Originally Posted by VisionOn
Eh, not that silly. Have you seen the number of executions that militia gangs and cartels perform within their own ranks? The Mafia never had a problem with it either and yet they don't seem to have a problem with recruitment.
Fear and power are easy traits to manipulate soldiers with.
Not to mention in terms of the show as I said earlier, mutiny is only possible when you have a leader to create one. Up until the show delivers a suitable candidate to rally behind nobody from Ultra will be jumping ship only to be hunted down.
Except those who rule by fear of death usually get overthrown eventually. You can only do so much banging a saber on a podium before people get sick of being oppressed.
You can't keep people in line with fear. You have to give them something they otherwise wouldn't have. Be their source of food. Make sure the trains run on time. Make sure there's plenty of toilet paper in the stores. Promote national pride - which can get the public to support the removal of a few million of their fellow countrymen who obviously are a threat to the nation. If you're not their friend, you're the people's enemy.
Then, keep yourself sane. Once you tip over the edge, you're an easy target to be overthrown. Next thing you know, you're putting a bullet in your head in a bunker, you being captured in a spider hole.