Re: Why do the Klingons have equal technology to the Federation
The Klingon Empire is clearly multi-racial as evidenced the numerous alien races present on Rura Penthe. For these subject races I imagine non-combat related professions are quite viable.
There may exist a galatic arms market which the Klingons also utilitize. How else did those moronic mercenaries in Gambit
get such a good ship?
Also the Soviet/Klingon paralells are appropriate. In the early 1980's the U.S.S.R. spent something like 15% of GDP on their military.
The Federation is more advanced but spends almost nothing on defense so I don't have a problem with the closeness of the two powers as depicted.
"Your knowledge of Klingon curses is impressive. But, as the Romulans might say, only a Veruul would use such language in public"
Last edited by Xerxes1979; October 29 2012 at 08:03 PM.