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Old 29 Jun 2008, 07:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau = Chinese?

It may be dreadfully obvious to some of you, but are the Tau modeled after Chinese culture? I wanna know if anyone else agrees.
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 07:55   #2 (permalink)
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FOR MOTHER RUSSIA
FOR THE REPUBLIC

chinese...maybe.

some asian influence is evident. Most people refer to them as the "anime" army of 40k.

however, I woudnt agree they are chinese, maybe an influence of india/tibet/asia.
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 07:57   #3 (permalink)
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I'll accept that.

But definetly Communist
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 08:06   #4 (permalink)
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a more successful attempt at communism it seems.

but there is interesting disagreements here.

For instance china is "communist" but allows its people a little more breathing room to a point.

That is one way to view the tau, communist, with options to explore...to a point.
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 09:01   #5 (permalink)
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We go on and on about this one.

Personally, I don't really think the Tau are communists. Not at the level of the Empire, anyway. Communism is based on the idea of the workers owning the means of production. It is an economic system intended to forge a classless society. We don't really know enough about the Tau economy to make that claim, but the rigid caste system of the Tau stands in pretty stark contrast to classical Communist ideals. The Eldar are probably closer to Communists if you really stop and consider it.

The Tau form of government is certainly Socialist in its policies, but I would not really call it Communist. It is something that has never really existed among humans, because we inevitably assign social importance based on occupation. There is social stigma attached to being in a less-valued position.

India and Tibet are in Asia, pepsi. :huh: But yeah, I would say that the Tau imagery and style is strongly influenced by Japan and China in different ways. This sets it apart from the Gothic imagery of the Imperium.
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Old 29 Jun 2008, 09:10   #6 (permalink)
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perhaps, but I guess I viewed india with its own culture as opposed to Asia, and viewed it as its own contributor.

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