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#290721 - 09/25/18 11:43 PM Re: Martial Law [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2460
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: hikermor
It might be helpful to define precisely what "martial law" is, for the context of this thread. I suspect it varies a bit, depending upon the nation and the era....

My understanding is the military has to step in because we have a situation that overwhelms the limits of the civil government.

Regardless of the reason, something has happened to send the public into a panic. The military has to spet in until our collective anxiety attack has subsided. Then we return to business as usual.

Jeanette Isabelle
“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

#290942 - 10/24/18 03:07 AM Re: Martial Law [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Pete Offline

Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 1372
Martial Law ... it's the kind of thing you hope never happens. it is more likely to occur 'locally' rather than nationally. e.g. a specific city that has a major rhreat or disaster.

I would obey all instructions immediately, never be angry or abusive, and NEVER carry anything that could be confused for a weapon. It would be smarter to be in a group, esp. well behaved people. and dont violate curfew hours.

Special military teams could be guarding high priority locations, such as Govt buildings or nuclear facilities. i would avoid these areas completely.

Overseas ... martial law is a risky situation if you are caught up in it. it happened once to me in Africa. i walked away ok, and i remained calm on the outside, but internally I was sweating bullets. you just never know what poorly trained soldiers in 3rd world counties will do. they tried to shake me down for a bribe, but i didnt give them anything. it is risky, very unpredictable.

Edited by Pete (10/24/18 03:09 AM)

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