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8-25-2008 @ 12:27PM
Basically it's all down to formulas where certain values can be plugged in at will.------------Phase 1:(Charismatic Leader) + (Misguided Public) = (Bloodthirsty Army)"Charismatic Leader" = Gul'dan (or) Hitler"Misguided Public" = Orcish Clans (or) post-WWI Germany"Bloodthirsty Army" = Orcish Horde (or) National Socialist (Nazi) Party------------Phase 2:(Bloodthirsty Army) + (Unaware Sub-Culture) = GENOCIDE"Bloodthirsty Army" = Orcish Horse (or) National Socialist (Nazi) Party"Unaware Sub-Culture" = Jewish Community (or) Draenei RaceGENOCIDE = ... well, this one's pretty self-explanatoryThe unspecified segment of this equation is that the Draenei would be the equivalent of the Jews / Gypsies / generally any independent thinkers who were declared "against the greater good" by (Charismatic Leader).------------Now, there is still some merit in your comparison of the lethargic, post-war Horde to the legions of African slaves who were horribly abused in the colonial era (and well into the Civil War era). In not-so-ancient history, Africans were rounded up into forced labor programs, much the same way that the remaining Orcs were gathered together into Internment Camps. However, the reasons for the suffering of the Orcs and African slaves were VASTLY different: In the case of the Orcs, the former Horde brought it on themselves, whereas African slaves were forced to endure horrors beyond imagining simply due to human greed.Oddly enough, there is also considerable irony in the fact that the former Orcish Horde - who, as stated above, originally resembled Nazi Germany, whipped into a frenzy that would have made Hitler proud - were the ones who were eventually rounded up into Internment Camps that, unfortunately, sound a bit too similar to the Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany's Holocaust.
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