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the radio host in the script will specifically be mentioning the US
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: flice
Only on phone so can only be so helpful atm.
Your pitch is kind of odd as if its already a post-apocalyptic situation then government will be history. Then its living in the moment and terms would likely be more distinct from one group to the next.
Apocalyptic situation is somewhere during the process of the world as the beholder knows it ending, here there can still be government etc sorts around talking at people with proper state terminologies.
Of course after an 'end' then it can be total ruin, or any flavor and size of Dystopian 'government' can arise. It being from military personel remnants quite likely. Their story alone could be interesting. They might still use 'state language' from before. It might even be part of their 'legitimacy trip'.
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originally posted by: SR1TX
originally posted by: flice
I'm currently writing a feature script in which I'm trying to research correct usage of words surrounding very specific situations in society / the world. Reason I'm asking for US specifics if because the radio host in the script will specifically be mentioning the US as it seems it always falls back to how the US will handle any given situation. But here goes:
- Is there a word or a set of words for a situation where the congress is gone... as in wiped out incl. the president, and where the entire military capability of the US is put out of order. As in non-exisistant or fragmented so badly that you couldn't even communicate via morse?
As such I'm talking about BEYOND marshall law... there is no governing body or set of bodies. In best case military is counted in sporadic platoons here and there across hundreds of miles.
Rural and Texas.
originally posted by: fightzone58
a reply to: flice
you wouldnt have any military terms anymore. at the point you describe military platoons would become gangs. with no1 giving them orders they would likely begin killing civillians to steal food and supplies from them. only the strong survive in a country in anarchy.
Definition of anarchy
1 a : absence of government
b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority the city's descent into anarchy
c : a utopian society of individuals who enjoy complete freedom without government