Eastern Coalition of NationsEdit

Is there any citation for the "of Nations" part of the "Eastern Coalition"? -<unsigned>

The script for Star Trek: First Contact, I assume. The ON in ECON has to stand for something, after all. ;-) --From Andoria with Love 17:46, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Not necessary. Lots of acronyms (especially military/political ones) don't. Look at NORAD it's an acronym for North American Air Defense. Do you know of anyone who has a hard copy of the script to see if they mention it? -<unsigned>

The only script for First Contact I can find online is an early draft that is extremely different from the final version and which does not reference the ECON. I don't know of anyone who has a later version of the script, but if they do, I'm sure they'll comment here. Btw, there's also a possibility that the meaning of the acronym was stated in a commentary on the First Contact DVD, so if you can, you may want to check that out. (I could, but that would require my watching the entire movie, which I just don't feel like doing at the moment.) --From Andoria with Love 00:07, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
also, please sign your comments by placing four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Thanks! --From Andoria with Love 00:09, 6 June 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I found that script too, not a fan of the whole we-destroyed-47-borg-ships-with-quantum-torpedos thing. I may check out the First Contact commentary, thanks for the suggesion. 06:55, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

The Star Trek Encylopedia doesn't give the "Of Nations" part, only ECON or Eastern Coalition. Given that it's only refered to by the latter two names in the movie, and that acronyms very often don't track exactly and that we don't talk about the USOA or PROC it seems like it should be struck. 02:37, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Removed speculationEdit

Since Braga blatantly stated that it originally referred to China in the audio commentary, the ambiguity of "who" isn't as mysterious as at the time the below was written:

Since ECON was specified as being the enemy of the United States of America, its possible coalition members may contain some of the US's current or former rivals; China, Russia and North Korea in the Far East, and current combat zones Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as Iran, in the Middle East. However, it's possible that entirely different nations will have nuclear weapons capacity by the 2050s, as evidenced by tensions in newer nuclear nations like India and Pakistan.

Because this is essentially speculation, it really doesn't seem necessary to include it if it already mirrors the writers intentions. --Alan del Beccio 16:20, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

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