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Old May 19 2013, 10:03 PM   #56
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Re: Had we ever seen imperial democracies in Trek?

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Again, there was never this "grand plan" you speak of.
The relevant term is "manifest destiny."
The concept of manifest destiny came about in the early 1840's and quietly died well before the civil war. While supported by the southern democrats of the day, it really never caught on outside that group in the government. Nor for that matter with the general population.

Manifest destiny as a political concept had more to do with electing a democrat to the Presidency in the 1844 U.S. Presidential election, than it did about purposely "stealing land" from the Indians.

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