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How did Rackham win the second war?

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Posted March 3, 2009 at 3:19 AM via web

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How did Rackham win the second war?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM (Answer #1)

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Rackham won the war through a stroke of insight that only Ender his pupil is ever able to replicate: in the midst of a swarming battle, he identified which ship held the Bugger queen. He pierced the Buggers' deceptive tactics, in which they always shifted where the queen was in any given space battle, and identified the fluid center that always remained in any Bugger war fleet.

When he blew that ship up, all Buggers everywhere went passive, almost blank and empty, and the humans could kill them at will. This happened instantaneously.

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