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"If Soviets Colonized Mars, Would They Be Called Marxians?" Topic


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

What if today's Communist China (PRC) set up a colony there? Or would they prefer to be called Maotians instead? :)

Dan
PS. Yes, I'm being silly tonight. Probably too much candy. But some imaginative ones among you could use the idea and run with it in your next game(s).

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Coelacanth01 Apr 2018 7:19 p.m. PST

For correct terminology, I suggest you consult Rufus T. Firefly's Conquest of Mars.

Ron

P.S. Happy April Fools' Day! laugh

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member01 Apr 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

If the Irish set up shop on Mars, would they be called Gaelictic Explorers?

Jim Selzer01 Apr 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

you guys need more beer

Stryderg01 Apr 2018 8:25 p.m. PST

That made me laugh, thanks.

Lion in the Stars01 Apr 2018 9:00 p.m. PST

Yeah, some people have too much candy in their systems and not enough beer!

evilgong01 Apr 2018 10:32 p.m. PST

Well it's the Red planet, so maybe they are there already.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 3:54 a.m. PST

Peoples Republic of Mars

Gennorm02 Apr 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

The first pub would be a Mars bar.

GurKhan02 Apr 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

"Mars the Red Planet" by Mick Farren link – for a Soviet Mars.

"Red Dust" by Paul McAuley – link – for a Chinese Mars.

Legion 402 Apr 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

As already posted … I thought they already did … That is why it's called "The Red Planet" ? tinfoilhat

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

Maybe their flag would be something like this, but with a hammer and sickle?

Dan

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Legion 403 Apr 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

huh?

Pyrate Captain04 Apr 2018 5:24 p.m. PST

I always wondered why they were not called communauts.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 8:00 p.m. PST

Lol. Good one. Or Socionuts.

Dan

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2018 10:49 p.m. PST

Who let these people in here…. ? grin

Duck

Legion 405 Apr 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

That's classified Comrade …

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2018 10:21 p.m. PST

To the Gulag with him!

Dan

Legion 407 Apr 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

A Gulag on Mars of course …

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2018 11:30 a.m. PST

Currently, they's be Putonians.

Legion 408 Apr 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

LOL ! thumbs up

Uparmored16 Apr 2018 5:28 a.m. PST

Check out the excellent '80s anime series SPT Layzner for excellent nuclear exchanges between cold war superpowers on Mars.

Legion 416 Apr 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

Hey !!!!! That's classified !!!!!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 1:26 p.m. PST

Uparmored

I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Hey, on this cover art by Johnny Bruck, these guys with the Red Star on their chest look like they are spreading Marxian love over on Venus! :)

Perry Rhodan "Venus In Danger"
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Dan

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Covert Walrus21 Apr 2018 8:24 p.m. PST

Just bear in mind the Greek name for Mars is Ares. . . .

Legion 422 Apr 2018 7:15 a.m. PST

That reminds me .. Some of my CinC SEM Combat Walkers

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Note the iron crossevil grin

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2018 9:08 p.m. PST

LOL. Well, instead of ""going Greek" (Ares), perhaps the Soviets would have renamed the planet in honor of Karl Marx, or at least named their colony after him.

Dan
PS. Oh man, it looks like other people had the exact same idea already:

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