From the initial coordinated attack to the destruction of the mother ship, how many cities were destroyed ( in the space of three days)?

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    Ah yes. In the scene where the aliens move all their pieces into position, then Checkmate! Except that that's not how chess is played. – Valorum Dec 22 '16 at 16:00
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    I like this question but I suspect the answer is unknowable. Certainly we see some cities destroyed but whether the others are is not shown. A safe assumption would be all those shown as having a shiphovering over them...but is that an answer? – Paulie_D Dec 22 '16 at 16:04
  • I was hoping someone would figure out a timetable of movement and extrapolate the maximum number. They mention other targets being hit after the fact. Also the one they nuke is just sitting over the ruined city for like 12 hours doing nothing after it wiped out the city. – Jack B Nimble Dec 22 '16 at 16:08
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    I found this but how canon it actually is...? - reddit.com/r/ID4/comments/3wq1hz/… – Paulie_D Dec 22 '16 at 16:12
  • Hobbiton. Definitely Hobbiton. So, at least one unless of course you believe Peter Jackson. – Major Stackings Dec 22 '16 at 16:34

A Quick google search told me (or reddit told me)

independence day

36 rows, 3 columns of cities destroyed multiplied is 144

So 108 cities, if I'm not wrong.

Then again, I haven't watched Independence Day...

Disclaimer: I found the image after Paulie_D posted, but by Google search.

  • Isnt the fourth column the places they killed the ships? – Jack B Nimble Dec 22 '16 at 17:00
  • Wow, I'd forgotten that Hong Kong was still governed by the UK at that point. – maguirenumber6 Dec 22 '16 at 17:09

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