Very interesting premise. I'm looking forward to seeing how you develop this. One question, though - where would people get Rangers jerseys in a post-nuclear war environment? BrianD 06:51, March 1, 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'm assuming there were rangers fans in the 80s, so some people would already have them. Other than that I'm assuming people can sew. They wouldn't be anything official, but the blue and red with rangers across the front shouldn't be too hard to do with materials available.Oerwinde 08:04, March 1, 2010 (UTC)

Future of the Rangers

As we know, the Rangers have been providing defence to the areas that it serves for over twenty years. But with the government of New York State now nearby (as well as a propsed nation in Poughkeepsie that could very likely be made official), could the Rangers simply merge their forces with the army of New York State, in return for New York State taking control of current Ranger territory?

I see this as very plausible. Not entirely certain, but certainly plausible. Guarenteed, it's not likely as of now, but in a couple of years, I can see it happening. 20:32, May 8, 2013 (UTC)

Not in the least bit plausible. The organization's existence has led to no state developing in this area. They aren't joining anything. Lordganon (talk) 03:20, May 9, 2013 (UTC)

If a government were to begin to take shape in the area that begins to absorb the independent cities and towns, its likely the rangers would be absorbed as a sort of State Police most likely. Thats essentially how they operate now anyway. The individual surviving municipal governments just kind of let them operate because its easier than operating their own police force, and they do a good enough job not to worry about it. The Rangers are there to keep the peace and defend from bandits. Merging them into a nations military would not sit well with most of them.

As for the possibility of a state developing, most states so far have developed out of necessity for mutual protection and such, this wasn't necessary in Ranger territory, but if an outside state grew to encroach Ranger territory, its entirely possible the towns and such would choose to join this state freely. Also economic forces might eventually lead to some of the cities in Ranger territory dominating others and developing into a state, that scenario is actually pretty likely, there has just not been any cause to actively unite into a national government, the cities and towns have been mostly happy to remain independent. Oerwinde (talk) 20:02, May 10, 2013 (UTC)

Wasteland reference

Is this an Wasteland (the game) reference?In the game you play as the "desert rangers", an ex-US military that defended wastelands inhabitants, i think is there where the writer got the ideas. 22:37, June 13, 2013 (UTC)Lord Loko

Nope. I got the idea from the New York Rangers hockey team and the concept of Rangers as a law enforcement body such as the Texas Rangers. If there was any video game reference it would have been the NCR Rangers from Fallout 2 as I never played Wasteland. I did pledge for Wasteland 2 though.Oerwinde (talk) 23:02, June 13, 2013 (UTC)

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