An army in retreat should destroy bridges behind it. How destructive is war. How profitable for arms manufacturers and construction firms. After SM Stirling's Change, the Rangers sabotage a bridge about to be used by Protectorate troops. This is unfortunately necessary but think of the labor necessary to rebuild bridges post-Change. No more profitable construction contracts.
As soon as the Rangers attack the Protectorate troops, the collared laborers of the Protectorate immediately turn on the troops. This is sufficient proof that the Protectorate must be overthrown as quickly as possible. It is an enjoyable read but I hope to read further and reach narratives about the rebuilding of America after the worst dictators have been overthrown?
Definitely the last post for March, folks. I expect to read some comments on these last few posts.