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16th Feb '17 6:53:45 PM AHI-3000
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# If the planet's defenders are low in number and ill-protected civilians, don't try to take them out in open combat. Local assassins and mob hit contracts work much better due to sheer experience in killing their own, and can't be stopped or detected by anything specialized to fight or detect you, so, before doing anything else, just bribe an amoral greedy native to take out his own defenders first, and make sure they finished the job. ''Then'' invade properly, again beginning with areas the defenders couldn't access if they were still alive (assume that they survived just in case, it won't hurt).

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# If the planet's defenders you are low in number and ill-protected civilians, don't try planning to take over a planet ''without'' a [[OneWorldOrder unified global government]] (such as Earth), you may consider a great alternative to a direct invasion: {{proxy war}}fare and {{divide and conquer}} strategies. [[PlayingBothSides Manipulate various factions and set them out in open combat. Local assassins and mob hit contracts work much better due against each other]]; exploit existing geopolitical conflicts between different nation-states. If the ultimate result is a {{world war| III}} that destroys all major military powers, the natives will have done most of your dirty work, leaving you with the chance to sheer experience in killing seize what's left of their own, and can't be stopped or detected by anything specialized to fight or detect you, so, before doing anything else, just bribe an amoral greedy native to take out his own defenders first, and make sure they finished the job. ''Then'' invade properly, again beginning with areas the defenders couldn't access if they were still alive (assume that they survived just in case, it won't hurt).former civilization.
9th Feb '17 11:28:12 PM JAG001
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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the galaxy, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans. You've just found this planet's protector.

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** # If, after conducting intensive scans and careful research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the galaxy, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans. You've just found this planet's protector.
9th Feb '17 11:25:49 PM JAG001
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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the galaxy, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans. You've just found this planet's protector, and you have until he finishes leveling that empire to leave the solar system so you're not next.

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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the galaxy, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans. You've just found this planet's protector, and you have until he finishes leveling that empire to leave the solar system so you're not next.protector.
9th Feb '17 11:23:46 PM JAG001
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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the sector, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans.

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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the sector, galaxy, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans. You've just found this planet's protector, and you have until he finishes leveling that empire to leave the solar system so you're not next.
9th Feb '17 2:48:53 PM JAG001
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** If, after conducting intensive scans and research, you find that there is no protector on the planet...don't move forward with your invasion just yet. Gather intel from the other alien empires in the sector, first. If one of them's getting torn apart by somebody hailing from the planet you're orbiting, call off your invasion plans.
2nd Feb '17 8:37:28 PM AHI-3000
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# Similarly, unless [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence your robots are really dumb]] and only sentients can do a job you can't or won't, [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture don't bother going to other planets to enslave the population]]. Better yet, buy/steal their automation technology instead! ([[FridgeLogic By the way]], [[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien how did your species get into space]] ''[[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien without]]'' [[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien it?]])

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# Similarly, unless [[SlidingScaleOfRobotIntelligence your robots are really dumb]] and only sentients sapients can do a job you can't or won't, [[WeWillUseManualLaborInTheFuture don't bother going to other planets to enslave the population]]. Better yet, buy/steal their automation technology instead! ([[FridgeLogic By the way]], [[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien how did your species get into space]] ''[[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien without]]'' [[InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien it?]])



# Once you have a clear idea of the life forms you intend to subsume and of their culture, now is the time to do some ''very'' intense politicking. No truly sentient race, [[AliensAreBastards no matter how inherently violent,]] is composed entirely of ravaging, bloodthirsty monsters. [[KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect Someone has to do the bookeeping and keep the libraries running.]] Even your [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse best and highest ranking soldiers]] might have qualms about exterminating all life on the target planet, and some, should the invasion take place, [[Film/{{Avatar}} might even go native]]. Before you begin your expedition therefore, it is absolutely vital that you get your entire population on side. [[PropagandaMachine Propaganda]] is the best method of achieving this, particularly portraying your targets as ravaging, bloodthirsty monsters. If they are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters anything like ourselves]], that shouldn't be too hard.

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# Once you have a clear idea of the life forms you intend to subsume and of their culture, now is the time to do some ''very'' intense politicking. No truly sentient sapient race, [[AliensAreBastards no matter how inherently violent,]] is composed entirely of ravaging, bloodthirsty monsters. [[KlingonScientistsGetNoRespect Someone has to do the bookeeping and keep the libraries running.]] Even your [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse best and highest ranking soldiers]] might have qualms about exterminating all life on the target planet, and some, should the invasion take place, [[Film/{{Avatar}} might even go native]]. Before you begin your expedition therefore, it is absolutely vital that you get your entire population on side. [[PropagandaMachine Propaganda]] is the best method of achieving this, particularly portraying your targets as ravaging, bloodthirsty monsters. If they are [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters anything like ourselves]], that shouldn't be too hard.



# Use [[TheQuisling quislings]] well. They work great for putting a native face on your policies, and sentients take orders better from their own kind. Some native will be willing to help the occupation in exchange for luxury for their family and very little real power.

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# Use [[TheQuisling quislings]] well. They work great for putting a native face on your policies, and sentients sapients take orders better from their own kind. Some native will be willing to help the occupation in exchange for luxury for their family and very little real power.
6th Jan '17 9:06:41 PM JAG001
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** However, if the protector is [[MegasXLR a fat guy from Jersey piloting a giant robot with a car in place of a head]], then ignore the exception and move on. No, not even to make friends with him; [[DestructiveSavior he's just as dangerous to friends as he is to enemies.]]
28th Nov '16 7:50:52 AM Twoeyesshort
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# Even if your technology can cover the entire planet [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale (a dubious proposition in of itself)]], don't erect just one of anything that could be important to maintaining your control of the planet. Revolutionaries might be able to disable ''a'' [[EarthShatteringKaboom planetary bomb]] or MindControl device, but taking out three hundred and twenty-one of them worldwide requires much more effort and gives you fair warning if the apes can actually pull it off.
27th Nov '16 7:47:31 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Exception: If you think you can trick the governments of the world into doing something [[MoralEventHorizon horrific enough to cause this guardian to turn away in shame]], you might narrow your opposition down to [[Series/{{Torchwood}} some Welsh bisexuals]]. Still a tough fight, but it's better odds. Althernatively, if the protector works secretly, see if you can expose them without tipping your own hand; the natives may deal with your problem for you.

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** Exception: If you think you can trick the governments of the world into doing something [[MoralEventHorizon horrific enough to cause this guardian to turn away in shame]], you might narrow your opposition down to [[Series/{{Torchwood}} some Welsh bisexuals]]. Still a tough fight, but it's better odds. Althernatively, Alternatively, if the protector works secretly, see if you can expose them without tipping your own hand; the natives may deal with your problem for you.
5th Nov '16 9:17:37 PM Terrabalt
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# If there's a stronger alien race out there that you're fleeing from because they are [[AlwaysABiggerFish even nastier than you]], ''[[Series/{{V}} don't]]'' [[SinsOfASolarEmpire go out of your way]] to [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} antagonize the natives]] [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica if there's any chance they could help you]].

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# If there's a stronger alien race out there that you're fleeing from because they are [[AlwaysABiggerFish even nastier than you]], ''[[Series/{{V}} don't]]'' [[SinsOfASolarEmpire go out of your way]] to [[VideoGame/{{Iji}} antagonize the natives]] [[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica if there's any chance chance]] [[VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown (or potential) that they could help you]].
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