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MarquisX
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9/26/2011 4:27:07 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
(hypothetical and unrealistic situation)
Anyway you are in a war with a nation that is looking to wipe out yours. During a battle you find yourself outnumbered. Do you fight to the death or run away to fight another day?

This is also assuming you have no family or anyone that depends on you.....other than your nation of course.
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gerrandesquire
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9/26/2011 5:03:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/26/2011 4:27:07 AM, MarquisX wrote:
(hypothetical and unrealistic situation)
Anyway you are in a war with a nation that is looking to wipe out yours. During a battle you find yourself outnumbered. Do you fight to the death or run away to fight another day?

This is also assuming you have no family or anyone that depends on you.....other than your nation of course.

Personally, if I am a soldier, fighting for my nation, I'd become one knowing that such a situation can happen. It would be kind of a dream situation for me. So yeah.

Will probably make a youtube video before I go though.
Lordknukle
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9/26/2011 9:57:29 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Turn weakness to strength.

Surrender, regroup, recuperate, and fight another day/
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9/26/2011 10:14:47 AM
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Wars are not won by simply refusing to back down. Sometimes it is better to retreat. Even if you get captured, assuming the enemy abides by the rules of war you can tie up enemy soldiers who must be rediverted to keep you detained.
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9/26/2011 7:56:58 PM
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Neither, I would fight and win. I'm just that good.
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9/26/2011 7:59:07 PM
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I wouldn't retreat, I'd make a "strategic withdrawal".
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9/26/2011 8:51:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
suicide bomb. Why not take out a few people with me since I'm destined to die anyway? :P

Ok jk. Seriously though. I'm a coward, I'll admit to it. I would so run away.
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9/26/2011 9:09:35 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
It would depend what the significance of losing that certain battle was. If I had nobody to go home to and nobody to depend on me, then I'd have no issue with being called upon to die for what I considered to be a justified cause to die for. So it depends as to what was at stake.
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9/26/2011 11:53:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/26/2011 9:09:35 PM, quarterexchange wrote:
It would depend what the significance of losing that certain battle was. If I had nobody to go home to and nobody to depend on me, then I'd have no issue with being called upon to die for what I considered to be a justified cause to die for. So it depends as to what was at stake.

What about your life? Isn't it the single most important thing in the world? My life definitely is to me.

There is nothing that I would die for. I would retreat to Mexico/Canada and start a new life there.
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9/27/2011 12:57:37 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I would die for my country because if this is an important battle...
Maybe like a turning point...
Because think about ur family at home
what would happen to them if u lose and ur family friends and everything u ever known is wiped away....
I SHALL FIGHT
our army probably can hold out for a good amount of time in a defensive position
while our other army will attack them in their capital to wipe them out.
MarquisX
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9/27/2011 1:01:36 AM
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Every seem unanimous in the decision to retreat. So ill raise the stakes.

If you stay and fight you will die, however you will slaughter enough forces so that your opponents victory is a pyrrhic one.
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nerdykiller
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9/27/2011 1:16:23 AM
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At 9/27/2011 1:01:36 AM, MarquisX wrote:
Every seem unanimous in the decision to retreat. So ill raise the stakes.

If you stay and fight you will die, however you will slaughter enough forces so that your opponents victory is a pyrrhic one.

HEll yeah serious i m staying and fighting....
if i take out a hunderd man like if there was 10,000 man in my army that mean we kill 1,000,000
its worth it for ur motherland!!!
quarterexchange
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9/27/2011 8:35:07 AM
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At 9/26/2011 11:53:59 PM, F-16_Fighting_Falcon wrote:
At 9/26/2011 9:09:35 PM, quarterexchange wrote:
It would depend what the significance of losing that certain battle was. If I had nobody to go home to and nobody to depend on me, then I'd have no issue with being called upon to die for what I considered to be a justified cause to die for. So it depends as to what was at stake.

What about your life? Isn't it the single most important thing in the world? My life definitely is to me.

There is nothing that I would die for. I would retreat to Mexico/Canada and start a new life there.

I consider the lives and liberty of millions of my fellow countrymen to be worth more than my individual life.
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9/27/2011 8:38:23 AM
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At 9/27/2011 1:01:36 AM, MarquisX wrote:
Every seem unanimous in the decision to retreat. So ill raise the stakes.

If you stay and fight you will die, however you will slaughter enough forces so that your opponents victory is a pyrrhic one.

What is the war over? Am I conscript, a mercenary or a patriotic volunteer.
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9/27/2011 12:51:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think the answer depends on the overall battlefield strategy as to whether the tactic of retreating and regrouping is better then fighting and dying. What is the particular goal of the battle being engaged. If it's defending some vital interest to our victory staying and dying until reinforcements come or at least delaying the overtaking of that vital interest makes more sense.
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