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Old August 21 2012, 04:58 PM   #72
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Re: What likely happened to the Cardassian Union after the war

Drago-Kazov wrote: View Post
Aren't the Romualns right now in the midlde of political turmoil? Klingon cilvil war could happen anyttime with all those noble houses and vendettas. Let's not forget the klingon fleet takes a huge blow from Nero.
Such mishaps are not nearly enough to upset the utter domination of klingon/romulan occupation forces against mere terrorists; a phenomenon the romans (for example) - like most empires - also dealt with.
History - real world history - shows empires don't fall - aren't even moderately inconvenienced - due to terrorists.

You need a military, a large, well equipped army for such momentary weakening of the klingons/romulans to be exploitable.

As said - the notion that defeated people can overthrow their vigilant conquerors is largely fantasy.
The defeated can only hope and pray in historical happenstance - that his conqueror will be defeated by someone else, more kindly disposed toward him.

If the klingons/romulans want to keep the cardassians as as subjugated people, they can do so relatively easily. It's as simple as that.
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