Re: My thoughts on DS9
If the colonists really wanted to set themselves up as their own state they would have needed to stop committing terrorism and using pirated resources. As it was I can't blame the Feds or the Cardassians for not giving them whatever respect they felt they were entitled to. In very broad strikes, it would be like recognizing Al Qaeda as a sovereign nation after the events of 9/11.
Honestly, the Maquis must have had the worst Public Relations ever.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
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