Chris wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:05 pm
If you wanted a different example of Zeon's cruelty, I'd point to them having no trouble forcibly displacing 1.5 million of their own citizens in the Mahal colony to turn it into the Solar Ray. I'm sure not all the Zeon soldiers were nice and friendly during this massive forced evacuation. Given how packed Side 3 was, what did they plan to do with these people? Where did they put them? Were they just tossed aside as refugees in their own Side?
From the Zeon point of view, the Mahal people are outsiders, which are those that only defected EF territory to Zeon right before the war. Although they did managed to get recruited into the Zeon forces, they treatment is anything but nice from various stories. Cima's fleet in 0083, forgot the name but the pilot of GM Camof in MS Igloo manga both showed that even the nicer ones in the Zeon military aren't really friendly to them and little to none believed their loyalty.(Which is why Cima defected back to EF to begin with)
And about how packed is Side 3 at the time, likely not really too packed.
In Gihren assassin plan, eventhough it is just a 0090 movie in-universe, they likely depicted Zeon having large area of the city emptied and with random lighting up to faked population even in Zum City, likely to comfort citizens into a fake sense of safety.
So they likely have enough space to just move in the Mahal people, whether they will do so without reluctance is entirely another story. Then of course, there are also tons of wasted colonies out there they trashed, so they can "convince" the Mahal people to just move there if need be.
abaoaqu wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:13 am
The idea of Island Iffish being Zeon's own people is sketchy: they weren't part of Zeon, both fell under the classification of Spacenoids. Then again, the way he words it could also apply to Sydney.
About the Sydney drop, may I remind you that the colony drop was not aiming at Sydney, but Jaburo, where EFF's HQ is located. I guess no matter how lenient you put the terms, EFF would never fall into the category of protectee of Zeon forces. Sydney and the totality of 2 billion who died on Earth caused by the colony drop that isn't EFF personel is just unlucky.
The occupation area seems to be relatively normal or maybe even better than EF rule.
We see Garma Zabi holding ball nights for the rich, having his own romance with local rich girl.
We also see relatively peaceful field hospital patrols of Zeon soldiers not being rude but just doing their jobs.
The poor can earn a living for the Zeon forces by being a spy, which she wouldn't have such luck with the more burrecratic EF.
The problem of Earth is that EF has moved too many people away from it without good reorganization of the infrastructure and support to smaller local population pockets.
A lot of them have to fall back to rural living styles, without commercial and economic activities, which is shown not only in MSG, but also in Zeta, ZZ, V to even Unicorn(at least the novel, can't remember if any is shown in CCA).
The main cities are still fine to an extend,(Probably not Belfast) but not everyone can find a living there.