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Old February 19 2013, 04:16 PM   #27
Pavonis
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Re: Is worf a Federation Citizen

Sci wrote: View Post
Pavonis wrote: View Post
The aliens of Trek are insufficiently creative, Sci.
That may be. But the concept of citizenship is a necessary development when you have neighboring polities whose populaces may cross borders and otherwise intermingle -- which is certainly the case for the Star Trek Universe. You have to have some way to define "ours" and "theirs" when you have separate polities; it's inherent to the definition of a polity.
I agree, but I suggest the concept of "citizenship" for some alien societies may be no more sophisticated than "same species" or "different species".
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