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Fma: Mockery Of The Us Government?
eX Dream
post Sep 23 2004, 06:43 PM
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I was just wondering if anyone else interpreted the military based government in FMA as a satire of the American government. First of all, the FMA characters are white caucasians, and the military system, especially the hierarchary, is very similar to that of the American military.

But, what struck me most about FMA was the incident (massacre) with the people of Ishbal. These supposedly people were driven off their homeland by violence because they believe in a different god. This can be compared to the current situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the US is trying to convert their system of governent to a Democracy (some might speculate that we're trying to Christianize those people) ultimately through violence.

Not only that, but the people of Ishbal actually LOOK Islamic. The brown skin, the style of clothing all look similar to the people in the Middle East.

Iono...maybe this is all just a coincidence, but I would like some other input on this...
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- eX Dream   Fma: Mockery Of The Us Government?   Sep 23 2004, 06:43 PM
- - TheVileOne   You obviously don't pay attention to the serie...   Sep 23 2004, 07:59 PM
- - What, no bacon?   Ishval had weapons of mass destruction! I have...   Sep 23 2004, 09:22 PM
- - Style   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Sep 24 2004, 04:22 AM...   Sep 23 2004, 09:32 PM
- - Chibi Viki   QUOTENot only that, but the people of Ishbal actua...   Sep 23 2004, 09:53 PM
- - What, no bacon?   The timing's a little convenient, though, woul...   Sep 23 2004, 10:01 PM
- - Beowulf   Isn't the Military vs. Ishbal war thing a mock...   Sep 23 2004, 11:21 PM
- - Chibi Viki   only arakawa-sensei could answer this question... ...   Sep 24 2004, 12:22 AM
- - NINJ4   America? Seems more like Germany to me - since th...   Sep 24 2004, 01:25 AM
- - Queen of the dammed   Atermis= Nazi Gemany King Bradley=Adolf Hitler(You...   Sep 24 2004, 01:54 AM
- - Guest   QUOTE(Chibi Viki @ Sep 24 2004, 07:22 AM) onl...   Sep 24 2004, 04:41 AM
- - dreamcatcher_alchemist   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Sep 24 2004, 05:01 AM...   Sep 24 2004, 05:42 AM
- - Queen of the dammed   I stilll think it's more like Germany...   Sep 24 2004, 07:48 AM
- - - Lancer -   It's kinda convenient but I don't think it...   Sep 24 2004, 07:58 AM
- - EditDeath   Its definitely closer to Germany, but I gotta agre...   Sep 24 2004, 02:58 PM
- - MaesHughes33   Bad theory....... Theres no way Japs made the gove...   Sep 24 2004, 06:35 PM
- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(EditDeath @ Sep 24 2004, 09:58 PM) Its ...   Sep 24 2004, 08:02 PM
- - Torx   QUOTE(Style @ Sep 24 2004, 04:32 AM) QUOTE(Wh...   Sep 25 2004, 05:55 PM
- - Vael   Another thing to back up the Amestris=Nazi Germany...   Sep 25 2004, 07:49 PM
- - What, no bacon?   'Fuhrer' is a case of fansubbers taking cr...   Sep 25 2004, 07:53 PM
- - Guest   Concerning the Ishbal massacre, I actually made mo...   Sep 25 2004, 08:33 PM
- - Guest   QUOTE(What @ no bacon?,Sep 26 2004, 02:53 AM...   Sep 25 2004, 08:34 PM
- - What, no bacon?   QUOTE(Guest @ Sep 26 2004, 03:34 AM) QUOTE(Wh...   Sep 25 2004, 08:36 PM
- - Prinz_Zoisit   QUOTE(Vael @ Sep 26 2004, 03:49 AM) Another t...   Sep 26 2004, 12:20 PM
- - Vael   You know, they make their English letters so rando...   Sep 26 2004, 12:55 PM
- - Beowulf   I guess they just crammed in the bits that make no...   Sep 26 2004, 01:03 PM
- - Kodachrome   Fuehrer comes from the word vuehrer which means ...   Sep 26 2004, 02:16 PM
- - Vael   The umlaut is interchangable because recently a lo...   Sep 26 2004, 02:21 PM
- - Virtue   No one in this series is caucasian, they are all a...   Sep 26 2004, 02:21 PM
- - Senefen   Thats arrgant thinking they made this series with ...   Sep 26 2004, 05:04 PM
- - TheVileOne   I think FMA premieres on American TV right AFTER t...   Sep 26 2004, 07:12 PM
- - Guest   who cares if it is none of u are old enough to vot...   Sep 26 2004, 08:18 PM
- - TheVileOne   Speak for yourself dude. I'm 21 and I am voti...   Sep 26 2004, 08:26 PM
- - Guest   ya rite sure u are so who are u gonna vote for   Sep 26 2004, 08:29 PM
- - TheVileOne   QUOTE(Guest @ Sep 27 2004, 03:29 AM) ya rite ...   Sep 26 2004, 08:34 PM
- - Guest   at least im not the liar here LOL   Sep 26 2004, 08:37 PM
- - What, no bacon?   I'm 21 as well...   Sep 26 2004, 09:57 PM
- - TheVileOne   Y'see what I'm talking about? We have the...   Sep 26 2004, 09:58 PM
- - EditDeath   20 right here, third year of college. Don't li...   Sep 27 2004, 08:43 AM
- - RoyxRiza BigFan   i think its a mix of a civil warfare plus the arma...   Sep 27 2004, 08:48 AM


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