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#1 Posted by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

In my seven and a half years on the vine, I've found that it always finds some way to top it's previous records for stupidity in making battles.

God damn.

#2 Posted by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunterzillas: Maria probably has her own points to bring, being concerned with the Imperium's problems and all.

Vrakmul and Hyrsalia for their part probably find this all very amusing.

#3 Edited by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably a porn star.

#4 Posted by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

All the spine destroying poses in the world won't stop Thanos from annihilating Raven.

#5 Edited by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

@hopeonfire: Thanks for the interest, it's always nice to see people liking my work. UwU

#6 Posted by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

@hunterzillas: The Imperium of Man should be pretty good at helping maintain the peace given that it's a universal superpower and Maria's pretty ridiculously powerful.

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#8 Edited by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

@rd189 said:

Devil's Advocate: It would be wrong, but we may have saved ourselves a bit of a headache today...

Hitler killing Muslims by the millions would do the exact opposite of stopping radical Islam, you would instead be seeing its rise decades earlier than in our timeline in an even more violent form. The only way you would not leave an incredibly angry Muslim population behind after this (there were Jewish movements who wished to make Germany suffer for the Holocaust and the Allies were seriously entertaining the idea of leaving Germany as a medieval society to punish it, with only the Cold war stopping this idea from being implemented, so I sincerely doubt that Muslims would not entertain ideas of revenge on Germany) is if Hitler made some magical death ray and somehow killed all the muslims.

#9 Edited by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio
@saren said:

If Hitler had eased off on the Jews, would 20th century xenophobia instead be defined by what Japan got up to during World War II? Because the highest estimates say Hitler had 6 million Jews, Romani and other such "undesirables" killed, but the highest estimates put the Japanese kill tally at 10 million Chinese, Korean and various other Asian groups. Between that and doing their level best to try and turn China into a giant rape camp, I'm always surprised the Nazis get more (deserved, certainly) flak for World War II than Japan did. Maybe it was the nukes.

The entirety of the European/African theater added up to 21,800,000 to 28,000,000 dead in the Soviet Union alone, about 800,000ish thousand dead from America and the U.K, 1,027,000 to 1,700,000 dead in Yugoslavia, 5,620,000 to 5,820,000 dead in Poland, 7,000,000 to 9,000,000 dead in Germany, 580,000 dead in Hungary, 320,000 to 807,000 dead in Greece, 88,000 dead in Belgium, 550,000 dead in France, 100,000 dead in Ethiopia, 454,600 dead in Italy, 800,000 dead in Romania, 325,000 dead in Czechoslovakia, and I'd keep on going but this is hella depressing and basically thanks to Hitler; pretty much every country in Europe that didn't completely sit out of the war was left a charnelhouse. In total some 46,000,000 people at the highest estimates had died of preventable causes due to the war.

Japan's romp in Asia is responsible for the deaths of up to 10-20 million Chinese, 3=4 million Indonesians, 1.2-2 million across Indochina, 0.5-1 million Filipinos, assorted other Asian groups who add up to about 1 millionish total. 2.6 million to 3.2 million Japanese people also died, several million throughout the British Raj perished, and so on so forth. Up to 41 million died in the Asian theater.

I'd say even without the Gas chambers being a thing, Hitler's Germany would still be remembered as basically the worst thing to happen to Europe thanks to the Wehrmacht and SS's incredible brutality and starvation policies (Germany had a pretty crap agriculture system so they planned on starving most of the rest of Europe to keep themselves fat and happy), its barbaric treatment of POWs in the Eastern Front and cartoonishly villainous methods of dealing with partisans, as well as setting many macabre records for massacres by gunfire.

Japan was by all means, incredibly and unimaginably brutal and sadistic, but whereas Japan made an art out of mass murder, Germany made it into a Science. I think this is ultimately why we find Germany the more abhorrent of the two. It was more than just barbarism, it was taking all the tools of "civilized" and "enlightened" society and turning them towards goals that nobody seriously believed that European people were capable of pursuing. Meanwhile given the racism at the time it was considerably easier to swallow the idea that Japan hit Asia the same way Syphilis hits your genitals.

Sauce for casualties: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties

As for the thread topic, I'd say that this stinks of hilariously transparent Islamophobia. In fact, I'm gonna go ahead and say that

#10 Edited by Vrakmul (23883 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess who has Insomnia but also has an important meeting at 10 in the morning tomorrow? :D

Aaaaanyway Venezeulan nanobot Stem Cells, from a biologist's perspective, don't really provide anything quantifiable from how Xenon talks about them (but hey, I don't fault him, nanotechnology is a new and bizarre field of science, like how Nuclear physics was back in Stan Lee's day). Like the "double the capacity of a normal nanobot" or "half the size of a standard nanobot" thing is an unquantifiable statement because there kinda sorta isn't such a thing as a standard nanobot. If he means real world nanites then that's not super impressive considering how current nanotechnology is in its infancy.

We're told what they can do, which is function like stem cells, which *is* a known factor, but we're not really told to what degree. Right now that could mean anything from "I'll be out of the hospital bed in a week or two after Godzilla stepped on me" to "wolverine ain't got nothing on me." Best just to ask him what the limits are.