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What if you were Russian in 1942?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Highgeneral, Jun 25, 2004.

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Would you still fight?

  1. YES FOR THE MOTHERLAND!!!!!!!!!!!

    90.7%
  2. NO I SURENDER!!!!!!

    9.3%
  1. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    I made this thread because, I have made a lot of threads about patriotism. I thought of a idea about a time or war,death,suffering under a dictator. The time is 1942 the place the U.S.S.R. The Germans have took several Russian citys. The goverment moved oil refineries,armorys etc. east at a fast rate whice was hard on the people of Russia. Many died if you tryed to run you would be shot. Stalin refused to send aid to the defenders at Stalingrad until the Germans had broke through the line. Rostov had already fell. and Several other citys in the Crimean region (south Russia). I know Operation Uranus Marshall Zhukov and General Vasilevsky had broken the German flanks. But think about all that happend BEFORE the battle of Stalingrad. Would you still fight for you homeland or surender to Germany?
     
  2. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    as one russian put it

    "we had to choose between two brutal tyrants, I choose the one that can speak russian"
     
  3. King Alexander

    King Alexander Universe explorer

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    "Da, davarich!"

    P.S.:I don't know if the spelling is correct.
     
  4. Evertonian

    Evertonian Bluenose

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    Fighting the Nazis was a worthy cause whatever your nationality, so yes, I would fight.
     
  5. yoshi74

    yoshi74 Tourist from Mars

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    As i russian i would not have many choices. The red army wasn't a volounteer army, and when the german guns are before you and the own guns behind you... ;)

    Fighting against a agressor is often not only patriotism, but needed. Hopefully such things will diminish with time.
     
  6. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    spasiba comrade!!! (spasiba = thank you)
     
  7. King Alexander

    King Alexander Universe explorer

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    I wanted to tell "Yes", = "Da" . "Davarich" = "Comrade". I know what "spasiba" means.

    That is how a Russian would tell, but I don't know how that is written.
     
  8. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    im not either. Davarich!
     
  9. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Tovarish, I thought.

    But then, what do i know?

    I can't really say.... you'd have to have the experiences of those, and loose the ones we have now. Moot point, methinks. Considering how many russians at the time were very nationalistic, I would guess I would be much the same.
     
  10. King Alexander

    King Alexander Universe explorer

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    Ok, I've found it! "Tovarich" or "Tovarish" means "Comrade". Search engines are always useful.
    Russian: tovarishch. Old Russian: tovarishchi.
     
  11. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Hmm...I though tovarishchi was the plural of tovarishch.

    Then again, I've never studied the language in any detail. All the russian I've picked up as been from Tom Clancy books.
     
  12. Iggy

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    Even if I had felt disloyal to my government I would not have seen the Germans as liberators and therefore would have fought for the defence of my home and family.
     
  13. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff

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    I would tend to go for the German side, as they had rather spiffy uniforms - But eating lead and horse meat is not such a great diet.

    On the Russian side, great battles, grateful women, tons of vodka and brutal discipline....

    And hand to hand fighting with shovels!

    If I had to make the choice I think I would be an Sturmovik pilot!

    "Spamrades! For the glory of red onions!"
    :yeah:
     
  14. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Firstly I doubt I would have had a choice in the matter. Had I been still under Russian held lands I would have been drafted anyway...

    I would probably have chosen to serve though if I had the choice...
     
  15. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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    indeed, that is the way to go :)
     
  16. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    Hmm looking at the poll options, it's 1000 times better to choose to fight whatever the reason. Stalin and the USSR didn't treat very well POWs that they recaptured....
     
  17. JohnRM

    JohnRM Don't make me destroy you

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    That about sums it up.
     
  18. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff

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    Funny how so many support communism when it suits!

    Just an observation!

    :D
     
  19. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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    That you would even consider being on the German side sickens me.
     
  20. CurtSibling

    CurtSibling ENEMY ACE™ SLeague Staff

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    Take some anti-acid pills then!

    Better dead than red!

    :)
     

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