Too bad it's not just 'In The World', where we make our own protagonist at the start.
I'm personally not real anxious to play mel gibson after his psychotic episodes. This could really go sideways and honestly I'm sort of shocked WB would take a chance on it. Especially with all the bad publicity he has had in the last 10 years. Guess they could go with silent protagonist.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.