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Lets say that right now the Great Crusade was going on in our universe. Tomorrow Earth will be discovered by some Space Marine Legion.

1. What do you think our worlds response would be to the request for compliance?

2. What legion would you want to have our world be discovered by?


I feel that our nations would comply rather quickly. We would realize that we cannot even compete with them in terms of military so I do feel that we would comply.

As for which legion I'd want to be found by, I'm not too sure. I know I would not want to be found by World Eaters or Night Lords, but as for which one would be best I have no clue. Ultramarines?
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I think the response would be rather mixed. I'd heavily enjoy seeing North Korea wiped off the face of the Earth for dissent though. I would hope most nations would see how suicidal it would be to even think of resisting, though even if we did, it would be a terrifyingly short resistance, one I would very much not be taking part in.

Legion wise. If this is all pre-Heresy, without any hindsight of which Legions will turn, then pretty much any of them bar the World Eaters, Night Lords and perhaps the Death Guard as well. I think the Salamanders or Ultramarines would probably be the most ideal though, both being very particular on helping the planets they conquered as opposed to moving swiftly on and leaving it all for the Army to handle.
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Certain portions of the world would left unscathed. The likes of the Middle East, parts of Africa, South East Asia, USA and South America (basically where religion has a huge impact on every day life) would however facing a shitload of Imperial aggression.

As for which legion: Salamanders, hands down. The most civilised and humble of all the Legions.

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The Word Bearers would have a field day with us, in either a good or horrifying way. On the one hand, they manage to convince all the dominant religions that their God, is in fact the Emperor. On the other hand, none of the religions accept this, and the Word Bearers shit hits the proverbial fan, and a huge swathe of the world is swiftly annihilated in a excessive amount of bolter rounds, fiery death and mass chanting, before the Pope can finish saying 'Ame- Oh my fucking god! I am literally on fucking fire, fuck, fuck, fuck!".
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Ultramarines no question.

Guilliman's goal was to create prosperous worlds for the Imperium, not conqured husks. Civilian casualties would be kept to a minimum and once compliance was achieved they'd spend time improving our technology and infrastructure etc. It would also be nice to become part of the Ultramar empire and come under Ultramarine protection.

That's assuming of course we submit. I'd like to think rationality would prevail but who knows what sheer human pig headedness and emotion could do. For our entire history we've fought each other over disputes of sovereignty and control.

I think it would depend on how they approached us.

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The bible belt would have a very, very..... very bad series of days, or day, depending on how efficient the preverbal reality ban-hammer is.

If I could cherry pick who I wanted to get the honor of rolf-stomping us, I would choose between the Salamanders, Ultramarines or the Blood Angels, in that order. Probably be looking at the smallest number of civilian deaths that way, or at least I would hope. Luna Wolves probably wouldn't be too bad; before Horus went bat shit, he was reasonably opposed to senseless slaughter, which would tend to be a plus for me. Really, I would want to avoid any of the other future traitor legions like the damn plague. Not a nice group of people, them.

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Short answer best case scenario I'm moving to Canada the second there's reports of 2 meter tall super men in armor, or someone flipping a tank, or people with flashlights. America "We were founded by jesus to drink mountain dew and shoot shit and no ALIEN is going to tell me other wise" then we get bombed back to the pre-stonage if we are lucky.

Any legion except the traitor legions.

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I don't think the contest would be as one sided as all of you think, unless they use orbital bombardment.

If we are facing a single legion or a portion of a single legion the we would have pretty good options. Some of our tech is significantly better than that of the imperium, especially our tank technology and terrestrial aircraft.

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I don't think so. Bear in mind the kind of stuff we are dealing with here.

The majority of our soldiers weapons won't touch a legionary in power armour. Don't forget we are fighting people attacking us from space. We have never faced that.

Orbital cannons, drop pods, las weapons that punch holes in any armour we own.

If we were non-compliant (I fucking hope we would be) then Ultramarines Fists, Salamanders and Blood Angels in that order.

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I don't think the contest would be as one sided as all of you think, unless they use orbital bombardment.

If we are facing a single legion or a portion of a single legion the we would have pretty good options. Some of our tech is significantly better than that of the imperium, especially our tank technology and terrestrial aircraft.
There's already been heavy threads on this before, so I'll try not to derail this too much. But even before combat is initiated, how do you think the world will fair, when all of a sudden, no communication satellites exist, or any satellites at all for that matter. That alone would cause instant mass manic and confusion as no Army would be able to effectively communicate internally, never mind to make a unified world effort. Then all our world leaders are dead, our main command centres destroyed along with everyone in them, all our airfields are also gone as well. All of which could be achieved without orbital bombardment. So they already have air superiority, then have means to communicate effectively, when we don't, they can rapidly redeploy to any location on the planet. This could all be done by a chapter quite easily, never mind an entire Legion. Then start factoring in the potential presence of a Primarch, Titan Legions, the orbital bombardment people always want to try and forget about, and we are very clearly screwed.

Seriously, I struggle to take anyone seriously who thinks we could even make a roadblock to the bulldozer that would the Legions. It's just naive to even begin to think we wouldn't be massacred in a war.
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