Re: DTI: Forgotten History by C. L. Bennett Review Thread (Spoilers!)
^ IIRC, it was like this:
The Yangs didn't really have their own version of the US flag, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. Those were left behind by an Earth cargo ship - the ECS Philadelphia
- that visited the planet. The crew of the Philadelphia
left those important documents there to inspire the Yangs in their fight for freedom. And let's be honest, the documents as seen in the episode can't actually be as old as the Yangs say they are - they would have crumbled into dust long ago. The Yangs incorporated those documents into their own mythology and forgot where they 'really' came from.
Unfortunately, it's likely that the crew of the Philadelphia
subsequently died from the Omega IV virus after they left the planet...
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