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Modern Warfare 3 – Who holds power in the Gulag? Answered

The correct choice!

During the first mission in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Campaign, you'll get a dialogue choice when Makarov asks you: "Who holds power in this gulag? The guards, or the prisoners?"

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There are four different ways to approach the commander's question, all of which I've mentioned below along with the consequences of each choice.

"Who holds power in this gulag?" Modern Warfare 3 - All choices and outcomes

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No matter what dialogue option you choose to answer Makarov's question, the outcome of the story will be the same. The choice here isn't important to the lore, but Makarov's reply will be different for each option:

  • The guards: Yes, Andrei—The guards have it...until we take it.
  • The prisoners: Yes, Andrei—That's why the guards need guns...
  • Neither: Yes, Andrei, very good! Power is held by those who seize it.
  • Stay quiet / Don't reply: Yes, Andrei, very good! Power is held by those who seize it.

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Select any dialogue choice or stay quiet for Makarov's reply, after which you'll carry on with the mission as usual. At first, I thought that he'd kill my operator if I selected the wrong option, however, it turns out all the options are correct.

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Praharsh Kashyap is a video gaming enthusiast from India currently working as a Contributing Writer at Pro Game Guides. He has been playing and covering first-person shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Apex Legends for years now. Besides FPS games, he also likes to indulge in RPGs every now and then.

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