The Romulan BorderEdit
Ok then can someone explain this. During the very famous episode on DS9 when Sisko does the unthinkable and brings the Romulan Star Empire into the war, one argument he uses is that Romulan territory, is the Dominion wins would be surrounded by the Federation, Klingons and Cardassians so instead of facing three seperate enemies with three seperate agendas, they will infact be surrounded. But if memory serves, Romulan territory does not border Cardassian territory, and im pretty sure that it doesn't actually border Klingon either.
It also brings up the question from the same episode that if Romulan territory (not anywhere near Cardassian territory) while the Romulan-Dominion non-aggression pact was in place then how is it possible that the Dominion goes through Romulan territory to run sorties across the Federation Border? <unsigned>
- Problems like these are the reason we have never seen a good quality map of the galaxy on screen. Its the same reason we have never seen a list of federation members - so that writers can have some creative freedom and not be chained down by technicalities. Jaz 07:26, 19 Oct 2005 (UTC)
- Khan was also guilty of two-dimensional thinking -- To be perfectly fair , a three-dimensional Empire needn't be spherical -- it might have an arm that reaches through another species territory so that it ends up having two or three different governmental powers bordering within a few lightyears of each other -- in three dimensional forms the borders are planes, not lines. -- Captain Mike K. Barteltalk
- I did not chime in earlier because I do not know the Borders and frontiers around the Romulan Starempire, but about arms and exclaves, it seems that the peninsulas and exclaves would be vulnerable to conquest (just as the Romulan Starempire being an enclave of the Dominion would not be such a good thing for the Romulans). I imagine that the borders of governments in the galaxy would be like soapsuds (maximizing volume, while minimizing surfacearea). One could imagine the whole galaxy as a rotating elliptical bunch of dishsoapsuds with the bubblewalls as borders and frontiers. —-— Ŭalabio‽ 03:36, 25 Oct 2005 (UTC)