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Old April 26 2013, 02:17 AM   #75
Hartzilla2007
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Re: Why is the Federation so dumb?

bullethead wrote: View Post
I think it's fairly justified after the Founders wiped out New Bajor,
And the Cardassians apparently massacred a federation colony and the Klingons planned to use poisoned grain to take out a federation colonization effort.

declared that they would impose their order on the galaxy,
So did the Klingons, Cardassians, and Romulans

caused the destruction/crippling of the Obsidian Order and Tal Shiar,
So they cripples intelligence agencies of their rivals, big deal. Not really a good justification for genocide

created a slave race that was addicted to drugs,
Again not really a good justification for genocide

and attempted to cause a war between the Federation and Tkzenthi.
And The Romulans tried to start wars between the future founding members of the federation.

the entire species apparently supported xenophobic and expansionist policies
Which is something said about the Romulans

and refused to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
The Klingons had to be forced to make peace with the federation once by the Organians basically threatening to smight them and then becuase of the environmental issues on their homeworld after Praxis exploded and even then it took the sacrifice of the Enterprise-C to make it seemingly permanent and then Gowron came along an screwed that up.

And the Romulans didn't seem to use diplomacy much in their dealing with the proto-federation and they didn't have any trouble violating the treaty that ended the war they fought the early federation a century later

In a case like that, genocide is the only practical contingency.
And yet when their other rivals pulled similar stunts the federation didn't use genocide against them, especially when there WASN'T a war on.
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