History Literature / WorldWarZ

25th Jan '16 12:08:09 PM Morgenthaler
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* IsraelisWithInfraredMissiles: The first official zombie warning and action plan come from Israel. As a consequence, Israel also manages to deal with the zombie invasion much better than many other nations, despite having a short ''civil war''.
15th Jan '16 7:48:39 AM NoxSky12599
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* RoomFullOfZombies: Several instances mentioned by various interviewees, especially as one of the biggest dangers to the clean-up crews. The ''entire population of North Korea'' may be this after sealing themselves underground, and no one else is in any particular hurry to find out for certain.
10th Jan '16 8:34:26 PM NoxSky12599
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* DontAskJustRun: When a survivor is recounting being in a South African slum during one of the first mass zombie attacks. He remembered seeing people running and screaming "They're coming! They're coming!" People with not so sharp survival instincts stood there confused and asked "Who is coming?", while those with better survival instincts knew that you never needed to know who "they" were: if "they" were coming, you ran. It also makes sense that many of the older people were the ones who started running immediately; they were all survivors of Apartheid, and could remember the days when "they" were the government and soldiers coming to round people up.
6th Jan '16 9:22:40 AM Macecurb
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** The British citizens held up in an castle that was over an oil deposit that went untapped for historical preservation reasons suddenly found themselves in a position to pump up much more oil than they need for their own internal use, and nowhere to take it. They adopted an old besieged force's tactic and made crude incendiary bombs they would thrown on the Zeds that gathered below. While they acknowledged that [[GradualGrinder this was a slow way to take them out]], the nature of their castle gave them plenty of time to hold out, the tight packing of the Zeds as they funneled in meant they were easy to hit with a HerdHittingAttack, and in this context the fire had an incredibly good Resource-to-Kill ratio.
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** The British citizens held up in an a castle that was over an oil deposit that went untapped for historical preservation reasons suddenly found themselves in a position to pump up much more oil than they need for their own internal use, and nowhere to take it. They adopted an old besieged force's tactic and made crude incendiary bombs they would thrown on the Zeds that gathered below. While they acknowledged that [[GradualGrinder this was a slow way to take them out]], the nature of their castle gave them plenty of time to hold out, the tight packing of the Zeds as they funneled in meant they were easy to hit with a HerdHittingAttack, and in this context the fire had an incredibly good Resource-to-Kill ratio.
6th Jan '16 9:02:16 AM Macecurb
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** BadassUnintentional: Both the Japanese protagonists. Kondo Tatsumi was a {{imageboard}} {{otaku}} who spent the outbreak hacking into computers to glean more information about the zombies and hoarding any and all data he could find about the oubtreak itself--which came in handy when the invasion finally hit home, and, by both his research and pure dumb luck, manages to escape his infected apartment complex ''and'' get a World War 2 veteran's katana. At which he point he meets...
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** BadassUnintentional: Both the Japanese protagonists. Kondo Tatsumi was a {{imageboard}} {{otaku}} who spent the outbreak hacking into computers to glean more information about the zombies and hoarding any and all data he could find about the oubtreak outbreak itself--which came in handy when the invasion finally hit home, and, by both his research and pure dumb luck, manages to escape his infected apartment complex ''and'' get a World War 2 veteran's katana. At which he point he meets...
2nd Jan '16 9:30:56 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld: Averted, and examined. The Chinese doctor's story notes that, for all of China's pretensions of being the up-and-coming superpower before the Zombie War, there remained vast swaths of the country that were still essentially Third World. China winds up taking a brutal pasting as both the origin of the zombie outbreak and as one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, suffering a HumiliationConga that culminates in a civil war. Even ten years after the war, only the coastal areas are recovering, with inland cities like Chongqing still mostly uninhabited and laying in ruins and Tibet having successfully broken away.
20th Dec '15 9:22:25 PM broxmeyer2
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* DrivenToSuicide: General Lang after giving the order to abandon civilians in Hamburg under the Prochnow Plan.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Many examples: ** General Lang after giving the order to abandon civilians in Hamburg under the Prochnow Plan. Plan. ** The Radio Free Earth IR staff after listening to too many tragedies coming in over the airwaves. ** Many other civilians and soldiers.
20th Dec '15 9:09:32 PM broxmeyer2
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* DrivenToSuicide: General Lang after giving the order to abandon civilians in Hmaburg under the Prochnow Plan.
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* DrivenToSuicide: General Lang after giving the order to abandon civilians in Hmaburg Hamburg under the Prochnow Plan.
20th Dec '15 9:05:34 PM broxmeyer2
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* DrivenToSuicide: General Lang after giving the order to abandon civilians in Hmaburg under the Prochnow Plan.
20th Dec '15 8:54:49 PM broxmeyer2
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Baburin during the Russian decimations.
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