History YMMV / RedStormRising

2nd May '13 3:06:42 AM skbc1p4res
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* IKnewIt - Several of Clancy's theories, such as high ammunition expenditure and attack helicopters being surprisingly vulnerable, were later proven correct during the various conflicts in the Middle East.
16th Jan '13 11:00:56 AM RJSavoy
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* AlasPoorVillain:
** For a politically motivated GeneralFailure, [[spoiler: CINC-West]] dies "a soldier's death," shooting at the [[spoiler: American bombers]] that kill him with a machine-gun.
** His successor, [[spoiler:the former CINC-Southwest and Alekseyev's boss]], is given a poignant parting when his plans are ruined and he faces arrest by the KGB, and the last Alekseyev sees of him is his empty holster as he leaves the command tent. [[spoiler:Kosov reveals that he was executed.]]
28th Dec '12 4:08:21 PM jkp1187
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* FridgeHorror - The novel ends with a coup overthrowing the existing Soviet regime, and replacing it with a triumverate who immediately sues for peace before NATO can destroy what's left of the Red Army in West Germany. Which, of course, is exactly how World War I ended....and set the stage for World War II. Not to mention the fact that the wealthiest parts of Europe were destroyed in the war, and hundreds of billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment were consumed in the fighting, while the East Asian nations were unaffected, and the post-war situation does not look bright.
7th May '12 2:52:06 AM SabresEdge
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* AlasPoorVillain:
** For a politically motivated GeneralFailure, [[spoiler: CINC-West]] dies "a soldier's death," shooting at the [[spoiler: American bombers]] that kill him with a machine-gun.
** His successor, [[spoiler:the former CINC-Southwest and Alekseyev's boss]], is given a poignant parting when his plans are ruined and he faces arrest by the KGB, and the last Alekseyev sees of him is his empty holster as he leaves the command tent. [[spoiler:Kosov reveals that he was executed.]]
7th May '12 1:17:56 AM Achaemenid
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*** Although the KGB Colonel who actually did it gets a KarmaHoudini and is even portrayed as a bit of a ColonelBadass later on.
24th Feb '11 3:36:25 AM Nohbody
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* IKnewIt - Several of Clancy's theories, such as high ammunition expenditure and attack helicopters being surprisingly vulnerable, were later proven correct during the various conflicts in the Middle East.


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* RomanticPlotTumor: Handily {{averted}}, surprisingly. You might expect Edwards and Vigdis' relationship to bog down the story. It doesn't, and it is quite clear that the war is the focal point of the story, not the ex-weatherman and the farmgirl.
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