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Old March 31 2012, 03:05 AM   #178
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Re: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions by David Mack Review Thread (Spoi

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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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