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Old December 18 2012, 10:56 AM   #40
Timo
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Re: How could the Dominion War doesn't effect the economy of Federatio

The Federation would have long experience with single-source raw materials by that point, and might have found ways to cope. Kirk was always securing unique sources of absolutely vital substances: pergium, topaline, zenite, even dilithium had to be pried from the hands of foreigners or greedy entrepreneurs rather than obtained from state-controlled sources.

Of course, such sources were never truly unique. The substances were merely specified as being rare and difficult to obtain; Kirk's efforts would have been aimed at broadening an already existing acquisition base. The same probably goes for the Gallamite duranium shipments.

Moving some production abroad might be a smart move during a conflict, really, even when shipping connections are in jeopardy. Distribution gives survivability, and the enemy might not want to expand the conflict to the incidental allies of its opponent quite yet.

Timo Saloniemi
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