Thread: V: the series
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Old November 20 2009, 11:52 PM   #33
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Re: V: the series

Christopher wrote: View Post
Lookingglassman wrote: View Post
I dont understand why the Vs dont take what they want. What is the point of being nice just to gain our favor? If I was an evil alien race and wanted something from a planet that can't defeat me I will just take it and not waste the time getting to know them.
Tell that to the British in India. Sure, you can use brute force to take what you want, but it's easier and less expensive if you can win over the local authorities and get them to do it for you. The Visitors were suffering from shortages of food and water, so it made sense that they would need to conserve their resources and rely on indigenous labor and authority structures.
There's also the fact, mentioned by Martin in the first mini, that the Visitors have been (and are) at war with other races and/or factions. John's "little fleet" may have been all the Leader could spare for the project.
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