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Communist Mercs

Chinese private security companies grew up after 11 Chinese builders working on a World Bank project in Afghanistan were shot dead by the Taliban in 2004. Before 2006, when a new external security affairs department was established, Chinese embassies had … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, Imperfect

Comparing The Thanksgiving the Jacks Built with The Thanksgiving the Other Jacks Built gives you an idea of how thinks look like, 3000 years into the future… from the perspective of 1950s America. Consider what a well-educated man in his … Continue reading

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Sludge

In even the rather pleasant, optimistic, light-grey flavour of the Imperium I favour, there’s going to be a good deal of sludge going on in the darker corners of Imperial worlds and space stations. “Sludge” is what I’m calling the … Continue reading

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Death of a Warrior

From Quora: Is dying in a battle or in a fight the best way for a person to die? Susanna Viljanen, works at Aalto University No. It is the oldest lie there is. (The second oldest is that “military makes … Continue reading

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Expanding Imperial Culture

Imperial Impact First, a brief preamble from the Quora article What was it like in Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule? Kang-Lin Cheng, studied at University of California, Irvine (2012) After Taiwan became part of Japan in 1895, one of the … Continue reading

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Electronic Warfare – The Unseen Battlefield

Quite a nice video. I admit, though, that I still think of hackers when the words “electronic warfare” crop up. More of a Chinese way of thinking, I suspect, observing their incursions to many classified systems around the world. There … Continue reading

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Imperial Deep Time

From North’s Leftist Fantasy: The Coming Collapse of Civilization (and the Central Planning Needed to Avoid It) In 1963, I was assigned extracts from a 500-page abridgment of Toynbee’s volumes for a course in historiography. It was written by D. … Continue reading

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