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Old May 15th, 2019, 01:25 AM
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Frankly, I’m repulsed.
How else do you empire stars? I find the novel an addition to what's already in use by Traveller. I look forward to the other books.
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Co opt elites.

Leverage technological advantages.

Cultural imperialism.

Create a transport infrastructure that's primarily focussed for the rapid deployment of military forces, and secondarily economic exploitation.
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How else do you empire stars? I find the novel an addition to what's already in use by Traveller. I look forward to the other books.
You mean "how else do you empire stars" besides glassing entire civilizations as a first option of conflict management? (I have not read the book.)

I'm sure someone could come up with something.
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You mean "how else do you empire stars" besides glassing entire civilizations as a first option of conflict management? (I have not read the book.)

I'm sure someone could come up with something.
I would argue that Traveller's 3rd Imperium is not Star Trek's United Federation of Planets. In Star Trek, a planet-wide neutralizer (fabricated on the Enterprise during a commercial) would be used to kill just the bad things on a planet's surface. A feudal technocracy has other things motivating it.
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