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Old August 8 2012, 07:52 AM   #88
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Re: The Maquis or the Federation?

R. Star wrote: View Post
sonak wrote: View Post

What you're describing seems to be more like nullification, basically that a minority group in a government can just disregard whatever proper and legal decisions a government makes if they don't like them.
Well the American colonies were pretty much a minority group in the British Empire. They disregarded the legal decisions the British parliment made when they didn't like them and rebelled. Now those rebels are written into history as marble saints. History does define winners and losers very differently, even if the circumstances in which they fought weren't very different at all.
Perhaps written into American history as marble saints.

But the analogy is flawed, The Maquis didn't appear to declare independance and set themselves up as an independant state(s). Rather they were unhappy with the treaty and decided to engage in acts of terrorism against both the Cardassian Union and the UFP.
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