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12th May '18 1:25:29 PM babyhenchy1
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12th May '18 1:25:28 PM babyhenchy1
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* This is essentially Fire Lord Ozai's plan during Sozin's Comet in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Tired of the Earth Kingdom not being oppressed enough, he intends to have a fleet of dirigibles carrying comet-enhanced firebenders burn the entire kingdom to the ground. Then again, given that he is insane, and his sadistic daughter gave him the idea, it's likely less "salt the Earth" and more "[[FinalSolution kill them all]]."

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* This is essentially Fire Lord Ozai's plan during [[GrandFinale Sozin's Comet Comet]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. Tired of the Earth Kingdom not being oppressed enough, he intends to have a fleet of dirigibles carrying comet-enhanced firebenders burn the entire kingdom to the ground. Then again, given that he is insane, and his sadistic daughter gave him the idea, it's likely less "salt the Earth" and more "[[FinalSolution kill them all]]."
3rd May '18 11:52:20 AM Ninamarie124
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4th Apr '18 4:25:09 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/TheRuins'', the people guarding the titular ruins do in fact salt the earth around the pyramid. Very, very heavily, and for excellent reasons. It's unfortunate that they [[PoorCommunicationKills can't explain them]].

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* In ''Film/TheRuins'', the people guarding the titular ruins do in fact salt the earth around the pyramid. Very, very heavily, and for excellent reasons. Namely that [[spoiler:the ruins hold man-eating vines, so they salt the earth around the pyramid in an attempt to keep the vines from spreading]]. It's unfortunate that they [[PoorCommunicationKills can't can't]] [[LanguageBarrier explain them]].
17th Feb '18 10:48:32 PM CV12Hornet
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** The Mongols did this a lot. Not just by sacking cities, but also by importing nomadic herding tribes into areas that had previous been devoted to settled agriculture dependent on extensive and maintenance-intensive irrigation systems. The result? Massive deurbanization and desertification due to overgrazing across Central Asia, the effects of which are still felt today. Afghanistan, for example, had a greater share of its population in cities before the Mongols showed up than they do ''now''.
15th Feb '18 8:57:50 AM littlebeeper
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* Also in ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the Vasari Loyalist faction can survive without the need for planets as long as their rulership is intact; to that end, they have the ability to utterly annihilate planets that they colonize, rendering them virtually worthless for others to colonize long after they're gone.

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* ** Also in ''VideoGame/SinsOfASolarEmpire'', the Vasari Loyalist faction can survive without the need for planets as long as their rulership is intact; to that end, they have the ability to utterly annihilate planets that they colonize, rendering them virtually worthless for others to colonize long after they're gone.
24th Jan '18 6:47:51 AM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': It's eventually revealed that the monsters the Crystal Gems are always fighting are actually [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan their fellow Gems who were corrupted/mutated]] when the Diamond Authority did this. When it became clear that [[GreatOffscreenWar the war for Earth]] was lost, the Diamonds decided to just evacuate and then deploy a horrific [[BrownNote sound-based]] FantasticNuke that [[TheCorruption warped the minds and bodies of any Gem caught in it's range]]. Pearl, Garnet, Rose, and Bismuth are the only Crystal Gems who escaped this, as the former three were under a shield and the latter was in a PocketDimension (Amethyst was still in the ground and didn't emee until later). In this case the planet itself was unharmed, but the basic intent was the same; the Diamonds felt that if they couldn't have Earth, than no one could.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': It's eventually revealed that the monsters the Crystal Gems are always fighting are actually [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan their fellow Gems who were corrupted/mutated]] when the Diamond Authority did this. When it became clear that [[GreatOffscreenWar the war for Earth]] was lost, the Diamonds decided to just evacuate and then deploy a horrific [[BrownNote sound-based]] FantasticNuke that [[TheCorruption warped the minds and bodies of any Gem caught in it's range]]. Pearl, Garnet, Rose, and Bismuth are the only Crystal Gems who escaped this, as the former three were under a shield and the latter was in a PocketDimension (Amethyst was still in the ground and didn't emee emerge until later). In this case the planet itself was unharmed, but the basic intent was the same; the Diamonds felt that if they couldn't have Earth, than no one could.]]
24th Jan '18 6:47:24 AM rjd1922
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': It's eventually revealed that the monsters the Crystal Gems are always fighting are actually [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan their fellow Gems who were corrupted/mutated]] when the Diamond Authority did this. When it became clear that [[GreatOffscreenWar the war for Earth]] was lost, the Diamonds decided to just evacuate and then deploy a horrific [[BrownNote sound-based]] FantasticNuke that [[TheCorruption warped the minds and bodies of any Gem caught in it's range]]. Pearl, Garnet, Rose, and Bismuth are the only Crystal Gems who escaped this, as the former three were under a shield and the latter was in a pocket dimension. In this case the planet itself was unharmed, but the basic intent was the same; the Diamonds felt that if they couldn't have Earth, than no one could.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': It's eventually revealed that the monsters the Crystal Gems are always fighting are actually [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan their fellow Gems who were corrupted/mutated]] when the Diamond Authority did this. When it became clear that [[GreatOffscreenWar the war for Earth]] was lost, the Diamonds decided to just evacuate and then deploy a horrific [[BrownNote sound-based]] FantasticNuke that [[TheCorruption warped the minds and bodies of any Gem caught in it's range]]. Pearl, Garnet, Rose, and Bismuth are the only Crystal Gems who escaped this, as the former three were under a shield and the latter was in a pocket dimension.PocketDimension (Amethyst was still in the ground and didn't emee until later). In this case the planet itself was unharmed, but the basic intent was the same; the Diamonds felt that if they couldn't have Earth, than no one could.]]
7th Dec '17 8:44:46 AM chopshop
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': It's eventually revealed that the monsters the Crystal Gems are always fighting are actually [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan their fellow Gems who were corrupted/mutated]] when the Diamond Authority did this. When it became clear that [[GreatOffscreenWar the war for Earth]] was lost, the Diamonds decided to just evacuate and then deploy a horrific [[BrownNote sound-based]] FantasticNuke that [[TheCorruption warped the minds and bodies of any Gem caught in it's range]]. Pearl, Garnet, Rose, and Bismuth are the only Crystal Gems who escaped this, as the former three were under a shield and the latter was in a pocket dimension. In this case the planet itself was unharmed, but the basic intent was the same; the Diamonds felt that if they couldn't have Earth, than no one could.]]
26th Nov '17 7:02:10 PM dracogeorge
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* A common tactic in turn-based strategy games like ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' is to send small armies to pillage improvements like farms and mines around the enemy cities, if you aren't strong enough or interested in actually capturing the territory. Not only does this but a dent in your enemy's production, but your citizens won't care what your army is doing, while the enemy's citizens will be angry with them, not you.

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* A common tactic in turn-based strategy games like ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' is to send small armies to pillage improvements like farms and mines around the enemy cities, if you aren't strong enough or interested in actually capturing the territory. Not only does this but put a dent in your enemy's production, but your citizens won't care what your army is doing, while the enemy's citizens will be angry with them, not you.
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