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* Why are there UsefulNotes/RichardNixon election flyers all over Los Angeles, considering that A.) He was already elected to Congress shortly before the game begins, and B.) Nixon's congressional district in California was the 12th, which consists only of San Francisco, meaning that people in L.A. couldn't vote for him?
** California's 12th District today is in San Francisco, but as of the 1946 election it was in Lost Angeles County, including a southern portion of Los Angeles proper, and south and east of the city extending to the Orange and San Bernardino County lines.
** As for why they would still be up if he's already been elected, they probably just simply haven't gotten around to taking them down yet. Or are keeping them up as a symbol of pride that his campaign was successful.

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* The fact that no one seems to care about wearing gloves to handle evidence and there is practically zero mention of fingerprinting makes the policing of the period seem rather more archaic then it actually was. The first use of fingerprint evidence to obtain a conviction was in 1902 in France, by 1906 the New York Police Department had introduced the fingerprinting concept into the United States. Even if it wasn't as perfect, understood, nor useful as it is nowadays, detectives in 1940s Los Angeles would have still been reprimanded to hell and back for touching any piece of evidence with their bare hands, and mandatory sweeps for any convenient fingerprint evidence was a go to by that time.


For a game that seems to get everything else so perfect, it's kind of odd there would be so many errors. The game designers have certainly ShownTheirWork, but the RuleOfCool (and maybe a few AcceptableBreaksFromReality) made for a few cases of A Spot Of Weak Anachronism Broth On The Side.

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For a game that seems to get everything else so perfect, is self-purported as a realistic interpretation of '47 Los Angeles, it's kind of odd there would be so many errors. The game designers have certainly ShownTheirWork, but the RuleOfCool (and maybe a few AcceptableBreaksFromReality) made for a few cases of A Spot Of Weak Anachronism Broth On The Side.
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* When a massive explosion, complete with a mushroom cloud, occurs in Downtown L.A, Biggs at first wonders if the Soviets have dropped the H-Bomb on Los Angeles. Although the idea existed by the 1947, Serious development into the H-Bomb did not occur until the early 50s, and the first full-scale thermonuclear test was by the United States in 1952.


* Why are there Richard Nixon election flyers all over Los Angeles, considering that A.) He was already elected to Congress shortly before the game begins, and B.) Nixon's congressional district in California was the 12th, which consists only of San Francisco, meaning that people in L.A. couldn't vote for him?

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* Why are there Richard Nixon UsefulNotes/RichardNixon election flyers all over Los Angeles, considering that A.) He was already elected to Congress shortly before the game begins, and B.) Nixon's congressional district in California was the 12th, which consists only of San Francisco, meaning that people in L.A. couldn't vote for him?


* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times. While the term [[OlderThanTheyThink actually dates back to 1918]], it was not notably used until the late '50s.

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* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times. While the term [[OlderThanTheyThink actually dates back to 1918]], 1918]] [[UnreliableNarrator according to some sources]], it was not notably used until the late '50s.

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** As for why they would still be up if he's already been elected, they probably just simply haven't gotten around to taking them down yet. Or are keeping them up as a symbol of pride that his campaign was successful.

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** California's 12th District today is in San Francisco, but as of the 1946 election it was in Lost Angeles County, including a southern portion of Los Angeles proper, and south and east of the city extending to the Orange and San Bernardino County lines.

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* Why are there Richard Nixon election flyers all over Los Angeles, considering that A.) He was already elected to Congress shortly before the game begins, and B.) Nixon's congressional district in California was the 12th, which consists only of San Francisco, meaning that people in L.A. couldn't vote for him?


* After the "Nicholson Electroplating" explosion, Biggs wonders if the Russians just dropped an H bomb on them. The Russians didn't even have a nuclear bomb until 1949, and no hydrogen bomb was even tested by any country until 1952.


* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times. While the term [[NewerThanTheyThink actually dates back to 1918]], it was not notably used until the late '50s.

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* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times. While the term [[NewerThanTheyThink [[OlderThanTheyThink actually dates back to 1918]], it was not notably used until the late '50s.


* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times, even though the term was not notably used until the mid-late-1950s.

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* Also, the term "motherfucker" is used a few times, even though times. While the term [[NewerThanTheyThink actually dates back to 1918]], it was not notably used until the mid-late-1950s.late '50s.


For a game that seems to get everything else so perfect, it's kind of odd there would be so many errors. The game designers have certainly ShownTheirWork, but the RuleOfCool made for a few cases of A Spot Of Weak Anachronism Broth On The Side.

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For a game that seems to get everything else so perfect, it's kind of odd there would be so many errors. The game designers have certainly ShownTheirWork, but the RuleOfCool (and maybe a few AcceptableBreaksFromReality) made for a few cases of A Spot Of Weak Anachronism Broth On The Side.


* Many of the vehicles and songs in the game are from 1948 or 1949, the most notable being the 1949 Chevrolet Styleline.

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* Many of the vehicles and songs in the game are from 1948 or 1949, the most notable being the 1949 Chevrolet Styleline.Styleline, although next-model year vehicles are generally available for purchase partway through the current model year.



* In one of the Vice cases, gangster Bugsy Siegel is mentioned as if he was still alive, although in reality he was murdered on June 20, 1947, months before the Vice cases take place.

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* In one of the Vice cases, gangster Bugsy Siegel is mentioned as if he was still alive, although when in reality he was murdered on June 20, 1947, months before the Vice cases take place.

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* The KTI Radio announcer says that the station is on 760 kilo''hertz''. The reciprocal second wasn't called hertz until the SI was adopted in 1960. Before that if would have been called cycles per second.

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