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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    How would Americans feel if a foreign nation had troops patrolling the streets with long guns and body armour?
    Like it was hunting season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Like it was hunting season.
    Maybe other countries feel the same way when we roam their streets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Anyone?
    We won't know until it happens. He can suspend elections, for one thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    We won't know until it happens. He can suspend elections, for one thing.
    How? How would he suspend elections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    It's definitely a fantasyland question, but what would the outcome be if we just decided not to be the global police force. We stopped selling arms to foreign nations, supplying military aid, and toppling regimes and brought our overseas troops home. Lifted economic sanctions and allowed free trade of non military goods everywhere. Even Donald T said we have no business being involved in the blood stained sands of the middle east and Bernie has hinted at a big reductions of military overseas. Maybe directed all peacekeeping forces to a true alliance of nations, like NATO. It seems like all we end up doing is extending the business of never ending wars, no matter what we do to balance powers. I've wondered if some nations hate us just because we keep interfering. How would Americans feel if a foreign nation had troops patrolling the streets with long guns and body armour?

    Would it be apocalypse or would there come to be an equilibrium.
    There's big money in war materiel...American oligarchs wouldn't be pleased, but I suppose Russia would take up the slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar View Post
    Maybe other countries feel the same way.
    I'd think they would. Certainly, seeing how they've reacted indicates so.

    I'm curious still about this "martial law" business, considering the difficulties the US has had in Iraq, which is a country about the size of Washington & Oregon states combined. How well would "martial law" work here inside the US borders, where the troops and their families would have to live among the civilian population, and where we would inconveniently look and talk like them, and where their bases are in our communities?

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    How have oppressive military regimes worked elsewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneV2.0 View Post
    How have oppressive military regimes worked elsewhere?
    So, no answer?

    How precisely do we get from today to some monster-under-the-bed oppressive military regime with Trump suspending elections?

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    After 9/11 all flights were grounded.
    After snowstorms there are travel bans on roadways.
    When criminals are on the loose in an area residents can be ordered to shelter in place.

    I could see Trump fabricating a national emergency on Election Day and forbidding people from going to the polls.

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    Maybe a phony measles epidemic.

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