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Jan van Steenbergen wrote:
>  --- Mat McVeagh wrote:
>
> > If you look on the page
> > http://www.geocities.com/elemtilas/ill_bethisad/minor_countries.htm it
>goes
> > into Russia and China a bit. Personally I don't 'believe' what they say
> > about Russia - the idea of Red (Great) Square being filled with Russian
> > Buddhist fanatics chanting "Nam myoho renge kyo!" may be funny but it's
>not
> > at all realistic :) - but I can certainly swallow the defeat of the
> > Communist forces in China.
>
>I agree. IMO this is probably the weakest part of the whole, otherwise
>extremely interesting and enjoyable, alternate universe Ill Bethisad.
>Russia
>definitely deserves a better treatment. The idea (what would have happened
>if
>Russia had lost the war with Japan in 1905) is good, but should be worked
>out
>differently, because this is completely unrealistic, indeed.

Eh, Russia DID lose the Russo-Japanese War in our world, albight not in a
very spectacular way.

                                                    Andreas

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