Shroom Man 777 wrote:
If you go with 1960s graph thinking, building huge bunkers for your peoples will automatically consign them to death anyway because the thermonuclear attackers will have no choice but to nuke your bunkers just to be sure. They don't know if those bunkers contain civilians, or leadership guys, or military stockpiles, unless you give the Sheppos a manifest of what's inside your mineshafts, they can't tell if nuking them is either counterforce or countervalue. That's why, as Bart Blade really did say, bunkers also serve as additional targets and bomb sponges for the attackers who must make sure they catch them all, pokemon!
give the Sheppoes a manifest of what's inside our bunkers. This is a matter of public record.
Furthermore, state policy is to surrender the bunkers once it is no longer practical to prevent an enemy from bombarding the planet at will or landing troops at will. Therefore, by the time an enemy gets into a position to drill the bunkers out, they are equally free to land inspectors to check and make sure the items in the bunkers match the manifest. We would not stop them.
The bunkers contain no weapons other than civil police equipment, and no tooling for the manufacture of meaningful* weapons on any reasonable timescale.** They're not there so the planet can keep fighting the war
after the surface is conquered or nuked into a billiard ball. They're there so the population can stay alive
after the surface has been conquered or nuked into a billiard ball.
To be sure, of course, there are
planetary defense batteries, which are of course well dug in and organized to be fairly bombardment-resistant in their own right... but all the surface defense installations are far away from the civil defense shelters, and the locations of the civil defense shelters are clearly marked- again, a matter of public record. It is not necessary to destroy the civil defense shelters to destroy the planetary defenses.
*As in, weapons with which one could conceivably prosecute an interstellar war, or make real trouble for an opponent capable of doing same. There are machine tools down there which could be used to turn out, say, bolt-action rifles easily enough... but bolt-action rifles are not a credible threat to Prussian missile cruisers or Shepistani battlestars.
**As in, years.