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Alex319 (Alex319)
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By preparing for the worst, they may have made it more likely.
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Are any jobs relevant?
How many people are involved: 0? 1? 2? ...
Are "they" people?
Is "it" an event?
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WOMD's relevant?
Is the danger on an international scale? national? state? city? town? locality? one location?
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Are any jobs relevant? Yes
How many people are involved: 0? 1? 2? ... Probably hundreds to thousands at any one time
Are "they" people? Yes
Is "it" an event? Yes

WOMD's relevant? Weapons of mass destruction? No
Is the danger on an international scale? national? state? city? town? locality? This is closest one location?
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Was the 'worst' they were preparing for:
a natural disaster? if so, and earthquake? tornado? flood? volcano eruption?
a 'man-made' problem?

The relevant job, related to any of these?:

Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Was the 'worst' they were preparing for:
a natural disaster? if so, and earthquake? tornado? flood? volcano eruption?
a 'man-made' problem? Yes

The relevant job, related to any of these?:

Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military This one?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
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Does this have to do with nuclear armament? Build nuclear weapons to defend against nuclear weapons? But by creating them, it makes it more likely that one will be used? One will go off?
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Does this have to do with nuclear armament? Build nuclear weapons to defend against nuclear weapons? But by creating them, it makes it more likely that one will be used? One will go off? No, I already said WMDs were not involved.
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Does it have anything to do with natural disasters? Accidents? Floods? Fire? Gas explosions? Mudslides? Earthquakes? Tornados? Hurricanes?
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Does it have anything to do with natural disasters? Accidents? Floods? Fire? Gas explosions? Mudslides? Earthquakes? Tornados? Hurricanes? No, I already said it was "man-made".
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Lots of "natural" disasters occur because of man-made interferance... particularly gas explosions (one just happened in Tacoma)

Politics / Government / Military This one?
Are you refering to the Military? Politics? Government?

If military, does it have to do with weapons? Training? Attitude? With regard to the enemy? To prisoner? To local nationals/civilians?
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Lots of "natural" disasters occur because of man-made interferance... particularly gas explosions (one just happened in Tacoma)

Politics / Government / Military This one?
Are you refering to the Military? Yes Politics? Government?

These are difficult questions to answer... the danger itself is that they could be killed in battle, and the chance of that would depend on pretty much all of those factors, so I'll answer based on which ones are relevant to why it would become more likely

If military, does it have to do with weapons? No Training? No Attitude? Yesish With regard to the enemy? No To prisoner? No To local nationals/civilians? No
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Is this with regards to the recent "War on terror" where preemptive strikes were made to sort of 'prepare for the worst', but this possibly multiplied the pockets of dissension, posing an even bigger threat for the future..
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Is this with regards to the recent "War on terror" where preemptive strikes were made to sort of 'prepare for the worst', but this possibly multiplied the pockets of dissension, posing an even bigger threat for the future.. No
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Stereo-types relevant?
Some kind of frame of mind? way of thinking? approach to life? work? the value of life?
Minding ones surroundings for something?
Would people not think of preparing for 'it'?
Not think it likely enough to prepare?
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Stereo-types relevant? No
Some kind of frame of mind? Yes for svv of "frame of mind" way of thinking? approach to life? work? the value of life? No to all these
Minding ones surroundings for something? No
Would people not think of preparing for 'it'?
Not think it likely enough to prepare? No to these two; remember they DID prepare for it
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regarding the "worst"..
a disaster?
loss of employment?
something passive? like exposing some information?
do people get hurt? killed?
would evacuation be needed if the worst happened?
is this fiction? a real story?

are "they" the military?
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regarding the "worst"..
a disaster?
loss of employment?
something passive? like exposing some information?
do people get hurt? Yes killed? Yes
would evacuation be needed if the worst happened? Noish

Remember I already give you a big hint ... the danger was getting killed in battle ... you have to figure out how they might have tried to "prepare for it" that may have made it more likely
is this fiction? a real story? Yes, I think so

are "they" the military? Yes
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Did preparation involve..
increase of weapons?
increase in forces?
increase in military presence?
moving troops?
seizing anything?
firing arms?
air maneuver?
naval maneuver?
curfew?
searching civilians?
otherwise messing with civlilians
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Did preparation involve..
increase of weapons?
increase in forces?
increase in military presence?
moving troops?
seizing anything?
firing arms?
air maneuver?
naval maneuver?
curfew?
searching civilians?
otherwise messing with civlilians
None of the above
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"they" - the army? air force? navy? a particular regiment/unit? a particular rank? the high-up ranked people?
they "prepared for the worst" - literally made preparations for what to do if they (someone else?) was killed in battle? Or attempted to make their being killed in battle less likely?
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"they" - the army? Yes air force? No and FA navy? No a particular regiment/unit? No a particular rank? No the high-up ranked people? No
they "prepared for the worst" - literally made preparations for what to do if they (someone else?) was killed in battle? No Or attempted to make their being killed in battle less likely? No
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they - the entire army? the US army? the army of a particular nation? the armies of more than one nation?
Is a particular battle relevant? Did they make the battle more likely to happen? or themselves more likely to die if it did happen?
did they spend money in preparing for the worst? time? effort?
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Were they in their home country? in another country? international territory?
is the preparation offensive? defensive?
were they under attack? could they have been attacked?

did preparation involve any equipment? or was it just planning?

Did only the commanders prepare?
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they - the entire army? <the>There was more than one nation involved, probably, but the US was definitely not one of them</b>
Is a particular battle relevant? No Did they make the battle more likely to happen? No or themselves more likely to die if it did happen? Yes
did they spend money in preparing for the worst? Possibly but irrelevant time? Yesish effort? Possibly but irrelevant

Were they in their home country? in another country? international territory? All are irrelevant
is the preparation offensive? defensive? Neither
were they under attack? could they have been attacked? Both are irrelevant - it is irrelevant whether they are the attackers or defenders

did preparation involve any equipment? Noish or was it just planning? No planning was involved

Did only the commanders prepare? No
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is preparation an attempt to change or boost morale?
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is preparation an attempt to change or boost morale? Yes
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So the military improved their morale which may have made it more likely to get killed in battle?

is it general morale boosting that would have led to the vulnerability issue? or a specific aspect of something they did while raising morale?
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So the military improved their morale which may have made it more likely to get killed in battle? See next answer

is it general morale boosting that would have led to the vulnerability issue? No or a specific aspect of something they did while raising morale? Yes
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would they be more likely to be killed because: they'd act more recklessly? act differently in some other way? some of their equipment would malfunction? they would be easier to find for some reason?
Would they be more likely to be killed in battle by: enemies with guns? enemy bombing raids? enemies with swords? with bow and arrows? by friends fire?
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would they be more likely to be killed because: they'd act more recklessly? Possibly act differently in some other way? Also possible some of their equipment would malfunction? No they would be easier to find for some reason? No
Would they be more likely to be killed in battle by: enemies with guns? No enemy bombing raids? No enemies with swords? Yes with bow and arrows? Yes by friendly fire? No
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is propoganda relevant? lies?
was something relevant said to the troops to boost their morale?
would the troops have been aware that someone was trying to boost their morale?
is medication relevant? intoxication?

anything physical? physiological? psychological? relevant?

is there a relevant situation that lead to a need for morale improvement? or would any conflict/battle do?
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is intoxication relevant Yes!

Spoiler

While I was at a Renaissance festival listening to a demonstration on medieval fighting, they told me that the day before a battle, soldiers would party and celebrate because of all the heroic deeds that would happen on the battlefield (also, many of them would be dead the next day anyway). I thought that this might not have been a good idea, because is the soldiers had a hangover from partying then they might not fight as well.

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