History Literature / WorldWarZ

17th Nov '17 7:16:21 PM JuliJ90809
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** Israel withdraws from ''Jerusalem''. That alone should have made the other countries take things seriously.
8th Nov '17 2:24:17 AM Maxx_Crowley
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* LaserGuidedKarma: The White House Chief of Staff at the time ignored the report on zombies, inadvertently condemning millions to death. When the writer finds him, he's working at a "Biofuel Conversion Plant". Specifically, he shovels shit for a living.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: The White House Chief of Staff at the time ignored the report on zombies, inadvertently condemning millions to death. When the writer finds him, he's working at a "Biofuel Conversion Plant". Specifically, he shovels shit for a living. Less terrible a fate when you realize that he, unlike the millions he helped doom to death, is still alive.
17th Oct '17 1:16:29 AM gravious
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* ColdEquation: The Redeker Plan was a strategy which involved isolating smaller though well supplied groups of survivors in such a way that the undead would converge on them, ultimately dooming them. This would have the effect of distracting the hordes away from the larger populations (giving them time to regroup and prepare for an attack themselves), and perhaps even reducing their numbers in the process.
17th Sep '17 10:59:28 AM nombretomado
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** After the war, New York is referred to as the "Hero City". After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Soviets gave the title of "Hero City" to twelve cities that had displayed outstanding heroism during the war, many of which either held out against the Germans ([[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Leningrad]], UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, Stalingrad) or only went down after a heavy fight (Kiev, Smolensk, Minsk). From that, it can be inferred that a sizable group of especially badass New Yorkers managed to hold out in the city against the zombies.

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** After the war, New York is referred to as the "Hero City". After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the Soviets gave the title of "Hero City" to twelve cities that had displayed outstanding heroism during the war, many of which either held out against the Germans ([[TheCityFormerlyKnownAs ([[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Leningrad]], UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}, Stalingrad) or only went down after a heavy fight (Kiev, Smolensk, Minsk). From that, it can be inferred that a sizable group of especially badass New Yorkers managed to hold out in the city against the zombies.



--->Remember what I said about being beholden to your conscience? You can’t blame anyone else, not the plan’s architect, not your commanding officer, no one but yourself. You have to make your own choices and live every agonizing day with the consequences of those choices. He knew this. That’s why he deserted us like we deserted those civilians. He saw the road ahead, a steep, treacherous mountain road. We’d all have to hike that road, each of us dragging the boulder of what we’d done behind us. He couldn’t do it. He couldn’t shoulder the weight.

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--->Remember what I said about being beholden to your conscience? You can’t blame anyone else, not the plan’s plan’s architect, not your commanding officer, no one but yourself. You have to make your own choices and live every agonizing day with the consequences of those choices. He knew this. That’s why he deserted us like we deserted those civilians. He saw the road ahead, a steep, treacherous mountain road. We’d all have to hike that road, each of us dragging the boulder of what we’d done behind us. He couldn’t do it. He couldn’t shoulder the weight.
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.
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