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Old June 1 2012, 02:47 PM   #15
Re: Unification Invasion

It doesn't matter if there were 2,000 or 20,000. Even if the local Vulcan population was completely pacificist the siege would have been broken in less than six months.
What siege?

Why are you postulating a six-month wait, when what we saw was military maneuvers taking place within just a day or less? Surely the invasion force wouldn't have to wait for six months until the next steps were taken!

Orbiting starships using a combination of transporters and large area phaser stuns would have eaten away at the invasion force.
Possibly. In the meantime, a thousand other things would be happening, though. And the Romulans would certainly benefit from having an occupation force down on Vulcan; it's not as if this maneuver would put them at a disadvantage or anything.

Also, the "stun them all and let God sort them out afterwards" approach probably doesn't work in the Trek universe, or else we would see it more often. And the reason would appear obvious enough. Any beam strong enough to stun a protected soldier would probably kill far too many unprotected civilians...

Was this force all grunts? How many were officers and technicians? The loss of key personal would have weakened the overall effort.

The whole idea was stupid.
All military maneuvers look stupid on the outset. Some of them are not.

Timo Saloniemi
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