History Literature / TheDraka

12th Feb '17 8:36:33 AM Willbyr
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30th Jan '17 10:26:14 AM Ktotwf
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* StupidEvil: Possibly overlaps with ArtisticLicenseHistory, and/or the author not understanding the implications of his changed historical timeline. In real life 1941, Japan was desperate to somehow finish off their huge engagement in China, which was destroying their economy, but unable to do so as the US kept backing the Chinese and opposing any peace deal but total Japanese surrender. When President Roosevelt then added a crippling global oil embargo against Japan, they struck out against America, not because they thought that was necessarily a good idea, but because it was their only option ''but'' abject surrender, which they would not accept without a fight. However, in the Draka storyline, Japan has already long since pacified ''and annexed'' China by then; i.e., obtained all their goals and much more besides. So there is literally no reason at all for them to attack the US, and it becomes gargantuously and gratuitously stupid for them to do so. And on top of this, they share a long, vulnerable border with the most evil, expansionist and powerful regime in history, so one would think they should care more about guarding their own flanks than picking unneeded fights with others. Not even a flimsy in-story justification is offered for this act of stupid villainy.
24th Jan '17 9:07:53 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* StupidEvil: Possibly overlaps with ArtisticLicenseHistory, and/or the author not understanding the implications of his changed historical timeline. In real life 1941, Japan was desperate to somehow finish off their huge engagement in China, which was destroying their economy, but unable to do so as the US kept backing the Chinese and opposing any peace deal but total Japanese surrender. When President Roosevelt then added a crippling global oil embargo against Japan, they struck out against America, not because they thought that was necessarily a good idea, but because it was their only option ''but'' abject surrender, which they would not accept without a fight. However, in the Draka storyline, Japan has already long since pacified ''and annexed'' China by then; i.e., obtained all their goals and much more besides. So there is literally no reason at all for them to attack the US, and it becomes gargantuously and gratuitously stupid for them to do so. And on top of this, they share a long, vulnerable border with the most evil, expansionist and powerful regime in history, so one would think they should care more about guarding their own flanks than picking unneeded fights with others. Not even a flimsy in-story justification is offered for this act of stupid villainy.
8th Jan '17 12:21:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* CrapsackWorld: The ''raison d'etre'' of the series. Before the stories even begin, the Draka enslave the entire native population of Africa and much of Asia's. The Drakaverse version of WorldWar2, made worse by the radical nature of Drakan tactics, including arbitrary starvation of resisting cities, unflinchingly brutal punishment of partisan activity, and much more liberal use of atomic weapons, kills off approximately one-tenth of humanity, and ends in a majority of survivors going into slavery. Out of self-defense, the United States and her allies become massive armed camps. Eventually, a nuclear holocaust ensues in which TheBadGuyWins, and most Americans who aren't killed or enslaved are treated as hunting game for the Draka. Then, of course, the Draka create two posthuman species, and the Serfs are engineered into a pliant, non-resistant slave race which happily serves the Draka masters. The Draka then develop interstellar and interdimensional travel, attempting to enslave sentient alien races and alternate timelines. So far their first attempt is stopped by a human cyborg. For now.

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* CrapsackWorld: The ''raison d'etre'' of the series. Before the stories even begin, the Draka enslave the entire native population of Africa and much of Asia's. The Drakaverse version of WorldWar2, UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, made worse by the radical nature of Drakan tactics, including arbitrary starvation of resisting cities, unflinchingly brutal punishment of partisan activity, and much more liberal use of atomic weapons, kills off approximately one-tenth of humanity, and ends in a majority of survivors going into slavery. Out of self-defense, the United States and her allies become massive armed camps. Eventually, a nuclear holocaust ensues in which TheBadGuyWins, and most Americans who aren't killed or enslaved are treated as hunting game for the Draka. Then, of course, the Draka create two posthuman species, and the Serfs are engineered into a pliant, non-resistant slave race which happily serves the Draka masters. The Draka then develop interstellar and interdimensional travel, attempting to enslave sentient alien races and alternate timelines. So far their first attempt is stopped by a human cyborg. For now.
14th Dec '16 12:52:07 AM THEKHAN
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** A black janissary under Shrakenberg household abuses newly bought serfs who are in a transport telling his stories of rape and plunder of their cities, freshly traumatized, until a french male amongst them snaps, only to be beaten to death.

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** A black janissary under Shrakenberg household abuses newly bought serfs who are in a transport telling his stories of rape and plunder of their cities, freshly traumatized, until a french male amongst them snaps, only to be beaten to death. Later, the slow death of said Janissary due to a gutshot is all the more pleasant.
14th Dec '16 12:46:57 AM THEKHAN
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**The Shrakenbergs' newcomer serfs from warzones set out to bully and abuse their inferiors at first opportunity. Such as Chinese Deng, who was saved barely from an execution, only to abuse, hit and deny cigarette breaks to his assistant after some experience.
**A black janissary under Shrakenberg household abuses newly bought serfs who are in a transport telling his stories of rape and plunder of their cities, freshly traumatized, until a french male amongst them snaps, only to be beaten to death.
**A Frenchman who is a plumber losing his legs during the Drakan occupation of Europe is bought to manage the household's water system. He quickly marries a serf woman and sets out to slap and rain abuse to inferior serf workers who aren't well versed in plumbing. It's easy to lose faith in humanity in the books.
3rd Nov '16 4:16:31 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Way too many to list here.
6th Aug '16 5:40:44 PM SgtFrog1
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** It needs them to explain how and why a sparsely-populated colony of farmers of the late 1700s could industrialize quicker than all European nations together and conquer a continent which no less than ''three RealLife superpowers'' (British, French and German Empires) could barely do, even with several other Great Powers' help.

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** It needs them to explain how and why a sparsely-populated colony of farmers of the late 1700s could industrialize quicker than all European nations put together and conquer a continent which no less than ''three RealLife superpowers'' (British, French and German Empires) could barely do, even with several other Great Powers' help.
11th Jul '16 12:50:12 PM Snarf
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** The Draka have legal standards for maintaining serfs properly; serfs must be adequately fed and cared for or they can be seized by the State. Can't have malcontent serfs starting an uprising, after all...



* EvilutionaryBiologist: At the Virunga Biocontrol Institute, the Draka manage to crack the human genome, allowing them to create a literal MasterRace, a literal ServantRace, and other breeds of mutant creatures as soldiers or game. ''Drakon'' makes reference to centaurs, goblins, and other mythical/prehistoric creatures being created to populate Draka hunting preserves.

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* EvilutionaryBiologist: At the Virunga Biocontrol Institute, the Draka manage to crack the human genome, allowing them to create a literal MasterRace, a literal ServantRace, and other breeds of mutant creatures as soldiers or game. ''Drakon'' makes reference to centaurs, goblins, and other mythical/prehistoric creatures being created to populate Draka hunting preserves. [[spoiler: Virunga Biocontol is also responsible for]] ''[[spoiler: [[UpToEleven weaponizing the HIV virus]]]]'' [[spoiler: for use against the Alliance in the Final War.]]
8th Jun '16 3:06:05 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: after the Final War nearly destroys the ecosystem, the Draka respond by invoking strict environmental standards to ensure stability. Nature preserves are created from entire continents and the population levels are kept low.


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** After the Final War nearly destroys the ecosystem, the Draka respond by invoking strict environmental standards to ensure stability. Nature preserves are created from entire continents and the population levels are kept low.
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