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Old September 15 2013, 10:08 AM   #28
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Re: Why didn't Chang challenge Gorkon?

If Chang had challenged Gorkon and eventually killed him, the end result might very well have been a civil war. That would have weakened the Empire even further. And when you consider that the Romulans seemed to be in a pretty friendly relationship with the Federation, appearing weak in front of your enemies is not something you want.

Better tactic was to make Federation responsible. An external threat has a funny way to unite a nation against a foreign foe.
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