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Old December 30 2012, 02:11 PM   #16
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Re: Ferengi Military

Timo wrote: View Post

It takes a lot of power to protect trade routes
Yet nations like Japan and South Korea have none, despite being among the most dependent on sea trade. Their navies are not bluewater-capable, either out of choice or out of economic and technical necessity.

Timo Saloniemi
I don't think that is a good analogy. Japan and by extension its Korean protectorate was able to defend its seas routes into the middle of 1942. And then after 1945 both nations became protectorates of the United States, "federation" members if you like. And should the US and its allies fail to protect the trade routes outside of F-15 range they do have enough Sea Self Defense Force power to project against pirates in a go fast boat with a heavy machine-gun and rocket launcher
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