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Old February 26 2013, 12:44 AM   #27
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Re: No Fear of Death?

T'Girl wrote: View Post
If there were in fact a clearly drawn neutral zone between the two, there how could there be any disputed territory?
(Sigh.) Does this really need to be spelled out? It seemed clear enough from "The Trouble With Tribbles." From the Franz Joseph TECHNICAL MANUAL:

Condition 6:

We are aware that, within the Neutral Zone, there are many planetary sub-cultures in various levels of evolutionary development which could benefit from the advanced cultures of the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. To this end, Organia will permit such peaceful development and, in each specific case, will award such rights to the party which demonstrates it can most efficiently develop the planet to the benefit of its social systems.
And from the opening scene of the episode:

CHEKOV: Under terms of the Organian Peace Treaty, one side or the other must prove it can develop the planet most efficiently.
Or to borrow one of Bruce Lee's lines from ENTER THE DRAGON: "The art of fighting without fighting." The Organians are forcing the two powers to compete in a productive manner.
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