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Old September 16 2012, 06:20 AM   #27
Knight Templar
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Location: Oklahoma
Re: Stiles in Balance of Terror

With hundred year lifespans being very routine by the 22nd century (as has often been implied and even said outright in various novels, including the novelization of ST:TMP where Kirk who is around 40 at that point thinks he might've "lived another century" as the V'ger energy bolt approaches) then anger about a war among humans makes a lot more sense.

The grandfather of Stiles who was severely injured in the war and lost two brothers and many friends in the war could've still talked about the "damned treacherous Romulans" at every reunion and family get together that young Stiles attended.

Remember that up until 1980, the south was called the "solid south" for the Democratic Party because southernors still would not vote for a Republican due to lingering anger over the Civil War.
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