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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 10 2014, @10:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the And-on-the-org-chart-bind-them dept.

nobbis writes:

"From 'A Tolkienist's Perspective Blog' : a two part article part 1 part 2 about the military structure in Mordor. There is a hierarchy chart if you want a summary.

Was the rapid collapse of the military following the destruction of the ring indicative of the fragility of this structure , and its susceptibility to a decapitation strike ? Would a flatter hierarchy or something similar to the Imperial Military or Starfleet have been more resilient?"

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  • (Score: 1) by paddym on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:12AM

    by paddym (196) on Tuesday March 11 2014, @02:12AM (#14427)

    "You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is 'Never get involved in a land war with a Maia,' but only slightly less well known is this: 'Never go in against Sauron when death is on the line.'"

    Then he glanced around with his one big eye, and upon seeing the Great Pirate Roberts was still alive, promptly collapsed.

    Or something like that.