3 Gorges Dam

Say it got nooked. How bad would it really be? Obviously a lot of civilians would die if it had a catastrophic failure. But what about domestic industry and military capability, just how badly would that be effected?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t there a general on 4chan about this or did it get retired

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck if I know, I don't go there often

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the morons there thought that stiching artifacts from the satellite photo imagery was deflection on the dam

      I wouldn't take anything in that thread as plausible

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        dam is in fact made of prebuild blocks poured over with concrete. that is inferior and lass safe way of building anything

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Man, dumb times for 'em.
        Dumber yet today, I'm sure.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        A nuke would still do it, but I’ve seen enough Chinese construction catastrophically fail to rule out it just imploding on its own.

        70 million people live downstream of the thing, it’d be an absolute disaster

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The one from a year or so ago? I assume it died out for the Ukraine one since those generals tend to attract the "next big thing" groups.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    there would be a blast the size of a nuclear explosion and the dam would be impacted. Other things would also probably be impacted.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you nuke the Gorges my apartment building won’t be underwater anymore

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't even need to nuke it. Blow two or three dams above it and that's all she wrote.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like 3 times the work

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It isn't. Dams upriver are easier targets.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yep, nukes are great and all but dumping a rivers worth of water at it is far more destructive. If you popped the right ones it would just cascade all the way through the river and fuck up like a third of the country

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So you mean that a freak flash flood caused by higher than average rainfall could trigger a landslide upriver, which could in turn trigger a freshwater tsunami of sorts, that would cause the dam to crack and fail, killing tens of millions in a few minutes? Wew.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_Banqiao_Dam_failure

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              god wills it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Nukes can take the tops off mountains, water will remove it all, never underestimate the power of water

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                So you mean that a freak flash flood caused by higher than average rainfall could trigger a landslide upriver, which could in turn trigger a freshwater tsunami of sorts, that would cause the dam to crack and fail, killing tens of millions in a few minutes? Wew.

                Yep, nukes are great and all but dumping a rivers worth of water at it is far more destructive. If you popped the right ones it would just cascade all the way through the river and fuck up like a third of the country

                just need 6 open mana

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    About 400 million would be affected by it, I think that might be on the lower side of estimated though.

    It's not a question of if it will fail, but when.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of people will die and then even more will die from the obliteration of the domestic logistic chains in a country that is already critically dependent on imports as it is.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It would be the largest mass casualty event this side of that one volcano explosion that almost erased humankind, the population downstream is huge, the population that would suffer short term collateral is huger, the population that depends on the power, the stability on the Yagtze or simply the affected areas and people is gargantuan. It would bump Chinese as the most populous country down in a matter of weeks. The humanitarian crisis and economic collapse would be horrendous on all of the Eurasian landmass. Corpses and trash would keep floating to beaches all over the pacific for a decade.

    I look forward to it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also will look forward to the CCP (or what remains of it) trying to tell the more remote Chinese regions that nothing happened.

      But an event like that would mean nuclear retaliation against America. Doesn't even have to be the US, they'd probably do it anyways in a "ah fuck it anyways" move.
      Meaning there will be a nuclear fireworks aftershow party in China. Let's hope Russia has been denuclearized until then and China's nukes can all be shot down.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I look forward to it.
      I don't get it, what have the Chinese done so far to engender this level of vitriol?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nothing, it's just that western cucks don't like it when another player enters their game and beats them abiding by the rules they made to favour themselves. They hate it when that happens, this is no exception, thing is the success story of China won't stop here, we will live to see the western cucks on their knees begging for mercy.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          stop replying to yourself wumao

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You seem to have just as much of a chip on your shoulder as do those who post malicious anti-Chinese stuff.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >malicious anti Chinese stuff
            You see the shit the Chinese say in offical announcements or state run media?
            The Chinese are some of the most malicious and petty people out there.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >official announcements or state run media
              They are usually quite careful in the Chinese media not to say anything too inflammatory about foreign countries as it may run contrary to whatever diplomatic aims the government might have at the time. Chinese journalists have become essentially self-censoring.

              >The Chinese are some of the most malicious and petty people out there
              A lot of them still have the mentality that China is a helpless victim (which is becoming ever less realistic as China develops), and so they can be quite nationalistic/jingoistic as a result, but I see that same attitude in US and Western posters here more, which is disappointing. It seems that there's no reason for such antagonism on either side here on this board, as China and the US seem so far from any actual conflict.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                > They are usually quite careful in the Chinese media not to say anything too inflammatory about foreign countries as it may run contrary to whatever diplomatic aims the government
                Nah
                >mocks India during the worst wave of covid they had in 2021
                >Advocating shooting down the 3rd most important person in the US government for visiting a island the CCP has never controlled
                >Talking about firing ballistic missiles at Australia
                >Calling country’s “gum under chinas shoe”
                The reason they say shit like this is because it plays well with the domestic audience

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >plays well with the domestic audience
                It does, as it does in most countries, and it's allowed in China so long as the government permits it, which it does on a case by case basis (unsanctioned opinions or protests against foreign countries are not encouraged e.g. 2012 anti Japanese protests which the Chinese gov suppressed). Any spontaneous opinions or social movements not initiated and controlled by the government are quickly stamped on in China, if the gov wants to improve relations with a given country, the media will quickly toe the line and no further defamatory comments would be permitted.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >but I see that same attitude in US and Western posters here more, which is disappointing. It seems that there's no reason for such antagonism on either side here on this board, as China and the US seem so far from any actual conflict
                First of all, the only thing noguns deserve is a nuclear Holocaust.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          > Nothing, it's just that western cucks don't like it when another player enters their game and beats them abiding by the rules they made to favour themselves. They hate it when that happens, this is no exception, thing is the success story of China won't stop here, we will live to see the western cucks on their knees begging for mercy.

          It's not just Westerners who hate the CCP, cuck.
          Most of Europe kisses China's ass, and so does the business elite in the US.
          There's people all around the world that hates China, especially its neighbors.
          Every single day there's more and more people that hates China.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          We'll be on our knees so we can look you in the those beady little eyes for once, Chang.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the only thing i can say for sure is that, barring if it was nuked, this really makes me want to get my shit together and get some scuba diving gear and lessons. Imagine going out on a clandestine boat with some buddies and diving for literal 21st century sunken chinese treasures. even if it was a tactical nuke that sealed the deal, how dangerous would that render scuba treasure diving?

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i would spend at least 2 or 3 works jerking off

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      thats going to happen no matter what

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's a gravity dam. It's indestructible.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your mom’s ass is a gravity dam.
      But she got her ass destroyed last night anyways.
      Curious.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The end of China as a civilization, not simply from the direct effects but from the economic and demographic knock on effects.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Single largest deathtoll in han history from one event I'm guessing (counting for max capacity flooding down stream)

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >But what about domestic industry and military capability, just how badly would that be effected?
    i would not worry about it.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been reading that China's housing bubble is even worse than America's because of the way they lend money for the houses.

    Similarly, I've read that their 1 child policy is soon to cause a population decline within the relevant age group.

    I'm not certain that China is in any way shape or form a model of stability as it is. This probably makes them more dangerous, not less.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they're also currently sick and tired from covid restrictions and many chinese abroad are wondering why xi is seemingly going for a slow suicide option for the country
      I think the belt and road initiative could become something nice in the not so far future given the current russian collapse tho

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's hard to predict with a country like China, who knows how bad things really are. Five years ago I would have said that the US was fucked (military aside), but out of all the big players they still seem to be on top.
      More than those points I would say that Covid really fucked over the image of China as a reliable partner for manufacturing. Big corps were hoping in capturing the massive chinese market for all kinds of things (movies, airplanes, car, etc), but I don't think it's going to plan, and when China just steals your IP, strangles all logistics and become increasingly expensive and authoritarian, maybe it's time to pack up shop.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        [...]
        Let me explain to you how FUCKED the Chinese economy is.

        First things first: only 2% of Chinese citizens pay any taxes. That's right. Only 2%. 24 million Chinese taxpayers, that's it. That's a TINY revenue base for a nation of that size.
        Another source of revenue is the CCP leasing away land rather than selling it. But here is the thing: the developers... straight up won't pay. They go by "oh well the houses are there already and populated. The CCP won't dare to make them homeless and tear down the houses!" So the CCP also sees jackshit from it. While officially China's debt burden is just 70% of their GDP, this is just because the CCP sells off their debt to private banks (just kidding lol they are still government controlled) to hide the debt burden.

        So the economy just keeps running by virtue in the Chinese people THINKING the economy is fine. The moment they figure out it's not fine, they are fucking done.

        This also explains the CCP's obsession with economic growth: you see you need taxes to actually regulate your economy. You can't exactly lower taxes to incentivize the economy when nobody pays taxes in the first place. Neither can you raise taxes to combat inflation either. They have ZERO tools to ever deal with hard economic times. It also partly explains why the Yuan is barely traded in foreign market even though China is the 2nd largest economy: the CCP wants to retain 100% control over the exchange rate.

        "Day X" WILL come. As long as there is peace and stability that day can be many decades away. But every day of instability and lowering growth that day inches forward a bit more.

        This is the way China's corruption works... compared to Russia's overt nature, China's corruption is based on just hiding it behind seemingly legitimate businesses. The entire country is basically just a huge pyramid or ponzi scheme, where the Russian economy is just classic mafia style theft.

        I’m not one of those “CHINA WILL COLLAPSE IN TWO WEEKS” retards but I like to think of China as a huge dam made of dirt. Fragile and prone to overflowing if left unattended. The CCP is competent enough to identify any leaks the dam might have but instead of plugging it in with concrete or steel or even just remaking the entire dam out of a stronger material, they just plug in more dirt and just hope it works for now. The CCP knows this, and they know that they can’t keep it up forever, but their society is based entirely on “harmony”, meaning that as long as the population at large remains ignorant of the reality of the situation, than no major upheavals will take place. Not to mention, the Chinese economy is literally to big to fail. Them collapsing would have worldwide ramifications.
        Chang is a smart bastard, but they’re also arrogant. Literally “graph goes up=good” the country.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is most western economies as well you know. The more you learn the more fucked you realise everyone is.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Similarly, I've read that their 1 child policy is soon to cause a population decline within the relevant age group
      Then you're a colossal retard and you're just shitposting. They haven't had a 1 child policy for fucking YEARS.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >They haven't had a 1 child policy for fucking YEARS.
        It ended in 2015.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, exactly. Years.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >40 years of stunted population growth
            >yeah but they got rid of it 7 years ago

            Sorry to reply with an "achtually" but it ended in 2016 and was replaced with a two child limit. When that failed I think they either raised it to 3 or removed it altogether

            >Sorry to reply with an "achtually" but it ended in 2016 and was replaced with a two child limit.
            Eh same difference

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            still hasnt done anything to their demographics.
            people dont want to have kids when theyre uncertain about their own futures, who knew.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sorry to reply with an "achtually" but it ended in 2016 and was replaced with a two child limit. When that failed I think they either raised it to 3 or removed it altogether

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            it's a cluster fuck, the city folk don't breed that much and rural and developing areas which could fuel the next gen and actually control some of the hellscape cities by allowing it to expand out are actively being extorted by the state family planning bureau to pay for the privlage of extra kids but sometimes the paperwork doesn't go through and when that happens your kid doesn't fucking exist. Can't go to school, can't travel outside their city, can't get on a train, can't get a driver's licence, can't get a job. I don't think there a ton of these cases but it would make anyone question starting a family of more than two

            You yknow that doesn't actually fix the damage right? It takes like a century or more to fix a demographic shift like that. By cancelling the policy you don't magically generate all the people who would have been born in those generations, meaning the unbalanced generations you created with your policy persist untill they literally age to death.

            The Chinese will genetically engineer catgirls to solve the population problem but it will lead to their demise and end the reign of the Han and they will become the Nyan

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >they will become the Nyan
              GOD PLEASE.
              ELON MUSK, IDGAF, WHOEVER.
              BRING ME THE NYAN

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Having a one child policy hasn't been necessary for years, their birthrate had already practically tanked. The effect of the one child policy was to create a population cliff like... 30 years ago, that there's no recovering from.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        But they also only had one child per 2 parents with an assload of sex selection for 60 years. The half the population in China will be over 60 by 2030 with 2/3rds being actually geriatric by 2050. And all that girl aborting means that there are as many as 40 million more men than women in China right now. And it’s not like they started breeding like rabbits 8 years ago, as the Chinese economy has made it almost impossible to have a stable family.

        That’s absolutely fucked

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Then you're a colossal retard and you're just shitposting. They haven't had a 1 child policy for fucking YEARS.
        check births per woman retard, check ration of man to woman moron

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >They haven't had a 1 child policy for fucking YEARS.
        yes and?
        The cultural legacy remains and people are still not having kids.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You yknow that doesn't actually fix the damage right? It takes like a century or more to fix a demographic shift like that. By cancelling the policy you don't magically generate all the people who would have been born in those generations, meaning the unbalanced generations you created with your policy persist untill they literally age to death.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the one child policy got repealed 7 years ago
        >that somehow means that hundreds of millions of 20 and 30 year olds have spawned into existence
        even funnier is that a few months ago china admitted that they over-counted their population by about 200 million people - and guess what: those 200 million chinese weren't evenly distributed among the population. it's mostly young women. pic related: the part in purple basically doesn't exist according to the ccp. their projection of a 1.6 fertility rate is probably closer to 1.3 in reality. 1.6 is bad, 1.3 a catastrophe.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they're also currently sick and tired from covid restrictions and many chinese abroad are wondering why xi is seemingly going for a slow suicide option for the country
      I think the belt and road initiative could become something nice in the not so far future given the current russian collapse tho

      It's hard to predict with a country like China, who knows how bad things really are. Five years ago I would have said that the US was fucked (military aside), but out of all the big players they still seem to be on top.
      More than those points I would say that Covid really fucked over the image of China as a reliable partner for manufacturing. Big corps were hoping in capturing the massive chinese market for all kinds of things (movies, airplanes, car, etc), but I don't think it's going to plan, and when China just steals your IP, strangles all logistics and become increasingly expensive and authoritarian, maybe it's time to pack up shop.

      Let me explain to you how FUCKED the Chinese economy is.

      First things first: only 2% of Chinese citizens pay any taxes. That's right. Only 2%. 24 million Chinese taxpayers, that's it. That's a TINY revenue base for a nation of that size.
      Another source of revenue is the CCP leasing away land rather than selling it. But here is the thing: the developers... straight up won't pay. They go by "oh well the houses are there already and populated. The CCP won't dare to make them homeless and tear down the houses!" So the CCP also sees jackshit from it. While officially China's debt burden is just 70% of their GDP, this is just because the CCP sells off their debt to private banks (just kidding lol they are still government controlled) to hide the debt burden.

      So the economy just keeps running by virtue in the Chinese people THINKING the economy is fine. The moment they figure out it's not fine, they are fucking done.

      This also explains the CCP's obsession with economic growth: you see you need taxes to actually regulate your economy. You can't exactly lower taxes to incentivize the economy when nobody pays taxes in the first place. Neither can you raise taxes to combat inflation either. They have ZERO tools to ever deal with hard economic times. It also partly explains why the Yuan is barely traded in foreign market even though China is the 2nd largest economy: the CCP wants to retain 100% control over the exchange rate.

      "Day X" WILL come. As long as there is peace and stability that day can be many decades away. But every day of instability and lowering growth that day inches forward a bit more.

      This is the way China's corruption works... compared to Russia's overt nature, China's corruption is based on just hiding it behind seemingly legitimate businesses. The entire country is basically just a huge pyramid or ponzi scheme, where the Russian economy is just classic mafia style theft.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not quite correct. The leases are paid for. The developers pay them when they "buy" the land from the local authorities. The problems are that a lot of the land purchases are made with money that was loaned to the developers by financial institutions controlled by the government. On top of that, due to the way that real estate companies were valued, instead of finishing construction projects they'd take the money from preselling housing, and put that on their balance sheets to secure more loans and buy more property. Basically the local governments were handing out money to be handed back to them, and the real estate companies never bothered to finish building which, combined with real estate being seen primarily as an investment rather than for living, a bunch of on-paper growth and revenue that didn't actually result in anything tangible. The real issue regarding the leases is when areas are redeveloped. Those leases have already been paid, but the leases are only valid for ~70 years and everything going back to the start of modern China is expiring. Who pays for the new leases is a massive question considering the explosive growth in Chinese property values, the high debt ratios of Chinese developers, and the fragility of real estate market.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Some construction company is going to blow the Three Gorges Dam, so the country collapses in order to avoid paying its loans.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            what is the over under that a garden gnome works for the chinese construction company is in debt & going to blow the Three Gorges Dam, so the country collapses in order to avoid paying its loans.

            Reminds me of 9/11 and garden gnomes taking out insurance policies right b4

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              This. We all wank to the idea another country doing it, but in reality, it's someone inside the country looking to get away scot-free of loans and debt.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                there is a solution. all garden gnomes from all nations must return to israel. garden gnomes are not welcomed in any nation except israel and will lose their citizenship in all nations.

                Not only is some garden gnome in china looking to get away with scott free loans they are working with other gov groups to blow up that dam!

                also a lot of people from ancient villages in china got displaced thanks to the 3 gorges dam which enforces gnomish usury and hegemoney across the world.
                good riddance to that POS

                fuck morons fuck garden gnomes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >So the economy just keeps running by virtue in the Chinese people THINKING the economy is fine. The moment they figure out it's not fine, they are fucking done.
        So you are saying Chinese are WH40K orcs the create reality through sheer belief. Makes sense

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          to be fair that's how all fiat currency works

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, Chinese economics just takes everything insane and poisonous about modern economics to it's logical extreme.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I too follow peter zeihan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Property is hilariously bad mainly because the subjects of the CCP basically aren’t allowed to own much of anything else.
      No stocks, (that are worth anything)
      No bitcoin
      No gold

      So in order to even attempt “investing” they have to buy property.
      The government allows this because their thinking is “construction good, even if it’s for ghost cities.”

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    People talk about the dam being unstable - chinese construction and corruption is one thing, but I would assume that's limited to smaller projects were you can shift the blame around in the private sector. No way they're playing it fast and loose with the dam. And even if it was breaking, the amount of complacency you would have to just let it go bust...I don't see it happening unless it actually does get nuked

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      > I would assume that's limited to smaller projects were you can shift the blame around in the private sector
      Stop assoooming and start learning, Zoomoid. The corruption behind three gorges is notorious.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >The corruption behind three gorges is notorious.

        you could say the same about the entire aerospace industry in america, we still get results tho

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Boing has been imploding for years so I'd say there are always consequences

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          There's a difference between the types of corruptions. In the US, they'll overcharge you, and give senators a kickback, but they products will be safe and work as intended.

          In China and Russia, they'll sell you shitty soft steel, concrete that crumbles in your hands, etc, and overcharge you for it.

          Both are corruption, but one is much kmuch worse.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sure it's corrupt, but corrupt to the extent that the dam is unstable and unfixable? I dunno about that.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not unstable but slowly degrading, not fixable is true

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      obviously china isn't 100% styrofoam concrete and predatory escalators, i imagine the civil engineers and laborers who work on big dick infrastructure like dams try their best, especially if they understand the consequences of shoddy work. either that or it gets contracted out to western firms.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It could be done entirely conventionally, launched from Taiwan, and be completely justified because 1. the mainland is rightful Taiwanese clay and 2. China's neutrality on Russian annexation and dam busting provides precedent

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    We already know if it bursts then it’s a huge disaster simply because of the water. What I want to know is what it would do to their grid? Would it cause other plants to go down and possibly their entire grid for a while? That would be even worse.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    China is done for as a state but they respond with their own nukes in retaliation and everybody loses in the end

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Could we not fantasize about killing millions of civilians for no reason?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      civilians of dictatorships that want to smother freedom are guilty by extension so it's fine.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You're referring to the American people?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they're ch*nese, so no

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The destruction of this dam is equivalent to the destruction of China.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it would knee cap china and create internal rebellion. Beijing would fall trying to hold onto power.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    How hard would it be to sneak an F-35 through Chinese air defenses? They can carry the B61 mod 12

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's easier to insert a diver team to place a nuclear demo charge at the base of the wet side. The amount of water would attenuate the radiation signature enough that you wouldn't even detect it was a nuke.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Underwater drone with some nice fireworks.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Even ten nukes wouldn't touch it. Concrete is really fucking heavy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's why you hit the banks. The water weighs more than the concrete.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't need to be nuked to fall apart, you know this right? Look up how the British blew up the German dam with aircraft and bomb hitting its foundation. 3 gorges IS the nuke without using a nuke and its beautiful how the chinkcoms have fucked themselves

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    China is literally painting mountains green so that they look better on Google maps.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically not much. They'd just close the dams off upstream. You'd get better impact hitting THOSE dams as Three Gorges already hits its threshold more often than not hence they get unannounced releases every few months to relieve pressure. Without those other dams, it gets worse.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/22/china-drought-causes-yangtze-river-to-dry-up-sparking-shortage-of-hydropower

    TWO MORE WEEKS

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What if somebody pulls a 9/11 on it? Like say from a certain region in China that has a large Muslim population

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      CIA has been trying for decades, why did you think CCP has Muslims on lockdown? retard

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically, what would it take to blow the dam?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Multiple spread out bombs would probably work better than any one large bomb. I wouldn't bet on it not collapsing when hit with a handful of 1000 pound Busters.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking about it, why did the Ruzzians never try to blow up a dam on the Dnieper, say at Keev or at Kakhova? Doubt that they care about not being considered a terrorist state by now.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      they still live in the fantasy world where they're winning. so destroying their own infrastructure doesn't make any sense.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.businessinsider.com/russia-mined-a-ukrainian-dam-planned-false-flag-attack-zelenskyy-2022-10

        Spoke too soon, hopefully it doesn't happen.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That river has probably killed more chunks across history than all of their wars combined. It’s a slippery son of a bitch that shifts up and down the whole of SE China until they put that dam there. Taking it out would unironically be unleashing the Ancient Enemy on the Chinese people.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The aftermath of DniproGES dam blowup by the reds in 1941. Restored under the nazi occupation in 1942. Blown up again when they retreated in 1943. Restored again by 1950.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any more pictures of blown up dams?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wouldn’t it be more cost effective to hit some of the upstream dams instead?
    Each cubic meter of water in the highest dam would gain 5.8 MJ of energy on the way down.
    Could cause a cascade failure and even more flooding.
    You’d probs have to hit them during flood season so there’s less excess capacity in the dams

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What if all of the dams were blown up at the same time?
      I think it would be epic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Here’s the first and highest dam upstream of the three gorges
        >reservoir size : 7.4 billion cubic meters of water
        Simply put, I’d be extremely painful

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're a big dam

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      As posted above. That would be the logical move.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The vengeful spirit of the Baiji would rise up and swallow whole villages

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Nuked
    would likely have minimal effect unless it was detonated under the dam.
    the real play would be to detonate something large in the bedrock on which the dam sits, allowing water to pass under the foundation and undermine it in a way that could not be easily repaired or stopped.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_Ordnance_Penetrator
    1000 years in MS paint from several years ago when we had this exact same thread.rngvj

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >would likely have minimal effect unless it was detonated under the dam.
      lol, no not really. Not only would the cratering be significant, but the shockwave that would propagate through the concrete would do catastrophic damage throughout the structure.

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