...because I fully expect to see these babies
to be up on eBay by the end of the week. I can see the ads now...
"Two companies worth of reasonably modern heavy armor. Spare parts included. New in box. (Reserve has not been met)"
Pool some funds, gentlemen. Let's put together a bid. The Hessian state will need some reasonable means of defense, and that is
the better part of the tank complement for an armored battalion
(and totally jacked by pirates: lulz and kill, global commerce). I mean, it wouldn't slow down the US military that long, but it should be more than sufficient to keep our stereos safe from marauding Negros on D+3 of the Race War. Besides, "has tanks" is an unspoken - but fundamental - criteria of autonomous nation-state status.