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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2021 8:15 p.m. PST


"At dawn on May 15, 1911, in the midst of the Mexican Revolution, half of the Chinese community in Torreón, Coahuila, was massacred in the most violent racial event suffered by citizens of the Asian country on the American continent.

Despite the violence of the event, there is little documentation that exists in this regard and much less references to it.

According to the researcher of the academic council of the Arocena de Torreón Museum, Carlos Castañón Cuadros, "there was a complicit silence from a society that did not want to face or acknowledge that it was part of that violence, and the best way to address this terrible historical event was by not speaking of it "…"


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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2021 11:06 a.m. PST

The complicity of silence was successful. I've never heard of this event.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2021 2:13 p.m. PST



Dan Cyr04 Oct 2021 7:19 p.m. PST

Have heard of it and my understanding is that the Chinese population made the mistake of being too successful, much like what has happened to minorities around the world. Fire brands build up resentment, create issues, spread lies and rumors and eventually a spark is ignited that results in a massacre of the targeted population.

Let no one throw stones…

Oddball05 Oct 2021 10:13 a.m. PST

I'd never heard of this either. I thought only European heritage types engaged in this sort of behavior.

Image my shock that human beings from all parts of the world and from all time periods treating their fellow human beings with such barbaric acts.

I'm reminded of the black guy in the streets of NYC yelling a racial c-word at a Asian man over and over again a few months ago. When advised by a passing white guy that that was racist behavior, the black guy replied "I'm black, I can't be racist".

I have video if my statement above is doubted.

Bad behavior is bad behavior regardless of who commits it, don't make excuses.

Oddball05 Oct 2021 10:29 a.m. PST

A friend of mine gave me info that he and I think would make for a great scenario: The Battle of Ambos Nogales, 1917.


Has everything for a screwed up fight, US/Mexican boarder agents, 10th US Cav, US infantry, Mexican armed civilians and Federal troops.

My favorite part is when the US troops are working their way through the town and come upon some houses of "negotiated affection" shall we say.

The ladies who worked those establishments started calling out the names of the US troops saying hello.

I think in the scenario any troops within a move distance have to pass a morale check or are "delayed" in said establishment of d3 turns.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2021 2:25 p.m. PST

Great project!… thanks for share!…


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