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Old April 20 2013, 09:15 AM   #142
MacLeod
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Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku

Yes but if the Ba'ku settled on that world before the Klingons claimed that space they aren't tresspassers. If you are going down the line that the planet was never theirs to begin with. It would be more like squatting, and after several hundred years if the Federation regonised it adverse possesion might come in to play.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adverse_possession

Or in simple terms because no one had objected to the Ba'ku presence for centuries, the KE and UFP let their claim to the planet lapse. And soverignity of the planet passed to the Ba'ku.
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