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Old July 8 2009, 05:53 AM   #78
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Re: Thoughts on the Romulan Empire

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There are people in every country in the world who "fear and oppose" the "regime" that governs them.
But fewer high-ranking commanding officers in said regimes that will admit that their government's secret police has a habit of "disappearing" people for political reasons, as the Romulan captain in "Face of the Enemy" did.

The Romulan Star Empire may not be a totalitarian regime, but I rather doubt they're as relatively benevolent as many here are postulating. I'd equate them with 17th Century England or modern-day Russia in terms of civil rights and liberties and adherence to the principles of liberal democracy, myself.
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