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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 17
04-26-2011, 09:19 AM
Wiping out Earth would not cripple the Federation, just as nuking D.C. would not cripple the US. There are plans in place to ensure continuity of government, the human expression "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" applies to a lot of things. Aside from the 150 member worlds there are also 3200 colonies, a hundred or more starbases and deepspace stations. The lose of Earth would have demoralized the feds but more than likely it would have made the federation go into full scale war with the romulans, see "sacrifice of angel" or the last episode of DS9 to really see a ****ed off starfleet. Shinzon only had one ship and was defeated by a single sovereign.