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comment by elizabeth

So are you saying Trump should build a zigzag fence?

That's actually a super interesting fact about castle building, I'll pay more attention to that next time I'm somewhere with enough history to have had castles.

kleinbl00  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The zigzag aspect of it is a function of fortification. They're pointy like that because there's no "lee" under the turret to hide in and because everywhere you can approach it, you can be shot at from somewhere they're defended.

Obviously if you could just pound the shit out of it with cannon you'd be golden but around that fortification is a ditch where they get to kill you, then a moat, then a glacis which is angled to deflect cannon fire.

Obviously this can get iterative - moat/glacis/scarp/parapet/moat/parapet/etc until the only way either side can move is if one side starves the other out.

Trump's tax plan is going to do a lot of starving the other out.

bfv  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Trump's tax plan is going to do a lot of starving the other out.

I feel that this analogy needs more of the general of the besieging army having episodes and setting his own side's supplies on fire.

kleinbl00  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  
user-inactivated  ·  374 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If forts count, Canada has some pretty cool ones.

Clicking around randomly, Fort Beausejour was a star shaped fort. Sadly, all that are left are some ruins.

kleinbl00  ·  373 days ago  ·  link  ·