* {{Anvilicious}}: A mild example, but it stands out from other Discworld stories involving ethnic conflicts such as Discworld/MenAtArms, [[Discworld/{{Thud}} Thud!]] and Discworld/MonstrousRegiment in that it explicitly uses a FantasyCounterpartCulture of the Islamic world (Klatch) rather than shifting it to dwarfs and trolls and so forth.
** Although the main point is that the ethnic differences don't matter.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: See [[Awesome/{{Discworld}} the series page]].
** This quote from Jabbar, showing the limits of Carrot's charisma:
--> "Um, I think Klatchians have a very particular view about women fighting-" Carrot began.
--> "Yes!" said Jabbar. "We expect them to be good at it, Blue Eyes. We are D'regs!"

* NightmareFuel: The Dis-Organizer telling Vimes how things would have gone if he stayed.
--> ''[[spoiler:"...Seven eh em...Organize Defenders at River Gate...Seven twenty-five...Hand-to-Hand Fighting in Peach Pie Street...Seven forty-eight eight eight...Rally Survivors in Sator Square...Things To Do Today: Build Build Build Barricades...bingeley...Eight oh two eh em, Death of Corporal Littlebottombottom...Eight oh three eh em...Death of Sergeant Detritus...Eight oh threethreethree eh em and seven seconds seconds...Death of Constable Visit...Eight oh three eh em and nineninenine seconds...Death of death of death of...Death of Constable Dorfl...Eight oh three eh em and fourteenteenteen seconds...Death of Captain Carrot Ironfoundersson...beep...beep...Things To Do Today: Die..."]]
** [[spoiler:This part is ''really'' disturbing in the audiobook, due to the actor's change of the Dis-Organizer's voice due to SanitySlippage.]]
** FridgeHorror: The 'other' Vimes picked up our Vimes' Dis-Organiser, meaning that [[spoiler:as everything was going to hell around him he was hearing about this other universe where it had all worked out fine... though admittedly, things like "get captured by desert bandits" probably confused him too.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: A similar dispute between India and Bangladesh over New Moore / South Talpatti Island was resolved in March 2010, when the sea rose and covered it.
* PositiveDiscrimination: Played straight and subverted - The Morporkian high command is comprised entirely of [[UpperClassTwit Upper Class Twits]], while Prince Cadram is exceptionally intelligent and competent, with a reputation as a just and fair ruler, [[AffablyEvil but is the villain of the piece]]. His brother, Prince Khufurah, on the other hand, is more street-wise and something of a layabout: charismatic, but [[TheHedonist given to enjoying the pleasures of life rather than the responsibilities of his position]]; this gives him a reputation as a wastrel.
* TheWoobie: Poor Captain Jenkins, whose ship Vimes commandeers and then proceeds to basically smash to smithereens, on account of the fact that Vimes knows absolutely nothing about sailing. Jenkins was planning on selling weapons to the Klatchians, but still...