Re: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack Review Thread (Spoi
Starfleet was of the Terran Empire though...and the entire point of the Commonwealth was to establish its self separately and create something new, so I think they'd probably come up a new name for their naval fleet. Starfleet would have overtones of the Empire IMO if they used it.
That's entirely possible. On the other hand -- how many people are bothered that the German air force is still called the Luftwaffe
? It's possible that the term "Starfleet" is considered a generic term for space services, no more objectionable than "Luftwaffe" in German, or "Air Force" in English.
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