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* OminousCube: The "temples" created by the priest are simply giant empty cubes, which are simple to create using their technology, with the emptiness more awe-inspiring than trying to fill it with stuff.

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** This is likely a reference to Japan's Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, a highly euphamistic title for the Japanese Empire. The description of the American occupation is a [=bowdlerized=] depiction of Japan's occupation of China.


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** Given the crimes of the East Asian front of World War II were fresh in living memory, the "Yellow Peril" could have been considered a very real thing. Especially to the peoples of Korea, China & The Phillipines.

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** This in turn inspired the fannish pseudo-religion, the True Faith of the Sacred Cat. TFSC is governed by the holy Catma.
*** 1. The Lord Mota resides on Mars in the form of the sacred green cat.
*** 2. If you believe that, you'll believe anything.


''Sixth Column'' is a ScienceFiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, first published in 1949.

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''Sixth Column'' is a ScienceFiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, first serialized in 1941 and published as a book in 1949.


''Sixth Column'' tells the story of six surviving US soldiers after Pan-Asian invaders conquer America. Having recently invented a DoomsdayDevice that confers its wielder powers not much unlike omnipotence, the surviving Americans begin plotting to free their country using this new technology.

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''Sixth Column'' (aka ''The Day After Tomorrow'') tells the story of six surviving US soldiers after Pan-Asian invaders conquer America. Having recently invented a DoomsdayDevice that confers its wielder powers not much unlike omnipotence, the surviving Americans begin plotting to free their country using this new technology.


* ImperialJapan: [=PanAsia=] is very much like Imperial Japan.


* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published Literature/FarnhamsFreehold sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that [[FairForItsDay he had removed the racist aspects of the story]], consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].

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* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published Literature/FarnhamsFreehold ''Literature/FarnhamsFreehold'' sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that [[FairForItsDay he had removed the racist aspects of the story]], consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].


* HolyHalo: One of the "powers" of the staves is to project a holographic halo above the heads of the priests, for psychological effect.
** Actually, the halo is projected by a separate apparatus concealed in the priest's turban: "The turbans had originally been intended simply to conceal the mechanism which produced the shining halo which floated above the heads of all priests of Mota. The turban and the halo together made a priest look about seven feet tall with consequent unfavorable effect on the psyche of the Asiatics."

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* HolyHalo: One The "priests of the "powers" of the staves is to project Mota" wear turbans that conceal a holographic projector. This projector generates a constant halo above the heads of the priests, for psychological effect.
** Actually, the halo is projected by a separate apparatus concealed in
over the priest's turban: "The turbans had originally been intended simply head, to conceal the mechanism which produced the shining halo which floated above the heads of all priests of Mota. The turban and the halo together made a priest look about seven feet tall with consequent unfavorable effect on the psyche of the Asiatics."exaggerate their superstitious impact.

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** Actually, the halo is projected by a separate apparatus concealed in the priest's turban: "The turbans had originally been intended simply to conceal the mechanism which produced the shining halo which floated above the heads of all priests of Mota. The turban and the halo together made a priest look about seven feet tall with consequent unfavorable effect on the psyche of the Asiatics."


* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published FarnhamsFreehold sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that [[FairForItsDay he had removed the racist aspects of the story]], consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].

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* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published FarnhamsFreehold Literature/FarnhamsFreehold sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that [[FairForItsDay he had removed the racist aspects of the story]], consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].


* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld / JapanTakesOverTheWorld: [=PanAsia=], an amalgamation of Asian cultures, uses the opportunity of a severely isolationist American foreign policy to develop superweapons and make a surprise invasion.

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* ChinaTakesOverTheWorld / JapanTakesOverTheWorld: [=PanAsia=], an [[InterchangeableAsianCultures amalgamation of Asian cultures, cultures]], uses the opportunity of a severely isolationist American foreign policy to develop superweapons and make a surprise invasion.


''Sixth Column'' is a novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, first published in 1949.

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''Sixth Column'' is a ScienceFiction novel by Creator/RobertAHeinlein, first published in 1949.


* FairForItsDay: Heinlein, reportedly, believed that he removed the racist elements of the Campbell's story. Imagine [[UpToEleven what the original was then]].


* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published FarnhamsFreehold sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that he had removed the racist aspects of the story, consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].

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* AuthorAppeal: More like Editor Appeal. The story was a reworked version of Creator/JohnWCampbell's unpublished ''All''. Campbell was adamantly of the opinion that Northern Europeans were the best of races. Campbell was the editor of ''AstoundingScienceFiction'' and at the time thoroughly dominated the field of Sci Fi. Heinlein was uncomfortable with the racism and published FarnhamsFreehold sixteen years later, inverting racist tropes. Given that Heinlein was of the opinion that [[FairForItsDay he had removed the racist aspects of the story, story]], consider what the story [[UpToEleven originally must have been]].


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* FairForItsDay: Heinlein, reportedly, believed that he removed the racist elements of the Campbell's story. Imagine [[UpToEleven what the original was then]].


* AllAsiansAreAlike: The entire Asia has amalgamated to a massive nation of [=PanAsia=], with most elements resembling Japanese culture.


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* InterchangeableAsianCultures: The entire Asia has amalgamated to a massive nation of [=PanAsia=], with most elements resembling Japanese culture.

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