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Old November 17 2013, 02:34 PM   #596
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Re: The Continuity and Serialization of Voyager

MacLeod wrote: View Post
Back in the days of sail, I might be mistaken but didn't those ships that where exploring the oceans of Earth sometimes call in at known places?
Voyages were about imperialism: rather than pure discovery, voyages of exploration were concerned with finding new routes to known production centers, controlling them, and securing the state's claim to them by establishing a presence in territories along those routes. Science and culture were secondary, at best.
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