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What do you think of Starfleet's evotution Post Dominion Wars?

Should continue thier mandate of Galactic exploration 39.6% (299)
The Federation should maintain the fragile alliance with the Romulans 32.6% (246)
The Federation is ripe for Invasion 14.3% (108)
Starfleet resources were spread to thin during the conflict 11% (83)
Other... 2.3% (18)
Total: 754
Start: 09-20-2008 06:31
Last: 09-27-2008 12:26

 #1 - Posted by: Saquist (Member) on 09-20-2008 at 14:31

The Romulan Alliance would end over 150 years of hostility and the last neihbor conflict the Federation has. The Romulans should be part of the Federation. They're more alike than different but the current temperture is too warm. It's time to fully address the Romulans and embrace them as lost brothers.

 #2 - Agreed with Saquist. - Posted by: MJAY (Member) on 09-21-2008 at 06:35

It's the best course of action, militarily, economically, and ethically. Maintaining and strengthening the Romulan alliance at this point, is a very sound political move. Militarily, it (the alliance) gives the Federation much needed time to 'lick its wounds' from the Dominion War, without having the hassle of looking over its shoulder to make sure no one (Romulans) takes advantage of its weakened state. Economically, it would eventually (and inevitably) dissolve the Romulan Neutral Zone. This would make merchant travel safer within the N.Zone, as Federation and Romulan patrols would now overlap each other, and space pirates will not be able to hide from these patrols within the N.Zone... safe and happy merchants = stable economy. Stable economy = obvious, countless benefits. Ethically, it will help (as merchant activity translates into civilian interactivity) relieve century-old prejudices that the Federation races and Romulans have toward each other, and it will 'sanctify' and justify the Federation's charge of peaceful co-existence with its neighbors... Politically, the alliance is sound, for in time.... in time.... Romulus WILL become a Federation member world (thus being assimilated by the Federation) *evil laugh* lol jk. but really they truly would become part of the Federation. It's a win-win scenario. Galactic exploration can continue after replaceable Federation losses have been recovered.

 #3 - Posted by: Dalekium (Member) on 09-21-2008 at 10:46

Well, PDW basically means Nemesis to me so keeping up the Rommie alliance would be my choice. They're not being the arrogant selfish bastards they usually are. :thumbsup:

 #4 - Posted by: akula2ssn (Member) on 09-22-2008 at 03:09

To me, most of these choices kind of come hand in hand. The war was certainly taxing on Star Fleet and its resources. Any post war reconstruction of Cardassia and all affected regions is likely to be taxing as well. So the fleet it probably going to be spread out quite a bit and pulling on its reserves. That just leaves the Federation more open to any potential fresh invader (not that I can think of one off the top of my head). Under those conditions, maintaining the alliance with the Romulans would naturally be extremely important to the Federation.

 #5 - Posted by: N1GH7H4WK (Member) on 09-22-2008 at 04:24

I go for being nice with the Rommies. who said that in DS9?.... that with the Dominion defeated, the Cardassians blown out, and the Klingon fleet disabled or destroyed in the most part, the Federation and the Romulans would be the two last major powers of the quadrant left standing?

 #6 - Posted by: emperorsteele (Member) on 09-22-2008 at 10:20

I think maintaining an alliance with the Romulans would be the smart choice. Though I wonder... they're called an "Empire", right? Well, besides the Remans, what other planets/races do they have under their control? How do they treat those races? I ask because if the Romulans go around taking over planets and exterminating races and treating the survivors like a slave caste; I don't think the Federation would want to have anything to do with the Romulans, short of keeping them pacified. And I don't think the Romulan Star Empire would want to give up its autonomy and whatever space-conquering imperatives they may have just to join a bunch of peace-loving pacifists Just a thought.

 #7 - Posted by: akula2ssn (Member) on 09-22-2008 at 10:45

Well as of Nemesis, the Empire is kind of in turmoil and unlikely able to maintain and iron hand over every place it controls. Even though Schinzon's idealistic words in Nemesis were pretty much an act, I think in the long run, that is what he achieved whether he wanted it or not. The Empire is going to have to seek change in order to survive lest it fall into a full fledged civil war.

 #8 - Posted by: Dalekium (Member) on 09-22-2008 at 13:11

The "Romulan Star "Protectorate""? Forget the Empire bit since it's fallen apart.

 #9 - To boldly go.... - Posted by: Jaydinator (Member) on 09-24-2008 at 16:27

A few facts I would like to put out there for those that might not know: a. Romulan Empire is either experiencing a revolution or chaos. No matter what its going to change. There is no precedent to their situation (Not in Romulan history lol I mean), meaning what is the succession of power (look at Iraq and how different the government is now from what it was pre2003.) Another good example of their situation could be the one in Tom Clancy novel Executive Orders. I think that the Romulan Empire would either join the federation eventually because all their former territories join it, or just devolve into a massive free for all civil war. b. The borg just refuse to die (semi-canon). In the books and games, the borg just keep coming back over and over again, no matter how much damage is done to them. Armada and Armada 2 for example. Another example would be the borg in Resistance and Before Dishonor. Takes a while for the borg to make a comeback though. The borg are probably the only major organized threat to the federation at this point, if they are still around. c. The federation has been in war gear for a while now. With all these warship type ships that no longer have an enemy to fight, what will the federation do with them? Conclusion: I'm working on a mod right now, mostly in the brainstorm stage, that might be a picture of the possible outcome. In the mod, Federation ship design doctorine has evolved into building ships for exploration once more, like the galaxy class types, but with designs that have a respectable amount of teeth and that can easily be adapted for a full out war. So I put other, but with a lean toward continued exploration. They have the whole Delta quadrant to still explore after all, and the Gamma too.

 #10 - Posted by: Riddlius (Member) on 09-24-2008 at 18:18

It would be nice to be able to explore like they did before, but I vote that they were spread too thin and if it weren't for Sisko's plan to get the Romulans in the war, the Federation probably would have been defeated. Also, what would happen if the Rommies ever found out that Sisko got them into the war (with help I know) causing the death of countless Romulans. Needless to say the Romies wouldn't be too happy and would probably go to war. Don;t forget that the Romulans are master spies and if anyone can revover a deleted log entry or buy information, they can. Finally, even though the Borg hub was destroyed by Voyager, you know they will be back and maybe this time they will be smart and send more than one ship. If that happenes, can Starfleet defend the Federation against like 20 Cubes without beefing up and not being spread too thin. Explore still yes, but not as much in the TNG days, keep a good military, keep producing some warships. Don't forget that the Romulans are known for back-stabbing and the Klingons are no help right now. If I were the Borg, I would attack now after the Dominion War when the Federation is at it's weakest.

 #11 - The Federation is ripe for conquest - Posted by: JediGandalf (Member) on 09-24-2008 at 19:55

Before the Dominion War, the Feds were fighting the Klingons so all ready they jumped into the DW all ready with some bruises. It wasn't a long conflict and the two made amends but it definitely caused some blows to be hit on either side. Along comes the DW. The Feds (plus allies) take it the shorts somethin' fierce the first few months. It wasn't until them Rommies got in the fray did things really turn around for "the good guys." The strongest powers to escape this conflict are the Breen and the Romulans. They both joined late in the fray. They didn't take much of a beating as did the Feds and Klingons. Ferenginar won't care who does what so long as they can make a profit. And do you think Rom is going start a war? A Romulan-Breen alliance spells all kinds of trouble for Feds. They are in no condition to defend against them both. Romulan-Breen can start sucking up remnants of the fallen Cardassian Empire.

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