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Gundam Ep. 3: White Base and the Gundam Make a High Speed Getaway... In Space!
In this episode: Astrography of the Gundamverse in UC79, what keeps the sides in-place?, collective decision-making, introducing the Minovsky particle, and developments in physics of the 1970s prove Clarke's Third Law, that "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
The Zaku I, which seems inspired by Roman gladiators. It's worth pointing out, many empires throughout history (including the Nazis in WWII) have styled themselves after the Roman Empire.
All of the sources we read on collective decision-making focus on a business context, but the practice has it's foundation in Japanese history and so will certainly affect other aspects of Japanese society. You can read a detailed breakdown of the process here and here.
A timeline of developments in physics. Pay special attention to developments during the post-war period, when a number of sub-atomic particles were discovered. This more detailed explanation of quantum entanglement is well worth a read.
And finally, a report by the US Energy Research and Development Administration on the projected timelines for development of fusion power, published in 1976. Skip to page 10 for a chart of development progress over time as a function of research spending.
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