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Old 03-20-2013, 11:57 AM   #733
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Default Re: EVERYTHING Black Panther - Part 2

Originally Posted by DrCosmic View Post
Nothing to do with the 616 Marvel Universe, but everything to do with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where things start out plausible in the real world, and the history of the MCU doesn't include Wakanda as a super power.

The purpose of Wakanda according to who? Because the original Wakanda, back when BP was a beloved classic Avenger and not a polarizing racial figure, didn't fulfill that purpose. Part of modernizing these characters and bringing the to the big screen is streamlining them, and part of streamlining BP is getting rid of the power-creep retcons that Wakanda has had over the decades. It'd be different if there was some white country that had achieved success without lots of help and trade from non-white countries, but there isn't.
It doesn't matter if no country achieved technological advancement without trade.

That's socio-economic theory that most movie goers won't be concerned with any more than the astrophysics from Thor.

Why would they? Love is not a "why wouldn't?" thing, or else, you would love me, and this conversation would be entirely different.
No it's completely reasonable to counter "why would they love hi-tech Wakanda" with "why wouldn't they love hi-tech Wakanda".

Imagine we were debating Thor before it was released. Someone could ask who would the general audience love a black norse god or the concept and of Asgard. Then "why wouldn't they" would be the correct counter-argument because audiences did end up accepting, if not, loving those concepts.

No country in the world, especially the US, is going to ignore a potential threat. Wakanda, if it was known about, would be all over the news as a terror state and enemy ala Iran. It's not plausible for a super power to go unnoticed, neither is it plausible for it to remain uninvolved while the rest of the world kills the planet. The only way Wakanda could go unnoticed is if, like the other unnoticed African nations, it was not a super power.
I didn't say ignore, I said refuse to acknowledge publicly.

Do you think the CIA publicizes every potential threat against the United States?

How many military coups did the CIA sponsor without public approval or awareness?

Wakanda is tiny compared to Iran or North Korea. Most tiny African countries aren't even a blip on the public's radar regardless of any potentially rogue elements.

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