The Manchurian Candidate Setting & Symbolism

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Tunghwa

Tunghwa is the Soviet research facility built near the Korean border before the capture of Raymond's unit. Dr. Yen Lo runs the facility and reprograms Raymond and his unit there during their capture.

Queen of Diamonds

The queen of diamonds is Raymond's trigger to accept programming. After someone says, "Why don't you play some solitaire?" Raymond plays until the queen of diamonds appears and then stops to await instructions.

Force Deck

A force deck is deck of cards with 52 of the same card. Often used by magicians to help them guess a card their target has picked from the deck, Marco uses a force deck full of queen of diamond cards to reprogram Raymond.

Operation Enigma

Marco and Amjac put together the Operation Enigma task force to uncover the truth of Marco's memories, including which Soviet and Russian agents are involved in the research.

Ten Million Americans Mobilized for Tomorrow

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