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Old November 7 2013, 07:48 AM   #21
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Re: TOS' incorrect world war I/II dead

T'Girl wrote: View Post
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ECON was the Eastern Coalition ...
Yes, Picard said as much.

... which suggested it might have been made up of Asian countries.
From what made it's way onto the screen, that is unclear, although possible.

Originally there wasn't supposed to even be an ECON. It was China. All references to the ECON were originally China. They must not have wanted to piss off the Chinese government or fans, so they changed it at the last minute. (Source: ST:FC commentary track)

And given what the ECON looked like in "Encounter at Farpoint", that's not hard to believe.
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