Thread: Guns!!!
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Old November 5th, 2006, 07:19 PM  
Join Date: July 14, 2006
Age: 26
Default Re: Guns!!!

If all of the military is on the side of the dictator then your basically screwed, but generally if the dictator were to order the military to attack 1/4 of the civilians and kill them they would not do it. On the other hand, if none of the civilians have guns then it is very easy for the GOV to control the people.

Its not logical for the Gov to try and control the people with tanks, it's very difficult (and hugely expensive) to try and demolish every dissidents house and kill them.
In the past (hitler, stalin, etc) usually secret police are employed to keep the people under control, if when ever the police come around they are shot dead with a deer hunting rifle from 100 yards away, then no one is going to be a member of the police for long, and no one will join.
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