Articles of the Federation [spoilers]

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by DorkBoy [TM], Mar 17, 2008.

  1. TigerBait

    TigerBait Captain Captain

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    just gotta say that i loved this book, read it on the plane flight from london to chicago all the way through. it helped that my seat on the plane was the only one that had a broken movie viewscreen on the seat in front of me. side note, i did make sure to get the steward to reset my screen, only thing was, they had to reset every passengers screen, lol!

    alas it didnt work and i got to read this great book
     
  2. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    ^ Glad I was an adequate substitute for the in-flight entertainment. :lol:
     
  3. By-Product

    By-Product Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Lets just hope you haven't jinxed it.

    Just to satisfy my curiosity, what were the circumstances that kept FDR in for four terms?
     
  4. Sci

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    He ran for re-election and kept winning. Though he didn't actually serve out his fourth term -- he died early on in that term and Truman served out the rest of it before being elected to his own term.

    There was no legal prohibition against a president serving more than two terms; it was a tradition that had been established by George Washington and went unbroken until FDR. The Twenty-Second Amendment, setting a two-term limit on presidents, wasn't passed until 1951.
     
  5. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    World War II, mostly..... :)
     
  6. Charles Phipps

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  7. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

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    Nice review!

    Minor nitpick:

    Min Zife was not a pawn of Section 31. So far as we know, in fact, Zife and Section 31 never interacted until they assassinated him, and Zife had never heard of them before their thugs entered the Palais. Rather, Zife often relied upon his chief of staff, Koll Azernal, who was often seen as the power behind the throne. Azernal was not a member of Section 31 but knew of their existence.
     
  8. KRAD

    KRAD Keith R.A. DeCandido Admiral

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    Thanks for the review! :)