In a country, we have two groups of people: Green (5% of the population) and Purple people (95%). Some Purple people believe that Green people are a threat to national security, and think they should be eliminated from the country.
At the same time, new technologies are now available, that have dramatically changed the art and science of doing war. For instance, a device that looks like a cell phone, is able to beam an invisible ray of highly energetic particles to a distance of a few dozen feet, for a few seconds. Think of it as some kind of laser gun that produces invisible light, or highly targeted radioactive ray. When using the device, the target can be seen on the cell phone screen, even though the ray is invisible. This helps the shooter hits his target with high precision.
Depending on intensity, the beam emitted by the device - called a war phone - will make the victim sick over a period of several weeks, eventually killing him or her within a month. Or it may render the victim infertile. The victim is likely to die from what looks like radioactive internal burns. Nobody will be able to link the attack, to the resulting death occurring weeks later, especially as symptoms start appearing days after the attack.
The group that wants to eliminate the Green people is called the Penguins. The Penguins have enrolled 10,000 entrusted officers (who must obtain a security clearance), each one to "shoot" at one Green people per day (Green people are easy to recognize visually). That is, 10,000 x 365 shootings in a year, enough to eradicate the Green people, or at least, make them flee elsewhere.
How would you answer the following questions
Most of these questions can be solved using simulations.
Answering these same questions, via the same simulations, also applies to other contexts:
A new technology is artificial insects (drones) about the same size as mosquitoes. You could use them to sting "undesirable" individuals, and poison them to death, or infect them with dengue fever or some other disease.