I’m going to buy it and conquer Asia and Europe.
You got it backwards, Attila. The whole idea of scorched earth is to keep you from invading.
More precisely, to make you leave.
Well, at least people would know where I passed by because nothing would grow (in a while) after me.
Could be a demoralizing strategy. Take away the scorched earth option
Nah, I have a lot of free time.
On the less practical side:
The Great Eastern, the ship that laid the first functioning transatlantic telegraph cable (1866):
Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s SS Great Britain (1845-1886):