History Headscratchers / CrestOfTheStars

9th Aug '15 3:44:11 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
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*** Furthermore, furthermore Furthermore-Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most unreasonable. Most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start starts with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:42:35 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
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*** Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, and start with things like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:41:46 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
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*** Furthermore Furthermore, furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planets atmosphere and flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:41:00 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb if say simply pointed at a planet and fly into it.
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking damn good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb (at least!) if say simply pointed at a planet planets atmosphere and fly flown into it.
9th Aug '15 3:39:47 AM TK3997
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*** Furthermore if you actually stop to think for a minute it's not even that unreasonable, most indications are that the FTL system they use seems to require a power density only anti-matter can provide. The entire economy is outright stated and shown to be based around it much like oil today, if that's the case... there are some pretty fucking good reasons to impose highly draconian controls on all interstellar spacecraft! These go rather beyond any concerns regarding philosophy, like the fact that basically every single FTL freighter in use is the flying equivalent of a thermonuclear bomb if say simply pointed at a planet and fly into it.
30th Jan '15 5:48:26 PM DarkHunter
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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe.
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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. The anime got this wrong. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe. scythe.
29th Jan '15 11:41:21 PM DarkHunter
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** Lakfakalle isn't a Dyson Sphere, it's a gigantic group of large spacestations that all orbit their sun together. If the group completely encircled the star, then it would qualify as a Dyson Sphere as Dyson originally imagined it (a vast "cloud" of artificial objects surrounding the star), perhaps, but they don't: they are described as most often being in a formation that resembles the blade of a scythe.
29th Jan '15 11:33:31 PM DarkHunter
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** Furthermore, in the very first episode we see a spaceport, and it's populated almost entirely by Landers. Landers who react in shock upon seeing a single Abh. Evidentally, Landers can travel between worlds in the Empire without much trouble, they just have to do it on Imperial-owned transports. What the Abh restrict is ''ownership'' of FTL craft, not the ''use'' of FTL craft.
30th Sep '13 1:37:08 PM Specialist290
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** The Abh also more or less don't give a damn what the grounders do, so long as they're not setting themselves up as a threat to the Abh way of life by building their own space navies. Keeping Jinto's father in charge of the planet was probably the easiest option and much preferred to having an Abh viceroy take charge directly. Jinto himself, meanwhile, is taken as a hostage to secure his father's loyalty, and to expose him to the Abh way of life and turn him and his descendants into loyal vassals. (This exact process has been standard operating procedure for any number of historical empires on Earth.)
8th Feb '13 12:37:14 PM aurora369
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** Well, this Russian troper sees some resemblance, but only slight. Here's basically how Tsarist Russian expansionism worked: if they arrived to a land inhabited by some primitive indigenous tribe, they set up some forts manned by Cossacks, put taxation on the locals but otherwise leave the local system intact; the tribesmen were included in the ''inorodtsy'' estate (literally, "ones of other birth") and as such exempt from army service or any other service to the state, only having to pay the tax; however, the important people were converted into Orthodox Christianity and legally considered Russian after that, sometimes with nobility included in the package. The Caucasus region became infamous for the number of princely families created from local chiefs. However, the Russians usually didn't arrive uninvited in regions with already estabilished statehood, and included such territories in their borders if the local rulers specifically asked them to (that's how Georgia and the Kazakh clans were annexed). After RedOctober, however, every ethnicity was granted semi-autonomous nationhood and allegedly full equality with Russians; some of these semi-autonomous nations were granted the Soviet Republic status which eventually allowed them to secede from the Union, and some were merely Autonomous Republics and stay such to this day.
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