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16th Jul '17 9:53:38 AM nombretomado
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* GenghisGambit: The collectible news articles reveal that Kim Jong-un was able to reunify Korea peacefully by making Japan their shared enemy, largely by taking advantage of the fact that South Koreans hate the Japanese much more than they hate North Koreans (in fact he was able to incorporate most of the smaller Southeast Asian nations in the [=GKR=] in large part due to their shared grievances against the Japanese stemming from WW2). It's strongly implied that quite a lot of the Korea military forces are actually South Koreans who are willingly and happily taking part in the process of bringing America down a peg.

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* GenghisGambit: The collectible news articles reveal that Kim Jong-un was able to reunify Korea peacefully by making Japan their shared enemy, largely by taking advantage of the fact that South Koreans hate the Japanese much more than they hate North Koreans (in fact he was able to incorporate most of the smaller Southeast Asian nations in the [=GKR=] in large part due to their shared grievances against the Japanese stemming from WW2).[=WW2=]). It's strongly implied that quite a lot of the Korea military forces are actually South Koreans who are willingly and happily taking part in the process of bringing America down a peg.



** A dev diary makes a point of noting how the Resistance always operates in cells, so if one is compromised, they won't jeopardize the rest. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_cell a strategic decision with a long and effective history]], most noticeable in the WW2 French Resistance.

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** A dev diary makes a point of noting how the Resistance always operates in cells, so if one is compromised, they won't jeopardize the rest. This is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_cell a strategic decision with a long and effective history]], most noticeable in the WW2 [=WW2=] French Resistance.
12th Jul '17 11:31:59 AM YT45
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** The setting relies on Kim Jong-Un being much smarter, more cunning, and less batshit-crazy than his father, which was decidedly plausible at the time of release, when he was still relatively unknown. [[HilariousInHindsight Since then,]] he has proven himself to be anything but.
10th Apr '17 1:43:54 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Arnie]]



* LaResistance: The game makes it as clear as it can that these are ordinary citizens, ''not'' trained soldiers. The closest thing Boone's cell has to a traditional soldier is Connor, and he's more than a little unhinged.
** Even the guns contribute; you're given only a few mags of ammo, and sometimes you end up picking up a gun with not even a full mag. Despite being a former Marine, Jacobs apparently doesn't know that certain weapons use interchangeable mags, so if his [=M4=] is running low, and there's an [=M16=] nearby, he cannot take the ammo from the latter for use in the former.
** Boone himself used to be a Colorado state trooper.
* LesCollaborateurs: [[spoiler: Arnie]]


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* LaResistance: The game makes it as clear as it can that these are ordinary citizens, ''not'' trained soldiers. The closest thing Boone's cell has to a traditional soldier is Connor, and he's more than a little unhinged.
** Even the guns contribute; you're given only a few mags of ammo, and sometimes you end up picking up a gun with not even a full mag. Despite being a former Marine, Jacobs apparently doesn't know that certain weapons use interchangeable mags, so if his [=M4=] is running low, and there's an [=M16=] nearby, he cannot take the ammo from the latter for use in the former.
** Boone himself used to be a Colorado state trooper.
25th Feb '17 3:42:00 PM nombretomado
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Homefront is a game set in an occupied USA in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2027]]. The entire free-market world has more-or-less gone to hell. The USA and China have collapsed in on themselves [[EddieIzzard like disused flans in cupboards]] in the years after 2012. In the USA, the economic collapse served to promote great social unrest verging on but never quite spilling over into civil war[[note]] think the TheGreatDepression times a hundred[[/note]]. A rejuvenated Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un (son of Kim Jong-Il) quickly seized the day. Within the space of two decades of annexation and gunboat diplomacy, all of Asia except subcontinental India and China answers to the Government of the Greater Korean Republic.[[note]]Though UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion seems to be doing fine.[[/note]]

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Homefront is a game set in an occupied USA in [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2027]]. The entire free-market world has more-or-less gone to hell. The USA and China have collapsed in on themselves [[EddieIzzard [[Creator/EddieIzzard like disused flans in cupboards]] in the years after 2012. In the USA, the economic collapse served to promote great social unrest verging on but never quite spilling over into civil war[[note]] think the TheGreatDepression times a hundred[[/note]]. A rejuvenated Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the leadership of Kim Jong-un (son of Kim Jong-Il) quickly seized the day. Within the space of two decades of annexation and gunboat diplomacy, all of Asia except subcontinental India and China answers to the Government of the Greater Korean Republic.[[note]]Though UsefulNotes/TheEuropeanUnion seems to be doing fine.[[/note]]
18th Feb '17 6:06:22 PM Katsuhagi
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* BuriedInAPileOfCorpses: The player and their party are forced to do this at one point to avoid a North Korean patrol.
21st Sep '16 6:10:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Commies invading United States and killing ''everyone'' in the path. [[Film/RedDawn1984 Where have]] [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare we seen]] [[WorldInConflict this before]]?

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Commies invading United States and killing ''everyone'' in the path. [[Film/RedDawn1984 Where have]] [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare we seen]] [[WorldInConflict [[VideoGame/WorldInConflict this before]]?
14th Sep '16 4:54:54 AM OlfinBedwere
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* {{Expy}}: The entire game is an expy of ''Film/RedDawn1984'' written by its author. John Milinus even wrote the novelization (with the help of ''Literature/JamesBond'' author Raymond Benson).


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* WholePlotReference: The game's storyline is very clearly inspired by ''Film/RedDawn1984'', with that film's director, John Milius, even co-writing this game (though the game's story actually more resembles the [[Film/RedDawn2012 2012 remake]], which had been filmed, but not yet released when the game came out). Milius even wrote the novelization (with the help of ''Literature/JamesBond'' author Raymond Benson).
11th Sep '16 2:29:49 PM Gatysh
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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/homefront/images/thumb/7/72/Kim.jpg/180px-Kim.jpg This]] is Kim Jong-Un in ''Homefront.'' [[http://pikigeek.com/files/2011/03/kju.jpg This]] is Kim Jong-Un in Real Life. While Kim's scenes were re-shot with a chubbier actor after the real Kim Jong-Un became a public figure, Homefront's Kim is still much more photogenic than his real-life counterpart.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/homefront/images/thumb/7/72/Kim.jpg/180px-Kim.jpg This]] is Kim Jong-Un in ''Homefront.'' [[http://pikigeek.com/files/2011/03/kju.[[http://i.imgur.com/3FiqNpd.jpg This]] is Kim Jong-Un in Real Life. While Kim's scenes were re-shot with a chubbier actor after the real Kim Jong-Un became a public figure, Homefront's Kim is still much more photogenic than his real-life counterpart.
11th Sep '16 6:49:36 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Today, the Greater Korean Republic launched their latest communication satellite, claiming it will bring a [[BlatantLie message of peace to the entire world]]..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Today, the Greater Korean Republic launched their latest communication satellite, claiming it will bring a [[BlatantLie [[BlatantLies message of peace to the entire world]]..."'']]
11th Sep '16 6:49:25 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Today, the Greater Korean Republic launched their latest communication satellite, claiming it will bring a [[ExactWords message of peace to the entire world]]..."'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Today, the Greater Korean Republic launched their latest communication satellite, claiming it will bring a [[ExactWords [[BlatantLie message of peace to the entire world]]..."'']]
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