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Old November 11 2012, 09:34 PM   #34
Timo
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Re: Federation planets and internal revolution

It sounded as if this Terra First, sorry, Back-to-Earth Movement indeed set out to have Earth separate from the UFP and cease interstellar affairs. But the real threat to the UFP was from the big vote where fear of Klingons was driving several UFP members into bailing out and negotiating separate peace with the Empire; Grandisson's movement was just one facet of the UFP-wide crisis, and the one we got to examine up close for dramatic purposes (and shameless name-dropping/cameo action).

Dissolving of the entire UFP member by member (or in one big flash, if Starfleet duplicity were made public) would have sent Vulcan spinning in the void, too; the scenario of Earth and Earth only withdrawing was never a realistic one in that storyline.

Timo Saloniemi
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