Re: If the Kelvans had invaded the galaxy 300 years later....
...how many people in Starfleet, or the solar system in general, would still be permitted to exist?
Let the speculations and opinions begin.
Just enough to keep a small population humans in a zoo! Their obligations would be to entertain their masters and to taste good with the newly discovered best thing ever, ketchup!
One of the great revelations of space exploration is
the image of the earth, finite and lonely bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time. ~ Carl Sagan (1934-1996)