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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

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    Of course the national Guard generally has their own Commissioning programs and schools, and does not rely upon the standard OCS for it's officers.

    And I bet most of those "Cadets" were already NCOs prior to being tapped for entering their Officer program.

    I have seen the same thing in the Reserves with Warrant Officers. Now in the Active Duty side, when somebody is tapped to become a Warrant, they just continue on until their school date, generally within 3 months. And it is expected that once they finish the schooling and get their bar, they will only return to the unit to check out, getting assigned to a completely different unit.

    In the Reserves, it is different. When a candidate is tapped, it can be 6-12 months until they go to school. And it is also known that once they finish the school they will generally return to the same unit, to fill a Warrant position. So as a form of "frocking", they are given WOC insignia, and are identified as such until they complete their schools.

    These "cadets" are not Warrants yet. They still collect their pay at their actual assigned rank, but are treated as WO1 for the purposes of duty. It also lets the unit fill the position in the TO&E, helping prevent an issue many Reserve units dread. That is having Army Reserve Command assign somebody else to the unit seeing that there is a "Vacancy", even though it actually is in the process of being filled.
    The national guard actually had active soldiers end up there through re enlistment, where they would be cadets and complete x amount of college before being commissioned and being sent back to active duty as a butterbar. However one sergeant from my old unit in 4id did that in the national guard and did not last too long before his rank was sergeant again, he could not stand the officer country club system and his contract stated if he failed to be an officer he simply had to remain in the national guard until the contract expired.

    There was also a pfc from in the national guard, went through the national guard program but succeeded, He was however dumb as a brick but a good hearted person, and atleast smart enough to listen to others around him for input instead of thinking he was gods gift to the military. He got stationed on active duty as well upon commission, while some officers did not, I think it depends on their enlistment terms set by the army on where they need officers more.

    As far as already being nco's most who did the program were, and most failed like the first example, not because they were incapable of completing the program to commission, but that most nco's could not stand the officer run country club mentality, for them it was often like going from living on a farm to joining a snotty rich persons golf or country club. For warrant officers the actual number of nco's joining had a very high success rate over commissioned officers, since warrant officers positions usally if not always require an nco rank first. The one exception that comes to mind for me was a warrant for helicopter pilot, when I was in 4id they would except specialists who were not nco's into the program.
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    This is an excellent team demonstration and treatment by Japan Ground SDF Regular Army Rangers and Ground SDF cadets of NDA in depicting the horrendous situation of rescuing a civilian hostage from terrorists holed up in a building. The building is at the Training Facility and Range of the National Defense Academy which is a part of the Army's Takayama Garrison, Yokosuka.


    Hostage Rescue Public Demonstration by Ranger Team | Japan GSDF Regular Army Rangers

    And Japan NDA Ground SDF Cadets Ranger Qualified | Give The Visiting Public A Good Show

    Public Open House at NDA Takayama Garrison Yokosuka | Training Facility and Range





    The Ranger Team rescuers rappelling the building and entering through windows are a team of Regular Army Rangers and NDA Army cadets qualified as Rangers. The demonstration show is performed with expert skill to the general public as a part of an all day Open House visitation at the Garrison.

    Knowing that the most serious life and death topic has to be treated with care, the hostage is a stuffed gorilla ha and the terrorist is a most entertaining guy hah. The approach was successful as mothers and children got a big bang out of it as we hear by their laughter. Fathers of cadets were quite pleased and proud.

    Rightfully so as the team of regular Army Rangers and qualified Army NDA cadet Ranger rescuers are awfully damned impressive -- and entertaining too. The team exits the building successfully with the stuffed gorilla hostage securely on the back of one of our heroes. Only in Japan methinks. (In SK they'd bring out the dead stuffed terrorist instead -- toss him out through the window...with a knife in the throat. Koreans would cheer and hooorah.)

    Leader of the Ranger Team that includes qualified NDA cadet Rangers is a Regular Army NCO Ranger. Cadets under his leadership and command penetrate the windows to neutralize the pretend terrorist hostage taker. Of the final two Rangers who rappel descend the building wall, the one on our right is a regular Army Ranger and the one on our left is a NDA cadet qualified Ranger. It's easy anyway to spot the cadet qualified Ranger ha because he's the one who gets a mite tangled in detaching his harness ha.

    Very well done indeed by the team of Regular Army Rangers of the Japan GSDF and the Japan NDA Army cadets of GSDF who are already Ranger qualified.
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    This is a meet the players kind of video of USN Rotc at Savannah State University.

    We meet the regular USN cadre starting with the Captain Professor of Naval Science, the CDR XO, the LT who breaks in the midshipmen of years 1 and 2.

    There's the Marine Captain who runs the Marine option and who is a graduate of the program plus the NCO of each Navy and MC cadre. Each one fills us in briefly on who he is and what he does, so we learn about the aspects of the program of study and its operations in a quick survey provided by numerous members of the program at each level.

    A few Middies introduce themselves to say briefly why they're in Naval Rotc and what they're learning. The Midshipman Commanding Officer is already a graduate of Marine Officer Candidate School and he focuses on time management.

    We go off with the Middies to the Naval Rotc Summer at Sea. All in fewer than 10 minutes ha. I was impressed that the video focused on the people of the program, their personalities, motivations, priorities, enthusiasm and eagerness to serve, spoken in their own words and feelings.


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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    The Military Goose Step.

    Russian Military Cadets Demonstrate and Execute the Martial Goose Step in Formal Ceremony. In North Korea also.



    Russian Army Cadets Demonstrate the Slow Goose Step March

    Prevalent in Russian Imperial Martial Tradition and Custom

    And Still Practiced Presently






    The goose step is a special form of military marching step that is usually executed in ceremonial parades of totalitarian countries and in countries with authoritarian rulers. It is done by shoulder to shoulder marching in a closed horizontal formation. The marchers body vibrates while their legs in unison are outstretched stiff and high. Goose-stepping marching troops also produce a distinctive, loud noise on each step.

    Purpose of what's called the piercing goose step is to demonstrate absolute discipline under the ruler and superiority over the enemy. Its origin derives from the Prussian Exerzier concept of the early 19th Century under Friedrich Wilhelm III. After 1945, the goose step was still practiced in East Germany by the National People's Army and called "Exerzierschritt." Its purpose was to preserve Prussian military tradition and to extend it to other member states of the Warsaw Pact. Before 1945, Mussolini adopted the Hitler Nazi model and called it "Passo Romano" which translates as the "Roman Step" of the Italian fascist armed forces.


    In the Soviet Union pre WW II Stalin adopted the model of the Imperial Russian Army goose step. However it was practiced mainly on the anniversary of the October Revolution. Stalin regarded the goose step as more important to learn and practice than actual military field combat training. That is, it was central to Stalin's credenda, ie, the appearance and "feel" of a smart looking and marching armed force. The standard pace of the Exerzierschritt march is 114 paces per minute as practiced in Nazi Germany and 120 ppm under the Soviet Russian regime. Putin continues the Soviet and Stalin goose step and pace of marching.

    In countries such as North Korea, China, Cuba, Belarus or Vietnam, whose military is dominated by the Soviet model, is standard everyday marching. In Chile the goose step is predicated and executed on the historical Prussian-German model.







    This is not practice. It is the real deal in Red Square on the annual May 6 Victory Day Parade and Celebration.


    Russian Army Cadets Flag March | Moscow Military Academy |Victory Day Parade

    Russian Military Goose Step Slow March | Red Square

    Flag of Russian Federation | Flag of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics | The Soviet Union





    The goose step march is extremely strenuous to do. It requires much practice. Practice must be paced over a period of time that alternated the marching and relaxation, rest, recovery. These cadets of Moscow Military Academy quite strain themselves by goose step marching the length of Red Square in Moscow. And they slow step besides. Some marchers find the slow goose step less challenging than fast goose step marching, while other marchers perform better at the regular and faster pace of either 114 paces per minute or the max of 120 ppm. The cadets performing the slow goose step are obviously more suited to this manner of goose step marching.

    Still, viewing a longer video of this scene, as I do, I see that once the cadets reach their destination at the far end of Red Square, they gasp and heave very deep breaths through wide open mouths without ever breaking their position at stiff and formal attention. The goose step march slow or at the regular quick is indeed designed to show extraordinary discipline and a superior strength. And as it has been noted above, it routinely requires marching practice at the expense of combat training and preparations.








    And in North Korea where their Dear Leader likes to write love letters in his spare time.

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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    The Military Goose Step.

    Russian Military Cadets Demonstrate and Execute the Martial Goose Step in Formal Ceremony. In North Korea also.



    Russian Army Cadets Demonstrate the Slow Goose Step March

    Prevalent in Russian Imperial Martial Tradition and Custom

    And Still Practiced Presently


    [video=youtube_share;aB86NY6CGiE]https://youtu.be/aB86NY6CGiE?t=2



    The goose step is a special form of military marching step that is usually executed in ceremonial parades of totalitarian countries and in countries with authoritarian rulers. It is done by shoulder to shoulder marching in a closed horizontal formation. The marchers body vibrates while their legs in unison are outstretched stiff and high. Goose-stepping marching troops also produce a distinctive, loud noise on each step.

    Purpose of what's called the piercing goose step is to demonstrate absolute discipline under the ruler and superiority over the enemy. Its origin derives from the Prussian Exerzier concept of the early 19th Century under Friedrich Wilhelm III. After 1945, the goose step was still practiced in East Germany by the National People's Army and called "Exerzierschritt." Its purpose was to preserve Prussian military tradition and to extend it to other member states of the Warsaw Pact. Before 1945, Mussolini adopted the Hitler Nazi model and called it "Passo Romano" which translates as the "Roman Step" of the Italian fascist armed forces.


    In the Soviet Union pre WW II Stalin adopted the model of the Imperial Russian Army goose step. However it was practiced mainly on the anniversary of the October Revolution. Stalin regarded the goose step as more important to learn and practice than actual military field combat training. That is, it was central to Stalin's credenda, ie, the appearance and "feel" of a smart looking and marching armed force. The standard pace of the Exerzierschritt march is 114 paces per minute as practiced in Nazi Germany and 120 ppm under the Soviet Russian regime. Putin continues the Soviet and Stalin goose step and pace of marching.

    In countries such as North Korea, China, Cuba, Belarus or Vietnam, whose military is dominated by the Soviet model, is standard everyday marching. In Chile the goose step is predicated and executed on the historical Prussian-German model.







    This is not practice. It is the real deal in Red Square on the annual May 6 Victory Day Parade and Celebration.


    Russian Army Cadets Flag March | Moscow Military Academy |Victory Day Parade

    Russian Military Goose Step Slow March | Red Square

    Flag of Russian Federation | Flag of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics | The Soviet Union


    [video=youtube_share;q4NPtpaKJFw]https://youtu.be/q4NPtpaKJFw?t=242


    The goose step march is extremely strenuous to do. It requires much practice. Practice must be paced over a period of time that alternated the marching and relaxation, rest, recovery. These cadets of Moscow Military Academy quite strain themselves by goose step marching the length of Red Square in Moscow. And they slow step besides. Some marchers find the slow goose step less challenging than fast goose step marching, while other marchers perform better at the regular and faster pace of either 114 paces per minute or the max of 120 ppm. The cadets performing the slow goose step are obviously more suited to this manner of goose step marching.

    Still, viewing a longer video of this scene, as I do, I see that once the cadets reach their destination at the far end of Red Square, they gasp and heave very deep breaths through wide open mouths without ever breaking their position at stiff and formal attention. The goose step march slow or at the regular quick is indeed designed to show extraordinary discipline and a superior strength. And as it has been noted above, it routinely requires marching practice at the expense of combat training and preparations.


    And in North Korea where their Dear Leader likes to write love letters in his spare time.

    [video=youtube_share;7ohj6Qbe-Qk]https://youtu.be/7ohj6Qbe-Qk?t=127
    The Goose step actually started in the early to mid 1700s in Prussia. By 1800 it had already spread to the Russian Empire.

    It saw great imitation after the 1870 Franco-Prussian war when many countries from Asia, Latin America, Africa modernized their military along the "Prussian" design. Nationalist China had the largest single goose-stepping military due to 1920s German advisers.
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Fledermaus View Post
    The Goose step actually started in the early to mid 1700s in Prussia. By 1800 it had already spread to the Russian Empire.

    It saw great imitation after the 1870 Franco-Prussian war when many countries from Asia, Latin America, Africa modernized their military along the "Prussian" design. Nationalist China had the largest single goose-stepping military due to 1920s German advisers.
    While "Nationalist China" -- Taiwan Republic of China -- is moving increasingly toward the USA structure of military rank, ROC Army continue to use the rank system of the German Army. It derives from the Era of Sino-Germany Cooperation, 1919-1939.

    That's only 20 years and it is called an era as the term indicates a great impact of Germany on China. Germany got copious raw materials from China while the KMT government got industrial expertise and military advisers. Hence the German influence on the Nationalist military that continued until Mao in 1949 and continues somewhat into the present ROC Taiwan Army in particular.

    One example is the rank system. A colonel in the Taiwan ROC Army advances to major general (1 star) as there isn't any officer rank of brigadier general (you know these ranks but not every reader knows 'em). By the USA military structure, a colonel (O-6) advances to brigadier general (O-7) which is one star and has that title.

    The USA general officer rank construct is a common one around the world. From brigadier general one star our guys go to major general two stars. Then LTGen 3 stars and General 4 stars. Five star general of the armies is a rank associated with WW II generals that we didn't use before then and haven't used since (5-star was awarded posthumously to Washington, Grant among a few others such as Pershing who died after WW II). Most militaries don't have 4 star rank which was developed by the USA because of its many complex structures, systems, organization and so on that need a highly specialized general officer of the highest rank for standing with other forces, respect, clout and so on.

    In Taiwan the colonel goes to maj-gen and gets one star. Next in Taiwan is LTGen which is two stars. General is 3 stars and that's it. The same is true in Japan, PRC, and throughout the region to include most of the world. Taiwan has two general officer ranks it doesn't use any more, Senior General which is 4 stars and Generalissimo which is 5 stars and was held only by Chiang Kai Shek who appointed himself it ha. Our guys at Pentagon and military romantics such as the late Stephen Ambrose loved to call Chiang the G-MO.
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Taiwan armed forces normally and typically march the American way, ie, walk at attention in 30 inch strides, arms moving 9 inches to the front and 6 inches to the rear from the seam of the trousers. Sometimes Taiwan forces used to vary, using a modified goose step passing in review on high occasions only, such as the inaugural parade of a new president, retirement of a general/admiral.

    In 2003 the Taiwan general staff terminated the goose step in formal parades. Hasn't been done formally since then by ROC armed forces to include of course cadets. So the big parade video below, from 1996, is an instance of when the Taiwan cadet forces and regular armed forces used to goose step during the pass in review mostly.

    The German influence on the Taiwan military remains prominent in the brass band. On Taiwan the Army brass band is a mix of classic; it's European, it's Prussian and it is German. There's a lot of blast band in the Taiwan ones. The one includes below for instance has two ranks of trumpets and bugles, prominent cymbal sounds, pounding bass drums, the high metal pitch of a mass of brass instruments. I put a Taiwan Army brass band in the thread at post #58 and reset it here for convenience. It's a large band that marches at the max of 120 ppm and it's of the Army NCO Academy, if you or others might recall.

    We see this blast band in its Taiwan-adapted style established by Chiang Kai Shek as he loved blast bands, er, brass bands. We also see the fundamentally American marching style -- and uniform -- of the nearly 1000 corps of Army NCO academy cadets who who march in the video below.

    On Sundays (only) the Army NCO Academy cadets have to march for their dinner ha. On Sundays the 4-year academy cadets of engineering enjoy a fine and bountiful dinner at the former dining hall of the General Staff and HQ (located on the same post as the academy). Dining is with white linen cloths, soft live music, fine plates and flatware, hustling servers, guest girls from a nearby girls school. Not too shabby eh. It's much welcomed by cadets who have growling empty stomachs ha after a long haul of marching to get there from the new main NCO academy campus on the other side of the post. Then they have to march it off together to get back ha.


    Below is a vid of Taiwan academy cadets of all services (and regular forces) doing a Taiwan styled goose step in the pass in review of the inaugural parade of Lee Teng-hui Wei who became the first popularly elected president of the republic. So for that inauguration in 1996 the ROC armed forces put on the dog ha. Except for this application of a highly styled localized goose step at the review platform the marching was the regular, normal, usual.





    Taiwan applies the model of Japan as does China and most countries of the region by leading important parades with their corps of cadets from the major government service academies. We can hear the PA narrator saying in English the cadets lead: Army, Navy, Air Force academy respectively -- a representative battalion of each.

    It's the max rate of 120 ppm as it's a pretty long parade ha. The Army BN in the lead begins goose stepping as the general commander of troops peels off to our left to position his jeep to observe the parade as it passes the review platform, which as many here know is SOP almost everywhere. The tune is of course the signature tune of the Taiwan armed forces, March of Free China.







    For convenience and for anyone who might be interested, here's the Taiwan ROC Army NCO Academy cadet corps marching to dinner led by the razzmatazz blast band of their own which is one of the best brass bands of the Taiwan armed forces cadets or regular, if not the best. The American marching manner and doctrine of the cadet corps and its 21 companies is also evident as they make their approach to the dining hall and march into it. This video is originally in my post #58 of the thread.

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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    I happened upon this Cecil B. DeMille kind of production that grabbed my attention so I'm going ahead to just post it rather than to think of it for a posting at some point sooner or later. Ridley Scott productions and those of Michael Bay also come to mind here ha. Errol Flynn as Captain Blood would quite complement the show in this Canada Sea Cadets vid.

    Who knew Nova Scotia Sea Cadets Corps has a band bigger than the Canadian Navy itself ha. Or so one could think as my eyeball count of the members of this band is 180 players and leaders. Given it's my eyeball count I'm just going ahead to say 200 cadets in this first rate band. Methinks also the cadet chief of band likely became a fleet admiral the following week for his ability to lead and command a huge force.

    The Massed Bands and the mass of Acadia Sea Cadet graduates of Summer Training Camp fill the screen along with the very outstanding Sea Cadets Guards Company and its array of flags. It's a pass in review that should have more camera time for the excellent Guards and Colours but who's complaining cause I'm not -- neither would anyone listen if I were ha. Biased as I am toward Guards. In Sea Cadets of UK and Commonwealth, Guard is a program specialty, as well it should be as we can see by their high quality in each instance in each place, always.


    HMCS Acadia Canada Sea Cadet Corps Graduation Ceremony

    Cornwallis Nova Scotia March Past Only

    With Huge Sea Cadet Massed Bands (Composite Band)





    The Guard Company is large also to include its many flags. The pass in review includes a company of graduating Sea Cadets physically hauling a couple of artillery pieces, small as they are. One is literally a cannon while the other piece is the Boer War era gun we saw during a Canada Sea Cadet performance of the finale of the 1812 Grand Overture at the spectacularly set Comox Summer Training Camp in B.C.

    Quality of the marching platoons varies ha. Most of the cadet platoons march respectably enough, a few excel while a couple of 'em should be denied food and water until they figure out left from right ha.

    The first piece of music I don't know. The 2nd piece is for the Guard Company and colours pass in review and it is the standard tune of the Guards of UK and Commonwealth Sea Cadets and regular forces guard companies, Heart of Oak. The band also plays this tune for its own pass in review. There's another tune in it I don't know either.
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    This is a well paced ceremony conducted by the Canadian Sea Cadets of Cornwallis Nova Scotia where it's more than apparent they absorb seafaring by osmosis. Probably born with it or so it could seem.

    I also reiterate ha Cecil B. DeMille would likely be right at home there in these rather spectacular performances we get from the HMRC Acadia Sea Cadet Corps of Ye Olde Towne of Annapolis Royal at its historic Fort Anne.

    The first thing we see emerging from the tunnel passageway is a platoon of sea cadets hauling one of the two 12-pounder field artillery pieces onto the field. Then the second platoon of course. They give us a 21 simulated round salute during the Tribute To The Fallen in the Finale of the ceremony.

    Then comes the Guard Company of two platoons and Massed Colors. And of course the very good band, led by its baton spinning and flipping leader. The colours are the flags of the 11 provinces and the national standard. The Guard Company fires its own 3 volleys of simulated blank rounds later too, during the finale which is a tribute to the prior generations in wars.


    Canada Sea Cadets of HMCS Acadia | Ceremony of the Flags

    Sunset Tattoo | Fort Anne | Annapolis Royal Towne | Nova Scotia

    Band, Guard Company, Massed Flags, Artillery Company 12-Pounder Guns Salute





    I'd mention what many of us know, ie, marching in the grass is always a challenge, which is not particularly knowable to the uninitiated. Yet hauling field artillery is more than a challenge -- it's strenuous. Still it's good training ha and this is true for sea cadets especially.

    On the review platform is the premier of Nova Scotia, the Queen's lieutenant governor general, chief of Canadian Sea Cadet Corps and several petit june fille in gowns of pink and white. Acadia Sea Cadets and the town of Annapolis Royal host an annual royal international tattoo at Fort Anne which is a good draw and event. Units participate from several countries to include the USAF Ceremonial Guard Drill Team from Washington DC. There's a parade of the tall ships around Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.


    Program:

    March On
    Guard, Colors and Band Marching and Maneuvering Demonstration
    3 Volleys of simulated blank rounds by the Guards Company
    21 Gun Salute by Field Artillery Company
    Salute To The Fallen: Hymn, Faith of Our Fathers
    Naval Hymn
    God Save the Queen
    Oh Canada


    Pass in Review
    Music: March of the Cadets; Heart of Oak
    Units:
    Guard Platoon A
    Massed Colors
    Guard Platoon B
    Field Artillery Companies A & B
    Band
    March Off
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    re: [W:383]Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    This entry comes from the department of I wish I would have come across 'em together, ie, the two videos in the same place at the same time. I refer to the two videos of course, one of which is already in scrolling. Yet they are fraternal twins.

    It's the identical martial music in two different settings. There's the March of the Flags by Russian Army Senior Cadets in Red Square that has instrumental martial music only. It's fairly dramatic to include the goose stepping at the slow pace.

    Then there is the Russian Army Chorus and Concert Band at an outdoor park singing the words to the identical martial tune. The name of the tune played identically in each video is The Sacred War, which refers of course to World War II. The Russians of the Soviet Union were our allies in the war of course, as were the British and the French -- the 4 formal allies to whom the Germans surrendered on May 6, 1945 (more than once ha as we know).


    Martial Lyrics In English Subtitles To Russian #1 Patriotic Song: The Sacred War

    Russian Army Chorus and Concert Band Outdoor In the Park Performance









    Instrumental Martial Music Only To Russian #1 Patriotic Tune: The Sacred War

    Played By Massed Military Bands in Red Square Moscow

    During Goosestepping Slow March of the Flags by Russian Army Senior Cadets







    The martial music is dramatic and powerful enough yet the resonate and deep Russian voices of the Army Chorus with the music is worth a listen. So here they are. We can play 'em separately or play 'em simultaneously, with only sound of the the chorus voices and powerful tune as the cadets goosestep in their slow step the length of Red Square with the eyes of Russia upon them.

    Some of the patriotically rousing lyrics -- presented in English subtitles -- should be of some interest to us. On the one hand there's this:

    Let noble wrath
    boil over like a wave
    This the people's war
    A Sacred War!



    Yet there's this about the Nazis:
    Rotten fascist vermin
    scum of humanity



    The allies weren't too generous to say the least in our portrayal of the fascist enemy across each ocean during the world wars. For us however most if not almost all of that is in the past popular culture. Russia however seems to be one of those Old World timeless places that never forgets. And grinds on about it. China is not much different either btw and in certain ways they may be worse than the Russians.
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