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Old July 4 2013, 08:43 PM   #219
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Re: Scotty and his military comment

trevanian wrote: View Post
solariabsg25 wrote: View Post
Have Starfleet ever been mentioned to have LOST a war though? I can't think of any examples!
If they had, we'd probably be seeing programming about the victors. After all, TREK is not & never shall be GALACTICA.
I'm pretty sure they lost to the Romulans and were forced to sign the Treaty of Algernon -- agreeing not to develop cloaking devices -- as a concession to keep the Empire from overrunning some disputed colonies near the border.

I also happen to think that Starfleet was getting whipped by the Cardassians for whatever reason and the Federation decided to cede a bunch of Earth colonies to the Cardassians in the DMZ exchange rather than commit larger material resources to a controversial border dispute; in that case, they didn't loose so much as not-win.
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