Captain Seafort wrote:So? The Federation, to all intents and purposes, is the same, given the massive centralisation around Earth.
Captain Seafort wrote:Really? When was the size of the Romulan fleet ever specified, or even hinted at?
Captain Seafort wrote:And this is supported by what evidence exactly?
Teaos wrote:I think it is stated several times they have slave worlds. Given how large their territory is I dont see how it is possible for them not to have vassels under them.
Deepcrush wrote:Hence the lack of drive as I stated. Read the statement.
I never said anything about their fleet size, read the above statement. I said that it appears to be on the weaker side of the Klingons.
Their constant failings against the Dominion and their future and quick defeat at the hands of the Klingons shows that the RSE isn't really as much a powerhouse as they like people to believe. It fits however with their Battleship mentality of trying to scare people with scale but largely being unwilling to commit to mass conflicts.
Number of worlds, related to resources, related to ability of results.
Captain Seafort wrote:Deepcrush wrote:Hence the lack of drive as I stated. Read the statement.
You stated that the Feds have 180 worlds (it's actually 150, but the difference is trivial) while the Klingons have one. I'm pointing out that in terms of heavily industrialised worlds they're equal. The fact that the Klingon Empire was treated as an equal of the Federation during TOS, a period when the Federation was much more heavily militarised than TNG and therefore unlikely to leave any potential advantage untapped, demonstrates that the most likely scenario is that the Klingons have a similar number of lesser industrial bases to the Feds.
Mikey wrote:Nitpick: I thought the crippling effect from the disaster on Praxis was due to environmental damage to Q'oNos, not to the loss of Praxis itself. Prolly doesn't change the main point, but just sayin'.
Captain Seafort wrote:Mikey wrote:Nitpick: I thought the crippling effect from the disaster on Praxis was due to environmental damage to Q'oNos, not to the loss of Praxis itself. Prolly doesn't change the main point, but just sayin'.
The loss of Praxis in and of itself was a serious blow - Sulu described it as "their key energy production facility".
Mikey wrote:That quote may indicate Romulan strength, or it may just indicate Romulan braggadoccio.
Granitehewer wrote:I'm sure there is a quote from a Romulan officer about the Romulans successfully repelling every Dominion incursion into their territory (if anyone can find it I promise to always love you), that they simultaneously attacked 15 Dominion bases and that Shinzon alone had at least twelve victories against the Dominion...so I wouldn't say that the Romulans were rather weak.
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