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Old December 6 2012, 07:22 PM   #85
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Re: Insurrection

Hartzilla2007 wrote: View Post
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Once word gets out, the UFP would be defending the Baku against the Romulans,
Assuming the Romulans would want to risk violating the Neutral Zone and starting a war anyway. Depending on where that is in relation to the Baku planet
At different times in the (Star Trek) past, the Brier Patch has been both Romulan and Klingon territories. Both might not have originally tried particularly hard to retain it, believing the region to be worthless. But things are different now, a pearl of great value is found there.

Risk war? Of course they would.

From the (deleted) scene, the information on the rings was already out. Quark likely knew of the medical properties of the rings prior to Data being damaged.

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The Ferengi are going to bring military force on someone? Really? The most they would do would be to try to buy the Baku off.
Or steal it in the dead of night, without any attempt to protect the Baku like the Sona and the Federation were doing.

Not all Ferengi are as nice as Quark, and some have been shown to employ force to get what they want.

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Of course all this rests on whether or not ALIEN civilizations would care about a fountain of youth
The motivations of various alien species are largely the same as Humans. The exceptions are exceptions.

You think if a "fountain of youth" were discovered on Earth there wouldn't be some competition for it?
Yes but on Earth we would have a better idea where the various borders would be in relation to said fountain ...
Okay, let's say that the "Fountain" is located right in the middle of the Kashmir region, an area simultaneously claimed by China, India and Pakistan. All three possessing nuclear weapons.

Or maybe it's in Israel, or on Taiwan. Or one of the African nations whose only current defense is that they don't have anything the anyone wants.

Might be time for a well financed regime change.

seeing as how their Neutral zones that violation of are an act of war and interstellar wars and the rebuilding in the aftermath of such at that point in the Star Trek universe.
In a universe where people will kill you for your shoes, what effect do you think a fountain of youth (one that is collectable, portable and capable of being sub-divided) will have on people after the knowledge of it becomes generally known?

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