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This tag should be used when planning the overall, broad, and long term objectives for an organization or individual. Depending on your needs, this can be used with economic, military, political, or other objectives.

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How long would it take to conquer a continent the size of Africa? [closed]

I need to know how long it would take to conquer a continent the size of Africa. Don't worry about food or materials, let's just assume that is taken care of. Also, there are no huge cities with ...
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How to let people know you are stranded in time?

You've traveled back in time 65 million years, with no way to return. What evidence can you leave to ensure future humans will know of your existence?
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Would space mines really work?

I saw some games or stories where space mines were used. My question is: would it really work ? I think the chance of hitting a mine is really really low in space. Where would you place a mine in ...
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Military Structure/Chain of Command (Army)

Meta This is a reality check about the organization of a specific branch of an armed forces, the army. As the parts interrelate, I didn't feel it was fitting to separate this into separate ...
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Making food last for a large group

In my world of the zombie apocalypse, the zombies are slightly easier to kill, meaning that if a group keeps calm and stays strong, they can last as long as the food does. But this means I have to ...
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Tactics to prepare for an alien invasion when nobody will believe you

This question is focused on what one man could do without the implicit resources on a larger scale. The year is 1980. Paul is a 17-year-old farmer in Iowa, with nothing really to his name besides his ...
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Ideas for how aliens would approach this fight?

I had a handful of great ways for the opening battle of a space opera to go down, but they got totally scrapped when I changed how quickly jumping between star systems worked, and now intra-system ...
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Modern military tactics and strategy effects on the past (WWII)

For reasons unbeknownst to them, a hundred US military personnel from 2016 have been thrown backwards in time, coming out in the middle of Kansas, December 9, 1941, one day after the Pearl Harbor ...
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Do we have a colonial world building game? [closed]

I was playing From Dust by Ubisoft when this idea come into mind. I wonder if there is a game that has been developed? (or perhaps new game can be develop) that has the following features. Objects ...
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Personal Shield Generators effects on Strategy/Logistics/Tactics

In World War II shield generators were discovered. As their durability or surface area coverage scales up the cost exponentially increases. By their nature they wrap around the target approximately, ...
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Keeping National Ignorance Out Of Other National Intelligence

Planet A has alien species A. A, before becoming spaceborn stumbles upon several factors and pieces of technology from another (long dead) alien species B. A attempts to reverse engineer B's ...
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Zombies Versus Skeletons: Optimal Strategies? [closed]

Don't ask me why, but my story's come to a race of zombies coming to blows with a race of skeletons. The Zombies The zombies are able to infect live non-zombies. They wander about aimlessly, moving ...
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What would packs of wild dogs have to do to depopulate a city?

Backstory In my world , top scientists genetically engineer a type of Wild Dog with intelligence on par with 8 year olds ( here is a scale of reference ) ,the bite strength of grey wolves, 2.5 inch ...
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Result of meeting with dragon? [closed]

When queen Iris is elected (old king dies without children, so new one had to be elected), she decides to eliminate economic traitors - because she is resolved to rebuild kingdom. She knows that ...
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Alien Invasion, Military Strategy and Genetic Enhancements [closed]

(Revised original concept based on feedback) So, a race of humanoid aliens have invaded and are planning to wipe us out for some reason or another (apparently we offended them somehow), and after a ...
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A Spy Network - How do you establish a spy network in the medieval age? [closed]

As the question says, how do you establish a spy network in a medieval world? Magic is also included. 10% of the population in the world are magicians. There are existing magic universities. Magics ...
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Potential downsides to a super-soldier heart-rate safety mechanism

Setting: Earth, no more than a century in the future. Premise: Certain US soldiers volunteer to receive genetic modifications that grant increased strength, endurance, and healing capabilities. Most ...
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What would slow down the march of an army of a million microscopic men on a microscopic capital? [closed]

Stemming from This question ,and That information War has broken out in my world after 750 years of relative peace. After four years of back and forth fighting, the Marisari, now a nation weary ...
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How might a Government subdue a rebellious state without armed conflict?

The background information on the civilization is here In my world , where the entire "human" race is united, the age of colonization is under way, with certain clans making lots of headway.( Clans ...
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How might microscopic humanoids capture an ant mound? ( series )

As part of a series of questions that I've been doing about microscopic humanoids ... In my world, there are a race of microscopic humanoid organisms (0.3 mm - 0.33 mm). They live in a variety of ...
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What strategy would tiny humanoids need to raid an ant mound?

As part of a series of questions that I've been doing about microscopic humanoids ... In my world, there are a race of microscopic humanoid organisms (0.3 mm - 0.33 mm). They live in a variety of ...
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Zombie army is bad idea. But why actually?

In my custom fantasy world, raising the dead is really simple. Before the Great Act of Beautiful Death, raising a body and keeping it alive (undead?) for at least a week was a part of entrance exams ...
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Which is a more effective strategic weapon/deterrent in a medieval fantasy world. A flying ship or a super gun or spellarms? [closed]

The Situation After 4 years being a baron, the empire that you are sharing a border with decides to declare war to your suzerain. It will take at least a year for them to muster their whole army and ...
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NPCs discover they are in a video game. Do they let the PCs know? [closed]

Would they make their presence and awareness of the game-situation known, or would they keep their simulated heads down and continue poking undetected, hoping that some automated bug-cleaner doesn't ...
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How would military tactics differ if we primarily used android soldiers?

I am using the same androids featured in this question Android Details Roughly 10 times stronger than the average human Possibility to reach maximum speeds of 64 kmph A breakthrough (possibly some ...
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Duplicating people to expand a civilization

Context "God games" are organised, in which a hundred immortals participate. Each "God" are given an alternate dimension. These dimensions are all identical and contain an Earth where Humans didn't ...
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Defensive strategies against teleporting dragons

I have finally found an edition of the Dragonriders of Pern trilogy - living in Italy, I only had access to it thanks to my father's old books, and he doesn't own the complete series - so I have been ...
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How long can a medieval siege last?

We have many medieval questions here, so I thought I would add yet another. I have a city the approximate size of Paris with a technology level similar to that found in 1000's Western Europe. I have ...
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What would the consequences in the Napoleonic Wars be had Napoleon conquered Egypt?

It was discussed in this question what would have happened had Napoleon defeated Duke Wellington in the Battle of Waterloo. The French military in 1798 to 1801 was fighting in Syria and Egypt. The ...
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What is the minimum number of medieval troops required to conquer and hold a city?

For the sake of simplicity, we will use 1200's Medieval Paris as an example. The city has walls 40 feet high and the initial defending army (army A) is 1500 strong. The attacking army has to breach ...
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How can I prevent a backlash in the mountain fortresses?

My evil nature mage and his army of Felinus have conquered most of the human kingdoms. Upon breaching the forest pass and entering the human kingdoms his 1 million strong army of Felinus separate into ...
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How would a delayed discovery of the New World affect both sides?

I'll try to make this simple. I am developing a world where for some reason two separate land masses (like Europe and America) are separated by a mass ocean and one civilization group on one ...
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