unic wrote:I see where are you going with the comparisons, but wonder why the best ships of the great powers (Romulan, Cardassian, Klingon) are somewhat inferior to a GCS and those of (very) minor powers are better.
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:And against some of these powers win on numbers.
Captain Seafort wrote:Probably lack of numbers. Take the early 20th century as a comparison - plenty of countries had Dreadnought-type battleships, but only a few of them could be counted among the great powers. Having one or two made counties like Turkey, Brazil and Argentina important regional powers, but there's no way they could challenge powers like the UK or Germany which could field dozens.
Deepcrush wrote:Power in trek seems more based on how driven a race is vs how many systems they have. The UFP has 180 systems but their fleet was only equal to the Klingons who have only a single heavily populated world to call their own.
The Romulans seem to be the flip side on the Klingons, being that with a similar empire they are rather weak outside of having a few powerful ships.
The Federation's fleet is a speck next to what it should be, there's no reason that the UFP doesn't field a hundred ships for every ship the KDF or RSN can support. The arrival of the Dominion should have been more of an annoyance then a war. (Though this of course makes for a very boring show)
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