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Guantanamo Bay Landmines
Land mines gitmo

Origin

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

Type

Landmines

Effects

Sprout defensive cacti

Downsides

Ensnare and tangle intruders

Activation

Pressure

Section

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OriginEdit

Colloquially known as ‘’Gitmo’’, Guantanamo Bay is an American military base stationed in southeastern Cuba. It was originally leased as coaling station and Navy base, but was overtaken by the United States as one of their victory spoils in the Spanish-American War. Congress passed the Platt Amendment in 1903 to legalize their claim agreement, giving them total access to the land and surrounding waters.

Its legal status became an issue starting in the 1960s, where young Cubans inspired by socialism wanted their territory returned. Around the same time, an 8-mile (13 km) cactus wall was planted to deter Cubans from seeking US citizenship. A no man's land was also created, surrounding the perimeter with 55,000 landmines. As of today, some of the camp barracks have been converted into detention centers for captured terrorists. Many have pushed for their closure due to its borderline legality and torture methods used on inmates.

EffectsEdit

When planted, they burrow several inches underground. Instead of exploding when stepped on, they sprout prickly pear cactus. They quickly grow and wrap around anybody deemed a threat to the chosen location. This includes any group considered an enemy of the user or who has some past grievances with them. The cacti will continue to strangle and maul the captured until they agree to leave without further incident.

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