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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-31-2010, 05:47 PM
Not having a capitalistic economy, Federation members primarily get by through taking things off the corpses of their enemies.
Klingons, despite their apparent dislike of Tribbles, can't help but leave a few on their corpses. Consequently, all federation bridge officers have a tribble on them at all times, which they take out periodically and play with.
Starfleet Admirals usually have a few hundred thousand ships in the floorboards of their office to give to any aspiring captains.
Having your ship explode with all hands lost is usually just a minor setback, at best.