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Comic #778

1 {scene: The group have stopped to talk again in the labyrinth. Haken, Erwin, and the two senior Joneses are discussing the situation through a doorway in the background}
1 Monty: So you're going to betray Haken and Erwin for Mother Russia too, eh?
2 Ginny: Of course. They are but pawns in the grand game of chess on the European continent.
3 Monty: Not going to share the orichalcum with your Nazi pals?
4 Ginny: It's not like it's Poland or something.

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The opening shots of World War II were fired in September, 1939, when Germany and Russia invaded Poland under a mutual non-aggression pact and the understanding that they would share the occupied Polish territory between them.

2014-04-24 Rerun commentary: For those not familiar with the outcome of that agreement, let's just say that it didn't work out all that well.

Chess is often used as a metaphor for some sort of conflict. One good thing about chess is that it doesn't end up involving millions of people getting slaughtered.


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