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Old December 25 2013, 04:00 PM   #21
Shaka Zulu
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Re: Star Trek Alternate History

Frankincense + Myrrh wrote: View Post
If the species who formed the Coalition of Planets never came together, or even became particularly close, I wonder if this alone would have prevented the Romulan War?

With a continuation of the pre-existing status quo, the Romulans would have been content to remain in the shadows. There would have been no growing political unity for them to fear and seek to disrupt.

The butterfly effect.

The Humans would have expanded outward from Earth, seeking out trade and colonies and discovery and adventure, a few nuggies from the Romulans and we would have simply avoided their space, venturing in every other direction.

There are interstellar threats other than the Romulans and Starfleet would have grown and adapted to handle them, but with out the events of the Romulan War, Starfleet would have remain a relatively small to medium sized military/exploration organization, suitable to the protection of Earth, Human trade routes, civilian shipping and colonies.

Earth would have been the Switzerland of the galaxy, friendly to most, but also very independent. Helpful perhaps in assisting others in their negotiations, but never taking sides.

North Pole Myk wrote: View Post
It would look a lot like Season One TOS.
It sounds a lot like the Earth Alliance from Babylon 5, to be frank.

Frankincense + Myrrh wrote: View Post
PicardSpeedo wrote: View Post
If Trek history had any realism to it, the Americans would have murdered the Vulcans during First Contact and raided their technology ...
Would depend heavily on what part of America the Vulcans landed in, given tha they landed in the western section< I think what we saw is what would actually happen, the people around the landing site would introduce themselves and invite the Vulcan to socialize at a nearby cantina. Some drink, good music, a little dancing, and lots and lots of talk.

It goes without saying that no one would notify the government.

The government probably just screw it up.

IIRC, there was not much left of the USA, or the U.S. government after the cease-fire mentioned by Lily Sloane in First Contact.

Also, as Riker said:

'Makes perfect sense they'd be here-major cities destroyed, very few governments left, six hundred million dead.'

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