History Literature / WorldWarZ

31st Jul '17 7:31:36 AM SeptimusHeap
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** There's one part where the astronaut mentions that the zombies must have found a [[WatershipDown high concentration of rabbits in the south of England]] and dug a large hole.

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** There's one part where the astronaut mentions that the zombies must have found a [[WatershipDown [[Literature/WatershipDown high concentration of rabbits in the south of England]] and dug a large hole.
27th Jul '17 6:26:33 AM Clare
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* EmpathyDollShot: Subverted. The discarded ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' sleeping bag (not intended for outdoor use) which Jesika points out to the Interviewer is a symbol not of the children who died in the Zombie War, but of how ignorant many of the refugees who fled north were when it came to surviving in the Arctic wilderness. However, she concedes that whoever brought it may simply have been unable to obtain anything better since camping stores were quickly stripped of their stock during the Great Panic.

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* EmpathyDollShot: Subverted. The discarded ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' sleeping bag (not intended for outdoor use) which Jesika points out to the Interviewer is a symbol not of the children who died in the Zombie War, but of how ignorant many of the refugees who fled north were when it came to surviving in the Arctic wilderness.wilderness survival. However, she concedes that whoever brought it may simply have been unable to obtain anything better since camping stores were quickly stripped of their stock during the Great Panic.
27th Jul '17 1:54:50 AM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* CorruptChurch: During the war, the Russian Orthodox Church took over the job of executing infected, as the officers, especially those who had gone through the decimations, often found themselves pushed over the edge by having to kill their men--or got decimated themselves. Eventually, either the church started abusing its power or the government took control of it; either way, Russia ends up as a totalitarian theocracy lead by [[spoiler: a god-emperor implied to be Putin]].

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* CorruptChurch: During the war, the Russian Orthodox Church took over the job of executing infected, as the officers, especially those who had gone through the decimations, often found themselves pushed over the edge by having to kill their men--or got decimated themselves. Eventually, either the church started abusing its power or the government took control of it; either way, there are reports "execution squads" delivered "mercy kills" to dissidents, undesirables, and whoever the government decided not to like, and Russia ends up as a totalitarian theocracy lead by [[spoiler: a god-emperor implied to be Putin]].
26th Jul '17 7:30:23 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Mary Jo Miller comments on one of her co-wokers, Ms. Inez leaving for the Canadian artic before the Great Panic hits. Later, Ms. Inez is mentioned as the medic in Todd Waino's unit during the reclaiming of America.

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** Mary Jo Miller comments on one of her co-wokers, co-workers, Ms. Inez leaving for the Canadian artic before the Great Panic hits. Later, Ms. Inez is mentioned as the medic in Todd Waino's unit during the reclaiming of America.
26th Jul '17 7:29:47 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** It is strongly hinted--but never explicitly confirmed--that the old man Kondo Tatsumi gets his shin-gunto sword from is the older brother of his master, Sensei Ijiro. A photograph of the old man as a young officer shows he had a little brother that would have been about Ijiro's age, and Ijiro does note that the sword's grip felt very familiar to his touch.

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** It is strongly hinted--but never explicitly confirmed--that the old man Kondo Tatsumi gets his shin-gunto sword from is the older brother of his master, Sensei Ijiro. A photograph of the old man as a young officer shows he had a little brother that would have been about Ijiro's age, and Ijiro does note that the sword's grip felt very familiar to his touch.Itiro's age.



* MilitariesAreUseless: The book goes in-depth into all of the ways that every military on the planet was--in its own way--completely unprepared for the zombie plague and unable to cope with the situation. Some could not adjust their tactics to combat the undead, some could not handle the societal and national pressures of the situation, and some were just flat-out incompetent. Until the beginning of the offensive to end the war, most of the personal stories are about people struggling to survive when the military had collapsed and left them behind.

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* MilitariesAreUseless: The book goes in-depth into all of the ways that every military on the planet was--in its own way--completely unprepared for the zombie plague and unable to cope with the situation. Some could not adjust their tactics to combat the undead, some could not handle the societal and national pressures of the situation, and some were just flat-out incompetent. Until the beginning of the offensive to end the war, most of the personal stories are about people struggling to survive when the military had collapsed and left them behind. Eventually, some start to get better and liberate their countries, but others don't.
26th Jul '17 7:11:58 PM TheWildWestPyro
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*** The fate of the Queen and the final broadcast from Buenos Aries also get several mentions in the book.

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*** The fate of the Queen and the final broadcast from Buenos Aries Aires also get several mentions in the book.
26th Jul '17 7:08:47 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Sharon's story about how the church she was holed up in as a child was overrun and some of the adults started killing their own children in order to "save" them from the zombies. Her own mother tried to kill her, but another woman (who lost her daughter to zombies) shoots the mom and tells her to run. [[She spends the rest of WWZ "feral," running from zombies and bereft of any other human contact.]] All this told by a ''very'' broken young woman with ''sound effects'' thrown in.

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** Sharon's story about how the church she was holed up in as a child was overrun and some of the adults started killing their own children in order to "save" them from the zombies. Her own mother tried to kill her, but another woman (who lost her daughter to zombies) shoots the mom and tells her to run. [[She [[spoiler: She spends the rest of WWZ "feral," running from zombies and bereft of any other human contact.]] All this told by a ''very'' broken young woman with ''sound effects'' thrown in.
26th Jul '17 7:02:29 PM TheWildWestPyro
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*** German trooper Philip Adler refuses to abandon the refugees he's guarding; he explains that--as a West German--he had grown up being taught that "just following orders" did not excuse your actions. Then his commander told him his unit would be "punished with Russian Efficiency" if he didn't, and Adler complied, but planned to assassinate his CO the next time he saw him. [[spoiler:The commander beat him to it, which Adler called [[SuicideIsShameful an act of ultimate cowardice]];]]

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*** German trooper soldier Philip Adler refuses to abandon the refugees he's guarding; he explains that--as a West German--he had grown up being taught that "just following orders" did not excuse your actions. actions and that after the horrors of Nazism, that West German soldiers' first duty was to their conscience. Then his commander told East German commander-who'd been educated that as good communists, all East Germans were not responsible for Hitler's atrocities-told him his unit would be "punished with Russian Efficiency" efficiency" if he didn't, and Adler complied, but planned to assassinate his CO the next time he saw him. [[spoiler:The commander beat him to it, which Adler called [[SuicideIsShameful an act of ultimate cowardice]];]]
26th Jul '17 6:48:35 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** It is strongly hinted--but never explicitly confirmed--that the old man Kondo Tatsumi gets his katana from is the older brother of his master, Sensei Ijiro. A photograph of the old man as a young officer shows he had a little brother that would have been about Ijiro's age.

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** It is strongly hinted--but never explicitly confirmed--that the old man Kondo Tatsumi gets his katana shin-gunto sword from is the older brother of his master, Sensei Ijiro. A photograph of the old man as a young officer shows he had a little brother that would have been about Ijiro's age.age, and Ijiro does note that the sword's grip felt very familiar to his touch.



* CorruptChurch: During the war, the Russian Orthodox Church took over the job of executing infected, as the officers, especially those who had gone through the decimations, often found themselves pushed over the edge by having to kill their men--or got decimated themselves. Eventually, either the church started abusing its power or the government took control of it; either way, Russia ends up as a totalitarian theocracy.

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* CorruptChurch: During the war, the Russian Orthodox Church took over the job of executing infected, as the officers, especially those who had gone through the decimations, often found themselves pushed over the edge by having to kill their men--or got decimated themselves. Eventually, either the church started abusing its power or the government took control of it; either way, Russia ends up as a totalitarian theocracy.theocracy lead by [[spoiler: a god-emperor implied to be Putin]].



** Many other civilians and soldiers.

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** Many other civilians and soldiers.soldiers who broke from emotional shock, the sheer horror of the zombie hordes or simply losing the will to live.
26th Jul '17 6:44:05 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* BedsheetLadder: The {{otaku}} in Japan escapes from his high-rise this way (he lampshades it, and says it was the only way to leave his flat without having to fight a bunch of zombies with no useable weapons), and nearly kills himself doing it, after slipping due to high winds and losing his grip--and ironically, saving his life by throwing him into the room of an old UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who still had his military-issue (but perfectly deadly) katana in the room.

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* BedsheetLadder: The {{otaku}} in Japan escapes from his high-rise this way (he lampshades it, and says it was the only way to leave his flat without having to fight a bunch of zombies with no useable weapons), and nearly kills himself doing it, after slipping due to high winds and losing his grip--and ironically, saving his life by throwing him into the room of an old UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran who still had his military-issue (but perfectly deadly) katana shin-gunto sword in the room.room, plus his IJA uniform.



* HotSubOnSubAction: A rogue Chinese sub faces off against a Loyalist sub.

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* HotSubOnSubAction: A rogue Chinese sub faces off against a Loyalist sub.sub and destroys it.
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