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Old October 27 2013, 04:18 AM   #120
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Re: Was Sisko a Javert

A note about the Cardassians and using their joining the Dominion as "proof" that they were predestined to draw the Federation into another war.

Remember that in the intervening time between the Federation-Cardassian War and the Dominion War Central Command fell and was replaced by the Detapa Council. The Klingons decided to use this as an excuse to conquer vast swathes of Cardassian territory, and the implication is that Dukat used the fear and chaos to dangle the carrot of Dominion membership in front of Cardassia, removing the civilian government and putting himself in charge. True, the Founders were playing the Klingons and Cardassians for fools, but who knows, would Cardassia have joined the Dominion without Gowron's bloodlust?
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