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Old May 22 2013, 04:27 AM   #36
Admiral Buzzkill
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Re: The Romulans as "Space Romans"

Maurice wrote: View Post
In Balance of Terror they act like they're from the Kriegsmarine (or Kriegsraumschiff), what with their talk of "If we are the strong, isn't this the signal for war?" and all that, right out of The Enemy Below.

Yep. I imagine Schneider simply used the Roman stuff to avoid having to use prosaic contemporary political and military rank and references yet maintain some intelligibility.
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