Thread: The Typhon Pact
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Old July 25 2009, 11:06 PM   #164
Rush Limborg
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Re: The Typhon Pact

I would think a good rule of thumb, as far as UFP foreign policy is concerned, would be:

No nation may initiate the use of force against another. When defending itself (and its allies) against aggressors, the Federation is perfectly justified in using force (as in the Dominion War), but only then.

Seems simple theory, of course.

In other words, if war ever breaks out between The Khitomer Alliance and The Typhon Pact, The UFP must take great pains to ensure that the Alliance does not start the war.

However...should war break out, common sense demands that the Alliance must be prepared to fight. Survival depends on it.
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