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Old 10-10-2020, 05:17 PM   #511
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Um, that would be interesting worldbuilding, if the Orion Syndicate hadn't already been established as, basically, the Orion Mafia-equivalent (under the OU, they were basically a big, state-run, organized crime syndicate; they were and are the source of the deniable Orion pirates who went out and caused trouble mainly for rival powers).
Well, easy enough fix. The Orion Syndicate swallowed up the Union at the end, and went on to become the largest member of the OFS.
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Old 10-13-2020, 05:52 AM   #512
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2. The Syndicate is not truly controlled by the Orion government, though they do influence each other.
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Old 10-16-2020, 07:51 PM   #513
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OK, the vote for Orions III is one vote each for 2, 5, and 6. If we don't get more votes soon, I'll just pick one of those to apply my tie-breaker to.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:19 PM   #514
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I might do another Orions question later, but this popped into my head today, and I thought it might be of interest:

United Space Authority Space Forces Academy question I

(Not sure how many of these I'm going to do, but it is an institution quite important to the setting.)

How many campuses does the USASF Academy have?

1. Just the main campus, which might be in San Francisco on Earth.

2. The main campus and a few small satellite campuses in various locations.

3. Each member state has its own Academy campus.

4. Each major planet has its own Academy campus, and there are small campuses even on some low-population planets.

5. There still isn't a single 'Space Academy' for the USASF, rather their officers come from the academies and universities of the member states, with a short 'Unified Doctrine Training Course' (or something like that) when joining the Space Forces, or during training at their home school.

6. Something else (please specify).


Please include the number of your preferred option when you vote.
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Old 10-23-2020, 10:52 PM   #515
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I might do another Orions question later, but this popped into my head today, and I thought it might be of interest:

United Space Authority Space Forces Academy question I
6) The USASF Academy has fewer than a half dozen campuses scattered across USA space, but many universities have small Space Force Training Corps attached to them. The USASF Academy offers both training programs for people coming out of high school and those who are being retrained.
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Old 10-24-2020, 06:54 AM   #516
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3. Each member state has its own Academy campus.
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Old 10-24-2020, 07:20 AM   #517
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How many campuses does the USASF Academy have?
3. Each member state has its own Academy campus.
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Old 10-26-2020, 06:36 PM   #518
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OK, so far 3 is winning. I'm leaving the poll open for now, but before I start writing up the next question, also on USASF Academy, is there any question about the Academy that you'd like to vote on?
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Old 11-01-2020, 02:32 PM   #519
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United Space Authority Space Forces Academy question II

How long does a future officer spend as a cadet?

1. About a year.

2. About two years.

3. About four years.

4. It varies by the specialization the cadet is going for.

5. It varies by what campus one is studying at.

6. It varies by species, or by individual learning rate, regardless of campus or specialization.

7. Something else (please specify).


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Old 11-01-2020, 04:05 PM   #520
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A combination of 3 and 4. Cadets spend a minimum of 4 years in training, but they may qualify for an additional 2 year of training depending on their specialty. For example, Engineering and Medical cadets receive an additional 2 years of training. In addition, cadets receive 'deck training' during their summers, starting in the summer before their first year, in order to evaluate their fitness to serve as officers in their chosen field. Many cadets end up serving on the spaceship where they spent their first summer when they graduate as an Ensign (as a Lieutenant in the case of Engineering and Medical cadets).
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