not in mail. It was, after all, a surprise for everyone to recieve the packages; expect the unespected, no one really expected that the "terrorist" was gonna use the least common method of mail.
22nd Jun '16 1:28:51 AM Luppercus
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** That's not quite true, we've seen cases like the Arab Spring which happened in countries like Egypt and Libya that had very decent standards of living, for the Middle East standards at least, especially Lybia that had one of the largest middle classes in Africa, some rebellions in Latin America were made purely out of ideological reasons and motivations especially between liberals and conservatives and these rebellions were generally made by people from the middle class up (as, naturally, most liberals and other ideological fighters tend to be educated and have enough standards of living as to have time to thing about politics and ideology). Ukraine is another example of a country with pretty decent standards of living that had popular uprisings. There are many examples of countries with authoritarian governments but reasonably good way of living were popular uprisings happened.

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** That's not quite true, we've seen cases like the Arab Spring which happened in countries like Egypt and Libya that had very decent standards of living, for the Middle East standards at least, especially Lybia that had one of the largest middle classes in Africa, some rebellions in Latin America were made purely out of ideological reasons and motivations especially between liberals and conservatives and these rebellions were generally made by people from the middle class up (as, naturally, most liberals and other ideological fighters tend to be educated and have enough standards of living as to have time to thing think about politics and ideology). Ukraine is another example of a country with pretty decent standards of living that had popular uprisings. There are many examples of countries with authoritarian governments but reasonably good way of living were popular uprisings happened.
22nd Jun '16 1:27:51 AM Luppercus
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** That's not quite true, we've seen cases like the Arab Spring which happened in countries like Egypt and Libya that had very decent standards of living, for the Middle East standards at least, especially Lybia that had one of the largest middle classes in Africa, some rebellions in Latin America were made purely out of ideological reasons and motivations especially between liberals and conservatives and these rebellions were generally made by people from the middle class up (as, naturally, most liberals and other ideological fighters tend to be educated and have enough standards of living as to have time to thing about politics and ideology). Ukraine is another example of a country with pretty decent standards of living that had popular uprisings. There are many examples of countries with authoritarian governments but reasonably good way of living were popular uprisings happened.
22nd Jun '16 1:15:58 AM Luppercus
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**Hmm, we have some very authoritarian governments in the West too. Some people may consider Thatcher's era an example, though not at the same level of Mao or Hitler of course. Berlusconi is another example, not to mention cases like Venezuela and Mexico (yes, Latin America is part of the West), and people in those countries still mocked their presidents and had comedic programs making fun of them. Yes, the dictatorship shown in the movie and comic is more authoritarian than these examples, but I'm under the impression is not ''as'' hard as Mao's China or Hitler's Germany, more akin to modern China, an even less democratic Venezuela or a place like the US or the UK if people like Bush or Thatcher just suddenly said; screw it, no more democracy nor election, now we run the place permanently (yes, it will be a dictatorship but certain degree of freedom, including mocking the goverment, will remain).
2nd May '16 1:08:39 PM Riley1sCool
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** A lot of people think of anarchists as bad guys, like how V sees himself. However, V figures that there are better anarchists in the world, who will solve the problems themselves. Also, this entire question is more or less a cheap shot at anarchic philosophy. It's quite realistically portrayed.




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** Who said it's a willing workforce? Nobody says Norsefire wouldn't ''make'' people work for them.



* When the civilian surround Westminster you can clearly see from the aerial shots that they right up at the perimeter of the building on Bridge Street and St Margaret Street. The explosion is quite big. Anyone at the front would of been killed by flying debris.

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* When the civilian surround Westminster you can clearly see from the aerial shots that they right up at the perimeter of the building on Bridge Street and St Margaret Street. The explosion is quite big. Anyone at the front would of have been killed by flying debris.
** Because of the fact that if it did, it would ruin the film's ending. Seeing the revolution's frontrunners dying because of debris in the front would have just looked extremely ''stupid'' even though it's probably in-character for V.



*** "Rockwood's" story, and the journal from the female scientist would say otherwise. The journal says V was the one case that gave her hope that all of her research wouldn't be lost, then in Rockwood's story he talks about how they developed the virus from V's blood. Even if that were true that would mean they were starting over after V and that doesn't make sense how they came into power in the first place to round up the people.

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*** "Rockwood's" "Rockwood's/" story, and the journal from the female scientist would say otherwise. The journal says V was the one case that gave her hope that all of her research wouldn't be lost, then in Rockwood's story he talks about how they developed the virus from V's blood. Even if that were true that would mean they were starting over after V and that doesn't make sense how they came into power in the first place to round up the people.
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