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Old December 7 2012, 11:39 PM   #30
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Re: Best and worst examples of diplomacy in Star Trek

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
Odo didn't convince the female changeling that humans were ok afterall. He convinced her that they would not try to murder them all in revenge. The war was already won, Odo just convinced her to give the order to surrender rather than fight to the last man. It wasn't Odo or the bioweapon that won the war, it was just Odo that made the victory less bloody.
Which still basically says that the Dominion War would have continued after the Battle of Cardassia if Odo hadn't persuaded her to have faith in the solids. Had it not been for that, hostilities would have continued, even if the final outcome was certain. Possibly milliions of more lives would have been lost as the Jem'Hadar and the Breen would have continued fighting on other fronts, perhaps striking at entire Federation worlds in retribution.

FEMALE FOUNDER: You may win this war, Commander, but I promise you, when it is over, you will have lost so many ships, so many lives, that your victory will taste as bitter as defeat.

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
Yeah, it takes two to go to war. If Poland didn't want to go to war with Germany they could have just said no.
I hope that's just a bad attempt at sarcasm.
Agreed.
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