Pale Wolf wrote:Wow, I actually caught this response less than a week late. Score!
Well, I'm projecting election stuff on my end through tomorrow. Probably the earliest I'll have sense to get back to work on my various sets of notes for chapter five will be some time later.
Pale Wolf wrote:Well, I will say this. Canada's Anglophone settlers were, primarily, the United Empire Loyalists. The term you may be more familiar with in the US is 'Tories'. But in Code Geass? The Washington Revolt failed. The loyalists won.
Britannia is Canada. (Seriously, I dare you to look at the imperial throne room - maple leaves everywhere behind that throne)
I am aware of or figured most of this. (I've never seen images of the Britannian throne room.) My thought was more along the lines of 'Suppose that both Paine and the ancestral Cullen are in the Colonies, under Crown rule. If Paine could hypothetically end up in Australia, why not Cullen?' I kind of miss Canada's old flag, I think it is neater.
Pale Wolf wrote:As for shock infantry, they're most definitely still in use.
Yay. Memo to self: Figure out some words to fit 'I Loves the Infantries, all of the Infantries, be they shock, mech or light' to the song 'Napalm sticks to kids'.
Pale Wolf wrote:Aonach
By Olympic cognate I was referring to the code name for some of the planned invasions of Japan that the US never carried out. (IIRC, Downfall and Coronet were also used.) (I think they were, given how well the Japanese prepared, a bit bloody to use. Without the bomb, I figure the Japanese would have been starved out, or to death. (IIRC, some months after the surrender, with American supplied food aid, in some cities people were getting something like 1,000 calories per day.))
Pale Wolf wrote:(And it occurs to me that there aren't actually any 'younger cast' of Code Geass that are Japanese other than Suzaku and Kaguya... I doubled the number just with Kokoro and Takara...)
I'd suggest, partly in jest, that maybe what happened in canon was a combination of 'guided anti tank mine' and 'Grave of the Fireflies'. Seriously, the Elevens probably are not mistreated badly enough for the occupation force to have experienced killing that many youngsters in the invasion.
Pale Wolf wrote:Japan managed to retain some child training stuff under 'cultural interests' and 'our samurai heritage', but the products of that are really rare - like, Toudou and his boys, and Suzaku (though he was more benefiting from demon hunter training than military training).
I figure that if First Pacific saw the degree of fanatic militarism Imperial Japan had, there would still be a fairly good cadre floating around the population in time for Second Pacific, even if they are keeping their heads down due to orders. Anyway, yeah, isolated full training for pockets on the one hand. On the other, hand, maybe there was time, funds, and from the earlier program, cadre for a broader program in between Britannia declaring war, and them finishing. On the gripping hand, it is quite possible that this has already been covered, and I am just wandering around, in need of sleep.
-Real Life has eaten my brain, but I shall return.